Eel River
Footbridges over the Eel River, Warren Cove MA.jpg
Footbridges over the Eel River
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
 • locationSprings and small ponds above Russell Millpond
 • location
Plymouth Harbor
Length3.9 mi (6.3 km)
Basin size15 sq mi (39 km2)
Basin features
 • rightShingle 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.


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

Coordinates: 41°56′48″N 70°37′53″W / 41.94667°N 70.63139°W / 41.94667; -70.63139