MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. -- Marine Corps Community Services hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Pelican Point RV Park May 17.
The RV park has been under construction for about a year. It’s completion finalizes an MCCS effort to relocate the facility from its previous spot near the Child Development Center here.
“It was clearly in a bad place,” said Mike Largent, the director for MCCS, “You don’t want an RV park right next to a child development center. We were looking for alternatives and we ended up out here on the beautiful part of the water.”
The RV park is located on Monroe Drive, just off of Roosevelt Blvd. and overlooks Slocum Creek. It features 30 concrete pads with full site hook-ups, shower and restroom facilities, a coin-operated laundry, a lounge, vending machines and a staffed office. Patrons who don’t own an RV, can rent one.
The park is open to authorized air station patrons who want to come out and enjoy what Pelican Point has to offer. Patrons can stay for as long as 30 days.
The park will also offer tent camping sites beginning in July for Marines and their families, said Largent.
“The opportunity the RV park is going to give Cherry Point and the Marines and families here is just great,” said Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Pangborn, the air station sergeant major. “They can come here, they are on base, they’re safe and they have all the amenities they could possibly need.”
Pangborn said he and his family enjoy the water, so having the park near the river is a plus.
“Anytime we can have a spot where we can go do a water sport, we are all for it,” Pangborn said.