Beach Pond (southern part)
This is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.
Description & Overview:
This was once simply the southern part of Beach Pond until the causeway got built and cut the pond in two. There is now no connection under the causeway that a boat can get through. The former state beach can be used to launch hand-carried boats into the main part of Beach Pond and across Route 165 is this smaller put-in for the southern part of Beach Pond.
At 57 acres, the southern part is still a good size lake, but it is much smaller than the main part of Beach Pond, which covers 430 acres.
Aside from the road, almost the entire shoreline of Deep Pond is within Arcadia Management Area and is wooded and undeveloped. However, Route 165 is busy and noisy and never far away on Deep Pond.
This site provides access to the following water bodies: Beach Pond.
Driving Landmarks: From I-95 north or south take Exit 5A for Route 102 south. Go 0.7 miles on Route 102 and then turn right onto Nooseneck Hill Road/Route 3 south. Go 1.3 miles south on Route 3 and turn right onto Route 165/Ten Rod Road. Go 6.9 miles west on Route 165 and look for a small turnoff on the left just before the Beach Pond parking area and just before the start of the causeway across the lake.
Access & Waters:
Water 'Features' At Site: pond
Note: Because one boat launch can access, say, both a lake and a river or both the upstream and downstream portions of a river, not all paddling trips at a given site will necessarily encounter all of the features listed.
Type of Access: Boat launch for hand carried boats
ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no
Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 30 feet
Hours of Operation: Closed from 1/2 hr. after sunset to 5 am, except for fishing, boating and hunting
Parking: parking lot, 10 spaces
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
Public Restrooms: No
Ecological, Cultural & Recreational Attractions:
The former state swimming beach at Beach Pond is closed to swimming however there are extensive walking trails in the adjacent Arcadia Management Area and Beach Pond is still open to fishing and boating.
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This site report was last updated on June 15, 2016