Recently went camping with my husband, daughter, another couple and their kids at Fisherman's Memorial. We booked "last minute" being about 4 weeks ago and reserved the only spot I could find for the weekend that we were all able to go. I figured it would probably be the worst spot in the place, but we got lucky - at least we thought so, as it was actually really nice and served many of our preferences (quiet spot, not much people traffic, NOT near the bathrooms, and located on the edge of the property with woods on one side). Things I liked about F.M. - the grassy camping areas, the super easy check-in with pre-registration on-line through ReserveAmerica, the location near the beaches and Galilee, sun-sets over the mud flats, picnic tables, firepits and shade trees at all locations in our area, farmer's market on Sunday mornings, hot "quarter" showers and decently clean bathrooms, and of course, the $18/night fee for our electric/water hook-up site. I did not mind the proximity of the park to the roads as I live on a main road and am used to traffic noise anyway....and it's really not too loud. We brought a small tabletop fan mainly for the purpose of "white noise" for our two dogs at night and that sufficiently blocked out any nightime traffic or other random campground noises that may have set them off, or kept us up. If I had to nit-pick things that I didn't like I would probably mention that there is not much of a buffer between you and your neighboring site - wish it was a little more wooded, and it would be great if they had a pool and a more kid-friendly playground. The playground they do have is very isolated from the rest of the park and in FULL sun - not so fun on a hot weekend. The kids didn't even seem interested. They did have a lot of fun meeting other kids in the park and riding their scooters all over the nicely paved roads throughout. I think F.M. Park is a great way to spend time with family and friends in one of my favorite areas of RI. I love the beach and shopping, eating in Galilee and would like to include a day in Block Island on our next trip. We plan on booking two neighboring spots for next summer as we all had a great time!
- Also Known As:
- Fishermen`s Memorial State Park And Campground Hotel Narragansett