Hey,thumbs: Have not been there in 7-8 years,but it was OK. Nothing special and nothing for kids,no full hookups,just a dump station. They had a bunch of Guinea Hens running around which was entertaining.Probably best to keep away from the pond after all the rain they have been having. Small CG in a small town. If you bike there is a trail between Bristol and Providence,all paved but many intersections near the city. Reasonably priced. Have fun. Will
There is not much around this area. I will list three in order of my preference.
Meadowlark, Middletown, RI 401-846-9455, about 15 minutes to Newport.
Melville Ponds Campground, Portsmouth, RI about 20 minutes to Newport.
Paradise Motel and RV park, 401-847-1500 also in Middletown, RI
You might want to get reservations soon, they book up very quickly. They are all small sized campgrounds, top two are nothing special but are very close to Newport. They third one is very small and I would only stay there if nothing else was available.
Lots of very nice campgrounds in Western RI but all are about 35 to 45 minutes from Newport via the Newport/Jamestown bridge.
Thanks guys. Yeah your right about not much in the way of camping. Our daughter is working up in Newport this summer so we are goin up to see her. Any suggestions as to what to see while we are in the area?
Thanks for the info. We decided to try Peeper Pond in Exeter, RI. We will be goin to Block Island and the Mansions. Any good places to canoe? I have the canoe just need a nice place to paddle. We are goin to take the bikes to BI. Is it just a loop?
Gary you are staying in a great area for canoeing. Best I've done is the Wood River in Exeter, and the Pawcatuck river, just not sure of the town it's in. The campground should be able to give you the information you'll need to get to the rivers and may even provide you some transportation there. Great area you've selected although I've never been to that campground.
Steve gave you the best info on sites to see. I would only include the 12 mile drive which is around the water front and very beautiful homes in Newport. Also, if your into walking, do the Cliff walk. Select a beautiful day, you'll walk along the cliffs of the waterfront and pass many of the mansions along the way. Anywhere in Newport is great and so is the food.
I've only been to BI once, pretty sad considering I've lived in this area my whole life. It's not a loop, more like a tree with a few branches off it. You can get a good ride in though.
Exeter is a beautiful place! There are few ponds in the area if you just want to relax and paddle around. They are off Rt 201. If you do go on the Mighty Pawcatuck River head south west to Pawcatuck and say hello.
Thanks. I just like to explore creeks,lakes,ponds and friendly rivers. We will be takein the bikes to BI. Sounds like we will be able to stay pretty busy if we choose. Of course we have to see our daughter. :laugh: That will probably cost us a good meal.