Bloody Pond (Massachusetts)

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Bloody Pond
LocationPlymouth, Massachusetts
Coordinates41°51′00″N 70°35′00″W / 41.85000°N 70.58333°W / 41.85000; -70.58333Coordinates: 41°51′00″N 70°35′00″W / 41.85000°N 70.58333°W / 41.85000; -70.58333
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length0.71 miles (1.14 km)
Max. width0.31 miles (0.50 km)
Surface area98 acres (400,000 m2)
Average depth17 ft (5.2 m)
Max. depth38 ft (12 m)
SettlementsLong Pond village

Bloody Pond is a 98-acre (400,000 m2) natural kettlehole pond in Plymouth, Massachusetts, near Long Pond village. The pond is located southeast of Long Pond. This pond, visible from the southbound side of Route 3 past the Ship Pond Road bridge, is fed by groundwater and has over two miles (3 km) of shoreline. The average depth is 17 feet (5.2 m) and the maximum depth is 38 feet (12 m). Legal public access to the pond is obtained through a dirt road off of Long Pond Road and is suitable primarily for shore and wading fishermen as the access point is a long walk from a two-car parking lot in front of a gate.

The name "Bloody Pond" commemorates an Indian battle fought there.[1]


  1. ^ Davis, William Thomas (1883). Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth: Part I. Historical Sketch and Titles of Estates. Part II. Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families. A. Williams. p. 150.

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