Located off the Albemarle Sound, ½ mile from a small beach. 1 hour drive to the Outer Banks and Kitty Hawk area. 1½ hour drive to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA theme parks.
Elizabeth City Lodging
Type of site
RV Sites (gravel)
RV Sites (paved)
30 Mar 2015
Nice sites, back in only. Retirees are good to eat at the Chow Hall. There is a gym, a beach, small CG Exchange and mini-mart. C-130s go in and out and do touch and go's, but that's OK. Utilities were there, no wifi or cable though. Nice and quiet spot!
April 28 - May 4, 2014
This is a beautiful, small park with a river view and a nice, sandy beach within walking distance. Rhonda, the manager, was very friendly and helpful. The sites are concrete, back-in only but the back-in angle makes it pretty easy--even for a big rig. The hook ups were very good and there is a small PX and gym within walking distance. The park is directly beside the airfield, so there is some daytime noise, but it is tolerable. We believe that our television surround sound system may have been picking up some interference from radar equipment, because we had a high-pitch background noise that disappeared once we left the park. Elizabeth City does not have much to offer to make a long-term stay at the park worthwhile (i.e. a month or more), but our bottom line was: nice park, nice location, good price, and we would definitely visit again.
8 - 11 November 2013
Second stay here. Beautiful location. Small exchange with grocery stores near by. Rhonda is a great manager! This is close to our home base which makes it a great weekend getaway site. Watch for sandspurs in the grass. Good fishing from the pier by the boat ramp.
20 SEP TO 14 OCT
THE CAMPGROUND HAD VERY GOOD UTILITIES, EASY ACCESS CEMENT PADS AND EXCELLENT VIEW OF THE RIVER. WHILE THERE IS NO CABLE TV WE HAD ACCESS TO 7-8 CHANNELS INCLUDING ALL THE MAJOR ONES. WIFI IS AVAILABLE BUT ONLY AT THE MWR OFFICE IN HANGER 7. RONDHA (MWR OFFICE) WAS MOST HELPFUL IN GIVING US INFO. THE OBX WAS ONLY 45 MINUTES AWAY. THERE WAS A SMALL CG BX,CLASS VI AND SHOPETTE WITH GAS STATION. SEVERAL FOOD STORES AND RESTAURANTS WERE WITHIN A SHORT DISTANCE OF THE FACILITY.
Sep 27 to Oct 1, 2012
Stayed here for three days in late Sept 2012. Very nice camp with large sites. We stayed here in a Class A. Everyone was very helpful and nice to deal with. Walt
Aug 31-Sept 5th 2012
What a great campground. Walking distance to the beach for swimming or fishing from the pier or from the shore. Quiet and very clean with large cement sites. Rhonda with the MWR is very friendly and sweet and helpful to make your stay that much more special. She will bend over backwards to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The Pass and ID office was very friendly and helpful on obtaining vehicle stickers for both our auto and RV. The gate guards were very friendly and helpful. Again a great campground and will come back soon to visit and have peace and quiet and watch the sunrise over the river. RV with a 40ft Motorhome. Steve and Ann from Hope Mills, NC
23 July - 1 Aug 2012
R.L. left this review using the Directory sofwtare: - Love it here! It didn't look like the old campsites were used any more, they weren't very attractive anyway. The new area is great, large level concrete pads w/ all new hookups, easy in and out. Attractive landscaping. Beach a short walk, very clean and better for swimming than at the ocean. Laundry is functional, located in a small "garden shed" building. Rhonda at MWR was very friendly and helpful.
19 - 30 APRIL 2012
Stayed here 2 weeks. Very quite and relaxing, right by the water. Campground was spotless. Had water, electric, & sewer hookups. Direct TV and Verizon cell & internet worked great. Paid $ 20.00 per night. Small exchange on base, but not far from other shopping and dining out. Had laundry by exchange, $100 wash & $ 1.00 dry. I'm not a numbers rater, either I like a FamCamp or not. Well I like this FamCamp. Will stay here again.
April 1, 2012
R.H. left this review using the Directory software: - Sorry, but I would not bother to go there again. I worked for the Coast Guard in the Control Tower at Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod. I expected better treatment from the Guard at Elizabeth City. I would have to give them a 1 as a rating. of 1 to 10. Ten being the best.
April 20 - 21, 2012
Rhonda in the office was very helpful in getting info for us to visit lighthouses in the area. The campground was very clean. New buildings being built, but it was the weekend so it was very quiet. Retirees could eat at the dining facility. We almost didn't get back on base because my husband did not have base motorcycle driving course. So we left earlier than planned. We had planned on riding the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk, etc, but was told to load our motorcycle back on our toy hauler.
May 24 & 25, 2011
Nice large sites close to river, boat ramp and beach. Easy to find CGS and CG. Would stay here again!
Small Base and small park, but relaxing and close enough to the beach that those quirks aren't bothersome. Right on the water with a small beach within walking distance. The big plus is the base is close to the outer banks and Va Beach. No wifi but good hookups. Laundry located near the club and cottages but didn't use it. We were here from May 22-31. Base is small, just a small exchange, gas station. No commissary here but Wal-Mart close by. Relaxing stay would recommend it and would stay here again.
April 7 thru 10, 2011
We hadn't been here in about 4 years, but needing a place to rest and relax, basically, just to chill, we decided to visit. Easy reservations for our 3 night stay.....Most campers look like they are finishing up "wintering" here as there wasn't much movement of folks moving in or out......Didn't use the laundry this time, but have been told it's still in the same place. We do have a negative to report though....As pet owners we are always observant of campground/RV Park rules pertaining to leash and clean-up rules, hence, our pet is always on leash and we clean up after him every time. While walking our dog, we saw quite a few "doggy gifts" left for someone to step in (there is a bag station in the park, but is empty.) Also, observed a couple small dogs allowed to run "free" without a leash...good thing the owner had some voice control over them and our dog was on short leash or it could have been ugly. We did not report this because the office is closed on the weekend, so had no recourse other than going the other direction when walking our dog...I do know that the staff reads this so hopefully the issue will be addressed. The new CG Exchange is very nice....with the new gas pumps projected to be completed within the next few weeks.....Hanger 7 and the whole MWR Staff are friendly and helpful. John Welcome, Manager, can be proud.
As other have commented the sites in the new section are very nice and well maintained. The (2) stars for facilities are due to no showers and PX/NEX. The new exchange opening in Nov will increase it to (3) stars, but the showers need to be built. It is a small Coast Guard sea/air rescue base so I don't expect them to be built. You can shower at the gym. No cable/wifi. Nice waterfront seafood restaurants in town. Very pretty views of the tidal basin inlets from the campground. A pretty base and RV park(new section). PS: Watch out for bee nests in the grass. Call RV manager and they will get maintenance out there to spray.
17 Nov 2010
We stop here annually on our way south each fall. This year I had called for a reservation about a week prior to our arrival. There were only two sites available, both in the small, old camping area. But when we arrived I asked if by any chance there was now an opening for a night in the new area, and sure enough, there was. It never hurts to ask. Being in the open, getting a satellite system set up is a breeze and there's excellent VZW EVDO cellular reception. The new Exchange is open and is just a short walk from the campground. Ted Houghton
We enjoyed our visit here as always. Only problem = the weekend we were there was also the weekend that Boys Scouts are at the base (maybe a couple hundred) = eating in the dining facility was like eating in an elementary school cafeteria = noise, wasted food, etc. Interesting that the couple traveling with us due to security regulations had to have one of us with them at all times, yet there were loads of boys and scout leaders roaming around who were non-military. It's still one of the nicest places to stay in NE North Carolina.
12-17 Sept 2010
Very nice campground, new section has paved level sites near the river, beach, and boat launch. No bathhouse or showers at this newer section but there is a toilet at the beach, just a short walk from the campgrounds. The beach is very nice with picnic shelters and benches, and grills. There was a sewage spill at Elizabeth City while we were there so the beach and the water was off limits. The water is normally very clean and I have fished in this area many times in the past. The exchange is small but pretty well stocked and good prices. A new exchange is being built and should open later this year. Laundry room is located in the old RV section and is okay with two washers and two dryers, we didn't use it as we weren't here long enough to need it. Elizabeth City has a lot of road repair going on right now so be prepared to go around cones and some stops for construction. The city had music at the park one of the nights we were here. We walked around town a little, not a lot to see other than the waterfront. We took a couple of trips to the outer banks and enjoyed the beaches. We will stay here again when in this area.
April 26-29 2010
Need cable tv hookup & wireless internet to make a top site. No showers or bathhouse. Very clean campground (we stayed in the new area). Very nice campground, paved level sites near the river, beach, think this would be a great place in the spring or fall. If your in the area stop by, you will be glad you did.