Pulaski State Park RV & Campground Guide

Rhode Island

The Pulaski State Park is in the northwestern Rhode Island town of Glocester in Providence County. The 100-acre park, which was founded in 1939, is officially known as the Pulaski Memorial Recreation Area and sits within the 4,000-acre George Washington Management Area. This day-use park offers opportunities for hiking, picnics, fishing, hunting, bicycling, horseback riding, summer swimming at Peck Pond, and wintertime cross-country skiing on 10 miles of groomed trails. While the local climate in spring and summer remains moderate, the region can get chilly during the winter. The charming villages of Harmony and Chepachet are within historic Glocester, which was established in 1639. Within a brief drive are the towns of Scituate and Smithfield in Rhode Island and Putnum across the state line in Connecticut.

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Spring 30-71 F
Summer 55-81 F
Fall 35-71 F
Winter 19-44 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Pulaski State Park

The best way to immerse yourself in a Rhode Island road trip is to travel by RV. You'll find many campgrounds in the Glocester region. Stopping into day-use parks with an RV is also extremely convenient as you can return to the camper for meals and rest breaks. If you don't have an RV, consider renting from RVshare, where you can find the ideal size and style to suit your needs.

George Washington Campground

The closest option to Pulaski State Park is George Washington Campground. This 100-acre campground is within the George Washington Management Area on the Bowdish Reservoir in Chepachet. A superb spot to enjoy fishing or outdoor activities, this primitive-style campground offers 45 standard RV gravel sites that run between $14 and $20 nightly.

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: No

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other features: Water available at spigots within campground, dump station, boat launch with ramp, bathrooms (outhouses or pit toilets – no shower facilities)

Bowdish Lake Camping Area

You can enjoy sandy beaches at Bowdish Lake Camping Area in Chepachet. That's in addition to the spacious campsites and activities such as fishing, swimming, games, and more. The park allows RVs or trailers under 35 feet in length. Rates range between $30 and $200 nightly, depending on the season and campsite location.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes (some sites)

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes (some breed restrictions)

  • Other features: Cable, modern bathhouses, coin showers, snack bar, camp store, 300-acre lake, pond, tennis and basketball courts

Oakleaf Family Campground

The family-run Oakleaf Family Campground in Chepachet is a quaint retreat that invites relaxation. While here, you can enjoy a swim, horseshoes, basketball, bocce, and other campground activities. The nightly rate is $32.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes (30 amp)

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other features: Bathhouses with hot showers, swimming pool, camp store, dump station, campsite picnic table and fire pit

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What to Do at
Pulaski State Park

Inside Pulaski State Park

Pulaski State Park offers a wide array of recreational activities all year. Visitors come to enjoy hiking trails, beach swimming, fishing, biking, horseback riding, bird-watching, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. You can finish off your exciting day by unwinding with a picnic lunch while taking in the beautiful natural views. The park, which is day-use only, welcomes dogs on a leash from April to October, but pets are not allowed on the beach areas during summer.

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How to Get to
Pulaski State Park

Follow Route 44 (Putnam Road) west from Chepachet about 6.5 miles. You'll turn north on Pulaski Road at the brown state park sign. Follow the entrance road and watch for trailhead or recreational parking areas.

Entering Pulaski State Park

Pulaski State Park is open daily from dawn to dusk. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pulaski State Park

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

If you are looking to enjoy cold-weather activities such as skiing, then the best time of year to visit Pulaski State Park is during the winter. However, many visitors prefer summer and early fall as a time to visit the park.

What is the climate of Pulaski State Park?

Located in Rhode Island, the climate of Pulaski State Park involves mild, balmy temperatures during the summer and fall. In the winter, temperatures drop markedly. Snow is common during the winter.

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

Pulaski State Park offers many opportunities for watching birds of various species. There are also a plethora of ducks, frogs, squirrels, and even butterflies. This wildlife is typically best seen during the spring, summer, and fall.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Pulaski State Park?

There are designated RV spots at the Bowdish Lake Camping Area, where there are RV hookups (including water and electricity). RVs must be less than 35 feet long, and prices range between $30 and $200 per night.

Are pets allowed at Pulaski State Park?

Yes, but some grounds have a restriction on certain breeds of dog in the park. There are also leash requirements for dogs who are brought to the park, even though they are typically housed in an RV.