Sapowet Marsh Management Area Reference Map: Topographical Map:
Location and Access
Sapowet Marsh Wildlife Management Area is located within the town of
Tiverton, RI. Access to Sapowet is available from Sapowet Avenue to
Puncatest Road (Puncatest Neck Road), then along sections (east and
west) of Puncatest Road. The management area is found on the Tiverton,
RI topographic quad map.
Sapowet March is composed almost entirely of estuarine inner tidal
vegetated wetland (salt marsh) with substantial areas of mudflat,
tidal creeks, sub tidal areas and salt ponds covering 138 acres.
Additional habitat types include sandy areas associated with beaches
and dunes (43 acres), agricultural land (5 acres) and deciduous forest
A variety of wildlife typical of coastal/estuarine environments can be
found at Sapowet Marsh. Waterfowl including several species of duck
and geese, and stocked game birds such as ring-necked pheasant can be
found on the area. The area also supports numbers of non-game birds
including species of shorebirds, wading birds, songbirds and rails
with ample opportunity available for observation of these species.