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Audubon Society of Rhode island Davisville Memorial Wildlife Refuge North Kingstown Birds Birdwatching hiking Hunt River environment

Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge

Address: Davisville Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852
(Parking lot is near the red house at 277 Davisville Road.)
Hours: Open Sunrise to Sunset
Acres: 40
Trails: Less than 1 mile
Trail Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Dogs are prohibited. Click here to learn why and review other trail guidelines.

The Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge offers a relaxing hike above the gently flowing Hunt River in southern Rhode Island. This property is full of woods and wetlands and includes access points for canoeing and kayaking.

Refuge Highlights

  • Habitat: wetlands, river
  • Wildlife to watch for: beaver, otter, painted turtle, frog, muskrat, fox
  • Birds commonly found: Wood Duck, Baltimore Oriole, Yellow Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Offerings: Birdwatching
  • Trailing arbutus brings lovely fragrence in spring
  • Canoe and kayak put-in site (no motor boats)

Using the Trails: Refuge Guidelines

All Audubon Society of Rhode Island land is protected. Our public wildlife refuges are for everyone to enjoy. Please respect the natural habitats of Audubon's refuges and avoid disturbing their inhabitants. Also, respect the rights of others when using the trails.

In order to ensure that these areas remain as healthy habitats, we ask you please to abide by these simple rules, enjoying the natural settings with quiet enthusiasm and a respectful sense of adventure. By conserving these open spaces, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, along with its members and partners, is able to fulfill its mission of protecting the nature of Rhode Island.

To accomplish this, we kindly request the following: