No Cost Beach Parking Passes

Please be advised: due to staffing constraints, there will be no disability beach parking passes issued this week (5/16-5/20) at the RI State Parks Headquarters in North Kingstown. Service is expected resume next Monday (5/23) during office hours, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. DEM's Division of Parks and Recreation is committed to accessibility and apologizes for the inconvenience. Learn more information on eligibility and how to obtain a no-cost pass

Get Your Season Beach Pass or Gift Certificate!

Gift certificates for 2022 season beach parking passes are available now and may be purchased at the current state season beach pass rates for residents, non-residents, and seniors. Resident passes are $30, non-resident passes are $60, resident senior passes are $15, and non-resident senior passes are $30. When redeeming a gift certificate to purchase a resident or senior pass, the recipient must provide proof of residency and/or senior status to complete the purchase. A certificate cannot be used towards the purchase of a daily flex pass. All gift certificate sales are final. The gift certificate cannot be redeemed for cash value. Customers will be notified about approval of season passes within seven to 10 business days.


Outdoor Safety Tips

Rhode Island's network of state parks, beaches, and campgrounds welcome close to 9 million visitors each year. Are you planning a visit? Knowing these safety tips will help you have a safe, fun, and relaxing time.


Off-Season Operations

State beaches: All state beaches are following regular off-season operations. During the off-season RI State Beaches gates are open and it is free to park. No lifeguards are on duty and beach pavilions are closed. Portajohns are available at a majority of our locations and will remain as long as weather conditions allow. Check back for updates for the 2022 beach season!

For information on the East Beach Sand Trail in Charlestown including pricing, equipment requirements, and other regulations regarding barrier beach permits, visit the CRMC website.

State parks: All state parks are open and operating under regular operations. The weekly farmers markets at Goddard Memorial and Fishermen's Memorial State Parks will continue through October. Learn more

State campgrounds: All state campgrounds are following regular off-season operations. We look forward to welcoming you back for the 2022 season! Book your next stay here. Please note: Due to ongoing service issues, phone lines at Burlingame, East Beach, and Charlestown Breachway Campgrounds are currently down. Please contact these locations via email at or leave a voice message at 401-667-6200.

Phone Service

Please note: Phone service for Region V (Burlingame, East Beach, and Charlestown Breachway) is experiencing ongoing service issues. The best way to reach our staff is to email, or leave a voice message at 401-667-6200. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to restore this service.


COVID-19 Updates for RI State Parks

Getting outdoors and enjoying the beauty of nature are great ways to relieve stress and important to public health. DEM Division of Parks and Recreation recognizes the value of spending time in nature. We are committed to ensuring visitors and staff enjoy safe and memorable experiences at our state parks and beaches. We encourage Rhode Islanders to recreate locally, practice social distancing, and use common sense to protect themselves and others. We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate this public health crisis together. Find the latest information about COVID-19 from the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Sports: Find guidance and resources for sports teams and facilities venues here.

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