Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area

Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area

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Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area
Rental trailer
Paintball field entrance
Typical Anchor Cove Site (W/30A)
One of the large picnic pavillions
FHU sites in the Battleship Row area
Tent pad in the Ancher Cove area
Laundry room at Ancher Cove
Typical Anchor Cove Area Site (W/30A)
One of the disc golf areas
FHU sites in the Battleship Row area
Typical FHU site in the Battleship Row area
Typical FHU site in the Battleship Row area
Entrance to the Ancher Cove area
The marina

Location

Installation
US Navy, Corry Station, Pensacola, FL
GPS Coordinates
30.381755, -87.424783
Location Information
Pensacola, FL
RV Gate Coordinates
30.385096, -87.416134

Directions

Directions
Exit I-10 at exit 7 and go South on Pine Forest Rd. (SR 297) approx 3.4 miles and join US-90 South. Follow US-90 South approx. 1 mile, then turn right (West) onto Saufley Field Rd. (SR 296) for approx. 1.4 miles to Millview Rd. (SR 173). Turn left (South) on Millview Rd. which will become Blue Angel Parkway. Follow SR 173 South for approx. 4.6 miles and turn right onto US 98. Follow US 98 West approx. 3.8 miles. Turn left onto Bronson Rd. and follow it to the campground.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(850) 390-6133
Fax Number
(850) 453-1147
Mailing Address
Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area, 2100 Bronson Road, Pensacola, FL 32506-5000

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD Civilians, Dependents, Guests.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations accepted. For rentals - One night deposit required. Active duty may make reservations 90 days in advance. Reserves, National Guard, Retirees 75 days in advance. DOD civilians 45 days.
Internet Access
Wi-Fi is available at $7.95 a day, $12.95 a week, or 21.95 a month. For SPRINT Broadband Card users, excellent 3G EVDO connection.
Pet Information
Pets are allowed in the RV area, but not the cabins, with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
There is a daily admission rate. ($1 for military and $1.50 for DoD. $.50 for each additional person. Annual pass is available) Rates are for Military (low) - DoD civilian (high). RV sites an additional $6 if tent set up. Cabin rates vary based on Military or DoD Civilian and season.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Disc golf, Paint Ball, Miniature golf, RV Storage, Propane.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Boat Ramp
  • Hiking
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Marina

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Grass/Dirt (Anchor Cove)
83
W/15,30,50A
$15 - $16.50
N/A
$400
Concrete (Battleship Row)
75
W/30,50A/S
$22 - $24
N/A
$600
Tent Platform
5
None
$15 - $16.50
N/A
N/A
Tent
5
None
$7 - $8
N/A
N/A
Cabins
7
Primitive
$20 - $35
$120 - $210
$?
Mobile Home
?
Full
$55 - $60
$?
$?

Other Information

Weather Information

This large recreation area is located in a quiet area along the ocean. Many recreation opportunities are available here.

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5 October 2017

Beautiful, well kept campground. Many thanks to camp host J.D. who made checking in and finding a lot very easy and fast. Also thanks to Mike at the Welcome Center for his kindness while driving to Pensacola and then help extending our reservation. The park grounds are well maintained, and the bathroom/laundry facilities are clean. 

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July 26-30, 2017

Stayed at Battleship Row from a recommendation from a friend and he was correct that Battleship Row is nice, quiet, relaxing and clean RV park. The showers and laundry were clean. Check-in was easy and the front desk was informative in get us to our spot. They are first come first serve and we were given great directions and wonderful recommendations of spots. Once your get used to the area, the drive to the Navy Shopping Center and other sites are easy to get to. Spent the day at the National Naval Air Museum which is was a great experience. We even witness a change of command/retirement ceremony. A couple of downfalls to this park is no cable or internet. It is a shame that in this day and age that these are not available. This park is highly recommended as a way to detox from technology. 

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17 - 21 July 2017

The camp host for Battleship Row was very helpful and friendly. The view of Perdido Bay was great over looking the WWII seaplane ramps. Although the weather was hot the breeze off the water and the trees sure did help. The park area was clean and well kept.

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July 3, 2017 - July 8, 2017

The wife and I transferred from Oak Grove to Blue Angel park over the July 4th week. Was very surprised that the campground had a opening. We stayed at spot 9 at Anchor Cove. Camp host - We can't comment because we didn't meet him even though he was directly across from us. We saw him several times but never said anything to us. Mike (at the front gate) was very nice and helpful. He is the one that signs you in and assigns your spot. Location - Great for us. Away from the crowded touristy spots. Was a short 20-30 drive to Pensacola Beach (where the rest of my family was staying in a beach house). The park is off the beaten path but we liked that. Short 5-10 min drive to local grocery store or local restaurants. We were in campsite #9 at Anchor Cove. Cleanliness/Hospitality - The park was very clean. The bath house at Anchor Cove was nice but your typical military bath house. Showers and floors were cleaned daily but the walls and ceilings look like they hadn't been wiped down for months. The campsites and general paths were clean. Larger 40' rigs would have a tough time getting through some of the paths to some campsites. Battleship Row has much more space for larger rigs. Amenities/Facilities - The bath houses at Battleship Row are much nicer and have laundry facilities. The "beach" is at Anchor Cove and is small but rarely crowded. The water is brackish, shallow, and warm. It was perfect for us to relax in with the kids. But we did make several trips to Pensacola Beach to get waves. There is a large concrete pad near Battleship Row for trailer and boat storage. The campsites at Anchor Cove are sandy and dirt but fairly level. No sewer connect at Anchor Cove but that didn't bother us too much. There is a putt putt course but needs a little TLC and a disc golf course (we didn't do either but looked fun, our kids didn't want to play). No Wifi but we were there for vacation so it didn't bother us. There is any abundance of shade and trees through Anchor Cove. Value - Great. $15/nt over a holiday week during the summer. Can't beat that. Overall - We will definitely be back. Our only dilemma is whether we stay at Anchor Cove or try out Battleship Row.

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(Updated: July 10, 2017)
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2.9
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5.0
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1.0
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3.0
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5.0
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2.0

April/May 2017

Beautiful place, right on the bay, we stayed at the Anchor Cove side. The campsite was nice, plenty of room between campers and quiet. I can not fault this place for it's beauty, plenty to do from mini golf to renting out a canoe. If the weather is bad, nothing indoors to do so plan ahead for the kids. The sunsets over the water is beautiful. Lots of hiking paths, nice play area's for the little ones. The bathrooms at Anchor cove are not great. We always drove down to the battleship row family restrooms, which were always clean, large, and air conditioned. Right next to the restrooms is where you have to go for the laundry facility, so it worked out well for us. If I can attach some photo's of one of the restrooms at Cedar Cove I will. Unfortunately for us, the manager here seems to dislike all dogs, there is NO WHERE to let your dog run free, even if you have a well voice trained dog. My suggestion, take a long extention leash, If your dog is a swimmer like mine, you can go to one of the boat ramps and let your dog swim with the long leash on, Or at least they can paddle their feet. There is no dog park here. You can't take your dog to any of the beaches here anymore either, you will have to leave them inside your very hot tent, or camper, maybe your dog is lucky and you have a/c. I was yelled at one day by the manager, I had just tethered my dog up outside by the picnic table, I then popped inside to pour a drink to take back out when I heard my dog start to bark, I stepped out immediately knowing someone must be coming by and right off the bat I was being yelled at and a finger pointed towards my dog, he was shouting as he kept walking by "NO DOG MUST EVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED - NEVER!" I was so shaken at being shouted at by I just clammed up and ran and hugged by dog, this man scared me, and I had no clue he was. He just kept walking no introduction or waiting for me to explain that my well behaved dog was being left for under a minute. Later that day, my husband found out this gentleman was the manager. I do not like confrontation, and I always obey rules, this rudeness literally took me to my camper for the rest of the day, I have never in all my life been yelled at and it really upset me, not what he said, but the tone used and the look of anger on his face. My husband wanted to go and knock on the managers door, but I stopped him, I just wanted to leave. The next morning we packed up camp early and left. Looking back, I wished I'd stood my ground and spoken up, but that's the past now. A lot of the staff aren't friendly either, with the exception of Mike and the very nice man in the shop. Don't expect a warm greeting from the camp host at number 10, he simply stares and ignores you! Do I recommend this place? Yes, If you don't have a dog, We personally won't be back, as like many people our dog travels most places we do. I had heard about the new management changing a lot of things for the worse, I really didn't expect a man with a very bad temper to be hired on in a customer service type job.

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3.0
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4.0
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4.0

Apr 30 - May 14, 2017

I stayed at battleship row. It's not very close to most things in Pensacola. It is very safe with large spots. Very little shade only in the morning. The new laundromat was inexpensive but washers didn't seem to work well and dryers some times took 3 cycles to get things dry. The new bathhouse is also fairly clean. The camp host was snobby and not helpful. Rules were only enforced with people he chose(usually younger families who were there more than just the weekend) the older retired couples and weekenders were never made follow the rules. Phone and internet signal were awful and I didn't have service most of the time. All the amenities such as mini golf and friends golf you have to pay for. The beach was very narrow. No see ums were terrible and I was covered in bites daily so bad I had to take allergy medicine and steroids from the swelling. All and all I would probably stay here again.

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4.7
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4.0
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5.0

17-24 April 2017

We stayed at the Battleship Row section. Making reservations was a bit of a hassle as the online system was uncooperative and the campground wouldn't answer the phone or return my phone calls. Eventually, after a few days of persistence, we were able to speak with the campground staff when transferred from the Navy Getaway 800 number. Once we arrived, registration at the entrance office was painless. We were met by the Camp Hosts when we arrived at the Battleship Row section and given a list of the 8 available sites. They suggested we look at all of them and pick whichever we'd like. We settled at a site near the rear of the campground and was able to receive DISH Satellite and Verizon 4GLTE. We absolutely enjoyed our stay and the surrounding area. Spent two days exploring the National Naval Aviation Museum and viewing the Blue Angels Practice sessions. We will visit again.

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5.0

June 2016

Great location. Campground was kept clean. Although the weather was very hot and humid, the camping experience was enjoyable.

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2.2
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5.0
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3.0
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3.0
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1.0

Jul 2016 - Jan 2017

The management here is terrible. The park manager changes rules daily and honest I feel like hates veterans. The place is very nice but the camp host he hired are not friendly and very rude. In fact the only customer friendly person in the whole place is MIKE. I have actually seen them kick a family having a picnic off of a pavilion because they need to pay for it. and it start raining and they just trying to stay dry and save picnic. Employees ride the gator carts and run up and down the roads at 20 plus miles an hour and have nearly hit kids several times. This could be a special place if they would hire management and employees that actually want to help. 

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4.0

13-17 Jul 2016

There were a couple signs posted that said daily rates were increasing $2 a day starting 1 Oct 16. 

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May 2016 to July 2016

We have been camping at Blue Angel Campground for about ten years and have always had a great time. It has always been our place to go when we wanted to go camping. However the campground has gone down in the last year, under new management. Seems rules change daily depending on how he feels and only apply to certain campers. Reservations have been over booked for the last three weekends, one hand does not know what the other is doing. 

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4.0

March 13-15, 2015

This was our most recent stay at this facility as it is local to us.  We stay on the Anchor Cove side as Battleship Row is always full.  If you don't mind sand/dirt pads then this is the one.  You are directly on the water with this one. We like that as we can carry our paddleboards from camp right to the beach without having to go across the 1/8th mile of concrete you would have to at Battleship.  Bath house is decent. Sites only have power & water here but dump station is convenient. Very quiet & secluded with total shade. As we sat around campfire at night a couple raccoons decided to make a visit & steal some of our smores "fixins" right off the table. We also watched a small herd of deer (9-10) walk through campground. There are miles of walking trails, a paintball course, a Frisbee golf course, mini golf, & a nicely outfitted marina & ship's store.  It is a very large area with great sunsets over the bay. Hard to beat the price too. Will go here frequently.

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March, 2016

This is really two campgrounds - Anchor Cove and Battleship Row - that are in the Blue Angel Pak and are about 1/2 mile apart.  Anchor Cove is much more primitive; sites are dirt, have water and electricity, but no sewer.  Laundry facilities are a mile away in a different area of the park (an old seaplane base).  Battleship Row (a complex, not a row) has paved roads, water and sewer and electricity, laundry facilities, and huge concrete pads.  It is a quiet and a comfortable place for an extended stay.  The only down side is communication; the park has no cable and no wifi.  When I asked about the wifi signal, I was told the system was down and a new system was going to be installed.  Later, a camp host told me the park was two miles from the highway and plans to install cable and wifi were scrapped due to cost.  There is almost always space available in Anchor Cove, but if you want to stay in Battleship Row during the winter months, make reservations.

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1 Dec 2015

This is our 6th yr to stay for up to the max of 90 days at Blue Angels on B side (battleship row). It's always been great for us, but new manager took over a few months ago & has only made it better. Mike & crew at check in do a great job & Mike(cg Host)is very visible & I see a grounds crew here almost every day, rest rooms & laundry is still very clean. There has never been a time when park was completely full but premium sites(facing bay)are usually only available if you wait a few days.  It's a little isolated, but NEX, commissary, NAS hospital & VA clinic are only 7-8 minutes away. FHUs + 50amps @ $540 a month, could it be better???

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Oct 23, 2015

This is a great Fam Camp. We arrived early in the afternoon on a Friday and stayed 6 days. Did a quick ride around to check out open sites. Camp Host Mike, stopped us very nicely, gave us quick advice and took my wife around in the cart to find a spot while I unloaded our tow vehicle. Extremely courteous staff. This is off base, a bit out of the way but still a very nice camp. Clean facilities, nice if smaller laundry and still only $1.00 to wash / dry. We will be back, there is so much to do and see in the area and we had a nice experience.

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(Updated: October 14, 2015)
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3.7
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4.0
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9-12 July 15

Nice campground. I stayed in Anchor Cove and visited Battleship row. Both areas are nice in their own way. Anchor Cove is shady but Battleship row is new and has concrete pads. The rest rooms in Battleship row are very nice and clean. I can't say the same for those in Anchor Cove. The bathrooms are prefabbed and I'm sure were very nice when they were new but the quality is deteriorating. They barely seemed cool by the A/C and in the summer in Florida, this is pretty important. It would be great if they constructed a facility like the one in Battleship row! :-)

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April 2015

The park is somewhat "out in the sticks" so commissary and NEX are not readily available...about a five mile drive. Perdido Bay is nearby but across a large expanse of concrete which apparently was the seaplane base back in the day. The "water facing" sites are taken by long-termers so almost impossible to reserve one of these sites. I would highly recommend a rotation basis for those folks that would like to have a water view. One of the laundry facilities is new and very nice but no rules and regs posted anywhere so we had one individual who commandeered the laundromat for hours by leaving clothes in washers/dryers and leaving facility. The park is run too loosely for our likes. There appears to be no security that we saw. We have been staying in military RV parks for many years now and move around frequently every year so we have knowledge of many military campgrounds. We stayed in the Battleship Row section of the park and all the roads are paved with concrete pads/picnic tables and full hookups. The other side of the park has only partial hookups and very wooded so your satellite service may not work. There is no free wi-fi. Did not use the marina store so can't comment. Beach is okay....not well-maintained and small.

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March 1-5, 2015

This is a true gem of an RV park. At least Battleship Row is great! (didn't go look at Anchor Cove) Nice sized sites, very friendly people and access to the beach and the bay! Good weather while I was there, except for the freezing temps the last night. There are two restroom/laundry facilities, but even the older one was clean. Great walking path into the woods for the dog. I highly recommend this park and will be back!!

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March 8-13, 2015

The campgrounds are in a great location with a nice beach and close to the NAS Pensacola. Getting a reservation was a nightmare. I called several times over several days and did not get an answer, both at the Rec Area and the main MWR at the Air Station. I left messages on the dates I was interested in and never received a return call. I finally got through and made reservations and the first day fee was taken from my CC. We arrived Sunday and the girls at the gate/info center stated that she could not find our reservation. We had booked the Battleship Row side and she said she could squeeze us in for a few days but we would have to come back to talk to Mike. After driving 750 miles that is not what you want to hear. We didn't know that you just picked an open space and claimed it. So we drove around and decided to stay on the Anchor Row side. The girl at the from desk was very helpful and tried to accommodate us but she was to overwhelmed with checking people in, checking passes, getting fishing permits etc... We did enjoy our week there but would probably opt for the Battleship side since the Anchor side did not have the cement pads and full hookups. One day the bath house was closed and there was no sign as to when it would open. The store had odd hours and it seemed like every time we checked it was closed. I would suggest that they fix the reservation line, at least call people back if they are not able to get through. An information brochure for the park with hours, locations (laundry location and pet wash) and local stores. It was not a great trip but we would give it another shot.

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Christmas 2014

We stayed here over Christmas. Nice stay except for the rain. So we did experience a few evenings with spectacular sunsets. 2 different sections to the cg. We stayed in the Battleship section. Large sites. We had a pull-thru. Nice bath house with laundry room. Clean. I had lots of trails, etc. to hike or ride my bike. This cg is in a gated area but is not located on the base. The commissary/NEX is about 15 minutes away. This base used to be for the seaplanes. Didn't get to see any Blue Angels flying. We'll have to plan a trip when it's not a holiday so we can watch the best of the Navy fly.

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