Camping in Rhode Island with campfires

America’s smallest state leaves plenty to be discovered on a camping trip, from colonial towns to state parks.

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11 top campgrounds in Rhode Island with campfires

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Chestnut Hill Vineyard

8 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Hopkinton, RI
We are beginning farmers on 25 acres, we have lots of livestock here and a unique collection of plants starting out in our nursery. The property is in closed in rock walls and includes a cemetery that dates back to the 1800s. Please wear shoes our property has been a homestead/farm for a couple hundred years and does have broken glass as a result. On the property is a large rock grouping that is about the size of a modern full sized truck. We have a watering hole on the property that is spring fed and usually clear… unless the ducks get in. You can totally filter the water for drinking, we drink it. Our farm is more of a primitive campground, parking is not at your campsite. The walk is 3-5 minutes from the parking area. We have a composting toilet on site and plenty of deadwood to collect for burning. Please do not bring firewood We do message every camper after they book giving instructions on how to get here to save our neighbors from unwanted guests, please check for our message. Hope to see y’all here! Happy camping
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Swanson's Farm

1 site · RV, Tent33 acres · West Greenwich, RI
We have a pretty magical farm in rural West Greenwich. We are only about 10 mins from I-95 but we are nestled in the woods. Fall asleep to the sound of crickets and cicadas and wake up to birds chirping and our rooster crowing . It is certainly a peaceful, quiet, private area. Our site has a waste-bag toilet (must take waste with you), an extension cord and a sink. The site is located in a quiet field where you will often find deer grazing in the morning and afternoon. We are a young farming family. Our dream is to build a cidery on this property in future years. We have started to plant our orchard with cider apple varieties, about 650 dwarf apple trees, and we are also growing some flowers and squash at the moment. We currently have six pigs and nine chickens on the farm. Eggs and cuts of pork are available for purchase, just ask! Feel free to walk around the farm, just be respectful, don't leave anything behind, and be aware that some areas have poison ivy (the field where you are staying does not have any).
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8 Acres Homestead

2 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Tiverton, RI
Enjoy this quaint and tranquil getaway. Close to local beaches, cafes, and shops. Our property is located in the picturesque, New England coastal town of Tiverton, Rhode Island. The property is located on a main road and consists of a family residence, a Christian church, and a small farm that sits high on a hill overlooking the Nanaquaket Pond. Pitch your tent, or park your car/van, in our backyard woodlands just off the main road with rustic walking paths to the Nannaquacket Pond. Take in the natural wildlife such as deer, groundhogs, songbirds, and our free-range chickens when they are out and about. The beauty of the countryside is right around the corner. Historic Tiverton Four Corners: 4 minutes South Shore Beach: 20 minutes Newport: 30 minutes Providence: 30 minutes
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Harlow Hill

3 sites · RVs1 acre · Middletown, RI
A spot to park for your vehicles on .7 acres near Middletown beaches. A space to wash your feet after the beach and hosts that live on property. A pond nearby, walk to Newport vineyards winery and brewery and .09 miles from Sweet berry farm. Bike to local beaches, 3 miles downhill. Thanks for checking us out!
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Gibson Hill Resort & Entertain!

137 sites · RVs, Tents155 acres · Sterling, CT
The Gibson Hill Resort and Entertainment has OVER 100 FULL RV Hookup spots and acres of Camping sites!! This FULL SERVICE RV Resort enjoys a Long History throughout the American Experience. This site and its grounds were used for many Generations for Gatherings, a place to Unite among friends ,Family and an area where the Colonists met, had meetings, events, and planned for the America we Know Today!! There are many acres and trails for miles of hiking, biking, picnics, and private romantic moments. There are a wide variety of animals and wildlife from years of planned animal breeding from PRO ecological planning, environmental plantings, and very exotic plant life!! Learn more about this land: Camping resort has EXCEPTIONAL Management, grounds, and areas for enjoying nature on over 50 acres. There is WEEKLY band and Entertainment events during season and a POOL to ENJOY!!
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SimplePrivateNaturalwEpicFirepit

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Hopkinton, RI
I love the outdoors and RV life. The world is changing. We can help each other by taking advantage of our natural surroundings bringing more freedom, adventure and fun into our lives. Learn more about this land: Simple, natural and private location to please diverse interests for all! Calling outdoor nature enthusiasts with epic fire pit with beautiful un-manicured natural surroundings in a complete private backyard with a canopy of tall trees. You'll appreciate a 30 amp hook up, outside shower, rustic screened porch and propane grill. The modest house structure will be unoccupied during your stay for your private booking on the 2.2 acre private property. Pet friendly with a runner as you are all there to get away and enjoy all the fresh air. There is hiking, beaching, boating, swimming, kayaking and golfing galore close by. Or shop, dine and visit beautiful coastal destination beaches and islands via ferries (Block and Long Island) of Southern MA, RI, CT &; NY. Watch Hill is only 12 miles away and check out Newport, Jamestown, Mystic, Foxwoods, North Stonington, wineries, breweries, farms, just too many things to describe. Or keep it more simple with local farms, ponds and chillax. Perfect central stop en route to your final destination. Please bring supplemental firewood. The last renters burned all that was available.
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Milk Thistle Farm

4 sites · Tents5 acres · Greene, RI
With the original home built in 1785, Milk Thistle farm is on the historic register and is comprised of the main house and 5 acres of land. It is run as a small homestead sanctuary and is home to rescued chickens, goats, and pigs, as well as two humans and their dog and cat companions. The main property is fenced in, with a large back field great for tent camping, and an orchard to explore that can also double as hammock camping. There is parking for cars, bikes, and perhaps a camper but tent camping is best suited. We try to minimize our impact on the environment as much as possible, and encourage our guests to compost, recycle, and dispose of waste accordingly. Please note we have dogs, including a Livestock Guardian Dog that does bark to alert us of new people and warn off would be predators. We will happily introduce him to any guests to minimize disruptions. Check us out on instagram @milk_thistle_farm
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Glamp Frogmore

2 sites · Lodging35 acres · Coventry, RI
Set on our private 35 acre property in Rhode Island, Glamp Frogmore features two beautiful wooded glampsites (The Pines and The Ferns) that border the 295 acre Maxwell Mays Audubon Refuge. Take a 5 minute walk down a private path that will bring you to our small pond where you can play horseshoes or corn hole, kids can paddle around in the canoe or rowboat, sit and enjoy nature in our Adirondack chairs, or bring a picnic. Glamp Frogmore is 30 minutes from Newport, beautiful beaches, Narragansett, the city of Providence, Watch Hill, and Mystic, CT. Close to local breweries, vineyards, bike trails, and hikes. 2.5 hours to NYC and 1.5 hours to Boston.
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Sakonnet River Getaway

4 sites · Lodging7 acres · Tiverton, RI
Welcome to Enchanted Christmas Tree FarmCoast! Rhode Island may be the tiniest state in the Union, but its charm is immeasurable. With approximately 400 miles of pristine coastline, it boasts a coastal paradise that rivals any other. Picture-perfect colonial seaside towns dot the landscape, reminiscent of scenes from a postcard. The windswept cliffs add a touch of romance to the scenery, while the renowned New England seafood scene tantalizes the taste buds. Venture a bit further inland, and you'll find yourself surrounded by lush forests, sun-kissed vineyards, and glistening lakes. Combined, these elements create an enchanting backdrop for camping under the Rhode Island stars. Indulge in local delicacies like clam cakes and jumbo Quahogs, serenaded by the gentle rhythm of waves caressing the shore. Discover your own slice of nirvana amidst the beauty and tranquility of Rhode Island's coastal wonders at Enchanted Christmas Tree FarmCoast.
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Grey Wulf Excursions

3 sites · Lodging5 acres · Scituate, RI
Gather your loved ones, and get ready for an adventure you'll never forget. The Grey Wulf Guarida fun and the great outdoors is waiting for you! GREY WULF EXCURSIONS: GUARIDA DEL MASTIN ESPANOL LLC From cozying up under the stars through the skylight to gathering around the campfire for s'mores, you'll find plenty of opportunities for hope, laughter, and family fun. 5+ acres to enjoy when staying on my property. Trailer, outdoor toilet and sink, shower use only inside house for the moment and not handicapped accessible. I will have and outdoor shower setup soon. Full grill setup available when reserved at my property or a location. Eggs, snacks, and/or cooked breakfast available if wanted with rental at property! Also washer and dryer use upon request, use of pool, outdoor movies, wifi and use of house bathroom instead of outdoor setup if wanted with property use. Projector and screen inside of trailer. Some animal crates and fenced areas may be open to use upon request also. Guided hikes, scenic drives especially within RI and CT, and simple town runs if wanting a driver can be setup prior to stay or requested any time during stay! Meet and greet with my Spanish Mastiffs and animals are welcome. Tent setup etc, instead of trailer/camper are also welcome at camp spots on my property. Grey Wulf Excursions presents endless adventures to nature and outdoor fun ! Animals are welcome inside the trailer but please discuss type, breed, number, etc with me.
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Hurricane Hill Farm

1 site · Lodging48 acres · Cranston, RI
We are a 48-acre historic, conservation fiber farm smack in the middle of Rhode Island-in an area that was once all farmland. We are a bit of a holdover-and we take our stewardship role of this farming legacy quite seriously. Despite our glorious natural setting, we are actually very close to all the places people want to visit in RI-including Providence (15 minutes), Newport (30 minutes) beaches (15-40 depending on which one you chose) and a bunch of parks and hiking areas (15-45 minutes max). We are also near Ct and Mass-so a good home base for all kinds of exploring! Stays are limited to three nights.
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Camping in Rhode Island with campfires guide

Overview

Rhode Island may be small, but its campsites are mighty. The state offers something for everyone, so check into an RV park near the Roger Williams National Memorial and wander the Blackstone River Valley National Historic Park. History buffs can enter the Gilded Age with a Newport getaway, while urban explorers can embrace all things culture from a Providence campsite. If you’d rather glimpse rural Rhode Island, pick a direction, as well as a park, forest, or beach. You really can’t go wrong, whether you rent an RV site near the George Washington Memorial State Forest or stick close to the coast in Narragansett.

Where to go

Lincoln Woods State Park

Put Rhode Island’s first state park first on your list of attractions. Not far from Pawtucket, this all-encompassing park lets campers design their own vacation, never far from the views—and beaches—of Olney Pond. Trails abound throughout the park, though how to traverse them is a decision best left to you. Horseback, mountain bikes, and good ol’ hiking boots all do the trick.

Along the Bays

Before you reach the Atlantic, a series of bays bookend eastern Rhode Island. As New England’s largest estuary, Narragansett Bay offers campers access to beaches and trailheads galore. To camp all the closer to the water, take the ferry from Bristol to Prudence Island. Meanwhile, further north, campsites near Goddard Memorial State Park get campers up close and personal with Greenwich Bay.

Down South

No visit to a coastal town is complete with a stop on the coast. Camp along Rhode Island’s southern end, where log cabins and RV campsites pepper the shoreline. Make s’mores around a fire pit at Fishermen’s Memorial State Park before biking to Point Judith Lighthouse. Or, head to Burlingame State Park, where campsites come with tree coverage and views of Watchaug Pond.

When to go

Summer is the best—but busiest—season to experience the full range of Rhode Island’s outdoor activities. Maximize your camping options by planning a warm-weather getaway, when temperatures in Rhode Island hover in the 80s. Come fall, the Atlantic Ocean quickly cools down, so look beyond coastal campsites in the shoulder seasons. Both fall and spring are best suited for hiking and exploring Rhode Island’s close-knit towns, while winter camping is all about cozy A-frames and snow sports.

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