While many people will associate the state with the Atlantic Ocean, the lakes in Rhode Island are also a great place to spend time with family and friends. It’s always fun to explore lakes new lakes when you have a chance to get away from the usual hustle and bustle. Before planning your next Rhode Island lake vacation be sure to check out our listings. We can help you find:
- The top Rhode Island lakes for swimming. We’ll help you find a place with a nice, sandy beach and a recreation area to relax for the day.
- The best lakes for boating in Rhode Island. Whether you own a boat or are looking to rent one, we’ll help you find a lake that fits your needs.
- The perfect rental for a lake house with a view. Sometimes the best part of a getaway is the view, and there are plenty of relaxing spots to sit by the lake and read a book and just take in the natural beauty of your surroundings.
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The best lakes to visit in Rhode Island
In no particular order, here are some favorite spots of people in the know about Rhode Island’s best getaway spots for spending some time in, on, or near the state’s many freshwater lakes.
This 350 acre lake is popular with bass fishermen and also offers nearby camping and lakeside cabins you can rent for the perfect lakeside getaway. If you want to enjoy the nearby scenery on land there are plenty of hiking trails nearby too!
This pond is located near Coventry, Rhode Island and only covers 17 acres, but is a popular spot for many people to throw in a line and do a little angling, or jump in and enjoy a quick, refreshing swim.
This lake in Providence County straddles the Rhode Island and Massachusetts border and is a rather large lake by local standards at over 300 acres. Swimming is not allowed, nor are motorized boats, but canoes and kayaks are allowed and there’s a popular public launch site that gets busy during the daylight hours. There’s top notch bird watching in the area and you can take in bald eagles and herons while you visit the lake. With a valid license, you can go fishing for a variety of species including largemouth bass, trout, and northern pike
Another lakeside oasis, the plentiful lakeside rentals, and campgrounds near Bowdish Lake allow for a great lakes vacation retreat. The Bowdish Lake Camping Area is a particularly popular summertime getaway for families.
The lakes in Rhode Island are a great place to spend time with family and friends and we hope our listings help you find a nice spot to relax and enjoy some time enjoying some cool water and fresh air any time you need to get away!