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Dighton Rock State Park
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Dighton Rock State Park Solitude © Lisa Paquette
A great spot to be alone and enjoy nature.
Dighton Rock State Park © Lisa Paquette
Dighton Rock State Park Dighton Rock © Lisa Paquette
Rock historically significant for the carvings on it. Topic of debate among many theories as to who made the marks. Museum open by appointment.
Dighton Rock State Park Peaceful River © Lisa Paquette
Dighton Rock State Park Chain © Lisa Paquette
Dighton Rock State Park Overlooking the river © Lisa Paquette
Looking across the Taunton River to Dighton.
Dighton Rock State Park Dighton Rock Museum © Lisa Paquette
This building houses the historical rock.
Dighton Rock State Park Across the River © Lisa Paquette
Looking across the Taunton River to Dighton.
Dighton Rock State Park Duck family and boats © Lisa Paquette
View of the Taunton River from Dighton Rock State Park.
Dighton Rock State Park Calm cove © Lisa Paquette
Taunton River peaceful.
Dighton Rock State Park Cedars © Lisa Paquette
Dighton Rock State Park View © Lisa Paquette
There are trails and river at this park. It is a great place for a walk, easy to find peace and solitude here.
Dighton Rock State Park Sweet heart tree © Lisa Paquette
A romantic spot by the river.
Dighton Rock State Park Ancient Rock © Lisa Paquette
Not the rock, but one I found interesting none the less.
Dighton Rock State Park History of the Rock © Lisa Paquette
Shows how it looked when it was in the water. Now housed in a museum near the site.
Dighton Rock State Park Peeking © Lisa Paquette
Dighton Rock State Park River Sails © Lisa Paquette
Boat on the Taunton River.
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Bay View Avenue
Berkley, Massachusetts   02779

Phone: 508-822-7537
An 11-foot-high "glacial erratic" boulder known as Dighton Rock once rested on the shore of the Taunton River adjacent to this park. Covered with petroglyphs, carved designs of ancient and uncertain origin, the rock is now installed in a small museum. The museum (open by appointment) exhibits several explanations of the carvings, which range from Portuguese explorers to Native Americans.

The park, which covers 85 acres in the town of Berkley, is a popular local picnic spot because of its soft, grassy areas interspersed with mature shade trees.
The park offers a boat ramp for public use, allowing visitors to launch their own watercrafts into the Taunton River. This makes it an ideal spot for boating enthusiasts who enjoy canoeing or kayaking. Fishing is also popular in this area due to its abundant fish population.
Enjoy fishing along the Taunton River, where you can catch species like striped bass and bluefish. Boat ramps are available for easy access to deeper waters. For freshwater enthusiasts, nearby Segreganset River offers trout and smallmouth bass. Fishing licenses may be required depending on age or residency status.

Dighton Rock State Park offers picnic tables and grills for visitors. It's a great spot to enjoy outdoor meals with family.

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Located on over 100 wooded lakefront acres, overlooking Ashland State Park. Right out our front door you get to truly enjoy the great outdoors. Easy access to trails for hiking, and an area for swimming. Come and enjoy all that Ashland State Park has to offer, and stay at the Warren Center right next door.
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Dighton Rock State Park is located near Fall River in southeastern Massachusetts.From the north: Rte. 24 south to exit 10 west. Right at End of Ramp onto N. Main Street. Left on Friends St. Follow signs.

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