East Monponsett Pond Beach and Boat Ramp

40 Holmes St, Halifax, MA 02338, USA


Owned By: Town of Halifax

Sandy beach and boat ramp on East Monponsett Pond, with a picnic table. Water access for canoes and kayaks, as well as boats. Please do not feed the waterfowl. Located on Holmes Street (Route 36). Parking area across the street. Halifax Recycling sticker required for parking. For public parking, consider the West Monponsett Boat Ramp, nearby (no sticker required).


Originally one lake, West and East Monponsett Ponds are sometimes known as the Twin Lakes or Monponsett Lake. The western portion is 282 acres and the eastern portion is 246 acres, both with an average depth of 7 feet (13 feet maximum). The are connected by a culvert. During water shortages, water from West Monponsett Pond is occasionally diverted into Silver Lake, which provides water to the City of Brockton.

In the 1600s, White Island, which extends between the two ponds, was a fishing camp for Wamsutta, the eldest son of Massasoit, the leader of the Wampanoag tribe. Wamsutta was the brother of Chief Metacomet (aka King Philip).

Please bear in mind that Native American cultures often favor oral histories to written ones. Much of what’s recorded about the history of the South Shore is from the perspective of European settlers. It’s not the whole story. To learn more about our local tribes, we encourage you to interact with their members. The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, and the Herring Pond Wampanoag both share information on their websites. 

Habitats and Wildlife

East and West Monponsett Ponds are both part of the Satucket River watershed. Stump Brook is the only natural outlet. It flows southwest to Robbins Pond in Halifax, the source of the Satucket River. The Satucket is a significant headwater tributary to the Taunton River.

There are some pine and oak trees on site, but the property is mostly water, sand and pavement.

40 Holmes St, Halifax, MA 02338, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: Yes

Boat Launch: Yes

Lifeguards: No

Hours: Dawn to Dusk, Memorial Day to Labor Day

Parking: Parking area for 30 vehicles, across the street, heading south. Halifax Recycling sticker required.

Cost: Free


Informational kiosk, boat launch ramp.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: Yes

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: East Monponsett Pond/Stump Brook (Taunton River watershed)