15 Parks near Middletown, Rhode Island
Jun 2013 - $17.00
We had an ocean front Site right on the water. What more can you say? The campground is very clean and neat with friendly staff. There is a dump station and clean water. - 1ST Mountain Air
Sep 2010 - $17.00
Fine beachfront camping. The beach is mostly rounded stone, with limited gray sand. When we visited the surf was high due to a recent hurricane. Expect a strong breeze most days, no shade, and if you are in one of the waterfront sites you may get salt spray at your site. There are even steel tie-down rings at the waterfront sites, although you wouldn't need those except in case of a tropical storm, and then campground would like be evacuated anyway. Waterfront sites are hard to get and need reservations far in advance. Good centrally-located bathrooms and showers. This is a popular campground. Out of state rate was $17 and Mass. residents pay $15. We liked it but the salt spray caused some rust on steel parts of our trailer. - silvertube
Sep 2009 - $15.00
This was our first trip to Horseneck Beach. I chose a site close to the water spigot and also right next to the playground. When we arrived the site was a pull-through and very unlevel. I used 4 1/2" of wood and had to drop the nose of the camper all the way to the ground. Almost all the other sites were level. I was able to hook my water hose to the spigot that was five feet away from the camper. There isn't any shade here and with the wind we weren't able to put out the awning. My kids loved the beach and riding bikes. We rode to these old bunker towers that looked like they were from WWII. My daughter liked collecting seashells and my oldest son and I went on a bike ride on the "Healthy Trail" which is about two miles one way through the dunes. At night the sky was so clear we could almost see every star. My wife saw two shooting stars and the satellites were like airplanes. We would definitely go back again. - B. P. Donelan
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 2015 - $45.00
Interesting campground and I find it hard to rate. The previous reviewer covered all of the varying site differences and road conditions so I won't cover them. There are charges for everything: pets cost $3.00 per night, showers cost money, the water slide costs money, they have 2 large clubhouses which are always locked unless you have paid for an activity in them. To use the free wi-fi, you must sit outside the store on picnic tables, at least it is under a roof but can get cold and windy when it rains. For $45 a night, I would think that one could use the clubhouse for wi-fi.
Their website directions send you to Google which gives the wrong directions through a RI park and into the campground the back way. You cannot get to the park using these directions. I mentioned this to the office and the woman didn't seem concerned. Luckily I had called the office in advance and came in the right way.
Our hook-ups were straightforward but leveling was a challenge. There is a well-used picnic table and a fire pit at each campsite. The sites were spacious and grassy. - swike
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
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
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
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
Sep 2015 - $55.00
This is a former U.S. Military MWR facility. When we made reservations, we weren't told that some (a few) sites had water, power, and sewer. We got a water and power only site. Sites are spacious, but the water and power hook-ups are on separate sides of your coach. And, even when parked in the center of your site, a reach to get to. It took 48 feet of my 50 foot water hose to reach the spigot. Site was dirt base and fairly level. Not many other campground options in the Newport area. - Joe-n-Doe
Jul 2015 - $55.00
Great campground within 20mins of the newport mansions. This is a quiet campground with lots of trees and very shady camping spots. The grey water disposal spots are convenient since there are no sewer connections at the sites, only a dumping station near the exit. The sites are private with a lot of space between them. The roads are gravel and full of holes. The rate of $55 would be steep in any other area for the amenities offered, but this is Newport where a good burger can set you back $20 (with $1.50 for lettuce and tomato). We really enjoyed our stay here. - airstreamerSC
Oct 2013 - $65.00
You definitely do not get what you pay for. It's a clean quiet campground, but there isn't much to do. No pool, no game room and a playground is away from almost every site. My biggest complaint though is the service location, water on one side electric on the other and both were way forward near the road. If you're going to camp here bring lots or cord and hose! Not much parking in the sites, luckily the spot next to us was empty. Made us book 3 night minimum even though the park wasn't even half full. Overall, nice place though just a lot of $$ for what you get. - thoss29
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
Jun 2010 - $23.00
An older small campground. Mostly seasonals but there are some sites for transients. Electric is only 15 amp and not at all sites. However, it is on a very pretty pond. Road in has many low branches and is narrow. If you are coming from the east, be sure and take the 2nd end of Peachem Lane (it is semi-circular). Poor signage. Nice folks. - sleeps2
Jul 2016 - $65.00
I have been staying at Meadowlark for forty years and wish to say the park is not for sale. The double wide mobile home on site is for sale and is in very good shape. The park also is a great place to stay Historic Newport is three miles from the park and second beach is one mile away with ample parking and a great place for children.The park is clean and well maintained. The park has new paved roads . The staff is friendly and on hand to help with parking if required. There is a large mowed field for children ( of all ages) for playing ball or what ever and they also have fire rings and tables for evening camp fires . - Curtb
Oct 2015 - $58.00
The reviews on this web site are starting to bother me. We have never ran into a severe problem where I'd give a bad review yet. I almost blew this place off because of the reviews. I called the lady on the phone to explain my fears and she made me feel comfortable to drive from Fisherman's Campground, 24 miles, to here. We got here and everything is "fine". She was very nice. She had a packet of info all ready to go for me. We have hydraulic jacks, so we had no problem leveling. They will even help you back in, if needed. You are close to 2nd and 3rd beach. It was "OK". We had no problem leveling. It's not a "beautiful" site. There are a lot of trailer homes, but nobody bothered us. We left our RV alone for hours and we had no issues. I never heard a peep out of anyone. The sites can be rather close together but you are here to explore not to "relax and enjoy" at your RV. We have a 31 foot RV with two slideouts and an awning. If you park just right, then we can easily let our slideouts out and put the awning out. There is no play ground, but there is a cute trail with a windmill right next door. The owner said they had a goal to put in a playground this past year, but had plumbing issues that ate up the budget. They really need a little playground. Our 1.5 year old loved running the beaches. Get the Good Sam discount and rent a car! You'll be fine. - Yellow Submarine
Sep 2015 - $25.00
Rate reflects monthly rate for full hookup at front part of park, then add electricity. It is very tight, a bit hard to get into, and very unlevel. The utilities are at the back of the site, bring plenty of length. Very expensive, you are paying for the location. Laundry is the cheapest I've seen at $1 wash and $.25 for 10 minutes in an antique dryer that has to be the hottest on the planet, 2 quarters will cook your 2 washes in 20 minutes. Staff is friendly and are always working to keep the place neat. They had a warm welcome for our dogs, too. They added fire pits while we were there; they are in the communal yard. There is no way I'd want fires at the sites; the RVs are way too close. Each site has a picnic bench. Regarding the neighborhood... Beautiful but dangerous walk (no sidewalks) to Second Beach. Safer walk through the neighborhood to First Beach, still no sidewalks, but less traffic. Peaceful park practically next door with a 1/2 mile loop and a windmill that is great for walking dogs. P.S. The For Sale sign out front is for a mobile home on the property per the real estate agent who I happen to know. - MichelleKry