Fishermen's Memorial State Park
|Fishermen's Memorial State Park|
|Rhode Island State Park|
Point Judith Fisherman's Memorial
|Elevation||49 ft (15 m) |
|Area||91 acres (37 ha)|
|Management||Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation|
|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. The park occupies a portion of the former Fort Nathaniel Greene, named after Rhode Island native and Revolutionary War general Nathaniel Greene.
During World War II, Fort Greene, a 270-acre (110 ha) defensive facility, was constructed as part of a 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. 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. An Army Reserve facility still occupies part of the site.
Activities and amenities
The park offers 182 campsites with 40 designated for RVs, 107 standard, and 35 tent-only sites.
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- "Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
- "Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground History". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
- "Operational Range Assessment Program Phase II Report, Fort Nathaniel Greene" (PDF). EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. October 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
- "Fishermens Memorial State Park: Campground Details". Welcome to RI State Parks. Rhode Island State. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
- Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation