Reviews written by hlmrv43
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July 16 - 19, 2012
Located in a beautiful setting just north of downtown Seward; however, with no sewer hookups I rated Amenities/Facilities a 3. As stated, hookups are together so every other site is pull-in/back-in so your hookups are on the correct side. I was in the far line of sites from the office and Wi-Fi worked great in my RV. Freedom Fighters Lounge to the rear of the Main Deck opens for food at 17:00 with a limited menu. All staff were friendly and helpful. You are given a "hotel type" door card to access the laundry and showers. Therefore, you have to check out and your credit card is charged at check out. Prior to arriving I was able to book a 4 1/2 hour Resurrection Bay tour with about a 40% savings. A great tour by the way. Exit Glacier is a short drive (less than 10 miles) away. There is a Safeway grocery store and car wash a short distance from the resort heading south into Seward. The cabins look very nice and there is both bus and train service from Anchorage if someone wanted to stay in the cabins. Overall a good experience.
July 11 - 16 2012
The FamCamp is in the trees with no Wi-Fi or CATV. There are no full hookup sites although there is a dump station. Charley, the Assistant Camp Host was most courteous and helpful. I did not use the showers or laundry so I cannot comment on them. If paying by credit card you have to go to the Outdoor Recreation Center Building 7301 off Jerstad Avenue. Take Provider Drive towards the Boniface Gate. Turn right on Vandenberg Avenue and bear to the left at the light onto Arctic Warrior Drive. Turn right on Jerstad Avenue and Outdoor Rec will be ahead on the right in a big old hanger building. The campground is just inside the Muldoon Road Gate on Zeamer Avenue. The gate is easily accessible for RV’s as is the Main Gate off Boniface Parkway. Take the first right on Zeamer Avenue just inside the gate and the FamCamp will be on your left just down the road past the hospital and Helipad. On weekends the gate does not open until 9AM for both entrance and exit to the base. Just outside Muldoon Road Gate on the right is the new Ta ‘Kahtau Commons Shopping Center. Some of the stores are iHop, Lowes, Kohl’s, Olive Garden, Red Robin, PetSmart, McDonalds, Subway, Target, and Best Buy. PetSmart does grooming and also has a Doggy Day Care where you can drop off your dog for a couple of hours or even overnight. Staff is available overnight but you can only pick up your pet during normal business hours. The VA Hospital is on your left when you exit the gate. There is a Gas Station/Shoppette right near the FamCamp. The large and very nice Commissary/Base Exchange is just past that. There is also a car wash next to the Shoppette. Diesel is available at the gas station. If you need any parts for your RV Mobile Trailer Supply off 3d Avenue in Anchorage has just about everything you would find in a Camping World. The easiest way to get to it is take the same route as if going towards Outdoor Rec. Take a left on Pease Road and go out the Post Road Gate. Cross Ship Creek and you will see a yellow building to your right front on the side of the hill. Turn right on 3d Avenue and then left into their location. I gave Amenities/Facilities a 3 as there are no full hookup sites.
June 24 to July 1, 2012
I arrived at just after 12 noon on June 24. I asked the two young individuals in civilian clothes if they had any 50amp sites available. They looked at me like I did not know what I was talking about. They told me to just go get a site and make my payment using the envelope at the bath house. I told them I needed to get my Air Force Frequent Camper Book stamped. They stamped the book and I paid them with my credit card - $18.00 a night now. They have a large map of the sites hanging on the wall but they do not have the electric annotated, only the site number. The same with the map board at the FamCamp entrance. Site 36 looked the largest so I asked about that site and was told if no one was in it to take it and call them to tell me the site I was in. All the sites looked like the weeds had not been cleared in six months or more. The water pressure is very low. The FamCamp is overrun with mosquitoes. There is no Wi-Fi at the FamCamp or FamCamp office. All the sites are in the trees and satellite dishes will not work at the FamCamp. I did not use the laundry or showers so I cannot comment on them. The BX food court Wi-Fi was not working when I went Sunday evening. I went to the base library on Monday and found out it was closed on Monday's as is the commissary. There is plenty of room to pull your RV into the FamCamp office and swing around heading out. I have a 40 foot RV and towing and I had no trouble. Although small, the BX and commissary are nice. The Heritage Park on base is nice.
I had a similar problem with Dee. I called and made two reservations; one over Thanksgiving and one for over a month in February that extended into March. I told her I wanted a full hook up site for both reservations and was promised I would get one although I might have to move during the second stay due to being full for the NASCAR races going on. I was promised a e-mail confirmation that I never got. The address on file was wrong and I gave Dee my new address. When I arrived I was told there were no full hook up sites and when I asked about my reservation in February it was only for 7 nights even though the intake card had the extended stay days written on it. Additionally, Dee never changed my address information because when my receipt was printed it still had the old address information on it. Although the first visit was the middle of November, the welcome packet I received was full of October happenings. It appears they are too content with the money they are making to take care of the customers who provide for their jobs. I gave the Cleanliness/Hospitality a one for the simple reason for the way my reservations were mishandled. I talked to the individual who registered ahead of me and they had the same problems with their reservations - not getting what they were promised.
July 4th weekend - 2010
Have stayed in approximately 40 military FamCamps from Hanscom AFB to Ft. Lewis to MacDill AFB to San Onofre at Camp Pendelton and this has to be the worst FamCamp I ever visited. Sites are not level and hookups are all over the place but where they should be. I was promised an open site when I made reservations the middle of March but was put in Ceder new with no explanation why I was under the umbrella of trees. The RV behind me had his front wheels over a foot in the air to get level. Others in the Cedar area were on lots of blocks to get level. Speed limit in Ceder is 5MPH while in Ceder New it is 10MPH. No wi-fi or CATV but plenty of ticks. If you like ticks and roughing it you will like it here. If visiting D.C. and the surrounding area and you only plan on sleeping in your RV it might be okay. I will gladly pay the going rate of about $50 a night at private campgrounds in the area before I would ever stay here again.
9 and 10 July 2007
A very nice campground located near Scott Lake. All sites are back-in. Sites 1 through 9 and 12 are dirt sites while sites 13 through 24 are paved. There are no sites numbered 10 and 11. Sites 1 through 9 and site 12 are 40 foot or longer as are sites 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, and 24. Sites 14, 15, 17, and 23 are 38 feet long. Site 19 is 32 feet long. Sites 19 and 20 have 50 amp service. Sites 16 and 18 are handicap parking and require handicap decals for use. All sites are electric and water only. A dump station is available near the bath house. Sites 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24 are mostly open and satellite Internet and TV should be no problem. Site 12 possibly might get both. Very well maintained grounds. Showers and laundry very dirty. This could become one of the best if sewers were added and the showers and laundry cleaned on a regular basis.
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