Rhode Island State Parks

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The DEM Division of Parks manages over 8,200 acres of land, including parks, beaches, campgrounds, bike paths, historic sites, picnic areas, trails, athletic fields, dams, fishing access, and boat ramps.

Saltwater Beaches

The Ocean State has beautiful state beaches, each with its own unique charm and amenities. Whether you're into swimming, sunbathing, building sandcastles, picnicking or people-watching, there's a lovely spot just waiting for you. So, grab your sunscreen and enjoy!

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Charlestown Breachway

This golden sand beach offers a panoramic view of Block Island Sound and is known as one of the best salt water fishing areas in South County.

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East Beach

The least developed of the state beaches, with limited parking and a half dozen changing rooms, East Beach is one of RI’s spectacular seaside treasures.

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East Matunuck

Noted for its strong surf, East Matunuck State Beach totals almost 150 acres and sports a modern beach pavilion with hot showers and concessions.

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Misquamicut


Misquamicut

One of the state's most popular beaches with over a half mile of beach front, Misquamicut State Beach features a modern pavilion, playground, and shade gazebos.

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Roger Wheeler


Roger Wheeler

Popular among families with small children, this beach features a playground and modern beach pavilion and an environmental educational area with local marine animals.

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Salty Brine


Salty Brine

Salty Brine State Beach is a tiny beach, barely 100 yards long, with gentle surf set close to the busy Galilee docks and several seafood restaurants.

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Scarborough


Scarborough North

Scarborough North features a large parking area, pavilion with concessions, shaded shelters, boardwalk, and an observation tower.

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Scarborough


Scarborough South

Adjacent to Scarborough North, Scarborough South adds an additional 16 acres with over 1,000 feet of beach frontage.

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Help reduce traffic delays at state beaches by buying your beach parking pass online.

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Freshwater Beaches

Burlingame Picnic Area


Burlingame Picnic Area

This very popular area offers picnic area, swimming beach, and a nearby boat launch for boating and fishing.

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Fort Adams State Park


Fort Adams State Park

Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor, Fort Adams State Park offers saltwater swimming with panoramic views of Narragansett Bay.

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Goddard Memorial State Park


Goddard Memorial State Park

Visitors to Goddard Memorial State Park can enjoy saltwater swimming and fishing at the public beach.

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Lincoln Woods State Park


Lincoln Woods State Park

Enjoy freshwater swimming at Olney Pond with a modern beach pavilion that features hot showers, restrooms, and food concessions.

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Pulaski State Park


Pulaski State Park

Nestled within the George Washington Management Area, this 13-acre recreational area offers trout fishing and swimming at Peck Pond

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There are no fees to access beaches within state parks. Lifeguards are on duty seasonally from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Campgrounds

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Burlingame

Situated next to Watchaug Pond, this spacious campground features 700 rustic campsites, as well as 20 rustic cabins.

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charlestown breachway


Charlestown Breachway

Camp along the breachway with spectacular ocean views and some of Rhode Island's best saltwater fishing.

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east beach


East Beach

Specialty camping at East Beach is offered in two areas that can only be accessed by 4-wheel drive vehicles.

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fishermen's memorial


Fishermen's Memorial

Camping in a "seaside village" atmosphere, complete with neatly trimmed grass, tree lined paths and activities for the entire family.

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George Washington

Enjoy forest camping overlooking Bowdish Reservoir with a multitued of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

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Map of State Parks, Beaches, and Campgrounds

Outdoor Recreation Map