Fort Phoenix State Reservation

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Fort Phoenix State Reservation

Massachusetts

(508) 992-4524

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Overview

One of the smaller parks in Massachusetts, Fort Phoenix State Reservation combines historic features, scenic views and a variety of recreational facilities. Minutes from downtown New Bedford, the park contains a half-mile of Buzzards Bay beachfront. Adjacent to the park (and managed by the Town of Fairhaven) is Fort Phoenix, a national landmark Fort which gives the park its name. From the ramparts remnants, one can gaze across the bay where the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War was fought, to the rolling meadows of the Elizabeth Islands.

Map of Fort Phoenix State Reservation (MA)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.624695, -70.899698

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Activities

  • Hiking

    The park contains a half-mile of Buzzards Bay beachfront.

  • Historic Sites

    Adjacent to the park (and managed by the Town of Fairhaven) is Fort Phoenix, a national landmark Fort which gives the park its name. From the ramparts remnants, one can gaze across the bay where the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War was fought, to the rolling meadows of the Elizabeth Islands.

  • Picnicking

    Accessible picnic areas and restrooms are located in the reservation.

  • Water Sports

    A swimming area with shower facilities is available along the Buzzards Bay beachfront.

Directions

Driving

From the north: Rte. 24 south to Rte. 140 south to 195 east to 240 south to Rte. 6 west. Follow signs.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(508) 992-4524

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