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Browning Mill Pond

41° 33.37' N    71° 41.155' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Map Server   Acme Maps

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This is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.

Description & Overview:

Browning Mill Pond is a 50 acre pond in Arcadia Management Area. The put-in here is gently sloping and suitable for launching hand carried boats. No motors of any kind are allowed on the pond. The put-in is not far from the west end of the large gravel parking lot but it may be easier to reach, especially carrying a boat, if you follow the trail from the east end of the lot rather than trying to go down the steep slope at the west end.

This area is stocked with trout several times throughout the spring.

This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Pawcatuck River watershed: Browning Mill Pond.


Town: Richmond

Driving Landmarks: From I-95 north or south take Exit 5A for Route 102 south. Go 0.7 miles south 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 1.5 miles west on Ten Rod Road (this will take you under I-95) and turn left at the large sign for Arcadia Management Area. This will put you on Arcadia Road/Old Nooseneck Road/K.G. Ranch Road. Go 1.7 miles and look for the turn into the parking area for Browning Mill Pond on your right. This main parking area is 1/10 mile beyond the small shingle building on the right with a small parking lot behind it and the big green sign on the left for "Arcadia Browning Mill Pond Recreation Area."

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

Shoreline: gently sloping natural shoreline

Float/Dock: no

Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 100 feet

Hours of Operation: Closed from 1/2 hr. after sunset to 5 am


Parking: yes: 30 spaces

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no

Ecological, Cultural & Recreational Attractions:

There are picnic tables near the parking lot at Browning Mill Pond and walking trails in the area. Arcadia Management Area, which this site is in the middle of, is one of the largest blocks of protected land in the state of Rhode Island. In addition to the walking trails there are various other places to go paddling in Arcadia.

There is a fish hatchery on the west side of the pond.

This beautiful serene location is in distress.

Submitted by: Cutter Smith ; February 9, 2017; 9:24 am

Dem has targeted this location for a 13000 square foot facility. It is a beautiful peaceful location for individuals and families alike to enjoy nature at its best. Please help stop this travesty by visiting save browning mill pond on Facebook like the page and fallow the link to sign the petition.Call Representative Price to voice your opposition to Dem's plans PLEASE thank you



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This site report was last updated on February 5, 2009

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