Fishermen's Memorial State Park

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Coordinates: 41°22′52″N 71°29′22″W / 41.38111°N 71.48944°W / 41.38111; -71.48944
Fishermen's Memorial State Park
Rhode Island State Park
Point Judith Fisherman's Memorial.jpg
Point Judith Fisherman's Memorial
Country  United States
State  Rhode Island
County Washington
Town Narragansett
Elevation 49 ft (15 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°22′52″N 71°29′22″W / 41.38111°N 71.48944°W / 41.38111; -71.48944 [1]
Area 91 acres (37 ha)
Established 1970
Management Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation
Location in Rhode Island
Website: Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground

Fishermen's Memorial State Park is a 91-acre (37 ha) Rhode Island state park and campground on Point Judith in the town of Narragansett.[2] The park occupies a portion of the former Fort Nathaniel Greene, named after Rhode Island native and Revolutionary War general Nathaniel Greene. After the fort was decommissioned, the state of Rhode Island began purchasing the land for use as a state park. The name Fishermen's Memorial was chosen to honor all Narragansett-area fishermen, both commercial and sport. In 1970, the former fort opened as a campground. A former military observation silo serves as park headquarters.[3]

Fort Greene[edit]

During World War II, Fort Greene, a 270-acre (110 ha) defensive facility, was constructed as part of series of coastal defenses around Narragansett Bay. The Battery Hamilton area was heavily fortified with 16-inch guns capable of reaching 26 miles out to sea.[3] An Army Reserve facility still occupies part of the site.[4]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers 182 campsites with 40 designated for RVs, 107 standard, and 35 tent-only sites.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fishermen's Memorial State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground History". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Operational Range Assessment Program Phase II Report, Fort Nathaniel Greene". EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. October 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Fishermens Memorial State Park: Campground Details". Welcome to RI State Parks. Rhode Island State. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 

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