Burlingame Park & Management Area
Burlingame State Park and Wildlife Management Area consists of over 3000 acres of land.
The State Park contains a campground and a smaller area for picnics, a boat launch, and beach for swimming.
The entrance to Burlingame State Park picnic area and the Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary is Prosser Trail, an exit off US Route 1. This state recreation area offers 50 fireplaces, toilets, drinking water, a swimming beach and a nearby DEM boat launch for boating and fishing.
The entrance to the park headquarters and camping area is off U.S. Route #1 in Charlestown.
More information is at the State Division of Parks and Recreation website.
Burlingame Wildlife Management Area is bordered to the south by the Burlingame State Park. The land is managed for both wildlife protection and hunting. For hikers and mountain bikers there are many access points to the Management Area.
The Management Area is composed primarily of forest cover, with wetlands and some open fields. The Management Area surrounds most of Watchaug Pond and forms part of an 11-mile corridor of open space running from the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge to the state’s Carolina Management Area. The North South Trail runs through Burlingame on its way to the Massachusetts border. The Management Area trails also connect to other parks such as School House Pond Preserve and Kimball Wildlife Refuge.
Species observed include rabbit, deer, fox, raccoon, muskrat, coyote, ruffed grouse, wild turkey, woodcock, waterfowl, songbirds, amphibians, reptiles, box turtles, and lots more.