Brickyard Pond, RI


Brickyard Pond

Town(s): Barrington RI
County: Bristol

Size: 84 acres
Average Depth: 8 feet
Maximum Depth: 16 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited
Swimming: Unknown

Brickyard Pond is an 84 acre pond in Barrington, largely bordered by Veterans Memorial Park. Despite its suburban setting it feels surprisingly wild. An abandoned railroad grade turned into a walking and bike path runs along the north short of the pond. The pond has many coves to poke into and islands to paddle around. This put-in on the west side of the pond has a paved parking lot and a boat ramp that is simply the natural gravel shoreline of the pond. The use of outboard motors is prohibited by town ordinance. This pond is stocked with trout in the early spring. A few houses dot the southern shore. But a wooded shoreline and many shallow coves draped with grape arbors beg to be explored. Several islands provide more shoreline to investigate, making the pond seem much larger than its 84 acres.

Water Quality: Unknown
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Bluegill, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: From Interstate 195 take Exit 7 in East Providence. This will put you on Route 114 south. Go 5.4 miles south, to the first traffic light, where Massasoit Avenue crosses the Barrington River. Turn right (away from the river) onto Federal Road. Go 0.6 miles and turn left onto Middle Highway. Go 1 mile and turn left onto American Legion Way. The road to the boat ramp is 0.2 miles ahead on the left. The ramp is in Veterans Memorial Park behind the American Legion.
Shoreline Development: Less than 10%