Burlingame State Park RV & Campground Guide
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.
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.
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.
Outside Burlingame State Park
One of the most exciting things about Burlingame State Park is that there's so much to do outside. Since Burlingame is within minutes of gorgeous beaches and an extensive shoreline, it's nearly impossible to experience a dull moment while you're in the region.
The vibrant, busy Café Nuovo offers mouthwatering cuisine in a cozy and light environment on the Gondola Landing off Providence's iconic Riverwalk. Be sure to try the broccoli and black truffle butter, veal slice with duck-fat roasted potatoes, or the ever-famous Scottish salmon. Just 46 miles from Burlingame in Providence, this contemporary American restaurant also offers a variety of desserts, with everything from lemon cheesecake to a pot of mousse.
Location: One Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI 02903
This award-winning restaurant located in Providence is known for its fresh, melt-in-your-mouth Middle Eastern cuisine. You can choose to dine in or scuttle off with a variety of tasty flavors, such as the locally famed falafel, served with yogurt sauce, hummus, and Syrian bread. You can also opt for one of the house salads, such as chicken kabob sprinkled with hot buffalo sauce.
Type: Middle Eastern
Location: 278 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906
Located in downtown Narragansett, this shopping mall is a great place to dine and shop before you head for sites like the South County Museum and the Village of Galilee. You can even freshen up with a haircut at Great Clips or a stop at Magic Nails Salon. You'll also find the mall useful if you've forgotten essential RV supplies or you simply need some retail stock.
Location: 91 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, RI 02882
Rhode Island's showiest and most celebrated Gilded Age castle was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt in the 1890s and reflected the vast wealth of the Vanderbilt family, who never risked being outclassed by their wealthy rivals. Visitors can drink in the beauty of the marble columns, ceiling paintings, mosaics, and carved stucco that make the mansion such a top-rated attraction.
Location: 44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI 02840
Despite its reputation as one of the state's oldest parks, Roger Williams Park Zoo is a great example of modern zoo ethics and design. Largely cage-free, this 40-acre zoo is a place where wildlife resides in environments as close as possible to their natural habitat and where tourists can see the animals with a reduced number of barriers.
Location: 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907
If you're up for more castle viewing after the Breakers, follow it up with a visit to the posh mansions that are spread grandly between the ocean and Bellevue Avenue. A stroll across Bellevue reveals their grand entrances and lavish facades while the Cliff Walk gives majestic views of the ocean.
Location: 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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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