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Engineer Beach RV Park
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Feb. 12-16, 2015
We came down 231 from Troy and our GPS wanted to take us in to Fort Rucker on a closed road so be careful with your GPS. The staff was very nice and really wanted us to be happy! This Campground is very secluded in nature and very quiet with the exception of aircraft from time to time. TV reception with our standard RV antenna was slightly broken up from time to time. There are very strict rules here and they are apparently enforced… “Thank Goodness”… because the place is absolutely beautiful, clean, quiet and very well maintained! They have a clean after yourself rule here to include squeegeeing after you use the public shower and I suggest that you follow these rules because the grounds are equipped with video cameras so if you decide to leave a mess then smile you are being filmed and you will be asked to leave! The lots are very roomy, level and with trees as mentioned beautiful place. This place is great both for the elderly (like us) to relax and also for the young family because there are picnic grounds with playgrounds and beach nearby (driving distance not walking distance). The Commissary & Class 6 is well stocked but the PX was a little on the lean side, we were surprised that it is so small. We found Fort Rucker, Dothan and Ozark to be very nice and clean but outside of these we were discouraged with the roadside litter outside of Fort Rucker. The people in this area seem to be very nice, both on post and off post.
24-25 Nov. 14
Real nice place, nice pads, level and clean. Bath house and Laundry were real nice and clean. Outdoor rec. people were nice and helpful. Everything on post was easy to find, we will stay here again but only longer next time.
Sept 11 - 13, 2014
We enjoyed our stay in this campground. The site had a nice concrete pad and the campground was very nice. All of the people we interacted with were very friendly. Our GPS did not work with the coordinates, it brought us to a gate that isn't listed. If in the area again, we would definitely stay here.
May 13, 2013
D.B. left this review using the Directory software: - Did not stay at campground but did visit. Beautiful scenery and lake. Grounds clean and quiet. Next time we are in the area we will stay.
March 24, 2013
T.L. left this review using the Directory software: - The present directions are quite confusing. (Ed note: the directions have been updated). Otherwise The campground was a pleasant experience.
December 26-27, 2012
What a wonderful place! Sites were great, lake looks wonderful, laundry and restrooms clean, and everything was close by! Wi-fi was weak, good water pressure, and the base was convenient.
Oct 7, 2012
A hidden jewel. The camp boss are wonderful, very friendly and helpful. This camp is peaceful, average size and sitting on a beautiful lake. The fire ring already had wood for a fire, the site was cement and very level. Only here one night but will surely return next year on our way to Florida.
May 23, 2012
W.B. left this review using the Directory software: - The previous positive comments still hold true. The revitalized campground is very nice and big rig friendly. NOTE: They moved the office! You now check in at the marina. They just had the grand opening last weekend of their brand new office/store. They are just getting the store together, but they have fishing gear and snacks so far. Great folks, too.
9 May 2012
The RV Park is a away from main base, nothing in walking distance. It's on the lake and nice and quiet. The whole place had been upgraded since our last visit. Sign in is now at the marina and the camp is a few miles down the road. Lots of open spaces when we were there, reservations weren't needed. All roads have been paved along with most sites. I have a little rig and only need electric when I stop for the night. There isn't full hook up but a dump station. WiFi wasn't up yet. Antenna TV OK. Still I couldn't get the cheaper rustic areas, they are saved for longer stays. The new bath house was finished, neat and clean, two big open showers on both sides. There was a laundry and club house but they had combo locks. We were only there a night and the office didn't give us a combo. If we were staying longer we would have asked the Camp Boss. Another little quirk, Camp Boss doesn't sound as friendly as Camp Host but that's what they call it. The pictures on this site are older pictures and not of the new bath house or paved roads. Still you get the idea of what a nice quite area it is.
W.A. left this review using the Directory software: - This is a great campground. We stayed here in a 5th wheel the new sites are big. They didn't install sewers that's a shame this still is a great place. I was stationed here some forty years ago. The museum was the nicest I've been too. The bath house was GI clean
June 6-8th 2011
J.H. left this review using the Directory software: This was a very relaxing nice campground. Enjoyed going through the museum and seeing the giant spider crane etc that my husband spoke about. The bathhouses were very clean also, They are 70's 80's bathhouses ~~~BUT WAIT they are in the process of constructing the new ones now. Thanks for a pleasant visit..We will be back!
May 15-16, 2011
H.B. left this review using the Directory software: This camp has been rebuilt top to bottom , paved roads ,new sites, wify coming soon , new bath house almost finished.
June 20 & 21 2011
The road to the campground is now paved as well as the campsites themselves. They are building a new bath house/laundry and it looks like it's almost complete. Verizon cell phone worked well. Verizon aircard also worked well, though I use an amp and external antennae so I'm not sure how it would be with a plain aircard. Overall a decent campground with plenty to do.
21 October 2010
Arrived at the office after big detour due to oil spill on base. Thankfully, MP's escorted us to Lake Tholloco roadway. Young lady at the office assigned us a site but upon arriving there was told not to take it as they were cutting trees there for the next few days. Took the site adjacent to it with no problems and had a nice view of the lake. Unable to get satellite reception but did get over air channels. Last few miles into the campground is gravel and was very dusty resulting in a very dirty motorhome but we were allowed to wash vehicles at our site. Camp host states that they are trying to get the road paved. Nice peaceful stay as helicopter noise didn't bother us at all. Would come again. Dump station is not far and didn't need it until leaving as we only stayed 4 days.
20 Oct 2010
I have stayed at this campground several times and enjoyed the experience. However, on the last occasion the campsites which have easy to get satellite signals were occupied by rental trailers which did not even use satellite. I believe this was very short sighted of the decision making for rental trailers. My wife does not like to fish so the TV is her only recreation while we stay there and off the air TV is very limited. Other than that I really like the area. Since I never stay beyond 1 black water tank lack of sewer is not a problem.
2 July 2010
I live in the area and have stayed here a number of times. The big turn-off to most is the lack of sewer (oh well) and the sad shape of the bathrooms. I was out on a drive lately and went down to the campground. I am happy to report it appears they are building a new, modern bathroom facility. It is large enough that it may even have a small laundry area? but I don't know for sure. The steel frame skeleton was being erected the day I was there. It is three times the size of the old one. More to follow.
Dec. 8 - 9, 2009
J.O. left this review using the Directory software: We enjoyed our stay at the RV park. Out side of the whirlybirds during the day it was very peaceful and quiet.
November 4, 2009
On Wednesday, November 4th, 2009, my wife and I drove our car up to Ft. Rucker from Panama City Beach. Primary mission was to visit the audiology clinic. Secondary mission was to check out the Engineer Beach camp site. We did not stop at the office or check the bathroom facilities. The June 2008 review was right on: 1. The cost is not in line with other campsites because there is no sewer hookup. 2. The last 2 (appx) miles of the road is gravel, full of holes and dusty. 3. I used Microsoft Streets and Trips to find it. Very few of the roads are labeled in that program. However, the directions given on how to get there from the Daleville Gate are quite good. All of the streets are well marked - just keep your eyes open. 4. The site is a long way from anything else on the base. However, the PX,commissary and class 6 stores are well stocked! Also the day we were there, fuel (gas) was about 4 cents cheaper than outside. This was surprising because the fuel at Tyndall AFB runs about a penny MORE than outside! At least it was the last time we were there. 5. The lake front by the site is off limits, but I wouldn't want to swim there anyway. I know this review is a "slam dunk", but with so many other sites that are better, I know I will not be camping there.
June 2008- July 2008, and then a weekend in Nov. 2
The cost of the campground is okay, it would be much better if there was sewer hook up. The camp boss and his wife are amazing, and made the stay much more pleasurable!! The bathrooms were very clean and the camp boss and his wife made sure it was not just cleaned, but properly sanitized, I was impressed. The dirt/gravel road is a nightmare if you like a clean car. The campground is a bit confusing to find, and unless you know it area, it's very hard to find the commissary and px- the campground is located on a very beautiful lake with a beach/water park close by. My children loved the beach, but you have to drive to the beach. The water around the campground is off limits. The rustic spots are priced just right, but the new spots are priced far to high, esp. compared to other campgrounds around, Fort Benning has amazing sites, with cable, phone, water, sewage, and a swimming pool, for the same price as only water and elec. at Lake Tholocco- something doesn't seem right about that. The price needs to be adjusted! There are a ton of pilots that live there, so they take up the rustic spots, which means you are most likely going to have to go to the "modern" site and pay a lot more for a cement pad.
November 21 and 22, 2008
I found this to be a nice campground. The bathrooms and showers are old, but very clean. I did not go anywhere on base, so cannot comment on anything there. I did enter the GPS coordinates and had a hard time finding. Changed it to Johnson Rd. (anywhere) at Ft. Rucker and it got me to the main gate sort of. If you turn off US 84 onto state 85, it will take you right to the main gate. From there, straight ahead until you come to signs that will take you right to the RV Park and the Outdoor Rec. office. After I got into my site, #4, I entered the GPS coordinates again and it said I had 9.8 miles to go and showed the destination on the other side of the lake. Staff was friendly.