Burlingame State Park and Campground
3.4 rating
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Address: Route 1, Charlestown, Rhode Island 02813
GPS: 41.362391, -71.700378
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Local Directions: The entrance to the park headquarters and camping area is off Route 1 in Charlestown. From Connecticut Points North - Route 95 North to exit 92 (in CT), at end of exit ramp take right onto CT Route 2. Proceed 1.5 miles and take right onto Route 78. Follow Route 78 until end; take left at light onto Route 1. Proceed 7.5 miles, follow signs into campground. From Rhode Island Points North- Route 95 South to exit 9 (Route 4), Route 4 South becomes Route 1 South. Continue approximately 26 miles, take second Burlingame State Park exit. From Points East - Proceed west over the Newport/Jamestown bridges, take Route 138 West to Route 1 South. Continue approximately 18 miles, take second Burlingame State Park exit.

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-401-322-7994
Website: http://www.riparks.com/Locatio...
Email: riparks@dem.ri.gov

April to October

693 RV Sites, 693 Tent Sites, 693 No Hookup, 36 Pull Thru

20 Cabins / Cottages

Daily Rates: $14.00 - $75.00

Facilities & Services
Bathhouse / Restrooms, Dump Station, Hot Showers, Water Spigots (non site)

Biking, Boat Ramp, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Playground, Swimming

All Ages, Pet Restrictions

Max RV Length 102 ft
Total Sites693
RV Sites693
Tent Sites693
Max RV Length102 ft
No Hookup (693)
Rental Units
Total Rental Units20
Cabins / Cottages20
Cabin / Cottage
Sites Rental Units
Facilities and Services
  Hours Description Fees
Bathhouse / Restrooms  
Controlled Access Gate  
Convenience Store  
Dump Station  
Flush Toilets  
Gift Shop  
Handicap Facilities  
Hot Showers   Fee Applies
Pay Phone  
RV Supplies  
Water Spigots (non site)  
  Hours Description Fees
Arcade Games  
Bird Watching  
Boat Ramp  
Boat Rentals  
Planned Group Activities  
Recreation Hall  
Sports Field  


Average Rating
3.4 star rating
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4 star rating
The real lowdown on Burlingame State Campground
September 16, 2019
First you need to know that RI implemented a fee increase in June 2019 for all state campgrounds. Resident went from $14 to $18 on sites, and from $35 to $50 on cabins. Nonresident went up ridiculously from $20 to $36, pull-thrus are $45 and cabins went from $35 to $75. There is no water/electric hookups for any site or cabin. There are about 713 rentable sites total and 20 cabins.

The best source for anything about Burlingame is the website www.bound4burlingame.com. This is a website created/maintained vountarily by Burlingame campers. It's the only place you will find videos and photos of every campsite/cabin in the park. Plus, all kinds of other info for campers visiting the area. Their campground map far exceeds the one used by the state/campground and is scalable and in color with icons for bathrooms, portajohns, water, dumpsters etc. The state puts little effort in putting info out there for any of the state campgrounds and it's definitely not updated. Hence, the picture and spotlight blurb about the yurt, which has been obsolete for about 25 years now! The Bound4Burlingame youtube channel helps so much when trying to pick a campsite. They ask that you show your support by following them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest.

There's a campsite suitable for all tastes. Grassy, shady, sunny, large, small, solo, groups. Each section has its own pros/cons. Reach out to bound4burlingame with questions.

We stayed here in a Tent.
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4 star rating
Great first of the season!
May 4, 2015
We camped at site #117 with a Class C motor home. The last weekend in April 2015 was pretty chilly at night (35) and very breezy during the day but our site was large, flat, and sunny without any leaves on the trees. We had a limited view of the water which was fine because the waterfront sites and cabins are very windy. Quiet and not many people. Very private feeling. Bathrooms were fine. Nearby ocean beach was free parking because it was off season. Enjoyed a very good breakfast at Mia's Cafe in Westerly. Visited Langworthy Farm Winery.

We stayed here in a Class C Motorhome.
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3 star rating
Best enjoyed in the off-season
Outdoor Lover
June 26, 2013
As lovely as this state park is, we soon learned that the best time to visit it is right before or right after the summer season. We made the mistake of camping here on a weekend and we didn't get to enjoy the beach because it was so crowded. It's not surprising to find the place filled with litter and the bathrooms dirty because of the crowd. The site we got is adequate for our needs, but that's because we got one of the sites farther from the beach. The beachfront sites are tiny and packed close together. We liked this state park, but we'll try coming back here when it's not summer.

We stayed here in a Tent.
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4 star rating
Wooded, family park, near ocean
September 4, 2012
Pros: Large private sites, near stores, restaurants. ocean. Staff is friendly and efficient. Nice playground area. Pretty lake. Legion section is very nice. Good TV reception.
Cons: Poor enforcement of no alcohol rule. NO parking near lake---need to add some. Also bathroom/showers can be a long hike--need more, and more water spigot locations.

We stayed here in a Travel Trailer.
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2 star rating
not bad
July 25, 2010
Nice State Park with pond for boating,fishing and close to RI beaches. no facilities here and the bathrooms are nearly 3rd world. It has a camp store, playground and a nice area to bike around. Sites are large with fire pits. Spanish is mostly spoken here.

We stayed here in a Class B Motorhome.
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