Cedar Swamp Conservation Area

Cedar Swamp Conservation Area

North Smithfield, Rhode Island 02896

About this Location

Cedar Swamp Conservation Area has two access points, a public easement through private land on Greenville Road and a gate used by National Grid directly off the exit ramp from 146 south. Neither point has convenient parking, and both points eventually end in small ponds of water backed up by the beaver dams that line the swamp. One puddle stretching across the road beneath the power lines ranges in depth from about four inches to a few feet and effectively blocks access to the rest of the property to everything except all-terrain vehicles and perhaps a person in a very tall pair of waders.

Work on a road may begin when the water levels are low. Until then, Cedar Swamp will remain as it is, a secluded patch of public land undisturbed except by nature’s own builders.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

Content from News article about Cedar Swamp Conservation Area

Last updated February 18, 2023