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Meadow Brook Pond

41° 26.311' N    71° 41.413' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Map Server   Acme Maps

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This is a site for launching boats from trailers. Boat ramps can normally be used to launch canoes and kayaks but please do your best to keep the boat ramp clear for boat trailers.

Description & Overview:

Meadow Brook Pond is a medium sized, 23-acre pond on the edge of the Carolina Management Area. The west side of the pond has some houses along it but the east shore is wooded. Only non-motorized boats and boats powered with an electric motor are permitted on the pond. Swimming is not permitted at the fishing access site. This area is stocked with trout several times throughout the year. Note that it is NOT possible to paddle from Meadow Brook Pond down to the nearby Pawcatuck River.

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


Town: Richmond

Nearest Town Center: Wood River Junction

Driving Landmarks: Heading east on Route 112, go past the Wood River Junction Post Office at the junction with Switch Road and go another 0.2 miles. Look for a DEM sign for "Meadowbrook Fishing Area" on the left.

Heading west on Route 112, go past the John M. "Jay" Cronan River Access site on the Pawcatuck River and go another 0.6 miles. Look for a DEM sign for "Meadowbrook Fishing Area" on the right.

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 ramp

ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no

Shoreline: gently sloping gravel shoreline

Float/Dock: no

Hours of Operation: Closed from 1/2 hr. after sunset to 5 am, except for fishing and boating


Parking: yes: 12 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? yes

Nearby Amenities:

Public Restrooms: No

Ecological, Cultural & Recreational Attractions:

The fishing access site along the shore of the pond is wooded but open and has nice views down the pond.

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This site report was last updated on March 10, 2015

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