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Wickaboxet Management Area
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Wickaboxet Wildlife Management Area is located within the town of West Greenwich, RI. Access to the area is gained from Plain Meeting House Road to a small parking area along Wickaboxet Trail. The gravel roads within the management area are gated to limit access to foot traffic and non-motorized vehicles only. The management area is found on the Coventry, RI topographic quad sheet.


Wickaboxet Wildlife Management Area covers a total land area of 678 acres. The land is dominated by forested cover composed of primarily deciduous forest cover (589 acres - 86% of area) and evergreen forest cover (27 acres - 3% of area). Wetlands cover the remainder of the parcel (60 acres) consisting of forested and shrub dominated wetlands.


Typical game mammals found within the Wickaboxet area include cottontail rabbits, grey squirrels, white-tailed deer and furbearers such as fox, coyote, and raccoon. Game birds using the area include ruffed grouse, wild turkey, and woodcock. Forest habitat present also support populations of non-game wildlife, including various songbirds, birds of prey, amphibians, reptiles and insects, with ample opportunity for observation of these species.

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