Oak Grove Park and Cottages Hot

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Location

Installation
Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
GPS Coordinates
30.342755, -87.314162
Location Information
Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
RV Gate Coordinates
30.335929, -87.344480

Directions

Directions
From I-10, exit 7A to Pine Forest Road, to Blue Angel Parkway to NAS Pensacola. Follow signs to the National Naval Air Museum. Campground is on base. Enter the base from the back gate off of Blue Angel Parkway onto Radford Blvd. Watch for small sign pointing to the campground. The campground is .5 miles West of the lighthouse.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(850) 452-2535
Fax Number
(850) 452-2445
Mailing Address
Oak Grove Park MWR Department, Bldg 3696A, Pensacola NAS, FL 32508-5217

Campground Information

Available Downloads
Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD Civilians.
Season
All year
Reservations
Required, with 2 day non-refundable deposit. Cottages can be reserved 3 months in advance for military and 2 months in advance for DoD.
Internet Access
Free WiFi available at the NEX complex. Wi-Fi is available at the campground for $7.95 per day, $15.95 per week, or $21.95 per month. Internet is also available at campground via Metacom cable provider for $45 per month. Metacom is located in the same building as the servemart.
Pet Information
Allowed with normal leash and clean-up rules. Pets NOT allowed in the vacation rentals.
Campground Information
Camping higher rates are for DOD civilians. Cottage higher rates are for prime season. Extended camping stay rates are available (call). One and two bedroom cottages available. Walking distance (.8 miles) to National Museum of Naval Aviation and (.5 miles) to the Pensacola Lighthouse. 14 day stay limit in water front sites - 90 stay limit for all else. Must leave for 2 weeks before returning. Overflow and extended stay RV area located at 30.35334, -87.29488.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Recreation Equipment Rental, Camping Equipment Rental, Water Sports.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Boat Ramp
  • Hiking
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Marina
  • Museum
  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Water Front RV Sites
6
W/30,50A/S/CATV
$27 - $29
N/A
$350 (2 weeks)
RV Sites
45
W/30,50A/S/CATV
$23 - $25
$138 - $150
$600
Overflow
4
W/30A/S
$19 - $21
$114 - $126
$475
Tent
8
None
$7 - $8
$?
$160
Cottages (1 bdrm)
12
Full
$85 - $100
N/A
N/A
Cottages (2 bdrm)
14
Full
$105 - $120
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Not allowed on base.
Weather Information

Oak Grove Park Campground is nestled in the oaks, within walking distance of the beach and the National Museum of Naval Aviation.

Photos

Area "2" of FHU sites
Typical FHU site
FHU sites

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R.L. left this review using the Directory software: - Stayed in a 37' fifth wheel. We had waterfront view site #46. The good thing is it was a large one where no one could park to our back or one side. Bad thing it's on the main dog walk path and near the bathrooms so there's considerable traffic. Seems there were more dogs than people staying and some were not well behaved. The barking got annoying. The center sites are quite crowded together. If you can get one of the waterfront sites or around the perimeter you'll have more breathing room. With all the vehicles parked around it felt congested. There is an unadvertised Jackson RV park also on base just off Taylor Rd that has only 9 sites with FHU. It's a pleasant little place in a wide open area next to a scout camping area and housing. I think we'd ask to be there if we stay again. Oak Grove was a little busy for us. The base itself is wonderful, so much to see. Just driving around looking at the old buildings is nice. The museum is just amazing and we were lucky to see the Blue Angels practice.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy June 09, 2014
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Mar 16-23, 2014

R.L. left this review using the Directory software: - Stayed in a 37' fifth wheel. We had waterfront view site #46. The good thing is it was a large one where no one could park to our back or one side. Bad thing it's on the main dog walk path and near the bathrooms so there's considerable traffic. Seems there were more dogs than people staying and some were not well behaved. The barking got annoying. The center sites are quite crowded together. If you can get one of the waterfront sites or around the perimeter you'll have more breathing room. With all the vehicles parked around it felt congested. There is an unadvertised Jackson RV park also on base just off Taylor Rd that has only 9 sites with FHU. It's a pleasant little place in a wide open area next to a scout camping area and housing. I think we'd ask to be there if we stay again. Oak Grove was a little busy for us. The base itself is wonderful, so much to see. Just driving around looking at the old buildings is nice. The museum is just amazing and we were lucky to see the Blue Angels practice.

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We love this place! We just spent a month here while visiting our son who lives in Pensacola. We come a long way to see the family so we usually stay a month. It's close to the Navy Lodge where we put up other family members who visit at the same time. We also were able to get one of the condos for our son and family (he lives about 40 minutes away) for a weekend so that we could all be together. It worked out well with all of us close by. We had site 36 on the end of the second row on the left. The problem with this site is that site 35 is VERY close and at a real weird angle. Several LARGE motorhomes stayed in 35 while we were there and their back end was just inches away from our awning and closed in our space somewhat. We will ask for another site next time. Restrooms were immaculate as always, the club house was clean, and the laundry can be done for 50 cents a wash! Can't beat that. We had a changing of the guard of camp host while we were there. The new guy is friendly enough, but just didn't seem to put much energy into enforcing rules or being helpful. Across the way we had a border collie that barked incessantly and the camp host never did approach the owners. Other campers left notes on the door of the offending owners, but to no avail. We were there for the storm that just recently devastated the area including a tornado warning. The sirens went off on base and some folks said that someone had come knocking on their door to take shelter, but we weren't among those notified. We did anyway - in the bathrooms. Although this building is the only solid structure it is wood construction and we wondered how safe it really was. Fortunately the tornado did not materialize! It was scary, though. This is a super place to stay despite the aircraft and traffic noise! We will be back!!
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rkay Reviewed by rkay May 02, 2014
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April 2014

We love this place! We just spent a month here while visiting our son who lives in Pensacola. We come a long way to see the family so we usually stay a month. It's close to the Navy Lodge where we put up other family members who visit at the same time. We also were able to get one of the condos for our son and family (he lives about 40 minutes away) for a weekend so that we could all be together. It worked out well with all of us close by. We had site 36 on the end of the second row on the left. The problem with this site is that site 35 is VERY close and at a real weird angle. Several LARGE motorhomes stayed in 35 while we were there and their back end was just inches away from our awning and closed in our space somewhat. We will ask for another site next time. Restrooms were immaculate as always, the club house was clean, and the laundry can be done for 50 cents a wash! Can't beat that. We had a changing of the guard of camp host while we were there. The new guy is friendly enough, but just didn't seem to put much energy into enforcing rules or being helpful. Across the way we had a border collie that barked incessantly and the camp host never did approach the owners. Other campers left notes on the door of the offending owners, but to no avail. We were there for the storm that just recently devastated the area including a tornado warning. The sirens went off on base and some folks said that someone had come knocking on their door to take shelter, but we weren't among those notified. We did anyway - in the bathrooms. Although this building is the only solid structure it is wood construction and we wondered how safe it really was. Fortunately the tornado did not materialize! It was scary, though. This is a super place to stay despite the aircraft and traffic noise! We will be back!!

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Check-in was chaotic with staff multitasking and guests and residents waiting. We were given an end spot, to our regret. Traffic noise from one of the main roads on base was very loud, starting at 5AM on weekdays. We are not unusually sensitive to noise, but the loudest TV we have ever heard in any park was right behind us and across from the office and camp hosts. Utilities were good. The site was clean, spacious and had some shade. It's a short walk to the beach and the lighthouse. They have a Happy Hour daily from 4-6PM in the clubhouse. Since they allow three-month reservations, all of the 'good' sites are occupied and always will be. One 5th wheel was backed 8' beyond the end of his pad to gain more space. For $4/night more we could have had a short-term site away from the road with an obscured view of the water. The bathrooms were vintage but absolutely immaculate and cleaned twice daily. The laundry was $1.50 for commercial front-loading washers. Quite reasonable. Camp host Debbie was exceptionally helpful.
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4.2
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4.0

February 10-13, 2014

Check-in was chaotic with staff multitasking and guests and residents waiting. We were given an end spot, to our regret. Traffic noise from one of the main roads on base was very loud, starting at 5AM on weekdays. We are not unusually sensitive to noise, but the loudest TV we have ever heard in any park was right behind us and across from the office and camp hosts. Utilities were good. The site was clean, spacious and had some shade. It's a short walk to the beach and the lighthouse. They have a Happy Hour daily from 4-6PM in the clubhouse. Since they allow three-month reservations, all of the 'good' sites are occupied and always will be. One 5th wheel was backed 8' beyond the end of his pad to gain more space. For $4/night more we could have had a short-term site away from the road with an obscured view of the water. The bathrooms were vintage but absolutely immaculate and cleaned twice daily. The laundry was $1.50 for commercial front-loading washers. Quite reasonable. Camp host Debbie was exceptionally helpful.

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I tent camped here last November and wrote a review that still holds up to scrutiny this time around. I do have to add a couple of things, though. One is that there are now several signs around the campground indicating areas that are NOT pet run areas; and, after this visit, I can see why. Most pet owners are responsible and clean up after their pet, but some seem to have this ambivalence to anyone who is NOT a pet owner. They ignore signs and let their dog go wherever and do whatever they please. I am starting to see more and more campground segregate areas for pet owners and non-pet owners, and if this kind of thing keeps getting out of hand, it won't be long before pet owners will be hard-pressed to find a campground that allows pets. Nobody likes stepping in dog poop, especially when it happens in a public area you are not expecting to encounter dog poop, like the beach! Another topic that I touched on before, but needs reiterated is the noise level here. Saturday and Sunday night are not bad because the west gate is closed on the weekend, but the rest of the week, starting EARLY Monday morning, forget about it! It sounds like a four land highway is running right next to the campground! And, some of the campers in the park didn't help, either, by slamming doors and yelling at dogs at 5 AM. The camp hosts are wonderful people and they do what they can, but they can't do much about traffic noise and its proximity to the campground. The facilities are nice and clean, and the gazebo area is a wonderful place to stretch out, check email, have coffee, etc. All in all, this is a very nice campground, except for the noise. Oh, and watch where you step!
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3.9
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3.0
DellJr65 Reviewed by DellJr65 February 10, 2014
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February 9/10, 2014

I tent camped here last November and wrote a review that still holds up to scrutiny this time around. I do have to add a couple of things, though. One is that there are now several signs around the campground indicating areas that are NOT pet run areas; and, after this visit, I can see why. Most pet owners are responsible and clean up after their pet, but some seem to have this ambivalence to anyone who is NOT a pet owner. They ignore signs and let their dog go wherever and do whatever they please. I am starting to see more and more campground segregate areas for pet owners and non-pet owners, and if this kind of thing keeps getting out of hand, it won't be long before pet owners will be hard-pressed to find a campground that allows pets. Nobody likes stepping in dog poop, especially when it happens in a public area you are not expecting to encounter dog poop, like the beach! Another topic that I touched on before, but needs reiterated is the noise level here. Saturday and Sunday night are not bad because the west gate is closed on the weekend, but the rest of the week, starting EARLY Monday morning, forget about it! It sounds like a four land highway is running right next to the campground! And, some of the campers in the park didn't help, either, by slamming doors and yelling at dogs at 5 AM. The camp hosts are wonderful people and they do what they can, but they can't do much about traffic noise and its proximity to the campground. The facilities are nice and clean, and the gazebo area is a wonderful place to stretch out, check email, have coffee, etc. All in all, this is a very nice campground, except for the noise. Oh, and watch where you step!

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Had to see what all the buzz was about the campground. While staying at the Recreation FamCamp and visiting the Naval Aviation museum we took a ride in to see the Campground. Met the camp host, extremely pleasant and helpful told us a lot about the area and FamCamp. We drove through and noticed that it seemed to be a bit tight, older FamCamp, well maintained but had what looked to be homesteading, I guess they just don't enforce regulations here. Crushed shell roads would make it difficult to get around on the mobility scooter. The facilities looked well maintained. I did talk to several full-timers and they said to make sure I make reservations because taking a gamble to get a space is almost impossible. The Aviation museum is just down the road and you could walk to that, plan on all day there. While there the active runway nearby did make it a bit noisy and the main road had a lot of traffic. Taking in the pro's can con's, I'm sure that I would call ahead and secure a place here in the future.
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Buster Reviewed by Buster December 22, 2013
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3 December 2013

Had to see what all the buzz was about the campground. While staying at the Recreation FamCamp and visiting the Naval Aviation museum we took a ride in to see the Campground. Met the camp host, extremely pleasant and helpful told us a lot about the area and FamCamp. We drove through and noticed that it seemed to be a bit tight, older FamCamp, well maintained but had what looked to be homesteading, I guess they just don't enforce regulations here. Crushed shell roads would make it difficult to get around on the mobility scooter. The facilities looked well maintained. I did talk to several full-timers and they said to make sure I make reservations because taking a gamble to get a space is almost impossible. The Aviation museum is just down the road and you could walk to that, plan on all day there. While there the active runway nearby did make it a bit noisy and the main road had a lot of traffic. Taking in the pro's can con's, I'm sure that I would call ahead and secure a place here in the future.

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From a tent camper's perspective, this campground has more hits than misses, that's for sure. The camp hosts were friendly and accommodating, the facilities were outstanding and the park is clean and orderly. The trails to the beach are short and the beach is wonderful. The lighthouse and Naval Aviation museums are also wonderful and the Pensacola area is very pretty. That's all the GOOD. The BAD? Vehicle traffic noise is exceeding loud during the week. Even after hours the little traffic there can be bothersome. Those with campers with their TV's and such running inside probably won't be bothered, but it gets bothersome in a tent, let me tell you. Also, the back gate is closed on the weekends, so you have to go out the front gate, which leads me to the UGLY... There have been two murders within about two miles of the front gate at NAS in the past couple of weeks. A year ago there was a murder right outside the gate at Corry Station. And, it seems every street corner has some vagabond looking for a handout. People in town seem friendly enough, but be on your guard!
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4.3
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DellJr65 Reviewed by DellJr65 December 04, 2013
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November 1-4, 2013

From a tent camper's perspective, this campground has more hits than misses, that's for sure. The camp hosts were friendly and accommodating, the facilities were outstanding and the park is clean and orderly. The trails to the beach are short and the beach is wonderful. The lighthouse and Naval Aviation museums are also wonderful and the Pensacola area is very pretty. That's all the GOOD. The BAD? Vehicle traffic noise is exceeding loud during the week. Even after hours the little traffic there can be bothersome. Those with campers with their TV's and such running inside probably won't be bothered, but it gets bothersome in a tent, let me tell you. Also, the back gate is closed on the weekends, so you have to go out the front gate, which leads me to the UGLY... There have been two murders within about two miles of the front gate at NAS in the past couple of weeks. A year ago there was a murder right outside the gate at Corry Station. And, it seems every street corner has some vagabond looking for a handout. People in town seem friendly enough, but be on your guard!

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Would be a really great spot, but only if you do not boat or fish. Can't park your boat in or near the campsite. If you park out on the service road and walk in just to eat lunch, you can expect a visit from the camp host. Also, can't clean your fish in the campground or at the Marina. Actually, can't legally clean fish anywhere on NAS Pensacola. If you plan on a fishing vacation, I recommend going someplace else. Also, the lighthouse and museum really are nice, but the loud vehicle traffic and air field do become annoying. I don't see how anyone can claim that the campsite is quiet or peaceful.
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burnsed56 Reviewed by burnsed56 November 16, 2013
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November 12, 2013

Would be a really great spot, but only if you do not boat or fish. Can't park your boat in or near the campsite. If you park out on the service road and walk in just to eat lunch, you can expect a visit from the camp host. Also, can't clean your fish in the campground or at the Marina. Actually, can't legally clean fish anywhere on NAS Pensacola. If you plan on a fishing vacation, I recommend going someplace else. Also, the lighthouse and museum really are nice, but the loud vehicle traffic and air field do become annoying. I don't see how anyone can claim that the campsite is quiet or peaceful.

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Immaculate restroom and shower facilities. Nice laundry room. Nice campground with very friendly workers and hosts.
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sandy_donn Reviewed by sandy_donn October 10, 2013
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Oct 3, 2013

Immaculate restroom and shower facilities. Nice laundry room. Nice campground with very friendly workers and hosts.

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This is a great place to stay, if you enjoy the Florida Coast Line, no traffic, easy driving in and around Pensacola, not your typical tourist atmosphere. The beach was very private, not crowded, very relaxing atmosphere, fishing was outstanding, great food in and around Pensacola. Navy Aviation Museum well worth the trip. I have stayed at many of the Military Campgrounds/Cabins, this is by far one of the best if not the best place I have stayed, thumbs up to the US Navy Command, Pensacola NAS so well maintained. Only problem, I had to leave and return to Kentucky, I will be back!!!
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wmac62 Reviewed by wmac62 June 25, 2013
Last updated: June 25, 2013
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June 4-7, 2013

This is a great place to stay, if you enjoy the Florida Coast Line, no traffic, easy driving in and around Pensacola, not your typical tourist atmosphere. The beach was very private, not crowded, very relaxing atmosphere, fishing was outstanding, great food in and around Pensacola. Navy Aviation Museum well worth the trip. I have stayed at many of the Military Campgrounds/Cabins, this is by far one of the best if not the best place I have stayed, thumbs up to the US Navy Command, Pensacola NAS so well maintained. Only problem, I had to leave and return to Kentucky, I will be back!!!

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First of all we have not visited a huge number of military campgrounds, but this is by far the first on our list. Everything is top notch from the ladies at the office, the ladies that take care of the bathrooms/laundry, the guys that take care of the grounds, and the best camp host we have met. The bathrooms and laundry is cleaned twice a day and at the same time each day. Could not be better. Mowing happens as needed and cleans empty sites when they are emptied. (To include high pressure washing). The ladies in the office are always extremely polite and professional. The camp host spends the time to make sure everyone is happy and comfortable with what is going on. A great beach is only a short walk. (Not the campgrounds fault, but some people do leave trash on beach for others to pick up). My only negative is the lack of local Wifi. You can purchase Wifi from a third party for a daily, weekly, or months rate. I was not happy with the third party. Would be nice if the base provided the wifi. We used the free Wifi at Starbucks down the street at least once a day. We will spend 2 to 4 weeks at this campground each year we are able to camp. There so much to do here. You can stay busy with just the base activities.
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ldmowery Reviewed by ldmowery May 16, 2013
Last updated: May 16, 2013
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April 29th - May 13th, 2013

First of all we have not visited a huge number of military campgrounds, but this is by far the first on our list. Everything is top notch from the ladies at the office, the ladies that take care of the bathrooms/laundry, the guys that take care of the grounds, and the best camp host we have met. The bathrooms and laundry is cleaned twice a day and at the same time each day. Could not be better. Mowing happens as needed and cleans empty sites when they are emptied. (To include high pressure washing). The ladies in the office are always extremely polite and professional. The camp host spends the time to make sure everyone is happy and comfortable with what is going on. A great beach is only a short walk. (Not the campgrounds fault, but some people do leave trash on beach for others to pick up). My only negative is the lack of local Wifi. You can purchase Wifi from a third party for a daily, weekly, or months rate. I was not happy with the third party. Would be nice if the base provided the wifi. We used the free Wifi at Starbucks down the street at least once a day. We will spend 2 to 4 weeks at this campground each year we are able to camp. There so much to do here. You can stay busy with just the base activities.

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This is one of our favorite campgrounds. We made reservations 3 months out and at that time assigned Site #17 and that is where we parked. While checking in one of the office persons received a call that the Blue Angels had cancelled everything including their practices. We had looked forward to seeing them but there are enough other things to do around the area to keep you occupied. We visited the National Cemetery and Fort Barrancas on base and for the first time, Fort Pickens. The real only bad thing about this park is it's lack of WiFi. You can get WiFi from a private concern if you want to pay. We had been without for about 2 weeks and decided to pay the 14.95 for a week. The connections were mediocre at best. We decided that next time we would not do this again and instead go down the road to the Starbucks or Nex and use theirs. It's free, the connections are good and you can sit in your vehicle if you choose. You can wash your vehicles on site but anything with chemicals is not allowed. For the dirtier vehicles there is a wash rack (free)just down the road but if you go there take your own hose as most of theirs are rotten. I hope the following was an isolated thing and doesn't go any further. My next door neighbor had a top-load deep freezer on his patio and I saw another site with a refrigerator. I can understand the frig better than a freezer. Anyway, we enjoyed our visit and looking forward to next time.
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Frank A. Reviewed by Frank A. April 30, 2013
Last updated: April 30, 2013
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April 9-18, 2013

This is one of our favorite campgrounds. We made reservations 3 months out and at that time assigned Site #17 and that is where we parked. While checking in one of the office persons received a call that the Blue Angels had cancelled everything including their practices. We had looked forward to seeing them but there are enough other things to do around the area to keep you occupied. We visited the National Cemetery and Fort Barrancas on base and for the first time, Fort Pickens. The real only bad thing about this park is it's lack of WiFi. You can get WiFi from a private concern if you want to pay. We had been without for about 2 weeks and decided to pay the 14.95 for a week. The connections were mediocre at best. We decided that next time we would not do this again and instead go down the road to the Starbucks or Nex and use theirs. It's free, the connections are good and you can sit in your vehicle if you choose. You can wash your vehicles on site but anything with chemicals is not allowed. For the dirtier vehicles there is a wash rack (free)just down the road but if you go there take your own hose as most of theirs are rotten. I hope the following was an isolated thing and doesn't go any further. My next door neighbor had a top-load deep freezer on his patio and I saw another site with a refrigerator. I can understand the frig better than a freezer. Anyway, we enjoyed our visit and looking forward to next time.

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This was our first "snowbird" trip to a military RV park and we loved this campground! Great walking/jogging trails, a beautiful sand beach, a great Fitness Center, the Lighthouse and NAS Museum, not to mention the Blue Angels. If you have the opportunity to watch them practice, the best view is from the bleachers behind the museum, which is within walking distance... and you will want to walk or ride bikes; They generate a lot of tourism so the parking lot is packed. Restrooms and laundry facilities are very clean and laundry very reasonable. This campground is a great location for day trips out to see the sites. Sundays we enjoyed attending Liberty Church (Blue Angel Campus) not far from the back gate. The only draw-back was not having a commissary on site. It wasn't far however, and easy to find at Corry Station, but I would have enjoyed riding my bicycle there. We will definately be back!
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mettbacH06 Reviewed by mettbacH06 April 15, 2013
Last updated: April 16, 2013
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March 11-April 20, 2013

This was our first "snowbird" trip to a military RV park and we loved this campground! Great walking/jogging trails, a beautiful sand beach, a great Fitness Center, the Lighthouse and NAS Museum, not to mention the Blue Angels. If you have the opportunity to watch them practice, the best view is from the bleachers behind the museum, which is within walking distance... and you will want to walk or ride bikes; They generate a lot of tourism so the parking lot is packed. Restrooms and laundry facilities are very clean and laundry very reasonable. This campground is a great location for day trips out to see the sites. Sundays we enjoyed attending Liberty Church (Blue Angel Campus) not far from the back gate. The only draw-back was not having a commissary on site. It wasn't far however, and easy to find at Corry Station, but I would have enjoyed riding my bicycle there. We will definately be back!

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We had a good time at Oak Grove. Accommodations were good. Didn't like the fact that we had to move overall it was a good experience. Great laundry, nice people in the office. Can't beat the location. We camped in a 40' motor home and will likely be back.
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rwarner11 Reviewed by rwarner11 March 09, 2013
Last updated: March 10, 2013
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March 5, 2013

We had a good time at Oak Grove. Accommodations were good. Didn't like the fact that we had to move overall it was a good experience. Great laundry, nice people in the office. Can't beat the location. We camped in a 40' motor home and will likely be back.

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This was our first experience camping on a base - and now we are ready to do it again and again. This location is terrific - close to beaches, base activities and area cities. The exchange and commissary are indeed a few miles from campground - about 5 miles - but the facilities were the best we've ever experienced - left too much money at Exchange. Shady oak trees, concrete pads and full hookups were great! Laundry was super - lots of machines in great condition. We will be back!
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4.9
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Annsterry Reviewed by Annsterry January 19, 2013
Last updated: January 19, 2013
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17 - 20 January 2013

This was our first experience camping on a base - and now we are ready to do it again and again. This location is terrific - close to beaches, base activities and area cities. The exchange and commissary are indeed a few miles from campground - about 5 miles - but the facilities were the best we've ever experienced - left too much money at Exchange. Shady oak trees, concrete pads and full hookups were great! Laundry was super - lots of machines in great condition. We will be back!

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The last 2 reviews are giving out wrong information. The nearest commissary is not at Whiting Field in Milton. It is not on NAS Pensacola but at Corry Station. It is located about 3 miles from the main gate of NAS Pensacola and not that hard to find. Go out the main gate and make a left turn onto US-98 and the next street is Corry Station. I also don't understand the parking lot congestion there either. We've been going there for the last 5 years and haven't seen the parking problems.
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4.9
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Frank A. Reviewed by Frank A. September 29, 2012
Last updated: September 29, 2012
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September 29, 2012

The last 2 reviews are giving out wrong information. The nearest commissary is not at Whiting Field in Milton. It is not on NAS Pensacola but at Corry Station. It is located about 3 miles from the main gate of NAS Pensacola and not that hard to find. Go out the main gate and make a left turn onto US-98 and the next street is Corry Station. I also don't understand the parking lot congestion there either. We've been going there for the last 5 years and haven't seen the parking problems.

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Great camping experience! We had a hard time getting backed in to our site, it seems the long timers all take the end sites and the one night guest are stuck trying to back in in the middle of the night waking everyone up. The camp host was helpful and did not mind helping me get backed in. The base is set up as a training command, so no commissary. The closest one is at Whiting field in Milton, FL. We had a great time taking our son to the beach, but be forewarned the sand will follow you back to your rig and will get in to every thing. Laundry prices are reasonable, plenty of machines to go around. The whole base is kind of out of the way if you are traveling from the west. If you are traveling to Foley, AL, to visit the outlet mall, it is very convenient and close. We stopped for the night on our way to Orlando, I will plan to stop again.
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3.9
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Rjpete Reviewed by Rjpete September 04, 2012
Last updated: September 05, 2012
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5 Aug 2012

Great camping experience! We had a hard time getting backed in to our site, it seems the long timers all take the end sites and the one night guest are stuck trying to back in in the middle of the night waking everyone up. The camp host was helpful and did not mind helping me get backed in. The base is set up as a training command, so no commissary. The closest one is at Whiting field in Milton, FL. We had a great time taking our son to the beach, but be forewarned the sand will follow you back to your rig and will get in to every thing. Laundry prices are reasonable, plenty of machines to go around. The whole base is kind of out of the way if you are traveling from the west. If you are traveling to Foley, AL, to visit the outlet mall, it is very convenient and close. We stopped for the night on our way to Orlando, I will plan to stop again.

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When we came in through the back gate the guards said that the park was well marked but we did not see one sign. We just happen to see it at the last minute and turned in. We were welcomed by the camp host and since it was a few minutes before 4pm she said that we would have to pay in the morning which was fine. We were given a base map that was the worst base map we've ever gotten. We had a very difficult time finding the NEX and it wasn't until we got directions from Starbucks that we found it. Once we arrived there was no place to park and were going to leave when a spot opened up. But overall the campground was well kept and facilities very clean.
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4.3
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3.0
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dmcolle Reviewed by dmcolle July 12, 2012
Last updated: July 12, 2012
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July 8 & 9, 2012

When we came in through the back gate the guards said that the park was well marked but we did not see one sign. We just happen to see it at the last minute and turned in. We were welcomed by the camp host and since it was a few minutes before 4pm she said that we would have to pay in the morning which was fine. We were given a base map that was the worst base map we've ever gotten. We had a very difficult time finding the NEX and it wasn't until we got directions from Starbucks that we found it. Once we arrived there was no place to park and were going to leave when a spot opened up. But overall the campground was well kept and facilities very clean.

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I can't say enough good things about this park. We've been here several times and each time gets better. The hosts, Malcolm and Joan are about the best anywhere. We were told that the hosts can only stay here for 3 months and have to move on. Pelican Roost should look at this system. One big improvement from our last visit 2 years ago is the paving of the main street through the park to the cabins. It cuts down on the dust but it provides a better opportunity for the speeders. The cabin occupants have to use this road for access and that is where most of the speeders come from. The map brochure we received at check-in stated that 35 additional campsites were being developed on Jackson Court. Another brochure listed this area as the Jackson Court Overflow with 3 full hookup sites and 21 dry sites. We took a ride down there and found no changes from last time we were here. They do have 3 full hookup sites and several dry sites but there has been no development. WiFi was unacceptable. We did use the base library for that purpose and it met our needs quite well. The Blue Angels as usual were great. This time we chose to sit at the park and watch the show rather than fight the crowds at the museum. You can wash your vehicles on site but can't use any chemicals. There is a wash area down the road past the museum but if you go take your hose with you. The ones here are rotted and unusable. This is one of our favorite parks and we will continue to come back.
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Frank A. Reviewed by Frank A. May 10, 2012
Last updated: May 11, 2012
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April 1 - 9, 2012

I can't say enough good things about this park. We've been here several times and each time gets better. The hosts, Malcolm and Joan are about the best anywhere. We were told that the hosts can only stay here for 3 months and have to move on. Pelican Roost should look at this system. One big improvement from our last visit 2 years ago is the paving of the main street through the park to the cabins. It cuts down on the dust but it provides a better opportunity for the speeders. The cabin occupants have to use this road for access and that is where most of the speeders come from. The map brochure we received at check-in stated that 35 additional campsites were being developed on Jackson Court. Another brochure listed this area as the Jackson Court Overflow with 3 full hookup sites and 21 dry sites. We took a ride down there and found no changes from last time we were here. They do have 3 full hookup sites and several dry sites but there has been no development. WiFi was unacceptable. We did use the base library for that purpose and it met our needs quite well. The Blue Angels as usual were great. This time we chose to sit at the park and watch the show rather than fight the crowds at the museum. You can wash your vehicles on site but can't use any chemicals. There is a wash area down the road past the museum but if you go take your hose with you. The ones here are rotted and unusable. This is one of our favorite parks and we will continue to come back.

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Good luck getting them to answer the phone. Tried for a couple of days now but no answer. The phone is busy one second and the next second there's no answer. I expected better since reservations are mandatory.
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2.8
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5.0
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1.0

Feb 6, 2012

Good luck getting them to answer the phone. Tried for a couple of days now but no answer. The phone is busy one second and the next second there's no answer. I expected better since reservations are mandatory.

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This is our 2nd stay and certainly will not be our last. Great location and sites spacious. We had #48 adjacent to beach. Laundry very clean and efficient with all washers and dryers working. No problem to get key from office. This is one of the few dog friendly beaches in Florida. Easy walking distance to Lighthouse. Be sure and visit Fort Barrancas and Naval Museum on base. Staff very friendly and helpful. Had a great and fun New Year's party and potluck dinner New Year's day. We prefer this site to the Blue Angel Recreation site. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
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destiny3 Reviewed by destiny3 January 10, 2012
Last updated: January 10, 2012
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27 Dec to 11 Jan 2011-2012

This is our 2nd stay and certainly will not be our last. Great location and sites spacious. We had #48 adjacent to beach. Laundry very clean and efficient with all washers and dryers working. No problem to get key from office. This is one of the few dog friendly beaches in Florida. Easy walking distance to Lighthouse. Be sure and visit Fort Barrancas and Naval Museum on base. Staff very friendly and helpful. Had a great and fun New Year's party and potluck dinner New Year's day. We prefer this site to the Blue Angel Recreation site. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

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