Reviews written by karenandcollins
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You can't beat the location! The beach here is very nice, clean - sort of- every time we came back from the beach we had tar all over our feet. We didn't go in the water, but there were plenty of kids who did & it looked very shallow. We also saw plenty of birds, dolphin & sea lions. One person even saw a Whale. If you go to the end of the street in front of the motel, you would see the sea lions lying on the sand, they looked like a bunch of rocks. We enjoyed riding our bikes around the area as there is very little traffic & it's mostly flat. I think they had new workers when we checked in because the person didn't know which sites would accommodate a 40' class A or anything about the sites. He told us to go pick one out. Also, there are a lot of weeds in the gravel areas, so that could use some clean up. All the staff was very nice & helpful. The laundry area was clean & FREE! We didn't use the rest rooms. Try to bring everything you need because stores aren't close & the base exchange is a HUGH RIPOFF! I feel sorry for the people who live on base & need to use it. I bought a dozen eggs, which cost twice the price of eggs at Target & a loaf of bread that $1 more for the exact same kind. Port Hueneme isn't too far (not for a quick pickup of milk or bread) & you can do major shopping there. Overall, it was a good place to go & we would return if in the area again.
Just left there a few days ago. The previous reviewer is absolutely correct about all their comments. We were there for 2 weeks & were lucky enough not to have to move, but several of our neighbors did. The couple next door had to move 3 spots over, but no one ever occupied the spot they moved from while they were there. The views are beautiful, but the beach itself is nothing to brag about. There are tons of rocks- if you want to go in the water bring some kind of shoes that can get wet. The road from the base is closed & you have to go thru the State Park entrance, It only takes about 10 minutes to get to the Basilone Rd gate at the base. There is a small commissary & exchange there. The main gate is about half an hour from there & it has a huge commissary & new exchange. Take the freeway. The roads on the campground are a disgrace. There are so many potholes & if it rains or there is a really bad tide, they stayed filled with water for a week. We didn't use the restrooms, but did use the laundry. It's $1 for a wash or dry. It was clean & there are 3 of each. The people in the office were very nice every time I stopped in there. The sites with the palm trees are definitely not level, most people had the front of their RVs on blocks. They are also quite narrow, so if you have a big rig with slides, you'll have to put the picnic table at the back of the site. I'm not sure about the ones at the north end, didn't really look at the leveling. They were also narrow tho. The previous reviewer was right, the grounds definitely need some attention. We were on the East Coast last year, stayed at plenty of military beach locations & this is by far the most expensive military site we have stayed on. Yes this has a nice view, but so did they & I really can't see any reason why this would be so much.
We've been here a week & really like the campground. There may be a couple homesteaders, but not an over abundance. We're in the open area, and it seems to have more space between sites. It has nice big pull thrus & level. Our area doesn't have cable but we have satellite so that's not a problem. We have a dog, so I've walked thru the whole park many times already & it's clean & well kept. I think the man who runs the office is Joe & he's very nice & helpful. There were a few open spots when we arrived, but it looks like it's full now. The base is less than 10 minutes away & so is the beach. I would definitely come here again.
Oct -Nov 2011
This is a nice campground. I was expecting it to be very tight based on previous comments, but we had no problem with our 41' class A with 4 slides. We had #18 which might be a little larger than some, but there were other large class A's there. It was spotless. The office personnel were very nice & helpful. Prices have gone up & there is no weekly rate now. My only complaint was all the sand burrs! We have a small dog & she was always getting them in her paws. I tried to keep her mostly on the street, but even there you'd find some strays. They need to put in some sod. They're in the process of building a new pool so things along the bay were loud & messy. However, the view is nice from the bay, no RV spots there tho, & you can't get into the water there. It is close to the Destin beaches, with plenty of choices, including a Military one where there were hardly any people. It has great rest rooms, showers & pavilions. You do have to pay $3 for parking. I would definitely go there again.
The views here are gorgeous! It is very peaceful. The sites themselves are a little weird so be careful when you're making reservations. If you have a big rig make sure you take full hookup because some of the partial hookups can have you on the side of the road & not level at all. The water is on the opposite side of the rig so make sure your hose is long enough to go under. There are a lot of deer roaming the park so be very careful when driving, especially at night. They also have a lot of ticks so be sure to bring bug spray for yourself & check your animals carefully. I found a tick on me & it was so tiny, it was just a lucky find. We did not use any of the restroom facilities so can't comment on those. The lake is quiet, they only seem to allow small boats, canoes & kayaks (all of which you can rent. It's a great place to stay if you want to visit DC. There is a metro station about 25 minutes away, with a 30 minute ride into DC. The Marine Museum is right there at Quantico & very interesting. I would definitely return,
This would be a great place except for the jet noise! I know that the base campgrounds are a perk & obviously the navy has to do whatever is necessary to be prepared BUT it was soooo loud you couldn't even talk to each other half the time. We've stayed at other NAS, but they weren't like this. One night I timed the jets going over us, it was every 45 seconds for over 2 1/2 hrs until almost 11pm. Every day we were there the jets went over the campground for several continuous hours. The campground itself is very nice. There are some trees, the sites are spacious & it's very clean. There is a nice playground for the kids & the laundry was one of the nicest base laundries around. It's close to the beach & Williamsburg & Jamestown were within an hour from there. Jackie, who runs the campground, was very nice & does a great job. I would have given it a much higher rating but we just couldn't stand the noise.
May 19- 31, 2011
This is a very pretty area. We've been on site 5 which is a little tight for a 40' Class A, but we have a great view of the lake from 2 points. We had to pull all the way to the front to get our satellite to work. Last night they had a dance party for the kids & a movie. There is a small beach & the lake there is shallow. There are lots of trees & plenty of shade, except for the beach. Didn't use the bathhouse, but the laundry leaves a lot to be desired - 2 washers & dryers & kind of expensive $ 1.50 per wash & $1.75 for dry, but it does dry for 63 minutes. It's just a tiny room & not especially clean. Other than that, Kurt & his staff work very hard to keep this place clean. They were very friendly & available. You see Kurt in his golf cart many times a day, there to take care of any problem. They now have sewer hookups, which was a pleasant surprise when we arrived. We've enjoyed our stay here very much. The town of Camden isn't too far (abt 10 miles) for any shopping needs. If you had a boat, you would want to come here. You can also rent them here.
April 9 - 19th, 2011
This is a very nice campsite for the $$. Our site allowed us a view of the lake, but other trailers, who were long term were parked on the grass in front of us & piggybacked on the water & electric. Lori, the camp host, was very friendly & helpful. All the base amenities were close & we really enjoyed the fitness center. We stayed here & drove our car to Calloway Gardens, Atlanta & Stone Mt. There is plenty of shopping close by. We didn't use the laundry or bath house. Retiree's can eat at the dining hall on Thurs.
April 25 - May 9th, 2011
This was a very nice campground. We had what they called a waterfront site. You could see the beach & the ocean thru the trees, altho 50's sites had better views. We were on #48 & it had 3 trees we had to get around to park our 41' Class A. They really should take out the 1st one. We were able to get satellite on our site but our neighbor on 49 could not. I didn't use the bath house, but the laundry was very well kept,spacious & reasonably priced. We enjoyed watching the blue angels practice on Tues & Wed mornings. Evenings, around 6 -7 could get a little noisy with many planes coming & going. There was plenty around there to do - the Aviation Museum is very nice & "free". We didn't find the camp host or the staff overly friendly -nothing bad, just not like some others.
Oct 2nd - 15th, 2010
I have to agree with one of the previous comments. This site needs supervision. I think it is quite far from the main campus. When we arrived the people next to us were using the site for boating & shrimping. They were really nice, but since they were cleaning the shrimp, it was really stinky until they got rid of their garbage. We had a horrible time getting cell service (verizon) or internet, using our own wireless card. They need to put some kind of emergency contact equipment out there. If you had a heart attack you'd be dead before you could get help. We didn't use the showers, but I looked in & they looked very nice. No one knows where the trash is, so they should make a point of telling you when you check in, or put up a sign. It was great watching the recruits in training & we even went to a graduation. My husband went thru training there 45 years ago so it brought back a lot of memories for him. We went to the Museum which was very interesting & ate at the Legends restaurant one night. It was very good. The commissary & NEX are very nice & the fitness center & the people running it were great. We were able to get to Savannah in an hour, Hilton Head in 45 minutes, so it's a good location.
September 17 - Oct 2nd, 2010
We found this to be a great location. ITT has plenty of discount tickets for Charleston attractions. The camp host did not greet us, but we found him & asked questions. The grass was very high & when we mentioned it to ITT, we were told it was contracted out & the contractor decided when it needed cutting, but not less than 6" which it was way over in some spots. They did come the next day & cut it. We didn't use the showers but I did look in & they seemed very clean but dated. I did use the dryer for 3 towels. It's 25 cents for 8 minutes & doesn't seem to get all that hot. We did use the laundromat next to the Subway & mini NEX. It was great. Our biggest complaint was that they tend to move you around. We were they 2 weeks & had to move to another spot after a week. Some people had to move after a day or two & they put a large RV on a small site & a small RV on a large site. I really don't think they realize how much trouble it is to move these larger RVs around. Most of the park is used by permanent campers. The commissary & NEX were clean & nice. They have a great fitness center with plenty of equipment.
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