My son 14 and his friend 15 and I went on a tour on military facilities in Calif. Having spent most of a 30 year career at the amphib base I was aware of this area. First we arrived during the day and we were just in a pickup with a canopy (just three guys so rough it) we stayed on the "dry side". First night a gravelly voiced JERK told us we were parked wrong and that we were taking 2 "UNMARKED" sites. Mind you there were 18 total spaces and 17 were empty. The next day we were gone all day and returned at night (we weren't sure we would come back so we checked out. The gate was open (due to a previous car going in) and it was about 1130 at night. We merely pulled in and set up a site in the dry area and planned to check in at dawn. We were watching a movie on our dvd player when the gravelly voiced guy and his IDIOT wife came yelling and telling us we were supposed to check in with them and there was a sign on the gate (we didn't see it because you can only see it if the gate is CLOSED when you arrive). I said I was sorry and the wife said "well we will allow you to stay this time BUT DON'T YOU EVER DO THAT AGAIN" to which I responded. %#$@ OFF!! I spent 30 years in service to my country and would not allow them to treat me like they were the owners AND that I was a second class citizen! We were out of there in 10 min. AFTER discussing the issue with MP's that were called from the base to "deal with me"!! NEVER AGAIN! Camillo CPOM(ret)
Intially, this campground appeared excellant. But as one day turned to the next. Management was way too picky. From having a small leak in your water hose to how you parked your PV (almost forcing us to leave the first day), management was very rude. I was ready to leave the first day of my visit until I asked how and where could I obtain a refund. Management then seems to cool their heals when confronted with a refund. 1. Issues involving POV parking. There is no parking availible other than away from your camp spot. Initially, checking in, informed how to park. Nosey and picky neighbors (older retiries) are quick to run to the office to make any and all complaintsjust for breathing the wrong way. 2. Parking of RV's is haphazarded in what seems you exit your RV only to be careful not to enter the adjancant RV... Spacing is way too close. RV's parked nose-in and others nose-out with approx 10 feet between the two. 3. RV site is not younger patron user friend. Therefore would advise any under retirement age from wasting money visiting this site. My reservations were for 3 days. I gave this site the benefit of the doubt. My family and I could not tolerate the nit-picky older paterons and management that we left this camp site earlier then paid for. We figured the refund was not worth the effort. I do not recommend this site. But then experience it for your self.
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