Eel River (Massachusetts) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsEel River
Footbridges over the Eel River
|Main source||Springs and small ponds above Russell Millpond|
|River mouth||Plymouth Harbor|
|Length||3.9 mi (6.3 km)|
|Basin size||15 sq mi (39 km2)|
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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