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Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay: In-Depth Welcome Center
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay: In-Depth Welcome CenterNaval Submarine Base Kings Bay: In-Depth Welcome Center

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay: In-Depth Welcome Center

Introduction

Welcome to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay – the east coast home to the Ohio-class fleet, ballistic missile, and guided missile submarines! It is unique in that it’s the only naval base in the Atlantic fleet that is capable of supporting the Trident II missile.

The base is nestled near the North River in southeastern Georgia and less than 40 miles from Jacksonville, Florida. Naval Submarine Base Kings Base boasts an economic impact of nearly $1.2 billion to the local economy. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay occupies about 16,000 acres, of which 4,000 are protected wetlands, and employs approximately 9,000 active-duty, civilian, and contract personnel.

Continue reading for an in-depth guide to aid you in your transition to living and working on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

Where Is Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay?

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Address
1063 USS Tennessee Ave.
NSB Kings Bay, GA 31547
Phone: 1 (912) 573-2020

NSB Kings Bay Map

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Directions

What Amtrak Station Is Closest to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay?

The nearest Amtrak stop to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is across state lines in Jacksonville, roughly 38 miles away. You could take a Greyhound bus from Jacksonville to easily connect to most major cities in Florida, Georgia, and along the east coast.   

Flights to Jacksonville, FL

The closest airport to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is Jacksonville International Airport. There are seven airlines to choose from with direct or connecting flights to popular destinations across the nation. It’s one of the busiest airports in the South, serving nearly five million passengers each year.

Driving Directions From Jacksonville International Airport

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is approximately 30 miles from Jacksonville International Airport.

  1. Follow signs for Interstate 95 North.
  2. Continue for 19 miles.
  3. Take Exit 1 for St. Marys Road.
  4. Follow signs for St. Marys/Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Transportation Office

The Household Goods and Inbound Transportation Office is open 0800 to 1530 from Monday through Friday, and it is closed on weekends and holidays. The office is located in nearby Jacksonville.

NSB Kings Bay Household Goods and Inbound Transportation Office
Yorktown Avenue
Bldg. 110
Jacksonville, FL 32212
Phone: 1 (904) 546-6130

Entering Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay and Base Amenities

Entering Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay

Before you can enter Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, you must ensure you have a DOD-issued identification. Otherwise, you will be subject to a background check or may need to contact your sponsor. Click here to learn more about the base and the entry requirements.

Check-In Procedures for Incoming Personnel

All Sailors reporting for in-processing at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay will need to check in with their assigned command’s administration office upon arrival. The local admins on base will take care of your requirements and any pay entitlements and assist with getting you to the right place.

Kings Bay Naval Base Visitor Center

The NSB Kings Bay Fleet and Family Support Center supports active-duty personnel and their family members with programs and services uniquely designed to make life more enjoyable. The Kings Bay Naval Base Visitor Center is open 0800 to 1630 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and 0900 to 1630 on Thursday.

Kings Bay Naval Base Visitor Center
Fleet and Family Support Center
920 USS James Madison Road
Bldg. 1051
NSB Kings Bay, GA 31547
Phone: 1 (912) 573-4512

NSB Kings Bay ID Card Office

The Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay ID card office includes ID/CAC Card and DEERS processing. The Pass and ID office is open from 0730 to 1530 Monday through Friday, though COVID-19 may affect these hours. Make an appointment here.

NSB Kings Bay Pass and ID Office
922 USS James Madison Road
Bldg. 1052
NSB Kings Bay, GA 31547
Phone: 1 (912) 573-4519

NSB Kings Bay Pass and ID Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0730 to 1530

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Gate Hours

There are several gates that provide access to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, three of which are available for military and official personnel only, as noted below.

  • Stimson Gate – Open 0500 to 1830 Monday through Thursday. The gate opens at 0500 on Friday and stays open 24/7 throughout the weekend. Open to military and official personnel only.
  • Franklin Gate – Open 24/7 Monday through Thursday and 0500 to 1800 Friday. Closed on weekends and holidays. Open to military and official personnel only.
  • Madison Gate – Open 24/7 to military and official personnel only.
  • Jackson Gate – Open 24/7.
  • St. Marys Gate – Closed until further notice.

NSB Kings Bay Commissary

The NSB Kings Bay Commissary is the place to get your groceries and save money while doing it. You’ll find the standard amenities as well as special orders for produce trays, sushi, and more.

NSB Kings Bay Commissary
1290 USS Daniel Boone Ave.
NSB Kings Bay, GA 31547
Phone: 1 (912) 573-3310

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Commissary Hours

  • Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday – 0900 to 1800
  • Thursday – 0900 to 1900
  • Saturday – 0900 to 2000
  • Sunday – 1000 to 1700

Navy Exchange: Kings Bay

The Navy Exchange Kings Bay Base, GA, is where you want to go to find discounts on the latest electronics, pick up new uniforms, or do some holiday shopping. They have everything you need and things you didn’t even know you needed. Hours for services outside the Navy Exchange Kings Bay base, GA, may vary.

Navy Exchange Kings Bay Base GA
1219 USS Daniel Boone Ave.
Bldg. 1029
NSB Kings Bay, GA 31547
Phone: 1 (912) 882-6098

Navy Exchange Kings Bay Hours

  • Monday – 1000 to 1600
  • Tuesday through Friday – 0900 to 1800
  • Saturday – 0900 to 1700
  • Sunday – 1000 to 1700

There is one barber shop on base in the main Navy Exchange. Call for an appointment or visit during business hours to see if they’re available for a walk-in.

NSB Kings Bay Barber Shop

1219 USS Daniel Boone Ave.
Bldg. 1029
NSB Kings Bay, GA 31547
Phone: 1 (912) 882-6228
Hours:

  • Monday – 0730 to 1600
  • Tuesday through Friday – 0730 to 1800
  • Saturday – 0830 to 1700
  • Sunday – 0930 to 1700

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Post Office

Post Office

You’ll find the NSB Kings Bay post office located behind the Navy Exchange Autoport. The post office is open from 0900 to 1600 Monday through Friday and is closed on weekends and federal holidays.

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Post Office
1360 USS Simon Bolivar Road
NSB Kings Bay, GA 31547
Phone: 1 (912) 882-5199

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Finance Office

The Fleet and Family Support Center provides financial counseling to active-duty personnel, their families, and retired service members who request it. There are also workshops available that cover basic money management, investing, home buying, credit card management, and more. Call for more information.

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Finance Office
920 USS James Madison
Bldg. 1051
NSB Kings Bay, GA 31547
Phone: 1 (912) 573-9783
Hours: Call for hours of operation.

The Navy legal office Kings Bay, GA, provides legal assistance to military personnel and their families. You’ll find the Navy legal office Kings Bay, GA, behind the Fleet and Family Support Center. The Kings Bay legal office can provide legal advice by appointment only. POAs and notary services are provided on a walk-in basis during normal working hours. Call ahead to ensure availability at the Navy legal office Kings Bay, GA.

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Legal Office
922 USS James Madison
Bldg. 1052
NSB Kings Bay, GA 31547
Phone: 1 (912) 573-3935

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Legal Office Hours

  • Monday through Thursday – 0800 to 1530
  • Friday – 0800 to 1430

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Library

bookshelves in a library

The Navy MWR Digital Library is always open. From there, you can check out ebooks, newspapers, journals, or magazines and request tutoring or take practice exams for college-level examination programs.

In addition, Kings Bay provides an afloat library. There are collections of print and audiovisual materials to borrow. The afloat library also gets monthly shipments of new materials, including paperbacks. Kings Bay even offers a children’s library at the Children’s Recreation Activities Building, a.k.a. the CRAB.

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Library
918 USS James Madison
Bldg. 1066
NSB Kings Bay, GA 31547
Phone: 1 (912) 573-1303

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Hotels Nearby

Whether you are on orders into or out of Kings Bay or just visiting the base, you will find a great rate and wonderful accommodations at the Navy Lodge Kings Bay. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast, pet-friendly rooms, business services, access to a swimming pool on base, and connecting rooms for families traveling together.

Navy Lodge Kings Bay
1290 USS Jackson
Bldg. 158
NSB Kings Bay, GA 31547
Phone: 1 (912) 319-5919

Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s NSB Kings Bay Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Download MyBaseGuide’s NSB Kings Bay Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Where Should I Live Near Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay?

housing row

If you’re hoping to live on Kings Bay, check out the on-base housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base.

Major Cities Near Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay

The closest major cities to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay are St. Marys, GA, and Jacksonville, FL. There are also a number of small towns nearby where many military and civilian personnel choose to live.

Best Places To Live Near Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay

St. Marys, GA

St. Marys is on the southern border of Camden County on the river that bears its name. The city is close to the Florida border and is the closest city to NSB Kings Bay, GA. The city boasts a population of just over 18,000. The quaint community is great for military and civilian personnel looking for a short commute to work.

Housing is relatively affordable and falls right around the national average. The average monthly rent for the city is $1,025, and the mortgages run around $1,400 for homeowners. You’ll find plenty of opportunities to meet your neighbors at one of the many parks and fishing spots in the area, like St. Marys Waterfront Park, where you can watch the shrimp boats come in.

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, with almost a million residents. If you look up the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay address, you’ll find that this major city is less than 40 miles away. Jacksonville’s military connection extends beyond NSB Kings Bay, GA, as it’s connected to the city namesake of Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Housing is relatively affordable in the area, and there’s generally plenty to choose from, although housing shortages have been cropping up around the nation recently.

Make the most of living in or near this large city by taking the opportunity to visit its well-known attractions, like the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, or catch the Jacksonville Jaguars during football season. Of course, you can’t visit Florida without considering going to one of the state’s many theme parks or beautiful beaches.

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Schools

school hallway with teal lockers

NSB Kings Bay is served by the Camden County School System. There are no schools on base, but there are great options near base. The district has nine elementary schools, two middle schools, one regional high school, and one school for exceptional students.

Military personnel from NSB Kings Bay regularly lend their expertise to the Camden County School System from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Adopt-a-School program allows active-duty members to serve as tutors, install equipment, maintain various parts of school infrastructure, and provide guidance at school events.

The on-base school liaison officer is available to assist military families with transitioning to and from NSB Kings Bay. For assistance, call 1 (912) 573-8986.

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Weather

beach dunes

The area near NSB Kings Bay is known for having warm temperatures year-round and very mild winters. Expect the summer months to be hot and humid. Summer extends beyond June, July, and August in this area. It’ll feel like summer until nearly Thanksgiving, when the temps start to cool off a bit. Winters are pleasant, with mild temps and wet weather. Take advantage of the near-constant sunny days by enjoying time at the river or the nearby parks and beaches.

Things To Do Near Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay

fishing pole over a lake

Living near Florida gives you a great opportunity to take advantage of plenty of annual events, like the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, theme parks, and outdoor activities like fishing, paddling, hiking, boating, sunbathing, swimming, and surfing at the nearby beaches.

The areas near Kings Bay and across state lines in Jacksonville have tons of fantastic restaurants, places to watch live music, professional and collegiate sports, and other special events.

Be sure to check out our full things to do and restaurant guides for a more detailed breakdown.

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Conclusion

Enjoy the great outdoors and tons of sunshine while stationed at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay and living in Georgia near the Florida border. St. Marys and nearby Jacksonville have so much to offer military and civilian personnel attached to NSB Kings Bay. Being connected to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay gives you the chance to train at a state-of-the-art facility that’s home to the Atlantic Fleet’s Trident II Submarines while living in a very desirable area. It’s the best of both worlds!

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