Salter Grove State Park

Salter Grove State Park

Warwick, Rhode Island 02888

Salter Grove State Park webpage

Tips for Birding

This is a small city park with views of the bay. A narrow causeway (which often floods during high tide) leads to a breakwater. It can be a good spot for winter ducks. There is a small wooded section to the south of the parking area.

About Salter Grove State Park

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George B. Salter Grove is a pleasant little park with grassy areas and views out over the bay. There is a handicapped parking spot by the entrance. A portion of the park by the playground is wheelchair accessible. A port-a-potty restroom is available at the main parking area.  

This park is often used for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks. There is no boat ramp here, but the shoreline is suitable for launching hand-carried boats. An extensive breakwater protects a large area north of this access site and south of Pawtuxet Cove, making for a large, sheltered area good for less experienced paddlers as long as you keep an eye out for pleasure craft. Heading beyond the breakwater puts you in the Providence River, where caution should be used both because this is a large body of water that can easily become rough and because the river is used by large commercial vessels going to and from the Port of Providence.

Notable Trails

Five nature trails at Salter Grove offer the opportunity to see hundreds of bird and plant species, many of which have been labeled.  The Salter Grove Trail webpage gives descriptions and a map of the trails.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

Content from Salter Grove State Park webpage, Ocean State Bird Club webpage, and Noah Henkenius

Last updated September 3, 2023