Burlingame State Park - Picnic Area

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 . 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
8°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

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

SOURCE INFORMATION

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management monitors water quality at all licensed beaches in Rhode Island. Water samples are collected from Memorial Day weekend to Labour Day weekend. The monitoring schedule 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. HEALTH may increase the sampling at a site if they find there is a need for more frequent testing, for example if there are known or potential sources of pollution or if the current sampling schedule does not sufficiently protect the public’s health.

Results are posted daily to the website, however the hotline has the most up to date information. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily in the late afternoon to ensure the most up to date information.

A beach is marked Green samples are lower than 104 colony forming units (cfu) Enterococci per 100 ml of water.

A saltwater beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 104 colony forming units (cfu) Enterococci per 100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable information is available.

Please note that Rhode Island banned smoking on all public beaches.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Burlingame State Park - Picnic Area

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 . 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
8°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 - Picnic Area is sampled monthly from May 26th to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management monitors water quality at all licensed beaches in Rhode Island. Water samples are collected from Memorial Day weekend to Labour Day weekend. The monitoring schedule 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. HEALTH may increase the sampling at a site if they find there is a need for more frequent testing, for example if there are known or potential sources of pollution or if the current sampling schedule does not sufficiently protect the public’s health.

Results are posted daily to the website, however the hotline has the most up to date information. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily in the late afternoon to ensure the most up to date information.

A beach is marked Green samples are lower than 104 colony forming units (cfu) Enterococci per 100 ml of water.

A saltwater beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 104 colony forming units (cfu) Enterococci per 100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable information is available.

Please note that Rhode Island banned smoking on all public beaches.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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