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  • Elizabeth City CG, NC


    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)

    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

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

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

    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.

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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


    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


    Hide-N-Woods Garden

    Port Discovery

    US Navy Blimp Hangar

    The Outer Banks