Fort Wetherill State Park

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Fort Wetherill State Park
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Map showing the location of Fort Wetherill State Park
Map showing the location of Fort Wetherill State Park
Location in Rhode Island
LocationJamestown, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Coordinates41°28′46″N 71°21′54″W / 41.47944°N 71.36500°W / 41.47944; -71.36500Coordinates: 41°28′46″N 71°21′54″W / 41.47944°N 71.36500°W / 41.47944; -71.36500[1]
Area61.5 acres (24.9 ha)
Elevation66 ft (20 m)[1]
Established1972
Governing bodyRhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation
WebsiteFort Wetherill State Park

Fort Wetherill State Park is a public recreation area occupying 61.5 acres (24.9 ha) at the southeastern tip of Conanicut Island in the town of Jamestown, Rhode Island. The state park sits on the East Passage of Narragansett Bay opposite Fort Adams State Park. From 1901 through World War II, Fort Wetherill and Fort Adams were part of a string of coastal defenses designed to protect the bay's entrance points. The Fort Wetherill battery and training camp were acquired by the State of Rhode Island from the United States in 1972.[2] The park is used for sightseeing, scuba diving, picnicking, boating, fishing, and hiking.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fort Wetherill State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Fort Wetherill State Park History". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  3. ^ "Fort Wetherill State Park". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 26, 2014.

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