Beavertail State Park: A 153 acre park at the southern end of Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay. It is known for its scenic shoreline and the Beavertail Lighthouse, the current version of which was built in 1856. Popular activities include saltwater fishing, hiking and sightseeing from one of four overlooks.
Brenton Point State Park: This park located on Aquidneck Island in Newport sits at the intersection of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It is the location of the former grounds of one of Newport’s grandest estates. Visitors enjoy the scenery, fishing and hiking.
Burlingame State Park: A 3,100 acre park and campground surrounding Watchaug Pond in Charlestown. Popular activities include camping, hiking, boating, fishing and swimming.
Pulaski State Park: A 100 acre day use recreation area located within the 4000 acre George Washington Management Area. Popular activities include trout fishing in the spring, hiking and swimming in the summer, and cross-country skiing in the winter.
Colt State Park: A 464 acre park featuring open spaces on Poppasquash Neck on property once owned by Samuel P. Colt. There are four miles of bicycle trails, groomed fruit trees, manicured lawns, an open air Chapel-By-The-Sea and a historical museum. The entire western border of the park has a panorama onto Narragansett Bay.
Fort Adams State Park: This park offers panoramic views of Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. It is home to Fort Adama, a large coastal fort active from 1841 through the beginning of the 20th century.
Fort Wetherill State Park: This 61.5 acre park is situated on 100 foot high granite cliffs with views of Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. It is located across the water from Fort Adams State Park.
Goddard Memorial State Park: This is Rhode Island’s most popular Metropolitan Park occupying 490 acres along the shores of Greenwich Cove and Greenwich Bay in Warwick. The park has an equestrian trail, nine-hole golf course, swimming beach and performing arts center.
Haines Memorial State Park: A 102 acre park in the town of Barrington six miles south of East Providence on the northeastern side of Narragansett Bay. It has a boat ramp, bike path, picnic sites, baseball fields and more.
Lincoln Woods State Park: A 627 acre park surrounding Olney Pond in the town of Lincoln. It is a popular getaway for northeastern Rhode Islanders with trout fishing, swimming, hiking and more.
Rocky Point State Park: A 375 acre park on Narragansett Bay in Warwick that has been a public attraction since the mid-1800s. The land was once the Rocky Point Amusement Park. Popular activities now include fishing, boating and swimming.
Snake Den State Park: An undeveloped 1,000 acre park with a working farm, walking trails and opportunities to see the park’s wildlife and foliage.
World War II Veteran’s State Park: A 14 acre park in Woonsocket on land where textile mills once operated along the banks of the Mill River.