Reviews written by habu978
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May 27 - June 3, 2011
I arrived on the 27th of June when I walked into the office, I was met by the great staff of the Fam-Camp. What a pleasure to sign in and get all the information about the Fam-Camp and Academy. When I made my reservations I was asked where my satellite was on the motorhome was located front or back, also where my connections where located. Even after that my spot was a little hard to get the satellite tuned in, I had to move back a few feet. Sites are not true level but can be worked. My biggest compliant is with the dog owners, for some reason they don't think they have to clean up after the dogs since we are in a wooded area. Some sites are a little hard to get into if you have a large RV but again it just takes a little time. Everyone tells me that the winds doesn't blow all the time, but every day we've been here for the week it has blown hard. The best time about this Fam-Camp is the surrounding attractions, Seven Falls, Royal Gorge, Cliff Dwellings, COG railway to the top of Pikes Peak and many others. We were here for a week and went every day to see an attraction, but could have stayed longer. Now I have a reason to return for another stay. The Mall, Stores, Dining places are just off the Academy south gate. Don't forget to visit Fort Carson, it has a much larger PX and Commissary. Presently they are resurfacing the road to the Fam-Camp, should be completed in a week. They also have road work at the North Gate to the Academy. Oh I almost forgot You can wash your RV in the Fam-Camp, that is the biggest plus of all Fam-Camps being able to wash you RV.
April 6 -9 2011
This Fam-Camp could be one of the best in Mississippi. But the first thing is they need to move the people that live there full time out. The Host was great. Great park to do the beach and casinos. Remember to stop at the Mississippi welcome center when first coming into the state and get the buy one get one free buffet coupons for the casinos. The RV park doesn't have them any longer.
April 3 - 6 2011
The park hasn't changed since the last time we here. I was told that the rates are going up by the end of the summer. The reason is that the civilian park owners are complaining that the base is taking away their business. No improvements are scheduled so no cable. It's a nice place to spend a few days to do FT. Walton and Destin every once in a while. I'll come back in a few years when I want to do the area.
July 30 - August 2, 2010
This is a Fam-Camp that sets the standards very High. The host are great and helpful with all questions. The laundry, rec room, showers, were spotless. To visit the surrounding area like St Mary's, Jekyell Island are just a couple places to see. It would be hard to get a spot with out a reservation later on in the winter. But the best is kept for last Two free green fees to play golf just rent the cart. We will be back but next time for a longer stay.
I pulled in to stay but after seeing the spots I decided to leave and drive South. This park could be great but it needs a BIG Overhaul, power up date to 50 AMPS, sewer, Cable would be nice since no satellite.
July 22nd - 27th, 2010
While we only stayed for a few days it was great, made reservations over the phone and was given a spot. When we arrived after we got set up the Camp Host stopped by said hello and asked if we had any questions. The spots were long and clean. Every thing was easy to get too, commissary, Nex & ITT. ITT had all the discount tours one could ask for, but check prices sometimes your senior discount is better then the military. Nice laundry and showers. I would stay again but next time longer even in the heat.
July 10-12 2010
I just stayed for two days. The only open spots were water & Elect. I read all the other reports but I didn't have any of those issues, yes the WiFi was a little slow at times, yes a little dusty (but if the drivers would have slowed down NO DUST), I wish I could have stayed longer but the plans didn't allow it. The only big issue is the 120 day stay limit, some unit have way to much stuff around and outside their units like 5 propane bottles because they are allowed to stay for 4 months with out moving. If they were not allowed to stay that long it wouldn't take long to get a full hook up site. I have sat TV and didn't have a problem getting it in just had to watch where I parked. The power was a little low but heck every one was running 1 or 2 AC's; Washer/Dryers; and even one unit had a window AC mounted in the window along with 2 AC's on top. This causes elect drain on all spots. I didn't have any problems with the dump but I have a motorhome and the dump is on the drivers side, but i know some of the travel trailers have the dump on the right side so they have to drive around a circle or use an extra length of drain hose. The staff are the best and very helpful.I wish they would spray for bugs every once in a while can't sit out at night. BUG ATTACK !!!! even tried a fire. Really it's a great place to visit.
June 21, 2010 to present
This was the first time we came up US75 normally we drive I35 to Springfield. I am sure glad we did the campground is great, we were met by 2 bucks and 8 Does just feeding on the grass as we park in spot 10 the geese came up looking for hand outs. After we got set up we seen an Eagle flying over the water looking for food, just soared around for a while. Now the hard part was getting checked in, we didn't see the drop box at the entrance so I called and got directions to MWR but they didn't say they were at equipment issue building (711). But all in all it was something to laugh about and have something to talk about at the evening meal. We used the Elk's in town and they had a great meal for the price in fact we had so much we had to take part of the meal with us, next time we split the meal. Small PX but who cares. My biggest complaint is about the previous campers, they left their trash inside the new BBQ's. As we walked around that is the biggest problem campers NOT cleaning up after themselves. If the Smart chapters wanted a place to hold a muster this would be a great place, 2 large BBQ pits, lot of tables for out side dinners or what ever. We I come back, you bet I will in fact I'll stay longer since I found out there a few things to see in the area. Only 4 campers now. Remember 25% off for golden age pass so that's $9.00 a night!
April 5, 2009
Very friendly staff and helpful staff. Had to use the over flow but no problem, just needed to get there a little early in the day. One bad thing was a person came in at the same time as me went to over flow then their friends showed up and they had sign up for a full hook up site so they moved. Didn't think that was fair to other RVer's, since they have a no reservation policy. But that's not the campgrounds fault just RVer's.
April 4, 2009
You can't ask for a better Fam-Camp. Every thing was clean, the laundry room, exercise equipment handy. With the new Gas station across the street and fuel prices cheaper than our post and the Flying J. Just an outstanding place to spend the night or two.
March 25 2009
The first thing I will say this park is operated by some of the friendliest camp host around. I called early in the morning for 2 spots and they save them for us. The bad things are the streets getting to the park and that the new area doesn't have any cable, also some of the people need to clean up their spot because they can stay long term. Little pricey but I think the whole Fam-Camp program has raised there rates. In some cases it's OK but in some they need to reduce them.
June 30, 2008
Well I only stayed one night, was going to stay longer but... I have a Big rig and I'll tell you I will not go back till they really do some work. As stated in other reviews watch out for the tree branches, I ended up with some minor surface damage that I had to work out at our next location.
June 29, 2008
What a great stay, the new host was friendly and helpful. She met us as we pulled into the sign in area. I called to see how many spot were open prior to leaving I-35 since I was traveling south. She told me that they had a few open. I always called before going into the Air Force Fam camps since they do not take reservations not even for the day. The commissary/ BX were great. The base is just great, little noisy from the airplanes but no big deal. The best thing is that let you wash your rig and tow. I do not use the wash rooms or the washer/dryers but I did look in and they were spotless. I always stop ther traveling I-35
May 7-27, 2008
The check in process was as easy as ever, Met Arlene at the MWR office during check in. We needed to extend our stay by a few days at check in she helped and made sure it happened. They base has little to do on it but FT. Monmoth is just a few miles away, also Ft. Dix & McGuire AFB is just a short drive if you really need a great PX/BX. A laundry mat is near FT Monmoth about 5 miles away.But let me tell you the BEST things, your about a hour from Philly, Alantic City, & NYC. The lighthouses and the NJ beaches are just a few miles away. The NJ Transit system parking is Free after 09:00 and show your ID card on the train and the ride into NYC is Free also. Remember do not ride during prime time or it cost Go to the USO in NYC and get some discounts for Broadway show with out having to stand in line at TKTS outlet every day. The USO is located in the port authority. Some times they have Basaball tickets. I would or will stay there again and again. Yes the hook ups are different but I'm been at worst both Military and civilian. Just plan a little for the sewer hook up. I only used a 20 foot sewer line with no problems, 25 foot H2O hose & a standard Elect cord for 50 Amps. The security police drove thru every day to check on things.
April 19 - May 4, 2008
This is our second time here at the Fam-Camp and it hasn't changed in 8 years. The sites are in poor condition (gravel & deep ruts) water stands in & in front of the sites when rainning. Poor 30 Amp power, I had to use my gen set for a time. Some of the rv units have been here way to long and need to be moving on. I think some RV's are left here connected to elect while the owners go oversea on a hop or they use it for storage. The staff is Great and the people wonderful to visit with. Only 2 washers and dryers but works out OK with some planning. One would think that this Fam Camp would be the best in the system, since they have a 54 hole golf course. Can't tell me that MWR can't see the benefits of up grading the RV sites. The great thing is it's close to downtown DC.
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