Colt State Park RV & Campground Guide

Rhode Island

While known for hosting Fourth of July fireworks, Colt State Park offers recreational activities for visitors all throughout the year. This 464-acre park’s western shore is located on Narragansett Bay near Bristol, Rhode Island. When you visit, you can ride along the four miles of bike trails through the fruit orchards before stopping to have a picnic lunch at the shaded tables. The manicured lawns make a great spot to play your favorite outdoor games or spread out a blanket and read your favorite book. Colt State Park is located about 17 miles southeast of Providence, 15 miles north of Newport, and less than 5 miles from the Massachusetts state line. 

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Weather
Spring 43-54 F
Summer 65-75 F
Fall 60-70 F
Winter 28-40 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Colt State Park

Colt State Park is the perfect place to escape from the rat race of life. To truly enjoy all that Narragansett Bay has to offer, bring your RV so that you can camp in the area. If you do not have one, get a rental on RVshare.com

Melville Ponds Campground

Melville Ponds Campground is located on Aquidneck Island in Newport County near Portsmouth, Rhode Island. This campground, where rates start at about $51 per night, is close to Melville Upper Pond and the Portsmouth RI Dog Park.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other features: Close to stores and restaurants

Wawaloam Campground

The staff at Wawaloam Campground has been welcoming guests for over 50 years, and the property is still operated by the same family that opened it. Here, you can enjoy lots of campground activities, including crafts, dances, movie nights, and miniature golf. A special treat at this campground, where rates start at about $35, is the Saturday night fish suppers that feature fresh-caught fish.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other features: Pool with waterslide, crafts, miniature golf

Worden-Pond Family Campground

Worden-Pond Family Campground has been a family-operated campground for more than 50 years. Rates at this pond-side campground start at $50 per night. Seasonal camping and winter storage are available.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other features: Pond

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What to Do at
Colt State Park

Inside Colt State Park

You may want to start your visit to Colt State Park with a visit to the on-site history museum. This park was originally privately owned by Samuel Colt, who ordered the construction of many of the walls that are still visible today. If you're planning a special event, consider reserving the open-air Chapel by the Sea. You can also play on 10 sports fields, have a picnic, ride bikes, and climb the observation tower when visiting this state park. The park is home to the oldest public fireworks show in America.

Outside Colt State Park

The charming city of Bristol, which was laid out around the same time that the U.S. Constitution was signed, offers many fun things to do. You can find excellent places to dine and shop. There are also activities in all the surrounding towns that you will not want to miss.

Restaurants

The Beehive Café

Breakfast is served for 12 hours a day at the Beehive Café, so you have plenty of time to enjoy their specials, like peach compote French toast, breakfast burritos, and butternut cornbread hash. You can also get great lunch and dinner options at this restaurant that changes their menus seasonally and buys as much locally as possible.

Type: American

Location: 10 Franklin St, Bristol, RI 02809

Pomodoro Pizzeria

You will think you have left Rhode Island and gone to Southern Italy when you dine at Pomodoro Pizzeria. While the pizza is amazing, you can also get veal parmesan, broccoli rabe, and many other delicious choices. Patrons may dine in, sit on the outside patio, or take orders to go.

Type: Italian

Location: 271 Wood St, Bristol, RI 02809

Aldan's Pub

Aldan’s Pub on Bristol’s waterfront has been serving outstanding Irish pub food since 1992. Dine on a corned beef and cabbage dinner, fish and chips, burgers, and salad entrees while drinking off the beer menu that features top choices from around the world.

Type: Irish

Location: 5 John St, Bristol, RI 02809

Leo's Ristorante

Select one of the white sauce or traditional pizzas when dining at Leo’s Ristorante. If you want something lighter, consider their fresh salads and house-made soups. Gluten-free options are also available.

Type: Italian

Location: 365 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809

15 Point Road

Enjoy dining on the patio at 15 Point Road while enjoying spectacular moonlit views. You can also opt to sit in the dining room with its large windows, giving you the perfect view of the river with its commercial fisherman going by. Either way, you'll love the new American-haute cuisine served creatively at this restaurant.

Type: American

Location: 15 Point Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871

Shopping

Caron Jewelers

Caron Jewelers has been offering top-of-the-line necklaces, earrings, rings, and more to customers since 1956.

Location: 473 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809

Made in Warren Artists Cooperative

At Made in Warren Artists Cooperative, you'll find glasswork, ceramics, painting, prints, textiles, wood, paper, and jewelry creations from Southeast New England artists. This venue often holds special events, so be sure to check their calendar.

Location: 476 Main St, Warren, RI 02885

Kate & Company

While checking out their home décor and gift items, you can grab gourmet food to snack on at Kate and Company.

Location: 301 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809

Wink Gift Store

Light up someone’s life with a gift from Wink Gift Store. Pick up some bath and beauty products or new décor for yourself. This store carries many locally inspired options.

Location: 7 State St, Bristol, RI 02809

Grasmere

If you love eclectic living and mindful design, head to Grasmere while you are in town. You can get natural-textile clothing, floral arrangements, unique vintage objects, and more.

Location: 6 Franklin St, Bristol, Ri 02809

Sightseeing

Mount Hope Farm

Mount Hope Farm is a classical New England farm spread across 127 acres. You'll see Nigerian goats, Southdown sheep, and donkeys at this property that's on the National Register of Historic Places. Check out their calendar for educational and recreational opportunities.

Location: 250 Metacom Ave, Bristol, RI 02809

Coggeshall Farm Museum

Through live interpretations and historic structures, you can learn about late 18th-century salt marsh farmers at Coggeshall Farm Museum. Visitors can also view heritage animals and heirloom plants.

Location: 1 Colt Dr, Bristol, RI 02809

Linden Place Museum

Linden Place Museum is an 1810 Federal mansion that was designed and built by Rhode Island architect Russell Warren. The oldest buildings on this property date from 1750. Check their special events calendar because it is often used as a wedding venue.

Location: 500 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809

Bristol Art Museum

The Bristol Art Museum hosts quarterly juried exhibits and an annual exhibition.

Location: 10 Wardwell St, Bristol, RI 02809

Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame

View over 60 vintage and antique boats, including many built by the Herreshoff Corporation, at the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame. View over 500 ship models. Four-time America's Cup defender Halsey Herreshoff created the America's Cup Hall of Fame at this site.

Location: 1 Burnside St, Bristol, RI 02809

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How to Get to
Colt State Park

It is easy to get to Colt State Park from Bristol. However, you must go northeast before coming back south to reach this park. Start by getting on Hope Street in Bristol. Turn left on Asylum Road. This road will become Colt Drive and take you to the park. 

Entering Colt State Park

This park is open daily from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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