542 Liberty St, Hanson, MA 02341, USA
Owned By: Town of Hanson
Small pond near Hanson Town Hall, suitable for fishing and paddling. The island within it is privately owned. You’ll find a ramp and access for small boats here. For trail access, visit Veterans Memorial Town Forest – Hanson, immediately adjacent. https://www.nsrwa.org/listing/veterans-memorial-town-forest/
A beautiful backdrop for Hanson’s Town Hall, this manmade pond is bordered by a small park, a cemetery, residential areas, and the Hanson Town Forest. It is sometimes known as Raised Great Pond or Town Hall Pond.
For most of the 20th century, Camp Wampatuck, a summer sleep-away camp, was located on the shoreline. It has since has been replaced by a residential subdivision known as “Kings Landing.”
The adjacent Veterans Memorial Town Forest offers some hiking trails along the edge of the pond. For details, visit: https://www.nsrwa.org/listing/veterans-memorial-town-forest-hanson/
Habitats and Wildlife
Indian Head Brook flows through the pond. It eventually flows into the Indian Head River, a major tributary to the North River. The pond’s water quality is impaired due to noxious aquatic plants. It is not suitable for swimming.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: Yes
Size: 62 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Limited on-site parking for cars and trailers.
Trail Difficulty: No trails.
Concrete launch ramp for small power boats, canoes & kayaks.
Boat Ramp: Yes
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes