Rhode Island campgrounds welcome outdoorsy people on vacation
Accommodations at Rhode Island campgrounds are a good option for outdoor-loving people and children and families to enjoy a RI vacation at a reasonable cost. Almost every part of the state has campgrounds, many of them within state parks. Amenities include easy access to swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, as well as docks, showers, and electrical hookups.
Melville Ponds Campground
181 Bradford Avenue
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.
Sanctuary Road (Route 1)
Charlestown, RI, 02813
Large forested park with freshwater pond; lots of camping in woods; water sports; boat ramp
755 camping sites in the woods are available at this large, forested state park. Campsites have restrooms, showers, fireplaces, and picnic areas. Make reservations early for summer weekends; the campgrounds can fillup early.
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of Burlingame State Park.
Legrand G. Reynold's Horsemen's Camping Area
Escoheag Hill Road
This is a campsite for people with horses only. It includes 20 campsites with water, fireplaces, pit toilet, horse show ring, and riding trails. Open year-round.
Fort Getty Road
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.
2185 Putnam Pike
Chepachet, RI, 02814
This wooded parcle of 3,000 acres offers swimming, camping and hiking. Camping options include 45 trailer spots, primitive tent & trailer campsites. Swimming is allowed in the fresh-water Bowdish Reservior. Hiking trails. Cost is $8 for Rhode Island residents and $12 for non-residents. Camping permits are issued by the park ranger. Shelter fee is $20 per night. The camping season is early April to Mid-October.
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.
1011 Point Judith Road, Route 108
This park on the Atlantic shore is like a village, with 182 trailer and tent camping sites. Lots of family activities. This camping park on the ocean is near popular state beach areas like Scarborough, Roger Wheeler, and Salty Brine. The park is also one mile from the Block Island ferry dock.
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Campsite for 75 trailers only, no tents. Site holds flush toilets and is near a boat launch, fishing and swimming areas. Fees are charged. Open April 15-October 31.