Located inside of the Wickford Harbor, Mill Creek is home to five marinas and a large mooring field. One of two tributaries that feed into Wickford Harbor, Mill Creek is located to the west just beyond the breakwaters that protect the harbor. Mill Creek and the town of Wickford are 17 miles due south of Providence and nine miles (as the bird flies) northwest of Newport.
Use NOAA Chart 13221.
From West Passage, about three miles west of Conanicut Point, flashing green 1 marks the south breakwall at the inlet to Wickford Harbor (red gong buoy 2 marks the mid channel inlet and flashing red 4 marks the north breakwall). The inlet to the harbor is deep and wide with 10- to 17-foot depths.
Once you have cleared the breakwaters, chart a course for green can 7 at Marker Point, and then head north toward red nun 8, green can 9 and red nun 10 at the creek entrance. Inside the creek to port (visible in the image above) are four marinas of varying sizes, but only one of them accepts transients. Farther into starboard is a large mooring field where you can pick up a mooring for the evening.
Local Notices to Mariners are available online from the U.S. Coast Guard.