50 Old Hillside DriveGlendale, RI, 02826Phone: 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
Route 1A just off Route 1Charlestown, RIPhone: 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.
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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.
Governor John Notte Memorial Park
1801 Douglas AvenueNorth Providence, RI, 02904Phone: 401-349-5625
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.
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).