Fishermen's Memorial State Park

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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; -71.48944Coordinates: 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.


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.[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]


  1. ^ a b "Fishermen's Memorial State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "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" (PDF). 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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