Enjoy Rhode Island's history and scenic beauty by planning a trip this season. Stay at any of these amazing RV parks for added fun.
Rhode Island is a tiny state with a big personality. It is nicknamed the “Ocean State” because it borders the Atlantic Ocean on two sides. Though it is the smallest state, its beauty and attractions have made it so popular that it is also the second-most densely populated one in the country. Its cities are laden with history and scenic beauty. Tourist favorites are Newport, called the ‘playground of the rich’ with its fabled mansions, and Providence, with its rich industrial history.
Add to the mix stunning nature sights of lush woods, sandy beaches, and picturesque gardens, and Rhode Island has it all. RV campers are in luck because the state has an equally diverse list of RV parks to choose from. Sunset beach drives will make for wonderful views out of your windshield, and local attractions will guarantee an unforgettable vacation. Gear up your RV and leave the rest to us, because this list will choose the best RV campground for you!
Located in Providence, this campground opened its gates in the 1960s and has been a family favorite since. The area is scattered with attractions. Tourists looking for some peace and quiet can take a trip to Block Island and Mystic Seaport. Families will greatly enjoy the Mystic Aquarium and Roger Williams Park Zoo, while the sea views of Cape Cod and waterfront Wickford Village absolutely cannot be missed. Wawaloam itself has great RV amenities and is a treat for campers with waterslides, a snack bar, and exquisite seafood options.
Daily = $65-$80
Cement pad available
Weekly planned activities
Get ready to experience a piece of paradise at the Bowdish Lake Campground! Nestled in the middle of two hundred acres of wood and three hundred acres of the glassy Bowdish lake, this campsite is a fall favorite. Campers will enjoy the quiet of the lake, the nearby beaches, and the hiking trails that wind around the woods. Local attractions include the Purple Cat Vineyard and Winery, and the Sprague Farm Town Forest. Lucky for RV enthusiasts, the campground is close to some of the town’s best RV dealerships so you will be sure to enjoy shopping for your motorhome.
Daily = $30-$75 (depends on site)
Two nights = $80-$200
Spacious, shaded sites
True to its name, this campground offers campers a ‘seaside village’ feel with its balance of wildlife and canopies, and the waterfront. It is located in the town of Narragansett and is surrounded by attractions. Tourists will have their days full of exploring the Scarborough State Beach, Point Judith Lighthouse, Black Point Trailhead, and the Adventureland Family Fun Park. You could also visit in the winter to enjoy the Yawgoo Valley ski area and John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge. The park would deserve a spring RV trip as well if just to see the Blitheworld Mansion’s stunning expansive gardens in full bloom.
Daily = $20
180+ RV sites
There’s no rest for the willing at Holiday Acres! With an activity-packed campsite and several attractions in proximity, you will agree wholeheartedly. Families will have a blast splashing and boating in the lake, playing at the arcade, and enjoying a treasure hunt in the woods. Off-site, tourists can take a trip to the Snake Den State Park and the Ken Weber Conservation Area. Better yet, campers can make the short drive to Newport to have a look at the Gilded Age regal mansions at the Breakers, the Elms, Marble House, and Rosecliff. Just be sure to pack a classy outfit among the summer gear for a day of royalty!
Daily = $40
Weekly = $230
Cabins for rent
This campground is a perfect mix of the outdoors and the city! It is the state’s largest recreational area so campers will enjoy a summer trip cooling in the pool, horseback riding, boating, and fishing with their friends. Oak Embers is also close to Providence, so be sure to check out the bonfires and street performances at the Woonasquatucket River’s riverwalk. Of course, there are plenty of stops along the way for RV campers, but be sure to enjoy a hearty meal at the tourist favorite Middle of Nowhere Diner enroute Oak Embers!
Daily = $50
100+ RV sites
Hit the Road!
Here we are the best of the Ocean State’s RV campgrounds! As far as the Eastern Seaboard goes, Rhode Island offers it all - scenic landscapes, historic cities, quaint towns, and stunning coastlines. So what are you waiting for? Rev up your RV and hit the Rhode!