Rogers Street Waterways Access Facility

A bustling summer boating spot, the Rogers Street Waterways Access Facility in Dartmouth provides paddlers and boaters with access to the open waters of Clarks Cove. This town-owned public boat ramp is a great place to begin a paddling, rowing, or sailing adventure on Buzzards Bay.

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sandy boat ramp on Rogers Street in Dartmouth

The boat ramp at Rogers Street in Dartmouth is sandy with some rocks, so take care when launching watercraft.

Launch a small boat, kayak, or paddleboard from the shoreline access point on Rogers Street into Clarks Cove and Buzzards Bay. Because the boat launch area here is rocky and shallow, it’s best for cartop boats, small sailboats, and paddlecraft.

In the summer, there’s lots of unique boating activity happening at this spot. The Community Boating Center, a facility that teaches local youth about boating, operates next door. And the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society rows and sails authentic Azorean whaleboats from the center’s private pier.

Habitats & Wildlife

Clarks Cove is an excellent place for fishing and paddling, particularly on summer mornings when the water is flat and calm. On clear days, you can see across Buzzards Bay to the Elizabeth Islands. While paddling on the cove, keep an eye out for herons, terns, and ospreys in the summer. In winter, migratory waterfowl like brants often raft out on the water’s surface.

Property Owned By
Hours: 7am-9pm April 1 to October 31
Parking: Large paved parking lot (vehicles and trailers)
Cost: $10/day per vehicle and per trailer
Dogs: Yes (on leash)
Facilities: Canoe/Kayak Launch
Boat Ramp: Yes (shoreline)
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
2 Rogers St.
Dartmouth, MA 02748
41.608295, -70.931580

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Rogers Street Waterways Access Facility
Dartmouth, MA
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