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South Watuppa Pond


South Watuppa Pond


The South Watupaltpa Pond is ranked the third-largest naturally-occuring body of water in the State of Massachusetts. It is fed by Sucker Brook on its eastern shore, which flows from Stafford Pond in the nearby city of Tiverton, Rhode Island. The ponds are drained by the Quequechan River, which flows in a westerly direction through the center of the City of Fall River, from South Watuppa Pond to Mount Hope Bay.

Historically, several textile factories were placed on the shores of the South Watuppa Pond, including the Fall River Bleachery and the Kerr Thread Mills. Currently, the Pond is surrounded by many private residences, and access to the public is limited. There is a public boat ramp located at Dave's Beach, off the end of Jefferson Street, near the former Bleachery.


The pond is a popular site for bass tournaments and contains large populations of both smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. A Special Use Permit is needed. South Watuppa Pond Scheduled Events


Pond Depth: 15 feet average. 22 feet maximum.

Primary gamefish: Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, tiger muskie


Additional Resources:


Description of the South Watuppa Pond

Map of the South Watuppa Pond

Summary of the South Watuppa Pond