March 21-24, 2015
We spent three nights at Grassy Pond to break up the drive from Kings Bay Sub Base in St. Marys, GA to Blue Angel Naval Rec. Area in Pensacola, FL. It was our first time to visit this campground. We loved the rustic setting. We had a spacious, shady pull-thru site with FHUs and 50 amps. Our phone, MiFi, and TV antenna (no satellite dish) worked well. The cable TV wasn't operable, our only minor complaint with this campground. The restrooms, laundry room, and activity room were spotless. Even on the weekend the CG was only 2/3 full. Half a dozen sites appear to be occupied by seasonal residents. The CG host was very helpful and friendly. He told us that the CG was losing money and that's why it was opened to the public in January. However, very few civilians have stayed overnight so far, even on weekends, although many locals like to fish on the lake just down the hill. We enjoyed walking with our dogs on four miles of mostly well-groomed, shaded hiking trails through the forest and wetlands around the two lakes and there were plenty of places for us to ride our bikes on nearby country roads and beautiful residential streets in Cypress Lakes Estates, Don't be deterred by the fact that this campground is now open to the public -- it's a very nice, rustic place to relax, fish, hike, etc. and quite convenient if you're headed north or south on I-75.