224 Clark Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA
Owned By: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Public access ramp for Long Pond, managed by the Massachusetts Division of Conservation and Recreation. The property features a concrete ramp, a small fishing area, and parking spaces for 29 boat trailers. There is a 50 horsepower limit on outboard motors.
According to Mass Wildlife, “Long Pond is a 227 acre great pond with an average depth of 45 feet and a maximum depth of 111 feet, one of the deepest natural ponds in the state. It is fed by groundwater and an inlet from Little Long Pond, and eventually drains via groundwater and reportedly a pipe into Halfway Pond… Water color is clear and transparency is excellent at 18 feet. The pond is stratified during the summer months and contains a large volume of cold well-oxygenated water.”
This land is within the region of the Wampanoag tribe. To learn more about our local tribes, we encourage you to interact with their members. The Mashpee Wampanoag and the Herring Pond Wampanoag both share information on their websites.
Habitats and Wildlife
According to Mass Wildlife, “Long Pond is stocked in the spring and fall with Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout Brown Trout, and (when available) Tiger Trout. Trout fishing is good in the spring and fall with holdover trout taken during the summer, it produces large trout (especially browns) on a regular basis, and there is a potential for trophies (browns to 14 pounds have been taken here). Trolling generally produces most of the large holdover trout, although shore fishermen regularly take their share as wading fishermen will find plenty of areas to fish. Summer trout water is located at 30 to 60 feet. Don’t overlook the smallmouth bass.”
Fish species that have been observed here include: Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout, Brown Bullhead, Chain Pickerel, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, and Sunfish that meet minimum sizes for recognition by the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program. Also White Perch, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Banded Killifish, White Sucker and American Eel.
The waters within Long Pond flow south to the Agawam River. The Agawam River originates at Halfway Pond nearby, and flows southwest through Plymouth and Wareham, passing through Glen Charlie Pond, and eventually emptying into the Wareham River estuary.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: Yes
Size: 227 acre pond with access area
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: On-site parking for 29 boat trailers.
Concrete boat ramp.
Boat Ramp: Yes
ADA Access: Yes
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Long Pond (Wareham River watershed)