Massasoit State Park
|Massasoit State Park|
|Massachusetts State Park|
|Location||1361 Middleboro Avenue|
|- elevation||39 ft (12 m) |
|Area||1,207 acres (488 ha) |
|Management||Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation|
|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
- Trails: The park has an extensive trail system for walking, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and equestrian use.
- 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 and remained closed as of 2016.
- Hunting is available on a restricted basis.
- "Middle Pond". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
- "Massasoit State Park Trail Map" (PDF). MassParks: Massasoit State Park. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
- Larocque, Marc (Jan 4, 2011). "Taunton's Massasoit State Park's main road gated until spring". The Taunton Daily Gazette. Retrieved 2013-02-04.
- "Massasoit State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 28, 2013.