Hours of Operation

WINTER Hours: Nov - Apr
  • Office: Mon, Thu, Fri &
    Sat: 10 am - 4 pm
    Closed for Mail pick-up 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Closed Sun, Tue & Wed
SUMMER Hours: May - Oct
  • Office: Mon, Thu, Fri
    & Sat: 9 am - 4 pm
    Closed for Mail pick-up 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Closed Sundays
  • Check-ins are not permitted
    after 8 pm. Installation access restricted after 6 pm.
    Overnight RV rest area:
    parking lot south of The Tides
    club on SR A1A.
    Family Campground: 321-494-4787
  • ODR main facility: 321-494-2042
    Email: pafb.famcamp@gmail.com

Campground Rules

Campground Map

Military Campgrounds

Manatee Cove Family Campground

Family Campground


Located directly along the historic Banana River, the campground currently has 156 full-service sites with 30/50 amp capability, ten primitive camping sites, two laundry and shower facilities, a 24-hour community center and a private beach. Placement is on a first-come, first-served basis with the exception of active duty personnel. Potential guests are highly encouraged to call ahead and inquire about availability during the months of November thru February when the campground traditionally maintains close to full capacity. For detailed information about the campgroundā€™s policies, amenities, programs and services, please refer to the brochure specific to this facility.

The Manatee Cove Family Campground proudly serves all military and Department of Defense ID cardholders. Please be advised, priority placement is given to active duty and family members and to retirees who have served 20 or more years in the Service. Reservations are available for active duty personnel and will be accepted not less than 30 days in advance. All others will be placed on a first-come, first-served basis.

GUEST RATES May thru Oct Nov thru Apr
Riverfront Sites (#2 thru #19
Daily $30 $30
Monthly (30 days) $810 $810
Standard Sites
Daily $22 $24
Monthly (30 days) $595 $650
Tent Sites
Daily $10 n/a


Please review the guest rules prior to arrival. Manatee Cove Family Campground Rules. Prior to check-in please have a copy of your current vehicle registration, proof of insurance and if you have pets, it is mandatory to have a valid current rabies certificate. Please note we have a maximum two pet policy.


Patrick AFB Commercial Truck Gate Hours
Mon - Fri, 6 am - 5 pm; open by request: 5 - 10 pm
Sat, 8 am - 12 pm
Sun, Closed Call Security Forces at (321) 494-2008 to request an opening after operating hours.


Valued Guests,
Thank you for your patronage in the Manatee Cove Campground. The maximum length of uninterrupted stay in the campground shall be 170 days. Guests shall then vacate the campground for a minimum period of 48 hours. The campground may not be used to establish residency in the State of Florida. Return to the campground shall be based on site availability with the exception of active duty personnel who shall be placed back into the campground upon request. This change enables Outdoor Recreation to be compliant with State residency mandates and Air Force policy. Guests are reminded the Chevron Park parking lot is an approved overnight rest area and is not permitted for use as an overflow area for the campground. Active duty personnel shall provide a minimum of 30 days advance notice for reservations. We highly encourage more advance notice when possible to ensure placement in the campground when desired. Other guests will not be directed to leave the campground to accommodate an active duty member.

Thank you for you business and we look forward to serving you and your family in the future.