Reviews written by ausonius
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June 9-11, 2009
We originally booked one of the yurts for a two week period, but after three nights, we packed it in and headed out to a private RV park at Stoney Creek. Seward Resort is very noisy, with a coal ship loading facility, Alaska Railroad marshaling yard, and the Seward Highway all in close proximity. There also wasn't any official enforcement of the posted "Quiet Hours" in the yurt area.
Other than that, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the facility clean and well maintained. Room rentals at this facility might be more enjoyable since one can close the windows if it gets too noisy [although I don't know how thick walls or windows have to be to keep an 0200 locomotive horn at an acceptable decibel level for sleeping!].
May 29/30, 2009
We lucked out and obtained quarters at the BOQ, and enjoyed a first-class mess hall, well stocked BX and commissary, all located in one central area. Anticipating a near future stay again in the Fairbanks area, we drove over to the Eielson FAMCAMP to check it out. We were underwhelmed to say the least: although the facility had been officially open for two weeks, the parking pads were overgrown with weeds, and the one restroom/shower that was unlocked was filthy. In two visits in as many days, we never saw the campground host, and no other campers were evident. This FAMCAMP was stricken from our “potential” list.
May 15-16, 2009
Stopped in on our way to Alaska, our first experience in a military FAMCAMP. Both the manager (Howard) and the camp host were professional and friendly, and the toilets, showers, and laundry facility were clean and well maintained. Base facilities are well signed and all together in one area, all within walking distance of the FAMCAMP. We didn't use the BX or the mess facility, but we did use the commissary - is large and well-stocked. Two additional interesting attractions not mentioned in the intro: Morton Thiokol rocket motor display (near Promontory), as well as one of the better Air Force Museums around with a large selection of well restored AF aircraft; it is located right there at the north end of Hill AFB.
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