About Rhode Island's Great Outdoors Pursuit

What is the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit?

The Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit is a game to help you and your family to enjoy the recreational resources and outdoor activities our state parks have to offer, and to get moving toward a healthier lifestyle.

How does it work?

To play the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit, you need a minimum two-member team (one adult 18 years or older and one child under 18) and the desire to have a great time. You’ll decode clues, discover Rhode Island’s beautiful state parks and participate in fun activities and challenges - all for a chance to win great prizes.

You will be invited to participate in up to seven “Pursuits” over a 12-week period. At each pursuit, you’ll be able to participate in free and low-cost activities such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, rock climbing and children’s games. Each Pursuit will also feature music, food, environmental and health-related exhibits, and free raffles, give-a-ways and samples.

Four of the Pursuits require attendance on specific days. The remaining Pursuits are "self-guided" that you and your team can do on your own, before the Grand Finale.

How Do I Win Prizes?

Your team will earn points for each event you complete. Just check in at guided events or provide the required proof-of-visit for self-guided events. The number of events you attend determines which prizes you are eligible for. See Game Rules for complete game rules and eligibility.

How Do I Sign Up?

Please note that registration is optional. However, only registered teams are eligible to win prizes or to participate in raffles.

To register, simply complete an official Great Outdoors Pursuit ("Contest") team registration and consent form. Forms can also be picked up at all state park facilities. Completed forms may be submitted, dropped off, mailed, faxed, or emailed to:

The Great Outdoors Pursuit
c/o RI Division of Parks and Recreation
1100 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Fax: (401) 667-3970
Email: dem.dem.riparks@dem.ri.gov

Good luck and have fun!