WOOD RIVER, Voluntown Intermittent sections from Porter Pond to Hazard Pond.
The Wood River is a river in the U.S. states of Connecticut and Rhode Island. It flows approximately 35 km (22 mi) and is a major tributary of the Pawcatuck River. There are 8 dams along the river's length.
The Wood River's source is in the swamps northeast of Porter Pond in Sterling, Connecticut. From there, it flows southeast to Hazard Pond, where the river crosses into Rhode Island. From the state line, it flows southeast past Escoheag Hill and over Stepstone Falls, then south through Beach Pond State Park where it receives the Flat River.
After receiving the Flat River, the Wood continues south through the Arcadia Management Area and into the towns of Richmond and Hopkinton, where it flows through the villages of Wyoming and Hope Valley. The river continues south through Hopkinton where it converges with the Pawcatuck River at the village of Alton.
The upper Wood River, from its source to Stepstone Falls, is known locally as the Falls River.
Inlets, brush, shoreline timber, coves.