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Welcome to Toad Hall
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Elizabeth City CG, NC

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The Coast Guard has invested quite a bit in the FAMCAMP facilities at Elizabeth City. We were first here back in 1997, when there were only 4 gravel sites available. Since then, 10 paved sites with full E/W/S hookups have been added closer to the river.

Reservations: 252 335-6482 (M-F, 0730-1600)

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The ten new sites are just off the main road past the gas station - very easy to find. Checking in on a weekend, however, is just about impossible. The main MWR office is closed weekends, and nobody else we could find knew anything about the sites. We ended up picking a site and paying on Monday morning as we left.

Date of visit: Nov 2006

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A view looking down the road through the new sites, five on each side. Nice and open terrain makes for easy satellite set-up.

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The obligatory shot of our rig on site #12 in Nov 2006.

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Three years later, in 2009, also in November, we were on site #11. We were lucky - this was the last site available, thanks to a last-minute cancellation.

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These are the four original sites, located a short ways behind the gas station. A small shed offers a washer and dryer. No bathhouse that we could see.

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In a grove behind the 4 sites is a playground and large old foundation of a warehouse with two large picnic pavilions.

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Just to remind us of what it's all about: some of the C-130's assigned to the field.

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There's a nice exhibit of some old Coast Guard aircraft out by the front gate.

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Don't have an RV? You can rent a cottage right at the water's edge.

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Just a short walk from the new sites is a very nice beach.

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If you bring your boat along, you'll find a dual-ramp boat launch.

Amenities

Verizon EVDO Service (Antenna/Amp improve signal)

14 sites: 10 with W/E(30/50)/S hookups, 4 sites with W/E(30)/S

Rates: $18-$20

No dump station

Coord: 36.27006 N, 76.17981 W

There is a small Exchange not far from the FAMCAMP - we didn't get to check it out, for it was closed on the Sunday we arrived. At the gas station is a fairly large convenience store.

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Museum of the Albemarle

Downtown Waterfront Market

Walking and carriage tours

Planetarium

Hide-N-Woods Garden

Port Discovery

US Navy Blimp Hangar

The Outer Banks