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Manatee Cove FAMCAMP, FL

Patrick AFB


Manatee Cove FAMCAMP is located on the west side of the Patrick AFB runway complex on the bank of the Banana River. It offers 80 sites with hookups and another 40 without. Reservations are not accepted, except for Active Duty.




After finding your way around the north end of the runway complex, you eventually come to the FAMCAMP office. It is manned 7-days a week during the busy winter months and the staff is courteous and friendly. Ron did a great job explaining how we could move from the dry-camp overflow area to a hookup site after a 3-4 day wait.

Date of visit: Jan 2009

 patrickafb02  We spent three nights in the overflow area. One more day and we would have had a hookup site, but a personal situation arose that had us heading back to NS Mayport.
 patrickafb05  This is the large overflow area.
 patrickafb04  The overflow area is the closest part of the campground to the runway complex. A little more annoying is the firing range right beside the campground.
 patrickafb06  Storm clouds are rolling in from the west in this picture looking toward the man part of the campground.
 patrickafb07  Sites 59-63.
 patrickafb10  Sites 76-80 on the left, 70-75 on the right.
 patrickafb11  Sites 1-9 are undoubtedly the most popular in the campground, fronting right on the river.
patrickafb15  The river is just to the right behind sites 10-22; sites 23-33 are on the left. Sites in this area jammed together quite closely. 
patrickafb16   Sites 18-22 are on the left; that's 23 on the right by the stop sign.
patrickafb08  Centrally located is the bathhouse and laundry building. The grassy area nearby serves as the social hub of the campground. One morning a huge free breakfast was served by the Service Squadron, and had we stayed, we could have enjoyed a pig roast and live band one evening. 
 patrickafb17 Just north of the office is a nice playground and picnic area. This is also an overnight parking spot for late-night arrivals. 

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 Dump station available

Verizon EVDO service

Coord: 28.236230 N, 80.615366 W


Activities/Nearby Attractions

Fishing, Kayaking, Swimming

Kennedy Space Center

Astronaut Museum

Space Walk of Fame

The "klitsch" of Cocoa Beach

Cape Canaveral National Seashore

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Disney World and all that other Orlando glitter

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