Reviews written by Bob Vaughn
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July 6-13, 2011
This is a beautiful place to camp, but do not plan on sleeping in past 07:00 as some where close by they conducted rapid fire exercises starting at 7 am, then later in the morning the booms from ordinance being blown up shook the camper.....For some reason the TV reception sucked, it would be good at night then during the day it was non existent...from 5 bars to no bars just that quick....I do not know if it was something they were doing at the FBI or DEA academy or not. This is midway between DC and Richmond so turning the antenna did not help..... At night the silence was golden, coming in the Garrisonville gate one night the guard warned us to be on the look out for a bob cat that had been spotted on base.....sure enough the next night my wife and granddaughter saw it running along the lake shore behind our camper... One day I was scared half out of my wits by a raccoon that had gotten closed up in the dumpster and when I started to open the door he jumped at the door and hit it right by my face......... I guess cable tv would be just out of the question.... Getting into DC was not as easy as I had been led to believe... The Marine Corp Museum was awesome even for this salty dog....
July 15-16, 2011
After passing by here on our way north and south on I-95 many many times,I vowed to take the time to stay. We stayed at a lot of nice Fam Camps on this 2 month road trip I can honestly say that this if by far the nicest. A lot of fam camps we stayed at never answered their phones or returned phone messages either by phone or e-mail. We took chances driving many miles to reach some, was afraid there would be no spot for us.....Missey assured us we would have a spot here....A WORD OF ADVICE....IF USING GPS TO REACH THE CAMP GROUND TURN IT OFF AS THE GPS WILL TAKE YOU TO THE BACK GATE WHICH HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS.....IT WAS A CHALLENGE TURNING OUR 5TH WHEEL AROUND ON A TINY 2 LANE STREET TO GET BACK TO THE FRANKLIN GATE TO GET INTO THE BASE. It was definitely worth the trip here....
20 June 2011
Am I the only one that has trouble getting people to answer phones when you call for a reservation....
The park was great....but the drive into Charleston to go to the Yorktown Naval Museum was less than enjoyable..the road was rough and convoluted.....the on base facilities was spread out and to take our granddaughters to the pool required that we pay....whats up with that? It was 102 the two days we were there.....
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