Reviews written by Kokomo36
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April 7 to 21, 2013
We often stop here and spend the extra few dollars for Lakefront. The staff is very friendly and the on-base facilities are excellent. The Camp Host can handle check-in after hours. FYI - the Campground has propane and the NEX Fuel Station just inside the Stimson Gate (North Entrance) has diesel; however, the overhead clearance is 12.0'. St. Marys is a nice little town and St. Marys Seafood on Osborn has excellent seafood at a great value. The base is good for biking, kayaking and tennis (the courts are locked and the times that you can get a key vary; check at the Fitness Center). Wifi worked very well!!!
Oct 28, 2012
First, if you have a DOD Decal, I would recommend using the Reese Rd. gate off of MD 175. The Park is well maintained and quite popular, even in October / November. The Office staff were very friendly and helpful. The wifi is extra at this time, but that is suppose to change at some time in the future. The price is high, but can be mitigated by opting for a back-in, getting the weekly rate, and using the Golden Age Pass for a 20% discount. We'll be back...
July 5, 2012
The FamCamp is several miles from any of the gates and the gates are several miles from anything. It is an oasis is a sea of dry fields in July. However, it is shaded and watered and the host (bonnie) is very attentive. It's an hour to Sacramento and 30 minutes to Yuba City (which has all the retail you could possibly need). The Verizon cell and data worked well. At $15/night it's a good value. If you are coming from the south up CA 65, the South Beale Rd. intersection has no street sigh, just a sign "To Beale AFB".
June 24, 2012
The town of Fallon is 15 minutes from Base and is fairly large with most any retail you need. The Base has some real perks including free 1st run movies (theater is 5 minute walk from the RV), you are welcome to use the chow hall (galley) at $4.55 per person for lunch and dinner, nice laundry at $1 per load. There was no training during our visit so jet noise was minimal. The only negative is that most attractions are about an hour to 1 1/2 hours away such as Virginia City, Carson City and Reno. Sites are concrete pads with gravel surrounding them. They are 50 amp with excellent cable and the best wifi we have ever had. Verizon cell worked very well. We would stay here again if in the area.
June 15, 2012
We stayed here 10 days in our Motorhome. Be certain to use the Roy Gate to enter. You can exit by most any gate. Your best bet for reservations is email Howard in advance. Howard was very responsive. We made certain to arrive when he was on duty so no issues there. The on-site host in the 1st unit as you enter, seemed to be very helpful when Howard was off duty. The showers and laundry are undergoing major renovation at this time so there are unusable. There are nice concrete pads along the west edge that are newer and seem to be primarily for transients. The Famcamp is convenient to shopping on-base as well as off-base. There are many attractions within an hour. The Golden Spike NHS was very interesting, Ogden's Union Station with 3 separate museums, the Temple in Salt Lake as well as the Saturday Farmers Market. There is probably a lot more, but we'll save that for next time. Utah is wonderful and we'll be back.
August 11, 2011
The Park has a mixture of open sites and older shaded sites. We opted for the shade this time. While the Park is well maintained, the Staff make this A+. They organize a variety of activities for the campers. We were there for the (every) Friday AM bike ride and a canoe/kayak trip on the Concord River. Every evening at dusk there is a community camp fire which gave us a chance to meet many fellow campers. We will always stay here when in the area. Note: Although this AFB Famcamp doesn't take reservations (as most don't), they never turn anyone away.
June 23, 2011
Camp Perry is located near some popular tourist locations such as Cedar Point Park. Perhaps that's why the cost is a little high at $28.82/night? The RV area is open field with few trees; however, very nicely maintained. Did not use the restrooms so no comment. Tennis courts are in need of repair. The park was 80% empty during our stay, just before the 4th of July weekend. It was nice enough, but too expensive and not enough things close by to entice me to a return visit.
June 16, 2011
The young man at the Office was VERY helpful upon our arrival. The lady who manages came by the next night to see if all was OK - nice touch! The location is close to the USAF Museum which is A+. The Presidential area is separate from the main Museum and VERY interesting. With a military ID you can enter directly. Others must obtain a pass and come by shuttle from the main Museum. The film at the Wright Brothers Visitor is an excellent presentation of their efforts. We also biked 2 trails in the area which were very enjoyable. At our site (#16) the sewer input was too small for any adapter so I had to remove the collar and put the hose in directly. I don't think this was the case for other sites. The water faucets are a little different with a diverter of some sort that has to be engaged to allow flow to the hose - not a big deal. We had a pull through site with a 40' motorhome. We did not use the restrooms or showers so have no comment. We would come here again!
May 3 to 7, 2010
We visited in a motorhome and the cost is now $20. When you enter on Range Road, make an immediate right into a short entrance road that will make a 180 degree turn to lead you to back to the Guard's Shack to show ID's. The staff was excellent and very organized, probably the best we've seen. We are on the outside of the wagon-wheel (#63) and the site is spacious. By luck, we are facing generally north which means; morning sun on the patio, and the patio is shaded by the rig from the HOT afternoon sun. We enjoyed biking the "Historic Railroad Trail" in Lake Mead NRA to Hoover Dam. We enjoyed the LV Strip one afternoon and the "free" self parking at many of the casinos (we used Treasure Island). Also the "Thunderbird Museum" is here on base. No cable, free wi-fi was weak and often dropped out. Verizon cell and data were good. We would return...
April 25, 2010 through the 30th
We arrived on a Sunday so the office was closed. We called the day before and were given a list of potential sites. When we paid Monday morning, Tony went over the basic rules. Yes, there are rules; however, they were reasonable. Tony was friendly enough and informative. The park is very nice and green lawns are everywhere; quite a change from the sand and gravel we've been experiencing. The sites are nicely spaced with wide interior roads. It is about an hour + drive to San Francisco plus tolls on I-80 ($4.00); or the Golden Gate Bridge ($7.00)if you come in from the North. We parked at the north end of the GG Bridge and rode our bikes over the bridge (there is a dedicated walkway) and along the waterfront (11 miles round-trip); quite an experience. There is cable at the site, no wifi; but Verizon worked well. If we return to SF, we'll be back.
April 11 to 17, 2010
We selected a 30 amp site because it is right on the Pacific Ocean - just 12 feet of road separates us from the dune barrier to the beach. We came on Sunday and used the Main Gate via Wood Rd. as instructed. You'll see the Motel where you check-in; however, if you continue just a bit farther, you can take a left turn and easily park the rig behind the motel and walk in through the back door. The park has Wi-fi, but we found it dropping in and out. The power post is old and we blew a fuse about 7PM one evening. I hooked up to the vacant site next door and called the office/motel; telling them I was OK until morning. Around 8:30PM someone showed up and replaced the fuse - GREAT service... We have a million dollar view, but I might be hesitant to spend $30/night if it goes up. There are many sites that have little or no view, but all are close to the beach. We have a 40 ft. motorhome.
April 4 to April 11, 2010
This is a nice park that is close to many San Diego attractions and activities. The sites on the inside of loop all back to a central grass field with a playground in the middle. We never used laundry or restrooms. When you come down the hill and turn right (as the directions say), you'll see a building with a sign saying office and an arrow; that it not the office. The office is beyond the parking lot and picnic pavilion. Park the rig in a good spot on the large parking lot, unhook the dinghy, and go back toward the golf course. The office is a small building on the right just beyond all of the picnic tables - not as far as the golf course. La Jolla is 20 minutes north and the views here are amazing. We'll be back!
Jan. 9th, 2010
FYI - If you use the Main Gate, signs direct trucks & RV's to the far right lane. It will appear that the lane is closed because they have an automatic barrier in place. Pull up to the line, a guard will come to the rig, take a quick look inside & at ID's, and lower the barrier. It was a little confusing since all other (backed-up) traffic was being routed through a single gate on the far left.
Oct. 17th through Nov. 17, 2009
This was a great stop. We can only agree with the many positive comments... I have to say that I used the Navy's Admin Services to renew my ID and experienced the best customer service I have seen in a long time. Also, being Air Force, we didn't have DOD stickers, but we were also able to get those while at Kings Bay. We'll be back...
October 9 - 14, 2009
We used this RV park as a place to visit Oriental & New Bern. The NC Ferry is close and free for autos... Not sure about Big Rigs? The site we had backed to the trees along the perimeter so we weren't back-to-back with anyone. CAUTION: If you don't have a DOD sticker, you need have to go to the Pass & ID Building for a pass, just before the "gate". If you enter the gate without one, you'll have to make a very hard U-turn to get back there. We attended MUMFEST in New Bern that weekend and it was very enjoyable... We have a 40 foot Class A...
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