Memorial Day Camping in the Ocean State

While looking to reserve a campsite earlier this year for our annual Memorial Day Weekend camping trip, we realized we had never camped in Rhode Island. We visit Rhode Island regularly but because there are so many awesome places to camp close to home, we just never ended up there.

We’re happy to report that we changed that this year by booking our season opener at Ashaway RV Resort in Bradford. This all-in-one campground is dedicated to RVers and offers more amenities than you can explore in a single weekend! It’s also within putting distance to several of the best beaches Rhode Island has to offer.

Reserving our site was super easy and we were very grateful when Ashaway made an exception to its three-night minimum stay rule for a holiday weekend because I was unable to get an extra day off from work. Upon arrival, we immediately noticed the large, well-manicured grounds and could see all kinds of fun activities going on. This trip also marked Inky’s first camping excursion and we couldn’t wait to drop the rag top and cruise the strip in our mini Mercedes!

Our site was very spacious and we rushed to set up so we could take a bike ride around the campground to scope things out. We rode up to the rec hall, which was packed with kids playing video games, pool, horseshoes and a number of other games. Several happy campers were enjoying the pool, hot tub and sprinklers. We played a couple games of air hockey and I let Jay beat me 😉 We also checked out the pavilion adjacent to the rec hall, which had a small stage set up with a DJ booth and several picnic tables with bench seats.

Upon returning to our site, we made a quick dinner and as dusk set over the campground, we began hearing loud music coming from the direction of the rec hall. After dinner, we walked back up to check it out and there was a family dance party going on! A pair of guys calling themselves “Double D.J. Productions” were playing awesome dance tunes past and present, and tons of kiddies hopped around the pavilion with glow sticks. We sat in the back and had a great time watching the parents try to keep up and sport some moves of their own.

The next day, we spent the entire morning and most of the afternoon cruising around in Inky and beach hopping. Even though most areas were very busy, we had no problem finding a parking spot 😀 Check out the pics below for some of the highlights!

We were very pleased with our visit to Ashaway RV Resort and will definitely be adding Rhode Island to our New England camping rotation. Check back soon for more summer fun…see you on the road!

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