Welcome to Kings Bay, y’all! Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is situated on 16,900 acres in Camden County Georgia just north of the Florida border near Interstate 95. The installation is home to Ohio-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile (SSBN) and two re-configured guided missile (SSGN) submarines and only 30 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport. Nearby, you will find a variety of places to live, shop, recreate, learn, explore and play. Friendly people, superb amenities and more are just a few of the reasons why people chose to serve here, many for follow-on tours, or to retire here. The cost of living is reasonable compared with many duty stations, which adds to the attractiveness of the area.
Off base, you can visit historic sites; local, state, regional and national parks and preserves; tourist attractions; and points of interest all along the Georgia and Florida coast or inland. You can explore shops, restaurants and points of interest in St. Marys — the gateway to Cumberland Island — and Kingsland. In less than an hour, you can reach beaches, malls and a multitude of services and amenities in Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, Brunswick and St. Simons Island. Area residents and visitors boast about the fresh and saltwater fishing.
On base, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) offers a variety of programs and services for single or unaccompanied Sailors, Marines and families, including computer gaming areas, programs, trips, a golf course, bowling center, special events and much more. MWR is a customer-driven organization that prides itself in offering new program ideas in innovative ways to improve the entertainment, recreation and fitness opportunities of the new generation of military members, their families, retirees, civilians, and other authorized patrons.