31 Parks near Charlestown, Rhode Island
Oct 2016 - $20.00
Our rating is Average due to only part of the park was available during our visit. We had driven through Burlingame State Park previously, to find appropriate sites for our 42' Fifth Wheel. However, when we made our reservation, we weren't aware that they close 2/3 of the park after Labor Day. This put us choosing a site unseen. They forbid trimming the trees and our site ended up having branches which would be in the way of many camper sizes. While dry camping, we utilize the bathroom facilities at parks. During our 10 night stay, there was never soap in the bathroom. There was a dispenser, which should be removed if they aren't going to provide soap. This is a beautiful park nature-wise and we know now to expect limited site availability during off-peak. - Pphil
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Ditto to all other reviews. We were in the 300's near the bathhouse and boat launch. Very quiet. Only 1/3 park was full. Our site very large with lots of trees and space between for privacy. Site was all sand and gravel and not as level as we would have hoped. But there are very nice level and large sites - just got to know where to go. Baths are older and in need of rehab. Lots of graffiti in the stalls and old concrete floors that could use a serious power wash. $.75 4 minute shower. Only hot water that cannot be regulated? Not good on a 90 degree 90% humidity day! - travlinphoolz
Sep 2015 - $20.00
Camped here for one night during the week. Office staff was super nice on check-in. Park was empty because it's past the season and during the week. Can't imagine what the place is like when it's filled up! Too few bathrooms for too many people, I'd bet. Bathrooms were clean but old and rundown.
The beach looked nice, but too small for even 100 people, never mind the crowds that must gather from over 800 campsites. Bikes would be a good idea to bring here, everything is a bit too far to walk, and no place to park a car.
No amenities of any kind, strict no alcohol, no nudity, no cutting of trees.
(Where's the fun in that? If I can't drink beer while cutting down the woods naked, ....) It really is a lovely park and we enjoyed our stay.
The sites are all different sizes and layouts, some useless due to rocks and tree roots, others wide open and perfect. We camped here in our VW Westfalia camper. - JudoJeff
Apr 2015 - $20.00
We arrived early April and found only two other RV's in the park. Absolutely secluded and beautiful beach location. We own a 20' RV and since there's no dump station nor water AND you have limited grey/black tank storage you must conserve and be smart about use or you'll have to drive to the nearest dump site 15 min. You can use a generator but it's only allowed until 8 pm.
I've had family and friends stay here over the summer and its wall to wall campers with loud generators and cramped for space, the bathrooms in April were closed to us. If you're looking for serene and quiet I'd go off season as we will do so in the Fall. If they'd allow generators to go to 10 pm I'd give it a better rating. Not an issue if you have the larger RV's, a challenge if you have ones with limited power and water capacities. - koeka
Aug 2014 - $20.00
Park still gets a 10 for location. But during July and August there simply are too many vehicles in it. Getting set up can be a real challenge. One big problem is that the Department of Environmental Management is now in an office, so after the parking vendor leaves at 5:00 pm the gate booth is unmanned. So some folks with sites have all kinds of family and friends coming in to visit. This park is much better just before and after the peak summer season. - Bob and Inga
Apr 2014 - $20.00
This is an open area parking. Since it was off season only a few campers were here so it was pretty quiet. Extensive beach for walking, fishing, and small boating could be seen. We had cold evenings, nice sunsets and sunrises. There are no amenities so it's dry camping. Good restaurants nearby. We stayed 3 days. - RonMill
Oct 2016 - $37.00
The public roads coming to the campground had several low hanging branches. The original site was too small to get our rig into, but the staff was very helpful in finding another site. The site was level with central hook ups. The showers were older, clean, but limited warm water. The dump station was a maze to get to with low hanging branches. - Al and Anne-Marie
Jun 2015 - $45.00
Wanted a quiet campground and one that had hook ups, which is limited on RI shoreline. Very basic, but that's what we wanted - we are retirees. Plus close to shoreline/Matunock Restaurants/quiet little beaches on shoreline. Has a bass lake across the street which was lovely. Teenagers in park were out late, doing donut holes with golf cart on basketball court. Facilities were adequate/no campground store. Would go back again. Owner friendly and accommodating & liked 24 hour security. - Ontheroadagain 3
May 2015 - $35.00
The staff was friendly and helpful.There were many seasonal sites beyond the transient area.The transient area contained a bathroom / shower building which was dated but clean,also a playground.The pond is located some distance from the transient area and is across the road.The sites are quite sandy,fairly level and do not impress. - User2564
Sep 2016 - $81.00
We stayed here over the 3 day Labor Weekend and the rate was $240 for the 3 days and the park was very busy. There were many activities for both children and adults including live entertainment in the pavilion. This park is only a couple of years old with easy access and large pads. There is limited shade due to young trees. There is a large section of seasonal sites. We would stay again on a non holiday period with a more affordable rate. - lyzzards
Sep 2016 - $39.00
Ashway is a fairly large, well laid-out RV park with, it seems, about 1/3rd to 1/2 semi-permanent. We lucked out with a pull-through despite our tiny motorhome. The site is very long, gravel and grass, close to each other but not too close, not very level, great hookups, a nice picnic table, a very nice grill/fire-pit but almost none of the sites have any shade. The WiFi here is impressively good. I could also get 2-bars of Verizon 4G signal. Includes cable TV with about 12 channels. The pool is very nice, and they have an adult-only hot-tub, all very clean. The playground area and game room pavilion look new and are quite impressive, including large bathrooms with showers. Laundry has 2 washers and 3 dryers, very clean and reasonable. The management seems very nice, and the store stocks a few items. Access card is $20, refundable upon return. Dirt/gravel road that connects the park to the main asphalt road has a lot of small potholes and can be dusty. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would stay there again. - RobtL
Sep 2016 - $53.00
The post below by Snoopy216 is not Ashaway RV Resort. The poster
was confused, as Ashaway RV is 7 miles from the ocean, has
no trees and has wide open roads, and modern bathrooms as the
place is only two years old.
This campground is about location, it is convenient to Newport,
Mystic, Groton, New London. Fairly ease off I-95. Easy in and out.
Quite a few seasonal sites, but they were all spotless and well
maintained. On the downside, sites are a little close, and there is
no shade. Many sites are laid out wrong, so the sun is pounding on
the "social side" of the coach till 7pm. Interior roads are quite
dusty. A little more barking dogs than most parks. Very nice pool
area and game room. Park is just two years old and they are
working on improvements constantly. - macandphyl
Oct 2016 - $35.00
This is an outstanding state park for camping. The sites in Area 1 and 2 are full hookup and all pull through. The park is exceptionally clean and well maintained. You are close to the Rhode Island beaches and Point Judith. Take the ferry to Block Island for a day trip. Good take. Highly recommended. BTW instate rates are $20 per night, Non residents pay $35. - DXRFLYER
Oct 2016 - $36.00
This year we stayed at area 1 and I must say we found it nicer than area 4 where we stayed two years ago. All the sites in area 1 which included ours were paved, level and longer than we would hope for. Our full hook ups were in good working order. Grounds are well maintained. The bathrooms/showers were in a desperate need of a complete makeover but the good news is next year they are supposed to be replaced. One correction I would like to make from my previous review is in area 2, site's 56 thru 64 and a few others scattered about are terribly unlevel, I would definitely avoid if you have a large RV. Geography at the campground is lightly wooded and somewhat level. Staff was professional and friendly. I would recommend this campground, we would return again. - mdcamping
Sep 2016 - $35.00
I am going to give this state park campground a low rating due the the bathhouse and how disgusting it is at least in our loop. We are on a motorcycle towing a tent camper so bathroom facilities are important to us. The bathhouse structure looks ok from the outside but it is horrible in the inside. It was so bad that since we stayed only one night, we refused to shower there and will wait until our next destination. And the showers are coin operated too. The bathhouse is scheduled for renovation next year but that is not soon enough for us. We were on a full hook up site that was not level as many of the sites are not level so choose carefully (some are dramatically unlevel). Looked like many of the rigs were medium to small RVs though there are some sites that would fit bigger RVs. Picnic table is located on the grass and mud. Verizon cell and hot spot worked well and it appeared that there was no wifi which is normal for a state park. Utilities worked as advertised. Our site and access road was paved and our site was easy to pull in to. Campground was easy to locate. We would not stay here again. - roadking
Jul 2015 - $48.00
This place was very busy. We asked for a site with full hook-ups and they put us in a pull-thru site (yay!) but it didn't have sewer (boo!). We asked if they had a site with full hook-ups and they said they did but it was a short and narrow site. We would just barely fit but we were welcome to check it out and if we wanted to take it to let them know. They weren't kidding, the site was very short and narrow so we stayed in the pull-thru site. They only had the honey wagon on Monday and Tuesdays so we were not able to utilize that service either. We ended up cutting our visit a day short. We checked out the showers and while they appeared to be clean, they were old and the floors were always wet so we didn't want to use them. Our site was long but narrow and our neighbor, who was a seasonal patron, had some of his items (dog pen, 2 screen houses), extending into our site some, which made heading over to take care of our hookups awkward. There were mostly seasonal patrons who were all very friendly as were the staff. Like I mentioned earlier, it was a busy place with dogs barking at 6 am and kids riding bikes shortly after. If you are looking for a place with lots of friendly people and activities, this would be a great place to visit but with a smaller camper. If you are looking for a more quiet experience, you may not enjoy your stay. - DeannaS
Jun 2015 - $38.00
Family CG with lots for the kids to do. I like the private fishing pond and the pool. Ocean is nearby and an easy ride to get to. Gravel roads are narrow and might be difficult for a big rig.
I camped here in my VW Westfalia. - JudoJeff
Jun 2015 - $44.00
Nice large, wooded campground. Lots of seasonals but they are kept up. Pool looked good but we did not use. Lots for kids to do and campground gets busy on weekends. Minor computer problem on check in but they assigned us a site and we went back later to pay. We had a gravel pull-through site with room for slideout and only needed a little leveling. No problems with utilities. Restrooms are older but kept clean. We would camp here again. - 21fbrs
Aug 2016 - $50.00
This campground was also highly rated and reported to have many amenities. Well this campground would also qualify as a very family friendly place, as long as your rig is not too big. Many of this campground sites are long term/seasonal campers. We made a reservation for this campground back in January when planning the trip. We specifically provided our RV size and that we requested FHU and a "lightly treed" site. They assured her that it was no problem, and we made the reservation for a week stay. Upon arrival that wasn't exactly what we found. The sites we were given was up at the end of a long narrow road in a cave of trees. When I got backed in we quickly figured out that the site was too small for the motor home to fit on the pad. The site had a cement RV pad that was on a site that was uphill from the road. Only the pad itself was semi level, and the dirt at either end dropped off quickly. No matter where I put the RV, one set of jacks was not on the pad, and into the very off camber dirt. We went back to the office to discuss the issue with the staff (which were very friendly by the way). They looked at their campground map and declared that the site was "too small" for our size rig. With few options available, we took another site, W&E only. I dodged some tree limbs to pull in, and found it too was pretty off camber in both directions. I was able to block the jacks to get us level, but we still were not overly pleased with the site. This one backed up to a large green moss covered water hole, and was next to the play area and campground store which made our site the "pass through" for all the campground traffic to go through. We quickly decided to cut the stay down to 3 days. The site fee included a $3 a day pet fee, which I think is excessive. The restrooms were clean, but old and not handicapped accessible. WiFi was offered for checking email only. The cell signal here was also very weak, so the Verizon air card struggled as well. - SargeW
Jul 2016 - $55.00
This is a clean campground within an easy 35-40 minute drive to Newport, RI. We opted for a 30 amp, full hookup site, as their 50 amp sites don't have cable. Not all sites have sewer - only W&E. Our back-in site was spacious and level, but no shade. Most of their sites do have shade. Friendly and easy check-in. There's a lot for kids to do and have fun. Lots of space to walk the dog. The cable was really good but there was no wi-fi at the site. Good Verizon cell service. We would stay here again. - Gayle E.
Jul 2016 - $56.00
Definatly a family friendly park. Lots of kids, it was their Christmas in July event.
The park is off the beaten path and interesting to get too.
The sites are large but a bit hilly.
My biggest gripe is the early arrival charge of $5 an hour and. a $3 per dog charge. Because they can. - User780
Oct 2016 - $75.00
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Mystic KOA! It was clean and kid friendly. Our kids, 8 and 10, met new friends right away. The KOAs are pricey but they always seem to have the best families camping at them. We had a ball partying with three families from New York. We visited the Mystic Aquarium and it was a pleasant surprise! Super clean and the exhibits were to notch. A must visit. The beluga whales are fantastic. Having so much fun makes it easy to write a 10 star review. Kids loved the bouncy pillow and we loved the safe feeling we had as we let them run free with their newly found friends. - Howls_Castle
Aug 2016 - $70.00
Pull throughs are close and unlevel. Large CG with lots of cabins and many full timers. Full timers are removed from the transient area. Lots of noise from 95 but AC drowned out most. Dog park is quite a hike from the pull throughs and very small. Not made for dogs the size of a lab but at least she could be off leash. Grass in dog park definitely needed cutting. Lots of large open space. Typical KOA with activities, pool, etc. but we are retired and didn't participate in activities. Clean laundry facility and constant cleaning of rest rooms at pool. - DeeA
Aug 2016 - $63.00
This is one of the few campgrounds in Ct. We were visiting family and used this as a stopover on our travels. We were in the pull thru A section. Long pull thru site. This was good as sites are on the narrow side, and many of the hookups are over in the neighboring site. Sewer connection is 2-3 feet from the water connection.
Friendly staff, plenty of space to walk dogs. Playground and pool. We pulled in local channels via antenna. But they do have cable. Wifi was adequate. We will stay again. - luv2gowalkabout
Sep 2016 - $40.00
No maintenance and zero management. Dog fesces on campsite , unkempt grounds, 10 hoses to water bib. No pressure, brown water and no grounds rules. Loud parties to the early AM. The city of Jamestown should be embarrassed.
The view and location was wonderful. - Coffeetrader
Jul 2015 - $50.00
The vast majority of campers here are seasonal but for transients, Ft. Getty Park provides an inexpensive alternative to private campgrounds or difficult to reserve state parks in this area of Rhode Island. The campground occupies the top of a knoll at the mouth of the bay, and to reach it one must pass through Jamestown itself. This will pose no problem to any but the largest rigs. Interior roads are paved and easy to negotiate. All sites are treeless, grass back-ins roughly 25' wide by 60' deep, laid out in rows, with nothing to separate you from your neighbor. Hook-ups are water & electric only; water connections for some sites will require 40 or more feet of hose. There are no amenities of any kind. Restroom and shower facilities are old but clean enough to be useable (we did not). A dump station is available at the park exit. There was no debris or trash of any kind on the grounds. Our mid-week stay was quiet however I think weekends may be less so. As a base for touring the area, it is adequate. We would stay here again. - RamWagon
Jun 2015 - $50.00
We really lucked out in both finding this place and getting a last minute spot! The location is a peninsula with beautifully groomed lawn, spacious and incredible views of the ocean. Very quiet and serene, Jamestown had great little stores and restaurants. We cycle and will definitely come back to ride the Island for sure.
The dump site is at the entrance and a bit of a walk or slow drive if your dumping via a portable dump tank. There is a pier where you can fish and relax.
Bring a 50 foot power cord, depending on the site we barely made it with our 25 foot cord, same goes with your fresh water hose. - koeka