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 statewide. The 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.
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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