Goddard Memorial State Park RV & Campground Guide

Rhode Island

Deep in the heart of Warick and located along the Greenwich Cove, Goddard Memorial State Park is known as one of Rhode Island's most popular metropolitan parks. Sprawling across nearly 500 acres that are home to 62 deciduous and 19 evergreen tree species, this state park incorporates fields, forests, and lawns for visitors to enjoy. Opened in June of 1930, Goddard Memorial State Park has grown to incorporate a golf course, bathhouse and saltwater beach, bridle trails, game fields, picnic tables, and a performing arts center. In 1979, the park embarked on a journey to begin renovating existing structures and venues and continues to do so. Visitors can also enjoy 10 other nearby parks, including Colt State Park in Bristol and Beavertail State Park in Jamestown, and it's also close to Cranston, Rhode Island. Known as the "City by the Bay," Warwick is home to many attractions, restaurants, and shopping areas that visitors are sure to enjoy.

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Spring 30-69 F
Summer 58-82 F
Fall 44-74 F
Winter 21-53 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Goddard Memorial State Park

With the number of state parks nearby and the inclusive amenities Goddard Memorial State Park has to offer, there are plenty of nearby camping opportunities available. Why stay in a cramped hotel room when you can enjoy the peaceful wilderness of Warwick, RI, in an RV?

If you do not own an RV or have access to one, it is easy to find RV rentals nearby at RVshare. RVshare can meet your size, budget, and location needs, matching you up with the perfect unit for your getaway. These rentals come with 24/7 roadside assistance, nationwide insurance, and a helpful team to answer any questions you may have.

Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground

Offering an atmosphere that is characteristic of a seaside village, Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground is located one mile from the Block Island Ferry Dock in Narragansett. It sprawls over 91 acres on Point Judith and occupies an area of former Fort Nathaniel Greene.

  • Starting Nightly Rate: $28

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Electrical Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-Friendly: Yes, domestic

  • Other amenities: Viewing platform, ranger station, playground, and historic sites

Melville Ponds Campground

Located just five miles away from Historical Newport and Sandy Point Beach, Melville Ponds Campground offers beautiful tent and RV sites that are shaded and level. On-site attractions, such as fishing, hiking, walking trails, horseshoes, and volleyball, make this RV park an optimal vacation spot for families.

  • Starting Nightly Rate: $51

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Electrical Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-Friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Stone paver patio at sites, firepits, stocked camp store, cable TV

Wawaloam Campground

Named after a Nipmuck Native American princess, the Wawaloam Campground is a popular destination for campers in the southern New England vicinity. Featuring attractions that were made for family fun, like an on-site waterpark and mini-golf, Wawaloam is focused on providing a little something for everyone.

  • Starting Nightly Rate: $55 (includes 2 adults and 3 children)

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Electrical Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-Friendly: Yes, with an additional fee of $5 per night

  • Other amenities: Daily activities, exclusive water slide access, holiday celebrations

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What to Do at
Goddard Memorial State Park

Inside Goddard Memorial State Park

Visitors to Goddard Memorial State Park have limitless options of amenities and features, which include hiking trails, 18 miles of bridle trails, golf, picnic areas, and a wedding and concert venue. Not only does this park offer a wide array of recreational activities, but its scenic atmosphere along Greenwich Cove and Greenwich Bay provide perfect photo opportunities. On a property with historic ties to the Revolutionary War, Goddard Memorial State Park has received numerous upgrades over the past 85 years to keep the grounds in immaculate condition for visitors to enjoy. Rich in history, this state park is a legacy in the Warwick, RI, area.

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How to Get to
Goddard Memorial State Park

Located on the Eastern-most edge of Rhode Island, Goddard Memorial State Park is most conveniently reached by traveling on U.S.-1. Turning off this highway onto Ives Road will take you directly to the entry of this state park. The ending address for Goddard Memorial State Park is 1095 Ives Road, Warwick, Rhode Island 02818. 

Entering Goddard Memorial State Park

Goddard Memorial State Park is open year-round from sunrise to sundown. Currently, operating hours are from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. seven days a week. Swimming is back open for visitors to enjoy. 

Goddard Memorial State Park Entry fee : $0.0

The city of Warwick donated the Goddard Memorial State Park land to the community to use at no cost. Enjoying the great outdoors is made easier thanks to this no-cost destination.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Goddard Memorial State Park

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

If you want to take full advantage of all Goddard Memorial State Park has to offer, visit during the peak season — late spring to early fall. During this time of the year, most facilities are open for public use.

What is the climate of Goddard Memorial State Park?

The park's climate is warm and mild from spring to fall thanks to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. However, it still gets cold during the winter, so plan accordingly.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Goddard Memorial State Park?

If you like bird-watching, Goddard Memorial State Park has over 100 bird species for you to view. Its forested areas are also home to woodland animals like turkeys, beavers, and deer.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Goddard Memorial State Park?

Goddard Memorial State Park is for day use only. Camping isn't allowed in the park. If you have an RV and want to camp nearby, check out George Washington State Campground.

Are pets allowed at Goddard Memorial State Park?

Exploring the park with your pets, especially dogs, is highly encouraged. If you bring your dog for a hike or to hang out, just make sure they're on a leash and you pick up their waste.