A empty lifeguard chair sits facing the water at East Matunuck State Beach

Photo: East Matunuck State Beach, South Kingstown. A. Grandchamp
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A group of hikers dressed for cold weather stand on a rock overlooking Olney Pond at Lincoln Woods State Park

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Roger Wheeler State Beach in the off-season with a white sandy beach and calm waves.

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A crushed plastic cup lies in the sand next to a discarded cigar with a lifeguard chair and waves in the background atMisquamicut State Beach in Westerly

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People lounging on beach blankets and chairs as lifeguards watch the water; A typical summer day at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett

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The DEM Division of Parks manages over 8,200 acres of land, including parks, beaches, campgrounds, bike paths, historic sites, picnic areas, trails, athletic fields, dams, fishing access, and boat ramps.