Weweantic River Boat Ramp

Explore the Weweantic River in a small boat, kayak, or paddleboard from the state boat ramp at the rest area on Route 195 East in Wareham. From this convenient paved ramp, you can set off for a day of paddling or fishing on Buzzards Bay’s largest freshwater tributary.


Paved boat ramp on the Weweantic River in Wareham.

The state boat ramp behind the rest area on Route 195 East is paved, with free parking for vehicles and trailers. It’s a convenient spot to begin your next paddle on the Weweantic River.

With its sweeping north-south view of the marshy Weweantic River, this boat ramp may be one of the Bay’s most scenic spots to begin a trip on the water! Get here early to enjoy sunrise over the river while you prepare for your adventure.

From this boat ramp, you have two options. Head south to explore the river’s open waters, which eventually connect with Buzzards Bay. Or navigate north, where the river narrows and bends as it reaches Horseshoe Mill and meets fresh water.

Because the waters around this ramp can be shallow, it’s best for launching small boats and paddlecraft. Check the tides before you go; many spots along the river can get extremely shallow at low tide.

Habitats & Wildlife

The Weweantic is the largest of the rivers that flow into Buzzards Bay. This section of the river is known as an estuary: a rich environment where fresh and salt water meet. Among the wetlands that fringe the water’s edge, look for birds like herons, egrets, kingfishers, and migratory waterfowl. If you’re an angler, the Weweantic River is an excellent destination for striped bass and fluke.

Property Owned By

The mission of MassDOT is to deliver excellent customer service to people who travel in the Commonwealth, and to provide our nation's safest and most reliable transportation system in a way that strengthens our economy and quality of life.

Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Large paved parking area (vehicles and trailers)
Dogs: Yes (on leash)
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Restrooms (seasonal), Picnic Tables, Trash, Visitor Center (seasonal)
Boat Ramp: Yes (concrete)
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
Wareham, MA 02576
41.749342, -70.746193
MassDOT Highway Division: (857) 368-4636

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Weweantic River Boat Ramp
Wareham, MA
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