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The Beaver River is a river in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It flows approximately 11.0 miles (17.7 km). There are three dams along the river's length. The river is also famous locally for its trout fishing in the spring.


The river rises from James Pond in Exeter. From there, it flows roughly due south through Exeter and Richmond to its mouth at the Pawcatuck River, across the Pawcatuck from Charlestown.


Below is a list of all crossings over the Beaver River. The list starts at the headwaters and goes downstream.

  • Richmond
    • New London Turnpike
    • Old Mountain Road
    • Hillsdale Road
    • Kingstown Road (RI 138)
    • Beaver River School House Road
    • Shannock Hill Road


The Beaver River has no named tributaries, though it has many unnamed streams that also feed it.

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