"Live Ammunition" Sneads Ferry Warnings Or Dangers Tip by grandmaR

Sneads Ferry Warnings and Dangers: 2 reviews and 10 photos

  Warning sign and guard tower
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  • Warning sign and guard tower - Sneads Ferry
      Warning sign and guard tower
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  • Warning Sign on Camp Lejeune - Sneads Ferry
      Warning Sign on Camp Lejeune
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  • Empty Guard Tower - Sneads Ferry
      Empty Guard Tower
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  • Disabled equipment? - Sneads Ferry
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  • Official looking boat - Sneads Ferry
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Just north of Snead's Ferry the ICW crosses Camp Lejeune. When the marines are doing exercises, they sometimes use live ammunition in the vicinity of the ICW and at that time the ICW is closed - usually this just lasts a few hours.

There are warning signs at each end of the area(pictured), and you can tune to the 530 AM radio or call the Coast Guard to see if there is going to be an exercise going on. Not all exercises involve live ammunition, and not all the live ammunition exercises are in the vicinity of the ICW. The guard towers also fly big red flags if there is live ammunition.

This sign says "STOP DO NOT PROCEED WHEN FLASHING - Live Firing in Progress When Flashing - Tune to AM 530"

The website says: "Camp Lejeune occupies 170 square miles, (111,000 acres), including 14 miles of beach front along the Atlantic Ocean. With 54 live firing ranges, 15 major training/maneuvering areas subdivided into 56 individual training and maneuvering sections with 34 gun positions, 23 tactical landing zones, 26 administrative landing zones, 12 parachute drop zones and a "Military Operations in Urban Terrain" or MOUT training complex.

"Camp Lejeune has more than 400 miles of roadways, 50 miles of sidewalks, 50 miles of railroads and 6800 buildings, to support it's approximately 123,500 Marines and Sailors. It is Onslow County's largest employer with approximately 4,700 civilian employees."

There are six major Marine Corps commands and two Navy commands aboard Camp Lejeune. Camp Lejeune is truly the
"Home of Expeditionary Forces in Readiness"

othercontact: http://www.lejeune.usmc.mil/mcb/
Phone: Base Tour 451-7426

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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