Rhode Island State Parks

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Rhode Island State Parks & Recreation is a division of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Managements (DEM) Bureau of Natural Resources. The Bureau protects, manages, restores, and promotes the state’s wide array of historic parks, beaches, recreational facilities, and green spaces.

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Parks Headquarters

Stop in or contact us to apply for and receive disability beach parking passes or purchase gift certificates. You can also find information on our Naturalist Programs, seasonal hiring and lifeguard certifications, as well as the Rhode Island's Great Outdoors Pursuit. In addition to park areas that can be reserved, there are many sites that are available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis and do not have to be rented. Please email DEM.RIparks@dem.ri.gov for questions on these locations or contact the park directly.

To contact a park directly, please reach out to the regional manager or view the park's page for contact information.

To reserve a shelter or pavilion, please call the park you are interested in directly.

For camping, please visit our camping reservations page.

RI State Parks Headquarters

1100 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852


Fax: 401-667-3970

Please note: Phone service for RI Parks HQ is experiencing service issues.The best way to reach our staff is to email DEM.RIparks@dem.ri.gov, or leave a voice message at 401-667-6200. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to restore this service.


Send us your query anytime!


Parks Administrator: Frank Floor
Assistant Administrator: Jennifer Ogren
Superintendent of State Parks: William Mitchell
Business Office: Cindy Elder
Administrative Officer: Tom Rosa

Find a State Park, Beach, or Campground

Looking for a State Park, Beach, or Campground near you? View the list of locations here or click on a location below to find more information on state beaches, parks, and campgrounds in your area.

Regional Contacts

Region I

Lincoln Woods, Snake Den & Pulaski State Parks, Blackstone Visitors Center & Bike Path, George Washington Campground


Lincoln Woods State Park, 2 Manchester Print Works Road, Lincoln, RI 02865

Regional Manager: Anthony Paiva

Region II

Colt State Park, Haines Memorial State Park, East Bay Bike Path


Colt State Park, Route 114, Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809

Regional Manager: Alan Comello

Region III

Goddard Memorial, Rocky Point, Fort Wetherill & Beavertail State Parks, John H. Chaffee Nature Preserve (Rome Point)


Goddard Memorial State Park, Ives Road, Warwick, RI 02818

Regional Manager: Roger Monfette


Region IV

Fishermen’s Memorial State Park, Scarborough State Beach, Roger Wheeler State Beach, Salty Brine State Beach, East Matunuck State Beach


Fishermen’s Memorial State Park, Route 108, Narragansett, RI 02882

Regional Manager: Michael Hurley

Region V

Burlingame State Campground & Picnic Area, Charlestown Breachway & Campground, East Beach, Misquamicut State Beach

Due to ongoing service issues, phone lines for Region V are currently down. Please contact us via email at DEM.RIparks@dem.ri.gov, or leave a voice message at 401-667-6200.

Burlingame State Park, Charlestown, RI 02813

Regional Manager: Kyle Cahoon

Region VI

Fort Adams State Park, Brenton Point State Park


Fort Adams State Park/Brenton Point, Harrison Ave, RI 02840

Regional Manager: Bruce Thompson


In the case of an emergency, please contact Environmental Police Officers from DEM's Division of Law Enforcment

24-hour Emergency Line: 401-222-3070


Updates for Lincoln Woods State Park, Meshanticut State Park, and Goddard Memorial State Park.

24-hour Ice Info Line: (401) 667-6222