Reviews written by dddlin
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June 12-17, 2011
We were very happy with the facility. We came in on Sunday afternoon with no reservations. Several spots were available, for one night only, with registration forms in a box at the bath house/laundry. The next morning I contacted MWR and although we had to move to a different site, had no trouble obtaining a site for four more nights. Sites 13-24 are paved and fairly level although they do slope a little, probably for water run-off. Sites 1 thru 12 are not paved and the utilities are located in strange places. We had 50-amp at our site (#20) although most are 30-amp, and water. There is a dump station in the campground. Grass was mowed, bushes and trees trimmed, and the bathrooms and laundry were clean. Only two washers and two dryers, each $.75. It was very quiet although reveille was played at 6 a.m., but not too loudly if windows are closed. There is a small lake for fishing nearby. I did not fish but was told no state license was required, only a $5 base license. The golf course is just down the road and was beautifully maintained. The commissary and exchange are very large. All in all, an excellent place to stay if you want to see St. Louis.
May 10, 2011
First of all - we did not stay here. We called but "no room at the inn", same as many of the reviews below. So we stayed about five miles south at Paul Johnson State Park which was WONDERFUL. We had full hookups, 50 amp, water, sewer, paved sites, right on the lake, a premium site for $24/night. A non-premium site not backing up to the lake but just 30 feet farther,was $20/night or $14 with a senior discount. This was our first stay at a Mississippi park so we didn't know the rate structure. The next day we tried to find the RV park on base but no one there knew where it was. Considering that the base itself is off the beaten track, I don't know why anyone would want to stay there. The exchange is very small. We did utilize the free laundry which is available to all military personnel on the base. It was kind of dirty but the washers and dryers worked great and the cost ($0) was excellent. We visited the Armed Forces Museum on Camp Shelby and were very impressed. It looked like a small building but seemed much larger once we started through. The exhibits were excellent and very extensive. We were there over three hours and could go back. Great job by the people that put this together. We loved the state park and in the past two weeks have stayed at three more MS state parks. We have visited 35 states and feel these MS state parks are one of the best bargains in the country for RVers.
9-11 Oct 2010
We stayed for two nights over a weekend. The campground was very quiet with not much going on on the base. The dirt road through the campground has several large potholes that should be filled. The concrete pads on the sites are too short for our 38' class A but the sites were level. The first site we tried had no water which we reported. The laundry facilities were very good and cheap at $.75 for both washers and dryers. The bathrooms were clean. Small exchange, no commissary although the convenience store at the gas station carried a few thing, including Class 6. Gas prices were considerably lower than outside the gate. Not much else to say. It is a good stopping over point if traveling through Massachusetts but not much to do in this area. At $18/night, it was a real bargain as we had just paid $37.50/night in a very dumpy campground in CT.
June 3-8, 2010
Very nice campground, paved level sites near the river, beach, and boat launch. About an hour to the Outer Banks. No bathhouse or showers at the newer section but there is a bathhouse at the beach, just a short distance. The beach is very nice with picnic shelters and benches, and a few chairs. There was even a life guard on the weekend. The water is very clean and safety ropes designate the swimming area. The exchange is small but well stocked and good prices. A new exchange is being built and should open late this year. Laundry room is located in the old RV section and is okay with two washers and two dryers. We will stay here again when in this area.
May 31-June 3, 2010
We have stayed at Ft. Fisher many times but this wasn't our best visit. We were in the overflow area (at $15/night) with no water or sewer and just 20 amp power, thus unable to run A/C and it was hot and humid. Terrible ant problems and we are still trying to get rid of them in the coach. We arrived on Monday after the Memorial Day crowds had left and the bathrooms/showers were terrible - but they were cleaned on Tuesday. The Beach House restaurant is closed except on weekends - too bad as it is a beautiful location for a casual lunch or dinner and a drink on the screened porch. The dump station is the worst we have ever seen - no water spigot nearby and no gravel or concrete apron. We elected not to use it. But in spite of all the problems, this is a great location if you like the beach. We will come back but will make reservations earlier so we can get a full-hookup site.
May 11-14, 2010
Beautiful location on Lake Moultrie. Sunsets were spectacular. It was a little farther to Charleston than we thought but we didn't mind as it was so nice to sit outside in the evening. We spent both days in Charleston so we didn't take advantage of the many recreation activities at the rec area. We will definitely return and will stay longer next time.
June 10-14, 2010
We agree with previous comments and nothing much has changed. The campground is old and a bit overgrown with branches and vines hanging over the dirt road. The sites are paved and level and we did not have any trouble with the 30 amp power except when we tried to run both A/C units. No problems running just one unit, thank goodness, as it was hot and humid. Bathhouse is very old and we did not use it. Best thing about this CG is the location. Just minutes from the Academy and easy access to Baltimore and DC. And the price of just $9 with the Golden Access card can't be beat. We would definitely stay here again.
April 16-25, 2010
This is a very nice FamCamp and an excellent location in Colorado Springs. The nearby train tracks with the noise and whistles at night is the only negative. We loved the large wooded sites and and it is a great place to walk. Bathrooms and laundry are spotless and washer/dryers only $.75 each. The golf course is truly beautiful and a great course to play. Although the office is being renovated, someone was there almost every day. Cable would have been nice as TV reception was minimal. Wish it had been a little warmer - we got six inches of snow one day.
February 18-March 1, 2010
What a great location! We had a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean, with the beach stretching off to the east. Although the BX was very small and no commissary, the Port Hueneme complex was only 20 minutes way. The laundry was $1 to wash and $.50 to dry with three washers and four dryers. New machines were being installed. Not a lot to do on the base but there was a great walk out to the point either along the beach or on the road. Lots of seals in the estuary provided additional entertainment. We had a terrific storm one Sunday morning with extremely high surf. Unfortunately, a lot of the beach was washed away and the road to the point was closed. The campground experienced some flooding but no serious damage. We paid $23/night but were told the price was going up to $30 as of June 1. Great location and we hope to return some day.
June 28-30, 2009
This should be a five-star facility, but isn't. Many of the sites are too small for large RVs and not level. There are a few picnic tables but not at all sites. When we were there, the front desk was manned by young girls more interested in talking to each other than taking care of visitors. We asked if we could delay checkout for just one hour but were told we would have to pay for another full day even though the park was less than half full. The facilities are all top-notch with a beautiful hall with large TV, games, and comfortable furniture. Restrooms and laundry are large and spotlessly cleaned with plenty of hot water. Although we did not take advantage of their fishing trips, we heard only great fish stories from other campers.
We stayed at Ft. Rich several times during our summer in Alaska. The first visit we only stayed in overflow for two hours before we were assigned a site. The longest we stayed in overflow was just two nights and then we were parked right across from the restrooms which was very convenient. The hosts do the best they can with what they have. The restrooms building is way too small for the size of the park with just one shower in each restroom. The building is very old and shows its age but the camp hosts keep it clean and well stocked. The campground roads are all dirt and gravel and everything was very dusty with the hot dry weather this year. We found the campsites to be large and level and easy to get into. There are several homesteaders, some that even stay through the winter. Our TV reception was spotty at best. One really great benefit was eating at the Elmendorf Dining Hall. Very good food at really cheap prices. The full hookup price of $18 is very good for the location although I think $10 for overflow it a little high.
September 9-19, 2009
We enjoyed our stay here and would come back again. We had e/w site which we liked better than the full-hook sites. We had a large, level site surrounded by towering fir trees with bushes between our neighbors. TV reception is very poor so cable TV would be a nice feature. The commissary and exchange are very large. We didn't mind the security check, just part of coming on a military base. No on-site camp hosts but the MWR employees, Ron and Rich, were always there during normal work hours. For $70/week, this is a real bargain.
September 4-8, 2009
I agree with the previous reviewers - this is a beautiful campground. We showed up on Labor Day weekend without a reservation and were very lucky to get a site. The view is fantastic and sunsets are spectacular! The camp host obviously takes very good care of the place and was trimming trees and bushes while we were there. The restrooms are spotlessly clean and have personal touches including pictures on the walls and throw rugs on the floor. There is even a shoe bag hanging with several pairs of flip-flops for anyone to take if they have forgotten their own. And a sign states the flip-flops have been washed and cleaned in bleach. How nice! No sewers, and TV and phone reception is very poor. But per Ken, the campground is scheduled to be expanded and upgraded after next season (Fall of 2010) to include sewers, cable TV, and WiFi. Then it should qualify as the best military RV park. It has our vote this year.
March 6-15, 2009
We can only repeat all the previous reviews. Wonderful park, well-maintained, clean, excellent family room, etc. Only minor downside was traffic noise if in a site close to the highway. We were lucky and were way back from the road so no problem. We stayed two nights in overflow which could have been better as it had large rocks and was not very level. It doesn't look the the planned expansion will take place any time soon.
February 5-9, 2009
Beautiful location right on Corpus Christi Bay but extremely windy when we were there. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Nice club close by, within walking distance, and they serve a great Sunday brunch. Good place to walk along the waterfront. We had 30 amp and water but were fortunate to have one of the wood shelters. Very nice. On the down side, two of the dryers were not working, WiFi is too expensive, and the commissary is rather small. I would like to return when it is a little warmer and the wind isn't blowing at 40 mph.
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