Engineer Beach RV Park

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Location

Installation
Fort Rucker, Dothan, AL
GPS Coordinates
31.40861, -85.71611
Location Information
Fort Rucker, AL

Directions

Directions
Fort Rucker is about 25 miles west of Dothan, AL. ---- FROM DALEVILL GATE: To enter thru Daleville Gate take US-84 to US-85(3rd Ave) north to gate then follow 3rd Ave to sign for Lake Tholocca (follow to merge with Andrews Ave) then left on Christian Rd then right on Johnston Rd for 2.2 miles turn right just before Outdoor Recreation sign toward marina to Bldg. 24235 to check into campground. ---- FRO OZARK GATE: From Ozark, AL take Andrews Ave (Rt-249/US-85) thru gate then right on Whitaker then right on Christian Rd then right on Johnston Rd, then follow Follow Johnston 2.2 miles (past Outdoor Recreation). Lake Lodging office is at Building 24235. Turn right before Outdoor Recreation at the Marina. ---- FROM ENTERPRISE GATE: Through Enterprise Gate come in on Andrews Ave. Turn left on Lowe Field Rd. Turn right on Traffic Minder Rd. Turn right on Christian Rd, then left on Johnson Rd. Follow Johnston 2.2 miles (past Outdoor Recreation). Lake Lodging office is at Building 24235. Turn right before Outdoor Recreation at the Marina. ---- FROM SHELLFIELD GATE: Through Shellfield Gate, come in on Christian rd. Turn left onto Johnston Rd then follow Johnston 2.2 miles (past Outdoor Recreation). Lake Lodging office is at Building 24235. Turn right before Outdoor Recreation at the Marina.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(334) 255-4234
Mailing Address
Lake Tholocco Lodging, Bldg 24207 Johnston Road, Fort Rucker, AL 36362

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, Retired, Reserves, 100% DAV, DoD Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Accepted up to 6 months in advance. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy for campsite reservations: reservations must be canceled 48 hours before the arrival date to avoid incurring one-night charge.
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
Dump is available. Rustic sites are rented in 60 or 90 day periods.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Discounts
Golden Age/Access and America the Beatiful cards are 1/3 off of posted rates.
Facilities
New Bathhouse, which includes shower & restroom facilities as well as a Rec Room and Laundry Facility added in 2011.
Amenities
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Diesel
  • Swimming
  • Snack Bar

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Camper (Rustic)
18
W/15,20,50A
$7
N/A
N/A
Camper (Modern)
30
W/15,30,50A
$18
N/A
N/A

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Weather Information

The Outdoor Recreation program includes recreational vehicle campsites, picnic areas, lakes, a skeet range, paintball range, equipment issue center, boat rental, swimming enhancements, lake cottages, hunting, and fishing.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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Beachgrammy53 Reviewed by Beachgrammy53 December 31, 2012
Last updated: December 31, 2012
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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.

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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.
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DoctorB Reviewed by DoctorB October 06, 2012
Last updated: October 07, 2012
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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johnsonwj Reviewed by johnsonwj May 12, 2012
Last updated: May 13, 2012
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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.

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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
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October 2011

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

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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!
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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!

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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.
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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.

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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.
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bobchildre Reviewed by bobchildre June 20, 2011
Last updated: June 20, 2011
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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.

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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.
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robert  fournier Reviewed by robert fournier November 27, 2010
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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.

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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.
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dnsmith Reviewed by dnsmith October 24, 2010
Last updated: October 25, 2010
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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.

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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.
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sudiki Reviewed by sudiki July 04, 2010
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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.

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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.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy December 18, 2009
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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.

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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.
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uncleal Reviewed by uncleal November 08, 2009
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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.

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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.
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mistycat75 Reviewed by mistycat75 January 20, 2009
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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.

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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.
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h2otraveler Reviewed by h2otraveler November 21, 2008
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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.

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Park Staff helpful and accommodated last minute Labor Day Weekend booking that we wanted as I had to evacuate LA for Hurricane Gustav. We enjoyed Scenic Site 7 on outside of loop. Could have stood a little forest debris cleanup, but was right up against woods so some natural debris is acceptable to me. Campground never filled, staff thinks due to no sewer hookups and has availability year round for this reason. Nice to have concrete pad and 50 AMPs. I thought I parked pretty well but was too close to Shepherds Crook Light Pole to easily use awning - my fault or theirs? Dump station was fine. Bathhouse was clean but dated and concrete shower floor paint was very worn. We don't usually use the "facilities" and for a short no more than one black tank full visit worked out very well for us. Never met the "Camp Boss".
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RRman Reviewed by RRman September 04, 2008
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30 Aug - 2 Sep 2008

Park Staff helpful and accommodated last minute Labor Day Weekend booking that we wanted as I had to evacuate LA for Hurricane Gustav. We enjoyed Scenic Site 7 on outside of loop. Could have stood a little forest debris cleanup, but was right up against woods so some natural debris is acceptable to me. Campground never filled, staff thinks due to no sewer hookups and has availability year round for this reason. Nice to have concrete pad and 50 AMPs. I thought I parked pretty well but was too close to Shepherds Crook Light Pole to easily use awning - my fault or theirs? Dump station was fine. Bathhouse was clean but dated and concrete shower floor paint was very worn. We don't usually use the "facilities" and for a short no more than one black tank full visit worked out very well for us. Never met the "Camp Boss".

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We enjoyed Lake Tholocco and our camping experience. We stayed in number 24, one of the new modern sites. Our campsite needed much attention. We carry a weed eater and a blower in our Class A Monoco LaPalma so cleaning up the site wasn't a problem for us, however, it should have been done by whoever was in charge of grounds. Some of the long termers allowed their animals to roam the campground so we had to be careful where we stepped. Our little poodles came face to face with three large golden retrievers on more than one occasion while we walked them on a leash. We loved the fact that they take "golden access passes". It made our week stay very reasonable especially if one was on a fixed pension. We live less then 50 miles from Fort Rucker and had hopes this might be our next "Tyndell Fam Camp". We are not fully retired yet and because of that it gets harder and harder to find a spot during the winter months within our time frame. The helicopters flying at night are much quieter then the raptor which is a great plus. You can still talk when one flies overhead. LOL This place has so much potential to be a great place to camp if they would build a modern laundry and restroom/shower facility to go along with their modern sites, a recreation center to meet other campers and pave the road to the RV park. I just don't understand why they didn't put sewer and cable in when they built these new modern sites. The pavement stops after passing the entrance to the "new" lodging cabins. Hey Rucker lots of us RVER's on the road today looking for a good place to camp. Tyndall Fam Camp is the money maker for all of MWR. Why not give TYNDALL AFB fam camp a run for their money and draw people from all over this nation to Rucker? The #1 action to take.... remove "CAMP BOSS" and replace it with "CAMP HOST" Have a great day!
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4.3
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
Marybell Reviewed by Marybell August 10, 2008
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July 25 to August 1, 2008

We enjoyed Lake Tholocco and our camping experience. We stayed in number 24, one of the new modern sites. Our campsite needed much attention. We carry a weed eater and a blower in our Class A Monoco LaPalma so cleaning up the site wasn't a problem for us, however, it should have been done by whoever was in charge of grounds. Some of the long termers allowed their animals to roam the campground so we had to be careful where we stepped. Our little poodles came face to face with three large golden retrievers on more than one occasion while we walked them on a leash. We loved the fact that they take "golden access passes". It made our week stay very reasonable especially if one was on a fixed pension. We live less then 50 miles from Fort Rucker and had hopes this might be our next "Tyndell Fam Camp". We are not fully retired yet and because of that it gets harder and harder to find a spot during the winter months within our time frame. The helicopters flying at night are much quieter then the raptor which is a great plus. You can still talk when one flies overhead. LOL This place has so much potential to be a great place to camp if they would build a modern laundry and restroom/shower facility to go along with their modern sites, a recreation center to meet other campers and pave the road to the RV park. I just don't understand why they didn't put sewer and cable in when they built these new modern sites. The pavement stops after passing the entrance to the "new" lodging cabins. Hey Rucker lots of us RVER's on the road today looking for a good place to camp. Tyndall Fam Camp is the money maker for all of MWR. Why not give TYNDALL AFB fam camp a run for their money and draw people from all over this nation to Rucker? The #1 action to take.... remove "CAMP BOSS" and replace it with "CAMP HOST" Have a great day!

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From first contact with the Lake Tholocco Lodging staff and through four visits in the last 12 months, enough cannot be said. The staff is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and use their knowledge and position to be of the greatest benefit of visitors. The campsite is remote and rustic, but has excellent reception for those who wish to keep up with their soaps and other TV programs. It's approximately one mile over gravelled clay from the bath house to the paved road. It's right on the lake with all the attnedant flying, crawly and other insects - bring your bug repellants. Ozark, about 15 miles from camp has most of your RV needs that aren't available at the PX. I found quality, inexpensive tires at Roadmart Tires and the only RV maintenance facility between Dothan and Montgomery at R.D.S. Mechanical Inc. Both places provided excellent professional service. Though some find the sound of Blackhawks overhead a disturbance, it is "The Sound of Freedom" to me. This is, for those unaware, a training base for America's warriors. If you have a problem being in the presence of young Americans preparing to fight your battles, try one of those camps out on the highway where you can listen to the roar of 18-wheelers passing by. Over-all: Ft. Rucker makes available the kind of RV experience advertised in every RV'ing media. You can't beat it!!
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1HClintonJ Reviewed by 1HClintonJ June 07, 2008
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June 2007 -June 2008

From first contact with the Lake Tholocco Lodging staff and through four visits in the last 12 months, enough cannot be said. The staff is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and use their knowledge and position to be of the greatest benefit of visitors. The campsite is remote and rustic, but has excellent reception for those who wish to keep up with their soaps and other TV programs. It's approximately one mile over gravelled clay from the bath house to the paved road. It's right on the lake with all the attnedant flying, crawly and other insects - bring your bug repellants. Ozark, about 15 miles from camp has most of your RV needs that aren't available at the PX. I found quality, inexpensive tires at Roadmart Tires and the only RV maintenance facility between Dothan and Montgomery at R.D.S. Mechanical Inc. Both places provided excellent professional service. Though some find the sound of Blackhawks overhead a disturbance, it is "The Sound of Freedom" to me. This is, for those unaware, a training base for America's warriors. If you have a problem being in the presence of young Americans preparing to fight your battles, try one of those camps out on the highway where you can listen to the roar of 18-wheelers passing by. Over-all: Ft. Rucker makes available the kind of RV experience advertised in every RV'ing media. You can't beat it!!

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