Fort Wetherill State Park

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  • Address: 3 Fort Wetherill Rd, Jamestown, RI 02835, USA, Saunderstown, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Tags: Park, Family And Kids

If you want to visit a cool abandoned fort, and want to enjoy the great, quiet views of the water and nearby cliffs, head to Fort Wetherill Park in Saunderstown. The barracks and the fort itself are World War 2nd era and are constructed of concrete. Right at the fort, there is a little stone beach cove where you can watch spearfishermen. Fort Wetherill State Park, situated on 100-foot high granite cliffs is a former coastal defence battery and training camp. Fort Wetherill has been a popular site for viewing the numerous Tall Ship Events and America’s Cup Races. The area is also a major attraction for scuba diving, with Diving Clubs using the facilities at the boat ramp year-round. The park also offers family and group picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking and exploring the pasrk to the fullest. You should visit this park in the summer due to all of the water-related events, but in the off-season also, one can indulge in exploration practically undisturbed.

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  • Fort Wetherill State Park Address: 3 Fort Wetherill Rd, Jamestown, RI 02835, USA, Saunderstown, United States
  • Fort Wetherill State Park Timing: 24-hrs
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  • Nice and mostly private. Beautiful views of the Ocean. Too many people with unleashed dogs. No park Rangers seen. DEM police drive through seem to be more interested in fishing violations then dealing with the careless.

  • Beautiful, historic spot right on the water. Check out the beautiful views or the strange abandoned military facilities. Would be a good destination for a bike ride adventure.

  • This could be a great place to visit. Unfortunately, people use it as a trashcan. This is unfortunate and sad. This is why we can't have nice things. If people would treat the outdoors with respect and dignity this world would be a great place. If you change your child's diaper don't leave the trash for the next guy. Take it back with you. Also, bring your fishing trash home with you. This is crazy. I would like to visit again and if I do, I will bring gloves and a trash bag and clean it up!

  • This is a small out of the way park on the southern end of Jamestown Island. There are cookout areas and trails leading to cliffs overlooking Narragansett Bay. There are also remnants of the fort still standing which you can access. The walls are covered in graffiti, so bring your cans of spray paint if you want to make your mark. ;-)

  • Amazing place to visit. Many trails leading to different cliff overlooks of the ocean. Certain cliffs you can jump off of into the water (scout the water for rocks first!) Incredible old war bunkers covered in some decent graffiti. There are bunkers in multiple locations so scout out them all! Pretty awesome that it was 100 degrees F out and we walked into a wide open bunker that felt like 68 degrees F. My friend said that was from the spirits in there.

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