Sampson’s Pond Boat Ramp

Cast your line out for a bass or take a relaxing paddle from Sampson’s Pond Boat Ramp in Carver. This town-owned launch provides convenient access to the calm, clear waters of Sampson’s Pond, a sandy pond with lovely shoreline views.


The paved boat ramp into Sampson's Pond as viewed from a kayak

Launch your boat or paddlecraft from this paved boat ramp into the placid waters of Sampson’s Pond in Carver. (Image: Boston Kayaker)

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.

Property Owned By
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Small unpaved parking lot next to the boat ramp
Cost: Carver residential sticker required to park; $10 yearly
Dogs: Yes (on leash)
Boat Ramp: Yes
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
27 Lakeview St.
Carver, MA 02330
41.844856, -70.750781
Town of Carver Recreation Committee: (508) 866-3400

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Sampson’s Pond Boat Ramp
Carver, MA
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