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Eel River
Footbridges over the Eel River, Warren Cove MA.jpg
Footbridges over the Eel River
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Springs and small ponds above Russell Millpond
River mouth Plymouth Harbor
Length 3.9 mi (6.3 km)
Basin features
Basin size 15 sq mi (39 km2)
  • Right:
    Shingle Brook

The Eel River is a 3.9-mile (6.3 km) river mostly in the village of Chiltonville in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Its headwaters are springs and small ponds above Russell Millpond. Its watershed encompasses approximately 15 square miles (39 km2). It flows along Plimoth Plantation and Plymouth Beach for about ½ mile before emptying into Plymouth Harbor between the beach and Manters Point.


Below is a list of all crossings over the Eel River. The list starts at the headwaters and goes downstream.

  • Russell Mills Road
  • Route 3
  • Sandwich Road
  • River Street
  • Plimoth Plantation Highway
  • Warren Avenue (Route 3A)


Shingle Brook is the only named tributary of the Eel River.

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