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Arcadia Management Area

http://www.riparks.com/arcadia.htm

At over 14,000 mostly forested acres, the Arcadia Management Area is the state’s largest recreational area, offering users a great variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Co-managed by DEM’s Divisions of Forest Environment and Fish & Wildlife, it is promoted as, and actively managed for hunting, as well as fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, to name a few activities. “Multiple use” management principles apply, assuring a safe and satisfying experience for hunters and non-hunters alike.

Beach Pond State Park

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Anglers might catch largemouth bass, pickerel, perch, catfish, as well as smallmouth bass (one of the few ponds in the state that smallmouth bass are found), and walleye, which are stocked by the State of Connecticut. Rhode Island also stocks Brown and Rainbow Trout. There is a boat access at this site on the Connecticut side, but it is not suitable for the launching of larger craft.

Beavertail State Park

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Beavertail State Park, located in Jamestown, Rhode Island, is known for offering some of the most beautiful vistas along the New England coastline. The Park attracts people from all over the country, to enjoy its pristine environment. Beavertail’s most popular activity is sightseeing, and can be done from the comfort of a vehicle, in one of the four overlooks or on foot, from the rocky coastline. Beavertail also provides some of the best saltwater fishing in the area, along with offering hiking trails, and a naturalist program that attracts hundreds of people each year.

Blackstone River Bikeway

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The Blackstone River Bikeway is scheduled to be a 17.1 mile by 12-foot wide scenic bike-path under construction by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). The southern end of the Blackstone River Bikeway will eventually link to the popular East Bay Bike Path, making a continuous 31.9 mile route for alternative transportation.

Blackstone River Visitor

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The Blackstone River State Park which opened in January 2006 reflects the efforts and cooperation of several federal and state agencies and represents a true commitment to serve the public in a variety of ways. These agencies include the state departments of: Environmental Management, Transportation, State Police, Historical Preservation and the federal departments of: Federal Highway Administration and the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and the regional, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council.

Brenton Point State Park

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Occupying the former grounds of one of Newport's grandest estates, Brenton Point State Park affords its visitors one of the most commanding and spectacular views on the East Coast. The park is located at the point of land where Narragansett Bay meets the Atlantic, midway along renowned Ocean Drive. Visitors can enjoy picnicking, hiking, fishing, or just relaxing with the cool breezes and majestic views of the Atlantic.

Burlingame Campground

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The 3,100 acres of rocky woodland belonging to this area nearby surround Watchaug Pond in Charlestown. The entrance to the park headquarters and camping area is off U.S. Route #1 in Charlestown. This campground may fill on some summer weekends.

Burlingame State Park

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The entrance to Burlingame State Park picnic area and the Kimball Sanctuary is Prosser Trail, an exit off US Route 1 in Charlestown, RI. This very popular state recreation  area offers 50 fireplaces, toilets, drinking water, a swimming beach and a nearby DEM boat launch for boating and fishing.

Charlestown Breachway

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Located on east side of "the Breachway" is a camping area for self contained RV's, a state beach, some of the best salt water fishing in South County, a salt water beach, and a panoramic view of Block Island Sound. This location also has boat launch with limited parking.

Colt State Park

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Colt State Park in Bristol is often referred to as the 'gem' of the State Parks System. The entire western border of the park is an open panorama onto Narragansett Bay. Open year round, the park offers four miles of bicycle trails passing along the Bay and through 464 acres of groomed fruit trees, carefully nurtured flowering bushes, and manicured lawns. Rich in history, it proudly displays ten large playfields, a historical museum, six picnic groves containing 400+ picnic tables and its' popular open air Chapel-By-The-Sea.

Dame Farm

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In the heart of Snake Den, is a working farm run by several generations of the Dame Family. BUT THIS IS NOT JUST ANY FARM. The Dame Family Farm buildings have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and restored to the period in which they were built ( ca. 1760's through 1925 ). The farm is a living museum, open to the public by appointment only and dedicated to the preservation of the rural way of life, of a time when the farmer lived in harmony with the land and its inhabitants. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has developed educational displays; natural trails have been provided with the aid of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Historical Farm Inc.

East Bay Bike Path

http://www.riparks.com/eastbay.htm

The East Bay Bike path is a 14.5 mile, 10 foot wide, ribbon of asphalt that provides a safe place for unobstructed cycling. Users can enjoy the sights, sounds and smells as the path takes them by coves and marshes, over bridges, and through State Parks. This Bike Path's southern tip will eventually link-up to the Blackstone Bikeway presently under construction.

East Beach

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This barrier beach and 20 site campground location offers four Clivus Multrum Composting Toilets for restrooms along with 3 miles of undeveloped beach frontage. Parking is very limited and fills up early on sunny summer days. A small portion of the beach is staffed with lifeguards on a seasonal basis. Special Camping/Vehicle Equipment Requirements are required for camping at this location.

East Matunuck State Beach

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Take Interstate Rte. 95 South, to Rte. 4 South, to Rte.1 South, to East Matunuck exit, follow signs to East Matunuck State Beach.

Fishermens State Campground

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Fishermen's State Park and Campground offers campers a 'seaside village' atmosphere where visitors will find neatly trimmed grass, tree lined paths, and activities for the whole family. Whether your looking for a place to pitch a tent and enjoy a camp fire, or park your R.V. and play some basketball or tennis, Fishermen's can accommodate you. One of Fishermen's most attractive features is its close proximity to popular State Beach areas like Scarborough, Roger Wheeler, and Salty Brine. The Park is also just 1 mile from the Block Island Ferry Dock and 15 minutes from scenic Newport.

Fort Adams State Park

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Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor, Fort Adams State Park offers an exceptional panoramic view of both Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. The park offers a wide range of activities including salt water bathing, fishing, boating, soccer, rugby, and picnicking. Fort Adams is perhaps best known for its annual summer concerts when the Jazz Festival, and the Folk Festival draw thousands to enjoy the music and beautiful surroundings. Festivals are presented by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.

Fort Wetherill

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Fort Wetherill State Park, situated upon 100 foot high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park, is a former coastal defense battery and training camp. Known for its spectacular view of Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, Fort Wetherill has been a popular sight for viewing the numerous Tall Ship Events and America’s Cup Races. The area is also a major attraction for scuba diving, with Diving Clubs from New York State, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island using the facilities at the boat ramp year round. Additionally, the park offers family and group picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking and exploring on the park’s 61.5 acres of property.

George Washington Campground

http://www.riparks.com/georgewashcamp.htm

Located within the 4000 acre George Washington Management Area, and on the shores of Bowdish Reservoir, the 100 acre George Washington Memorial Camping Area is an overnight, primitive camping facility offering a multitude of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. There are 45 treed, well spaced gravel sites suitable for tents, trailers, and RV’s. Electrical hookups are not available; water is available from the various shared spigots throughout the campground. Bathrooms are either outhouses or pit toilets, there are no shower facilities. There are two Adirondack style Shelters available by reservation, for group camping (limited to 20 persons each).

Goddard Memorial

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Goddard Park attracts thousands of visitors each year as Rhode Island’s most popular Metropolitan Park. The park offers a beautiful natural environment with spacious lawns, fields, and forested areas with a variety of trees from all over the world, including 62 deciduous and 19 evergreen species. Visitors can make use of a nine hole golf course, an equestrian show area, 18 miles of bridle trails, 355 picnic tables, 11 game fields, and a new performing arts center for weddings, concerts, picnics and special events. Press Here, [ to view wedding photos at Goddard's Carousel]. Press Here, [to view more information about the New Riding Stables at the park]

Haines Memorial

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Take Interstate Rte. 195 East, to Veteran's Memorial Parkway (Riverside Exit), to Rte. 103, to Metropolitan Park Drive, to Haines Memorial State Park

John H. Chafee Nature Preserve

http://www.riparks.com/chafee.htm

The John H. Chafee Nature Preserve shall at all times and in perpetuity be managed in a manner consistent with the terms and conditions of a conservation Easement signed by and between the State of Rhone Island, department of Environmental Management (grantor) and the Town of North Kingston, (grantee) on March 26, 2001, and which further reflects and honors the conservations ethic of the great statesman for whom it is named. More specifically, its agricultural, educational and scenic values, and its natural and historical resources shall be preserved and protected while being made accessible to the public in a manner respectful of and consistent with these principles.

Lincoln Woods

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Nestled between routes 146 and routes 123 , Lincoln Woods State Park is one of Blackstone Valley's great treasures. A short ride from Providence, Pawtucket, and Cumberland, it is a popular get away for northeastern Rhode Islanders. Visitors can enjoy swimming at the fresh water beach, trout fishing, playing ball, hiking, jogging, horseback riding, or just relaxing under a shade tree. A new addition to the park is the Eastern Mountain Sports kayak school. For more information about the EMS kayak rentals, canoe rentals, and kayaking lessons please click Here or call (800) 310-4504. For information about the new riding stable at the park click Here. A New Covered Bridge at the Breakneck Hill Entrance has been dedicated in the spring of 2005.

Misquamicut State Beach

http://www.riparks.com/misquamicut.htm

One of the state's most popular beaches with over a half mile of beach front. There are also many local attractions for children. This modern pavilion includes many new feautures including rails, outside showers, tower, and composting toilets. This beach does fill to capacity during sunny summer weekends. 

Pulaski Recreation Area

http://www.riparks.com/pulaski.htm

Located within the 4000 acre George Washington Management Area, the 100 acre Pulaski Memorial Recreation Area is a "day use" facility offering users a multitude of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. From the first class trout fishing in the spring, to enjoying a picnic, a short hike, or a cool swim in the 13 acre Peck Pond in the summer, to cross-country skiing on the 10 miles of groomed trails into the adjacent George Washington Management area in the winter, Pulaski provides year round enjoyment for all ages.

Roger Wheeler State Beach

http://www.riparks.com/wheeler.htm

Take Interstate Rte. 95 South, to Rte. 4 South, to Rte.1 South, to Rte. 108 South, follow signs to Roger W. Wheeler State Beach.
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