Agawam Mill Pond Boat Launch

Glide down the tranquil Agawam River for a long paddle or a freshwater fishing trip from Agawam Mill Pond Boat Launch in Wareham. Ample parking and a smooth, paved ramp at this state-owned boat launch make it easy for anyone to have a river adventure on the scenic Agawam.

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A man paddling a kayak away from the Agawam Mill Pond Boat Launch in Wareham

Launch a kayak into Agawam Mill Pond for a peaceful afternoon of fishing, or explore over two miles of the Agawam River.

Whether you’re carrying in a canoe, paddleboard, or kayak or trailering a motorboat, the concrete public ramp at Agawam Mill Pond Boat Launch provides great access to Agawam Mill Pond and the Agawam River. Head upstream, beneath the Route 25 Bridge, to explore over two miles of unbroken river. The Mill Pond and Agawam River are shallow in many parts, so boating here is best in the fall and early spring, when fewer plants grow in the water.

As you explore, keep an eye on the sky and the shoreline for birds like osprey and kingfisher, which come here in search of fish. For anglers, Agawam Mill Pond has especially good fishing for largemouth bass. Fishermen may also encounter chain pickerel, black crappie, bullhead, smallmouth bass, sunfish, and both white and yellow perch.

Habitats & Wildlife

Stretching from the ponds of Plymouth all the way to Wareham Village, the Agawam River is home to one of the most abundant herring runs on Buzzards Bay. Each spring, tens of thousands of river herring migrate from the Atlantic Ocean up the Agawam to its headwaters at Halfway Pond in Plymouth. Schools of herring swim up the fish ladder at the base of Agawam Mill Pond to spawn in these fresh waters.

Pine and oak forests border the edge of Agawam Mill Pond and the Agawam River, providing a home for deer, fox, and turkey. Further upstream, these forests transition to the rare pine barrens of Myles Standish State Forest.

Property Owned By

The Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game works to preserve the state's natural resources and people's right to conservation of those resources.

Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Large paved parking area
Cost: Free
Dogs: Yes (on leash)
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Canoe/Kayak Launch
Boat Ramp: Yes (concrete)
ADA Accessible: Yes

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
2844 Cranberry Hwy.
Wareham, MA 02571
41.763320, -70.676537
Office of Fishing and Boating Access: (508) 389-7810

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Agawam Mill Pond Boat Launch
Wareham, MA
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