Barker Pond Paddle

Barker Pond Paddle

The pond itself is well sheltered and calm. No motorboats are allowed, so it's all peace, quiet, and relaxing in nature in a canoe here!

Getting 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.


From the parking lot, it is 0.2-miles to the water. 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 so do fisherman. 

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