Rocky Point Fishing Pier Opens in RI
July 6, 2020
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon recently celebrated the completion of a new public fishing pier at Rocky Point State Park in Warwick. The $1.8 million project provides anglers of all abilities with access to one of the state’s prime fishing areas.
The 280-foot-long, T-shaped pier features a shade structure, benches, railings, and solar lighting. Railing heights vary to allow people of all ages and abilities to fish from the pier.
The fishing pier moved forward as a result of a partnership between RI DEM, the City of Warwick, The Nature Conservancy, and others to create and improve public access sites for fishing and boating. The project provides saltwater fishing access less than 10 miles from Downtown Providence, advancing a key element of this coastal public park.
Recreational fishing contributes $420 million to the state’s economy and supports over 4,000 jobs.