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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.

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User reviews

Average user rating from: 20 user(s)

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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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bobcarollantz Reviewed by bobcarollantz May 13, 2014
Last 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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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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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy May 02, 2013
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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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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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20andOut Reviewed by 20andOut April 30, 2013
Last 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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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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Dieselgrin Reviewed by Dieselgrin April 29, 2013
Last updated: April 29, 2013
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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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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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bettyj58 Reviewed by bettyj58 April 24, 2013
Last updated: April 24, 2013
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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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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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ownever Reviewed by ownever March 19, 2012
Last 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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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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Frank A. Reviewed by Frank A. March 17, 2012
Last 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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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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gsdunn2001 Reviewed by gsdunn2001 August 16, 2011
Last 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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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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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy August 14, 2011
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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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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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Thom Reviewed by Thom June 01, 2011
Last 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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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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revadeux Reviewed by revadeux May 07, 2011
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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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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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kb13102 Reviewed by kb13102 April 02, 2011
Last 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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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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pappaJim Reviewed by pappaJim October 06, 2010
Last 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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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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revadeux Reviewed by revadeux May 20, 2010
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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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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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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
revadeux Reviewed by revadeux May 02, 2009
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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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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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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
wallawalla Reviewed by wallawalla February 02, 2009
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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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This is a quiet very private campground. Comments about trees and shade are over stated. They have removed a lot of the trees and we get lots of afternoon sun. The amount of sun you get or shade you have is dependent upon the site you are located. This is just as good if not better than most of the state and federal campgrounds that I have stayed at in the past. There is a club house/laundry/showers approved and budgeted but the base commander has not approved the design. We receive excellent antenna TV reception. Very nice concrete deck pad with picnic table and a sidewalk from the pad to the street. Yes you have to back over the curb to reach the site. Big deal!! Based on previous reviews we had planned to stay only a month but really liked it after we got here. Yes it has some shortcomings but it is not the worst place we have stayed by far and a very good deal for the price
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3.7
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4.0
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3.0
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2.0
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5.0
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4.0
pappaJim Reviewed by pappaJim November 27, 2008
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November 20, 2008 - March 2009

This is a quiet very private campground. Comments about trees and shade are over stated. They have removed a lot of the trees and we get lots of afternoon sun. The amount of sun you get or shade you have is dependent upon the site you are located. This is just as good if not better than most of the state and federal campgrounds that I have stayed at in the past. There is a club house/laundry/showers approved and budgeted but the base commander has not approved the design. We receive excellent antenna TV reception. Very nice concrete deck pad with picnic table and a sidewalk from the pad to the street. Yes you have to back over the curb to reach the site. Big deal!! Based on previous reviews we had planned to stay only a month but really liked it after we got here. Yes it has some shortcomings but it is not the worst place we have stayed by far and a very good deal for the price

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We are not presently staying here, but are over at Pelican Roost, also on Naval Station Mayport. We wanted to come over to check it out since there were no reviews since August. It definitely is NOT the super RV park that Pelican Roost is. It looks and feels more like a "trailer park". No insult intended. Many of the rigs have been here a Long, Long time. There is still no bathhouse/showers/laundry. It is back in some beautiful trees, but the RV spots are in great dis-aray. The RV spots require one to back up over a curb some distance from the street. (it is an old trailer park evidently). Elect/water hooks up req one to park on the grass, not on the concrete pads. I understand the negative/poor write ups. We'd hate to be stuck out here away from everything. Even though Pelican Roost's max stay is 2 wks, my advice is get 2 wks there & move on somewhere else.
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2.0
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2.0
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3.0
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1.0
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2.0
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2.0
jsummers Reviewed by jsummers November 09, 2008
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9 Nov 2008

We are not presently staying here, but are over at Pelican Roost, also on Naval Station Mayport. We wanted to come over to check it out since there were no reviews since August. It definitely is NOT the super RV park that Pelican Roost is. It looks and feels more like a "trailer park". No insult intended. Many of the rigs have been here a Long, Long time. There is still no bathhouse/showers/laundry. It is back in some beautiful trees, but the RV spots are in great dis-aray. The RV spots require one to back up over a curb some distance from the street. (it is an old trailer park evidently). Elect/water hooks up req one to park on the grass, not on the concrete pads. I understand the negative/poor write ups. We'd hate to be stuck out here away from everything. Even though Pelican Roost's max stay is 2 wks, my advice is get 2 wks there & move on somewhere else.

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This was the worst RV camp experience that we have ever had. My wife and I have been RVing for the past eight years and have been in many RV Parks but have never been in a park that was in such bad shape. There are very few facilities and amenities available. There was nothing to do, the beach was not in walking distance as advertised, we will never go back even if this was the last RV Park on the earth.
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1.2
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1.0
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2.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
Fainche Reviewed by Fainche December 31, 2007
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Aug 5. 2007

This was the worst RV camp experience that we have ever had. My wife and I have been RVing for the past eight years and have been in many RV Parks but have never been in a park that was in such bad shape. There are very few facilities and amenities available. There was nothing to do, the beach was not in walking distance as advertised, we will never go back even if this was the last RV Park on the earth.

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This CG is reserved for long term stays of 28 days or longer. The RV Park/CG is located in the old trailer court area of base housing, right next to Hana State Park. A good walk to the beach. Entire park is surrounded by trees and there are very few spaces where you can receive satelite reception without a remote dish. The sun seldom breaks through, at least while we were there, so the problem with gloominess is prevelant. Phone and air card reception is strong, sometimes 4 bars, usually three. There are two hosts who try to keep up with the daily maintenance and are very hospitable. There are no ammenities or facilities here to speak of except a dumpster, however there are plenty to take advantage of over at the "Roost" (the main CG). There are plans for a clubhouse possibly in the near future but we all know that story. I felt that the daily rate was a bit high with the lack of ammenities, but I feel almost all military C/G's overcharge the military. Current rate is $13.00 with the promise of going up to the same as the Roost as soon as the clubhouse is built. Overall if you are pretty much self contained and don't rely on the showers and wifi, which is only available at the clubhouse, this is a very nice spot to kick back for a while. The local Walmart and and other big box and name stores are within a 30 minute drive. Commissary and exchange are 2 miles off base
Overall rating 
 
3.4
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4.0
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4.0
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1.0
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3.0
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4.0
franknsandy Reviewed by franknsandy December 30, 2007
Last updated: December 30, 2007
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26 Nov 2007 - 1 Jan 2008

This CG is reserved for long term stays of 28 days or longer. The RV Park/CG is located in the old trailer court area of base housing, right next to Hana State Park. A good walk to the beach. Entire park is surrounded by trees and there are very few spaces where you can receive satelite reception without a remote dish. The sun seldom breaks through, at least while we were there, so the problem with gloominess is prevelant. Phone and air card reception is strong, sometimes 4 bars, usually three. There are two hosts who try to keep up with the daily maintenance and are very hospitable. There are no ammenities or facilities here to speak of except a dumpster, however there are plenty to take advantage of over at the "Roost" (the main CG). There are plans for a clubhouse possibly in the near future but we all know that story. I felt that the daily rate was a bit high with the lack of ammenities, but I feel almost all military C/G's overcharge the military. Current rate is $13.00 with the promise of going up to the same as the Roost as soon as the clubhouse is built. Overall if you are pretty much self contained and don't rely on the showers and wifi, which is only available at the clubhouse, this is a very nice spot to kick back for a while. The local Walmart and and other big box and name stores are within a 30 minute drive. Commissary and exchange are 2 miles off base

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