Camping Safety

Camp Site


Cooking is part of the fun of camping, but it can attract wild animals to your site. Be sure to secure food by storing it in your vehicle, cleaning up scraps, and anticipating which animals you may encounter at a site and acting accordingly. Learn more about common RI species of wildlife.


You have the power to save trees. Don’t bring firewood with you on your camping trip. Protect our public lands from forest pests like the Emerald Ash Borer by purchasing your firewood where you'll burn it. Learn more about RI's forest pests.