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Towns in the Jones River Watershed:

  • Duxbury

  • ​Halifax

  • ​Kingston

  • Pembroke

  • ​Plymouth

  • ​Plympton

Major Tributaries:

  • Fountainhead Brook

  • Furnace Brook

  • ​Halls Brook

  • Jones River Brook

  • Pine Brook

  • Russell Brook

  • ​Smelt Brook

  • Stony Brook

What's happening in the Jones River Watershed?
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Organizations working in the Jones River Watershed​:

Jones River Watershed Association

  • Deputy Director for Policy
    Mass Rivers is currently seeking a Deputy Director of Policy. Please click here for a detailed job description and instructions for how to apply.
Jones River Activities
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Walk, Hike, Bike
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Boating & Sailing
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Swimming locations:

  • Grey’s Beach (Kingston) includes a grass area, playground, tennis court, basketball court, pavilions with picnic tables, stage, boardwalk area and benches.

    • The beach is accessible from 6am to 6pm. Weather permitting restrooms are open daily from 9am - 5pm during the swimming season.

    • Parking stickers are required - click here for more information. 


  • Grays Beach (Yarmouth) is a small sweep of sand and shallow waters with a long boardwalk over marshes.

    • Parking is first come, first served.

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Walk, Hike, Bike

Hike, Walk, Run

Walking, hiking, and biking locations:

  • Bay Circuit Trail Southern Terminus (Duxbury) is a part of the Emerald Necklace. 


  • Bay Farm Conservation Area (Duxbury) is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail. It is most suitable for use from April until October. Dogs are welcome but must be kept leashed. 

    • Access at 100 Parks Street 

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Paddling locations:

  • Jones River Boat Launch (Long Wharf/Gloucester) includes two boat ramps (a dirt ramp facing north and a concrete ramp facing east). 

    • Located off of Atlantic Street on a dirt road on the left several hundred yards north of the trailer park on Atlantic Street


  • Grays Beach (Yarmouth) is a boat launch for kayaks.

    • There is a good sized paved lot for parking that is free and open year round.


  • South Shore Boat Rentals (Duxbury) is a family-owned business. Click here for more information. 

    • Access at 170 Parks Street. 


  • Nauti Jane’s Boat Rentals (Dartmouth) is rents boats, kayaks, and paddle boards. Click here for more information. 

    • Access at 218 Elm Street

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Boating & Sailing


Please let us know if you have any information on boating the Jones River. 

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Fishing locations:

  • Grays Beach (Yarmouth) has an abundance of sand eels and bass.

    • It is located at the north end of Center Street.

    • There is a good sized paved lot for parking that is free and open year round.

For a map of fishing hotspots along the river, click here.  

More general information on fishing the Jones River can be found here

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