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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Weather
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

RV Rentals Near Snake Den State Park

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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.

Outside Snake Den State Park

If you’re visiting Snake Den State Park, then you can’t leave the area without seeing what else it has to offer. There are several places you can go to restock on supplies if you plan to extend your trip. Experiencing one-of-a-kind places like Cindy's Diner and Restaurant and Midway Antiques & Collectibles will make this trip one your family won’t soon forget. 

Restaurants

Expresso's Pizza Restaurant

Expresso's Pizza Restaurant is a pizza bar that serves over 20 kinds of pizza. Sizes vary from small to family, and everything is offered at affordable prices.

Type: Pizza

Location: 2949 Hartford Ave #3, Johnston, RI 02919

Cindy's Diner and Restaurant

Cindy’s is a themed restaurant that’s owned and operated by three generations. Adorable costumes, well-placed decor, and overall atmosphere collectively bring patrons back to the 1950s when the restaurant first opened.

Type: Breakfast, American

Location: 46 Hartford Ave, Scituate, RI 02857

Lighthouse Restaurant

All of Lighthouse Restaurant’s most popular breakfast items are served with home fries and farm-fresh eggs. Stop in to get your day started with a hearty meal. 

Type: Breakfast

Location: 1665 Hartford Ave, Johnston, RI 02919

Five Guys

With an unlimited supply of complimentary peanuts and enormous burgers and fry portions, Five Guys is known for never failing to fill their patrons.

Type: Fast Food

Location: 1450 Hartford Ave, Johnston, RI 02919

Shopping

Robert's Precut Vegetables

Robert’s Precut Vegetables is a great place to get everything you need to feed your family right.

Location: 15 Daniels Way, Johnston, RI 02919

Dollar General

You can trust that if you find something in one Dollar General, you’ll likely find it in another, making this chain of stores consistent and reliable. This is a great place for campers to restock on supplies without breaking their budgets.

Location: 2630 Hartford Ave, Johnston, RI 02919

Town Fair Tire

Specializing in wheels and tires, Town Fair Tire is a convenient place to buy new or spare tires for your RV.

Location: 1674 Hartford Ave, Johnston, RI 02919

Midway Antiques & Collectibles

Midway Antiques & Collectibles is a shop that buys and sells antiques. Something from their selection of eclectic wares might make for an interesting souvenir.

Location: 1428 Hartford Ave, Johnston, RI 02919

Sightseeing

Roger Williams Park Zoo

If you’re looking for a fun day of learning and spectating, then bring your family to Roger Williams Park Zoo and introduce them to some four-legged friends. There’s a wide variety of colorful and exotic animals on display.

Location: 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907

WaterFire

Head to the rivers of downtown Providence to take a look at WaterFire, a public art installation that schedules regular performances.

Location: 4 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903

RISD Museum

Looking for more art? Stop in at the RISD Museum to view the items presented in the permanent collection and rotating exhibits.

Location: 20 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903

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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. 

Per resident vehicle : $6

$6 (weekdays), $7 (weekends)

Non-resident vehicle : $12

$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.