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Latest Updates

Learn more about operational changes and safety guidelines at our beautiful state parks, beaches, and campgrounds.

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Operational Updates


The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recently issued an announcement that Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is likely present in mosquitoes statewideThe most important precaution is to protect you and your family from being bitten by mosquitoes!

Bites from mosquitoes and ticks can make you sick! You can Fight the Bite and learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from ticks and mosquitoes.

Current Operations

Due to the elevated mosquito-borne disease risk, George Washington State Campground and other recreational areas in Glocester are temporarily closed.

State beaches: All state beaches are following regular off-season operations.

For information on the East Beach Sand Trail in Charlestown, including pricing, equipment requirements, and other regulations regarding barrier beach permits, visit the CRMC website.

State parks: All state parks are open and operating under regular operations.

State campgrounds: All state campgrounds, except George Washington State Campground, are open and following regular in-season operations. Book your 2023 season stay here.

Golf: The Goddard Memorial Golf Course is open for the season.

RI Naturalist Program: The Beavertail Aquarium is open through early November.

If you have a specific question/concern, please contact us at DEM.RIparks@dem.ri.gov.

Outdoor Safety Tips

Rhode Island's network of state parks, beaches, and campgrounds welcome close to 9 million visitors each year. Are you planning a visit? Knowing these safety tips will help you have a safe, fun, and relaxing time.


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Find a State Park, Beach, or Campground

Looking for a State Park, Beach, or Campground near you? View the list of locations here or click on a location below to find more information on state beaches, parks, and campgrounds in your area.

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Pollinator Party

Location: Davis Park Community Garden, corner of Chalkstone Avenue and Oakland Avenue Providence

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Beavertail Master Plan Workshop Flyer

Beavertail State Park Visitor Survey

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is developing a Master Plan for Beavertail State Park. We want your input! Please assist us by participating in our quick survey and attend our public workshop.