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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.

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
Accepted 1 year in advance for AD. Military Retirees may make reservations up to four months in advance and Department of Defense employees make may reservations up to two months in advance. 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
Sponsored guests are only allowed between May - Sept. Tent site includes platform. 14 days stay limit, with 7 day extension available based on availability. Check with office for specific stay rules. Long-term guests are placed at Osprey Cove. 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
$21
N/A
N/A
Hardstand
39
W/15,30,50A/S/CATV
$19
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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(Updated: June 16, 2016)
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June 5 to June 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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November 2015

Absolutely fantastic.  The host was very friendly and helpful.  He met us and escorted us to our site.  Even though we were on the second row, we had a beautiful view of the bay.  Everyone was so friendly, I almost forgot what it felt like to camp on a military reservation again.  Our site was a back in, but was level concrete, with a picnic table and a well lit because of the baseball fields to our rear.  Water pressure and electricity were perfect.  Cable was also excellent with a lot of channels.  Free coffee in the morning and free ice were the topping on the cake.  We only stayed here as a stop over on our way home.  It is easily accessible from I-295 even though there was quite a bit of construction on base.  We will be back again and stay longer.  All facilities were readily available, but we needed none of them.  Great value at less than $20.  GW and Sue

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(Updated: September 14, 2015)
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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!

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August 2015

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!

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May/Jun 2015

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.

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May 2015

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.

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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.

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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.

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Oct 2014

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.

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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.

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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.

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March 2014

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.

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May 2014

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.

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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.

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