556-470 MA-58, Halifax, MA 02338, USA
Owned By: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Paved parking area on Route 58 in Halifax, featuring boat ramp and fishing pier on West Monponsett Pond. Additional roadside pull-off (10 cars) nearby, to the south. Water access for canoes and kayaks, as well as boats. Swimming is not permitted. Please do not feed the waterfowl.
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.
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). A marker on site pays tribute to him.
During water shortages, water from West Monponsett Pond is occasionally diverted into Silver Lake, which provides water to the City of Brockton.
Habitats and Wildlife
West Monponsett Pond is part of the Satucket River watershed. Stump Brook is its 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 and pavement.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: Yes
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Parking area for 30 vehicles, north of White Island Road. Sticker not required.
Fishing pier, boat launch ramp.
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: Yes
ADA Access: Yes
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: West Monponsett Pond/Stump Brook (Taunton River watershed)