The no reservation policy has kept us away from this Famcamp in the past but we wanted to get out of Dodge for a few days over the holidays and took a chance. We were rewarded with our (only) three hour trip with one of two available sites. We loved our location (61?) as it had grass behind it and was not surrounded by pavement. The directions to get to the base with an rv are not clear. You must enter thru the commercial gate found on A1A and call security to have them open it if closed. If you are leaving via 404W, you may exit through the South Gate as it is a straight shot. Do not go through that gate otherwise. The east gate was closed while we were there, so do not know the status of the exit. We like the amenities on the base...exchange, commissary, gas station with package store, lovely golf course, marina...great place for a drink at sunset, easy kayak launching at Famcamp, nice community center with lots of regularly scheduled activities, clean, spacious showers, laundry room, fenced dog park, playground nearby with dog walk. Looks like they are still working on repairs from Irma damage but the site we were at had a new platform with pvc table and 4 cushioned chairs and new level crushed rock parking. Nice chairs on the Banana River side to relax, watch sunset or dolphins. They do not have cable or WiFi on the individual sites if that is something you want. Campers stay here a long time...up to 170 days! No wonder it is hard to get a site! We are short termers...like to move on after a few days. Fellow campers said the grounds were busier this year dt the closing of the Key West sites dt Irma. They evidently reopened on the 27th and we noticed an increase in campers leaving. Base is close to many activities. We visited Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge and took their 7 mile drive...lots of gators, cranes and other birds. Take route 3 back to the base for some great views. Of course Kennedy Space Center is right there as well as a national seashore. Lots to do. We plan on going back hopefully for one of the rocket launches and will take the kayaks, golf clubs and bikes.
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