List of Rhode Island state parks

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There are fifteen state parks in Rhode Island, as well as seven state beaches and five other public use lands managed by the Division of Parks and Recreation within the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.

State parks[edit]

Name County Town Area Established Description Image
Beavertail State Park Newport Jamestown 153 acres (62 ha) 1980 Operational lighthouse, ocean views
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Blackstone River Bikeway State Park Providence Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket 11.5 miles (18.5 km) 1998 One leg of the East Coast Greenway
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Brenton Point State Park Newport Newport 88.9 acres (36.0 ha) 1974 Host site of the Newport Kite Festival
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Burlingame State Park Washington Charlestown 3,100 acres (1,300 ha) 1934 Camping and recreation on and around Watchaug Pond
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Colt State Park Bristol Bristol 464 acres (188 ha) 1968 The "Jewel" of the state park system
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Fishermen's Memorial State Park Washington Narragansett 91 acres (37 ha) 1970 Oceanside camping
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Fort Adams State Park Newport Newport approx. 100 acres (40 ha) 1965 Site of the Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival
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Fort Wetherill State Park Newport Jamestown 61.5 acres (24.9 ha) 1972 Sightseeing, scuba diving
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Goddard Memorial State Park Kent Warwick 490 acres (200 ha) 1930 Golf course, bridle trails, swimming, performing arts center
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Haines Memorial State Park Bristol Barrington 102 acres (41 ha) 1911 Boating access to Narragansett Bay
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Lincoln Woods State Park Providence Lincoln 627 acres (254 ha) 1974 Freshwater beaches on Olney Pond
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Pulaski State Park Providence Glocester 100 acres (40 ha) Day use facility in Chepachet, within the George Washington Management Area.
Rocky Point State Park Kent Warwick 120 acres (49 ha) 2014 Coastal park on the former site of Rocky Point Park, an amusement park which operated from the 1840s-1995.
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Snake Den State Park Providence Johnston 1,000 acres (400 ha) 1969 Undeveloped historic farm property
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World War II Memorial State Park Providence Woonsocket 14 acres (5.7 ha) 1977 Urban park in process of reverting to local oversight
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State beaches[edit]

Name County Town Area Established Description Image
Charlestown Breachway State Beach Washington Charlestown 14 acres (5.7 ha) 1952 Camping, beach activities
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East Beach State Beach Washington Charlestown 250 acres (100 ha) 2006 Small, seasonal campground
East Matunuck State Beach Washington South Kingstown 144 acres (58 ha) 1956 Modern beach pavilion opened in 2012
Misquamicut State Beach Washington Westerly 51 acres (21 ha) 1959 Site of spring and fall music festivals
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Roger Wheeler State Beach Washington Narragansett 27 acres (11 ha) 1929 Facilities redesigned and renovated in 1997
Salty Brine State Beach Washington Narragansett 1.3 acres (0.53 ha) 1954 New beach pavilion and boardwalk added in 2010
Scarborough State Beach Complex Washington Narragansett 30 acres (12 ha) 1937 Swimming, observation tower, boardwalk
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Other Division of Parks and Recreation lands[edit]

The State of Rhode Island Division of Parks and Recreation manages other state lands which do not have a state park or state beach designation.

Name County Town Area Established Description Image
Arcadia Management Area Kent, Washington Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond, West Greenwich 14,000 acres (5,700 ha) State's largest recreational area.
Beach Pond Washington Exeter Managed by the Division of Forest Environment. Extends into Voluntown, Connecticut.
East Bay Bike Path State Park Bristol, Providence Barrington, East Providence, Warren 14.5 miles (23.3 km) 1987 Another leg of the East Coast Greenway
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George Washington State Campground Providence Glocester 100 acres (40 ha) Overnight camping facility in Chepachet, within the George Washington Management Area.
John H. Chafee Nature Preserve Washington North Kingstown

References[edit]

Note: All data come from the respective state park's webpage unless otherwise noted.

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