I am interested in trying to get the complex reopened. Would like some feed back on RVers and vacationers, who have been to Dauphin Island or would like to see it open again. It was the only recreational complex in AL. for our veterans, retirees and active. Thanks
From all indications, the USCG intends to close this facility due to lack of funding or lack of interest among authorized users. What is the extent of the damage? Is labor costs or materials costs greater. Why can't Navy CB's or Army/NG engineers used the facility as a vertical construction training project. A board assembled by the USCG from volunteers from all service branches, including retirees could oversee the re-opening of this very beneficial facility. Come on USCG, get offf dead center and get folks involved in helping out....
I am in the process of working with the chief of planning and property on whatI can do to get it reopened. The cottages are not worth keeping and would cost too much to repair. The bath house is no longer there and neither is the exchange. There is a lot of work that needs to be done to get it up and running. I am working on it and it would help if you would contact your local MWR and let them know your interest. I wish I had the chief's email so you could contact him personnally. Just know I am working on it and will keep you up to date on the progress. My husband and I are both retired Coast Guard and really want to open up a place on DI. Thank you for all your interest and help. If we get it, I will be putting together a volunteer weekend to help it get up and running. Stay tune for more details.
Didn't they also have RV spaces at the rec area? I know they had tent camping, and I think they had some RV spaces with some regular snowbirds staying all winter, just driving out the gate and back to reregister for a new lot nr ever thirty or ninety days to keep it legal. It wouldn't take much to get RV spaces up and running and maybe that could partially finance the rest.
okay from someone who knows first hand. AKA I’m station on the island. All the buildings has been torn down the only thing standing this the newer 2 story building. There is no running water, no sewer, on power. no hope of ever getting the property to ever be opened ever again. They have sent people down to look at the property but nothing has ever come of it. They used it during the oil spill at a staging platform for BP other than that it's about a 1.5 million dollar piece of beach front property the coast guard owns and is doing nothing with. I wish they would open it back even if nothing to just park RV's on. or a place to fish or hangout on the beach. It would have been a great morale place for the CG members of Mobile and Military family. The City of dauphin island has only 1 public access to the beach and it is always crowded it would have been nice all those summers to have a facility to use for us.