Johnsons' Pond A Beautiful Place to Live
Johnson's Pond, also known as Flat River Reservoir, is a recreational gem located in Kent County. Damming the south branch of the Pawtuxet River near where it is joined by the Flat River created the 659-acre lake. Johnson's Pond is also a great spot for fishing and watersports. Wakeboarding Magazine rated Johnson's Pond as the best spot for wakeboarding in Rhode Island. Personal watercraft are allowed at Flat River Reservoir even though they are banned at some other local water bodies. Water skiing is popular here due to the elongated shape of the reservoir, with tubing, power boating and sailing engaged in as long as the weather is warm. As soon as the ice is safe, ice skating and ice boating season begins. Large watercraft can be launched at the local marina for a nominal fee. The marina also rents water craft. Flat River Reservoir is a favorite among fishermen; tournaments are held here regularly and the public access boat launch at Zeke's Bridge provides a convenient spot to launch. The launch isn't suitable for large watercraft, however, as there are low bridges between the launch site and the main reservoir.