Reviews written by retired523
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We stayed here a couple of months ago (on the newer side) and had a very nice time. The camp host was very cordial, the area clean, and RV spaces are nice. We got here this visit after the office was closed for the day so I filled out the envelope at the office per posted instructions. The space I selected in the new section was not marked off on the space chart, so I marked it on the chart and we pulled our RV into that space. There were two traffic cones sitting next to the electrical box (they were not placed in the middle of the space to look like someone might be using that space). I got out of out truck and a woman from the adjoining space came around the corner of her RV and said in a loud non-cordial voice "don't you know what the cones are for?" Not sure why she would think I knew what the cones were for -- the office chart showed the space as vacant and the cones were off to the side of the space. I told her no I didn't know what the cones were for and she continued in her loud non-cordial voice to tell me that the space was reserved. I told her the chart at the office showed the space as vacant and she again said it was reserved. It worked out well that we didn't stay next to her because her dogs barked continually from the minute we pulled into the space. I then realized when I saw her vehicle that this same woman was in that same space when we were here a couple of months ago. During that stay, I had taken our dogs over to the dog park. She was there and actually called out to me to not bring my dogs into the park until she took her dogs out!! The space outside her RV looks like she is set to stay there permanently, just as it did when we were here before. Not the best person to run into for a good first impression of the famcamp.
Great location and we had a nice view of the water. The campground seems to be regularly monitored by security and campground staff. The commissary and exchange complex is easy to get to and very nice. We stayed on the older side of the campground because no spots were available in the newer section. The disadvantage of the older side is no 50 amp service or sewer hookup. The campground host was very nice.
Positives are (1)campground is in a good location for seeing the DC area; (2)daily rate is good; (3)bathhouse, game room, and washer/dryers (2 of each) are available. Negatives are (1)the main water system has been flushed three times in the past few days but the water is still orange; (4) WiFi is available, but not in your RV - campers take their computer to the campground office building for internet connection; (5) the "dog park" at the campground is an incredibly small area that is totally unacceptable as a space for dogs to run or chase a ball; (6) too many potholes on the gravel road in the campground;(7) no playground for children; (8) golf course is too close to the campground. I was walking my dog by the office a few days ago when a golf ball came close enough for me to hear it as it flew by -- landed about 20 feet away from me; (9) campground is very close to an off-base, heavily traveled road (which means loud traffic and booming music at all hours of the day/night). The rest of the base looks as if it is well taken care of but the campground is sorely lacking in many respects.
We really like this RV park and have stayed at it several times (when we've been able to get a reservation). I read some remarks about "homesteaders" and have to admit that I am interested in hearing how the system works because there do seem to be more than several sites occupied by the same people for extended periods of time. I'm guessing some are active duty military, but aside from them, how do other folks get approved to stay for such long periods? If the RV park is monetarily beneficial to the base, maybe some of the land that has been cleared of old housing could be used to enlarge the RV park (and wouldn't an adjoining dog park be wonderful?). With so many baby boomers retiring, those who are RVers and qualified to use base facilities could really enjoy more space availability at Foster Creek. Its such a nice location and winters are mild. My husband and I hope to winter-over at Foster Creek next year if the policy actually allows that. The policy regarding how long RVers can stay needs to be included in the information about Foster Creek on this website to eliminate speculation about nepatism, favoritism, lack of rules, or rules just not being followed. Also, we have interacted with three current/past campground hosts and have found all of them to be friendly and not the least overbearing.
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