Lincoln Woods State Park RV & Campground Guide

Rhode Island

Located in the city of Lincoln, Rhode Island, Lincoln Woods State Park is a large public recreation area that borders Olney Pond. That 128-acre reservoir feeds the water in the park and has a central boat ramp that you can use for free. You'll find easy access to the park and both trails for biking and horseback riding. Nearby cities that you might pass on your way to the park include Central Falls, Pawtucket and Smithfield. Named for President Abraham Lincoln, the park is known for its bouldering and glacial outlooks.

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Spring 55-64 F
Summer 63-81 F
Fall 39-59 F
Winter 23-40 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lincoln Woods State Park

With an RV, you can stay near Lincoln Woods State Park and be close to all your favorite activities. Consider getting a rental from RVshare in Providence or another nearby town. You'll find rental agreements that allow you to leave the RV in the campground of your choosing or drop it off on your way out of Rhode Island.

Holiday Acres Campground

Since opening in 1945, Holiday Acres Campground has become a local favorite. Rates start at only $43 on weekdays and $49 on weekends, and you'll find discounts for those who stay for a full week.

• Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: Yes • Wi-Fi: Yes • Pet-friendly: Yes • Other amenities: Horseshoe pits, pool table, boat access, adult area, game room, laundry facilities

Ashaway RV Resort

Close to two major Rhode Island cities and the state park, Ashaway RV Resort opens in April each year and closes in October. Both monthly and weekly rates are available, but guests can also pay $85 per night on weekdays and $95 per night on weekends and holidays.

• Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: Yes • Wi-Fi: Yes • Pet-friendly: Yes • Other amenities: Swimming pool, dog park, camp store, splash pad, volleyball court, tennis courts, laundry room, miniature golf course

Melville Ponds Campground

Only 5 miles away from Newport, Melville Ponds Campground has sites for both RV and tent campers. Back-in sites cost $51 per night, and pull-through sites start at $61 a night.

• Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: Yes • Wi-Fi: Yes • Pet-friendly: Yes • Other amenities: Cable TV, horseshoe pits, dump station, fishing spots, basketball court, volleyball court, shady spots

Wawaloam Campground

The waterslides at the Wawaloam Campground help you stay cool during your summer vacation. With sites available for tents and campers, you'll find rates that range from just $5 to $20 per night.

• Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: Yes • Wi-Fi: Yes • Pet-friendly: Yes • Other amenities: Waterslides, splash park, scheduled activities, breakfast bar, Friday night dinners

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What to Do at
Lincoln Woods State Park

Inside Lincoln Woods State Park

If you want to hit the water, the REI Boathouse makes it easy to rent a kayak or canoe and get any required permits. You can rent a boat by the hour or for the full day. There's also a swimming beach where lifeguards are on duty from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the warmer season. Sunset Stables offers lessons for those who want to learn how to ride a horse and go on trail riding experiences. You'll also find fishing spots as well as trails for horseback riding, biking, and hiking.

Outside Lincoln Woods State Park

The area just outside Lincoln Woods State Park is home to attractions that you can hit on your way to and from the park. You'll find plenty of restaurants, museums, and shops in Lincoln. Pawtucket, the fourth-largest city in Rhode Island, is just a few miles south.


Tratoria Romana Lincoln

Known for elegant and upscale Italian food, this restaurant is a nice place to visit when you want to take a break from barbecue or celebrate a special occasion. This is the place to go when you want to dress up.

Type: Italian

Location: 3 Wake Robin Rd, Lincoln, RI 02865

Asia Grille

Often called the best Chinese restaurant in Lincoln, Asia Grille offers a menu filled with traditional and authentic Chinese dishes as well as some American favorites. It also has a takeout menu for those who want to take food back to their campground.

Type: Chinese

Location: 622 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI 02865

Shanna's Country Kitchen

Whether you have a craving for a rich and hearty breakfast or a filling dinner, you'll find dozens of authentic Southern dishes on the menu at Shanna's Country Kitchen. The homemade biscuits are so yummy that you might want to grab an order to go.

Type: Southern

Location: 1515 Old Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI 02865

Frank's Restaurant

Frank knows how to make a mean omelet as well as comfort food that might remind you of home, including meatloaf and spaghetti. The joint is especially busy during the dinner rush and early in the morning.

Type: Comfort food

Location: 614 Smithfield Ave, Lincoln, RI 02865

The Lodge Pub & Eatery

Though known as a gastropub, The Lodge Pub & Eatery has a menu that includes options for adults and kids. You'll want to try the Cabin Burger and fish tacos. Macaroni and cheese and other dishes on the kids' menu appeal to younger diners.

Type: Gastropub

Location: 40 Breakneck Hill Rd, Lincoln, RI 02865


Lincoln Mall

No matter what you have on your shopping list, you'll find it at the Lincoln Mall, which is home to both national chains and some local shops.

Location: 622 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI 02865

The Crossing at Smithfield

Home to more than 10 big stores, the Crossing at Smithfield is an outdoor strip mall that's perfect for when you need clothing and camping supplies for your trip.

Location: 371 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917

Frog & Toad - East

This tiny shop offers unique gifts and souvenirs that you won't find anywhere else as well as friendly faces and things that will make you laugh.

Location: 795 Hope St, Lincoln, RI 02906

Blackbirds Consignment Shop

You can shop for special-occasion clothing as well as vintage apparel at this local shop that resells apparel and accessories for women.

Location: 1800 Mineral Springs Ave, North Providence, RI 02904

Rhody Craft

The best place to shop for craft supplies in the state is Rhody Craft, which offers a wide selection of beads and items for making jewelry.

Location: 769 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906


Hearthside House Museum

Local legend says that the man who built this house won the lottery and wanted to create a showpiece that would make a local woman fall in love with him. It served as a private home for more than a century before becoming one of the area's top museums.

Location: 677 Great Rd, Lincoln, RI 02865

Eleazer Arnold House

Not far away from the Hearthside House Museum is the Eleazer Arnold House, which dates back to 1693. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is also a National Historic Landmark. The house features hundreds of fieldstones collected from the area.

Location: 487 Great Rd, Lincoln, RI 02865

Lime Rock Preserve

The Lime Rock Preserve is only 10 minutes from Providence and close to Lincoln Woods State Park. It is home to more than 30 plant species that are native to Rhode Island that you can see thriving in the warmer months. You'll have the chance to trek through the snow and look for animal tracks in the winter.

Location: Lincoln, RI

Olney Pond

Spanning more than 120 acres, Olney Pond feeds the water that runs through Lincoln Woods State Park. Stocked with several types of fish, it's one of the area's best places for fishing. It also has ramps for those who bring boats and boat rentals.

Location: Lincoln, RI

The Great Escape Room

Try your hand at one of the four escape rooms here that are perfect for small and large groups. It takes up to 75 minutes to complete the Escape Artist Room and 60 minutes to finish the President's Bunker. There are also scavenger hunt-themed rooms.

Location: 146 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903

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How to Get to
Lincoln Woods State Park

To get to Lincoln Woods State Park, take either Route 146 or Route 123. The park has a convenient location between those two roads. Both roads have signs that direct you to Manchester Print Works Road and the entrance to the park. You can enter by foot or with your vehicle through the entrance.

Entering Lincoln Woods State Park

Lincoln Woods State Park is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Lincoln Woods State Park Game fields : $20.0

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Lincoln Woods State Park Picnic shelter/gazebo rental : $100.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lincoln Woods State Park

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

Most visitors find the fall the most beautiful and peaceful time to visit Lincoln Woods State Park. At that time, the temperatures are crisp, and the fall foliage is magnificent.

What is the climate of Lincoln Woods State Park?

Lincoln Woods State Park experiences the typical Rhode Island climate, a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. Winters in the region can include a mix of snow and rain.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Lincoln Woods State Park?

Lincoln Woods State Park is an excellent park for bird-watchers. During the day, stay alert for sparrows, finches, and white-breasted nuthatches. Take in the sounds of screech owls and great horned owls on a night hike!

Are there designated RV camping spots in Lincoln Woods State Park?

Lincoln Woods State Park doesn't have a campground. If you want to camp nearby, check out the Holiday Acres Campground, which has full hookups, or Ashaway RV Resort, which is open from April through October.

Are pets allowed at Lincoln Woods State Park?

You may bring your pets to the state park. If you bring your dog, make sure they're on a leash at all times and be a conscientious pet owner, always cleaning up after your pet.