Rhode Island Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Rhode Island? View Rhode Island parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge, Rhode Island Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge is located in the Towns of Narragansett and South Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island. Virtually all refuge lands are not readily accessible by road. Taking a canoe or kayak across Pettaquamscutt Cove and in the Lower Narrow River is the easiest way to experience the refuge. The kayak launch area at Sprague Bridge off of Boston Neck Road/Rt. 1A in Narragansett (along with a few other shoreline access points) is open to the public every day from sunrise until sunset. There are no other developed visitor use areas on the refuge. The kayak launch area is not accessible by wheelchair or stroller. Exceptional viewing of the refuge can be had from the Sprague Bridge in Narragansett on Boston Neck Road, or on Middlebridge in Narragansett. Phone 401-364-9124 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Related Link(s) More Rhode Island Recreation Areas John H.

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Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Rhode Island Camping & Hiking

Directions The reserve is in the geographic center of Narragansett Bay, 12 miles north of Newport and 12 miles south of Providence. Phone 401-683-6780 Activities BIKING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING Related Link(s) More Rhode Island Recreation Areas Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Website National Estuarine Research Reserve System — Narragansett Bay, RI The Reserve encompasses 2,579 acres of land on Prudence, Patience, Hope and Dyer islands and 1,843 acres of water adjoining the islands out to a depth of 18 feet. Prudence Island, the only inhabited and accessible island of the four, has experienced many changes over the course of hundreds of years. Since the 1600’s, the island has been used by a variety of people – native Americans, tenant farmers, British soldiers, wealthy summer residents and now a mix of year-round and summer residents. The U.S. military established a presence on the island during World War

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Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge, Rhode Island Camping & Hiking

Directions The Ninigret Refuge can be accessed directly from state Highway 1 which follows the Southern Coast of Rhode Island. Our Western entrance is located on highway 1. Our Eastern entrance is accessed from Ninigret Town Park, by exiting route 1 onto Old Post Road, turning right into the Town park entrance, and following the road to its end. Ample parking is available. Our newly built Kettle Pond Visitor Center is directly off of highway, on 50 Bend Road, about 1/2 mile south of the Western entrance. Phone 401-364 9124 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Related Link(s) More Rhode Island Recreation Areas Named after one of the original chiefs of the Narragansett Indians, the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Southern Coast of Rhode Island in the Town of Charlestown, Washington County. Perched on the shoreline of the largest saltpond in the State, the Ninigret National

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Roger Williams National Memorial, Rhode Island Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 95 North, take Exit 23 – State Offices. Take a left at the light to the bottom of Orms Street. At light, right onto Charles Street; continue straight through one light, then quick left into memorial parking lot. From Interstate 95 South, take Exit 23 – Charles Street. Take first left onto Ashburton Street and continue straight through three lights. After the third light, take a quick left into the memorial parking lot. Phone (401) 521-7266 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Related Link(s) More Rhode Island Recreation Areas Roger Williams National Memorial Official Website Roger Williams National Memorial Map Roger Williams National Memorial commemorates the life of the founder of Rhode Island and a champion of the ideal of religious freedom. Williams, banished from Massachusetts for his beliefs, founded Providence in 1636. This colony served as a refuge where all could come to worship as their conscience

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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Rhode Island Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge is located in Middletown, Rhode Island. Take route 1 South to route 138 East, over the Newport Bridge. Take the Newport exit and pass through downtown Newport on route 138A. Once through the downtown, you will pass First (or Newport) beach. Just past First beach, take a right onto Purgatory Road. Take a right onto Sachuest Point Drive and follow to the end, which will bring you directly into the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge parking lot. Phone 401-847-5511 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Related Link(s) More Rhode Island Recreation Areas Occupying a peninsula between the Sakonnet River and Rhode Island sound, the 242 acre Sachuest Point National Wildlife refuge is a very popular site for the over 65,000 annual visitors each year. The refuge sports a newly renovated visitor center, over 2.5 miles of nature trails, viewing platforms, and a number of

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Touro Synagogue National Historic Site, Rhode Island Camping & Hiking

Directions For direction information please visit: http://www.tourosynagogue.org/visit/directions Phone (401) 847-4794 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Related Link(s) More Rhode Island Recreation Areas Touro Synagogue National Historic Site Official Website Touro Synagogue National Historic Site Map Touro Synagogue, a building of exquisite beauty and design, steeped in history and ideals, and one of the most historically significant Jewish buildings in America, was designated a National Historic Site in 1946. Dedicated in 1763, it still serves an active congregation and each year greets over 30,000 visitors who come to see the magnificent interior and hear its remarkable story.

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Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Rhode Island Camping & Hiking

Directions The Refuge is located in the Town of South Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island. From Providence, head South on Interstate 95 and exit onto Route 4 south. Route 4 will merge into U.S. Route 1 south. Continue on Route 1 south and take the Moonstone Beach Road exit. Continue for 1 mile, and then turn right onto Matunuck Schoolhouse Road at the four way stop sign. Continue west on Schoolhouse Road for one mile, and the refuge entrance will be on the left. Phone 401-364-9124 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Related Link(s) More Rhode Island Recreation Areas “Picturesque, peaceful, yet thriving with wildlife.” That’s how many of the more than 50,000 annual visitors describe the Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge. Spanning 800 acres on the Southern Coast of Rhode Island, the refuge protects the state’s only undeveloped salt pond. From upland forests to a 1.5-mile barrier beach,the

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