This state campground is great for those that like to stay at the beach all day. With only a 5-6 minute drive to beautiful beaches this campground is worth the stay. The grounds have 4 loops, we stayed on loop 4 which was by the main entrance, had water an electricity, plus the majority of sites were private with shrubs and trees in between. There is one loop dedicated to primitive camping and the too others have electric, water and sewage. WiFi worked great too! Bathrooms were cleaned daily right around 7am and the grounds were very well maintained. There is also the Sunday farmers market hosted in the front lot of the park, a plus for buying fresh food to cook while camping. If you like an event planner to fill your days with activities or a pool this is not the place for you. This is a more traditional campground where talking by the campfire or running around the playground is preferred. Lastly, if you are a light sleeper the local road & wind turbine noise maybe bothersome, it didn’t bother me.
Have been going here for the past few years with my family. Definitely sad that the virus messed that up for us this year and we weren’t able to get a refund for a circumstance we couldn’t control. Nice place to go with the RV to relax and to go around the area to shop, go the beach, or head over to Block Island. Also the fact that pricing increased pretty significantly for out of state residents was unexpected but is still cheaper than other campgrounds in certain circumstances. Also sad to be missing out on the clams.
Lots of nearby beaches and restaurants. Campsites are simple. A patch of grass with a small bush or two, not very much shade, space or privacy. Tent sites do not have water or electricity but bathhouse is in easy walking range. A nice place to ride a bike around so definitely bring your bike. More of an RV park. RVs do have hookups. Bathrooms and showers are clean. $1.50 in quarters for a 6 min hot shower. Which is nice after a long day at the beach. Playground and courts on the premises and walking paths and an area that accesses the water if your wanted to throw a kayak in. It's a nice place for the location. But not much privacy really, and not much shade, but that will vary from site to site. It's nice because there is so much to do nearby and kept very clean. Our site ended up being right next to the bathhouse so there wasn't too much privacy there. I'd come back again though. And I would definitely come back in an RV instead of I could.
I read the reviews and was excited to be in a state park near the water for such a reasonable price. Imagine my surprise when we found out that a water/electric site for an out of state camper was $45 per night! This was our first visit to a Rhode Island State Park so not sure if they are all like this but this one definitely caters to Rhode Island residents who camp in large RVs! The sites with the best views are the full hookups (water/electric/sewer) and the rates for out of state campers are significantly more than for residents. I’m used to paying $5 or even $10 more for being from out of state but here the fee is double or more for out-of-state campers. Geez– way to make us feel welcome!
There are four areas, and each has advantages and disadvantages. Area One has the best views and full hookups but there is no bathhouse; Area Two also has full hookups, no view and some of the sites (55-65) are decidedly not level; Area Three is for tents only with no hookups but is close to the bathhouse; Area Four has water and electric hookups, the pads are not paved (as in the others) but most of the sites have more separation than in the other sections. See the photo below to understand the different areas.
No matter where you camp, there are noise issues. Road noise continued throughout the night and there is a wind turbine on the property. I’ve never been this close to one and yes, there is noise, although the road noise bothered me more. Alcohol is prohibited throughout the campground. There are pay showers available. There are the remains of two bunkers but other than walking by them, you cannot go inside. One (in Area One) is a grassy knoll with stairs to a lookout.
On the plus side: The bathrooms were clean, there is excellent cell service, Judith Point lighthouse is nearby, it is close to the ferry to Block Island, and there are numerous recreation options available (playground, tennis courts, volleyball net, and basketball courts). Also, the grouchy staffer I read about in reviews was not there the night we arrived and, in fact, the two staffers were very friendly and even recommended a good restaurant in the nearby town.
This was just a stop over for us, but we were disappointed there was nothing to do. The ground were well kept, but not enough trees for us. The bathrooms were clean too that’s about it.
A little noisy during peak holiday weekend, but quiets right down… Never experienced a pay shower at any campground, so this was a first!
Best location ever to the beach.
New facilities, clean and quiet campground.
We come back to Fishermans twice a year. We love the pull thrus and the full hookups. The campsite is always clean and there is so much to do in the area.
great campsite. Clean and quiet. Bathrooms were super clean. Friendly park rangers. Love the closeness to the ferry to block island, shops & restaurants.
Very pretty campground with lots of grass. Unfortunately, our site was very sloped and had a huge tree trunk in the middle. We asked to change but they were booked. Restrooms were very clean. There is s nice playground and even a farmers market at the campground. Would have rated much higher if we had a site that wasn’t cut in half by a huge stump.