State Government Press Releases

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07/14/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Briar Point Beach in Coventry for swimming, based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. (Briar Point Beach is on Lake Tiogue.) Goddard State Park Beach in Warwick and Camp Grosvenor in...
07/12/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Camp Grosvenor Beach in North Kingstown for swimming because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a...
07/06/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Peabody's Beach in Middletown and Camp Watmough (Holiday Acres Campground) Beach in Glocester for swimming, based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. Briar Point Beach in Coventry...
07/03/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Peabody's Beach in Middletown for swimming because of high bacteria counts. RIDOH also recommends reopening Oakland Beach in Warwick and Echo Lake Campground in Glocester, based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels...
07/02/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Echo Lake Campground in Glocester for swimming because of high bacteria counts. RIDOH also recommends reopening Lincoln Woods State Park Beach in Lincoln, based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within...
06/30/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Lincoln Woods State Park Beach in Lincoln for swimming because of high bacteria counts. RIDOH also recommends reopening Ninigret Pond in Charlestown based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable...
06/29/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing the following beaches for swimming due to high bacteria counts: Oakland Beach in Warwick Ninigret Pond in Charlestown Camp Watmough's Beach in Glocester Briar Point Beach in Coventry Officials will continue to monitor the...
06/14/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. RIDOH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly...
06/12/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status...
06/01/2018
The 2018 beach monitoring season has officially started. Announcements about closures will be posted here throughout the season.