Joseph Carven Boat Ramp

9 River St, Weymouth, MA 02191, USA

Weymouth Harbormaster: 781-682-6109

Owned By: Town of Weymouth

The Joseph Carven Boat Ramp is a public boat launch ramp on the Back River in Weymouth. It is also known as the Weymouth Back River Ramp. It is directly adjacent to North Weymouth’s George E. Lane Beach.


Boat Launch Note: Insufficient water for 1 hour before to 1 hour after low tide.

This land is within the region of the Massachusett (or Massachuseuk). To learn more about local Native American tribes, we encourage you to interact with their members. The Mattakeeset band of the Massachusett, and the Massachusett tribe at Ponkapoag, both share information on their websites. 

Follow the Back River Watershed Association for more information about the Weymouth Back River.

Habitats and Wildlife

This public launching ramp offers direct access to the Weymouth Back River.

The Weymouth Back River rises from several ponds and swamps, including Whitman’s Pond in Weymouth. It flows for about 10 miles, and empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Hingham Bay, just south of Grape Island and Slate Island.

  • A photograph of the entrance to a boat ramp with a carved stone property sign.
  • A photograph of a boat launch ramp on a river.
9 River St, Weymouth, MA 02191, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: Yes

Lifeguards: No

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Public parking off-season. Permit required from May to October.

Cost: Parking and launching fees. Parking permit required May through October.


Seasonal (May to October) restrooms. Porta-potties. Picnic table. Small playground. Basketball court.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash.

Boat Ramp: Yes

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Weymouth Back River watershed

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