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This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Rivers in bold are considered major rivers either geographically or historically.

By stream network

All rivers eventually empty into the Atlantic Ocean. Rivers are listed in order from west to east along the coastline, with tributary rivers listed from downstream to upstream along main stem rivers.

West of Narragansett Bay

  • Thames River (Connecticut)
    • Quinebaug River (Connecticut)
      • Five Mile River
        • Leeson Brook
      • Moosup River
        • Quaduck Brook
  • Pawcatuck River
    • Ashaway River
      • Green Fall River
    • Wood River
      • Flat River
    • Beaver River
    • Usquepaug River
      • Queen River
    • Chipuxet River

Narragansett Bay

  • Saugatucket River
  • Pettaquamscutt River
    • Mattatuxet River
  • Annaquatucket River
  • Pine River
  • Potowomut River
    • Hunt River
  • Maskerchugg River
  • Providence River
    • Pawtuxet River
      • Pocasset River
      • North Branch Pawtuxet River
        • Moswansicut River
        • Ponaganset River
      • South Branch Pawtuxet River
        • Mishnock River
        • Big River
          • Carr River
          • Congdon River
          • Nooseneck River
        • Flat River
    • Woonasquatucket River
      • Stillwater River
    • Moshassuck River
      • West River
    • Seekonk River
      • Ten Mile River
        • Sevenmile River
        • Wilde River
      • Blackstone River
        • Abbott Run
          • Millers River
        • Peters River
        • Mill River
        • Branch River
          • Chepachet River
          • Clear River
            • Nipmuc River
              • Chockalog River
            • Pascoag River
  • Warren River
    • Barrington River
      • Runnins River
    • Palmer River

East of Narragansett Bay

  • Kickamuit River
  • Sakonnet River
    • Maidford River
      • Maiford River
    • Quaket River


1*Abbott Run 2*Annaquatucket River 3*Ashaway River 4*Barrington River 5*Beaver River 6*Big River 7*Blackstone River 8*Branch River 9*Carr River 10*Chepachet River 11*Chipuxet River 12*Chockalog River 13*Clear River 14*Congdon River 15*Flat River (Kent County, Rhode Island) 16*Flat River (Washington County, Rhode Island) 17*Green Fall River 18*Hunt River 19*Kickamuit River 20*Maidford River 21*Maiford River 22*Maskerchugg River 23*Mattatuxet River 24*Mill River 25*Millers River 26*Mishnock River 27*Moosup River 28*Moshassuck River 292*Moswansicut River 30Nipmuc River 31*Nooseneck River 32*North Branch Pawtuxet River 33*Palmer River 34*Pascoag River 35*Pawcatuck River 36*Pawtuxet River 37*Peters River 38*Pettaquamscutt River 39*Pine River 40*Pocasset River 41*Ponaganset River 42*Potowomut River 43*Providence River 44*Quaket River 45*Queen River 46*Runnins River 47*Sakonnet River 48*Saugatucket River 49*Seekonk River 50*Sevenmile River 51*South Branch Pawtuxet River 52*Stillwater River 53*Ten Mile River 54*Usquepaug River 55*Warren River 56*West River 57*Wilde River 58*Wood River 59*Woonasquatucket River

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