The George E. Wood Memorial Fishermen’s Access Ramp is a gravel shoreline ramp designed for smaller boats. There’s parking for a few vehicles and boat trailers right next to the ramp, making it a quick and convenient place to get out on the water. It’s a great launching point for a morning of freshwater fishing or a quiet paddling trip of about 3 miles around Snipatuit Pond.
Habitats & Wildlife
Snipatuit Pond is a 710-acre natural warm-water pond. Its tea-stained waters may look deep and murky, but the pond has an average depth of just five feet. These waters are home to freshwater fish species like largemouth bass, northern pike, chain pickerel, and yellow perch.
The Mattapoisett River begins as a small stream at the southernmost point of Snipatuit Pond. From here, the river flows south through cranberry bogs, forests, and freshwater swamps to Mattapoisett Harbor and Buzzards Bay. The Mattapoisett River Valley’s natural habitats protect clean drinking water for thousands of local residents.
The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is responsible for the conservation – including restoration, protection, and management – of fish and wildlife resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.