Fiddler's Cove RV Park

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Location

Installation
Coronado Naval Base, San Diego, CA
GPS Coordinates
32.6512, -117.15
Location Information
Coronado Naval Base, San Diego, CA

Directions

Directions
From I-5, exit onto CA 75 toward Coronado. After the high bridge, turn left onto Orange Ave. and stay on CA 75. As you pass Hotel Del Coronado on your right, check your odometer and drive 2.5 miles until you see a small sailboat on the roadside to your left that says “Fiddler’s Cove.” Turn left [if you reach the light at Leyte, you’ve gone too far, so make a U-turn]. Ignore the “Do Not Enter” sign (keeps cars off the bike path) and turn right after the path; go through the gates to register.

Contact Information

Phone Number
RV Res: (877) 628-9233 - Office: (619) 522-8680/8681
Mailing Address
Fiddler's Cove RV Park, 3205 Hwy 75, Coronado, CA
Online Reservations

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Active duty can reserve 1 year in advance. Retirees and DOD can reserve 6 months in advance.
Mail Forwarding
UPS/FedEx: Park will not sign for packages. You must be at your site when the package shows up. ---- USPS: (Your Name), c/o General Delivery, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules. Cannot be left outside alone. Pets must be licensed and have all shots current.
Campground Information
Rates are listed as military, then DoD. $1 more per night for sites with a fire ring. Maximum stay is 30 days. After gone for at least 14 days, guests may return for another maximum stay.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Boat Ramp
  • Shoppete
  • Marina

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Waterfront
27
W/30,50A/S
$35-$40
N/A
N/A
Non-Waterfront
32
W/30,50A/S
$30-$38
N/A
N/A
Tent
?
None
$20-$25
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Weather Information

This campground, located in San Diego, CA, is on the bay and next to the marina. Lots to do in the area. One of the best values.

Photos

Our back row site #6. Still had a view of the bay.
Restrooms/Showers/Laundry
Back-row Site 5
Back row site 7
Looking down the back row
Tent site 1
The marina
Front row site 49
Front row sites
Inside the store
Spot 44
View from spot 44
The renovated RV Park.

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I've been waiting and watching for this park to open for a couple years. When I made my reservation I had to change my summer plans to get a 7 day block here and then had to accept a move to a non-water front site four days in to it. The place is packed and I'm pretty bugged that they have two sets tenters in full hook up sites and NO tenters in any of the tent sites! I had a conversation with the grumpier of the two women working the front desk on the day I had to move. I asked her if I had a shot at getting in next summer if I called right at the six month day for a reservation and she said "probably not", that active duty is booking like crazy for next summer and they get to book a year out. I really don't like bringing negative stuff on here so I'm hoping I'm wrong and we all have a shot a getting in here. If the retirees are shut out because we can't book a year ahead then I hope they come up with a system that spreads the happiness better. I had a great time here. Visited with friends and family and really enjoyed the area. Navy North Island is really nice. They have a great beach on base and good places to eat and a nice commissary/NEX. If you can get in here you should.
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flynmike Reviewed by flynmike July 20, 2014
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July 14 to 21, 2014

I've been waiting and watching for this park to open for a couple years. When I made my reservation I had to change my summer plans to get a 7 day block here and then had to accept a move to a non-water front site four days in to it. The place is packed and I'm pretty bugged that they have two sets tenters in full hook up sites and NO tenters in any of the tent sites! I had a conversation with the grumpier of the two women working the front desk on the day I had to move. I asked her if I had a shot at getting in next summer if I called right at the six month day for a reservation and she said "probably not", that active duty is booking like crazy for next summer and they get to book a year out. I really don't like bringing negative stuff on here so I'm hoping I'm wrong and we all have a shot a getting in here. If the retirees are shut out because we can't book a year ahead then I hope they come up with a system that spreads the happiness better. I had a great time here. Visited with friends and family and really enjoyed the area. Navy North Island is really nice. They have a great beach on base and good places to eat and a nice commissary/NEX. If you can get in here you should.

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What an awesome location with a beautiful view of the San Diego Bay and all of the boating activity! There are an endless number of recreational opportunities in the area. The front office staff could give lessons in efficient and diplomatic customer service. Although the RV park was sold out during our stay, we had a very relaxing experience because the premises are well supervised with two on site night hosts and an over night security guard. The only noted issues are a lack of picnic tables at the RV sites, the recycle bins near the bathrooms are too small and overflowed, and the new asphalt in the access ways is already breaking up with gouges from tire marks. Perhaps they can recall the contractor for a slurry coat before the warranty expires on this construction project.
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Rainman Reviewed by Rainman June 28, 2014
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14-23 June 2014

What an awesome location with a beautiful view of the San Diego Bay and all of the boating activity! There are an endless number of recreational opportunities in the area. The front office staff could give lessons in efficient and diplomatic customer service. Although the RV park was sold out during our stay, we had a very relaxing experience because the premises are well supervised with two on site night hosts and an over night security guard. The only noted issues are a lack of picnic tables at the RV sites, the recycle bins near the bathrooms are too small and overflowed, and the new asphalt in the access ways is already breaking up with gouges from tire marks. Perhaps they can recall the contractor for a slurry coat before the warranty expires on this construction project.

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S.W. left this review using the Directory software: - Great place, will stay there again. WOW!!!
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy June 09, 2014
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19-21 April 2014

S.W. left this review using the Directory software: - Great place, will stay there again. WOW!!!

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This place was fantastic! The pads are big enough to park your car next to your camper! True there are no picnic tables, and the beach is a bit small, but we had our 4 and 6 year old and it was plenty for them. High tide covers the beach and low has enough beach for shell hunting and crab chasing! There is free WIFI but it's pretty spotty....There are fixed firepits for the front row spots number 47 to 59. The new bathroom/shower facilities were clean and outstanding! The little store was great and prices were NEX/Shopette prices not Downtown Coronado prices (it closes at 6 tho...)...Also..There is an NEX on both sides of the Amphib base. They were basically a standalone BX/NEX with tons of stuff...and there's a gas station on the oceanside NEX (they are open later and on weekends for the last gas and go)....My wife wanted to go there several times, maybe it was the super-in-shape navy divers walking around...hmmmmm..It was cheap so I didn't argue! Had a great time! Will come back hopefully soon! Great access to everything, close enough yet just far enough away!! If you get a chance, drive by the RV park on the Silver Strand. It will make you appreciate Fiddlers Cove even more. Too many RVs crammed into half the space... PS!! you are on the approach to the runway, so everyday was an awesome airshow!!! Some folks sleep easier with the noise! It was outstanding!!!
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AirGuardGuy Reviewed by AirGuardGuy May 31, 2014
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27 May14 - 31 May 14

This place was fantastic! The pads are big enough to park your car next to your camper! True there are no picnic tables, and the beach is a bit small, but we had our 4 and 6 year old and it was plenty for them. High tide covers the beach and low has enough beach for shell hunting and crab chasing! There is free WIFI but it's pretty spotty....There are fixed firepits for the front row spots number 47 to 59. The new bathroom/shower facilities were clean and outstanding! The little store was great and prices were NEX/Shopette prices not Downtown Coronado prices (it closes at 6 tho...)...Also..There is an NEX on both sides of the Amphib base. They were basically a standalone BX/NEX with tons of stuff...and there's a gas station on the oceanside NEX (they are open later and on weekends for the last gas and go)....My wife wanted to go there several times, maybe it was the super-in-shape navy divers walking around...hmmmmm..It was cheap so I didn't argue! Had a great time! Will come back hopefully soon! Great access to everything, close enough yet just far enough away!! If you get a chance, drive by the RV park on the Silver Strand. It will make you appreciate Fiddlers Cove even more. Too many RVs crammed into half the space... PS!! you are on the approach to the runway, so everyday was an awesome airshow!!! Some folks sleep easier with the noise! It was outstanding!!!

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This newly remodeled facility will likely soon be in the top 5 of all 260 military RV parks. The grounds, amenities, views, location, staff and sense of community are unparalleled! True that there are no picnic tables or free WiFi, but those issues are minor. The store is well stocked and the bath house/laundry are kept very clean. A walking, jogging, bike path can be accessed from the RV park and take the non-motorized traveler north to Coronado or south to Imperial Beach. In addition, access to a rental sail and power fleet with onsite lessons make this RV park unique and desirable. My only concern is that this facility may get so popular that I might not be able to get in next year when we pass through.
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2 March-16 March, 2014

This newly remodeled facility will likely soon be in the top 5 of all 260 military RV parks. The grounds, amenities, views, location, staff and sense of community are unparalleled! True that there are no picnic tables or free WiFi, but those issues are minor. The store is well stocked and the bath house/laundry are kept very clean. A walking, jogging, bike path can be accessed from the RV park and take the non-motorized traveler north to Coronado or south to Imperial Beach. In addition, access to a rental sail and power fleet with onsite lessons make this RV park unique and desirable. My only concern is that this facility may get so popular that I might not be able to get in next year when we pass through.

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R.W. left this review using the Directory software: - This was a beautiful park. Every one of the RV spots could be handicap accessible. All the pad are concrete, all are asphalt entry ways. They are spread out enough that you don't feel that you are parked on top of each other. The people were great and really informed you of what is happening on all the bases, like the two FREE movie theaters on the navy stations. There are pull throughs too.... We will be back.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy March 31, 2014
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Mar 6 - 13, 2014

R.W. left this review using the Directory software: - This was a beautiful park. Every one of the RV spots could be handicap accessible. All the pad are concrete, all are asphalt entry ways. They are spread out enough that you don't feel that you are parked on top of each other. The people were great and really informed you of what is happening on all the bases, like the two FREE movie theaters on the navy stations. There are pull throughs too.... We will be back.

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We have had a very good 12 day stay. The only reason for the slightly less than a "5" for amenities/facilities is the change machine in the laundry was OOC & the woman in the office was REALLY put out when I asked for $3.00 in quarters. When we checked in we were given a flyer telling us that they had had several bikes stolen & to be sure to secure them when not being used. We saw lots of kids with lots of bikes (Spring Break) and they just left them laying around as most kids do, but there was no apparent problems. We also noticed base cops, from NI NAV STA patrolling which may have nipped it in the bud. It is off the highway far enough that it is quiet. We've had a very restful & enjoyable stay. We hope to come back in the Fall.
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johnjay Reviewed by johnjay March 27, 2014
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17 through 29 March, 2014

We have had a very good 12 day stay. The only reason for the slightly less than a "5" for amenities/facilities is the change machine in the laundry was OOC & the woman in the office was REALLY put out when I asked for $3.00 in quarters. When we checked in we were given a flyer telling us that they had had several bikes stolen & to be sure to secure them when not being used. We saw lots of kids with lots of bikes (Spring Break) and they just left them laying around as most kids do, but there was no apparent problems. We also noticed base cops, from NI NAV STA patrolling which may have nipped it in the bud. It is off the highway far enough that it is quiet. We've had a very restful & enjoyable stay. We hope to come back in the Fall.

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We love this park! While the renovation took a lot longer than they anticipated, we feel it was worth the wait and booked as soon as we heard the park was open for business. There were a few bugs worth mentioning - the newest laundry/shower facility had issues with the keypad to the laundry room. It's electronic and failed several times on the weekend and locked out a few people who were doing their laundry. The staff responded, but it happened several more times. Wi-Fi is available but fee driven. It's provided by a commercial company and somewhat expensive. We simply set up our Verizon iPhone as a hot spot and just kept an eye on our data usage. Recommendation - if you get a site on the front row and have a class A coach, point the front towards the bay and make sure you have enough sewer hose to go under the coach to the sewer connection. Also, there is a TV cable connection on the utility tower (same configuration as the shore power towers at the marina) that isn't hooked up yet. We're not TV hounds so the 10 or so non-Spanish HD stations in the San Diego area were quite sufficient. The staff is still working on acquiring a cable provider. Secondly, they advertise fire rings at an extra charge, but have a limited number of them and didn't seem to know which sites have them and which didn't. Thirdly, if you are bringing children, the "beach" is really not an acceptable place to swim, only wade. It is silty with lots of seaweed. There is a nice beach on North Island about 7 miles away and a public beach at Silver Strand State Beach about a mile south of Fiddler's Cove. Lastly, we chose not to go over the Coronado Bridge on the day we arrived to avoid traffic and high winds. Traveling down I-5 and coming up 75 from Imperial Beach was a much better option for us. Overall, this was an excellent stay and value for us and we plan to come back!
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Iryshe64 Reviewed by Iryshe64 March 15, 2014
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23 Feb - Mar 2 2014

We love this park! While the renovation took a lot longer than they anticipated, we feel it was worth the wait and booked as soon as we heard the park was open for business. There were a few bugs worth mentioning - the newest laundry/shower facility had issues with the keypad to the laundry room. It's electronic and failed several times on the weekend and locked out a few people who were doing their laundry. The staff responded, but it happened several more times. Wi-Fi is available but fee driven. It's provided by a commercial company and somewhat expensive. We simply set up our Verizon iPhone as a hot spot and just kept an eye on our data usage. Recommendation - if you get a site on the front row and have a class A coach, point the front towards the bay and make sure you have enough sewer hose to go under the coach to the sewer connection. Also, there is a TV cable connection on the utility tower (same configuration as the shore power towers at the marina) that isn't hooked up yet. We're not TV hounds so the 10 or so non-Spanish HD stations in the San Diego area were quite sufficient. The staff is still working on acquiring a cable provider. Secondly, they advertise fire rings at an extra charge, but have a limited number of them and didn't seem to know which sites have them and which didn't. Thirdly, if you are bringing children, the "beach" is really not an acceptable place to swim, only wade. It is silty with lots of seaweed. There is a nice beach on North Island about 7 miles away and a public beach at Silver Strand State Beach about a mile south of Fiddler's Cove. Lastly, we chose not to go over the Coronado Bridge on the day we arrived to avoid traffic and high winds. Traveling down I-5 and coming up 75 from Imperial Beach was a much better option for us. Overall, this was an excellent stay and value for us and we plan to come back!

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This recently renovated RV park was done right! It's well laid out and the new facilities are nice and clean. The price is good, considering the prime location. The office staff were friendly, but a bit overwhelmed with the computer reservation system. They stated they were "over-booked" for this weekend and didn't know what to do with the extra people that had reservations. The store is well stocked. We originally made reservations for a couple days, but were able to extend for only 2 more days. This wonderful campground is now a prime RV location and reservations are highly recommended. I was assured the stay-limits are being enforced. I only worry that they will soon get greedy and unfairly raise the rates. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. I wish other military RV Parks were like this one.
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larryf Reviewed by larryf March 12, 2014
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March 10 - 14, 2014

This recently renovated RV park was done right! It's well laid out and the new facilities are nice and clean. The price is good, considering the prime location. The office staff were friendly, but a bit overwhelmed with the computer reservation system. They stated they were "over-booked" for this weekend and didn't know what to do with the extra people that had reservations. The store is well stocked. We originally made reservations for a couple days, but were able to extend for only 2 more days. This wonderful campground is now a prime RV location and reservations are highly recommended. I was assured the stay-limits are being enforced. I only worry that they will soon get greedy and unfairly raise the rates. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. I wish other military RV Parks were like this one.

Our back row site #6. Still had a view of the bay.
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We've been waiting for years for Fiddler's Cove to re-open and wanted to get a test night in on President's weekend. Very nice, clean, modern facilities. Friendly people at the front desk. Nice location along the Strand...bring your bikes to ride along the nice bike path that is separate from the road. The guy at the front desk said that they'll be opening a pizza joint on the site (forgot when it's supposed to open...didn't see it under construction yet though). They are just missing a few things like picnic tables (front desk said they "might" be getting those), vegetation (there are a few tiny shrubs that separate sites right now), and fire rings (only 4 of those when we were there but it sounds like more were going to be installed soon). I couldn't get the cable TV to work and I didn't want to pay for WiFi so we went semi-tech free! All in all, a great place!
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tomqking Reviewed by tomqking March 05, 2014
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February 16, 2014

We've been waiting for years for Fiddler's Cove to re-open and wanted to get a test night in on President's weekend. Very nice, clean, modern facilities. Friendly people at the front desk. Nice location along the Strand...bring your bikes to ride along the nice bike path that is separate from the road. The guy at the front desk said that they'll be opening a pizza joint on the site (forgot when it's supposed to open...didn't see it under construction yet though). They are just missing a few things like picnic tables (front desk said they "might" be getting those), vegetation (there are a few tiny shrubs that separate sites right now), and fire rings (only 4 of those when we were there but it sounds like more were going to be installed soon). I couldn't get the cable TV to work and I didn't want to pay for WiFi so we went semi-tech free! All in all, a great place!

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This is the first time we have stayed here since the recently completed renovation and I must say it is a tremendous improvement! The designers did a superb job of creating one of the better military parks in southern California. The roads are wide and well marked; they have offset the spaces in the back row such that one is able to view the water between the rigs in the front row; the hookup stations are state-of-the-art such that us old guys don't have to get down on our knees to plug stuff in; the check-in staff are very friendly and accommodating (especially Jan!); and the views of the harbor and the Navy ships across the bay are spectacular! So whats not to like? 1)they need to put a sign on the road as it is very easy to miss; 2)they should have put a few alternate hookup stations on the front row so that motor homes don't have to run their hoses, etc., underneath the rigs; 3)the cable TV needs tweeking; 4)picnic tables would be a nice addition; and 5)they are one of the few places today where you have to pay $9/day for WiFi. But these are minor things compared with the overall experience of one of the top Military RV parks.
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donmulligan Reviewed by donmulligan February 28, 2014
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23 Feb 2014

This is the first time we have stayed here since the recently completed renovation and I must say it is a tremendous improvement! The designers did a superb job of creating one of the better military parks in southern California. The roads are wide and well marked; they have offset the spaces in the back row such that one is able to view the water between the rigs in the front row; the hookup stations are state-of-the-art such that us old guys don't have to get down on our knees to plug stuff in; the check-in staff are very friendly and accommodating (especially Jan!); and the views of the harbor and the Navy ships across the bay are spectacular! So whats not to like? 1)they need to put a sign on the road as it is very easy to miss; 2)they should have put a few alternate hookup stations on the front row so that motor homes don't have to run their hoses, etc., underneath the rigs; 3)the cable TV needs tweeking; 4)picnic tables would be a nice addition; and 5)they are one of the few places today where you have to pay $9/day for WiFi. But these are minor things compared with the overall experience of one of the top Military RV parks.

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We were on the Silver Strand on our way down to Baja California ... couldn't pass up the chance to see the new Fiddlers Cove park. Wow! What a change. From the days of dry camping on shells to a completely modern facility with hook-ups, it has stepped up to be a premier park (I don't work for them!). The fees are much higher, but it's still one of the best bargains for Pacific Coast military campgrounds -- how many places offer $300 views for that price. Just a reminder: the sign to enter the park is the sail on a boat parked along the road. Easy to miss.
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bwzander Reviewed by bwzander February 27, 2014
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26 Feb 2014

We were on the Silver Strand on our way down to Baja California ... couldn't pass up the chance to see the new Fiddlers Cove park. Wow! What a change. From the days of dry camping on shells to a completely modern facility with hook-ups, it has stepped up to be a premier park (I don't work for them!). The fees are much higher, but it's still one of the best bargains for Pacific Coast military campgrounds -- how many places offer $300 views for that price. Just a reminder: the sign to enter the park is the sail on a boat parked along the road. Easy to miss.

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Drove to park a few days ago and looks nice with double wide pads. Spoke to a worker and they are planning on opening on 7 FEB 2014. New restroom and laundry facility just no plants around the spaces as of yet anyway. Looks nice and he told me they were planning on sticking to the 30 day rule and then must leave for 2 weeks as it should be.
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24berkshire Reviewed by 24berkshire February 04, 2014
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FEB 2014

Drove to park a few days ago and looks nice with double wide pads. Spoke to a worker and they are planning on opening on 7 FEB 2014. New restroom and laundry facility just no plants around the spaces as of yet anyway. Looks nice and he told me they were planning on sticking to the 30 day rule and then must leave for 2 weeks as it should be.

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Called today and confirmed they'll close on 12 Aug 2012 for renovations. They're booked through that date. That's the end of the only inexpensive RV camp on the coast that I know of.
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savager6 Reviewed by savager6 August 01, 2012
Last updated: August 02, 2012
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1 Aug 2012

Called today and confirmed they'll close on 12 Aug 2012 for renovations. They're booked through that date. That's the end of the only inexpensive RV camp on the coast that I know of.

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Just checked out of the RV Park. Latest on the closing for renovation is August 12. Park is fully booked thru August 6. We could not extend our stay. Employees we spoke with have not seen plans for the upgrades, all being handled out of TN. Will definitely miss camping there. Staff have done a lot to cut down on the homesteaders, two obvious ones are still there.
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kiwimum Reviewed by kiwimum July 13, 2012
Last updated: July 13, 2012
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July 2012

Just checked out of the RV Park. Latest on the closing for renovation is August 12. Park is fully booked thru August 6. We could not extend our stay. Employees we spoke with have not seen plans for the upgrades, all being handled out of TN. Will definitely miss camping there. Staff have done a lot to cut down on the homesteaders, two obvious ones are still there.

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Well this was not the first time i stay here but i think that it is last this a dry camp and it is so nice just the way it is. i love waking up in the morning drink my coffee and see all of San Diego out my back window how nice. well the days of staying here are now gone because in July they are closing for about 6 to 12 month this is that they can upgrade this place by adding full hook up now that sounds great but this only means one thing and that is the price is going to go up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. the big question is why would you stay here any more because there is no way that they can met some of the other camp grounds in the area like having a pool a nice rec. room and so on so why would you pay a high price when you can get the same thing out in town it seams that this is always happening. just the thought this old navy guy
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evo8slider Reviewed by evo8slider June 19, 2012
Last updated: June 20, 2012
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June 13 2012

Well this was not the first time i stay here but i think that it is last this a dry camp and it is so nice just the way it is. i love waking up in the morning drink my coffee and see all of San Diego out my back window how nice. well the days of staying here are now gone because in July they are closing for about 6 to 12 month this is that they can upgrade this place by adding full hook up now that sounds great but this only means one thing and that is the price is going to go up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. the big question is why would you stay here any more because there is no way that they can met some of the other camp grounds in the area like having a pool a nice rec. room and so on so why would you pay a high price when you can get the same thing out in town it seams that this is always happening. just the thought this old navy guy

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Stay over Memorial Day weekend. May 25-28, 2012, Great weather, great neighbors. Friendly and great staff. Great lounge, watched a VHS and DVD Saturday night. Five minutes to downtown Coronado. Old Town San Diego was fun.Great breakfast at Clayton's. We will be back. LTC G.USAR, Retired
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gonzo1282867 Reviewed by gonzo1282867 June 13, 2012
Last updated: June 14, 2012
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May 25-28, 2012

Stay over Memorial Day weekend. May 25-28, 2012, Great weather, great neighbors. Friendly and great staff. Great lounge, watched a VHS and DVD Saturday night. Five minutes to downtown Coronado. Old Town San Diego was fun.Great breakfast at Clayton's. We will be back. LTC G.USAR, Retired

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M.D. left this review using the Directory software: - The number being bandied about for a FHU site after the renovations is in the area of $40/Nite. Hope it's just a rumor, but if it's true, it'll be out of my reach. I've seen a lot of the military parks jack up their prices to match the surrounding civilian parks lately. Who's in charge of pricing, and why are they shafting the lower pay-grades? Why bother to stay at a FamCamp when you can stay at a civilian park with a pool, game room, etc for the same price.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy March 25, 2012
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Mar 2 - 7, 2012

M.D. left this review using the Directory software: - The number being bandied about for a FHU site after the renovations is in the area of $40/Nite. Hope it's just a rumor, but if it's true, it'll be out of my reach. I've seen a lot of the military parks jack up their prices to match the surrounding civilian parks lately. Who's in charge of pricing, and why are they shafting the lower pay-grades? Why bother to stay at a FamCamp when you can stay at a civilian park with a pool, game room, etc for the same price.

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This is an excellent campground if you don’t mind dry camping. I would recommend a small generator for lights and the refrigerator (or you can run frig on propane). The campground/heads where clean and in good repair the scenery was beautiful (its San Diego I would expect anything less), you are a short drive from everything Sea World the zoo, any number of restaurants on Coronado and a commissary and NEX onboard North Island helps to make life a bit easier. The spaces are wide enough and long enough for big rigs it is a bit of a walk to the head but a nice walk in the morning is a good thing. My wife two kids and myself enjoyed our stay would defiantly stay again and for only $12 you can’t beat the price.
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surferman39 Reviewed by surferman39 March 22, 2012
Last updated: March 22, 2012
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Aug 2011

This is an excellent campground if you don’t mind dry camping. I would recommend a small generator for lights and the refrigerator (or you can run frig on propane). The campground/heads where clean and in good repair the scenery was beautiful (its San Diego I would expect anything less), you are a short drive from everything Sea World the zoo, any number of restaurants on Coronado and a commissary and NEX onboard North Island helps to make life a bit easier. The spaces are wide enough and long enough for big rigs it is a bit of a walk to the head but a nice walk in the morning is a good thing. My wife two kids and myself enjoyed our stay would defiantly stay again and for only $12 you can’t beat the price.

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As with our previous stays it is a 5 star location, excellent restrooms and showers- but you gotta be tough here for it is a dry camp and the SEALS train here with their choppers and boats..so the noise is there..but it is the "Sound of Freedom" to my ears. As an update to our previous 2 reviews I must add that several longer term guests disobeyed the no-smoking policy which made the Rec room unusable to us and even with signage there is little to no enforcement as a big ashtray is right by the door which gives almost defacto permission to smoke there. One of the staff has become quite rude and surly and I checked with other guests to see if it was just us...but alas she was the same --an equal opportunity rude-person...tread lightly and do not ask for too many details and you will be ok. You will be able to tell who it s...the string is strung tight. All other staff including top management are excellent and perhaps are working the issue. The check in rule is obnoxious..we were made to wait in the parking lot for 4 hours before we could go to our site. THE RUB: 1-Site was empty, 2- it was not being cleaned 3- there was absolutely no work being done on the site and 4- It is a dry camp and there is no reason what so ever to line the rigs up in the parking lot till checkin. Del Mar, San onfore and many others on the west coast let you in if the site it empty...this should be changed.
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mastermtn Reviewed by mastermtn February 06, 2012
Last updated: July 26, 2014
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Oct-Nov 2011

As with our previous stays it is a 5 star location, excellent restrooms and showers- but you gotta be tough here for it is a dry camp and the SEALS train here with their choppers and boats..so the noise is there..but it is the "Sound of Freedom" to my ears. As an update to our previous 2 reviews I must add that several longer term guests disobeyed the no-smoking policy which made the Rec room unusable to us and even with signage there is little to no enforcement as a big ashtray is right by the door which gives almost defacto permission to smoke there. One of the staff has become quite rude and surly and I checked with other guests to see if it was just us...but alas she was the same --an equal opportunity rude-person...tread lightly and do not ask for too many details and you will be ok. You will be able to tell who it s...the string is strung tight. All other staff including top management are excellent and perhaps are working the issue. The check in rule is obnoxious..we were made to wait in the parking lot for 4 hours before we could go to our site. THE RUB: 1-Site was empty, 2- it was not being cleaned 3- there was absolutely no work being done on the site and 4- It is a dry camp and there is no reason what so ever to line the rigs up in the parking lot till checkin. Del Mar, San onfore and many others on the west coast let you in if the site it empty...this should be changed.

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