Reviews written by drfuller76
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Mar 16 - Apr 22, 2012
First time at this facility. With only one week notice the staff was able to fit two of us traveling together. We stayed at the main campground near the marina and really like the proximity to the water for fishing in the St. Andrew Bay right from the property. We have Porta-Bote and launch it right from the marina at no charge! We utilize the pavilion for fishing set up time. For those of us who like to walk for fun and exercise the base has ample sidewalks and distance. Furthermore virtually every facility is within walking distance on this small base. The galley doesn't let retirees eat there, one of the few in our experience. Bird watchers will delight in the forest, marsh areas adjacent to the park. The restroom/laundry building is always clean and tidy with a book exchange library in the laundry. The office staff are eager to help and are knowledgable about RV'ing, fishing, restaurants, etc. NOTES: Don't arrive after 5 p.m., the office shuts down and there's no place for you to stay till morning, that's stated policy. Their policy also makes sure a staff member assist in parking you, it's tight at main park.
6 March - 15 March 2012
Ditto and Ditto again to all the positive comments. A new manager, Kathy, took over last June and she is a great leader with a fabulous management style. The following are some things we did while here; walked the beach to find shark teeth, fished and caught 10, watched amazing sunrises, toured St Augustine, toured World Golf Hall of Fame, enjoyed the mild temperatures, cool breezes, took fabulous walks on the Atlantic ocean beach !
December 23, 2001 - January 23, 2012
We arrived on Christmas Eve, 2011 for a 30 day stay. Having stayed here before we knew how to get here and hoped our favorite space was empty and waiting for us. To our delight, the office was open and cheerfully staffed, even though it was Christmas Eve afternoon! The winter season is a discount season, we paid $10 per night for a full hook-up site, Merry Christmas! That's from the beginning price of $18. We were given discount ($6) for our being seniors, and ($2) for it being winter. Winter discount stops end of February. If you come during the winter, expect a skeleton crew, few people, facilities needing attention (cleaning) and mild weather. We regard this camp as one of the best kept secrets (not anymore after this writing) for winter RV'ing. The new manager has been able to put many $$ into new facilities and upgrades. We stayed in section 2 in a 5th wheel. We have a Porta-Bote and launch it from our camp-site, perfect! Did not catch fish, though, as we did in fall of 2008. NOTE: This park has a 30 day in, then 30 day out policy. Leitner Lake on Ft. Gordon is a great place for the other 30 days, it's been improved, too!
July 2 - July 6, 2010
We enjoyed our stay at this FAMCAMP, though we stayed only four nights and all of them were at the overflow area. We found the overflow to have plenty of 30 amp power. Better than that, we had terrific views of the many Rapid City fireworks shows on this Fourth of July. We liked the overflow area as it is next to but not too close to the flight line, watching the B-1's take off is a thrill. With our 5th Wheel backed up to the big meadow we were constantly entertained by the meadow larks, eastern king birds, rabbits, deer and a fox! So if the FAMCAMP is full don't despair, fill up with water, empty your waste tanks and enjoy natures show and the occasional aircraft takeoff. The overflow is 2.7 miles away from the FAMCAMP and not too hard to find.
October 7, 2008
When we called the phone number for our reservation a knowledgeable helpful lady answered all our questions and gave us directions to the FAMCAMP from the main gate. Following the directions given here we had no problem finding the FAMCAMP on the first try. Upon arrival we found the FAMCAMP to be well maintained and clean. When we finished setting up we took a walk around the camp and Scott Lake. The lake can be fished, but the bass have to be put back in the lake. Which is not a problem with us as we practice catch and release techniques only. Also there are no boats of any kind allowed in the lake. As stated by the previous visitors there are two areas of the FAMCAMP one has large paved spaces the other has large gravel spaces with many trees to the rear of each space. The laundry room was clean with two washers and two dryers, costing 75 cents per load. Each of the restrooms were clean with two of each type of "facilities". I didn´t notice much about the paved sites, I camped in gravel, but the water hose had to be threaded under the coach due to the shared water standpipes.
August 21, 2008
If you can imagine a beach access property owned by the military and good it might be, it is that terrific! The office is staffed by knowledgeable friendly people who will answer all your questions. While there be sure to visit the little military museum on the base. It's terrific. We were there during a time when the camp hosted an outdoor music event on property. It was free and fabulous! There are nice restaurants close by for your eating enjoyment. The beach is literally half to one block walk away.
16 July 2008
We were assigned one of the few spots up by the gymnasium, MWR shop. We enjoyed the short stay we had here. We toured the outbanks, NPS Wright Brothers Memorial, Bodie Lighthouse and Hatteras Lighthouse. Also we found the downtown area of Elizabeth City to be charming and on the "comeback" with redevelopment. We paid $7 per night for that space, a terrific deal.
August 25, 2008
This park is one of the top five military FAMCAMPs for us. We stayed in a space that backed up to the lake providing terrific views of the wildlife and sunsets beyond belief. The location may be a bit of a downfall for those who "need" to be close to malls and stores, about 12 miles to the nearest big shopping center. We don't look for that sort of thing as a "need". We "need" solitude, wildlife, hiking, open skies, little freeway noise, strong 30 amp or better, good water. This campground has all those. WIFI is available at the lodge/office. Though it is about 10 miles away from the Interstate, it is worth the drive, just follow the directions listed here. Since our last visit (in March 08') a new all-in-one fuel station, store/restaurant just opened right at the last right turn into the rec area.
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