Burlingame State Park - Campground

Charlestown, Rhode Island
Managed by The Swim Guide

In 1927 the Metropolitan Park Commission began to acquire woodland around the Watchaug Pond. In 1930 this area was a wild life preserve and in 1934 it officially became the Burlingame State Park. It eventually became the states first campground, named after Edwin A. Burlingame. It became home to the 141st Company of the Civilian Conservation corps and it was later used for as a POW camp during WWII.

Visitors can enjoy camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking, boating hiking, wildlife observation and hunting in designated areas.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 20th, 2016. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
4°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Burlingame State Park - Campground is sampled monthly from May 26th to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Rhode Island Department of Health monitors water quality at all licensed beaches in Rhode Island. Water samples are collected from Memorial Day weekend to Labour Day weekend. The monitoring schedules follows a tiered monitoring plan. Tier I beaches are sampled at least weekly. Tier II beaches are samples monthly.

Tier III beaches are sampled twice per season.

The Rhode Island Department of Health does not share weekly test results. Only official beach advisories are shared publicly. The current threshold for triggering a possible advisory is 60 CFU of enterococcus per 100ml of marine water. When a test result exceeds this threshold, resamples are taken and other factors, such as weather and water conditions, are used to determine whether an official advisory should be issued.

Swim Guide does not actively update Rhode Island beaches.

Please note that smoking is banned at all Rhode Island public beaches.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Burlingame State Park - Campground

Charlestown, Rhode Island
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 20th, 2016. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
4°C
Clear and sunny

In 1927 the Metropolitan Park Commission began to acquire woodland around the Watchaug Pond. In 1930 this area was a wild life preserve and in 1934 it officially became the Burlingame State Park. It eventually became the states first campground, named after Edwin A. Burlingame. It became home to the 141st Company of the Civilian Conservation corps and it was later used for as a POW camp during WWII.

Visitors can enjoy camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking, boating hiking, wildlife observation and hunting in designated areas.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Burlingame State Park - Campground is sampled monthly from May 26th to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Rhode Island Department of Health monitors water quality at all licensed beaches in Rhode Island. Water samples are collected from Memorial Day weekend to Labour Day weekend. The monitoring schedules follows a tiered monitoring plan. Tier I beaches are sampled at least weekly. Tier II beaches are samples monthly.

Tier III beaches are sampled twice per season.

The Rhode Island Department of Health does not share weekly test results. Only official beach advisories are shared publicly. The current threshold for triggering a possible advisory is 60 CFU of enterococcus per 100ml of marine water. When a test result exceeds this threshold, resamples are taken and other factors, such as weather and water conditions, are used to determine whether an official advisory should be issued.

Swim Guide does not actively update Rhode Island beaches.

Please note that smoking is banned at all Rhode Island public beaches.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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