Barker Pond Paddle

Barker Pond Paddle

How to Get There

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Blue Mountain Lake follow Route 28/30 for just under 4-miles to the access road for O'Neill Flow on the left. This access road is very rough and should be driven with extreme care. Follow here over Rock River and at the next intersection take a right, there is a sign here for Barker Pond. This next section of road has the potential to be slightly flooded by beaver so you may end up having to walk this. The road dead ends at the three boulders and the trail for Barker Pond.

Overview

Once at the trailhead locate the blue trail that leads to the pond. The trail is very new and a developed as of summer 2015. The trail is also a bit narrow in spots but can be used with a canoe cart if needed. At under 0.2 miles you will come to a primitive campsite on the pond, this is also new. Just past the campsite is a faint herd path that leads to the water. It's a bit tough getting on the water with a boat but once you do it's a nice spot. Loons frequent these waters and apparently so do fisherman.

Type of Launch

Dense forest and narrow path

Type of Carry

It is 0.2 miles from parking lot to pond over a new trail. Trail is a bit narrow and the last 50 feet are along a herdpath to reach the water's edge.

Type of Water

Well sheltered and calm, no motorboats allowed

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