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Barney Pond

41° 53.817' N    71° 24.862' 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:

Barney Pond is a 24-acre pond along the east side of Lincoln Woods. While quite a bit smaller than Olney Pond and less scenic, it is still a pretty pond and is likely to be much less busy than Olney Pond on a summer weekend. Make sure to stay away from the dam spillway so you don't go over the dam!

The put-in is down the back (pond) side of the dam. Most of the dam surface is rip-rap but a rough concrete ramp has been built in one area to provide easier access to the water. Still, it is a somewhat steep ramp and the water gets deep quickly. Put on your life jacket BEFORE you launch your boat!

This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Moshassuck River watershed: Barney Pond.


Town: Lincoln

Driving Landmarks: This put-in is on Route 126 (Smithfield Avenue) 0.3 miles south of the junction with Route 123 (Front Street) and 1.9 miles north of Mineral Spring Avenue. Heading north from Mineral Spring Avenue the put-in is on the left, at the dam. If parking is not available here there is parking just up the road on the right at Arnold Park, a Lincoln town park.

Access & Waters:

Water 'Features' At Site: dam, lake/reservior

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: Steep concrete ramp down the back of the dam.

Float/Dock: no

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


Parking: yes: 5 spaces

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no

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This site report was last updated on March 17, 2013

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