Rocky Point State Park RV & Campground Guide

Rhode Island

The Rocky Point State Park is a passive use area that was once an amusement park where thousands enjoyed themselves every year. Sitting just 13 miles from Providence, RI, and inside the city limits of Warwick, RI, on the Narragansett Bay shore, the park attracted crowds for over a century before closing. Today, the park is silent, with ghosts of rides still evident among what is left of their structures. It's a fascinating reminder of a time when amusement parks and picnic extravaganzas were common among the New England crowd. You can observe, but not remove, pieces of the old rides, wildlife, and plants as you walk the grounds on the paved pathways. 

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Fall 32-73 F
Winter 23-50 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Rocky Point State Park

Since Rocky Point State Park is a passive use area, you cannot camp anywhere within the 124 acres that it covers. There are, however, several RV campgrounds within easy reach of the park. Consider getting a rental from RVshare so you can enjoy your road trip with plenty of amenities.

Holiday Acres Camping Resort

Holiday Acres Camping Resort, located in North Scituate, RI, is only 17 miles from Rocky Point State Park. The resort offers 85 campsites that handle RVs up to 50 feet in length. Staying at this resort gets you water and electrical hookups on all RV sites and sewer hookups on 18 sites. It accommodates either back-in or pull-through RVs. A camp store is open during the day. The resort sits alongside Coomer’s Lake that allows clients to swim, kayak, canoe, or boat. Boat rentals are available for those who wish to venture further into the lake.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 30/50-amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes for 18 campsites
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $44 to $50 per night

Oak Embers Campground

Oak Embers Campground is a family-oriented campground 18 miles southwest of Rocky Point State Park. Of the 110 campsites at the campground, 67 are reserved for RV camping. Six restrooms and laundries are spaced throughout the campground. Oak Embers offers admittance to a swimming pool, game room, and outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, and fishing are within easy reach of the campground.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 30/50-amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes but for four sites only; a dump station is available for all the other sites
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $45-$50 per night

Wawaloam Campground

Wawaloam Campground is located 19 miles south of Rocky Point State Park in the town of West Kinston, RI. Wawaloam is a large family-oriented campground with 115 of its 315 RV campsites reserved for temporary camping. The campground sits close to the center of Rhode Island and is the perfect spot to set your stakes from which to explore the surrounding area. The campground itself holds regular dinners, breakfasts, and fun activities for the whole family. It features a waterpark for the kids and craft fairs, dances, and mini-golf for the adults.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes, but only on 30 of the RV sites; a dump station is available for the rest.
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes

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What to Do at
Rocky Point State Park

Inside Rocky Point State Park

The re-emergence of Rocky Point as a state park came as a surprise to previous visitors who remember the carnival atmosphere that permeated the past. This passive use area is now a piece of memory for the older generations and a local wildlife wonderland for the new. Hiking the trails that criss-cross the 124-acre park is the principal exercise you get at this park. Fishing is allowed off the bank for those with a valid angling license. There are no facilities in the park, so come prepared with water, food, and emergency supplies. 

Outside Rocky Point State Park

The area surrounding Rocky Point State Park is densely populated. The state capital, Providence, is only 13 miles away. Several small communities, each with its own personality, are in the immediate area of the park. Cuisine of every type is immediately available while shopping opportunities abound, and there is an incredible array of sights to see. 

Restaurants

Top of the Bay

Customers who stop and eat at the Top of the Bay restaurant in Warwick get a fantastic view of Greenwich Bay and Buttonwoods Cove. Locals prefer this restaurant for special occasions because of the view and the varied cuisine that the restaurant offers. Located only five minutes from the park, Top of the Bay is a great place to stop and eat after spending hours exploring.

Type: Seafood, New England Classic, Italian

Location: 898 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI 02889

Not Your Average Joe's

At Not Your Average Joe’s restaurant, you find a mix of cuisines. This New England chain has succeeded because of its quality menu and service. Not Your Average Joe’s restaurant in Warwick is just 10 minutes from Rocky Point State Park.

Type: Pizza, American

Location: 400 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI 02886

Sophia's Tuscan Grille

There are many Italian restaurants in the area of the park, but one of the best is Sophia’s Tuscan Grille. Housed just 15 minutes from Rocky Point State Park, this restaurant provides authentic Tuscan cuisine. The restaurant is only open in the evenings on four days of the week: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Type: Italian

Location: 1729 Warwick Ave, Warwick, RI 02889

Shopping

Ocean State Souvenirs

You can look all over Rhode Island and not find another shop like Ocean State Souvenirs. At this shop, you will find all those little pieces that you can place about the house to remind you of that unique vacation you spent in Rhode Island. The shop is only about 20 minutes away from Rocky Point State Park and is well worth the time to visit.

Location: 2105 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886

Nordstrom Rack Warwick Mall

The Nordstrom Rack Warwick Mall specializes in providing high-quality apparel and attire for every occasion, even camping. If you find you or members of your family are running short on clothing, make a short run to the Nordstrom Rack. The store is only eight minutes from the park.

Location: 400 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI 02889

Providence Place

In the state’s capital city of Providence, there is a new shopping mall called the Providence Place. The mall holds every type of store you can imagine, including jewelers, fashion shops, restaurants, banks, and department stores. Providence is only 10 minutes away from the park, and the mall is so large that it is easy to find.

Location: 1 Providence Pl, Providence, RI 02903

Sightseeing

Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village

While you are in Rhode Island, stop at the Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village in Providence. The zoo is considered one of the finest on the East Coast. The animals are presented in habitats created to be as close to their natural environment as possible.

Location: 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907

John Brown House Museum

If you are interested in history, step into the John Brown House Museum. This 18th-century house is a meticulously restored example of the wealth and power that developed in the American “gilded-age.” Guides provide information and answer all questions during hour-long tours that encompass the house and the grounds.

Location: 52 Power St, Providence, RI 02906

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How to Get to
Rocky Point State Park

If you are driving your RV from Providence in the north, take I-95 S to Exit 12A and drive toward RI-5. Travel through Warwick. The park is on the bay shore. You can also reach Warwick from the south by following RI-1 up the coast of Rhode Island from Connecticut.

Entering Rocky Point State Park

Rocky Point State Park is open 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On Sunday, it's open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The fees for the use of Rocky Point State Park vary. Prices are lower during Twilight hours between 4 p.m. and closing.

Children under the age of 12 : $0

Adults (ages 12 and up) : $8

Weekends and Holidays $8, Weekdays $7, Twilight hours $4

Seniors (ages 62 and up) : $5

Weekends and Holidays $5, Weekdays $5, Twilight hours $2.50 

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