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Roaring Brook Pond

41° 33.63' N    71° 40.823' 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:

Roaring Brook Pond is a small, 4 acre pond in Arcadia Management Area. The shoreline of the pond is wooded and natural. There is no boat ramp but the gravel shoreline next to the dam is suitable for launching hand carried boats. Boats with motors are not permitted on Roaring Brook Pond.

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

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


Town: Exeter

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 onto Arcadia Road/Old Nooseneck Road. Go 1.5 miles and turn left onto Tefft Hill Trail just before the sign for "Arcadia Browing Mill Recreation Area." Go 0.3 miles on Tefft Hill Trail, passing a small pond on the way, and look for a road on the left leading to Roaring Brook Pond.

Access & Waters:

Water 'Features' At Site: dam, 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 gravel

Float/Dock: no

Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 50 feet

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


Parking: yes: 5 spaces

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? yes

Nearby Amenities:

Public Restrooms: No

Ecological, Cultural & Recreational Attractions:

Roaring Brook Pond is the site of an award winning 300 foot long accessible walkway and fishing pier that allows people who use wheelchairs to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and fish in the pond. For more information see the American Trails web page that describes the trail and the award.

There are also lots of regular hiking trails in Arcadia Management Area.

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This site report was last updated on February 5, 2009

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