Burlingame State Park, Charlestown

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Burlingame State Park and Campground is a Rhode Island state park and recreation area located next to Watchaug Pond in the town of Charlestown. The park is adjacent to the National Audubon Society's Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary, a 29acre property on the southern shore of Watchaug Pond.
The park features camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, and a boat-launch ramp. Hiking trails connect the campground and the Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary. Educational programs are held at the sanctuary throughout the year.
WildlifeMammals observed at the park include deer, rabbits, muskrat, mink, foxes, otters and weasels. Up to 80 bird species nest in the park, and many more pass through during migration season. Reptiles and amphibians include frogs, salamanders, Eastern box turtles and the non-venomous northern water snake.
CampgroundThe campground's include 713 campsites, a camp store, freshwater beach, and canoe rentals.
OtherThe park's northern area along the Pawcatuck River is used primarily for hunting.
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  • Best source for info, videos, photos,, facebook group is Bound4Burlingame. Created by real Burlingame camper. The info you want and need!  more »
  • Wonderful experience over the July 4 weekend, until Monday night when my 11 year old daughter and I left packed up and at 2am because of the raucous party in a nearby site. I had called multiple...  more »
  • We love Burlingame! We camp here every year with our two large dogs. There are all types of campsites to accommodate any size family. The cabins by the water are a bit more private, and offer a little more space. We love waking up in the morning and watching the run sun rise over the large pond. The store is abundantly stocked with supplies and food, including fresh Green Mountain Coffee. The firewood sold at the camp store is very inexpensive. The area around the camp ground is beautiful and offers tons of nature walks, beaches, and scenic areas to explore. There is a 24-hour Walmart super center just down the road for any supplies that you can’t find at the store. We always have a wonderful time staying here! Would highly recommend.
  • I love it!! Burlingame State Park reminds me very much similar with where I grew up going camping every summer at Terra Nova Provincial Park in Newfoundland, Canada but Burlingame offers much more. Better summer temperature, near the ocean beach, I like when alcohol is not allowed, 24/7 facilities and security that we need. I would love going back that campground again. Perfect for families, friends, kids, and mediation. It's just perfect!
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