Pelican Roost RV Park

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Pelican Roost RV Park

Location

Installation
Mayport Naval Station, Mayport, FL
GPS Coordinates
30.39443, -81.40050
Location Information
Naval Station Mayport, Mayport, FL
RV Gate Coordinates
30.3772, -81.410325

Directions

Directions
FROM NORTH: From I-95, exit onto I-295 (FL9A) to the East (it's a beltway and goes all the way around JAX)(Exit 362A), get off on Merrill Rd E, which becomes McCormick, which becomes Wonderwood, follow to Mayport Rd. Turn Left, Naval Station in front of you. After gate, turn right at 3rd stop light (Massey Rd), turn left after Health Clinic onto Bonhomme Richard Rd follow around to RV Park. There are RV Park signs. Check-in at Pelican's Roost RV Park. ---- FROM SOUTH OR WEST: Exit I-95 onto I-295 to the East (see above)(Exit 337 East). Exit onto Monument Rd E, right on McCormick Rd E, then follow directions above.

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Contact Information

Phone Number
(904) 270-7808
Fax Number
(904) 270-7810
Mailing Address
Pelican Roost RV Park, Bldg 2062, Naval Station Mayport, Mayport, FL 32228-0032
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, NAF, Dependents, Guests, Active DOD Civilians (Retired DOD Civilians not allowed on base).
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations may be booked for up to 30 days or in periods of 30 days; not to exceed a total of 180 consecutive days. Site randomly assigned. Waterfront - front row RV sites can be reserved separately for $2 a night more.
Internet Access
WiFi available in the park (one free connection per site). Phone lines, numerous LAN connections and free Wi-Fi available in recreation room.
Mail Forwarding
Must use local General Delivery.
Pet Information
Pets allowed with usual leash and cleanup rules. Clean-up bags available at the dog walk area. There's a VERY strict rule about leaving your pet outside alone, even if you're home. Base restriction on certain breeds. If in doubt - call.
Campground Information
Lower rates for slow season (Apr 1 - Oct 31). Higher rates for peak season (Nov 1 - Mar 31). Sponsored guests are only allowed between May - Sept. Tent site includes platform. 14-day stay limit in waterfront sites. 30-day stay limit in all other sites. Free Ice and laundry.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Tennis, Auto Shop, Archery/Skeet Ranges, Bowling.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Water Front
19
W/15,30,50A/S/CATV
$23 - $27
N/A
N/A
Hardstand
39
W/15,30,50A/S/CATV
$20 - $23
N/A
N/A
Tent
10
None
$8
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Firearms not allowed on base.
Weather Information

A nice park located on the bay. Great view watching the passing Naval vessels.

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User reviews

212 reviews

 
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4.7
Location 
 
4.8  (212)
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4.6  (212)
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4.6  (212)
Value 
 
4.7  (212)
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October 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
First time to this campground. Outstanding views of the channel. The grounds were well taken care of. Check in was easy. I Only wish I was asked if I wanted the front row. I was told we have you in the back row. 
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Jun 6-20, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
AWESOME!! My husband & I spent 2 weeks at Pelican Roost. The office staff was so helpful. We were able to choose our campsite from 3 front row sites. The campground was well taken care of. The view is always awesome - breathtaking sunsets that only my God can paint, cargo, & cruise ships, Navy & Coast Guard vessels coming in & going out on the St. Johns River several times a day. And dolphins regularly appear. We certainly enjoyed our stay & visiting with our retired military & their families. I’m glad we decided to give this place another chance & are looking forward to returning next year! Also, Singleton’s Seafood Shack is a great place to eat! 
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11 June-16 June 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Excellent campground. My family and I had pad 6, great water view, we enjoyed watching the various ships leaving and coming into port. Hope to return next year. RLMCDANIEL 
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April 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
We stayed at Pelican Roost for 19 Days in April 2018 - $20 @ night. Arrival - The signage to get to the park is non existent, so make sure you ask the gate guards at the main gate for directions. There are two different streets that lead to the park entrance and either can accommodate larger rigs. Just FYI, there are two RV Parks (Pelican Roost and Osprey Cove) on the base so make sure they do not send you to the wrong park. We really enjoyed staying at Pelican Roost. It was a nicely maintained, quiet, peaceful park, except for the occasional helicopters and training gunfire off the boats protecting the waterways. Don’t get me wrong, I love this stuff, so to me it was very fascinating. You can watch the big ships come and go, military and civilian. You can go fishing off the rocks lining the shore line and there is a beautiful beach area that is in walking distance from the campground. The park is right next to base baseball fields where you can watch a game or two. They have a nice recreation hall with quite a few tables that can be used to play games or relax at while eating ice cream. They have two televisions and a small kitchen that is available for our use. The base gymnasium is also close, as is the bowling alley. We didn’t go to either of these places but a neighbor said the gym was very nice. The bathrooms and showers are nice and well kept. They have a free-to-use laundry room in a separate building, with 5 washers and 8 dryers. The RV sites were large and all had a concrete slab with full hookups. We did not have a front water view site, as those seem to book early and stay occupied. The front sites would be pretty cool to have, being able to watch all the activities as ships enter and leave the river portage and the Navy lagoon. We saw pelicans and dolphins and they ask if you should see a whale, to please report it. There also have tent camping sites, in a separate designated area. I don't think open campfires are allowed at least I didn’t see or smell any burning. There are quite a few feral cats here. I was told at one point as the sailors departed this duty station that they left their cats behind. The base at one point gathered them up and neutered and spayed them and released the ones that could survive. You can tell if they have been fixed because they the tip of one ear is gone, I fell in love with one of them, my husband named her “F.C” for Fat Cat. What I found is that they want to be loved but they won’t let you pick them up or cuddle they, they will swat at you. I was able to to get F.C. to trust me enough to brush her. Her fir was starting to get matted and I just didn’t want to leave her like that. She loved it. They do not accept USPS mail delivery, only FedEx and UPS. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. We learned that if you want to improve your chances at reserving a space, you should call right at the 6 months out date, as that is what others do. We didn’t do that but the staff was very helpful and asked us to book what we could and then to keep calling back to book the other days. Eventually we did get all the days we needed. I would definitely stay here again.
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July 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Excellent campground. Excellent location. Very friendly staff. Very clean and well cared for. Can't wait to go back.
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July 7-9, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
My husband & I stayed here in 2014 & were excited to return. The St. John's River is beautiful & navy ships, cargo ships & even the occasional cruise liner can be seen. Dolphin frequent the river, & from what we could see, the fishing was good. And the sunrises are breathtaking! We had reservations, made online, for a 2 week stay here. However, the online information did not change our camper length, or so we were told - we upgraded from a travel trailer to a fifth wheel. The women in the office did get us a spot at Osprey Cove for 2 nights, & the camp hosts were very kind there & did all they could to get us a site at Pelican Roost, but nothing was available. We even checked back the next day, and felt like we were not welcome. If you make reservations online & have any changes, you might want to confirm them with the office. My question is, if their online reservation system is inaccurate, why do they use it? The staff here can certainly take lessons in hospitality from the staff at Eagle Hammock at NSB Kings Bay & Pelican Point at MCAS Cherry Point! We probably won't return to Pelican Roost. 
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Aug 13 - 15, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Pelican Roost is our first of five MCG’s that we used the NAVY-wide online reservation system. What a great experience to check-in at PR, they expected us, and told us we could pick our site from the four that were vacant. I give credit to the Navy online system and Pelican Roost for the seamless coordination between a centralized system and “where the rubber meets the road”, Pelican Roost. We have been to Pelican Roost several times and have always enjoyed our stay. It is very easy to get awed with the sights of the St. John’s River water traffic and the near-by beach. There is no doubt that PR deserves a 5 in the ratings, they provide everything you would expect, and then some, at a MCG. For some strange reason, I developed a different perspective about PR as I was walking my dog in the large grass area across the street from Pelican Roost. I looked back across the street at the MCG and I didn’t see or feel anything special about the “curb-side appeal”. It just looked like a typical MCG that has aged, and maybe could use some cosmetic changes to embellish its appearance and improve the sites. Perhaps the individual sites, especially the front row, could use some upgrading. I thought about the front row sites at Cliffside MCG [NAS Whidbey Island, WA]. At Cliffside, all the sites are fantastic, but some of the front row sites are set for drive-in (utilities & view), while others are designed for back-ins (utilities & view), great concept. It [Cliffside] gave the appearance and facilities like a “resort”. Just food-for-thought after a “which side of the window’ syndrome experience. If only, Pelican Roost could do something about the rain, lighting, thunder, heat and humidity, they would deserve higher than a 5. 
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June to July 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
Rates went up but no improvements to either location.
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July 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
The ratings I gave are from prior visits. The reason for the comment today is that when we made our Reservation for July 10th she said water front is now $23 a night.
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June 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Very nice military FamCamp. Just a general observation, the Navy seems to have some of the best FamCamps. They are always well maintained and in good locations. Pelican Roost is a good example of this. Pelican Roost is located where the St Johns river empties into the Atlantic Ocean near Jacksonville Florida. The office personal are very helpful and friendly. The cement patio is on the small side. Just large enough for the aluminum picnic table. Our site was level and had partial shade from palm trees. The down side from having palm trees close was it blocked one of our satellites. Most sites should not have a problem with satellite reception. Shade is a premium here. Water pressure at our site was 38 psi. Sites have green grass that is kept mowed. Roads are paved and easy to navigate. No large trees or low tree limbs to deal with. The beach is about ½ miles from the RV Park. The beach is not crowded and you can walk for miles on the beach. 
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Jan 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Probably one of the nicest parks we have stayed in on a base. It is small, not that many sites, but the view is outstanding. If you like to watch the ships come in and out of port, if you like to walk on the beach and if you like friendly folks, this is the place. Full hook-ups and concrete pads. Reservations fill fast so be sure and plan ahead. The front row is the water view, but we were in a back row and it was still wonderful. The beach is just a short walk or drive away. You can walk for miles on it. Pretty easy on and off base, even with a big rig. And the laundry was free. Not such a big deal, but thoughtful for those of us who needed to do it. The wifi seemed to work well throughout the park for the basics needs. The staff was outstanding!
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January 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Pelican Roost is one of the best camps we have stayed. The park is easy to find once you make it through the crazy overpasses. The sites are concrete and level, FHUs, and a great location if you get a waterfront site. The staff was very friendly and do their best to accommodate everyone. This is one park we will be returning to every chance we get.
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October, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
We lucked out and had a waterfront site; great view especially with all the passing ships. Free laundry with a nice, clean laundry cottage. Free WiFi pretty good and appreciated. This was our second military campground and were very pleased.
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June 5 to June 19, 2016
(Updated: June 16, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
This is our first summer stay here for 2 weeks and very surprised it is almost full every day. The position of the sun blasts right into the windshield this time of year compared to the winter months but still put this at the top of the FamCamps. The road work is just about completed and the 10 MPH posted limit is ignored and even see phone use on base while driving, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. We have been coming here since it first opened and sad to say we do not see any of the original folks from back then here anymore. If you have not been here yet you need to come for a visit and find out what a gem this FamCamp is and how much there is to see and do.Note added: The 10 MPH posted on the new section has been changed back to 25 MPH as of yesterday.
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April 17-23, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
We had not visited this RV park for three years, but it was everything that remembered it to be.  The location is absolutely beautiful.  There are level, concrete sites with concrete extensions for the large picnic tables.  The access roads are asphalt, the hookups are good, the staff are friendly, and the WiFi (GoWiFi) is good.  There is a very nice commissary/exchange complex just a few miles off base and an excellent fitness facility on base (walking distance from the RV park).  The wide sand beach (also walking distance) is excellent and uncrowded.  The only area where this RV park could improve would be in its lack of comprehensive recycling facilities.  The only items you can recycle, at the RV park, are aluminum cans and newspaper.  In this day and age, we really need to do everything we can to encourage recycling.  There is a recycling center on base, but it is on the far side of the airfield and difficult to access.
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Feb 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
We arrived a couple of days ahead of our reservation, but were unable to get in. The staff recommended we try Hanna Park which is only about a mile from the base (between the base & commissary); which we did. There are road works on base, if following the directions, with a small S-curve that was no problem if timed with on-coming traffic. I would expect construction to be complete by the summer. We had a water-view site that was fantastic. Nice large sites with concrete pads. The grounds were well maintained and the Laundry/shower/clubhouse were all very clean, free and well maintained. Cable was good and the free coffee and ice in the clubhouse was a bonus. The fitness facility on base which includes an indoor pool was exceptional. The commissary/NEX are a few miles off base and are very nice. We stayed in a motorhome.
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Feb 19, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Stayed one night on our way home from Foster Creek NWS, SC and still a gem. Construction of roads continues and when completed it should improve traffic movement greatly. Not being educated about Naval Vessels there were some huge ships being worked on we have never seen in Mayport before and the fleet normally based there was gone. Safe Harbor Seafood in the little village of Mayport is going to expand the restaurant and the large processing building across the road is being torn down, not info what will be done there. We called one week before needing the one night and got a front row site and campground not totally full for this time of year. Noticed in the packet they were looking for summer and winter hosts if anyone is interested.
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Dec 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
We stayed two weeks in a waterfront pull-thru. Interior road and sites were paved. Our site was long and level. Water pressure was good. We had our own wifi. It was nice to be able to watch the boats come and go but the front row is also very windy and there's early morning runners up and down the road during the week. It's a nice well-kept and well-managed park that enforces the stay limits so no homesteaders. No playground, no dog park. Commissary and NEX  are off-base. In December, there was still construction on the road coming in. Overall a nice park. We'll return but surprisingly, we'll probably ask for one of the quieter sites in the back row next time. 
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Dec 19, 2015-Jan 1, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Pelican Roost is our favorite Military RV Park hands down!  We have spent the Christmas holidays here three years in a row, and love it.  The management and camp hosts go the extra mile, to keep the facilities clean, neat and very well organized.  There are always activities at the club house fully equipped with computers and two big screen TV's.  The coffee pot is always on to make you feel welcome.  We enjoy the Saturday morning pancake breakfasts, Christmas potluck dinner, and New Year's Eve celebrations.  The Oasis Galley is open to everyone on Christmas day for a superb noon meal.  It's very relaxing, just to watch the ships go up and down the channels, or take a walk on the Atlantic beach just 1/4 mile away; we hardly leave the base once we get there.  We call it our real home now for the holidays.  Chuck & Zoila
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Dec 31, 2015 - Jan 4, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
This is our first stay at a military campground. I should qualify and say that this is our first year of RV'ing however, our first  RV trip was 30 days to Oregon from Florida. All that said, we are really enjoying our stay here. Hardy, the duty host couldn't be any more helpful. The campground is well kept and clean. Level concrete pads and grassy side yards are great. The showers are clean and the unlimited supply of hot water is super. The laundry facilities are available at no additional cost. The Saturday night ice cream social is an opportunity to meet your neighbors. Fishing from the jetty is a blast. Light tackle and shrimp result in a bucket full of sand trout. We were hoping for a 'visit ship' but none scheduled for this weekend. The historic and quaint town of Fernandina Beach is less than an hour away via A1A. We will return.
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