Earle Deer Run RV Park

 
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Earle Deer Run RV Park
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Location

Installation
Navy Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, NJ
GPS Coordinates
40.26417, -74.15742
Location Information
Navy Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, NJ
RV Gate Coordinates
40.264971, -74.160550

Directions

Directions
The front gate for NWS Earle is on the east side of route 34, 1.5 miles south of Colts Neck NJ. After entering the gate proceed ahead .5 mile (2nd right turn) and turn right at the RV Park sign; you will soon see the park on your right.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(732) 866-2448
Fax Number
(732) 866-1042
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
All personnel with CAC access. Retirees, 100% DAV with Teslin ID card.
Season
RV sites open April 1 - Nov 15. Lodging open year round.
Reservations
Highly recommended and accepted 3 months in advance.
Internet Access
WiFi available in the RV Park.
Campground Information
There are also 10 townhomes and 23 hotel style rooms available.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
RV Park has 3 washers-$1.75 and 3 dyers- $1.25. Beach, Boat launch/rental/storage, Rec center, Tennis. ITT
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
15
W/20,30,50A/S
$25
N/A
N/A
Townhouses
10
Full
$?
$?
$?

Other Information

Weather Information

The NWS Earle Seasonal RV Park offers large roomy sites with 10X62' concrete pads, 11X25' patios, easy access from paved roadway and is set on a grassy and wooded knoll in a secluded and quiet area of the base.

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4.0

15-30 July 2017

Very quiet and well kept area. At night and on weekends the base is like a ghost town, very few people around. Plenty of green areas with a park, baseball field, tennis & basketball courts, a running track around the field, outside pool. This place is great to RV with or without children, plus the base is within 1.5hrs of Atlantic City or Philadelphia, 1hr to NYC or 2hrs for Skiing & waterparks in the Poconos mountains in PA.

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4.9
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5.0

17 - 28 June 2017

17 – 28 June 2017, Earle Deer Run RV Park, Navy Weapons Station, Colts Neck, NJ I could not find a good GPS street address for the post. I used 201 Hwy 34S, Colts Neck, NJ. That address is North of Hwy 18, the post is South of Hwy 18. From Hwy 18 go South on State Route 34S about one half of a mile, the post will be on your left. The main gate is as described in other comments, a large structure to drive thru (either left or right side as directed). After you pass that structure a small gatehouse will have a packet for you with your site assignment if you arrive after duty hours. After you pass the gatehouse turn right on the second street (T-1 Road). There are two separate RV parking areas, for sites 9 – 15 turn right on the first small gravel road (by the fire hydrant). The road is pretty rough, lots of pot holes. All sites are back in with a tree line in front of each pad. I was in site #11 and had no problem parking with RVs occupying sites 10 and 12. The sewer connections for these sites are off of the pad on the opposite side of the electric and water connections. I had to buy an extension for my sewer hose. The water connection is really close to the ground as previously stated. Hard to use a “Y” connection. Sites 1 – 8 require you to drive to the end of T-1 Rd, turn right and then left and then right into the parking area. This is a circular park with some of the pads elevated slightly. The sewer connections for these sites are in the middle of the cement pad near the rear. The laundry facility was clean, $175 for a wash, $125 to dry. No book exchange, in fact they discourage anything being left in the laundry facility. The post is well maintained and landscaped. We had a small heard of deer outside of our coach every night. Very small but well stocked NEX, nice gym and workout area. Very friendly and professional staff from the gate guards to the lodging facility staff. We drove the jeep to NYC and spent a couple of nights there to catch a couple of Broadway shows. The ride took us about an hour and a half. Close to the shore and Jersey Beaches, lots of great restaurants and a Super Walmart close by. We will return to this park in the future, we had a great time. Amenities/Facilities rating was a four because of the sewer and water connections. We have a 45’ coach and we tow a Jeep Wrangler 

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3.7
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4.0
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4.0

September 1-14, 2016

We stayed here for two weeks, including over Labor Day, and were pleasantly surprised by the experience. Upon arrival at the gate, we were given a welcome packet with our site number and information on where the office is to check in after setting up. When you arrive, you will pull in through a large building which is the ID check. Stay in the right lane, since the left is for commercial deliveries. The sites are long and paved and very easy to back into, but the connections are not placed in the best spots. The power pedestal is located at the back of the pad, and was a stretch for the length of our cable, so check your power cable before you park. The sewer connection is the worst I've ever seen, it is located in the middle of the pad right under where our axels were. I had to crawl under the axels to connect the sewer, and had to remove part of the piping from the plug because it was sticking up four inches high. That aside, everything else was great. It was quiet and you have enough room to not be on top of your neighbors. Although we did have an issue with one neighbor who had guests over and blocked our parking access, so I had to go ask them to move, even though they were sitting outside and watched us pull up and still did nothing until I asked. The utilities worked well, no cable TV, but over the air channels were fine and wifi is standard Navy GoWifi. The laundry room has three washers and dryers and all worked well. It was perfectly located to visit our family and be able to catch the train to NYC. There is no commissary on base, but a Super Walmart is about 10 minutes away, and I recommend visiting Delicious Orchards just up 34 for great baked goods, fruits, vegetables and deli meat. The base is small, but we still had plenty of areas to walk our dogs without worrying about traffic. Aside from the connection locations, it is a very nice campground and we would definitely return. 

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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

September 9-14 2016

We really enjoyed our stay. Nice, quiet park conveniently located between NYC and Philly. Lots to visit in the area. Not much on the base, but not too far to the nearest stores. When you enter the base, be sure to take the second right. Ask if you should take the first or second road into the park. They dead end and it could be an issue if you are longer. We read in other reviews about the weird hookups and they are right. We found out that it used to be trailer park that was converted into an RV park. Be sure to have extra sewer hose and make sure that your electric will reach before you start setting up. Office staff is very helpful and are located off site at the gym, mwr, small store building. Sites are very long and accommodated our 69' rig and we still had plenty of room for our car. I recommend Purr'n Pooch if you want to board your pets. It's a luxury hotel for pets. We used them when we went to NYC. The train station is just a few miles from there. It was very convenient. Be sure to visit Sandy Hook area. Recommend eating at Bahr's Seafood Restaurant. We will be staying here again when we are in the area.

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Overall rating 
 
4.9
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

21 Jun - 6 Jul 2016

This was our first visit to this FamCamp. Small (15 sites total) and quiet. Unlike most of the military campgrounds we have visited, this one appears to actually be a campground and not a trailer park. They apparently enforce length of stay policies. Only one camper appeared to have been here a while - no homesteaders. The reservation process was seamless. NWS Earle is well marked and access was easy. Bear left after coming in the gate and loop around and through the inspection building. We arrived after hours and our packet was at security office past the main gate inspection station. You will be handed your packet without having to exit your vehicle. The pads are level and paved with a paved extension for the picnic table. Sites are FHU but beware when siting your rig that the connections are in weird locations. Get out and have a look before you start backing. - Our power connection was at the very back of the concrete pad. Make sure when you site your rig so your cord will reach. - The sewer connection was in the center of the concrete pad about 15 ft from the back of the pad. I ended up climbing under our RV to make the connection. - The water connection was on the left side as usual but the spigot was very close to the ground. Water tasted and smelled fine. - The cable TV connection which is on the side of the electrical box was inoperative. When I asked the office they were not even aware there was one. - WiFi signal strength was good with reasonable speed. The system requires you re-log in periodically, but that just keeps the system fresh. As mentioned in other reviews, there is no commissary but they have a well-stocked NEX with many Navy souvenirs and uniform items; basic food items and alcohol. We had to travel a ways to find the nearest grocery store or Walmart, so plan accordingly. Swimming pool looked nice but we have not used (yet). The laundry facility also houses the latrines and showers with a pushbutton lock on the doors. Three washers ($1.75) and three dryers ($1.25). No change machine so bring a roll of quarters. Everyone we dealt with here from reservations to arrival have been very pleasant and very helpful. Overall we are very happy with this FamCamp and would definitely return.

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(Updated: May 13, 2015)
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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

May 11-12, 2015

This FamCamp was a pleasant surprise. Level concrete pads with FHU. Sewer connection was a bit odd; middle of the rear end of the concrete parking pad. There was a second sewer on the side which we used. We made our reservation on line and it worked well. We extended one day by calling Chris at the number given. Chris had a packet of information waiting for us at Security, just after passing through the gate. No commissary but essentials can be bought at the NEX. The fitness center is first class. We extended a day just to take advantage of that facility. WiFi was OK. Picnic table and grill at each site. Only four or five sites were occupied. Overall a great experience.

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4.2
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4.0

Oct 3, 4 and 12, 2014

Everyone from the security force to the exchange staff is polite and professional. Campground is well maintained. Between are visit the water connections were upgraded. New contact is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. He is very accommodating to our changing schedule. We use this as a stop over on our way to/from Assateague National Seashore. This trip the bathroom ran out of TP on Columbus Day weekend.

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3.2
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2.0
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3.0

April 1 - Aug 26, 2014

Well, being a full-timer and having spent the last two summers at Earle, its still a fine place to stay. There is the hole left by the departure of Muriel and the obvious difference in management, but all in all, you probably won't be disappointed. Its great for folks trying to get into the city and do some site seeing, as well as folks that want to head down to the beach for the day. The $25 a night fee (no extended stay rate) might be a bit hard to swallow if you do much traveling around on the military bases like we do but as they have said "its cheaper than what you can find out in town." The wifi is very reliable and we have never had an issue with the laundry (1.25 wash/1.75 dry) room. The PX/class six is small but provides enough to survive until you can make it down the road to Walmart. The current manager does his job but we sure do miss what Muriel provided. She would always come through the park ask us if we needed anything and we never had any doubt we could count on her to take issues for action. The new regime looks at it as more of a job and less of a passion like Muriel. [sigh] But, if you are looking for a spot that's quiet and close to the Garden State Parkway, you can't go wrong.

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4.9
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5.0

29 May - 9 June 2014

This was our first visit to this location. It is a great base camp location for visiting NYC. And, it is a great place to shake off the stress after visiting NYC. Not much to do on base. There is a small shopette that has minimal groceries. Co-located with the shoppette is a snack bar with burgers and such. Reasonable price, good food. Open for breakfast and lunch only. Lots of deer running around. Sites are very good and level. Sewer hookup is not an issue. Just do not back in so far. Location is close to the Highlands Ferry into the city. We used it round trip for two ($80). Next time we will try a train or bus. Showers lacked sufficient water pressure, so we used coach shower. Showers/laundry were clean and in good order. Book exchange in laundry room. We were told that tics were a problem. We did not have that problem. It may be associated with those with pets. Price of $25/night might be a little high for a military base with the same amenities, but compared to everything else in the area, this is surely a bargain. Overall, a great place to stay.

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(Updated: March 28, 2013)
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3.7
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4.0
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4.0
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0

June 6, 2012

Just an update. Still a great place to camp if visiting NY city. But the rates have gone up this year, 2013, to 25.00 a nite. Not worth the increase. Has gone up 15.00 over the last 6 years. They say to cover the cost of electric they need higher rates. What a lame excuse.

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(Updated: October 01, 2012)
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4.2
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4.0

26-30 Sep 2012

We stayed at Earle for four days. Muriel is a gem and worked with us when we wanted to move to a different site.! When pulling into the park watch for the trees on your right (near the bathhouse/laundry). The limbs need to be trimmed. Sites 1-4 and 8 might be iffy for satellite reception if you have a rooftop system. No Wifi. We didn't use any of the facilities but they were very clean and well maintained. Need your towed or truck serviced? Check out the Auto Hobby Shop. I provided the oil, filter and fuel filter and Less did the work for $25. Not a bad deal and he did a fantastic job. Open Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun. Our site was #5 and the sewer connection was right in the middle of the pad. A little awkward but doable. We will return.

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(Updated: September 22, 2012)
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4.9
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0

May 31-Jun 15 & Aug 21-28, 2012

We chose to camp at Earle because it was a good location to look up blood relatives and seek information about my pre-adoption life, visit the places where I grew up, and to do some sightseeing in NYC and NJ. Upon our arrival, Muriel met us at the gate, gave us our campground packet, and showed us to our site. She answered many questions, provided us useful information about the area, and even helped us when our cell phone was destroyed. NWS Earle, and all RVers that stay here, are very fortunate to have Muriel as our RV Park Manager. She is the best. The sites are very nice, quiet, and well maintained. The bath houses, laundry room were in good order and very clean. Wifi worked very well too. Our first stay had to be cut short due to a family emergency. So we came back to our same site (#4) to finish our business and do our sightseeing. We stayed a total of 24 days and enjoyed every minute here.

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(Updated: August 28, 2012)
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4.6
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5.0
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3.0
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5.0
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5.0

August 18-29, 2012

I agree with all comments in the previous review. This military campground is a gem mainly because the other military campgrounds in New Jersey have issues. For us it's perfectly positioned to visit family. The campground manager, Muriel goes out of her way to assist. It's an annual stop for us and I'd like to say thank you to the campground manager, the base CO and MWR Director and I hope they continue to support the campground. I think recently some sites were lost to construction of some other facility but there is land to replace and even increase the number os camping sites. The laundry and restrooms are above average. I also think they should try and keep a few sites open year round and see if there is any winter demand for them. It's easy money for MWR.

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(Updated: August 25, 2012)
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4.2
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0

21-25 August 2012

We used our visit to Earl as a base to visit New York City. We had site #3 which was very level, spacious, had concrete pad, large area in the front of the site so it was very easy to back into and we had full hookups. The park is very well maintained. We did not use the restrooms or laundry so cannot comment on those facilities. There were some trees to the rear of our campsite so we could not use our roof mounted satellite. However, there were probably several other sites where you would be able to use your roof mounted satellite. We were able to get in most of the major networks on our antennae. Our Verizon cell signal was excellent. One of the very best features is the wifi. The signal was strong and fast. Whenever we contacted Muriel, the manager, she was always extremely helpful. Also, the base has many deer and they are very visible especially at dawn and dusk. A very nice campground and we would definitely return if we are back in the area.

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(Updated: July 15, 2012)
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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

22-26 June 2012

This was our first visit to Earl. We hope to visit again as this was one of the really good ones. Great place, nice sites, and the best manager ever.....Muriel. Even though she was leaving the next day on a vacation for herself and much earned I'm sure, she was able to provide us with a multitude of info and suggestions that kept us busy the entire time. V/R BL and CL

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(Updated: June 23, 2012)
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4.3
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0

April 29 2012 to May 6 2012

Muriel is a great manager and will do everything in her power to see that visitors have a wonderful time. The wifi was installed while we were there and is working very well.

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2-9 April 2012

D.W. left this review using the Directory software: - Muriel is great. Showers and laundry exceptionally clean. FREE WIFI should be installed NLT 30 May 2012. Great place to stay within travel distance to NYC, NJ beaches and even Atlantic city casinos.

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(Updated: October 14, 2011)
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4.9
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0

2 October and 8 October 2011

I agree with all the previous comments regarding Muriel, she is absolutely fabulous. We stayed at NWS on each leg of our journey from Ct to Md and back. The bathhouse / laundry facility is spotless. The base itself has limited services (no gas station etc.) but if you know this it is not an issue. Since our stays consisted of an arrival time of around 1600 and a 0800 departure the next morning we opted to eat on town and Perkins - about a 1 mile north on 34 is fabulous. We were so impressed with the facility we plan on planning a trip there to check out the Colts Neck area. Having served with the Subbase NLON Police Dept. I also agree the MA / DoD Police Force is highly professional - courteous and polite - and stone-cold serious.

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(Updated: May 01, 2011)
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29 April - 1 May 2011

We opted for Earle NWS as a launchpad for a day trip to NYC. Lots of options for getting into the Big Apple from there. Our 41' 5ver fit the park's big rig spaces with lots of room to spare. The spaces have a LOT of room to spread out, probably 35' wide and 100' deep with concrete pads, picic table and lots of grass. The restrooms and facilities were spotless. The person who manages the campground is a gem. Ms. Muriel Smith is without a doubt the reason Earle NWS has such a terrific RV park. She will do anything she can to make you stay pleasant. I'd stay there again just because she's the person that makes the arrangements. I didn't ask about the Earle NWS mission, but the sailors there are VERY serious and professional about security. Ms. Muriel had a packet waiting for us at the gate, which we got to enter only after producing TV and Trailer registration, proof of insurance, drivers license, and waiting for the security detail to search our vehicle and RV. All that even with a current DoD decal on the windshield. They were impressive. We felt quite secure at the campground. The only drawback I found was the placement of the sewer connection. It's right in the middle of the concrete pad where you park. On our rig, it was directly under the trailer about two feet behind the rear axle. Since our stay was short we opted not to dump there simply because I didn't want to crawl under the trailer to deal with it. Another quirk was the electrical hook up was on the opposite side of the site from where it should haave been. It wasnt' a problem reaching it with the 50A power cord, but it was strange having to go under the RV with it. All 5 of the sites we looked at were set up this way. Overall a great place to stay, short or long term.

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(Updated: November 05, 2010)
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June 23 - Nov 4, 2010

I've read a few questionable comments about the facilities at Earle, however, I have absolutely none. Yes, the sites could have the sewer hookup where they should be, but they are no problem. The greatest thing about Earle is the wonderful person that oversees the place. Her name is Muriel Smith and she is an absolute jewel. She knows camping because she full-timed it for over ten years herself. She consistently goes out or her way to make each and every camper feel at home and keeps everyone up to date on what is happening in the area. I was retiring from McGuire AFB, and needed to spend an extended stay due to the earlier than planned sale of my home. As long as I didn't displace another camper, Muriel allowed me to stay as long as was required. She always came by to check on us to see if we needed anything and even assisted us in getting a deal on the auto-train to Florida to reposition one of our vehicles. She’s a great lady, fantastic campground manager, and now a trusted friend. As far as the famcamp goes, Earle offers full concrete pads and patios, great walking and jogging trails, a nice pool in the summer, and a nice little Navy exchange for the basic necessities (beer, wine, food items etc.) Their gym and work-out center is also excellent...all within two blocks of the famcamp. If you want a great stay in N.J., Earle is it.

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