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An estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea or to a large body of water that connects to the ocean. Estuaries form a transition zone between river environments and maritime environments. Rhode Island, and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut are blessed with numerous estuaries, that include salt ponds, bays, rivers, and coves. 

Top Ten Most Productive Estuaries (near or in Rhode Island)
18 Additional Productive Estuaries
Stars on each photo indicate location of a boat ramp
Barn Island Stonington, CT
Quonnochontaug Breachway DEM-Charlestown, RI 
Ninigret Park Fisherman's Access
Charlestown, RI
Gallilee State Ramp DEM
Narragansett, RI (across Pt. Judith Pond)
Gallilee State Ramp DEM
Narragansett, RI
Gravel Boat Launch
Ramp behind Police Station
Town of Westport boat ramp (fee)
Narrows Boat Ramp- Narrows Rd. Bristol, RI