A couple of notes: The reservation number on their brochure is 401-841-3283. The info number produces nothing of value. The hours show 0900-1800 but these are not correct. The hours are 1200-1700. Although the phone rings in the Marina office that is open until 1/2 hour prior to sunset. See https://www.navymwrnewport.com/programs/28fabad3-c7f9-4bc1-bdca-467c94a79096 I have called multiple times, left message but no call back. The office , as the showers and laundry, is in the marina next to Gate 1. All of the sites slope toward the bay but flatten at the end. Site 6 is really sloped. Suggest the motorhomes pull straight in to face the water. This means that your water/elec will pass under your coach.
Great view and spacious sites for $20 a night! Cons: no sewer hook ups and the water coming out of tap is rust colored, we used our full water tanks for drinking plus filtered through a Berkey filter system. Pros: great location to see sites of Rhode Island, beaches ( recommend 2nd beach) and seafood! Set GPS to take you to Walmart in Newport or you may get sent onto ridiculous small streets that are a nightmare to maneuver with a trailer or 5th wheel!
We stayed in our 30 ft motorhome for 3 nights. I called the day before arrival to see if we could get in a day early and no problem. As we turned off the Highway - Keith from MWR saw us, flagged us down, signed the paperwork and we were off to our site. He was right behind us to make sure our garbage was empty and we were had everything we needed. The sites are very long and our site #1 level. The view of the water and sunset great. There are no amenities at this park but a short drive to gate 17 (the back gate open M-F) and you are on base. Also a short drive into Newport. This was a good experience for us and would recommend the campground for anyone.
Great park even though only water and electric. 50 amp available and only 6 sites. Terrific view of bay. Only suggestion is to not use the directions going down Stringham Rd, use Green Rd instead since greater than 90 degree turns are not recommended for 5th wheels. Naval base close with commissary, exchange, gas station with no diesel and WiFi at the cafe.
Great campground. All sites are on the water with excellent views of the bay. MWR staff was outstanding. No dump station but heard they may add one by next year. Currently have to use the dump at Melville Ponds Campground about 2 miles away. We will definitely visit Carr Point in the future.
Other reviews do a great job of summing up staying here at Camp Carr. Directions from South & West are excellent. Ramada Inn on corner is now Courtyard by Marriott, who knows what next. Dinner train has run a couple of times in the evening. It's so quiet and peaceful here that the train whistle may startle you. Small price to pay for the beauty, convenience of staying here. As far as using Melville Campground to dump: for longer rigs--negotiating that tight right hand turn off Burma Rd, up hill, may be a challenge, as is the tight u-turn necessary in the campground to dump. We checked it out first.
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