Burlingame State Park RV & Campground Guide

Rhode Island

Perched in the Charlestown Forest of Rhode Island, Burlingame State Park is an outdoor haven boasting over 3,000 acres of wooden playground, wildlife, and water. In addition to some quality glamping, you can splash around in the Watchaug Pond or enjoy exploring the woodlands on one of the many trails within the park. There's also a boat ramp, various picnic areas, fishing opportunities, and a huge beach for swimming. The nearest cities include Newport and Narragansett, RI, and the weather tends to vary greatly in this region. It's a good idea to do some weather research before you hit the road as well as carry layers that will keep you comfortable in snow, rain, or shine.

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Spring 46-49 F
Summer 62-80 F
Fall 41-55 F
Winter 15-25 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Burlingame State Park

There are endless camping opportunities in and around Burlingame State Park, including options for both RVs and tents. If spending the night in a tent isn't in your handbook, then utilize the warmth and all-round comfort that an RV provides. If you don't own an RV, you can simply rent one from RVshare that fits your custom needs.

Burlingame Campground

The best way to enjoy the park may be with a campsite at the Burlingame Campground, nestled inside the gates of Charlestown Forest. You'll wake up to sprawling views of the forest and watch the lake's sunset from your picnic table. This spot boasts over 755 campsites, with RV pads ranging from 4 to 119 feet in length. It's located on a lake, so when it's hot, you can take a dip or take advantage of canoe rentals and a spacious playground. Although some campsites are not right on the lake, Watchaug Pond is just a hop, skip, and jump away from all these sites. Nightly rates range between $16 and $40, and it's best to reserve your spot some weeks in advance so you can get a campsite that is the perfect size for your rig.

• Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookups: Yes • Wi-Fi: No • Pet-friendly: Yes • Other amenities: Full-service restrooms, fire pit, vault toilets

Mystic KOA Holiday

For the ideal combination of rustic, old-country appeal and modern convenience, turn to Mystic KOA Holiday in North Stonington, Connecticut. Less than half an hour from the ocean breezes of Misquamicut Beach and adjacent to attractions like casinos, museums, aquariums, and even dinosaur parades, Mystic KOA Holiday is a great spot to set up your tent and explore all that Rhode Island has to offer.

• Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: Yes • Wi-Fi: Yes • Pet-friendly: Yes • Other amenities: Cable TV, mini-golf, fishing, bike rentals

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What to Do at
Burlingame State Park

Inside Burlingame State Park

Burlingame State Park isn't just a campers' paradise; it's also a favorite for anyone who likes outdoor fun. There's a 9-mile Burlingame State Park Campground Trail to explore. If you want a tougher challenge, try the Watchaug Pond Trail, which is an 11-mile loop located just outside the other trail. The northern section of the pond is also a great hunting spot in the offseason whether you're into critter hunting for turkeys or looking for big game like deer. Other fun activities and experiences within the park include picnicking, fishing, and swimming.

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How to Get to
Burlingame State Park

Burlingame State Park is situated off U.S. Route 1 in Charlestown, Rhode Island. This is one of the major highways that traverses the tiny state, so you can't miss it. From points east, drive west over Jamestown/Newport bridges, and take Route 1 going southbound. Then, drive for another 18 miles before taking the second Burlingame exit.

Entering Burlingame State Park

The park offers year-round recreational activities and usually charges between $12 and $44 for an overnight stay. Otherwise, day-use park entrance fees are as follows:

Burlingame State Park Per vehicle : $5.0

1-7 adults per vehicle

Burlingame State Park Per bicycle : $2.0

$2 to $3

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Frequently Asked Questions About Burlingame State Park

Are there designated RV camping spots in Burlingame State Park?

The Burlingame State Park campground features over 700 rustic campsites that are suitable for RVs. Although the campsites don't offer hookups, they feature RV pads ranging from four to 119 feet in length.

What is the climate of Burlingame State Park?

Burlingame State Park typically experiences cold, snowy winters and moderately warm summers. The park is usually between 22 and 44 degrees during winter and between 57 and 80 degrees during summer.

What is the best time of year to visit Burlingame State Park?

Most people find that the best times to visit Burlingame State Park are between June and September. During summer, the area is typically warm and pleasant for enjoying outdoor recreational activities.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Burlingame State Park?

The park is inhabited by many interesting wildlife species, including rabbits, deer, foxes, muskrats, coyotes, box turtles, wild turkeys, waterfowl, woodcocks, ruffed grouse, and a variety of songbirds, amphibians, and reptiles.

Are pets allowed at Burlingame State Park?

Pets are allowed in the campground but not in the day-use area. Dogs must be on leashes of less than six feet and wear collars with valid license tags. You may have to show rabies vaccination certificates for your pets.