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.

Traveling to Rhode Island

Beachgoers and campers traveling to Rhode Island should visit RI Department of Health's website for Travel Information for Residents and Visitors. If you're not fully vaccinated, wear a mask indoors and within three feet of others outdoors to protect yourself and your household from COVID-19. learn more.

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If you have a specific question/concern, please contact us at

State Beaches: Are now following regular in-season hours/operations. Find information on beach parking pass and more here.

State Campgrounds: Are now following regular in-season hours/operations. State Campground Policies/Information

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

DEM-managed bike paths: the Blackstone River Bikeway, the East Bay Bike Path, Washington Secondary Bike Path – and state management areas remain open.

Golf: The Goddard Memorial Golf Course is open daily. No walk-ins. Golfers must secure a tee time and follow new guidelines. Learn more here.

Boat Launches: Boat launch sites are open where conditions allow.