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Newport Region offers camping and campgrounds

Accommodations at Newport, Rhode Island campgrounds are a good option for outdoor-loving people and children and families to enjoy a RI vacation at a reasonable cost. Every part of the Newport, RI, region, including the towns of Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth, have campgrounds. Amenities include easy access to swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, as well as docks, showers, and electrical hookups.

Melville Ponds Campground

181 Bradford Avenue Portsmouth, RI Phone: 401-840-8212

Open: April 1 - October 31

Spots for up to 60 tents and 68 trailers. Facilities include free hot showers, water, electricity, rest rooms, fishing, campfire areas, playground, beach privileges, and some camp items sold.

Middletown Campground

Paradise Avenue Middletown, RI Phone: 401-846-6273

Open: May 18 - September 21

This municipal campsite is for trailers only and has 44 sites. Toilets, sewer hookups and hot showers. Camping permits are issued at the park office.

Fort Getty Road Jamestown, RI Phone: 401-423-7264

Open: May 22 - October 6

Sites for 20 tents, as well as 86 seasonal RV sites and 19 daily RV sites. Fort Getty also features a boat ramp and fishing dock. Dumping station, showers, water, electricity for trailers. Reservations taken by phone or by written correspondence.