Kayak Launch Location


Fort Wetherill State Park, Jamestown: (State Park Area) Directions from either the Jamestown or Newport Bridges. Follow Rt. 138 and exit into downtown Jamestown on the East side of the island. Head south on the main steet which turns into Walcott Ave., turn left at the sign for Ft. Wetherill. Follow this road to the park, turn right into the park (Brick restrooms on right) then take a quick left to the boat launch parking area. There is plenty of on-site parking, but the site is popular with scuba divers on the good weekends the lot can fill early. Additional parking is available up the road in the main Park Lot. There are two portable toilets near the launch site during the summer season. This site offers a protected launch from almost all weather conditions. In addition to the ruins of Fort Wetherill, much of this State facility consists of a grassy lawn and picnic tables fringed by rock bluffs overlooking sheltered coves and cobble beaches.

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