The village of Wood River Junction, Rhode Island is located within the town of Richmond. It is just 12 minutes by car to the southern coastal town of Charlestown.
Wood River Junction is considered to be one the coldest towns in the state due it's low-lying and flat terrain. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy abundant fishing in Wood River Junction. Meadowbrook pond, otherwise known as Wood River Pond, is a popular destination for fishing and swimming. Wood River and Pawcatuck River surround the pond.
Additionally, the Narragansett-Grassland Trail can be found in Wood River Junction. The 1.7-mile trail offers hikers a moderately difficult terrain. Sights along the trail include an old stone fireplace, and more than 50 bird species.
Wood River Junction is part of the Chariho School District. The district has four elementary schools. Young children in Wood River Junction attend the Richmond Elementary School. Middle school children attend the Chariho Middle School located right in Wood River Junction.
Older students in grades 9-12 attend the Chariho High School. The school enrolls around 1,200 students, including more than 400 that attend its Career and Technical School.
Wood River Junction offers the tranquility of a small town, great schools, and convenience to the beautiful natural seaside attractions of the nearby coastline.