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RIDOH Recommends Reopening Camp Canonicus Beach for Swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Camp Canonicus Beach in Exeter for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels.

RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as new data become available. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH's beaches telephone line (401-222-2751). A list of closed beaches can also be accessed at

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