31 Parks near Charlestown, Rhode Island
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
Aug 2015 - $15.00
Stayed at this campground many times over the years. Great location to the only real asset RI has which are their beaches. As far as the campground goes it is not given the maintenance it requires to offer safe access to the facility. Tree limbs are hanging to low everywhere. The state of RI like other north eastern states employ lazy personal that are there for the check instead of the pride of having a descent job with yes responsibilities. I witnessed the campground staff taking their afternoon nap deep off the trail on at least two occasions. We all know this will never change. It's to bad because this campground has more potential than it state is giving it. - tinman
Aug 2014 - $22.00
Great campground. We were at site 110 on Labor Day weekend. It is right at the boat ramp so there was constant activity. Early morning wakes up with boats backing in and the fishermen shouting directions. The camp itself is great. This was our third trip here. - wfmdfm
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
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
Aug 2014 - $35.00
Campground very convenient to area beaches and attractions. Mostly seasonal weekenders but transient sites are large. No sewer but allowed to dump grey water on ground. A negative are the noisy gas golf carts racing around. They do not seem to abide by the 5 MPH speed limit. Would probably camp here again but not near the main road. Would be quieter that way. - DZD
Jun 2016 - $45.00
This is a pretty new park so it is in really great shape. The trees are very small since they are fairly young. It is a huge park but doesn't feel crowded. The playground area/pool area are great for kids. They had fun activities for kids. All utilities worked well and our satellite was good. Even their WIFI was great. Sites were fairly level. Probably the only complaint is the road coming in is dirt/gravel and has lots of bumps. They would be out spraying water on it to keep the dust down, but it was very bumpy. They did have a laundry, but there were only 2 washers and 3 dryers for a very large park. Would stay here again if in the area. - jacknpeg
Oct 2015 - $20.00
Brand new park with generous common areas and nicely laid-out sites. Roads are dirt, sites are level packed crushed stone with grass between. Utility connections are easy with good locations. Very good Verizon 4G LTE, strong water pressure. Excellent pavilion and pool area. We took advantage of an end-of-season special price. - jbrucemagon
Sep 2015 - $45.00
This is a good sized campground with a huge variety of sites. We stayed in a 60' pull thru that was slightly up-hill with a bit of a drop-off at the rear. We pulled the rig to the front of the site and parked the truck in the rear. The other pull thru's around us were landscaped similarly. The access roads and pads are gravel. Expect things to get a bit dusty with traffic thru the park. Site width is ok although the campfire ring in the site next to us was placed way too close to our rig for our comfort if someone had decided to use it while we were there. The campground is largely wide-open which is great for those with satellite. There are young plantings at every site which will provide shade a few years down the road. Water pressure was very good and the 50amp power was stable as we ran both A/C when temps soared into the upper 80's. Cable TV service was very good. Wi-fi was ok but intermittent. I had to use our hotspot periodically to maintain a useable service. Their recreation park is first rate. They have every imaginable game (horseshoes, bocce, ladder golf, shuffleboard, volleyball etc.) available with all the parts and pieces right there ready to use. The pool and hot tub were immaculately clean and well maintained. The office staff were attentive and provided helpful information about the area. We enjoyed our stay and would come back again. - Born2Roam
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Do not even think of trying to enter or check in before exactly at 1:00pm. Staff was very rude and unpleasant. After check in was accomplished stay was pleasant.
Access from major highway is easy. Interior roads are paved with all campsite pads paved. Easy to navigate in the campground and very big rig friendly. Area 1 is the most big rig friendly with all sites being pull through with some being more level than others. Utilities placed in easily accessible position. Many of sites are waterfront or waterview. Some sites could be difficult to get level on if in Big Rig.
Many restaurants in the area. No Wifi but Verizon signal is decent. Satellite access was ok with some trees maybe posing an issue in some sites. All campsites have fire rings strategically placed. Biggest issue is that even though pads are straight, the grassy area beside of pad is severely sloped making it almost impossible to level a picnic table on many of the sites.
Did not use restrooms. Park has some historical value. Access from major highway easy with all interior roads being paved. - eaglesfan
May 2016 - $40.00
Very strict on check in time, even though my site was empty and it was an off season Monday, made me wait until 1 pm. A little too strict for my liking. Welcome to Rhode Island. - eventanman
Oct 2015 - $35.00
The campground is near Point Judith Rhode Island. It consists of three areas (1,2,&3). Area 1 is nearest the water, area 2 & 3 further inland. The campground is very well maintained. The best sites, parking wise are in area 1. The sites in area 2 tend to be slanted. Area 3 is tent only. It appears that all sites now have water, electric and sewer. We were in area 2, spot 20. Site not recommended since the waste stack is uphill from the site and stuff has a hard time flowing uphill even in RI.
Sites in this CG are hard to come by, some requiring a reservation a year in advance. The best sites (area 1 along the water) never seem to be available no matter when you try to book. Nonetheless a highly recommended CG. - DXRFLYER
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
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
Aug 2015 - $55.00
We used the park as our home base for our family activities off -site so we did not utilize the most of the parks amenities. Site was large and nice. Staff was very friendly. On site "restaurant" was good but not open every day. We plan on going back when we can spend sometime relaxing at the park. Pool slide looked great but we did not have time to use it and as others have said it is ala cart.
The knocks: my site was very difficult to get into due to trees at entrance to site and a huge rock where my truck needed to swing. With the help of a seasonal RVer and wife I used a semi-perpendicular road for my approach. I was backing blind so their help was greatly appreciated.
This one is stupid but the speed bumps are crazy large! Don't bring your Ferrari or even your Vette...you will hit bottom. :-)
Overall 8.5 rating. - Bandguy
Jul 2015 - $46.00
My wife and I use a campground as a base from which to do other things in the area so I can't really address activities those with kids might want to know about. It did appear they had several things going on while we were there. Nice camp store.
The thing we noticed most was the lots are HUGE compared to most other campgrounds. We were there on July 4th weekend and the campground was full. The power was a little wimpy on a hot day. We got down to 107v with the AC on. I switched to gas for the water heater then.
Good cell signal so the cell router worked well. Water pressure was good. We were very late in looking for a site and ended up with a water/electric site, but a honey wagon comes by twice a week for $15 a time. They missed us the first time, but showed up within minutes after I let the office know no one had been there.
All in all, we'd definitely go again. - pitman44
Jul 2016 - $51.00
This is a very big and busy RV park. Right off 95, but noise wasn't an issue. Given its location, I would say $51/night was a good price, but this was for water and 30 amp only. Full service sites are limited. Also, using your own washer is prohibited due to well/septic. Our site was level with grass/dirt; some trees in our section, many in other sections. Our particular site was roomy, but the driving lanes are a little on the narrow side.
Very well-run park with an abundance of family-oriented activities. (Pools, basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard, outdoor movie night - could go on and on.) Ver friendly staff. There were children everywhere, all well-behaved. Lots of seasonal trailers, some older. I would venture that this is a popular weekend destination for locals.
Would definitely stay here again, but with better planning so as to book a full-service, 50 amp site. - Milo&Millie
Jun 2016 - $67.00
This Campground was an old apple orchard. The sites are very close together in the open sun and next to the highway. The pool was nice and the campground was very clean. - emily0707
May 2016 - $80.00
Stayed the night there on our way north. Very clean and organized campground. It had 2 nice pools a fully stocked store, cable and WiFi. There seemed to be a lot of seasonal campers there, although there wasn't the usual seasonal clutter. All in all it was a nice place. There are no road signs saying KOA this way. Had to follow GPS once off the freeway and entrance is a little confusing, as I thought I was entering someone's driveway. It would help to have small KOA signs with arrows to show the way. Our RV is 38' long. - Powerstroke
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
Jul 2011 - $40.00
This campground sits on a small knoll on the tip of the island. Views are great. Most of the sites are taken by seasonal campers. No more than a dozen sites are available for transients. Most transient sites are fairly level. Some of the seasonal sites require extreme blocking to level. Hookups are marginal - water taps require 3 or 4 splitters to handle all the units. Electrical voltage drops in the afternoon when all the AC's cut in. Trash has to be carried to the main gate, about 1/2 mile away. Convenient boat ramp. No shade even for the tent area. - glenthompson