At just over 1200 square miles, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the union. Size doesn’t necessarily matter as Rhode Island packs a lot of beauty and character with its New England charm and coastal appeal. I want to show you my top five favorite RV parks, grounds and sites for the Ocean State.
Acres Family Campground: North Scituate
Holiday Acres has been bringing in campers for more than half a century and you’re invited too. Sites come with electric, water and sewer hookups make you feel at home. There are clean and bright laundry facilities, showers and bathrooms as well. A camp store can help you restock on supplies and Holiday Acres even has a 21 and up area in the clubhouse with pool, darts and other fun.
You have the Scituate Reservoir nearby which is the largest inland body of water in Rhode Island. There are many historic sites around as well including the Hope Village Historic District, the Old Congregational Church and more. If you’re feeling cozy at the site you can partake in some of Holiday Acres planned events and activities.
Ginny-B Campground: Foster
Ginny B Campground has been welcoming RVers and campers for 47 years and is looking to go for another 47. There are over 200 sites with water, electricity and some sites with sewer as well, if you don’t have a site with sewer don’t worry as there are two dump stations for you to dispose of your dirty business. Sites come with fire rings and picnic tables as well. There are a full 8 modern restrooms with plenty of hot showers. Ginny B rounds out its facilities with a camp store, laundromat, lending library and more.
There is fun at the campground with two softball diamonds, playground, two recreation halls, fishing and RV camp standbys like volleyball, basketball, swimming and horseshoes. You also have the Audubon trails nearby as well as many other attractions such as the Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge, the historic Foster Town House and the highest point in Rhode Island, Jerimoth Hill.
Fishermens Memorial State Park & Campground: Narraganset
Fishermens Memorial State Park is one of the most highly rated State Parks in all of Rhode Island. The amenities aren’t incredible but there is more than plenty to take care of your basic needs. There are plenty of sites with electric and water hookups as well as dump stations throughout the park. There is a comfort station as well bathrooms and shower facilities. There are playgrounds for the kids and picnic areas where you can relax and enjoy the slow pace. Not to mention tennis, saltwater fishing and horseshoes for killing time.
The park is adjacent to plenty of Rhode Island’s most popular State Beaches like Salty Brine, Scarborough and Roger Wheeler. It is also very close to Beaver Tail State Park, one of Rhode Island’s largest and most popular state parks on the coast with plenty of education programs on geology, marine biology and the local environment.
Wawaloam Campground: West Kingston
Wawaloam Campground ground has been welcoming visitors to its campground since 1969 so you know they know how to treat their campers, and you treat campers right by giving them the amenities they want. Wawaloam has 300 RV sites with full utility hookups, cable TV and Wi-Fi, grills and picnic tables on cement pads. The bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities are well maintained for your enjoyment. They provide plenty of other amenities including a large 1700 foot general store, snack bar, dump station and an on-site restaurant serving Friday night dinner and Sunday morning breakfast.
There’s plenty of fun right on site at Wawaloam, they offer two recreation halls, pools, mini golf, fishing, and a big double-flumed water slide. There’s plenty of New England country side and attractions nearby. Historic Wickford Village has a ton of charm and Block Island is incredibly scenic. Mystic, Connecticut is also very nearby for more to do.
Melville Ponds Campground: Portsmouth
Melville Ponds Campground is located on Aquidneck Island and ready to cater to Rhode Island RVers. There are sites with full utility hookups to take care of all of your creature comforts as well as picnic tables and fire rings at each site. The clean and cozy comfort stations offer bathrooms and free hot showers. There are plenty of other amenities and facilities available like a fully stocked camp store, playground, open air pavilions and more.
Melville Ponds has a great location on Aquidneck Island, you are only five miles from the famous Newport, Rhode Island and many of Rhode Island’s famous beaches. I could list all of the local activities and fun around the area but Melville Pond’s website has done an incredible job of listing all activities by category on their area information page.
Rhode Island is small, but as you can see, it packs quite the destinations for RVers looking to explore the Northeast United States.