Fort Getty

Fort Getty near Jamestown, RI

This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
Sea Kayaking
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
Jamestown, RI
User Stringer

If you are looking for a nice, easy, protected launch site close to the mouth of Narragansett Bay there is none better than Fort Getty. The launch sites at Fort Getty are easy to access, and protected from waves and currents. Paddling south from the fort will bring you to Beavertail, a great place to play. This is only a little more then 1 nautical mile. Currents will run pretty strong on this paddle, though, so watching the tides will save some time and energy. Paddling north will bring you further into Narragansett Bay along the Jamestown Coastline. This is a very scenic paddle and will bring you right past where the old Jamestown Bridge used to be. Directly to the north of the fort is Dutch Island. This is a nice place for a little day paddle. It is very quick to get to (10-20 minutes tops). I have heard that camping is not allowed; however I have not been stopped yet so..... On Dutch Island you will also find a collection of WWII bunkers that you can explore and some dilapidated buildings. Watch out for broken glass and garbage. The only downside to this launch site is that in the summer you will have to pay to park. Spring and fall are the best times of the year to go, mainly because it is free, but more so because there are not as many tourists.


From the West:

Take 138E towards the Jamestown Center

Turn right on N Main Rd

N Main Rd. turns slightly right and becomes SW Ave

Turn Right at Beavertail Rd

Turn Right at Fort Getty Rd

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Jamestown, RI

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