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Coastal Access SiteSaugatuck Center on the Plaza
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Launch at Saugatuck Center, Westport
Launch at Saugatuck Center, Westport
Paddlers may launch their own paddle craft to access this tidal area of Saugatuck River, or, for a small fee, the public can rent a kayak from an on-site outfitter. Landlubbers are restricted to enjoying fine views of the River from a public access walkway along the site's waterfront. To find this site, look for the Down Under water sports shop and Le Farm restaurant signs that occupy this commercial center. Parking is located on site and nearby public parking lots as well as along Riverside Avenue. There is both on-street and off-street parking available at 570 Riverside Avenue, located just north of the I-95 overpass. Kayak and paddle board rentals are available seasonally. For information about rentals visit: http://www.downunderkayaking.com/westport. To help you reach Saugatuck Center on the Plaza, some routes leading to this site are posted with the brown and white Long Island Sound Access sign
To help you reach Saugatuck Center on the Plaza, some routes leading to this site are posted with the brown and white Long Island Sound Access sign Long Island Sound Access sign.

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 Location
View interactive map of Saugatuck Center on the Plaza 575 Riverside Avenue
Westport, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From Interstate 95 travelling south, take exit 17 for CT-33/136 toward Westport/Saugatuck/CT-136. Turn right off the ramp onto CT-33 S/Saugatuck Avenue. Proceed 0.1 mile then after passing under I-95 take a sharp left onto Charles Street. Proceed 0.2 miles then turn left onto Riverside Avenue. The Saugatuck Center complex and public access site will be on the right immediately past the I-95 overpass.
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From Interstate 95 travelling north, take exit 17 for CT-33/CT-136 toward Westport/Saugatuck. Travel through traffic light a veer right onto Park-Charles Street. After 0.2 miles, turn left onto Riverside Avenue. Saugatuck Center complex and public access site will be on the right immediately after the I-95 overpass.
 Parking
Parking Lot
 Facilities
Access PierAccess Pier
Car-top Boat AccessCar-top Boat Access
 Activities
BoatingBoating
WalkwaysWalkways
 Environment
Tidal RiverTidal River

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