Massasoit State Park

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Massasoit State Park
Massachusetts State Park
Middle Pond, Massasoit State Park, Taunton MA.jpg
Middle Pond
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Bristol
City Taunton
Location 1361 Middleboro Avenue
 - elevation 39 ft (12 m) [1]
 - coordinates 41°52′04″N 70°59′24″W / 41.86778°N 70.99000°W / 41.86778; -70.99000Coordinates: 41°52′04″N 70°59′24″W / 41.86778°N 70.99000°W / 41.86778; -70.99000
Area 1,207 acres (488 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Watershed Taunton River
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Massasoit State Park

Massasoit State Park is a Massachusetts state park located on the southeast side of the city of Taunton with some parklands spilling into the adjacent town of Lakeville. The park's heavily wooded acres include six lakes and ponds (Lake Rico, Furnace Pond, King's Pond, Middle Pond, Little Bearhole Pond, and Big Bearhole Pond) and numerous cranberry bogs.

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Trails: The park has an extensive trail system for walking, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and equestrian use.[3]
  • Fishing: A boat launch (non-motorized) is located at the north end of Lake Rico; there is a fisherman's landing on Big Bearhole Pond.
  • Camping: The park's large campground (126 sites) and its associated facilities have not been open since the end of the 2008 camping season[4] and remained closed as of 2016.[3]
  • Hunting is available on a restricted basis.[5]


  1. ^ "Middle Pond". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Massasoit State Park Trail Map" (PDF). MassParks: Massasoit State Park. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ Larocque, Marc (Jan 4, 2011). "Taunton's Massasoit State Park's main road gated until spring". The Taunton Daily Gazette. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  5. ^ "Massasoit State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 

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