John’s Pond Recreation Area

26 Silva St, Carver, MA 02330, USA

Owned By: Town of Carver

This 21-acre natural pond features a small sandy beach and a forested shoreline. Suitable for swimming, fishing, paddling and seasonal ice skating.


This land is within the region of the Pokanoket Wampanoag tribe.

Habitats and Wildlife

John’s Pond has an average depth of 12 deep, with a maximum of 22 feet. It is an unstratified warmwater pond with sand and gravel at its bottom.

The forested beach area includes some pine, oak and maple trees. Anglers may find largemouth bass here, as well as yellow perch.

John’s Pond is a headwater to the Winnetuxet River. The Winnetuxet River originates in Carver, near the Cole Mill site, and flows west through Plympton and Halifax to the Taunton River.

26 Silva St, Carver, MA 02330, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: Yes

Boat Launch: Yes

Lifeguards: No

Size: 21 acre pond with small beach area.

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited on-site parking. Carver Privilege sticker required.

Cost: Free


Trash receptacles.

Dogs: Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Winnetuxet River (Taunton River watershed)

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