The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Burlingame State Park Picnic Area in Charlestown for swimming because of high bacteria levels. Ginny B's Campground in Foster has re-opened 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 health.ri.gov.