- Maximum occupancy per site: 2 vehicles, 6 people.
- Check-in time: 1 p.m. Check-out time: 11 a.m.
- Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Alcoholic beverages: Prohibited.
- Generator use: Permitted between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
- Campfires: Allowed in designated rings or pits, following local advisories.
- Drone use: Prohibited.
Burlingame State Park Road, Charlestown, RI 02813
With close to 700 RV-friendly campsites, Burlingame State Campground is a great choice for a centrally located base to tour Rhode Island. Just a few miles from several ocean beaches, the campground is in a wooded setting on Watchaug Pond, with swimming, boating, and fishing available. Additional recreational amenities include a playground, volleyball court, arcade, and naturalist programs. The Kimball Wildlife Rescue visitor center is next to the park and can be reached by hiking trail. Restrooms, showers, a camp store, potable water, and a dump station are available. There are no hookups, but the sites are well spaced apart, shaded, and provide a nice respite after a day at the beach.
Charlestown Beach Road, Charlestown, RI 02813
Rhode Island is all about beaches, and Charlestown Breachway State Campground provides the opportunity to park your RV right at the shore. Located on a barrier island, the campsite area has uninterrupted panoramic views of Block Island Sound and is within walking distance to Charlestown State Beach. There are three rows of 75 campsites. Sites are close together, and only one row is directly on the beach, but all sites are on the sand and just steps away from the ocean and the calmer waters of Ninigret Pond. Boating, kayaking, fishing, beachcombing, and bird-watching are all popular activities at the park. Note that there are no facilities provided—all RVs must be self-contanined. This is a high-demand destination in the summer and the campground can get crowded. The offseason may not be warm enough to swim, but provides a more peaceful environment to enjoy the natural surroundings.
1011 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, RI 02882
This state park campground is located in the charming town of Narragansett, in walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the waterfront. The Block Island Ferry, Point Judith Lighthouse, and several premier beaches are nearby, and the city of Newport is a scenic 30-minute drive away. The park’s open campground has over 140 sites for RVs and is the only state park campground to offer both partial and full hookups. Facilities include a dump station, ranger station, playground, restrooms, and sports courts. This is an ideal location from which to see the highlights of Rhode Island and enjoy a peek into small-town life. It’s also extremely popular, so early reservations are recommended.
Rhode Island state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping
Burlingame State Campground
Charlestown Breachway State Campground
Fishermen’s Memorial State Campground
George Washington State Campground
For more information on Rhode Island state park campgrounds, visit riparks.com.