Location: Apponagansett Park (Padanaram)
Body of water: Apponagansett Bay / Buzzards Bay
Facility description: Public access facility. Fifty 50’ long truck / trailer parking spaces.
Ramp consists of two paved 20’ wide by 100’ long lanes of shallow slope. There is no walk-on dock. A 100’ long pier leads to a 70’ long floating tie up dock for boarding.
Notes: Launching at this facility requires passing thru the Padanaram Bridge (swing-type bridge)
Bridge info per Dartmouth Harbormaster (508)-999-0759
Opening Schedule: From May through October, the bridge opening schedule is as follows:
- 6AM - 8 AM : On the hour and half-hour
8 AM - 8 PM : On the hour
8 PM - 9 PM : On the hour and half-hour
To request a bridge opening, hail the bridge tender on VHF Channel 13.
You can also request an opening by calling (508) 910-7107.
If you have no communication equipment at your disposal, you should approach the bridge a few minutes prior to a scheduled opening and sound 3 Short Blasts with your horn in the vicinity of the bridge.
Launch / parking fees: $5 daily – ends midnight, $35 for the season, by envelope drop-box.
Info contact: Commonwealth of Mass. / Dept. of Fish & Game
Aerial view: LINK