Located in the middle of Carver’s cranberry country, Sampson’s Pond provides a perfect place for a day of relaxed water sports. The pond’s paved boat ramp makes it easy to set off on motor craft or take a trip on your kayak or canoe. While the boat ramp itself is open to all, a Carver resident sticker is required to park.
From the boat launch, paddlers will find plenty to explore in Sampson’s Pond’s two coves, including a small patch of islands in the northeast side and some interesting rocks at the southwest end. The shoreline is a mix of developed homes and undeveloped woodland, providing a variety of views. Both paddlers and motor boaters should keep a careful eye out for numerous large rocks in shallow areas of the pond.
Habitats & Wildlife
Sampson’s Pond is not a fertile pond, meaning it does not have the proper nutrient levels needed to support extensive aquatic life. Despite this, fishermen report catching yellow perch, chain pickerel, black crappie, bullhead, and sunfish here. Sampson Pond also has a reputation for good-sized large and smallmouth bass.