The entrance to Burlingame State Park picnic area and the Kimball Sanctuary is Prosser Trail, an exit off US Route 1 in Charlestown, RI. Burlingame Campground is a very popular state recreation area offers 50 fireplaces, toilets, drinking water, a swimming beach and a nearby DEM boat launch for boating and fishing. The campground is 3,100 acres of rocky woodland that surrounds 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.
If you want a good visit do not stay down by the lake!!!
Huge campground - Over 700 spots in total !
Book early before memorial day, sites fill up quick and around 4th of July. I went here for years with friends and family. Great sites. Flat level. Some of the best tent camping in the state.
Lots of noise. Sites on top of each other. Long walks to nasty bathrooms.
Good for families or couples
Although this campground is pretty big, it is actually spread out pretty well and very peaceful! The monitor it very well to ensure you have an enjoyable experience. Great for the whole family! I’ve been camping here for over 30 years! I went as a child and now bring my children.
Large State park near the ocean that was very busy. We stayed on a Sunday night and on a Monday night. On Sunday the whole campground was packed. Monday night was much more calm.
Site was good. Fire pit was made of rocks and was larger than most campgrounds.
Bathrooms were fine… could have been a little cleaner but I think that has to do with the sheer volume of people camping at the time.
The lake front beach is nice. It's small and doesn't get that deep but it was a nice change from the cold ocean water.
If you want to hit the beautiful and nearby East Beach… go early and bring cash. There are limited parking spots and they fill very quickly. We arrived at 9:45am and the lot was full.
My friend and our kids camped here for a weekend trip to Misquamicut which is a 5-10 minute drive away! We absolutely loved our site which was near the lake where we also swam. It’s a large campground and well maintained. Definitely recommend!