Fort Wetherill State Park
Fort Weatherill Rd.
Jamestown, RI 02835
State Park: Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
Situated upon 100 foot high granite cliffs is a former coastal defense battery and training camp. Known for its spectacular view of Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, Fort Wetherill has been a popular sight for viewing the numerous Tall Ship Events and America’s Cup Races. The area is also a major attraction for scuba diving, with Diving Clubs from New York State, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island using the facilities at the boat ramp year round. Additionally, the park offers family and group picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking and exploring on the park’s 61.5 acres of property.