A new fee structure was implemented for all RI State Campgrounds in 2019. Residents noticed a minimal increase, whilst non-residents saw rates almost double or more. Also note that they have changed their booking, cancellation and refund policies. Please be sure to review before making your reservation. In April 2022 a policy was passed which enables RI DEM to activate a discount code for Reserve America use in late/early season as they see fit. YAY!
Tent/RV Site Fee
** Pull-throughs extra
Second Car Pass
Visitors (Must be out by 10pm)
Campsite previewing is no longer permitted. You CAN NOT travel through the campground to check out the campsites and/or facility by leaving a state issued identification or driver's license at the check-in station.
The entrance to the park headquarters and camping area is off Route 1 in Charlestown.
From Connecticut Points North -Route 95 North to exit 92 (in CT), at end of exit ramp take right onto CT Route 2. Proceed 1.5 miles and take right onto Route 78. Follow Route 78 until end; take left at light onto Route 1. Proceed 7.5 miles, follow signs into campground.
From Rhode Island Points North- Route 95 South to exit 9 (Route 4), Route 4 South becomes Route 1 South. Continue approximately 26 miles, take second Burlingame State Park exit.
From Points East - Proceed west over the Newport/Jamestown bridges, take Route 138 West to Route 1 South. Continue approximately 18 miles, take second Burlingame State Park exit.
RI STATE PARK DIVISION
RHODE ISLAND DEM
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Relay Service
Only one family (immediate family) is allowed per campsite. Non-family groups shall be limited to (6) persons per campsite.
Cabin sites are limited to a maximum of (6) persons, one tent and two vehicles.
Campsites are allowed two vehicles maximum. The daily rate for a campsite includes one vehicle pass which would include a drivable camping unit or the vehicle towing the camping unit. The 2nd vehicle pass will be an additional fee.
Campsites with a maximum vehicle length of 0’ in the site description are for tent camping only.
Number of tents allowed on a camp site varies from campground to campground. Reserve America has confirmed their system states 6 for Burlingame in 5/2022. This is questionable.
QUIET HOURS: 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
GENERATOR QUIET HOURS: 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. (No Exceptions)
CHECK IN: 1:00 p.m.
CHECK OUT: 11:00 a.m.
Violations of any rules are grounds for revocation of permits.
Alcohol is strictly prohibited and possession of alcohol is grounds for immediate revocation of camping permit.
Fireworks are strictly prohibited and possession of fireworks is grounds for immediate revocation of camping permit.
BE AWARE THAT EACH CAMPGROUND MAY HAVE ITS OWN SPECIFIC RULES IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE AND MAY CHANGE AT ANYTIME WITHOUT PUBLIC NOTICE.
Most current Park and Management Area Rules and Regulations (250-RICR-100-00-1) are located here.
Keep in mind that Burlingame is the only RI State Campground managed by an outside corporation team (Currently BA Services). Know who you are speaking to, and asking for help. While on premise you may encounter representatives from BA Services, RI State Park Management, RI DEM Management, RI Environmental Police and/or state/local police departments. If you are having a medical emergency or feel your safety/welfare in in immediate danger, call 911.
Reservations are accepted up to a maximum of twelve (12) months in advance of the current date.
Reservations may also be made up to midnight, one day prior to the arrival date.
Customers that wish to book a site the day of arrival can register directly at the park on a first come, first served basis.
Photo ID required for check in and must consist of a driver's license, passport, or military ID.
Reserved campers can check in from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM on the first day of the reservation. This includes all registered guests and those holding a second car pass. Reserved campers who need to check in after 10:00 PM should call the park directly for after-hour check-in procedures.
Current policies here. Complete rules and regulations are found here. Cancellations are subject to fees based on the notice given and may be made through the call center or online. Refunds will be issued as follows:
Requests may be submitted in writing to the Chief of the Division of Parks and Recreation and most probably a service fee will still be deducted.
Dissatisfaction for reasons of weather, site conditions or natural phenomena are not considered sufficient cause for granting a refund. Nor may refunds be granted for any days which the site was occupied.
If you do not arrive at the campground and do not cancel the reservation in accordance to the policy above, you will forfeit your entire payment.
Refunds for all reservations are only given in special circumstances where approved by the Rhode Island DEM.
Starting in the 2021 camping season, pet certification forms are no longer needed at Burlingame. However, you must have a valid copy of current rabies vaccination. General pet policies here.
No more than 2 pets per campsite.
Visitors are NOT allowed to bring pets in on their pass.
The owner of all pets is responsible for proper disposal of all animal waste.
All dogs must be wearing a collar with valid license tag. All cats must be readily identifiable (e.g. tags, tattoos or an ear notch).
Owners may be required to show a current rabies vaccination certificate.
All pets must be under control at all times on a leash of not more than six feet [6'] in length.
The release of any pet within any state park, management area or beach is strictly prohibited.
Pets are prohibited from all state bathing beaches.
Owners shall make every attempt to keep their pets quiet at all times, especially between 10pm and 7am.
Washing of pets is prohibited in any natural water body.
Pets are prohibited from the Burlingame picnic area from Apr 1 through Sept. 30.
All escapes, bites to humans/other animals, and contact with wildlife must be reported to appropriate park staff.
Violation of any of the above requirements or any provision of DEMs Park and Management Area Rules and Regulations may result in eviction from the park/mgmt area and penalties not to exceed $100 for each violation.
Violations of RI rabies laws and regulations are considered misdemeanor offenses in accordance with RIGL S4-13-32, and can result in seizure and impounding of the pet.