Burlingame State Park

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Coordinates: 41°23′03″N 71°42′03″W / 41.38417°N 71.70083°W / 41.38417; -71.70083
Burlingame State Park
Rhode Island State Park
Watchaug Pond.JPG
Watchaug Pond
Country  United States
State  Rhode Island
County Washington
Town Charlestown
Elevation 36 ft (11 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°23′03″N 71°42′03″W / 41.38417°N 71.70083°W / 41.38417; -71.70083 [1]
Campground 3,100 acres (1,255 ha) [2]
Established 1934
Management Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation
Location in Rhode Island
Website: Burlingame State Park and Campground

Burlingame State Park and Campground is a Rhode Island state park and recreation area located next to Watchaug Pond in the town of Charlestown. The park is adjacent to the National Audubon Society's Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary, a 29-acre (12 ha) property on the southern shore of Watchaug Pond.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park features camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, and a boat-launch ramp.[2] Hiking trails connect the campground and the Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary. Educational programs are held at the sanctuary throughout the year.[4]

Wildlife[edit]

Mammals observed at the park include deer, rabbits, muskrat, mink, foxes, otters and weasels. Up to 80 bird species nest in the park, and many more pass through during migration season. Reptiles and amphibians include frogs, salamanders, Eastern box turtles and the non-venomous northern water snake.[5]

Campground[edit]

The campground's 3,100 acres (1,300 ha) include 713 campsites (including 20 cabins and one shelter), a camp store, freshwater beach, and canoe rentals.[4]

Other[edit]

The park's northern area along the Pawcatuck River is used primarily for hunting.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Burlingame State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Burlingame State Park and Campground". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary". Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Burlingame State Park: Campground Details". Welcome to RI State Parks. Rhode Island State. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Burlingame State Park & Campground (1934)". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 

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