Reviews written by babe1002
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January 16, 2013
We usually stay here at least one night coming and going to/from Arizona. The park has never looked better; the center area is filled with rock and recently planted trees, and looks great. The Famcamp is easy to get to and is close to the commissary and BX. We like that there are no reservations, and that has never ever been a problem to find a place to park. Site 21 - the sewer is about 4" below the concrete surface so requires a donut to connect - don't remember that issue with other sites. Some sites are not terribly level. But all in all we happily stay here once or twice a year.
I understand this place was very very busy over the July 4 weekend, as it should be, but it is very very quiet now during the middle of the week. There seems to be some of the good old boy stuff going on with one trailer being parked on a year 'round basis and rented to friends while the trailer owner is employed at the FamCamp and lives in a house nearby?? The leash law was not enforced as I watched someone let their dog run freely in the picnic/playground area for at least fifteen minutes. This is a good place for young military families to have a day or a week at the lake, but there is room for improvement. It would not be a destination site for us, but is adequate for a short stay while on the road. This web site says the fee is $15/day, but we were charged $16 - perhaps for 50 amp? The RV sites are very close together so your bit of "grass" is occupied by your neighbors water, electric, and sewer hookups. The lower numbered sites, closest to the entrance and office, face a green picnic area with very nice playground equipment and a view of the lake beyond. We stayed here in a motor home.
July 3, 2009
I'm glad I didn't pay attention to MountainRV's comments - he must have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed. I agree with the other two recent reviews about this park.....it is a bit of a drive from I-80, and there could be a bridge toll, but otherwise who can complain about a Famcamp on a lake? We didn't use any of the facilities but the office was okay. It needs a bigger sign so one can see where to check in when entering the park. I like having the concrete pad under the picnic table, but the gravel back-in site was fine since one steps out on to grass. I appreciated all the green grass. The camp host waved several times. This is a nice park and considering we have been paying $40 per night as we traveled from the east, $16 is a great bargain.
May 10-14, 2009
The park is very well kept with nothing out of place or extraneous stuff sitting around. All the sites are concrete pads with a grassy area and a very nice metal picnic table. No sign of long-term residents. The staff is very friendly and helpful and provided us with a folder full of information about the base and surrounding area. A great place to walk a pet. If your site is the end away from the lake, there is an entry through the trees to a lovely green walkway/road for you and your pet, and my dog and I saw a deer watching us as we walked. The one area for improvement would be the roads which are rocky gravel and makes for difficult walking, and the potholes makes it very difficult for entry and exit with a motor home. Fix the roads and you should beat out Davis-Monthan for #1 Famcamp. Although we didn't use any of the facilities, there was an inviting screened area with tables and chairs for eating inside and a big gas grill parked right outside. Also peeked into the gathering room with tables and chairs, sofas, and television. I loved the new big front-loading washers and dryers. And they were free!!! Outside in the breezeway and inside the eating area are big inviting wooden rockers!!
April 25, 2009
The two people in the office were as friendly and helpful as anyone could ask for, and they provided enormous amounts of information. I felt welcome and did feel I was being given a litany of "don'ts" as has been mentioned. Everything discussed pertained to the usual park rules about speed, noise, and pets. The sites are a bit close, but that is the price we pay for driving rigs with slide-outs and using parks that have been in existence for more years than the slide-outs!! We paid $18/night, and I would be hard pressed to think of the last time I stayed in an acceptable civilian RV park for that low of a rate. Unlike some military parks I have visited, there appears to be a fair rotation to eliminate the "good old boys" setup, although I take exception to any military park that makes it possible for folks to essentially make it their home. To have to pull up stakes and move out for just 24 hours every eight months doesn't do it. A long-term stay should be balanced with an equal amount of time spent away from the park. I love the location on base - it is quiet, quiet, quiet, and we are within view of acres of tails of planes. The pet walking area is spacious and well maintained - It is rare that one finds any kind of an RV park with a fenced exercise area so I don't see that as a negative here. The commissary and BX are a short drive away. We will definitely return to this park - it is the best we have found within the military system.
Mar 26, 2008
Very friendly camp host and hostess. He loaned us a battery charger for our dead car battery. Not a lot of sites, but a very pleasant location with lots of green grass and open space. A great spot to overnight when driving I-5. There is supposedly a shopette but we have not been able to find it. No other services. I have never used laundry or showers so can't comment.
Mar 25, 2008
This was our fifth one-night stay. We were pleased to see there were actually sites available and didn't have to park in overflow. On previous visits, the park looked like a permanent trailer park. Good policy change. This is a great place to stop when traveling from Arizona to northern California and beyond. The amenities are limited, hence better for just a one-night place to sleep. I didn't use the restroom/showers, but peeked inside and they sparkled. Pet friendly.
All of my low scores are driven by the fact that this is a GOOD OLD BOYS network. We have tried to stay twice with limited success. The first time was a night in overflow, and the 2nd stay was 3 nights before we had to leave because the space was reserved. Reservations are fine, but retired geezers and spouses should not be allowed to reserve for six months, leave for a short period of time and then return for another six months. The park has nice amenities but it is definitely for the benefit of a select few.
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