Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area

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

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. Active duty may make reservations 90 days in advance. Reserves, National Guard, Retirees 75 days in advance. DOD civilians 45 days.
Internet Access
Wi-Fi is available at $7.95 a day, $12.95 a week, or 21.95 a month. For SPRINT Broadband Card users, excellent 3G EVDO connection.
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.
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/15,30A
$15 - $16.50
N/A
$?
Concrete (Battleship Row)
75
W/30,50A/S
$22 - $24
N/A
$?
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.

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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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May 2016 to July 2016

We have been camping at Blue Angel Campground for about ten years and have always had a great time. It has always been our place to go when we wanted to go camping. However the campground has gone down in the last year, under new management. Seems rules change daily depending on how he feels and only apply to certain campers. Reservations have been over booked for the last three weekends, one hand does not know what the other is doing. 

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March 13-15, 2015

This was our most recent stay at this facility as it is local to us.  We stay on the Anchor Cove side as Battleship Row is always full.  If you don't mind sand/dirt pads then this is the one.  You are directly on the water with this one. We like that as we can carry our paddleboards from camp right to the beach without having to go across the 1/8th mile of concrete you would have to at Battleship.  Bath house is decent. Sites only have power & water here but dump station is convenient. Very quiet & secluded with total shade. As we sat around campfire at night a couple raccoons decided to make a visit & steal some of our smores "fixins" right off the table. We also watched a small herd of deer (9-10) walk through campground. There are miles of walking trails, a paintball course, a Frisbee golf course, mini golf, & a nicely outfitted marina & ship's store.  It is a very large area with great sunsets over the bay. Hard to beat the price too. Will go here frequently.

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March, 2016

This is really two campgrounds - Anchor Cove and Battleship Row - that are in the Blue Angel Pak and are about 1/2 mile apart.  Anchor Cove is much more primitive; sites are dirt, have water and electricity, but no sewer.  Laundry facilities are a mile away in a different area of the park (an old seaplane base).  Battleship Row (a complex, not a row) has paved roads, water and sewer and electricity, laundry facilities, and huge concrete pads.  It is a quiet and a comfortable place for an extended stay.  The only down side is communication; the park has no cable and no wifi.  When I asked about the wifi signal, I was told the system was down and a new system was going to be installed.  Later, a camp host told me the park was two miles from the highway and plans to install cable and wifi were scrapped due to cost.  There is almost always space available in Anchor Cove, but if you want to stay in Battleship Row during the winter months, make reservations.

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1 Dec 2015

This is our 6th yr to stay for up to the max of 90 days at Blue Angels on B side (battleship row). It's always been great for us, but new manager took over a few months ago & has only made it better. Mike & crew at check in do a great job & Mike(cg Host)is very visible & I see a grounds crew here almost every day, rest rooms & laundry is still very clean. There has never been a time when park was completely full but premium sites(facing bay)are usually only available if you wait a few days.  It's a little isolated, but NEX, commissary, NAS hospital & VA clinic are only 7-8 minutes away. FHUs + 50amps @ $540 a month, could it be better???

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Oct 23, 2015

This is a great Fam Camp. We arrived early in the afternoon on a Friday and stayed 6 days. Did a quick ride around to check out open sites. Camp Host Mike, stopped us very nicely, gave us quick advice and took my wife around in the cart to find a spot while I unloaded our tow vehicle. Extremely courteous staff. This is off base, a bit out of the way but still a very nice camp. Clean facilities, nice if smaller laundry and still only $1.00 to wash / dry. We will be back, there is so much to do and see in the area and we had a nice experience.

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(Updated: October 14, 2015)
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9-12 July 15

Nice campground. I stayed in Anchor Cove and visited Battleship row. Both areas are nice in their own way. Anchor Cove is shady but Battleship row is new and has concrete pads. The rest rooms in Battleship row are very nice and clean. I can't say the same for those in Anchor Cove. The bathrooms are prefabbed and I'm sure were very nice when they were new but the quality is deteriorating. They barely seemed cool by the A/C and in the summer in Florida, this is pretty important. It would be great if they constructed a facility like the one in Battleship row! :-)

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April 2015

The park is somewhat "out in the sticks" so commissary and NEX are not readily available...about a five mile drive. Perdido Bay is nearby but across a large expanse of concrete which apparently was the seaplane base back in the day. The "water facing" sites are taken by long-termers so almost impossible to reserve one of these sites. I would highly recommend a rotation basis for those folks that would like to have a water view. One of the laundry facilities is new and very nice but no rules and regs posted anywhere so we had one individual who commandeered the laundromat for hours by leaving clothes in washers/dryers and leaving facility. The park is run too loosely for our likes. There appears to be no security that we saw. We have been staying in military RV parks for many years now and move around frequently every year so we have knowledge of many military campgrounds. We stayed in the Battleship Row section of the park and all the roads are paved with concrete pads/picnic tables and full hookups. The other side of the park has only partial hookups and very wooded so your satellite service may not work. There is no free wi-fi. Did not use the marina store so can't comment. Beach is okay....not well-maintained and small.

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March 1-5, 2015

This is a true gem of an RV park. At least Battleship Row is great! (didn't go look at Anchor Cove) Nice sized sites, very friendly people and access to the beach and the bay! Good weather while I was there, except for the freezing temps the last night. There are two restroom/laundry facilities, but even the older one was clean. Great walking path into the woods for the dog. I highly recommend this park and will be back!!

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March 8-13, 2015

The campgrounds are in a great location with a nice beach and close to the NAS Pensacola. Getting a reservation was a nightmare. I called several times over several days and did not get an answer, both at the Rec Area and the main MWR at the Air Station. I left messages on the dates I was interested in and never received a return call. I finally got through and made reservations and the first day fee was taken from my CC. We arrived Sunday and the girls at the gate/info center stated that she could not find our reservation. We had booked the Battleship Row side and she said she could squeeze us in for a few days but we would have to come back to talk to Mike. After driving 750 miles that is not what you want to hear. We didn't know that you just picked an open space and claimed it. So we drove around and decided to stay on the Anchor Row side. The girl at the from desk was very helpful and tried to accommodate us but she was to overwhelmed with checking people in, checking passes, getting fishing permits etc... We did enjoy our week there but would probably opt for the Battleship side since the Anchor side did not have the cement pads and full hookups. One day the bath house was closed and there was no sign as to when it would open. The store had odd hours and it seemed like every time we checked it was closed. I would suggest that they fix the reservation line, at least call people back if they are not able to get through. An information brochure for the park with hours, locations (laundry location and pet wash) and local stores. It was not a great trip but we would give it another shot.

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Christmas 2014

We stayed here over Christmas. Nice stay except for the rain. So we did experience a few evenings with spectacular sunsets. 2 different sections to the cg. We stayed in the Battleship section. Large sites. We had a pull-thru. Nice bath house with laundry room. Clean. I had lots of trails, etc. to hike or ride my bike. This cg is in a gated area but is not located on the base. The commissary/NEX is about 15 minutes away. This base used to be for the seaplanes. Didn't get to see any Blue Angels flying. We'll have to plan a trip when it's not a holiday so we can watch the best of the Navy fly.

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Jan-Feb 2015

Nice campground. We were here for several weeks. They don't assign sites. You drive around and pick any open site that doesn't have a blue tag. Most sites are back-ins but we got one of the few pull-thru sites next to the laundry and showers. You can move sites if you find a vacated one but we stayed in the same site the whole time there. Our site felt more spacious and was open to the sky. Interior roads are paved and pads are cement. No free wifi (you have the option to pay $7.95 per day or $24 a month per device). No off leash dog park but many areas nearby to walk your dog. Hookups were convenient. While we were there, they opened a new pet wash room. I really wish they had spent the money on a fenced in dog park instead. We had our mail forwarded here during our stay. Laundry room had 4 washers and 4 dryers, $1 per load to wash or dry. Showers are individual family rooms, spacious and clean. Camp host was visible. Nice area. Quiet at night and very well-lit. Many longterm residents with some rvs that looked like they were there permanently. Roads into park are narrow but in good condition. Commissary and NEX are about 15 mins drive. Would stay here again.

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November 2014

What a great experience! Our first visit here and will look forward to coming back! Stayed on the "B" side, large spacious sites on level concrete pads, easy in and out, beautiful setting with some amazing trees and small but very pretty beach area. Clean laundry, beautiful sunsets and a peaceful atmosphere. Disc golf park, paint ball park, cabins for rent, sailing and kayak rentals and very nice pavilions on the beach area for gatherings. Dollar store and small grocery not far away. Corry Station commissary and Exchange about 15 minutes away.

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APR 16 - MAY 16 2014

V.O. left this review using the Directory software: - WONDERFUL PARK. GREAT JOB BY MIKE. CAMP HOSTS WERE NOT ENCOUNTERED. STAYED IN BATTLESHIP ROW SIDE. ENJOYED. PROPANE IS OFFERED ADJACENT TO OUTDOOR RECREATION RENTAL (NEXT TO ENTRANCE TO WAGON WHEEL SIDE). NOT GOOD ACCESS/EXIT FOR BIG RIGS.

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June 15-21, 2014

We stayed in a 40 foot MH in a back-in site. No problem maneuvering into the site. The roads to the site could have some tree trimming performed. This is a nice recreation area if you are into kayaking, sailing, boating, etc. It is definitely a quiet area and far removed from shopping and other areas. The area was clean, and the hospitality was very good. Our overall experience was very good and the value is very good considering the civilian RV park prices in the area. We would stay here again.

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Apr 19-20, 2014

We stayed at campground A (Anchor Cove). The sites here do not have sewer hook ups but for only $13 a night it's one of the best bargains anywhere. Wonderful, shaded sites with water views, literally steps from the beach. The septic dump facility for Anchor Cove is oddly located at the far end of the campground, so you have to pull your rig through some very narrow and windy turns with big trees guarding the edges of the dirt roads. It was so scary looking I did not even attempt to get to the septic dump site. Other than that one drawback we loved the place and would definitely return.

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Apr 8-21, 2014

Stayed at battleship row. Reservations can be made 90 days in advance. Cost is $20 per day, no weekly or monthly rates. Sites are spacious and easy to get my 40 ft 5th wheel into. Many pull thru sites available. Watch out for some low lying sites that flooded during thunderstorms, which are plentiful in Florida. We had to move once due to flooding. Campground is located approx 8 miles from BX/commissary. All roads are paved. Bath house appears new and clean with 3 family shower rooms. Upon arrival you are told to choose site you want and call office with site number. Ocean view sites are available but scarce and taken by long termers. Blue angles were practicing twice weekly at the naval museum and open to view at 1130 am tues and we'd. Visited the oaks and anchor grounds. They are older and appeared crowed with small sites.

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Mar 9-13, 2014

We stayed on Battleship Row. Very nice campground. Beautiful site of the bay. The place was extremely clean and well maintained. Very quiet and peaceful. The host was very friendly and helpful. The shower house was cleaned daily. (Can't recall the maintenance man's name who cleaned the place but he's a 5 star employee. Great guy.) Unfortunately have to only rate Amenities as a 2 as there is nothing else at the location. That was fine with us but for others expecting an Exchange, Commissary, golf course, etc within walking distance you'll have to drive a distance.

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26 Nov-9 Dec, 2013

I can't add much more than what has been commented before (Oct 13 and Jul 2013) I did use the facilities, very well maintained and noticed cleaning staff every morning. There was a medical issue when I was there, local EMS was there with-in minutes and Base EMS/Fire-resue a few minutes later. The Camp Host was excellent in his duties!! The wi-fi is not free!!! The biggest down fall of the entire FAMCAMP!! I'm presently at another Navy Famcamp and it has "free" wi-fi. Its a wonderful place and I would return in the future.

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October 14, 2013

Very well maintained, quiet, exellent staff, secluded campground. We stayed in the "full hookup" campground (Battleship Row) with a view overlooking Perdido Bay. After hours security lacking. We were quite pleased and will return in the future.

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