23 RV Parks near Narragansett, Rhode Island
Oct 2017 - $35.00
We arrived at this park mid afternoon and checked in quickly. Staff was friendly and welcoming. We found our site in Area #2 with easy to follow directional signs. We passed very nice looking tennis and basketball courts. In addition, there is a large wind turbine on the property that can, at times, be noisy. Our site was very narrow. We didn't have much room to set-up our chairs before the slope to a knoll started. The knoll was part of our site and did provide a nice spot for our fire ring and picnic table. The bad part was when it rained the sand from the knoll washed onto our outdoor rug covering it in mud. We did find a level area on our paved pull-through site that didn't require any leveling. Be cautious as many sites in Area #2 are severely unlevel. Overall this is a really nice, clean campground. We had good water pressure, electrical service, and sewer (an added bonus at a State park!). For the sites not offering sewer, there is a dump station available. You can walk down to Area #1 for water views. There is a "look-out" area near the entrance with beautiful views. The bathhouses/restrooms here are old and very outdated, however, they were found clean and usable. It is coin-op showers (.75) that seemed a bit steep for the time received. We showered quickly. Overall, it was a quiet weekend stay with no rowdy groups that we could hear. All in all, it's a great park and we look forward to staying here again. - BDD
Sep 2017 - $35.00
A state with a lot of rules, a page full, the most of any state park I've been in. You can/t use your A/C. Some sites are narrow and not at all level. This park is an easy bike ride to the ferry . - ragsland
Jul 2017 - $42.00
Decent park within biking distance of the town Gallile. The lots are spacious but not very private. - Siddhartha
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
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
Aug 2017 - $20.00
Location, location, location. That's what Charlestown Breachway is all about. Hard to beat being RIGHT on the ocean for $20/night. We camped in our Roadtrek and kept the back doors open at night to listen to the surf and catch the breeze. Beautiful. Fellow campers are very friendly. Convenient to beach and kayaking/fishing. Yes, space is VERY tight. This is not a campground but rather a parking lot with space for your camper & table/chairs/awning. Just know going into it that you are here for the location. We found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. Our stay involved 2 site transfers (best we could do given how last minute we booked). Check out is 11am. Neither of the campers leaving the site we were moving to were out by 11 but the staff worked with us to get them moving. Now let's talk generator use. It's a problem. Generator use is allowed 8am-8pm and there are folks who run it the WHOLE time. There are no rules as to where you can place your portable unit. The guy next to us put his at the rear of his coach, which was right outside our coach. Very loud & gasoline smell ALL DAY. Some regulations on generator use would be very welcome. Have 2 hour windows for generator use would be much better. A few people brought their home generators to use and those were particularly loud. Rules in this area need to change. But truly, that is the only downside to this place. We'll be back! - CDG
Jun 2017 - $20.00
One change since our last review here is that the sites are now marked at the sides. So you can setup anywhere between the markers as long as you do not go past them. The old rule was to center your camping unit on the rock with the site number on it. This created problems when a MH was pulled in next to a 5th / trailer that was backed in. You would be door to door and very close. The markers allow the units to create some separation. But it can still be really tight here. - Bob and Inga
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 - $61.00
The office people that handle the reservation are not pleasant. The fees are required by check upfront and are not returnable. We arrived and were but in a site with out a concrete slab and expected to remove everything placed on grass while not at campsite. No bathroom facilities and unfriendly owners. We did not stay the second night even though we forfeited the night unused. We preferred to go to a nicer and more pleasant location. This is hardly "Paradise" location is the only thing it has going for it. Wi-Fi did not work. Would not recommend to anyone. - AlmostRetired
Aug 2014 - $69.00
Close to Newport Harbor. When I called to make a reservation I was told "first come, first served". This seemed odd to me. Manager stated she had a few spaces so we departed earlier than planned. Manager seems to be very protective of her property, so she comes off as particular. Beautiful grassy site. Did not find an available Wi-Fi signal. Extra $8.00 charge for A/C or electric water heater "but you can't use both at the same time" on 30 amp service. A few TV channels on antenna. We liked the convenient location. - Bigdave2165
Jun 2014 - $75.00
Well maintained, level sites. Quiet but close enough to downtown (bike or car). Owners are friendly and helpful. Not much for kids to do at the park. But beaches are only a few miles away. No showers. No bathrooms so you must be self contained. Big plus for us was excellent, free Wi-Fi. Great place to work from if you are working on the road. - Jeff F.
Oct 2016 - $60.00
Meadowlark is a no-frills, well-maintained RV park run by very friendly and helpful people. It is located in a nice neighborhood. Our site #2 was fairly level and had a fair amount of space. Wifi was very strong. Cash or checks only and no bathrooms or showers. $60 is a hefty price for a site and wifi BUT you are only 2.5 miles from Newport! It was really nice to jump in the truck and be in the middle of town. We stayed 2 nites and would have stayed longer if we had the time. - alm
Oct 2016 - $58.00
We had never visited the area before and wanted a place close to Newport. This is the place...
We had reserved a full hook up site. As others have posted, it is either cash or traveler check for payment. We arrived, paid and were given some local info and directions to our site. All the sites are grass. We were unable to get our 40' coach level and the rear wheels would need to be off the ground to make this happen which is not safe. Back to the office and was given an an electric only site on another part of the park. It was also back in and had much less slope. The coach still would not level, but we made due. The sites are all 30 amp. It is a no frills park and we knew that going into it. We were there to see the area and the park served us well.
If coming in via a motorhome, I would encourage the electric only sites as they are your best bet in getting as close to level as you can. - mummaiv
Aug 2016 - $59.00
This is a bad place in so many ways. The sites are used mostly by old run down seasonal trailers. No sites are level. The rear of my trailer was 3 feet higher than the front in order to be level. All picnic tables are covered in black mold and the grass was high and patchy. No showers or bathrooms, or dog walk. There is a big open field but dogs are not allowed, no reason, just not allowed. They ONLY except cash! The only reason to be here is the location to Newport. Management's knowledge of this can only be their excuse for being so aloof and rude. - Gerry9
Jun 2017 - $65.00
This campground is not suitable for big rigs. Way overpriced for a poor campground. First there was no warning on the website or when I called for reservation about taking Exit 5 not Exit 3 on I-95. Coming from the south my GPS had me take Exit 3 which ended up being a difficult series of narrow roads with many overhanding branches hitting my RV to get to the park. Interior roads are paved and most sites are dirt. Some sites have a small concrete pad suitable only for a small trailer. There is no cable on most sites, trees prevent satellite access and no wifi at the sites (hot spots at pool and clubhouse). They have a security gate. None of the amenities - pool or clubhouse were open. When I arrived I was given site 77 whose pad was barely able to get my front and dual wheels on the pad and tag axle wheels were off the pad. Could not get very level. The electric power at this site keep tripping my RV on high voltage so I packed up and left after one night. Park is not very convenient to Newport or Providence. Will not come back. - Tom Willing
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.
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
Sep 2017 - $25.00
It would be near perfect if it had sewer and Wifi. The sites are in an open field. Each site is well packed gravel, level (without weeds and stuff growing in them) surrounded by well cut grass. They are very long and the back end of the RV's are about 50 feet in from some bushes that are right on the water. There is probably 30 feet between each RV (only 6 sites). Lots of elbow room. There is a well traveled road at the entrance, but it isn't bothersome. The base is only a couple miles up the road with a very nice NEX and Commissary. This is a nice base as it is home to the War College. High ranking officers training to be higher ranking officers. Newport is a very nice town with beautiful marinas. - jomark
Sep 2015 - $20.00
Location, Location, Location.
As an RV park, it is strictly a place to put the rig while exploring Newport and the area.
Spacious back-in sites. Clean grounds. Nothing else. 30 Amp power and water only. No dump station.
Must have a reservation.
Staff at main base rec center very helpful.
We will stay here again - mainly due to location and price. - PawPaw
Aug 2011 - $20.00
I stayed here for 3 weeks (2 weeks then 1 week) while in school, it was very nice and clean. There are only 6 sites, plenty of room at the camp ground. Shares the facility with the softball fields, so the lights may be on at night. - calewjohnson
Aug 2017 - $75.00
We had a Good Sam discount, but it was very expensive for what you get in an RV campground. Monday through Thursday is $65, and Friday through Sunday is $75/night! We had 50 AMP electric, water, sewer, and cable. We did not use cable, but had many Over The Air Channels. The staff at Melville Ponds is very helpful and nice people. We were under the shade trees. The site was on a slant, so our 5th wheel tires on one side were off the ground to get level. It was a quiet RV campground. It is 5 miles north of Newport. There is a small laundry with 2 washers, and 2 dryers that was inexpensive. There is no pool or activity room, but they have a small playground for the kids. We did not use the restrooms or showers, so we cannot comment on them. It was the most convenient and close RV park to the Navy Base for our activities. It was just too expensive for what they provide, but I guess they can get away with it due to lack of competition. - Lindy White
Aug 2017 - $80.00
Great location, great spots, great staff, high price. Level spots, 50 amp, pull thru, patio, fire pit, good space. Great location for trips to Jamestown, Fall River & Newport. We really like this place, just wish the price was more inline with other campgrounds.
Take the entrance off Main Street at the middle school. If you enter from anywhere else, you end up on a long dirt, washboard road. It will dust up and shake you up. - KodiTzu
Jul 2017 - $65.00
We stayed one night in site #218, a back-in site with W/E/S. The roads aren't overly tight but the way they are laid out and where the trees are, this site is more of a pain to get into than it should be. The spot itself is fine. Note that despite what their website says, ALL of their sites have full hook ups. This isn't a fancy park, but clean and fine for passing through. Bathhouses, laundry, and grounds were all clean. Their internet was excellent. We had full LTE cell service (AT&T). The signage on the way in leaves you hanging, but we figured it out anyways. It brings you in along a long bumpy road. Google Map's directions, on the other hand, takes you by a school, but it brings you to the campground with only a little of the bumpy dirt road. This is what I'd recommend. - texasAUtiger