Fort Wetherill State Park

Fort Wetherill State Park, situated upon 100 foot high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park, 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.

Location Information:

Fort Wetherill Road
Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835

Mailing Address:

Goddard Memorial State Park
Ives Road
Warwick, Rhode Island 02818

Contact Information:

Fort Wetherill State Park
(401) 423-1771

Goddard Memorial State Park (401) 884-2010
(401) 885-7720  [Fax]

Activities offered at this location:

Picnic Areas

Other Information:

View a history of Fort Wetherill State Park


All planned large outings, picnics, group activities, weddings, and scuba groups must contact the office at Goddard State Park for scheduling arrangements.

All Scuba Groups must provide a certificate of insurance.

Facilities include restrooms and fireplaces

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