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Fresh Water Beaches in Rhode Island

151 Pulaski Road Glocester, RI, 02814 Phone: 401-568-2085

Inland/freshwater pond

Located off Route 44, just east of the Rhode Island/Connecticut state line, the Casimir Pulaski Memorial Recreation Area is part of Rhode Island’s George Washington Recreation Area. Swimming and fishing in Peck Pond.
Amenities: Picnic site, restrooms, hiking trails.
Season/Hours: Late May – Labor Day; dawn – dusk
Fees: State fees apply (see top of page).

2 Manchester Print Works Road Lincoln, RI, 02865 Phone: 401-723-7892

Inland park with freshwater swimming, boating, trails, horseback riding

Fresh water swimming at a beautiful inland lake in the woods of northern Rhode Island. Life guards on duty during the summer season.
Take a look at our State & Local Parks page for additional information about Lincoln Woods State Park.

Route 1A just off Route 1 Charlestown, RI Phone: 401-364-1222

Pond swimming, fishing; playground, fields, nature center, Frisbee golf

Small pond in the park offer fresh water swimming from a sandy beach, and fishing from a picnic grove. LIfe guards on duty in season. Picnicking and a pavilion are nearby. Bathrooms are available.
See full description of Ninigret Park

Governor John Notte Memorial Park

1801 Douglas Avenue North Providence, RI, 02904 Phone: 401-349-5625

Freshwater beach/river

A freshwater beach on West River, full recreational facilities, and a peaceful waterfall. Lifeguards on duty daily starting July 1.
Amenities: Paddleboat rentals, ample parking, tennis courts, ball field, swings for children, picnic site.
Season/Hours: Summer; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fees: Non-resident, $6; $15 per carload.

Briar Point Avenue (off of Arnold Road) Coventry, RI Phone: 401-822-9107

Town-operated freshwater beach

Six-acre beach in Coventry, Rhode Island; clean water for swimming. Lifeguards on duty 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., June 22 through Labor Day.
Amenities: Picnic sites, playground, restrooms.
Season/Hours: Summer, dawn – dusk
Fees: Non-resident, $10

2185 Putnam Pike Chepachet, RI, 02814 Phone: 401-568-2013

This wooded parcel of 3,000 acres offers swimming in the 226-acre Bowdish Reservoir. The shoreline is mostly rocky, and the reservoir is used by small boats.

50 Old Hillside Drive Glendale, RI, 02826 Phone: 401-568-9474

Inland freshwater lake/beach

Recreational facility with 750 feet of beach front. Spring Lake has a children’s water slide and swim dock. Lifeguard on duty daily.
Amenities: Canoe and paddleboat rentals, volleyball court, food and drink, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, entertainment, arcade, restrooms, shower, picnic site.
Season/Hours: July 1 - 31, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; August 1 - Labor Day, 10 a.m. - dusk
Fees: Non-Resident, $3