Beavertail State Park

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Coordinates: 41°26′56″N 71°23′58″W / 41.44889°N 71.39944°W / 41.44889; -71.39944
Beavertail State Park
Rhode Island State Park
Beavertail Light from the water 2007.jpg
Country  United States
State  Rhode Island
County Newport
Town Jamestown
Elevation 10 ft (3 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°26′56″N 71°23′58″W / 41.44889°N 71.39944°W / 41.44889; -71.39944 [1]
Area 153 acres (62 ha)
Established 1980
Management Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation
Location in Rhode Island
Website: Beavertail State Park

Beavertail State Park is a Rhode Island state park encompassing 153 acres (62 ha) at the southern end of Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay. Its main attraction is the active Beavertail Lighthouse, the current tower of which dates from 1856. During World War II, the park area was part of Fort Burnside, one of several coastal fortifications designed to protect Narragansett Bay.[2] The park includes acres of grassy fields and miles of shoreline which are used for sightseeing, hiking, picnicking and saltwater fishing. Nature programs are offered seasonally.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Beavertail Point". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Beavertail State Park History". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Beavertail State Park". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 

External links[edit]

  • Beavertail State Park Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation