Blakeslee Air Force Recreation Area
When you make Blakeslee Air Force Recreation Area (BAFRA) your coastal vacation destination, you’ll discover the perfect setting for you to relax and reconnect with family and friends. Located within an easy 30-minute drive from Historic Wilmington, Kure Beach is steeped in history and natural beauty. Vacationers delight in the best of both worlds—the charm and serenity of a small seaside town with an abundance of activities. It’s no surprise that BAFRA has been called “the military’s best kept secret.” Offering cottages, lodge rooms, recreational vehicle sites and tent camping, Blakeslee AFRA is designed for the enjoyment of military members, their families, retirees and all other authorized DoD customers.
Here at Blakeslee, it's our goal to ensure that your stay is the very best it can be. We aim to ensure that you have the best accommodations, service, and convenience during your time with us. We offer many amenities including:
Equipment Rental Center
Coin Operated Washers & Dryers
- Free Wi-Fi
- Laundry Facilities
Shallow Draft Boat Launch
- Smoke Free Facilities
Eligibility & Use
Find the reservation priority and eligibility and use forms here.
"In accordance with DoDDM5100.76 DAFMAN31-101V2 and SJAFB FPP, open and concealed carry of Privately Owned Firearms (POFs) is prohibited (credentialed LEOSA personnel are exempt). Registration of POFs is required. Please see Check In Desk for POFs registration process and requirements."
LEOSA: Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act
Veteran's Day Than ...Blakeslee
Veteran's Day Thank You CelebrationBlakeslee
"Honoring those who served"
A FREE appreciation event for veterans and their families. Come join us for music, games, vendors and more!