National Natural Landmarks by state

Rhode Island

Ell Pond
Ell Pond, a National Natural Landmark in Rhode Island.

Ell Pond is the one site within the state of Rhode Island that has been designated a National Natural Landmark. Natural features represented at this site include a kettle hole pond and a floating, sphagnum-ericaceous bog mat, bounded by Atlantic white cedar swamp and steep, glacially abraded granitic monadnocks. The site affords a unique opportunity for study, due to the presence of both hydric and xeric plant communities. Designated a NNL in 1974, the site is owned and managed by Rhode Island Audubon Society and The Nature Conservancy.

Below is a map of sites in Rhode Island.

The National Natural Landmark site is located in the following county: Washington.

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Rhode Island state map Ell Pond

Please remember, National Natural Landmarks (NNLs) are not national parks. NNL status does not indicate public ownership, and many sites are not open for visitation.

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