This is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.
Description & Overview:
Dexter Pond is a small, 3 acre pond that is stocked with trout in the early spring. The shoreline is marshy and wooded. The park at the south end of the pond provides access to the shoreline and there is a small area there were it would be reasonable to launch a canoe or kayak. You could paddle from one end of the pond to the other in five minutes so for most people the major attraction of this pond is probably the fishing, but it is a pretty little pond in its own right.
This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Pawtuxet River watershed: Dexter Pond.
Driving Landmarks: From Route 6 take 116 South. Go 0.4 miles to the light in the center of Scituate and turn right onto Danielson Pike. Go a mile west on Danielson Pike and turn left on Battey Meeting House Road (across from the State Police Barracks). Look for a small park on your right a couple hundred feet up Battey Meeting House Road. The pond is down the hill from the parking area for the park.
Access & Waters:
Water 'Features' At Site: pond
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: The shoreline is marshy but there is a slot where you could launch a canoe or kayak.
Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 150 feet
Parking: parking lot, 10 spaces
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
Ecological, Cultural & Recreational Attractions:
There are a few picnic tables scattered amongst the trees near the pond. Across the street there is a playground as well as a ballfield. There is also more parking across the street.
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This site report was last updated on February 10, 2008