A nice park located on the bay. Great view watching the passing Naval vessels.
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July 17-31 2015
Another great visit to Pelican Roost! This has to be the "TOP" Famcamp in the DOD. You can't beat the views no matter what site your in. The ships coming and going, military and civilian, and the beach, are a bonus to this campground. Great rates, free ice and laundry, awesome staff, clean bath house, pancake breakfast, ice cream socials,and camping with your veteran brothers and sisters, what more could you ask for. You have to experience this campground!
This wonderful campground has set the bar for other military and civilian campgrounds for us. Great beach setting with an awesome staff. Debbie in the office and Wayne and George as the camp hosts are great. The grounds guy stays up on the grass cutting and the laundry room is always clean. They do a great job sticking to the occupancy rules so no one homesteads. From talking with the other campers who return often they all agree this a wonderful place. Easy access to the commissary and exchange. An excellent state of the art fitness center within walking distance. At $19 a night ($23 for front row which offers an unobstructed water view) with electric, cable, wifi, free ice, free laundry, level concrete pad and a great water view watching the ships come and go, who can complain. Certainly not us. We love this place!
A great place to visit. Quiet, well kept, Camp Host and Staff very friendly and helpful. The Kitchette was great to have access to and use. Ice Cream Social was a nice touch. The views are excellent along with the price. Will stay here again. We stayed at Pelican Roost with a 40' DE.
This is a beautiful park in a great location. There's a lot to see and do on this base. Although it's interesting that the commisary and exchange are located off the base.
March 12 - 24, 2015
Quite a bit of construction on the roads and interior of the base. They are widening Massey Road to what looks like a second lane for egress of traffic onto Mayport Road. New Logistic Support building going up also and dredging continues in the basin. Very few ships in port but did get to see a submarine arrive and depart while here and that is not something we get to see often. RV Park is full and as soon as someone departs later in the day it is filled. No overflow sites here just a few dry camping in the back. There is a new casino boat and it looks much improved over the last one. Cable TV has expanded since we were here so those of you who use it you will be pleasantly surprised all the choices you have. Still our favorite military campground and we have been coming here since it opened and maybe when we hit the West Coast in 2016 we may find one to top Pelican Roost.
30-31 August 2014
An absolute must stay. The family decided to make a last minute trip to visit family in Jacksonville and we were very fortunate to get a water front site. This RV site is a treasure and reasonably priced is an understatement. The staff are extremely friendly and professional making our stay that more enjoyable. Definitely will recommend to all our military friends and family, as well as making a favorite. Truly amazing experience.
We have stayed here a couple of times before this and still think this is one of the best RV campgrounds in the entire military. The location is great. If you can get it, it is well worth the $2 extra a night to be on the front row right on the water. We made late plans and had a back row site that was still great. Sites are level, full hook ups and a short walk to the clubhouse/office and laundry. The laundry is free and facility has plenty of room with 4 washers and dryers. As Tricare Standard patients, we had no problems getting free pharmacy refills and a free flu shot. Wonderful place and a very friendly staff. 200 yards away from the newest/best gym and swimming facility in the military. We can not wait to go back.
6 OCT - 8 OCT 2014
We had a water front site and had a great time. The facilities were immaculate and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to returning next spring.
30 Sept 5 Oct 2014
Fantastic! Superb management and great folks working the office and grounds. Park no longer has the gestapo surveillance attitude from 4 or 5 years ago yet the grounds are spotless and the park calm and peaceful. The location and facilities are 1st class.
Needing new management. This place has gone down hill in a hurry since new management took over. Stayed there for two weeks March of 2014. Had a very unruly homeless Vet stay next door at the tent facility who fought on two evenings with his sponsor who lived in town. This homeless Vet slept in his car and when it was cold he slept in the laundry room. Had a dependent take his dog during lunch hour, without a leash poop in full view of all the parked RV's and never picked up the dog's poop. A filthy place to stay as this person took his dog in a park area where all the campers sat and watched the scenery of ships going by. Appears this dependent has done this on numerous occasions since he cussed like a drunken sailor when approached to take care of his dog's poop. Pelican Roost has gone down hill and management needs to "rein in the stirrups" and monitor the park area and tent area much closer of the undesirable tenants and visitors to the park across the street.
ABSOLUTELY stay here if you pass through the Jacksonville area. Campground was really full but we had a nice long level pad to sit on. Facilities and "lodge" were perfect, nice large laundry room looked brand new and the price was free to wash and dry! With a large capacity washer we were able to wash a few blankets.
14 - 16 May 2014
This was our third stay at Pelican Roost. Twice in 2013 and once so far this year. It is a great place. There was a little construction on the main base road, but not a problem for RVs. The Commissary and PX/BX is located off post and not far away, however, it is not clearly marked from the street. Every time we go there, we missed it and had to U-turn back to it. There is a small shoppette and a gas station on post. We did not need fuel I our RV, so I can not tell if it was good for an RV. There use to be a Pizza Hut on base and it was co-located with a bar. The Pizza Hut is now gone, but the bar remains. This place has a lot going for it with a great view of the bay and the Navy's private beach only a short walk away. We are pretty independent and do not require a lot of staff support. However, they have always been great, pleasant, and informative. There is WIFI and computers in the office, free ice and coffee, free laundry, and nice showers.
Most of the wonderful things that are said about this park are true. We’ve stayed here three times and plan to go back, because there is so much to do. Just keep in mind that this park is within a very active military installation. There can be aircraft noise, sirens and etc. anytime day or night. The park has lots of rules and it seems they have lots of people to come out and tell you about the rules. I like good order but this place takes it a little above and beyond. Also, during all three of our stays here there has been a sewer smell that covers the whole area, usually starts soon after a ship comes in. As I said, we will be back just the same.
March 25, 2014 to April 7, 2014
This is one of favorite stops when we visit Florida for the winter. We always make reservations and this is a must if you want to stay here during the spring time when everyone is moving north after their winter stay. If you want to stay on the front row to have a better view of the ships, reservation is definitely required. Wi-Fi did not exist where we were parked even though a worker told me the antenna 40-feet away was for Wi-Fi. I mentioned it to the staff but didn’t get any interest or help to check it out. Cable TV is provided. We used the gym and it was definitely one of the best equipped and recently renovated. Commissary and NEX are off base but well stocked. No refund if you decide to leave early. We have stayed here three times and definitely will return.
Top of the line park!!! Well maintained, clean, great facilities and a friendly, helpful staff. We loved watching the ships come and go. Bonus was finding cable tv and free laundry. Excellent clubhouse with pancake breakfast, ice cream social, entertainment and more. No question, the award they received from S.M.A.R.T is well justified.
G.G. left this review using the Directory software: - What a find! I agree with the reviewer who said, "don't come to this park" because I want it all for myself. We were able to get in for three days and then move to overflow for one night before moving to a waterfront site for three more nights. Power and hookups are very good and stable. The park is clean and well managed with very helpful staff. Strict dog rules which was nice to see for a change. No long term residents who acted like they owned the place while trashing it up too. This is an excellent park in spite of the somewhat busy traffic getting to it across Jacksonville. We loved it and will definitely return.
24 Jan - 7 Feb 2014
Pelican Roost is by far our favorite campground! The location is great and the staff are friendly and helpful. They have a really nice clubhouse with a full kitchen (and free ice) for campers use and lots of social gatherings to meet and greet fellow campers. The cable is great, lots of channels, and the free Wi-Fi is good throughout the park with the exception (we have heard) of the middle row. The laundry room is clean plenty of washers/dryers and are free. We have stayed in both the front and back rows, both are great, but the front row view is exceptional! We stay here as often as we can!
Jan. 22 to Jan. 31, 2014
Once again we are at our favorite military campground as we begin our winter journey. Nice new storm door on the screened porch compared to the wooden screen door that has been there from day one. Kathy is doing upgrades as the budget permits and she has plans for more. I have to agree with the previous poster about Safe Harbor Seafood; it is the best seafood we find as we travel in the southeast (better than some Key West seafood we have eaten) and it is under new ownership and better than ever. The weather has been extremely cold here during our stay and the electric service is super for our 3 heat pumps. It did get so cold here we had to use our hydro hot overnight and this is not typically Florida. As usual the ships coming and going and the dolphins playing are always a sight that we never tire of.
17 -23 November 2013
This was our fifth time staying here. Was in the back row, end site by the tent camping area this trip. While the front row has great unobstructed views of the river and passing ships this site was very private being against the trees yet still afforded a nice view of the river and all the activity. The Naval Station main exchange and commissary are a short drive out the gate and there is a small exchange on the station a short walk away. LP is available from outdoor rec (yes you can drive 40 ft Class A right up to the fill station) and air (120+ psi) is available from the auto repair shop. Be sure to check out Safe Harbor Seafood in Mayport Village, right outside Gate 5, for a fantastic seafood lunch! Also the Beach Diner in Atlantic Beach has a great breakfast menu. Can't wait for our sixth stay here.