Arthur F. Dias Town Landing

Located on scenic Apponagansett Bay in Padanaram, the Arthur F. Dias Town Landing is a recreational destination for boaters and paddlers. With ample parking and quick access to the open waters of Buzzards Bay, this town-owned public boat ramp and pier is a perfect place to launch for your next fishing trip.

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FeaturesArthur F. Dias Town Landing at Apponagansett Park in Dartmouth

The Arthur F. Dias Town Landing provides boaters with easy access to beautiful Apponagansett Bay, a haven for boating in South Dartmouth. The two asphalt boat ramps are wide and well maintained, and there’s easy parking for vehicles and trailers nearby. Kayakers and paddleboarders can also launch from the shoreline at the town landing.

From the town landing, travel under the drawbridge to motor out toward the open waters of Buzzards Bay. Apponagansett Bay is close to excellent striped bass fishing spots like Mishaum Ledge, Great Ledge, and Dumpling Rocks. If you’re in a kayak, stick close to the shores of Apponagansett Bay to explore this tidal estuary.

Habitats & Wildlife

Apponagansett Bay is an estuary that’s fed by Buttonwood Brook, which begins in New Bedford’s West End. Kayakers can paddle all the way up to the mouth of Buttonwood Brook, near Russells Mills Road. The salt marshes that line the shores here are a thriving coastal ecosystem where herons, egrets, fish, and fiddler crabs live.

Property Owned By
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Large paved parking lot (vehicles and trailers)
Cost: $5/day or $50/year for season pass
Dogs: No
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Pier (wood), Restrooms (seasonal), Picnic Tables, Trash, Playground, Food/Concession
Boat Ramp: Yes (asphalt)
ADA Accessible: Yes

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
41.584464, -70.953305

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Arthur F. Dias Town Landing
Dartmouth, MA
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