Breakheart Pond, RI

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Breakheart Pond


Town(s): Exeter RI
County: Washington

Size: 44 acres
Average Depth: feet
Maximum Depth: feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited, See Comments
Boating Comments: 10 HP Limit
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions



Breakheart Pond is a beautiful 44-acre pond in the middle of Arcadia Management Area, with large white pine trees all around the pond. At the access site there is a gravel parking lot and a boat ramp that is simply the natural gravel shoreline. Breakheart Pond is restricted to non-motorized boats and boats powered by an electric motor. Breakheart Pond is within Arcadia Management Area, one of the largest tracts of protected land in the state of Rhode Island. From the parking area at the put-in there are various trails leading off into the woods, including some nice trails that follow the stream the flows out of the pond.

Water Quality: Unknown
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum), Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)

Fishing Comments: This area is stocked with trout several times during the year.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bridle Shiner

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

Directions: 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. Take Route 165 west for 2.8 miles and then turn right onto Frosty Hollow Road. This turn is just before the West Exeter Baptist Church. There is a sign here for "Camp E-Hun-Tee." The sign for "Frosty Hollow Road" is a wood sign that you are unlikely to see before you make th
Shoreline Development: 10-25%