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A new fee structure is now in effect at all RI State Campgrounds. Residents will notice a minimal increase, whilst non-resident rates are almost doubled or more. Rates for campground reservations booked before 6/12/19 will not change. Also, please note that they have changed their booking, cancellation and refund policies. Please be sure to review before making your reservation.
Tent/RV Site Fee
Second Car Pass
Visitors (can not stay overnight)
You may be permitted to 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. Employees may not allow this on busy weekends/holidays.
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.
RHODE ISLAND STATE PARK DIVISION
RHODE ISLAND DEM
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Relay Service
Only one family (immediate family) is allowed per campsite. Families over (6) reserve an additional site due to the size of the campsites. Non-family groups shall be limited to (6) persons per campsite.
Cabin sites are limited to a maximum of (6) persons and the amount of vehicles listed on the site description, no exceptions.
Campsites with a maximum vehicle length based on the site description will accommodate one (1) wheeled unit plus the specified number of tents, unless otherwise stated in the park or site alerts.
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 and can be found in the specific site description.
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.
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 is required for check in at the park and must consist of a driver's license, passport, or military ID.
Complete new policy 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.
Pet Certification forms and legal documentation may be downloaded/read here.
No more than 2 pets per campsite.
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.