Reviews written by msoby
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21-22 September, 2009
Stayed here overnight on my way from Mid-Bay Shores to a service appointment at Lazy days in Tampa. Awning opened while driving on US 98 as I left Destin. That's a great story, I'll tell it to you over a few beers. Anyway, I wasn't expecting much after reading some of the reviews, but I feel like after staying at more than 20 military campgrounds I can say with some authority that this was one of the better cg's I've stayed at. Well run, just a hint of military efficiency in the reception and hosts, which is a good thing. Site was one of their pull throughs , which was great after the day that I had (see awning story, above). The base was convenient, I don't see the attraction of Panama City unless you like gooney golf or you are a boater/fisherman, which I am not. but for convenience as you travel beautiful US 98 along the Gulf Coast, this place is the best!
17-21 September, 2009
This is a real gem of a military RV park. They have good signage to direct you to the entrance of the park. The entrance road needs to be re-paved though, it's a bit bumpy and unlevel , be careful with your RV and tow vehicle. This place is like all the slick RV brochures, where you wake up in the morning with the sun coming up over the bay , all in your front window (in a motorhome that is, sorry fivers...) all under a canopy of moss shrouded oaks. You really can't find much to not like about this park. The bathrooms were clean, the hosts were friendly, you can get to Niceville or Destin easily, and the rates are good for daily visitors. Not sure if I would stay here monthly because there is no monthly rate. Satellite reception is tough on all the sites, you can't have mossy covered oaks and good satellite reception, so for a few days, I enjoyed the solitude.
8-17 September 2009
This was my second visit to this park this summer, as I was on my way back east from the Texas Gulf coast. This is a hidden gem, small but friendly. If you are looking for quiet, inexpensive, but with easy access to I-20, try this little gem.
Aug. 25 - Sep. 1, 2009
Nice park, right on Corpus Christi bay on Flour Bluff. One bridge east to Padre Island National Seashore, the largest undeveloped barrier island (70 miles of beach) left in the world. To the north is Mustang Island and the towns of Port Aransas and Aransas Pass, popular winter Texan destinations. Corpus Christi offers the USS Lexington Aircraft Carrier Museum and the Texas State Aquarium, both are great attractions for the kids and the grown ups. Check-in at the marina is a little out of the way if you are camping on a site on Shields Park, you have to make a big loop around the marina area and head 1/4 mile over to the campground. Host was great, even took the time to warn me of the impending tornado spotted on Mustang Island (the 50+ mph winds were my first clue that the storm was serious). I retreated to the concrete bath house so as not to be a tornado statistic. Noticed that the bathroom was very clean.
Pad was level, power was never below 117 volts and satellite reception was good, as there are very few trees. There is a fishing pier adjacent to the campground, which I enjoyed on several evenings. The commissary is adequate, as is the BX, and the club is excellent. Overall, a nice august visit, I'd definitely come back again. I camped here in a motor home.
Aug 12 - 19, 2009
Great location for Mt. Cheaha State Park, Talladega Forest, Talladega Speedway, Speedway Hall of Fame and Logan Martin Lake. Pay close attention to the directions, especially the left turn right BEFORE bldg 221 or you will be unhooking your toad in order to turn your coach around. Signs are needed to guide campers into the facility. There is a turnaround at the bath house, a bit tight but manageable in my 42 foot MH. Nice setting, tall trees but enough openness to get satellite in most spots. Small park, only 8 spots, but as yet undiscovered, so there is availability. The hosts, the Browns, are wonderful, very friendly and helpful. The showers/restrooms are spartan but clean. There is a shoppette and club within walking distance of the campground. Be aware there is a CSX railroad at the edge of the campground. I didn't notice it, but others may be bothered. I planned on only staying 2 days, but stayed a week. Great weekly rate and monthly rates here. Overall, a good value if traveling along the I-20 corridor in NE Alabama. A great value if going to the Speedway for the Sprint Cup. I camped here in a motor home.
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