7-14 Mar 17
Jul 1, 2016
Aug 25 - Sep 1, 2015
The staff is wonderful, sign in very easy. Good size sites, and clean. One of the nicer bath houses. There is a large PX, a few places to eat, and a good static display of Navy aircraft. The auto hobby shop is the best I've ever seen. I did not find an "official" dog walk, but there are areas to walk the pets. This is a place to come and relax, It is a ways to any activities.
We got to this RV park 35 min late due to wrong/missing directions stated here. We came off hwy 10 and you need to go I-295 SOUTH! Not north as stated in the directions. I'll make it more clear and easy here: coming from hwy 10, take exit for I-295 south going toward Datona beach, the first exit you will see it 21 and the number will go down, take exit 10, after you exit the road take a left at the "Y" then it comes to a "T" go LEFT, enter the base at the second gate on the right called "Yorktown gate" if you have a class A, take far right lane, if you take left lane it's a VERY tight fit and you have 2 inches on each side. Then drive straight and take a right on Jason road, there's a sign for the auto hobby shop, follow that to the end and auto shop will be on the right for check-in, there's signs that clearly mark RV office. The RV park is ok here, kinda small and cramped though, our site was a pull through but its very short, we couldn't leave our car hooked up because it blocked the road but laundry was FREE and the base is very nice, a lot of stuff to see and do.
27-30 Jan 2015
NAS Jacksonville was a good experience. If you are unfamiliar with NAS JAX it can be challenging getting to and from the RV Park. Directions on Military Camp Grounds are spot-on, it is more traffic lanes on an off base change during rush hour. Recommend arriving mid day or late evening. Full base support/facilities, and awesome PX with 5-Star Golf course, gym is small but adequate. Lounge at Golf Course is awesome, don’t miss. No cable, Wi-Fi is not good at all unless you are standing next to the bathhouse. Great stop-off for continuing travel of visits to St Augustine, or other local attractions. Bottom line: if you are passing through a great place to stop for a few days, but extended stays are not recommended.
27 Sep - 1 Oct, 2014
Hard to beat at $14 a night with free laundry and wifi (use credit card to verify, but not charged). I do not consider this place "big rig friendly". I have a 44' 5th wheel. I also have a dually pickup. To me, big rig friendly is when I can have my coach and tow vehicle on the same spot. Here the pull thrus are at most 50'. Yes, my coach fit, but my truck had to be parked at the laundry/bath house. No, not a problem, but still not big rig friendly, IMO. Water pressure was fine. No flightline noise. The directions are slightly off. RV checkin is at the auto skills center at the corner of Jason and Birmingham. The gravel pullout is on Jason directly across the street from the auto skills center entrance. After you sign in and turn left on Birmingham, you stay on Birmingham, cross over Mustin , then turn right into the RV park. There is a blue sign at the park entrance on Birmingham. If you have a pull thru in the lower area, keep the laundry/bathhouse on your left as you drive to your spot. I really liked being able to reserve a spot. I wish NASKW offered this. Heck, would be nice if all military famcamps offered reservations.
9 - 23 Jan 2014
The campground is in a good location although it is a bit rundown. The upper sites are concrete pads, however they are not level, not even close. The first site we were in, the pad was actually lower than the road, and were there during a pretty good rain storm, making our site a swampy mess. The free Wi-Fi in the upper part was good where we were. We moved to the new lower section, gravel pad and mostly level but we couldn't get the Wi-Fi. There is no clubhouse, the women's bathrooms/showers were clean and plenty of hot water, then men's apparently had no hot water at least while we were there. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. As far as we could guess the sites to get are in the upper section in the back row, those looked good or in the lower section as close to the laundry/showers as possible to pick up the Wi-Fi.
April 25, 2013
P.M. left this review using the Directory software: - The park is being updated. They have torn out the lower sites and are replacing the electric, paving the sites with gravel, removing extra trees so we can get satellite and the bigger rigs can use it. Should be great when done. Meanwhile, half the sites are not in use. Re messages on "homesteaders" the base allows people who are in their school to live at the park.
27 - 30 Apr 2012
I'm going to echo "bcrocker", below. We reserved a full hook-up weeks in advance. I called in on the day we were arriving and was told we were being downgraded to a 'no sewer' site in the lower area (woods) because they were moving all long termers to the upper, pad sites, and had nothing for the 4 days we were going to be there. HOWEVER - the entire time we were there, there were 3 or more empty pad sites in the upper area. The individual who did this was not one of the ladies I have encountered before, all of whom were very nice. Don't know if this person was the same one bcrocker ran into, but I also suspect some type of agenda, and/or incompetence. He was also one of those people who seem to exude: "this would be a nice place to work if it weren't for those pesky customers". Otherwise, this remains a nice, clean, convenient area.
1-18 Mar 2013
We were in site 37, a large concrete pad, 50/30-amp back-in. Sites are well spaced with picnic tables. We called ahead and were told to park in Site 34 and then come back to the MWR Office for check-in. After getting settled, we got a call from the office telling us we had to move as the power in that site had been reported as having a problem. Seems maintenance won't work on the problem with someone in the site. OK, we moved. About an hour later a large MH pulling a very long trailer pulled into #34 (being directed by another RV'er already here) and settled in. Maintenance had not been out yet. Don't know what that is all about but something seemed fishy to us. Laundry has five washers/dryers and is free. All facilities were clean and well maintained. We will return.
Yes the price is reasonable for full hook up and partial spaces. But, what is price if a FamCamp starts to fill up with homesteaders and you cannot get in? Jax NAS should follow their own rules on length of stay and make homesteaders move on. A Fam Camp is not a mobile home park.
You really can't beat the price, $14 a night for full hookup's. You do have to register at the Auto Skills Bldg on Jason Rd about 3/4 of a mile from the Birmingham Gate entrance. Make a left off Birmingham and park in the gravel pull out on the right side of the road. After checking in, just go around the block to Birmingham then straight to the RV park entrance. Once you enter the park, if you are in the lower campground (trees/dirt sites) you go to the left at the laundry/restroom building, if you are in the upper sites (concrete/no shade) you go to the right. We enjoyed the park, very quiet at night and with the free laundry, life is good!
4-10 April 2012
Location is great for those that wish to play golf, walking distance to the course. Facilities were clean but a toilet in the men's area broke while we were there and remained not fixed during our stay. Close to commissary and NEX. They are making road improvements and access to the campsite can be tricky as the normal access point is closed (street becomes one way out) if you arrive after 3pm. you enter thru the south access point which points your rig in the opposite direction to enter sites, you need to go around the campsite and laundry/shower area to access the sites correctly. This should be corrected soon. Folks at reception are very friendly and helpful.
Nice area, close to a lot of shopping and the interstate. However, I was disappointed with the lack of communication by the office personnel at the Auto Skills Shop. We arrived on Wednesday, November 23 at 3:15 pm only to find that the shop had closed early (normal hours were supposed to be 0900 to 1600). No one tried to contact me and being new to this RV park, I had no idea where to go or what site I was supposed to be in. When we got to the RV park I had to ask another camper what the code was for the restrooms. Fortunately, I very nice gentleman helped us out by making some phone calls and we go the information we needed. I wasn't able to check-in until the day after Thanksgiving and didn't find that experience very pleasant. I don't think that the Auto Skills Shop is the place to handle the RV park. I agree with another comment made that the Navy Lodge could handle this much better as they already handle reservations. I wanted to get the internet for the cost of $12.95 for a week but was unable since no one was in the office on Wednesday, November 23. So had to do without internet for my stay. It wouldn't hurt for the park to also get cable.
23 OCT 2010
Great campground but could use some attention to finer details. The office forgot to give me the code for the bath house (bummer). When I did obtain the code the bathrooms were dirty (10a.m.) and two of the four toilets were broken with one leaking water all over. Breakfast at Mulligans right down the street was great.
September 19, 2010
We stayed down over the hill in the older section. We have 36 foot fifth wheel and had no problem getting into our assigned site #3. We had a full hook up and everything worked, electrical panel needs to be repaired soon or it will be a problem. The biggest need is for a camp host. Since the "office" is in the Auto Hobby Shop, the area really needs to have someone who can oversee what is happening. It was an overnight stay, so can't really comment on local interests. We would stay here again.
28 December, 2009 - 11 January, 2010
We have just completed a two week stay at the NAS Jacksonville RV Park. We have stayed there many times in the past six years and there are no major changes in the RV Park area. We had a little problem after we checked in because there were two of us with the same last name showing up on the same day. We had called early before we got there and were assigned to site 35. After getting there and dropping the trailer off on the site I went to the office to complete the check-in process and paid the remaining rent due. About an hour after returning to our trailer and getting it completely set-up the other people showed up and informed us we were in their spot. On the computer we were to have site 11 and they were to be in 35. Well we were completely set-up and not about to move. You cannot reserve by site number, they are assigned when you show up or call on your way in. Because the management had assigned us to the site 35 and taken our money we did not feel we had to move because someone else had also been assigned to the site. In the end all worked out and the other people took site 11. WiFi still has to be paid for here and there is no CATV. Cell phone service gets very weak in the parks lower sites. In site 35 we had two ticks on our cell phones as well as our Verizon USB internet connection. There are two major changes in the NAS Jacksonville MWR community. The new facilities at the golf course are completed and are top notch. The whole facility has been centralized into a single building with the golf cart storage in the huge basement type lower floor. Much of the grounds leading to the starters hut have been improved giving the entire experience a little more character. The Marina basin has undergone a major overhaul with all new anchoring and alignment and will be completely finished within the next few months as will an additional boat storage area. There are currently spaces available in the RV storage area. If your tow vehicle/motorized RV has current base stickers you can enter the Birmingham gate and go directly to the RV Park. If you do not have valid DOD stickers you will have to enter through the commercial gate where the visitor passes will be issued for your length of stay. Propane is very reasonably priced at the NEX service station and they will fill all portable bottles and also those with motorized RVs whose tanks are permanently attached. Although diesel fuel is not depicted on the marquis it is available at the NEX service station and is always within a cent or two of any you will find off base so save some time and fuel up there. The NEX retail store is under renovation but almost completed. The commissary is huge and has everything. FastEagle
Dec. 1-13, 2009
C.H. left this review using the Directory software: This was our second stay here. We had made our reservation about two months prior, but when we arrived on 1 Dec, they had us down as arriving on 2 Dec and staying a day later than we intended. All the hookup sites were taken that first night so we stayed in one of the primitive sites, #19, down facing the river. They did not charge us for that night and refunded our last night's payment. The next day we were able to move to a gravel site with full-hookups. The next day we spotted an empty concrete site, so I called the office and we were able to get it. There really is quite a difference between the old and new sections of the campground. Sites in the old section are gravel and dirt, quite close together and some could present a challenge for large rigs. That area is quite wooded and fairly dark. The newer section with its concrete pads and grass is much more pleasant. Some of the pads are pretty tilted, though, and it takes some major leveling. The bathouse is heated with hot showers and free laundry facilities. We did not have any issues with its cleanliness. I agree with previous reviews about the lack of a campground host. I asked about that at the office and was told that they didn't want to pay for one. A Host would be a big help in keeping an eye on things, helping with late arrivals and being available to answer questions. All in all, we would definitely come back.
20 - 25 SEP 2009
Was in JAX for a week long training. Stayed at the Navy Lodge, right next door to the CG. Family PCS to JAX next summer so I took the opportunity to make several visits to this campground. Plan on staying a few weeks next summer (while house hunting)so wanted to take a good look. Can't beat the location! Walk to golf w/ newer restaurant (ate here twice cheap and good food), hospital, O club, gym, and church. Great nature walks and running trails. Very quiet, lots of security drive by's. Minutes away from any store you can possibly imagine. Coming from Beaufort, I was very excited! Target is right outside the front gate along with Firehouse Subs (Yum).
Internet (have to pay for it in CG and Navy Lodge) worked pretty well. Cell service was a little off. I have Verizon but many people from my class also had reception problems (different carriers). Maybe because it's an air station?? The negative is a strong odor coming from the direction of the river. Some days were worse than others and it wasn't just the CG, the entire area when the wind was right. Still, I think the benefits prevail. We plan on making several visits this coming year.
Location of RV park is very convenient. Enjoy the golf club for meals and reasonable priced drinks. However it sure would be nice if there was a camp nanny (person who would enforce rules at the campground) a person who lives in campground stays free for taking care of campground and ensures that ALL have a pleasant and safe visit. People that walk their dogs and carry leashes is definitely a NO! NO! Not safe for dog other dogs or people! Had to mention it twice to campground office and nothing changed... dogs were still potting on anyone's property so I finally had to call main office of MWR and dog walkers started actually walking dogs on leash (with leash connected to dog). Besides some people park in the middle of the road so another car cannot pass..leave security doors open on head and laundry which is supposed to be only for campground! This campground really needs a camp nanny!