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Dexter Pond

41° 49.753' N    71° 36.425' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Map Server   Acme Maps

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This is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.

Description & Overview:

Dexter Pond is a small, 3-acre pond. 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 the paddling potential is rather limited, 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.


Town: Scituate

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.

Float/Dock: no

Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 150 feet


Parking: yes: 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.

Not the "Trout Pond"

Submitted by: Michael ; April 11, 2017; 9:35 am

There are two "Dexter Ponds" on the same road. The description of this pond is accurate, but it is NOT the one stocked with trout. The trout pond is another half mile further west on Danielson Pike; same side of the road. That pond is also called "Dexter Pond" as Dexter Road crosses beside it.



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This site report was last updated on April 11, 2017

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