12 Parks near Mayport Naval Station, Florida
May 2015 - $20.00
Camp Host at Pelican Roost when we checked-in did not know how to get to Osprey Cove...Really ?? The Osprey Cove Camp Host was superior. Roy was on the ball, helpful, respectful, and knowledgeable. Really great dude. Sites are big and nice & Peaceful. Base is a mess right now due to construction. Road in and out of park is good. Jacksonville is really starting to look like a destination rather than a stop over. Decent private beaches on base. Pool looked good but we left before opening day in mid-May. Will stay again, hope Roy is there to assist backing my monster in the slot! He was awesome. Thanks Roy! - hankski
Jan 2014 - $18.00
The “Cove” is an extended-stay park on Mayport Naval Base, but transients are assigned to it for short stays when the main RV Park (Pelican's Roost) is full. Once you check in at Pelican's Roost, you have to back track to this CG. It's not that far, but it is sort of a pain since the route takes you through part of an on base housing area. But on the positive side, that area of the base is pretty quiet. It is well treed which does provide nice shade, but getting satellite signals may be a problem depending on the site assigned. That environment makes for the possibility of scraping the top and sides of the rig with low hanging tree limbs. Wi-Fi is available, but I didn't check it out; instead, choosing to use VZW 4g which was good. Pets are allowed, but I would not call it Pet Friendly in the strictest sense. I didn't see an obvious dog walk area and the rules are strictly enforced. But since there are lots of trees, your dog may in fact be happier with that. The base golf course is nearby. The Hosts were good at their job, free laundry in a clean building was a plus, and I was pleased with the place. - RLM
Feb 2016 - $19.00
One of the very best in the military. Million dollar view, great staff. Well run park. Internet works fantastic. We love this place. Free laundry with new washers and dryers. Too bad other military bases can't take a lesson from these folks. They definitely do it right. We will return. - rwarner22
Dec 2015 - $21.00
We stayed two weeks in a waterfront pull-thru. Interior road and sites were paved. Our site was long and level. Water pressure was good. We had our own wifi. It was nice to be able to watch the boats come and go but the front row is also very windy and there's early morning runners up and down the road during the week. It's a nice well-kept and well-managed park that enforces the stay limits so no homesteaders. No playground, no dog park. Laundry is free. Commissary and NEX are off-base. In December, there was still construction on the road coming in. Overall a nice park. We'll return but surprisingly, we'll probably ask for one of the quieter sites in the back row next time. - Flippitti
Oct 2015 - $21.00
Park is right on the Shipping Channel. Sites are FHU. Clubhouse/office is very nice. Park has activities. We watched ships and Dolphins playing in the channel right out our front window. - USAF1
Feb 2016 - $34.00
Upon arrival we were offered opportunity to unhook and visit campground to determine site space (recommend). It is good that we did as many sites indicated on map by length would not accommodate our big rig with slides. We found many level sandy sites that would and enjoyed a quiet week amongst full canopy of palms, oaks and pines as no satellite but 20 antenna stations. Roads narrowly paved, new full hookups at all sites, leaves and palm branches covered sandy sites, mostly level, 5 minutes from beach. Will definitely return if in Jacksonville area. - RJourney
Nov 2015 - $30.00
We are full timers so we prefer a little more grass and concrete and not so much sand and dirt. Other than that it is like a typical state park campground. A bit overgrown and by Monday the restrooms are usually a mess.
The beach was very nice and the lake was good for canoeing and fishing. The spaces were spacious for our 37 ft fifth wheel, truck and car. The picnic tables should have been replaced a few years ago.
The main reason for the low ratings is that we were there when Mayport and Kathryn Abbey park had a record rain fall of 13.5 inches in 24 hours. Mud everywhere and a river running under our camper. (not the parks fault of course). Not one person came around to see if we were OK or if we needed some help but as soon as I threw some of our muddy mats and rugs over a tree branch to hose them off attempting to dig ourselves out it did not take long before they left us a nasty note to get our stuff out of their trees.
Not privately owned and the city employees have nothing invested. I get it!!!! - digger2280
Sep 2015 - $34.00
The park itself looks well cared for...right up till you get to the campground. The store looks abandoned, the laundry was removed leaving the plumbing hanging on the wall. Campground is laid out in a wooded area and could be beautiful. However they have left downed branches laying around everywhere. Never saw park employees, camp volunteers were evident and doing a good job keeping sites clear and fire pits clean. Campground is located between the ocean and the lake, with no view of either. Was a little put off by the Strip Club at the entrance next to the elementary school. Will be back to the area, but will find a different park. - 3dognights
May 2016 - $20.00
The main attribute of this park is your at the beach. There are no hook-ups and there is a water fill and a dump station if needed. Most sites are not level, none are paved. It was still cool enough at night to be comfortable but later in the Summer that would not be so and quite hours are from 10PM to 7AM! We enjoyed are stay and will be back in the Fall, would not stay here in the Summer.
This is not a state park, it is a county/city park run by the City of Jacksonville which is also Duval county! - ournextstop
Jan 2010 - $17.00
Huguenot is a Jacksonville "City" Park located at the mouth of Saint Johns River. We love this primitive river side campground and have been camping here for years. RV's will need a low noise generator. Bring your bug spray. The showers and bathrooms are currently in poor condition but in working order. Weekdays are quiet but the locals pack in for the beach and party during the summer weekends. We consider the weekend party part of the charm and join in. - MIL-SAT
Nov 2009 - $17.00
Primitive sites that are quiet except for the ships coming in over the night. It was a foggy night so they were doing their horn blasts. The bugs were very bad. - kurt111
Aug 2016 - $26.00
Talbot State Park is divided into Big Talbot and Little Talbot, which is the further south of the two, and actually has camping. Little Talbot itself is divided by FL A1A with the Ranger Station, check-in, and Atlantic beach access to the east, and camping and river access to the west side of the road behind a gate.
Our low service marks are due to the borderline rude ranger working the evening shift the first night. All of the other rangers we encountered were very pleasant.
This site is mixed RV/tent access, and some tent campers had last used our site leaving the fire-ring in the middle of the RV slot. Not an issue, but always a reminder to inspect your site before you back up.
We did have a humorous encounter with some other campers while here. Across from our site is the park's "ampitheater" and is marked with a sign that closely resembles the universal wi-Fi icon. While chatting with a couple walking their four legged friends, they commented that at least we were at the end of the park with the wi-Fi. My wife pleasantly told them that the wifi didn't work at this location, so they weren't missing out on anything. - Hyperoxic
Apr 2016 - $14.00
Unbelievably beautiful foliage in this park, but that beauty comes with narrow passage on the bumpy roads in the campground. Big rigs need not apply. Our 26' fifth wheel made it, but larger (especially taller) rigs would have difficulty. We stayed one night on the way south, and liked the park so much, we booked two nights during our return trip. We enjoyed that stay so much, we then booked a two week stay next spring. I think that says it all. - HabaneroMike
Oct 2015 - $16.00
I really wish I could rate this higher and maybe if we had came at another time it would've been different. This was around the time of a passing hurricane so the camp area was mushy wet from the abnormally high tides just going out, the picnic table had so much algae on it that it wasn't useable at all. Other camp sites had standing water around the tents, thank goodness we had a travel trailer! You couldn't use enough bug spray, the mosquitos had rib cages..but we made the best of it for the time we were there. There was a nearby boat ramp to the marsh area and the beach area wasn't that far of a drive. You could also rent kayaks up the road. - 2Austins
May 2016 - $35.00
We stayed at Fleetwood in March and again in May, both times while we visited a relative in Jacksonville. As other reviewers have stated, the 10 "visitor" spots are all at the front of the park, across a parking area from Route 1. The rest of the park is for long-termers and permanent units. Some of them are run down. That said, the utilities were convenient and easy to use. If you are in 1A - your cable outlet is on your "door" side on the neighbor's utility pole. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The office is closed on weekends, but you can reach a staff member by phone if you need one. There was a mix-up with our site when we arrived on a Sunday, and the manager fixed it right away. - ShoreXplorers
Jan 2016 - $35.00
This RV Park has 10 cement, very tight pull-thru overnight sites in front of RV Park facing very noisy/busy Highway 1. The other 90 back in sites are monthly type permanent sites directly behind the front pull-thrus. All utilities including cable TV are strong with good location. Other than being very noisy the park is located 20 mins from downtown Jacksonville and 20 minutes from Mayo Clinic. Maintenance workers are constantly cleaning leaves, mowing grass and trimming bushes so park is clean but older. - RJourney
Nov 2015 - $35.00
This is a good place to stay if you have things to attend to in Jacksonville. This Park is about 20-25 min from Mayo Clinic and the heavy traffic goes the opposite way in the morning and the evening. The staff is pleasant and helpful Nevertheless this is an older park mostly populated with permanent residents mostly in fairly old units. The sites for overnight users are in the front of the park. They are quite close together. The hookup are satisfactory. We would stay here again, for it is the most convenient place for activities in Jacksonville or points east of the city. - hoppytoad
Aug 2016 - $27.00
This is a lovely RV park, not a campground. The roads are asphalt & concrete sites are wide pull-throughs with nicely mowed grass, some low shrubbery & an occasional tree. Passport America rate made our one night stay very affordable. The hookups were good and we were easily able to level, although the ends of the pads were sloped a bit. Each site has concrete tables & benches. The park is right next door to a flea market (on weekends) and in the landing/take-off flight path of Jacksonville International airport, so not the quietest park. There were lots & lots of permanents, but most of the units seemed pretty well tended to. We would stay again. - R&S
Apr 2016 - $45.00
A large, no frills park with nice-sized pull-thrus. Each site has a stone table and benches. There is no dog run , but the noring flea market has huge grassy areas and there are openings in the fence. Wifi was a bit slow. - Dreaming
Apr 2016 - $45.00
Easy access. Desk clerk nice.
Noisy, dumpy surroundings.
Tip: come in late in the day and leave early in the morning, it does serve that purpose...... - LynnMc
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Large park centered around the lake and beaches. Water park is a blast for kids. Staff circulated all day picking up trash and cleaning the grounds. Sites are close together, and majority of the park is seasonal/permanent. Plenty of activities, friendly people abound. Good idea to rent Golf Cart, there is alot of ground to cover. Restaurant and bar are good. Does get very crowded on weekends. Staff is friendly and accomodating. This is a family-oriented park with lots of kids (and grandkids!). - Newmars the One
Jul 2016 - $62.00
Got there late, and felt lucky to have a site for the night. The place was very busy with a bluegrass event scheduled for the weekend. We were escorted to our site and assisted with backing in. We were on site #17, right on the lake with a beach and café just several feet away. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. The three children enjoyed the beach and café. I would surely want to stay at this park again! - min7854
Jun 2016 - $55.00
I am writing this review on my I-phone because the WiFi is so bad it won't even connect to RVParkReview website or any other website. When are RV park owners going to understand we all want good internet that can stream video?Stayed here many times as it is close to Jacksonville and I-295. Half the park has paved roads and pads. The other half with the large pull through sites are dirt/gravel roads and pads, close to the Interstate noise and generate a lot of dust and mud. Park has many trees so if you want to use satellite ask for an open site. Cable is basic and ok. There is a large lake with swim beaches and a pool. I stay here only because it is convenient and only over night. - Tom Willing
May 2014 - $30.00
Got to the park at 12:30. Office closes at 12:00. Called the number on the door. I was told to pick site 1-4. Electric pedestal was rusted out. Cable TV line came out of the ground. Campground was unkempt, worn out looking. It was right next to a motorcycle tire yard. Made a u-turn and found another campground. - Steve Morris
Mar 2014 - $30.00
We called and spoke with the manager and made reservations to arrive on Saturday. We arrived to find a sign on the office door, "CLOSED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY". Well, we also saw a phone number to call in emergency; called the cell number without any response (recording). Very helpful tenants above the office gave us the number for the park owner; sorry to say, same non response. Long story short, we walked the campground. There were several permanent campers (not bad people). Campground is VERY rundown with coax cables run across multiple sites to reach a camper's site. We left and found a beautiful park elsewhere. - Ruth & Ron
Dec 2013 - $28.00
I have camped in this area on many occasions when I visit Amelia Island. I have usually past it by because I was not familiar with it as it has never been reviewed on this site, and it is not very convenient to Amelia Island. On this occasion I was staying in another campground and it was dirty all around so I went over to check out this campground and was pleasantly surprised. We only stayed here a short while but overall the grounds were clean, sites fairly level, generally quiet and most importantly to me, the showers and rest rooms were spotless. The campground is inhabited by mostly permenant residents but there are many sites that are available for transient campers and a lot of them are pull through. It has a pool but it was too cool to check it out. My one gripe is that it is a bit far for me to go to Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach but the price is certainly reasonable ($420.00) for the month and it is clean. - laringrp
Jul 2013 - $28.00
If you want to visit the area of Fernandina Beach, then this is the most convenient place to stay. Fort Clinch is closer, but it is very difficult to find a spot there during the summer months and at times you are overrun with Mosquitos. The spots that are held open for transient guest are fairly large and lever and it does adjoin Lofton Creek that has a boat ramp and dock area. Other then that the campsite has no other amenities to offer. I think the manager attempts to keep the bath and shower area clean but it is old and difficult especially with the permanent residents continually dragging in mud and dirt. Notwithstanding, until there is a better alternative, this is the best place to stay if you want to visit the Fernandina Beach area. - laringrp
Aug 2010 - $27.00
We paid $150 because we stayed a week. The absolute only reason we stayed here is because we wouldn't be at the campground only to sleep. The location is perfect for Amelia Island. We visited family there and thus were not at the campground during the day. It is filled with permanent RVs. They do not keep their sites neat or clean. The host was very friendly and actually mowed the grass while we were there. It was very long when we arrived. A very rough, dirty road. The sites are on grass. Easy on and off of Hwy A1A. A quick overnight stay is the only reason we would return. - schoolmarm