George Washington State Campground and Management Area

Located within the 4000 acre George Washington Management Area, and on the shores of Bowdish Reservoir, the 100 acre George Washington Memorial Camping Area is an overnight, primitive camping facility offering a multitude of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

There are 45 well spaced gravel sites suitable for tents, trailers, and RV’s. Electrical hookups are not available; water is available from the various shared spigots throughout the campground. Bathrooms are either outhouses or pit toilets, there are no shower facilities. There are two Adirondack style Shelters available by reservation, for group camping (limited to 20 persons each).  The campground is open from the second weekend of April to the end of October.

Location Information:

Putnam Pike
Glocester, RI 02814

Mailing Address:

George Washington
Management Area Headquarters
2185 Putnam Pike
Chepachet, RI  02814-1705

Contact Information:

Camping Area
[401] 568-6700 (Seasonal)

Management Area
[401] 568-2085


Activities offered at this location:

Other Information:

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Make a reservation at George Washington State Campground


Lifeguards may not be available at all times.

The use of flotation devices in the swimming area is strictly prohibited. Florescent orange requirements apply for all users of the adjacent George Washington Management Area during hunting season, including but not limited to hikers and cyclists.

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