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We stayed here for five days while we explored the Pensacola/Gulf Shores area. It's a great park with full hookups, a playground, boat and kayak rentals, wooded walking trails and even a Frisbee gold course. The campground was easy to access as it is not on the base proper. We made reservations in February for an April stay. I think this is the time when most of the snowbirds start heading north. Check in was easy, the camp host met us at the entrance and gave us a choice of several sites. We picked site 71, a small pull through in the Battleship Row section. All sites in this section are concrete pads. The roads are asphalt and easy to navigate. The park is very well managed. We did not use the shower/bathroom facilities, but I did find them to be clean and in good repair. Garbage dumpsters were emptied twice in our short stay. Overflowing dumpsters are a problem with many campgrounds, but not here. We camped at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer. Historical Note: The large boat ramps you can see in the pictures, which are adjacent to the campground are seaplane ramps from the decommissioned NAAS Bronson Field, which once stood on this site. The base was opened in 1942 and last saw active use in 1967. During the war, it was a training base for dive bombers, fighters, and seaplanes. According to Wikipedia, Ted Williams trained here. Pretty cool for a campground!