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Fort Wetherill State Park, Jamestown

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Fort Wetherill State Park is a Rhode Island state park on Conanicut Island in the town of Jamestown, Rhode Island. The 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. The park is used for sightseeing, scuba diving, picnicking, boating, fishing, and hiking.
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  • Ft. Wetherill is a lovely place to spend a day with your family. The RI State park overlooks Newport and the Atlantic Ocean. The park is a lovely place to walk and explore. There is a rocky beach for ...  more »
  • Go all the way to the far southeast corner, where you can overlook the East Passage to Narragansett Bay. My will specifies to spread my ashes here. Enough said.  more »
  • This is an old WW II fortification that I have been going to for years, even before they turned it into a park, It contains the old big gun implacements and there are even some old machine gun nests s...  more »
  • Beautiful views, hiking trails. Nature and an old graffitied fort. Uncrowded.
  • Great place to explore. Don't forget to check out the small passageways. They come out top bigger rooms.
  • A once beautiful fort unfortunately it has begun to fall into disrepair
  • Great place for adventurers and has a beautiful view of the ocean
  • Fun place for the adventurous family