Reviews written by revadeux
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19 Jun - 30 Jun 2011
We had mechanical problems one day out from our scheduled arrival and had to delay our arrival one day at a time. The staff (Joan mostly) was very understanding and pushed back our arrival as necessary. Staff was very helpful and friendly throughout our stay. Roads are now marked with great signs. North Gate is still to be avoided because of construction. Cars can enter and leave through the North Gate with no problem. Commissary and exchange is rather small but adequate for most basic needs. The commissary and exchange at Peterson AFB is much larger and has a greater selection. For us Navy types there is a Navy Federal Credit Union a couple of miles north of Peterson AFB. As stated below there is much to see and do. Having tri-pods for both TV and Internet, had no problem with the trees. Staff is very knowledgeable about satellite reception and many sites have decent reception. Definitely, a worth while stop.
1 Mar - 3 May 2011
This was our third and last visit here, unless there is a big change in attitude of management. We tried to get a reservation beginning in mid-February thru the first of May. When we applied we were told they were full until the first of March. When we arrived on the first of March we found that was not really the case. We found that there was always three to five empty sites all winter. Pet rules appear to be for only those who will obey them, as is the case with a lotof rules. A 30 day min stay is hogwash. While there we saw one two week stay, one three week atay and one three day stay. During this time there was open sites at Pelican Roost. I guess it depends on Who you know. Homesteading is still going on and yes they still give "Trailer Park Trash" a good name. The new rates are high, too high for what was promised and not delivered. Yes the new club house and facilities are nice. I also didn't like the attitude that "MWR programs are for Active Duty only, not retired." If you look closely, most RV parks are supported by the retired community. This park has raised rates three times in the last three years, the last time three dollars a day. When was the last time we in the retired community received a raise? Military RV Parks are not meant to be a base's "Cash Cow."
30 Jul - 6 Aug 2010
Be sure to read the entire blurb about coming in and which sites allow you to have satellite access. The article is very accurate. We were in site 20 and it was perfect for us. Be aware that reservations are site specific, and the second 50 Amp site is only 20 feet long at best. The facilities, for an Air Force Base were totally lacking. Showers were barely adequate, took quite a bit of time for the water to get warm. Stainless steel toilets with no toilet seat, just like in a prison. Cleanliness of restrooms and washer/dryer room not what I would expect. Exchange and commissary were large and well stocked.
28 June - 28 July 2010
It was like running a gauntlet getting in the back gate. It would have been easier if they would let you come in the commercial entrance. But that is not always possible, due to back up of commercial vehicles waiting for inspection. The main gate at Wasp Ave has a little wider entrance and would actually be easier to get in with a big rig and toad. Still no gas station, and it looks like there won't be for quite a while. No work being done in that area at all. Many sites at the RV park still occupied with trailers for rent to flood victims, but for the most part they sit empty, plugged in and A/C running. The sites are nice and large and fairly level. The base itself seems to be very slow recovering from the flood and in some areas there is actually work going on. Exchange and commissary facilities are excellent for the small size of the base. There is a maximum stay limit, but I don't think it is enforced. One person admitted he had been there a couple of years. Talk about homesteading. The location makes it a great place to stay and see Memphis.
5 Jun - 10 Jun, 2010
Over priced mediocre. Sites are small and close together. You need to get a key from the office to use the laundry facilities. Location is great and base has everything you would need for an extended stay. Record keeping and reservation system outdated. Kept with pencil and paper, in this day and age?!?! Space we were assigned was occupied so we were assigned another space. Tried to extend a couple of days but was told the park was full even though there were over ten sites empty when we left. I am not sure the left hand knows what the right is doing.
15 Feb - 14 May 2010
Price has gone up since last year. Still a good deal though. It is supposed to be a long term stay but if you are in the "IN" you can get a short of a few days. There is some "Homesteading" going on also, and a couple of the site make "Trailer Park Trash" look good. The new clubhouse has been started, completion unknown at this time. Sure glad we stayed over at Osprey Cove. There is too much of a clique at the Roost and every time I visited there or went to pay my bill, I felt the "Cold Shoulder" big time. Woody needs to get a personality. We will probably return next spring, in spite of that.
3 - 10 November 2009
Sure the reservation process is not user friendly, but it is manageable. The location makes it easy to get to Key West and other areas of interest. There are two 30Amp and two 50Amp sites. Site three is tight against site two, but for the most part sites are very deep and spacious. Gate cards are a thing of the past. Gate combo is now in use. Rick and Randy do a good job of managing the sites. After a trip to look at Sigsby and how tight those spaces are, I am glad we stayed where we did. We would go back again. $25.00 a day in the Keys in November is a good deal.
16 - 30 Sep 2009
What very clean and well kept up RV Park. A great improvement in the 18 months since we last stayed there. Still free laundry. Everything on the base is very convenient and easy to get to. Glad we stayed there again.
2 Sep - 16 Sep 2009
A very nice and clean park, too bad it is not very open to the general public eligible to use it. There were ten, now only seven spots designated for general use. Everything else is full time homesteaders. Rental spaces are even occupied by homesteaders waiting for full time slots. What a shame. Park is ideal location to visit Charleston and surrounding spots. It is close to the exchange and commissary, in spite of difficulty getting around due to construction projects in the housing areas. Pay attention to the last part of directions to camp ground on this site, it is only way you can get to the park during the construction.
12 Aug - 26 Aug 2009
Lacking is not the word for this FamCamp. Sites are over grown, many sites are permanently occupied, and they have a 90 day max stay. It is easy to tell by the six foot tall tomato plants, insulation wrapped water hoses, attached wooden steps, semi-permanent "tent" garages, should I go on? When it rains all sites flood except those occupied full time. Tent people even use cones to reserve parking places near the laundry/rest room facilities. When we arrived, on a Wednesday, there was no one to assign us a space. Could not find the office. Drove past the laundry/rest room building because that is what it is! Turns out there is some info on how to contact management if you arrive any day outside of Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Not very useful to someone from out of state because all phone numbers lack an area code. This is, without a doubt, the worst military facility I have seen in four years of full time RVing and using all service campgrounds from coast to coast. Must be because it is off base; out of site , out of mind. Place needs command attention.
Feb 23 - 1 May 2009
We are so glad we found this Campground. It is a hidden gem. Quiet, clean and easy access to base facilities. The clubhouse mentioned in previous reviews has been approved and this will only make the place better. Jerry, camphost at Osprey Cove, along with Rita and Woody the "The Roost," made our stay pleasant in every way. We are already planning on staying a couple of months next spring. It's too bad, more bases don't have the foresight to turn un-used trailer parks into Long Term RV Parks.
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