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Waterfront Camping in RI

With 400 miles of glorious coastline, we in the Ocean State know there's nothing better than summer on the water!  If you're looking to set up camp by the beach or lakeside, we've got plenty of fantastic sites for you to choose from around the state.        
 
Once you've got your beautiful water view secured, be sure to check out all of the amazing attractions, activities, entertainment, events and dining all within an easy distance from your campsite.  From hiking to biking, canoeing to kayaking, fishing and boating, art galleries, museums and mansions ⁠– it's all here, it's all close and it's all yours to experience! 
 
 

Bowdish Lake in Chepachet, offers miles of waterfront and sandy beaches with a 300 acre lake and 30 acre pond. Campground aerial view. Campsite map.

About the campground: The camp features spacious, private, wooded campsites for RVs and tents with plenty of activities close by. All campsites have water and electricity, with the option of basic cable and internet for an additional charge. Some sites have sewer hook-ups. Other features: 5 dumpng stations, honey wagon service, 6 bath houses, 2 recreation halls, recreation pavillion, craft house, snack bar, picnic tables, and camp store.

Amenities include: good lake fishing, fishing contests, playgrounds, tennis, basketball and horseshoe courts, miles of marked hiking trails, hay wagon rides, group fire areas, volleyball, bingo, pool table, ping pong, books to borrow, professional entertainment, and more.

 

 

Burlingame State Campground is 3,100 acres of rocky woodland surrounding Watchaug Pond in Charlestown. This sprawling camp features more than 700 rustic campsites and 20 cabins containing two bunk beds each. Mattresses and bedding are not provided. Utilites are not available at this campground. View map of the campground. View map of the state park and picnic area.

About the campground: The campground is adjacent to Burlingame Management Area and Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary, and near several local beaches including Misquamicut State Beach, Charlestown Breachway and East Matunuck State Beach. Lifeguards are on duty seasonally from 9AM-5PM, and there is an electric vehicle charging station onsite.

Amenities: Conveniently located restrooms with showers, playground, arcade, freshwater beach, boat ramp, canoe rentals, hiking trails and camp store.

 

 

Charlestown Breachway State Campground is located on the east side of the breachway of Charlestown State Beach. The campground is for self-contained RVs and provides panoramic views of Block Island Sound and walking distance to Charlestown State Beach.

About the campground: The campground does not allow canvas camping and all units must be self-contained. Utilities are not available. Pets are not allowed.

Amenities: Walking distance to Charlestown State Beach, boat launch, limited parking and some of the best salt water fishing in South County. Lifeguards are posted seasonally.

 

 

East Beach State Campground is located on three miles of undeveloped prime beach shoreline at East Beach in Charlestown and abuts Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge. This remote barrier beach is on the easterly extension of Quonochontaug Neck. A Barrier BeachPass is required and all camping units must be self-contained and equipped with 4-wheel drive due to the remote location and sandy terrain.

About the campground: The campground features 20 camping sites and four Clivus Multrum Composting Toilets. The beach offers limited parking and six changing rooms. Utilites are not available at this campground.

Amenities: The area offers salt-water fishing, shellfishing, ocean swimming, and beach activities.

 

 

Fort Getty Campground is located at Fort Getty Park and is a town-owned facility in Jamestown. Fort Getty is primarily a recreational-vehicle campground that also contains a tent camping area. The Park itself-has old fortifications, a rocky beach, a public boat ramp and a dock. Map of RV sites. Map of tent sites.

About the campground: The park is 41 acres and is primarily an RV campground of 83 sites and 26 tent sites that offers views of the Jamestown Bridge and across the West Passage. Pets are allowed. Fires are allowed.

Amenities: The Kit Wright walking trail along Fox Hill Marsh, a wildlife observation platform, beach, boat ramp.  

 

 

George Washington State Campground is a 100 acre campground located in the George Washington Management Area in Glocester. The campground is on Bowdish Reservoir and offers "primitive camping."

About the campground: Overnight and primitive, with 62 gravel sites that are well spaced to accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs. There are also two Adirondack-style group camping shelters available by reservation for up to 20 people each. Utilities aren't available, but registered campers can use the septic dump station at no charge. 

Amenities: Fire rings, hiking, cycling, fishing, boat launch, boating, swimming, picnic area, bird watching.

 

 

Ginny-B Campground has been in operation for more than 50 years and sits on 90 wooded acres of tall oak trees and open fields. Other features include a spring-fed river, a three-acre pond with a beach, and a smaller fishing pond. The campground is adjacent to golfing at Foster Country Club. View map of campground.

About the campground: There are 200 sites with water and electricity that allow for RV and tent camping. There is a fireplace and picnic table on each site. The campground boasts 8 restrooms with free hot showers and coin-operated laundry. Sewer sites are available and there are two dumping stations. Pets are allowed.

Amenities: swimming, fishing, 2 recreation halls, camp store, horseshoe, volleyball and basketball courts, 2 softball diamonds, a lending library, and playground.

 

 

Holiday Acres Campground in Scituate has been welcoming campers to Scituate for 76 years. Located around Coomers Reservoir, the campground accommodates RVs and campers of all sizes. There are also cabins for rent for groups of 2-8 people. View map of campground.

About the campground: The sites offer electric, water and sewage. There is a camp store and bathrooms, showers, laundry room and dump station onsite. Pets are allowed.

Amenities: Swimiming, horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard. Boat rental, recreation hall, game room, adult hall, pool table, dart room, playground, and hiking.

 

 

Long Cove Marina & Campground in Narragansett features 150 sites with 32 foot maximum and dockage with 24 foot dockage.

About the campground: The campground offers electricity and water hookups, dumping station and limited non-seasonal vacancies. Pets are allowed.

Amenities: bathhouse, launching ramp, access to ocean, boating, fire pit, restrooms, free showers, picnic tables, fishing.

 

 

Second Beach Campground is located across from the main parking lot of Second Beach (Sachuest Beach) in Middletown and has 44 sites for RVs only. The campground borders Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge and the access road for Third Beach.

About the campground: No tent camping or pets are allowed. Electricity, sewer, and water hook ups are included. Restrooms, showers, and ice locker onsite.

Amenities: Beach side setting, access to Second and Third beaches, hiking, bird watching, surfing, close to many area restaurants and attractions, swing set, fire pit on the campground green, shuffleboard, picnic tables.

 

 

Worden Pond Family Campground sits on the shores of Worden Pond in Wakefield and has been family-owned and operated for 50 years. The camp consitst of 250 sites for seasonal camping. View map of campground.

About the campground: No tent camping. Pets are welcome. Sites have fire rings, water and electric hookups, WiFi and dumping station. Restrooms, showers and handicap facilities are available.

Amenities: Fishing, beach, basketball, picnic tables, recreation hall, volleyball, games area, horse shoes, playground, ice and firewood for sale, kayaking, canoeing.