Channel Islands Harbor RV Park:
Location: Oxnard, CA. Located 80 miles north
of Long Beach/30 miles south of Santa Barbara,
at 4202 S. Victoria Avenue.
Season of Operation: Year round.
Description: Located at Channel Islands
Harbor, across the street from the Coast Guard Station.
Well maintained rustic atmosphere, near many community attractions.
Ten self-contained RV pads with water,
electricity, and picnic tables. Volleyball,
basketball court, horseshoes, and picnic pavilion.
Activities: Just minutes away
from swimming, surfing, surf fishing, hiking, charter boat fishing, boating,
shopping, and bicycle touring.
Recreation Equipment Available:
General Information: There are no sanitary
hookups. There is a dump station
available. Open fires are not permitted, except for BBQ grills, camp
stoves, and picnic pavilion fire pit. Pets are allowed, but must be kept
on a leash. Owners must clean up after pets daily.
Reservations: Reservations are
required and can be made by application only, obtained from the contact
listed below. Reservations should be made as early as possible, at least 21
days in advance, but no more that 50 days in advance. For reservations or
other information, contact:
Camp Coast Guard Office
Channel Islands Harbor
4202 Victoria Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93035-8399
Check-In: Time: Between 8:00 AM
– 4:30 PM
Check-Out: Time: 12:00 PM
Islands Harbor, Oxnard, CA
From Los Angeles: 1) Take Highway 1
North to the Channel Islands off ramp. Go west on Channel Islands Boulevard
for 3.5 miles until you reach Victoria Avenue. Turn left on Victoria
and drive 1 mile to Camp Coast Guard
(on the left side, next to the Coast Guard Recruiting Station, 4202 Victoria
Avenue, Oxnard, California). 2) Take US 101 North to the Victoria Avenue off
ramp. Go south on Victoria Avenue 6.5 miles to Camp Coast Guard (on the left side,
next to the Coast Guard Recruiting Station, 4202 Victoria Avenue, Oxnard,
California). From Santa Barbara or San Francisco, take US 101 South to
Victoria Ave. Go south on Victoria Avenue 6.5 miles to Camp Coast Guard (on the left
side, next to the Coast Guard Recruiting Station, 4202 Victoria Avenue,
Channel Islands Harbor RV
Hillsboro Recreational Cottages:
Mailing Address: U.S. Coast Guard MWR Cottages
Hillsboro MWR Office
907B Hillsboro Mile
Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062
Season of Operation: Year-round
Description: The Recreational Cottages at Hillsboro are nationally registered historic, rustic, beach cottages, located on the Coast Guard Light Station Hillsboro Inlet. There is beach access to the Atlantic ocean and to the inlet. Wireless internet is available at the facility.
Facilities: 3 Cottages are available.
Activities: General beach activities including bicycling, hiking, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing (license may be required). There is no boat ramp or docking available at the Recreational Cottages at Hillsboro.
Recreation Equipment Available: None
General Information: . The Recreational Cottages at Hillsboro are turn of the century cottages that were the occupied by the U.S. Coast Guard Light Keepers up until the full automation of the Hillsboro Lighthouse. Pets are not allowed. There are three cottages remaining on the property. Each cottage is fully furnished, including kitchen appliances, utensils, charcoal grills, towels, beach towels, and sheets.
Beach House, Cottage 1: A three bedroom, two bath cottage. ADA compliant main level. The cottage has two queen size beds, and three twin beds.
Inlet House, Cottage 2: A three bedroom, two bath cottage. The cottage has two queen size beds, and three twin beds.
Inlet Bungalow, Cottage 3: A one bedroom, one bath cottage, with a single queen size bed and one pullout couch.
Reservations: Reservations may only be made via telephone and will be considered in the order in which they were received. To make a reservation by phone call 954-781-1817. The reservation office is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday. There is a 14 night maximum stay and a 2 night minimum stay. When multiple cottages are reserved, the total nights reserved may not exceed 14 nights. The facility is also available for an Event Package, such as family parties, or Milestone Events, such as weddings, golden anniversaries, and retirement celebrations. An event request may be submitted up to one year in advance.
Driving Instructions: From I-95, take the Atlantic Blvd exit and head east. Make a left on A1A. Proceed north on A1A for approx 4 miles until you pass over the Hillsboro Inlet Bridge. Once over the bridge, make an immediate right and proceed to the security gate. The Lodge Host’s office is located in the small building next to the flag pole.
Note: Access to the Hillsboro Light Station and Cottages is via a private easement. For access to the facility, you must be a registered guest. Drop-in or day use of the facility is not permitted. To request a tour of the facility, please contact the Lodge Host at the number above with ample notice that you may receive confirmation at least 48 hours in advance. To honor the privacy of our guests, tours are not normally conducted if guests are staying in the Cottages. Access to the lighthouse may be permitted but must be coordinated through the Lodge Host and/or the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society (HLPS). For Lighthouse tours and events consult the HLPS website: www.Hillsborolighthouse.org
Cuttyhunk Island Recreational Lodging:
To allow maximum opportunity for eligible patrons to apply for Cuttyhunk reservations, the Active Duty Lottery will take place on 15 March each year. The lottery for all other MWR patrons will be held on 29 March.
Cuttyhunk Island, MA, 14
miles off the coast of New Bedford and just west of Martha’s Vineyard, MA.
Season of Operation:
to Labor Day may be rented for one week rental periods only. The
remaining year, the facility may be rented for periods shorter or longer
than one week.
A former Coast Guard
lifeboat station now converted into a house with 2 separate apartments that
can be rented separately of as the entire house.
One, 3-bedroom apartment
(upstairs) and one, 2-bedroom apartment (downstairs), picnic area,
fishing pier, boat launching ramp, nature trails, beaches, and island has
boat docks. The facility has 3 golf carts for use by renters, no car
ferries are available to the island.
Swimming, boating, fishing,
picnicking, and hiking.
is one of the Elizabeth Islands discovered in 1602 by Bartholomew Gosnold.
The upstairs 3-bedroom apartment can sleep up to 10 people plus 1 futon in
the living room; the downstairs
2-bedroom apartment can sleep up to 5 people plus 2 futons in the living
room. Each apartment is provided
with separate living room, kitchen, and bathroom facilities, is fully furnished, including
bed linen, towels, and blankets. Baby pen and folding beds are available on
the premises. A laundry room with 2 washers and 2 dryers is located on the first
floor for use by both apartments. Camping out is not allowed.
See the Application Package for the pet policy. Guests should bring
their own food (very limited and expensive on the island), laundry powder, dish liquid, paper products, etc. All
applicable Coast Guard
regulations apply at Cuttyhunk Island Recreational Lodging.
Reservations are accepted by email only by
and send Name, Rank/Grade, MWR Eligibility, Phone, Apartment Requested, and
Dates of your stay.
A lottery system will be used within each priority category to determine
You may include up to 3
choices of preferred dates based on Sunday Check-In. Eligibility is in accordance with
Chapter 3 of the MWR Manual
(COMDTINST M1710.13 Series) and considered on
Priority One: All active duty personnel and their family
Applications are accepted 14 to 28 February, each year.
Priority Two: All other eligible patrons IAW COMDTINST M1710.13 (series). Applications are
accepted from 2 to 14 March, each year.
If your reservation request
is received after the dates listed above, you will be considered for any
open vacancy on a first come, first served, basis. A confirmation email or
phone call will be returned within 5 days after the lottery of each priority
group. Once your reservation is
confirmed, an Application Package will be sent to you. Payment, along
with pages 12 through 16 of the Application Package and confirmation of your
eligibility, must be received within one week. Once payment is
received, you will receive a confirmation number via email or mail (if no
email). Credit cards are accepted. For
additional information regarding reservations, contact:
Commanding Officer (MWR)
USCG Base Boston
ATTN: Morale Officer
427 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109
FAX Number: (617) 223-8218
Saturday 2 PM
Saturday 9 AM
Cuttyhunk Island is provided by Cuttyhunk
Inc. 66B State Pier South Bulkhead New Bedford, MA, at (508) 992-0200,
reservations are suggested and highly recommended during the busy summer
season to ensure space on board the ferry. Vehicles are not
transported. Additional charges for carry-on items. Contact
Inc for parking arrangements. Transportation may also be available
from Seahawk Charters, at (508) 789-3250,
From Boston, MA, to New Bedford, MA, take Route 24 to Route 140 south to
Route 195 east to Route 18 south (exit #15). Stay on Route 18 south for
about 1 mile. Take the Downtown Exit. Go straight on Water Street. At the
stop sign, take a left onto Union Street. Go to the bottom of the road, go
through the lights (look for large signs to boat) take another left.
Cuttyhunk Ferry Company, Inc. is on the right, behind the Waterfront Visitors Center.
Cuttyhunk Recreational Lodging Interior
Fort Wadsworth Guest Quarters:
Fort Wadsworth Guest Quarters is located
on historical Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, New York. The Fort is home to
USCG Sector New York. Staten Island, a borough of New York City, is just a
short scenic ferry ride from Manhattan, the heart of New York City. Easy
access from the Newark Airport or interstate I-95 in New Jersey.
Season of Operation:
The dwelling is a former family-housing unit, comprised of a two and three
Coast Guard Exchange, Gateway National
Park Visitors Center with tours of the Fort, Sector NY Fitness Center and
Gymnasium are available on Fort Wadsworth.
The Staten Island Ferry, with available
parking, is a 10-minute drive from the Fort. The ferry will take you to
downtown Manhattan. Visit New York City and its world-famous attractions:
Rockefeller Center, Radio City, the Empire State Building, the World Trade
Center Site, the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, the United Nations,
Broadway, Central Park, Times Square, and some of the most famous stores in
the world on 5th Avenue. A large selection of museums includes
the Intrepid Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the
American Museum of Natural History and more! Other attractions include
Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, Madison Square Garden - home of the Knicks and
Rangers, the Meadowlands, Lincoln Center – home of Avery Fisher Hall,
Metropolitan Opera and NY Ballet, and Carnegie Hall.
Recreation Equipment Available:
Sector NY Fitness Center and
Each unit is fully furnished with cable
TV, private bath, a fully equipped kitchen and telephone. Parking is shared
with the Navy Lodge. Amenities include: fully equipped kitchen (dishes,
pots, pans, microwave, stove, refrigerator and coffee maker), dining table,
air conditioning, clock radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and
backyard deck with grill. Restaurants, food stores, and shopping centers
are nearby. Both units are non-smoking and pets are not allowed.
Reservations: Required. Full
payment must accompany reservation requests. Credit cards are accepted. If
you arrive prior to 4:30 PM, check in at:
204 Molony Drive
Fort Wadsworth, NY 10305
Phone: (718) 354-4407
If you arrive after 4:30 PM, check in at
215 Drum Road
Time: 3:00 PM
Time: 11:00 AM
Easiest access from Newark Airport, NJ or Interstate I-95, NJ.
Take exit 13 off the NJ Turnpike (I-95) to Gothels Bridge. Take Staten
Island Expressway (I-278) to exit 15, Lilly Pond Ave./Bay Street (last exit
before bridge). Left at end of ramp and follow Lilly Pond Ave. to next light
(Bay Street). Turn right. Entrance to the Fort is ¼ mile.
Fort Wadsworth Guest Quarters
Fort Wadsworth Living Room
Fort Wadsworth Kitchen
Fort Wadsworth Bed Room
Elizabeth City Lodging:
Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City, NC.
Located off the Albemarle Sound, Â½ mile from a small beach. 1 hour drive to
the Outer Banks and Kitty Hawk area. 1Â½ hour drive to Busch Gardens and
Water Country USA theme parks.
4, three-bedroom two-bath units, 2, two-bedroom two-bath units, 3,
one-bedroom cabins, and 14 full RV hook-up sites, beach,
boat ramp, gas, picnic area, playgrounds, fitness trail, and
Coast Guard Exchange.
Swimming, fishing, boating, and driving range.
Recreation Equipment Available:
Boat rental, camping equipment, gymnasium, and indoor pool.
All units completely furnished, including Direct TV,
and sleep up to 6 people. The cabins have one-bedroom, one loft, and screened
porches. The RV spaces have water/sewage/electric
(110v) hookups. Restrooms, laundry, and sewage dump are available. Pets
are not allowed in the mobile homes or cabins. Pets are allowed on
leash in camping area.
Required with advance payment accepted up to 90 days in advance (very busy
April-September). For reservation or other information, contact:
MWR Office, Bldg. 5
Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City
Elizabeth City, NC 27909-5000
Phone: (252) 335-6482
Fax: (252) 335-6296
Time: 1:00 PM for RV sites, 3:00 PM for Cabins and Trailers.
Time: 10:00 AM
From US 17 in Elizabeth City, NC, take NC-34 (Halstead Blvd/Weeksville Rd.)
south to the main gate of the CG Base Elizabeth City. Portsmouth, VA is 50 miles
to the north.
Elizabeth City Cabin Exterior
Elizabeth City Mobile Home
Elizabeth City Cabin Loft
Elizabeth City Cabin Kitchen
Elizabeth City Cabin Dining Nook
Elizabeth City Mobile Home
Air Station Borinquen Cottages:
Location: Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen in the town of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Season of Operation: Year round.
Description: Located on the northwest tip of the island, approximately 75 miles northwest of San Juan. This tropical island has an average temperature of 80 degrees with low amounts of rainfall. The south/central part of the island plays host to El Yunque, a beautiful rain forest, and is home to the Cordillera Mountain Range. The west coast boasts beautiful snorkeling and diving beaches while the southwest coast is noted for beautiful sand beaches and the quaint, historical city of Ponce.
Facilities: Facilities include tennis court, basketball, swimming pool, volleyball, picnic areas, playgrounds, recreational gear rentals, theater, and a Coast Guard Exchange.
Activities: Snorkeling, diving, and sight-seeing.
General Information: 33, 3-bedroom units equipped to accommodate up to 6 people. 2, 2-bedroom deluxe lighthouse cottages equipped to accommodate up to 4 people. 1, 5-bedroom house equipped to accommodate up to 13 people. 5 individual rooms with private baths equipped to accommodate up to 4 people. Each guesthouse has cable TV, range, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, dishes, utensils, linens, towels, and other household items.
Reservations: Reservations are required. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Reservations may be made by active duty families up to 60 days in advance. All others may make reservations up to 45 days in advance. Reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card or paid in full at least one week prior to the reservation date. Maximum stay is 2 weeks. Cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance of your arrival date may be made without penalty. Cancellations made 24 to 72 hours in advance of your arrival date may be assessed a $25 service fee, and cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance or a no show will be charged for one night lodging. Smoking and Pets are not allowed. For reservations or other information, contact the MWR Office at (787) 890-8492, or visit the Air Station Borinquen MWR web site.
Check-In: Time: 2:00 PM
Check-Out: Time: 11:00 AM
Place: MWR Guest House Office, La Plaza room #227
USCG Air Station Borinquen
Ramey, PR 00603
Phone: (787) 890-8492
Fax: (787) 890-8493
Driving Instructions: From San Juan Airport. Take Hwy 26 toward Bayamon/San Juan. Watch for signs for Hwy 22 toward Bayamon/Arecibo (approx. 45-60 minutes). Follow Hwy 22 until it turns into PR 2. Stay on PR 2 toward Aguadilla/Mayaguez (approx. 45 minutes). Turn right on PR 110. At end of road, turn right, make first right, then second left, and at end of street turn right again. Continue approximately 1/2 mile, make a right at Banco Popular. This will take you to the front gate.
Air Station Borinquen Lighthouse
Air Station Borinquen Cottage
Westport Lighthouse Campground and RV Park:
Location: Westport, WA. The
Westport Recreation Park is located at Grays Harbor Light. Westport is
located 20 miles south of Aberdeen, Washington, on State Highway 5A, 130
miles south of Seattle, 170 miles north of Portland, OR, and 80 miles
directly north of Astoria, OR.
Season of Operation: 1 May to
Description: Located at Grays Harbor
Lighthouse, a well maintained campground with RV hookups boasting a beach
atmosphere, near many community attractions.
Facilities: There are 5 RV
and 7 tent sites. RV sites have water, electric hook-up, freestanding barbecue
fire pit, and picnic table. Most tent sites have access to water, barbecue
grill, fire pit, and picnic table. A convenience station with toilet,
sink, and shower facilities is located within the park grounds.
Activities: Just minutes away
from swimming, fishing, hiking, charter boat fishing, boating, shopping, and
Recreation Equipment Available:
General Information: There are no
sanitary hookups. There is a dump station available. Open fires are
permitted only in the
fire and barbecue pits provided. Campers
must bring their own firewood. Camp fires are to be kept
small for cooking and enjoyable camping. Cutting down trees or
breaking off branches for firewood is strictly prohibited. Pets are allowed, but must be
kept on a leash. Owners must clean up after pets. Horses are
not allowed on the campground. The number of vehicles is limited to one
car/camper, or one vehicle with trailer per camp site. Other vehicles are
to be parked at the designated area. Authorized patrons must check in with
the Officer of the Day (OOD) at USCG Station Grays Harbor to obtain two keys
to gain access to the campground and restrooms and read and sign a Patron
Rental Agreement outlining the policies governing the campsite. The OOD
will ascertain the validity of the customer's reservation. Upon departure,
the two keys must be returned to the OOD.
Reservations: Eligibility is in
accordance with Chapter 3 of the MWR Manual. Requests for reservations will
be requested from the Base Seattle MWR Office via telephone (preferred method)
or by mail per the contact information listed below. Request should be
submitted to arrive at least two weeks prior to the requested date.
Reservations can be made as early as January for the camping season
referenced above. Requests will be
processed in the order received. Requests may be made for a specific
campsite(s), however the Base Seattle MWR Office will make all final
Coast Guard Base Seattle MWR
1519 Alaskan Way South
Seattle, WA 98134
Phone: (206) 217-6357/6359
Check-In: Time: 11:00 AM – 10:00
Check-Out: Time: By 11:00 AM
Place: Officer of the Day,
USCG Station Grays Harbor, Westport, WA
The Westport Recreation Park is located at Grays Harbor Lighthouse,
Westport, Washington. Westport is located 20 miles south of Aberdeen, WA,
and 130 miles south of Seattle, WA. From Seattle: Take I-5
southbound towards Portland. Take the US-101 North exit (Exit 104) towards
Aberdeen/Port Angeles. Merge onto US-101 N. Take WA-8 W towards
Montesano/Aberdeen. WA-8 W becomes US-12 W. US-12 W becomes US 101 N. Upon
arrival in Aberdeen, follow the directional signs to US-105 S. Upon arrival
in Westport, take a right on South Montesano Street. Continue on South
Montesano Street, go through the traffic light, and follow the road as it
bends to the left. Turn right at the next intersection, there will be
a gas station on the right. The Coast Guard base will be on your right
to register and pick up the keys. Once you have the keys to the
campground, exiting the base go left. At the 3rd stop sign, Ocean
Ave., turn right, and travel to the Westport Lighthouse on the right.
This is the entrance to the Westport Lighthouse campground.
Westport Lighthouse Camp Spot
Westport Lighthouse Beach View