Snake Den State Park RV & Campground Guide

Rhode Island

The Snake Den State Park is a farm turned recreational area between Route 6 and Greenville Avenue near Johnston, Rhode Island. Though they have limited recreational activities, what they intentionally lack in development they make up for in rustic charm. Dame Farm, the aforementioned farm, is up and running to this day. With the park's tendency to shy away from most modern things, it’s a great place to unplug and get away from the distractions of the modern world. When you need some modern conveniences, however, you'll find Providence and Cranston, Rhode Island, nearby. 

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Spring 38-59 F
Summer 67-72 F
Fall 44-65 F
Winter 29-35 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Snake Den State Park

RVing is a convenient and adventurous way to enjoy any state park. Renting from RVshare is a great way to be sure you can join in the fun. 

George Washington State Campground and Management Area

This 100-acre campground is located within the 4,000 acres of the George Washington Management Area. The forested area near this undeveloped camping site is perfect for hunting. Be sure to bring your orange vest if you plan to go hiking. On-site amenities include showers, restrooms, picnic tables, and fire pits.

  • Price: $18 per night

  • Maximum vehicle length: 45 feet

  • Maximum number of vehicles: Two

  • Maximum number of people: Six

  • Check-in time: 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

  • Checkout time: 11:00 a.m.

  • Site access: Back-in

  • Driveway surface: Gravel

  • Quiet time: 10:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.

  • Open: The second weekend of April through the end of October

  • Location: 2185 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814

Bowdish Lake Camping Area

Bowdish Lake Camping Area has so many fun and unique recreational activities that it's hard to mention them all. They boast of their cable television, modern bathhouses, and good cell service. There are weekly movie nights featuring classics like "Grease" on Fridays and family-friendly movies every Saturday. The children will enjoy the hay wagon rides, field races, and camp playground. There are also countless different events and fun competitions for you and your family to choose from. Amenities include electric hookups, showers, bathrooms, fire pits, and picnic tables.

  • Price: $30 per night (weekdays), $40 per night (weekends)

  • Maximum vehicle length: 35 feet

  • Maximum number of vehicles: Two

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Shade: Partial

  • Check-in time: After 5:00 p.m.

  • Checkout time: Before 5:00 p.m.

  • Site access: Drive-in

  • Driveway surface: Grass/Dirt

  • Quiet time: 10:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.

  • Open: Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend

  • Location: 40 Safari Trail, Chepachet, RI 02814

Oakleaf Family Campground

At Oakleaf Family Campground, every weekend is jam-packed with fun. They have diverse events ranging from murder mysteries/themed escape rooms to camp-wide super-soaker water events. Bring your RV here to give your family a trip they’ll never forget. When you stay here, you'll have access to electric hookups, fire pits, picnic tables, and bathrooms.

  • Price: $32 per night ($55 on holidays)

  • Maximum vehicle length: 35 feet

  • Maximum number of vehicles: Two

  • Maximum number of people: Six

  • Wi-Fi: N/A

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Check-in time: Before 9:00 p.m.

  • Checkout time: After 9:00 a.m.

  • Site access: Drive-in

  • Open: April 17th through November 1st

  • Location: 43 Oak Leaf Way, Chepachet, RI 02814

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What to Do at
Snake Den State Park

Inside Snake Den State Park

Hiking the nearby trails will take your breath away. The park hasn’t been developed, so the foliage is absolutely beautiful. Most visitors rave about the northernmost trail, just beyond Dame Farm. The path is clear-cut and easy to walk without guidance, and with the impressive rock features, cliffs, and gorgeous streams, the scenery is truly something to behold.

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How to Get to
Snake Den State Park

From Providence (15 minutes): Get on U.S. 6 W from Union St and continue to Johnston. Take the I-295 N/U.S. 6 W exit from U.S. 6 W and continue for 6.2 miles. Follow U.S. 6 W for 1.3 miles, and Snake Den State Park will come up on your right.

From Pawtucket (16 minutes): Travel on I-95 S from Exchange St. for 0.4 miles. Continue on I-95 S to Johnston. Take the I-295 N/U.S. 6 W exit from U.S. 6 W and continue for 11 miles. Follow U.S. 6 W for 1.3 miles. The Snake Den State Park entrance will be on the right.

From Woonsocket (21 minutes): Take Hamlet Ave. and Cumberland Hill Rd. to RI-99 S and travel for 2.4 miles. Take I-295 S to U.S. 6 W in Johnston and then take exit 9C-A from I-295 S. Continue for 12.1 miles and follow U.S. 6 W to your destination. In 0.9 miles, you’ll see the Snake Den State Park entrance on your right.

From Warwick (25 minutes): Get on I-295 N from Main Ave. and East Ave. and continue for 5.5 miles. Continue on I-295 N to Johnston. Take exit 9 from I-295 N and continue for 8.4 miles. Follow U.S. 6 W for 1.3 miles. The entrance to Snake Den State Park is on the left.

Entering Snake Den State Park

Snake Den State Park is open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. Season passes are available for purchase. 

Snake Den State Park Per resident vehicle : $6.0

$6 (weekdays), $7 (weekends)

Snake Den State Park Non-resident vehicle : $12.0

$12 (weekdays), $14 (weekends)

Renting an RV to go see Snake Den State Park would make for a fun and memorable trip. Send your memories to [email protected] and be sure to tag RVshare when you post about the park on social media. The RVshare team and your fellow travelers would love to hear about your experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions About Snake Den State Park

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

One of the best times to visit Snake Den State Park is fall, when the surrounding foliage is changing colors. Early summer is another great time as the temperatures will be moderate, and the trails shouldn't be muddy.

What is the climate of Snake Den State Park?

Snake Den State Park has a humid continental climate, giving it warm summers and cold winters. Trips here should be planned in the milder seasons of late spring and early fall.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Snake Den State Park?

The park is home to all kinds of wildlife, including songbirds and birds of prey, rabbits, deer, fish, and perhaps snakes hidden in the woodlands. The grounds contain a working farm with horses, cows, chickens, and other farm animals.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Snake Den State Park?

No, this state park does not offer camping. The activities offered include scenic overlooks, hiking, and hunting that is restricted to archery only. There are several nearby campgrounds located around the Johnston area, however.

Are pets allowed at Snake Den State Park?

Pets are allowed if they are properly socialized and on a leash. Pets are not allowed on the farm, and owners must clean up after their pets at all times.