Osprey Cove

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Osprey Cove

Location

Installation
Naval Station Mayport, Mayport, FL
GPS Coordinates
30.37828, -81.40398
Location Information
Naval Station Mayport, Mayport, FL
RV Gate Coordinates
30.3772, -81.410325

Directions

Directions
FROM NORTH: From I-95, exit onto I-295 (FL9A) to the East (it's a beltway and goes all the way around JAX)(Exit 362A), get off on Merrill Rd E, which becomes McCormick, which becomes Wonderwood, follow to Mayport Rd. Turn Left, Naval Station in front of you. After gate, turn right at 3rd stop light (Massey Rd), turn left after Health Clinic onto Bonhomme Richard Rd follow around to RV Park. There are RV Park signs. Check-in at Pelican's Roost RV Park. ---- FROM SOUTH OR WEST: Exit I-95 onto I-295 to the East (see above)(Exit 337 East). Exit onto Monument Rd E, right on McCormick Rd E, then follow directions above. Check-in at Pelican's Roost RV Park. ---- TO OSPREY COVE: Once checked in, return on Bon Homme Richard St. the way you came in. At the Autoport, turn left onto Massey Rd. Go to stop sign and turn right onto Baltimore St. Go .3 miles and turn tight onto Moale Ave. Go another .3 miles and turn left on England St. This will take you into base housing. When road curves right, stay to the left onto England Court East. Campground is at the end of the road.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(904) 270-7808
Mailing Address
Osprey Cove RV Park, Bldg 2062, Naval Station Mayport, Mayport, FL 32228-0032

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, NAF, Dependents. Active DOD Civilians (retired DOD not allowed on base).
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Accepted. 360 days in advance for AD, 180 days in advance for Retired/DAV/DOD.
Internet Access
WiFi available in the campground.
Mail Forwarding
(Your name), c/o General Delivery, Mayport, FL 32228
Pet Information
Allowed in campground with usual leash and clean-up rules. VERY strict rules about leaving your pet outside alone. Pets NOT allowed in the cabins.
Campground Information
This is a second RV park at Naval Station Mayport for long-term visitors. It's only for stays of 30 days or longer with a 6 month stay limit. May extend for 1 month at a time, of space is available. Check-in is at Pelican's Roost, the main RV park on base. 2 day minimum rental on cabins. No pets or smoking in cabins. Cabins sleeps up to 6 people with everything furnished (linens, coffee, etc.)
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Exchange and Commissary located out the main gate. All other facilities are on base: Tennis, Auto Shop, Archery/Skeet Ranges, Bowling.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Post Office
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
50
W/50A/S
$18
N/A
N/A
Cabins
3
Full
$50
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Firearms not allowed on base.
Weather Information

A long-term campground for stays of 30 days or more.

Map

Move Map
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3 Mar 16

Enjoyed watching vessels go by.  Walked down to the beach every day.  Enjoyed activities like bingo at community center.  Will definitely go back.

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01 September 2014 thru 01 April 2015

A pretty awesome place, palm trees, old oaks, and lots of shade so you don't roast to death. Large sites affording you privacy from your fellow RV'ers. Complete hook-ups featuring water, with extra flush connection, 30/50 electric available, and nice sitting or Barbie pads. FREE washers and dryers; where do you find those available now-a-days? Clean washrooms and showers. Coffee is made for you 7 days a week @ 7:00 am in the morning at the clubhouse. Cable T.V. and computers are available in clubhouse for your use. The clubhouse also has a large screened-in porch and a couple of outdoor barbecue grills. FREE WI-FI is available for each site. The RV Park is quiet and relaxing all of the time. Minutes from the private military beach. There are many activities to do both on base and within our RV community...Golf course and a fantastic Gymnasium complex, featuring an Olympic size pool, are just minutes away on base. There are two seafood restaurants in the village of Mayport, off base, that are truly incredible. Camp hosts were outgoing and very helpful; they were diligent in keeping the clubhouse facilities clean and their clients happy.

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Nov 2014-Feb 2015

Osprey Cove has lots of shade which is good in the hot months, but very hard to get a good satellite signal depending on your site. Need lots of trees trimmed/removed. Some of the sites are difficult to back into because of the location of trees. The camp hosts were great, always trying to come up with some activities. This is the long term campground for Mayport. It does fill up quickly and spots do not remain empty for long. The MWR manager and I had words because they told me that I had to leave a day earlier than I had planned, even though I paid for the whole month. Needless to say, I left even though she tried to mollify me and let me stay. Since I hope to stay here next winter, didn't want to burn any bridges. Sidewalks need repair as well as some of the street lights, but the base doesn't want to put any money into this park. It's behind housing, so some of the kids would walk through the park and tried to get into the club house and bathrooms. The camp hosts keep a good eye out for troublemakers.

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30 sept-30 dec2014

Great place, quiet and very nice. Free washer and dryers. out of the way and a very short walk to the ocean. Cant say enough about the place. large tree's keep's the wind down and lots of shade. the park need some upgrade but it's nice.

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(Updated: August 29, 2014)
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April 19-April 24, 2014

We were disappointed to not get into Pelican Roost, though the sites are closer together the view of the river is great. We supposedly got the last site open at Osprey Cove. It's an out of the way location but quiet. Once you get used to the roads it's easy to get around the base and out to the off base commissary and nex. We're not real fond of trees so our site in the last row was a bit shady for us. It's an oddly laid out park, following the old mobile home streets and sidewalks. Your rv backs way up near the woods to access the hookups while your truck stays out by the street. The sites to the front of the park and the center have a bit more sun but are somewhat random in their layout. Plenty of space between neighbors. The FREE laundry is a plus. The machines are quite new and clean. You may have to wait as there aren't too many. The screened porch is a nice place to sit while waiting for laundry. Hosts were friendly and helpful. We woke up on Easter morning to find plastic eggs full of candy on our steps. How can you not like a place like that?? (Editors note: Ratings adjusted per reviewer.)

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April 2013

T.B. left this review using the Directory software: - Pelican Roost was full when I called to reserve and the staff set me up in Osprey Cove. Apparently about 18 sites in Pelican Roost have been lost due to electrical problems the host tells me so they are utilizing available sites a Osprey Cove for short timers (we were there 4 nights). Nice clean campground with the sites situated among mature shade trees. One bit of information if you come to Mayport is get a pass. The gate guard didn't mention it to us and we assumed access was as all the other places we have been where producing my retired ID card was sufficient for entry. I found out when we were returning after a shopping trip to the off base commissary with our tow car. The passes are available at a layby just inside the main gate. However, since we were after 1600 we could only get one for that day. You can get a multiple day pass during normal duty hours. Not a big deal just a little surprise inconvenience.

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(Updated: May 01, 2013)
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April 19, 2013

Site was perfect, camp hosts were very helpful with parking on our site and made sure we knew about the up coming activities. The facilities were clean and the sites are huge. WiFi worked great. Would have no problem staying there again.

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10 April 2013

First time here and I will definitely go back! Shaded lots will be a plus in summer. We were place here because Pelican was full. Host was excellent in helping get set up. One thing, all sites have 50 amp receptacles and you will need a 30 to 50 converter plug. Host let me borrow one. Make sure you go to Singletons seafood restaurant in Mayport! Incredible is all ill say! Can't wait to go back.

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March - April 2013

OUTSTANDING RV PARK!! Camp hosts take great care of this place and the guests. From parking assistance to keeping things clean and working, one of the best places we've ever stayed at. Very nicely equipped, FREE laundry room (4 washers/8 dryers) with lounge in the same building/cable tv/coffee, plenty of books/magazines - almost makes you look forward to laundry day. Maintenance crew comes by several times a week to blow leaves off your cement rv pad and trim the weeds. The only negative thing, which cannot be blamed on the park, is what the trees drop on your vehicle and RV roof. But getting some exercise while cleaning it off is another positive....

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(Updated: March 19, 2012)
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Mar 19, 2012

We just arrived today and after reading several of the reviews, must say we are pleasantly surprised. Woody at Pelican Roost was very friendly and helpful. Since they were full, we were given an RV spot at Osprey Cove. When we arrived, Bill, one of the camp hosts, met us at our camp site and helped us get parked. He was very friendly and helpful. Another camp host, Bob, also came over to meet us. We are parked under trees so have have just the right amount of sun and shade with a nice cool breeze blowing through the RV. The facilities - free washer/dryer's, free ice, rec room and restroom facilities are all very modern and clean. Bill came back over to invite us to a potluck on Friday evening, which we will unfortunately have to miss since we are only staying two nights. We will definitely return.

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(Updated: March 17, 2012)
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March 16, 2012

I visited while staying at Pelican Roost to check out the facilities. It seemed to be a nice park although there were some trashy looking sites. After all, this is a homesteading park. You have to stay a minimum of 30 days and can stay for 6 months. So during this time you can collect a lot of stuff and pile it under and around your RV. The negatives: No rest room facilities; the Youth Center is adjoining on one side and a very large children's playground is on the other side. One other is you have to drive through the housing area to get to the park. If I was coming to the Jax area for an extended period I would stay here. However, that probably would not happen I don't stay in one place for more than 2 weeks and I don't like parking on grass sites because you can't see the ants.

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(Updated: August 16, 2011)
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AUG 1-14

Excellent CG that is well staffed by helpful and friendly people. The utilities provided was awesome and never had a hiccup. What a wonderful view and a great feeling comes over when the naval/coast guard ships enter and exit. It was a wonderful experience that will be shared with other military RV'S as our paths cross.

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August 3, 2011

J.M. left this review using the Directory software - We made reservations for three rigs. They accommodated us and assigned us sites close together. When we got there there were a lot of empty spaces on the front row. We asked and were told the computer assigns spaces and can't be changed. The check in lady told us all the front row would be filled up that night. This turned out to be untrue as there were empty spaces in the front row during our four day stay. I guess it is who you know. The campground and clubhouse is excellent. The camp host "Rocky" was the best I have seen. He was there to accommodate us in every thing we asked. He does everything with a smile. I wish he would take over the reservation desk. Nice campground.

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(Updated: June 01, 2011)
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December 2010 through March 2011

I stayed at Osprey cove December 2010 through March 2011 in a 40’ Motorhome. This old mobile home park has been converted to long term (six month stay) RV park. It is Big rig friendly. Nice, quiet, clean, friendly, large sites, many with ample shade. The palm trees and water oaks are messy, but are native to area. There is 50 amp power, water/sewer and FREE Wi-Fi with good range. There is good over the air TV reception. Cable TV is available if you want to pay for it. For Satellite TV a remote dish is helpful at most sites. The price is $17 per night, no weekly, monthly discount. Bob & Bill (were the hosts and facilities cleaners). Nice, new, clean community center with a large TV, two computer stations & book exchange, a Bath house, free washer/driers. All cleaned at least once a day and as needed throughout as one of them are on duty 7 days a week 9AM-9PM. Keith & Bobby (were the maintenance & grounds crew). They keep the grounds and sites very clean. Some activities are starting at Osprey Cove, potluck, ice cream social, pizza night. There appears to be some homesteading, but not looking like “trailer trash”. Schawn's, pizza, some restaurants, FEDEX & UPS make deliveries to your site. You are allowed to wash your camper, although the water is hard and heavily chlorinated a filter would be advised. Close drive off base to Exchange & Commissary. On base short drive to NFCU, Post Office, propane, golf course, bowling, beach, convenience store, and much more. It is nice to hear the ocean at night and the occasional ships horn. I had a good time and hope to enjoy this park again. The wives of all the above mentioned men really help out and all were friendly. Thanks!

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1 Mar - 3 May 2011

This was our third and last visit here, unless there is a big change in attitude of management. We tried to get a reservation beginning in mid-February thru the first of May. When we applied we were told they were full until the first of March. When we arrived on the first of March we found that was not really the case. We found that there was always three to five empty sites all winter. Pet rules appear to be for only those who will obey them, as is the case with a lotof rules. A 30 day min stay is hogwash. While there we saw one two week stay, one three week atay and one three day stay. During this time there was open sites at Pelican Roost. I guess it depends on Who you know. Homesteading is still going on and yes they still give "Trailer Park Trash" a good name. The new rates are high, too high for what was promised and not delivered. Yes the new club house and facilities are nice. I also didn't like the attitude that "MWR programs are for Active Duty only, not retired." If you look closely, most RV parks are supported by the retired community. This park has raised rates three times in the last three years, the last time three dollars a day. When was the last time we in the retired community received a raise? Military RV Parks are not meant to be a base's "Cash Cow."

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(Updated: April 03, 2011)
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Sept 2010 - Feb 2011

we were at this park for six months and it was pretty good at first. the camphost was really good and the maintenance man keith and his wife were great. however they have now raised the monthly rate to $524.00 a month. this park is not worth the $90.00 extra dollars a month. you pay the same amount as pelican roast campground. at least they have a view of the water and ships. after we were their a couple months we noticed they have homesteading going on. then they changed camp hosts a couple times. and the ones we had when we were there need to get a better attitude. they were very clickey and i had impression they thought they were better than everyone else. we had a few get togethers at the new club house but they only invited certain people. ones with kids were excluded. never did find out the name of new hosts they never really introduced themselves to anyone. so overall this campground is nice but not nice enough for the new price. their are cheaper ones out there that are nicer. if the price would not have gone up that much we would probably go back but as it stands we wont. so if you don't mind clicks and cold shoulders this is a very nice campground.

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(Updated: October 06, 2010)
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August 23 - October 6, 2010

Not leaving, Just wanted to post that the laundry, restrooms and showers are open. They have 4 washers and 8 dryers. The room is code locked and open 24 hours a day. The lounge and patio will be opened soon. The plan is to have a 60" flat screen TV in lounge area with two computer desks. If you want to come here plan on making reservations way ahead. They are already booked for this winter.

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15 Feb - 14 May 2010

Price has gone up since last year. Still a good deal though. It is supposed to be a long term stay but if you are in the "IN" you can get a short of a few days. There is some "Homesteading" going on also, and a couple of the site make "Trailer Park Trash" look good. The new clubhouse has been started, completion unknown at this time. Sure glad we stayed over at Osprey Cove. There is too much of a clique at the Roost and every time I visited there or went to pay my bill, I felt the "Cold Shoulder" big time. Woody needs to get a personality. We will probably return next spring, in spite of that.

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Feb 23 - 1 May 2009

We are so glad we found this Campground. It is a hidden gem. Quiet, clean and easy access to base facilities. The clubhouse mentioned in previous reviews has been approved and this will only make the place better. Jerry, camphost at Osprey Cove, along with Rita and Woody the "The Roost," made our stay pleasant in every way. We are already planning on staying a couple of months next spring. It's too bad, more bases don't have the foresight to turn un-used trailer parks into Long Term RV Parks.

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Nov 2008 and departing in April

We have been at the Osprey Cove rv park since November and have enjoyed every minute. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by Ed at the Pelican Roost rv park as we arrived after the business office was closed for the day. Ed was very helpful in assisting us to spend the night at Pelican Roost. The next morning I finally met Rita and once again was treated with great respect and was given information about Osprey Cove and was fortunate enough to be Rita's neighbor. She was very helpful not only at registration but has been a wonderful person in answering all my questions over the months that we have spent here. Two other people should also be recognized as very professional and helpful, Bob the manager and Woody the other person working the desk at Pelican Roost. I am extremely satisfied with the RV park and especially the individuals that work here. If I missed anyone, Namely Jerry, Kay and numerous others, please forgive me as all made our stay very pleasant. Also we were included in all the organized activities at the Pelican Roost as they would notify us by either a blackboard or stapling a note to our RV.

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