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An RV park situated on a Naval Submarine Base in Kings Bay, Ga., has become a popular vacation spot for military personnel, according to a report in The Periscope.
Eagle Hammock RV Park, which opened in 2004, is open to all active-duty, reserve, retired military personnel and all Department of Defense employees.
The park’s location on the base and its proximity to Interstate 95 and other regional and local attractions has amounted to big business. In 2005, the park booked just less than 18,000 guest nights, and Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) officials are predicting 25,000 guest nights for 2006.
”Since the time of our opening, we have been booked for most of it,” said Marlia Pegram, the park’s manager.
The park boasts 50 standard sites – five configured for handicapped users – equipped with sewage, water, electric, satellite and phone hookups. The park plans to add 15 more sites this summer.
”This is the only RV park we have been to that provided Internet access on site,” said John Brown, a recent park camper. ”All your needs are met right here on base.”
Guests have access to base facilities, such as the commissary, fitness center, base chapel and Navy Exchange. The park also offers a large community center, complete with televisions, a lounge area and a full kitchen.
Campers who stay for more than just a few nights are discovering a sense of community within the park’s confines. Most recently, residents organized a special candlelight dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The park also organizes activities for guests.