Sunday, May 17, 2015

RV Park review: Eagle Hammock SUBASE King's Bay Georgia

USS George Bancroft on display at the bases main gate
Eagle Hammock RV Park is located on the Navy's Submarine base in Kings Bay Georgia.
Fred is a retired Air Force/Air National Guard Master Sergeant.  One of the benefits of his service is that we can stay at Military campgrounds called MWR Fam-camps across the country.

We stayed at Eagle Hammock for 9 days.
It is a a quiet park that is well maintained.   The sites are neat with concrete pads, metal picnic tables, and fire rings. Sites are separated by shrubs that camouflage the hookups for water, electric, sewer and cable TV.

Amenities include  excellent  free wifi, free laundry, clean bathroom and shower areas and a large clubhouse.
Sunset over the lake
The RV Park is adjacent to a small lake that is populated by alligators and a variety of birds including cormorant, wood stork and egret. We never did see an eagle.
There is a fishing pier and small boat launch.  We enjoyed watching the sunset from the pier.  It is a little disturbing  that when you walk out on the pier alligators start swimming toward you.  We came to the conclusion that people must feed them and that they were looking for a handout.

Looking for a snack
The roads in the park are loose gravel, making them difficult to navigate on a bicycle.  Outside the park the base contains 14 1/2 miles of running/bike trails for riding.
King's Bay is a full service base with Commissary, Base Exchange, Mini Market/Package Store and gas station.   It has its own Post office and a recreation area that offers a bowling alley, large gym, 18 hole golf course and a pool.

We would definitely stay here again.
The location gave us easy access to Jacksonville and to Florida and Georgia's Barrier Islands.

My only disappointment  is that the submarines are off limits and so carefully guarded that we didn't even catch the glimpse of a periscope. The only sub that we saw was the USS George Bancroft, a  static display at the bases main gate.


It was nice to enjoy a campfire after the burn bans in Florida all Winter.