Rhode Island in New England boasts beautiful white sandy beaches, quaint colonial seaside towns, and alluring cities like Newport, which is famous for its breathtaking Gilded Age mansions and large sailing community.

Providence is home to Brown University, and the beautifully landscaped Waterplace Park and Riverwalk, and the surrounding regions offer plenty of comfortable, family-friendly campsites and RV parks to suit every camper. Here are some of the best campgrounds to soak up the scenic beauty of Rhode Island. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.


Bowdish Lake Camping Area

Bowdish Lake Camping Area

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Bowdish Lake Camping Area is set on the shores of the 300-acre Bowdish Lake and is a family-friendly campground with an array of comfortable camping sites, amenities, and activities.

The campsite is surrounded by 200 acres of woodlands and offers a wealth of outdoor activities ranging from hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, nature trail walks, boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and kayaking.

The campsite features spacious private sites for tents, RVs, and trailers with full water and 30/50-amp electrical hook-ups, cable television, picnic tables, and fire pits.

Amenities at the campground include restrooms with flushing toilets, coin-operated showers, and drinking water, laundry services, dump stations, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, and a camp store.

40 Safari Rd., West Glocester, RI 02814, Phone: 401-568-8890

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Burlingame State Park

Burlingame State Park

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Located in the town of Charlestown, Burlingame State Park and Campground is a 3,100-acre public recreation area that offers camping, hiking, mountain biking, and an array of water-based activities on Watchaug Pond.

The Burlingame State Park campground features 700 rustic and spacious campsites with picnic tables, and fire pits, restrooms with toilets, showers, and drinking water, and 20 overnight cabins for those wanting extra comforts.

The Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary is set on the southern shores of Watchaug Pond and offers excellent birdwatching and a range of educational and fun programs for all ages. A camp store sells camping essentials and souvenirs.

1 Burlingame State Park Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813, Phone: 401-322-8910

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Camp Ponagansett

Camp Ponagansett

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Located in North Scituate, Camp Ponagansett is a charming, pastoral campground that offers seasonal camping for elderly and retired campers.

The campground offers spacious sites for RVs and trailers with full water and 30/50-amp electrical hook-ups, cable television, picnic tables, and fire pits.

Amenities at the campground include restrooms with flushing toilets, coin-operated showers, and drinking water, laundry services, dump stations, a recreational hall, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a ball field, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.

100 Rustic Hill Rd, North Scituate, RI 02857, Phone: 401-647-7377

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Charlestown Breachway

Charlestown Breachway

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Charlestown Breachway State Beach is a pristine seaside area on Block Island Sound in the town of Charlestown that offers a range of outdoor and recreational activities.

Located on the east side of the Breachway, a camping area has sites for RV camping with full hookups, picnic tables, and panoramic views of Block Island Sound.

The campsite is within a short walk from the beach, and activities in the area include world-class saltwater fishing, swimming, beachcombing, picnicking, boating, bird watching, and kayaking.

Charlestown Beach Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813, Phone: 401-364-7000

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Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground

Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground

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Encompassing 91 acres on Point Judith in the town of Narragansett, Fishermen's Memorial State Park is a public recreation area that occupies a portion of the former Fort Nathaniel Greene, a military citadel named after Revolutionary War general and Rhode Island native General Nathaniel Greene.

Fishermen's State Park Campground exudes a charming 'seaside village' atmosphere with grassy campsites for RVs, tents, and trailers, tree-lined paths, and an array of activities for the whole family.

Spacious RV sites have full water and 30/50-amp electrical hook-ups, cable television, picnic tables, and fire pits, and amenities at the campground include restrooms with flushing toilets, showers, and drinking water, laundry services, dump stations, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, basketball and tennis courts. Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground is located a mile from Block Island Ferry Dock and a short drive from Newport.

1011 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882, Phone: 401-789-8374

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Rhode Island Camping: Fort Getty Park

Rhode Island Camping: Fort Getty Park

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Fort Getty Park is a 41-acre park and campground in the town of Jamestown on Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay that was once a military fort from 1900 through World War II.

Today, the campsite boasts old fortifications from its days a fortress and offers sites for RVs, trailers, and tents with full water and electrical hook-ups, cable television, picnic tables, and fire pits.

Amenities at the campground include restrooms with flushing toilets, showers, and drinking water, laundry services, a dump station, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, a public boat ramp and a dock, and a rocky beach. Activities in the area include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and boating.

1050 Fort Getty Rd, Jamestown, RI 02835, Phone: 401-423-7211


George Washington State Campground and Management Area

George Washington State Campground and Management Area

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Resting on the shores of the Bowdish Reservoir within the 4000-acre George Washington Management Area in the village of Chepachet, the 100-acre George Washington Memorial Camping Area offers overnight, primitive camping and a wealth of outdoor recreational activities.

Located on Putnam Pike, the campground features 45 well-spaced gravel sites suitable for tents, trailers and RVs, fire pits, potable water from spigots throughout the campground, and restrooms with pit toilets or outhouses.

There are two Adirondack-style shelters for group camping of up to 20 people, and parking is available in the main campground.

2185 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814, Phone: 401-568-6700


Ginny B Campground

Ginny B Campground

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Located in the Foster Country Club, Ginny B Campground is a family-friendly campsite with 200 well-spaced sites suitable for tents, trailers, and RVs with full water and electrical hook-ups, cable television, picnic tables, and fire pits.

Sewer sites are available, and amenities at the campground include restrooms with flushing toilets, hot showers, and drinking water, coin-operated laundry services, two dump stations, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, a camp store, a children’s playground, and two recreational halls for private events.

Activities in the area include hiking, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, volleyball, basketball, softball on one of the two diamonds, and golf on the nearby golf course.

7 Harrington Rd, Foster, RI 02825, Phone: 401-397-9477

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Holiday Acres Campground

Holiday Acres Campground

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Established over 50 years ago, Holiday Acres Campground in Scituate offers seasonal and weekend camping for RVs, trailers, and tents.

The family-friendly campsite offers spacious sites with full water and electrical hook-ups, cable television, picnic tables, and fire pits.

The campground also has cabins for those wanting extra comforts and amenities include gender-separate restrooms with flushing toilets, hot showers, and drinking water, coin-operated laundry services, a dump station, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.

A games room has a large screen television, a jukebox, a pool table, darts, and board games, and a vast field provides space for outdoor sports.

593 Snake Hill Rd, North Scituate, RI 02857, Phone: 401-934-0780


Lincoln Woods State Park

Lincoln Woods State Park

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Named in honor of President Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Woods State Park is a 627-acre public recreation area located around Olney Pond in the town of Lincoln.

One of Blackstone Valley's great treasures, the park is a short ride from Cumberland, Pawtucket, and Providence, and is a popular getaway for north-eastern Rhode Islanders.

Visitors to the park can enjoy a variety of water-based activities such as trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming at the freshwater beach, as well as camping, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, and horseback riding.

The park is also known for its giant glacial boulders and being a top spot for bouldering. More Rhode Island beaches

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


Meadowlark Campground, Mobile Home & RV Park

Meadowlark Campground, Mobile Home & RV Park

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Conveniently located along the Trans-Canada Highway near the city of Brandon, Meadowlark Campground, Mobile Home & RV Park is a large, family-friendly campground with 66 back-in and pull-through RV sites with full water and electrical hook-ups.

Well-spaced sites have picnic tables, fire pits, restrooms with flushing toilets, hot showers, and drinking water, coin-operated laundry services, a dump station, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.

Other amenities include a convenience store, a children’s playground, and there are several dining options in Brandon.

132 Prospect Ave, Middletown, RI 02842, Phone: 401-846-9455


Melville Ponds Campground

Melville Ponds Campground

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Based in the town of Portsmouth on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Melville Ponds Campground is a friendly welcoming campground just five miles from historic Newport that offers spacious campsites for RVs and tents.

Shaded and level pull-through sites have full water, electrical, and sewerage hookups, cable television, stone paver patios with picnic tables and fire pits, and campers have access to clean comfort stations with complimentary hot showers, toilet and drinking water, complimentary wireless Internet, cable television, and a well-stocked camp store that sells firewood and ice.

Activities in the area include fishing, hiking, mountain biking, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, and picnicking, and there are open grassy areas and a pavilion for gatherings.

181 Bradford Ave, Portsmouth, RI 02871, Phone: 401-682-2424


Oak Embers Campground

Oak Embers Campground

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Nestled in the woods next to Arcadia Management Area, Oak Embers Campground is a family-friendly campground that offers spacious campsites and a wealth of outdoor recreational activities. The campsite features sites with abundant water, electrical, and sewerage hookups, cable television, patios with picnic tables, and fire pits.

Amenities include comfort stations with hot showers, toilet and drinking water, a dump station, laundry facilities, complimentary wireless Internet, and a well-stocked camp store that sells firewood and ice.

Other facilities in the campground include a swimming pool, a games room, and a large field for outdoor fun, and activities range from hiking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, swimming, and mountain biking.

219 Escoheag Hill Rd, West Greenwich, RI 02817, Phone: 401-397-4042

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Oakleaf Family Campground

Oakleaf Family Campground

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Oakleaf Family Campground is a pet-friendly, family campground in Glocester that is an outdoor-lovers haven with an array of activities ranging from fishing and boating to hiking and mountain biking. Established in 1971, the family-owned and operated campground offers spacious sites with full water and electrical hook-ups, cable television, picnic tables, and fire pits, and amenities include a dump station, comfort stations with hot showers, toilets and drinking waters, and a camp store selling camping essentials. A recreational hall has an arcade for indoor entertainment, and outdoor activities include swimming, bocce, basketball, volleyball, and horseshoes, and a children’s playground offers fun for children. The campground hosts themed weekends with a variety of activities for adults and children. More kid-friendly things to do in Rhode Island

43 Oak Leaf Way, Chepachet, RI 02814, Phone: 401-568-4446


Wawaloam Campground

Wawaloam Campground

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Named after a Nipmuck Native American Princess, Wawaloam Campground is a fun-filled, family-friendly campground that promises endless for the whole family.

Founded over 50 years ago, Wawaloam offers sites for RV, trailers, and tents with full water and electrical hook-ups, picnic tables, and fire pits. Park amenities include a dump station, comfort stations with hot showers, toilets, and drinking water, and the campground is home to a giant enclosed tube waterslide known as the HYDRO-FURY, which is 287 feet long and ends in a 900-square foot splash-down pool.

In addition to the splash park and water rides, the campground also offers planned activities for visitors of all ages throughout the season.

510 Gardiner Rd, Richmond, RI 02892, Phone: 401-294-3039


Whispering Pines Campground

Whispering Pines Campground

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Whispering Pines Campground is nestled among 50 acres of towering pine trees in the Hope Valley and features large wooded sites for tents, trailers, and RVs with full water and electrical hook-ups, picnic tables and fire pits.

Park amenities include a dump station, comfort stations with hot showers, toilets and drinking water, laundry facilities, complimentary wireless Internet, and a well-stocked camp store that sells firewood and ice.

Amenities include a swimming pool, miniature golf, a playground, an athletic field, a recreation hall with a games arcade, a barrel train, complimentary rowboats and canoes, a well-stocked spring-fed fishing pond for catch and release fishing, and a snack bar. Other activities include bocce, horseshoes, basketball, and volleyball, and there is a large dog park for four-legged friends.

41 Sawmill Rd, Hope Valley, RI 02832, Phone: 401-539-7011


Worden Pond Family Campground

Worden Pond Family Campground

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Worden Pond Family Campground is a family-friendly campground that offers spacious campsites and a wealth of outdoor recreational activities.

The campsite features sites with abundant water, electrical, and sewerage hookups, cable television, patios with picnic tables, and fire pits. Amenities include comfort stations with hot showers, toilet and drinking water, a dump station, laundry facilities, complimentary wireless Internet, and a well-stocked camp store that sells firewood and ice.

Other facilities in the campground include a swimming pool, a games room, and a large field for outdoor fun, and activities range from hiking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, swimming, and mountain biking.

416 Wordens Pond Rd #4425, Wakefield, RI 02879, Phone: 401-789-9113


Goddard Memorial State Park

Goddard Memorial State Park

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Goddard Memorial State Park is a 490-acre public recreation area situated along the shores of Greenwich Cove and Greenwich Bay in Warwick. Once the estate of Robert Goddard, Civil War officer, and Rhode Island politician, the park attracts thousands of visitors each year to enjoy its pristine and beautiful landscapes. The park features an equestrian area with 18 miles of bridle trails, hiking trails, playing fields, picnicking facilities, a lovely beach with swimming and a canoeing area, a performing arts center, and a nine-hole golf course. The campsite features sites with abundant water, electrical, and sewerage hookups, cable television, patios with picnic tables, and fire pits, along with comfort stations with hot showers, toilet and drinking water, and a dump station.

1095 Ives Rd, East Greenwich, RI 02818, Phone: 401-884-2010


East Beach

East Beach

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Set along the shore of Block Island Sound in the town of South Kingstown, East Matunuck State Beach is a 144-acre public recreation area that offers a variety of beach activities, swimming, and picnicking. The beach is renowned for its excellent surfing waves and a futuristic beach pavilion and has a large parking lot for visitors, bathrooms, and changing stalls, concessions, and a lifeguard tower. East Matunuck State Beach is a good spot for watching boats entering and leaving the Point Judith Harbor of Refuge. Specialty camping is offered in two areas, which feature ten primitive sites each on three miles of undeveloped beach frontage.

950 Succotash Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879, Phone: 401-789-8374


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