Watson Pond State Park – Taunton, MA

Last Visited:  Thursday; August 9, 2012

Things to do here:  Watson Pond is a small state park in Taunton that is a great place to spend an afternoon out with family and friends.  Available activities include:

  • Swimming:  There is a approximately 300 foot long beach area here.
Swimming area at Watson Pond

Swimming area at Watson Pond in Taunton, MA

  • Playground:  There is a nice playground area with swingsets and lots of other features for kids and adults to enjoy.
Playground area at Watson Pond State Park.

Playground area at Watson Pond State Park in Taunton, MA.

  • Grilling and Picnic Areas:  There are picnic tables and grill pits available for small groups to use.
  • Non-motorized boating:  Canoes and other non-motorized boats are welcome on Watson Pond.
  • Fishing:  Fishing is permitted away from the swimming area here with a state fishing license.
  • Walking Trails:  There are a few short walking trails on property however nothing very significant.

Facilities, Fees and other information:  There is a bathhouse and changing facility that is handicap accessible and open in season (late May to early September).  There is also a $5 parking fee.  Gates are closed and locked at 6PM and parking on the side of Bay St. near this park is prohibited.

Directions:  Watson Pond is located right on Bay St., which is exit 9 off I-495.  Coming from the southbound side of I-495 take a right from the off ramp and coming from the northbound side take a left from the off ramp.  The park will be about a mile down on your right.