Parking for cars at Fort Adams is free between sunrise and sunset. Overnight parking passes may be purchased from the park rangers located in the Visitors Center (brick building on the left nearest the new North Pier).
Box trucks for parking and use during regattas may be charged an extra fee determined by Sail Newport for the special event.
While Using the Sailing Center:
Boats must not be left in Fort Adams State Park parking lots overnight. Boats and trailers will be ticketed and relocated to Sail Newport storage areas at owner’s risk and expense.
Sail Newport and the Rhode Island State Department of Environmental Management (DEM) require all persons who use Sail Newport facilities to store boats and trailers in Sail Newport-leased areas only. At no time may a boat on a trailer or an empty trailer be left overnight in any of the paved or grass lots managed by DEM without the prior written consent of Sail Newport and DEM. Any vessel or trailer left in DEM-controlled lots may be ticketed by DEM. Any vessel or trailer that is moved by Sail Newport to one of the Sail Newport-controlled storage lots will be done at owner’s risk and expense of a $75 fee. This full payment of this fee will be required before the boat owner may use the facilities at Sail Newport again.
Alcohol consumption is not allowed. Sail Newport manages the Sailing Center at the invitation of the State of Rhode Island–and this is a biggie–we all want to have a cold drink after sailing, but please do so at a permitted event or at a downtown bar.