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11 years 9 months ago #1688 by 1/9 Doc
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Are there any military RV facilities in or around Naval Station, Newport, RI? We are planning a trip in the spring from central Texas to Newport to visit my son in the Navy. Thanks.

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11 years 9 months ago #1689 by bblhed
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11 years 9 months ago #1691 by larryf
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1/9 Doc,

Welcome to the website and the forums. Click on CAMPGROUNDS located on the main menu. This will give you a USA map showing the locations of all known U.S. Military Campgrounds. You can scroll around the map and zoom in/zoom out. Clicking on an icon will give the name of the campground and a link to that campground's information.

This map makes it easy to locate the locations of any military campground. Other options under the CAMPGROUNDS menu selection give you the chance to see campgounds listed by state.

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11 years 9 months ago #1692 by monkey44
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There's a very nice Military RV park right on the bay outside the base gates at Newport. I believe it has about nine or ten sites, and needs to be reserved early ... the base is a couple miles away with full commissary and other services. It's a great area to visit as well ...
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11 years 9 months ago #1716 by christhebigfoot2000
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The campground is called Carr Point and it has 6 spaces all facing Naraganssett Bay located up on top of a cliff. Some of the sites have an excellent view of the Bay while others have trees in front of the view. No swimming as there are no lifeguards. No sewer...you have to go to Portsmouth campground up on the hill. Beware of water pressure as it is very high. 50 amp service. RR tracks nearby but only are used for a dinner train. Not a problem after blowing their horn (required) as they come to the road from the campground that crosses the track. See my post under the reviews on best way to get to the campground. My home town and have stayed there many times in our travels from TX to Newport. Feel free to contact me if I can help in any way.
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11 years 6 months ago #2098 by dpicard
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We stayed there in 2006 I think. Nice and quiet place, dinner train wasn't a big issue with us either. I called and made my reservations over the phone. Lady, that help us was very friendly and helpful. Really didn't even go to see her after arrival, she sent us all the cards and stuff in mail.

Water pressure is high, busted a hose while there. Turn off water when you leave and use a regulator. Newport was a very nice place to visit and will go back. Enjoy, the stay.

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11 years 2 months ago #3049 by floridakamper
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Larry, FYI -- the URL for Carr Point listed on the campgrounds page seems to be a dead link. 63.134.229.108/navsta_mwr_rv.aspx

Also, I called today to make a reservation for September and they told me they are not accepting reservations for that month because the date to break ground on a new campground is undertermined. She said they will be building a new 30 site CG. I saw on your info page that Carr Point does not presently have a dump site. I asked the lady on the phone today how the restrooms were. She said they don't have those either. My spousal unit could deal with not dumping but no shower facilities are a deal breaker for us. Thanks for a great website.

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11 years 2 months ago #3051 by larryf
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Larry, FYI -- the URL for Carr Point listed on the campgrounds page seems to be a dead link. 63.134.229.108/navsta_mwr_rv.aspx


Thanks for the update - I'll make the changes.

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11 years 1 month ago #3062 by bblhed
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Ok, I see that someone said that they are going to pass on Newport because they do not have full hook ups. DO NOT PASS ON THIS PLACE! Go for at least a weekend, you will not regret it. There is a place to dump out about 2 miles away, they charged $10 to dump last year. Even if you see just one sunset from Carr Point it is worth the trip. I went last year with a 8 months pregnant spousal unit, and we stayed for a weekend, took showers all 3 mornings and used the bathroom. We only have one 40 gallon tank and we were full when we went to dump, but not overflowing. For us the key was not washing a single dish the entire weekend. Whatever you decide, good luck.
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10 years 11 months ago #3480 by DutchStar38
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Just did 3 days in June 2008. First time. Will be back again. Even though no shower or in-site dump, it is still a place NOT TO BE PASSED UP. The cool weather and sitting outside looking over the water is fantastic. Drive to Historic Newport and Wickford is worth it. The small inconvienances are easily over shadowed by the evening sights of boats cruising on the bay and the town lights across the bay. What a way to vegitate. DO VISIT but leave a place for us.

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10 years 2 months ago #5684 by Waynem
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I know this is an old subject, but I thought this was worth posting. Having spent a few weeks in Newport when my son was attending the NWC, we did some touring around. Carr Is a nice setting, but as stated it does not have sewer, but the dump station is as stated a few miles away.

As an alternative, we did tour Fisherman's Memorial State Park , 1011 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett, RI?., is about 20 minutes away from Downtown Newport and it is a very nice place. Spacious sites with full hookup.
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5 years 11 months ago #11792 by polarlys
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We have reservations at Carr Pt. in a few weeks. This thread has been idle for a long time and I hope to re-vitilize it after we get home with some updated and current information. I can deal with the shortcomings that have been mentioned and will let you all know the scoop after we get home.
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5 years 6 months ago #12390 by polarlys
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Well Shame On Me. I said I would get back with an update and forgot. We did stay there in July and had a nice visit. The campgrounds is nothing to write home about but the location is superior and adequete. Water / Electric no sewer. We were there for 3 nights and would certainly go back again. Convienent to all Newport stuff to do and if you need any base facilities it's right down the road. The registration is all done by mail. No host present and the campgrounds is outside of the base security perimeter. There are only 6 sites and they will assign you your site # when you receive your confirmation in the mail.

Go to Newport and enjoy all the town has to offer. We did and will do so again.
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5 years 6 months ago #12391 by monkey44
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They've been talking for years about upgrading that MCG, but guess it ain't been done yet. Haven't stayed there in years, and had to go up the hill to a nearby campground and PAY to dump. Nice location, right on the river and close to the base - but pretty expensive for what you get. A dirt pad with power and water ...
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