Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area

Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area

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Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area

Location

Installation
US Navy, Corry Station, Pensacola, FL
GPS Coordinates
30.381755, -87.424783
Location Information
Pensacola, FL
RV Gate Coordinates
30.385096, -87.416134

Directions

Directions
Exit I-10 at exit 7 and go South on Pine Forest Rd. (SR 297) approx 3.4 miles and join US-90 South. Follow US-90 South approx. 1 mile, then turn right (West) onto Saufley Field Rd. (SR 296) for approx. 1.4 miles to Millview Rd. (SR 173). Turn left (South) on Millview Rd. which will become Blue Angel Parkway. Follow SR 173 South for approx. 4.6 miles and turn right onto US 98. Follow US 98 West approx. 3.8 miles. Turn left onto Bronson Rd. and follow it to the campground.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(850) 390-6133
Fax Number
(850) 453-1147
Mailing Address
Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area, 2100 Bronson Road, Pensacola, FL 32506-5000

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD Civilians, Dependents, Guests.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations accepted. For rentals - One night deposit required. Camping can be reserved up to 1 year in advance for active duty and 6 months in advanced for retirees and DOD civilians.
Internet Access
None available, except your own.
Pet Information
Pets are allowed in the RV area, but not the cabins, with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
There is a daily admission rate. ($1 for military and $1.50 for DoD. $.50 for each additional person. Annual pass is available) Rates are for Military (low) - DoD civilian (high). RV sites an additional $6 if tent set up. Cabin rates vary based on Military or DoD Civilian and season.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Disc golf, Paint Ball, Miniature golf, RV Storage, Propane.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Boat Ramp
  • Hiking
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Marina

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Grass/Dirt (Anchor Cove)
83
W/15,30,50A
$15 - $16.50
N/A
$400
Concrete (Battleship Row)
75
W/30,50A/S
$22 - $24
N/A
$600
Tent Platform
5
None
$15 - $16.50
N/A
N/A
Tent
5
None
$7 - $8
N/A
N/A
Cabins
7
Primitive
$20 - $35
$120 - $210
$?
Mobile Home
?
Full
$55 - $60
$?
$?

Other Information

Weather Information

This large recreation area is located in a quiet area along the ocean. Many recreation opportunities are available here.

Photos

Paintball field entrance
Typical Anchor Cove Site (W/30A)
Typical Anchor Cove Area Site (W/30A)
One of the disc golf areas
Tent pad in the Ancher Cove area
Laundry room at Ancher Cove
Entrance to the Ancher Cove area
The marina
FHU sites in the Battleship Row area
Typical FHU site in the Battleship Row area
Typical FHU site in the Battleship Row area
One of the large picnic pavillions
FHU sites in the Battleship Row area
Rental trailer

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Feb 5, 2018

We loved this military campground located right on a beautiful bay. It is operated by Pensacola Naval Air Station, but is actually 9 miles outside of the NAS back gate off Highway 98. We stayed over on the full hook up side (Battleship Row), and were able to get reservations for 2 weeks in February. There is also a partial hook-up RV side which is closer to the mini golf. There are miles of walking trails and its an easy drive to the base with an amazing Naval Aviation Museum and a terrific lighthouse. 

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31 MAR-9 APR 2018

My family and I had a GREAT time at Blue Angel Recreation Area (Battleship side). The staff were very nice and accommodating. As soon as we got there, we hooked up our RV to the sewer and electricity lines and walked to the beach! The sites aren't on top of each other and they're very quiet. We rented a couple of kayaks during our stay and the rental fee was inexpensive. 2 (2 person) Kayaks for 3 hours was 38 dollars. There's a Walmart and Target nearby in case you need anything, Pensacola Naval base with the national aviation naval museum and Light tower and Destin is about an hour away. Like I said, we had a great time and WILL go back as soon as the opportunity presents itself. My only concern is making the sign on Bronson road a little clearer to drivers. There's a sign informing of the turn a quarter mile away (small brown sign) but it's still pretty sudden when you get to the turn. It's only a 2 lane road so you have to be cognoscente of oncoming traffic and the vehicles behind you. Beside that, we love it. Thank you to the site staff for being great! 

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Mar 14-17, 2018

We stayed 4 nights in anchor cove, the campground is somewhat off the beaten path but that is one of the things I truly loved about it, it was very quiet and peaceful. Camp Host was very helpful. Your about 20-30 minutes into Pensacola or Orange Beach Alabama. The park is right on the water and and the view is nice to say the least. Will definitely be going back. It was a truly enjoyable time.

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Feb 29 - Mar 22, 2018

We stayed three weeks in the Battleship Row part of the park. Originally were going to stay our first two nights in Anchor Cover but due to a cancellation were able to stay the entire time in Battleship Row. Don't think I'd be comfortable trying to maneuver my 45' MH in Anchor Cove. Park is on the water....the old sea plane section of war time Pensacola. Great walking and the sites are superb. Concrete, nicely landscaped, and at the right price. No wifi but the Verizon signal was good so wifi worked just fine. We were able to hook up our satellite but I could see how that might be a problem in some sites. It's a bit of a road trip to get out to most things but this is a great park and we will most definitely be back. $22 p/night.

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3-14 thru 3-17, 2018

This was our 2nd stop on our 1st RV trip ever, we stayed in the anchor cove side of the campground, it was wonderful, quiet and peaceful. we will be staying there again thats for sure.

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Dec 1, 2017 - March 1, 2018

The Battleship Row side of Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area is a wonderful RV park. We would stay there over and over again. We were there 3 months from December to March. The sites are far enough apart that you have plenty of elbow room - don't feel crowded at all. Each site is a concrete pad and very level. All roads are paved and in excellent condition. The grassy areas are kept up and I never saw any trash around. Even though there is a 90 day limit, none of the sites look like people have taken up homesteading. Its a great place for daily walks and bike riding. There is a paintball place behind the park and also a frisby golf course. All utilities worked perfectly. The host was really friendly and helpful and the location on Perdido Beach is very scenic. Our only complaints were there is no wifi - none at all. The location is out of the way. It's about 10 to 15 miles from the most popular things like Walmart, restaurants, etc. The 2 mile road (Bronson Rd) off of Hwy 98 is rough going and after awhile it gets on your nerves. There is no clubhouse for pot lucks or get-togethers. Now, if wasn't for those 4 things, this park would be perfect!

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Feb 8-14, 2018

This was our first time staying here and there is only one word for this place.... OUTSTANDING. We stayed at Anchor Cove which has no sewage because Battleship Row was full but we had a wonderful site. We were in A2 so we had the water right in front of us and it was beautiful. The staff is outstanding. We are going back many more times.

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Jan. 29- Feb.3, 2018

We have stayed here several times and always enjoy our visit. We had a front tow site in Battleship Row, right across from the water. Our site was shaded, concrete, level and spacious. We love the room to ride our bikes and take the dog for a walk. Very quiet and peaceful. Stores are a 10 minute ride away and the commissary is about a 15-20 minute ride just down the highway. No cable but our satelite worked great. Mike in the office was friendly and helpful. We will be back!

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Jan 4-14, 2018

Stayed in Battle ship row from 4th thru 11th. move to Anchor cove for last few days. place was great clean and well maintained. Not as advertised for internet. NONE there. gone for about 2 years now according to the staff. will stay there again had a great time and a lot to do.

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Nov 20, 2017 to Dec 01, 2017

First visit to this facility. Stayed at Anchor Cove without full hookups. This facility was very nice and all the staff I met were helpful and friendly. Would recommend this facility to all. There is also a lot to do in the area. Many walking and bicycling paths. Will return.

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5 October 2017

Beautiful, well kept campground. Many thanks to camp host J.D. who made checking in and finding a lot very easy and fast. Also thanks to Mike at the Welcome Center for his kindness while driving to Pensacola and then help extending our reservation. The park grounds are well maintained, and the bathroom/laundry facilities are clean. 

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July 26-30, 2017

Stayed at Battleship Row from a recommendation from a friend and he was correct that Battleship Row is nice, quiet, relaxing and clean RV park. The showers and laundry were clean. Check-in was easy and the front desk was informative in get us to our spot. They are first come first serve and we were given great directions and wonderful recommendations of spots. Once your get used to the area, the drive to the Navy Shopping Center and other sites are easy to get to. Spent the day at the National Naval Air Museum which is was a great experience. We even witness a change of command/retirement ceremony. A couple of downfalls to this park is no cable or internet. It is a shame that in this day and age that these are not available. This park is highly recommended as a way to detox from technology. 

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17 - 21 July 2017

The camp host for Battleship Row was very helpful and friendly. The view of Perdido Bay was great over looking the WWII seaplane ramps. Although the weather was hot the breeze off the water and the trees sure did help. The park area was clean and well kept.

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July 3, 2017 - July 8, 2017

The wife and I transferred from Oak Grove to Blue Angel park over the July 4th week. Was very surprised that the campground had a opening. We stayed at spot 9 at Anchor Cove. Camp host - We can't comment because we didn't meet him even though he was directly across from us. We saw him several times but never said anything to us. Mike (at the front gate) was very nice and helpful. He is the one that signs you in and assigns your spot. Location - Great for us. Away from the crowded touristy spots. Was a short 20-30 drive to Pensacola Beach (where the rest of my family was staying in a beach house). The park is off the beaten path but we liked that. Short 5-10 min drive to local grocery store or local restaurants. We were in campsite #9 at Anchor Cove. Cleanliness/Hospitality - The park was very clean. The bath house at Anchor Cove was nice but your typical military bath house. Showers and floors were cleaned daily but the walls and ceilings look like they hadn't been wiped down for months. The campsites and general paths were clean. Larger 40' rigs would have a tough time getting through some of the paths to some campsites. Battleship Row has much more space for larger rigs. Amenities/Facilities - The bath houses at Battleship Row are much nicer and have laundry facilities. The "beach" is at Anchor Cove and is small but rarely crowded. The water is brackish, shallow, and warm. It was perfect for us to relax in with the kids. But we did make several trips to Pensacola Beach to get waves. There is a large concrete pad near Battleship Row for trailer and boat storage. The campsites at Anchor Cove are sandy and dirt but fairly level. No sewer connect at Anchor Cove but that didn't bother us too much. There is a putt putt course but needs a little TLC and a disc golf course (we didn't do either but looked fun, our kids didn't want to play). No Wifi but we were there for vacation so it didn't bother us. There is any abundance of shade and trees through Anchor Cove. Value - Great. $15/nt over a holiday week during the summer. Can't beat that. Overall - We will definitely be back. Our only dilemma is whether we stay at Anchor Cove or try out Battleship Row.

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April/May 2017

Beautiful place, right on the bay, we stayed at the Anchor Cove side. The campsite was nice, plenty of room between campers and quiet. I can not fault this place for it's beauty, plenty to do from mini golf to renting out a canoe. If the weather is bad, nothing indoors to do so plan ahead for the kids. The sunsets over the water is beautiful. Lots of hiking paths, nice play area's for the little ones. The bathrooms at Anchor cove are not great. We always drove down to the battleship row family restrooms, which were always clean, large, and air conditioned. Right next to the restrooms is where you have to go for the laundry facility, so it worked out well for us. If I can attach some photo's of one of the restrooms at Cedar Cove I will. Unfortunately for us, the manager here seems to dislike all dogs, there is NO WHERE to let your dog run free, even if you have a well voice trained dog. My suggestion, take a long extention leash, If your dog is a swimmer like mine, you can go to one of the boat ramps and let your dog swim with the long leash on, Or at least they can paddle their feet. There is no dog park here. You can't take your dog to any of the beaches here anymore either, you will have to leave them inside your very hot tent, or camper, maybe your dog is lucky and you have a/c. I was yelled at one day by the manager, I had just tethered my dog up outside by the picnic table, I then popped inside to pour a drink to take back out when I heard my dog start to bark, I stepped out immediately knowing someone must be coming by and right off the bat I was being yelled at and a finger pointed towards my dog, he was shouting as he kept walking by "NO DOG MUST EVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED - NEVER!" I was so shaken at being shouted at by I just clammed up and ran and hugged by dog, this man scared me, and I had no clue he was. He just kept walking no introduction or waiting for me to explain that my well behaved dog was being left for under a minute. Later that day, my husband found out this gentleman was the manager. I do not like confrontation, and I always obey rules, this rudeness literally took me to my camper for the rest of the day, I have never in all my life been yelled at and it really upset me, not what he said, but the tone used and the look of anger on his face. My husband wanted to go and knock on the managers door, but I stopped him, I just wanted to leave. The next morning we packed up camp early and left. Looking back, I wished I'd stood my ground and spoken up, but that's the past now. A lot of the staff aren't friendly either, with the exception of Mike and the very nice man in the shop. Don't expect a warm greeting from the camp host at number 10, he simply stares and ignores you! Do I recommend this place? Yes, If you don't have a dog, We personally won't be back, as like many people our dog travels most places we do. I had heard about the new management changing a lot of things for the worse, I really didn't expect a man with a very bad temper to be hired on in a customer service type job.

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Apr 30 - May 14, 2017

I stayed at battleship row. It's not very close to most things in Pensacola. It is very safe with large spots. Very little shade only in the morning. The new laundromat was inexpensive but washers didn't seem to work well and dryers some times took 3 cycles to get things dry. The new bathhouse is also fairly clean. The camp host was snobby and not helpful. Rules were only enforced with people he chose(usually younger families who were there more than just the weekend) the older retired couples and weekenders were never made follow the rules. Phone and internet signal were awful and I didn't have service most of the time. All the amenities such as mini golf and friends golf you have to pay for. The beach was very narrow. No see ums were terrible and I was covered in bites daily so bad I had to take allergy medicine and steroids from the swelling. All and all I would probably stay here again.

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17-24 April 2017

We stayed at the Battleship Row section. Making reservations was a bit of a hassle as the online system was uncooperative and the campground wouldn't answer the phone or return my phone calls. Eventually, after a few days of persistence, we were able to speak with the campground staff when transferred from the Navy Getaway 800 number. Once we arrived, registration at the entrance office was painless. We were met by the Camp Hosts when we arrived at the Battleship Row section and given a list of the 8 available sites. They suggested we look at all of them and pick whichever we'd like. We settled at a site near the rear of the campground and was able to receive DISH Satellite and Verizon 4GLTE. We absolutely enjoyed our stay and the surrounding area. Spent two days exploring the National Naval Aviation Museum and viewing the Blue Angels Practice sessions. We will visit again.

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June 2016

Great location. Campground was kept clean. Although the weather was very hot and humid, the camping experience was enjoyable.

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Jul 2016 - Jan 2017

The management here is terrible. The park manager changes rules daily and honest I feel like hates veterans. The place is very nice but the camp host he hired are not friendly and very rude. In fact the only customer friendly person in the whole place is MIKE. I have actually seen them kick a family having a picnic off of a pavilion because they need to pay for it. and it start raining and they just trying to stay dry and save picnic. Employees ride the gator carts and run up and down the roads at 20 plus miles an hour and have nearly hit kids several times. This could be a special place if they would hire management and employees that actually want to help. 

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13-17 Jul 2016

There were a couple signs posted that said daily rates were increasing $2 a day starting 1 Oct 16. 

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