Raptor Ranch at Tyndall AFB

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Location

Installation
Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, FL
GPS Coordinates
30.094957, -85.613
Location Information
Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, FL

Directions

Directions
Traveling west or east on Interstate 10 take US 231 So to SR 2315/ Star Ave, turn left. Drive to Hwy 22; turn right. Continue to US 98 (CVS & Walgreens at lights) and turn left. Stay on US 98 to Dupont Bridge (Tyndall Air Force base sign on left). FamCamp is 1/2 mile after bridge on right, before Sabre Drive gate. ---- Traveling west on US 98, 25 miles from Panama City Beach. Traveling east on US 98, 18 miles from Mexico Beach Fl.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(850) 283-2798
Mailing Address
FamCamp, 101 FamCamp Road, Tyndall AFB, FL 32403-1045

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired allowed year-round. 100% DAV, DoD Civilians and sponsored guests also allowed from Apr 1 to Nov 1.
Season
All year
Reservations
Not accepted for campsites. Accepted for cottages 90 days in advance.
Mail Forwarding
Must use local General Delivery
Pet Information
Limit two pets, none in cottages.
Campground Information
60 day stay limit in FHU sites. No smoking in facilities. Sponsored guests are only allowed from 01 Apr- 31 Oct. Higher rates are for DOD and civilian guests. No monthly rates on RV sites for DOD and guests. Tents are allowed off season only with 2 tent limit per site. Overflow available only when all RV sites are full. $100 cleaning deposit required on cabins.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Large recreation room, 67" HD television, Pool table, Outdoor Recreation facility within walking distance, Propane, Skeet and trap, Bowling center, Full large base facilities.
Amenities
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Lodge
  • Fitness Center
  • Marina

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Concrete
66
W/20,30,50A/S/CATV
$24 - $27
$155 - $175
$460
Concrete
34
W/30A/CATV
$22 - $26
$138 - $165
$430
Overflow
16
W/20,30A
$15
N/A
N/A
Tents
None
?
$20
N/A
N/A
Cabins
3
Full
$100
$500
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Firearms are not allowed.
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Weather Information

Come and experience a great Florida vacation at Raptor Ranch at Tyndall AFB, the services-run camping facility for active duty and retired military, their families, and guests.

Photos

Remodeled Cabins
Remodeled Cabins
Remodeled Cabins
Remodeled Cabins
Remodeled Cabins
Remodeled Cabins
Typical Site
Typical FHU Site
Overflow Area - W/E
Raptor Ranch
Overflow Area - W/E

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4.3
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4.3  (62)
We checked in late, came from Phenix City, Al. Pete was the camp host, directed us to a beautiful spot, helped park the camper and offered to help with hook up. Very nice and helpful. Took time to talk with us. Next morning went in to sign up (Pay up) and gentleman behind the counter was very pleasant. We met Kathy, Pete's wife. Talked to her and Sam on the phone. Asking for information. Unfortunately we missed the 4th party, we took a trip to Pensacola (should have stayed there) traffic was terrible coming back that evening. Signed out of Friday the 5th and stored our RV on base. Can't wait to go back Site was spacious, trees, privacy, get place to camp, easy access to base and local restaurants and shopping. ALL GOOD!!!!!!! Mary McDaniel
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1-4 July 2014

We checked in late, came from Phenix City, Al. Pete was the camp host, directed us to a beautiful spot, helped park the camper and offered to help with hook up. Very nice and helpful. Took time to talk with us. Next morning went in to sign up (Pay up) and gentleman behind the counter was very pleasant. We met Kathy, Pete's wife. Talked to her and Sam on the phone. Asking for information. Unfortunately we missed the 4th party, we took a trip to Pensacola (should have stayed there) traffic was terrible coming back that evening. Signed out of Friday the 5th and stored our RV on base. Can't wait to go back Site was spacious, trees, privacy, get place to camp, easy access to base and local restaurants and shopping. ALL GOOD!!!!!!! Mary McDaniel

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We stayed here 6/2/14 - 6/5/14. We had a wonderful stay, except for the yellow flies that only God can control. (There must be a reason for them but I'll be darned if I know what.) Clean lots and very clean facilities. The staff was so helpful and friendly, couldn't have asked for better. Great to have ice without having to go out for it. And FULL hookup, including cable TV...all the comforts of home. We didn't want for anything, and other campers offered help if needed. We will return as soon as we get up that way again, sure can't beat the prices!
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fpopjfj Reviewed by fpopjfj June 24, 2014
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June 2-5, 2014

We stayed here 6/2/14 - 6/5/14. We had a wonderful stay, except for the yellow flies that only God can control. (There must be a reason for them but I'll be darned if I know what.) Clean lots and very clean facilities. The staff was so helpful and friendly, couldn't have asked for better. Great to have ice without having to go out for it. And FULL hookup, including cable TV...all the comforts of home. We didn't want for anything, and other campers offered help if needed. We will return as soon as we get up that way again, sure can't beat the prices!

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We only stayed one night and did not even consider it would be the busy time of year. But, site 9 was open and served our needs just fine. The view was wonderful. It was 30 amp and water only. Not a big deal as we were headed to Eglin AFB (full hookups). The staff did come out and warn me about a big tree branch before I backed in. Great FAMCAMP.
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ecwdavis Reviewed by ecwdavis March 02, 2014
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24 Feb 2014

We only stayed one night and did not even consider it would be the busy time of year. But, site 9 was open and served our needs just fine. The view was wonderful. It was 30 amp and water only. Not a big deal as we were headed to Eglin AFB (full hookups). The staff did come out and warn me about a big tree branch before I backed in. Great FAMCAMP.

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We only spent one night here during peak season. Got into an "overflow" site, with water and electric. This was perfect for us. Everyone in the campgrounds, staff and campers, were extremely nice. This looks like a wonderful place to spend a little time at. Campground was full during our visit. MANY activities going on almost everyday. This campground is constantly improving and is well managed. Considering the changes our military budgets are going through (or lack of), they do a good job here with what they have.
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3.9
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larryf Reviewed by larryf February 12, 2014
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February 9, 2014

We only spent one night here during peak season. Got into an "overflow" site, with water and electric. This was perfect for us. Everyone in the campgrounds, staff and campers, were extremely nice. This looks like a wonderful place to spend a little time at. Campground was full during our visit. MANY activities going on almost everyday. This campground is constantly improving and is well managed. Considering the changes our military budgets are going through (or lack of), they do a good job here with what they have.

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We stayed in a 40ft motor coach pulling a car and had a difficult time getting our RV level (we also had to take the car off, very few pull thru sites available). Yes, there are concrete pads, but they are only about half the length of a motor coach. People talked about the foliage and the privacy, but we had to fight the brush to get into our front door and kept getting tree frog visitors inside our RV. Getting to the park involves driving through quite a bit of city traffic but wasn't too hard to find. If you like to visit with neighbors and like to sit outside, some of the spots are not for you. Our site was so camouflaged that it constantly stayed dark and gloomy in the sitting/table area, so we never even took our chairs out. Forget being able to use a roof top satellite system, but they did have pretty good cable. We would stay again, but only for a night or two, not for a full week. We are self contained, so did not use their bath/shower facilities.
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Ned Reviewed by Ned October 24, 2013
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October 2013

We stayed in a 40ft motor coach pulling a car and had a difficult time getting our RV level (we also had to take the car off, very few pull thru sites available). Yes, there are concrete pads, but they are only about half the length of a motor coach. People talked about the foliage and the privacy, but we had to fight the brush to get into our front door and kept getting tree frog visitors inside our RV. Getting to the park involves driving through quite a bit of city traffic but wasn't too hard to find. If you like to visit with neighbors and like to sit outside, some of the spots are not for you. Our site was so camouflaged that it constantly stayed dark and gloomy in the sitting/table area, so we never even took our chairs out. Forget being able to use a roof top satellite system, but they did have pretty good cable. We would stay again, but only for a night or two, not for a full week. We are self contained, so did not use their bath/shower facilities.

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The bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities were not very clean. Complained and they said the lady that usually cleans them had surgery and two other people were taking turns cleaning they sent someone to clean and they did not do a very good job.
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sandy_donn Reviewed by sandy_donn October 10, 2013
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Oct 10, 2013

The bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities were not very clean. Complained and they said the lady that usually cleans them had surgery and two other people were taking turns cleaning they sent someone to clean and they did not do a very good job.

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We were only here one night as a layover to our final destination, but were very pleased with the facility. Loved how spread out the spaces were; the bushes, greenery, trees, etc. made for a private spot. Will return again sometime to stay longer.
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PKS0324 Reviewed by PKS0324 August 30, 2013
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July 2013

We were only here one night as a layover to our final destination, but were very pleased with the facility. Loved how spread out the spaces were; the bushes, greenery, trees, etc. made for a private spot. Will return again sometime to stay longer.

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Raptor Ranch campgrounds are constantly trying to keep the ambiance & unique surroundings private and yet nice for the campers. They have seldom been accused of not having any privacy or being crowded with your neighbor ending up in your living room. This all takes constant work to cut, trim, prune and clear debris, all done by one maintenance person. The staff is trained to assist the patrons the best ways possible and to help them find a way to get help when they don’t have a solution. With the help of contracted host positions patrons are assisted in finding a site they can be happy with even after office duty hours. The contracted host positions during the winter include 2 site hosts, 1 Recreation Center host, & 1 Gazebo host. Management and maintenance live at the campground, which are the sites 1 & 2, they pay rent and this allows them to be available 7/24 for any serious emergencies which may arise that are not considered to be the responsibilities of the host. Raptor Ranch has also set up 3 contracts for long term AD military members. They must sign a contract and they are charged a higher monthly amount for this privilege. This may give the impression of homesteading to some of the newer customers. The campground has only 5 staff members and relies on the help of the hosts as well as the volunteers that visit every year to accomplish some of the special projects that make improvements which are appreciated by everyone. Camaraderie is a very special feature that is offered here at no cost! From the staff to the patrons everyone who comes here is made to feel welcome and part of our growing family. The winter months are filled with special functions beginning in Nov thru Mar, with food & entertainment along with aerobics 3 days a week, pot luck dinners, bingo, card games, movie nights and much more. The summer months are much slower for this area so there are less events happening, mostly because the patrons are only here for a week or weekend stay. The exceptions are the 4th of July and Labor Day parties. Even the pets are given a big welcome with treats at the office when patrons check in or come to collect their mail. All being said we are proud of this small piece of Paradise, which has become a second home to many folks around the US.
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Tyndall Famcamp Reviewed by Tyndall Famcamp May 08, 2013
Last updated: May 08, 2013
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6 May 2013

Raptor Ranch campgrounds are constantly trying to keep the ambiance & unique surroundings private and yet nice for the campers. They have seldom been accused of not having any privacy or being crowded with your neighbor ending up in your living room. This all takes constant work to cut, trim, prune and clear debris, all done by one maintenance person. The staff is trained to assist the patrons the best ways possible and to help them find a way to get help when they don’t have a solution. With the help of contracted host positions patrons are assisted in finding a site they can be happy with even after office duty hours. The contracted host positions during the winter include 2 site hosts, 1 Recreation Center host, & 1 Gazebo host. Management and maintenance live at the campground, which are the sites 1 & 2, they pay rent and this allows them to be available 7/24 for any serious emergencies which may arise that are not considered to be the responsibilities of the host. Raptor Ranch has also set up 3 contracts for long term AD military members. They must sign a contract and they are charged a higher monthly amount for this privilege. This may give the impression of homesteading to some of the newer customers. The campground has only 5 staff members and relies on the help of the hosts as well as the volunteers that visit every year to accomplish some of the special projects that make improvements which are appreciated by everyone. Camaraderie is a very special feature that is offered here at no cost! From the staff to the patrons everyone who comes here is made to feel welcome and part of our growing family. The winter months are filled with special functions beginning in Nov thru Mar, with food & entertainment along with aerobics 3 days a week, pot luck dinners, bingo, card games, movie nights and much more. The summer months are much slower for this area so there are less events happening, mostly because the patrons are only here for a week or weekend stay. The exceptions are the 4th of July and Labor Day parties. Even the pets are given a big welcome with treats at the office when patrons check in or come to collect their mail. All being said we are proud of this small piece of Paradise, which has become a second home to many folks around the US.

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This place is wonderful. We are very private people and love that the tropical foliage make each large lot seem private. Grounds are well kept, clean, gravel is constantly being added and improved. Laudry/bath/club house is really nice and clean, location is great, and the only reason I didn't give 5 stars on the amenities is that, while the bay view and benches/swings on the back of the camp is nice, I think more of the brush should be cleaned so we can enjoy the water more, and possibly some steps or other type of access to the water edge would be great, maybe a pier or some way to be able to fish or just enjoy the water. It seems like a under utilized feature of the park. Other than that this place is great. I suspect there are a few home steaders in the front lots since they have fencing, storage buildings, and even gardens, but it isnt as bad as some RV parks in that aspect. Overall great experience.
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jkak09 Reviewed by jkak09 April 14, 2013
Last updated: April 15, 2013
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April 4-18, 2013

This place is wonderful. We are very private people and love that the tropical foliage make each large lot seem private. Grounds are well kept, clean, gravel is constantly being added and improved. Laudry/bath/club house is really nice and clean, location is great, and the only reason I didn't give 5 stars on the amenities is that, while the bay view and benches/swings on the back of the camp is nice, I think more of the brush should be cleaned so we can enjoy the water more, and possibly some steps or other type of access to the water edge would be great, maybe a pier or some way to be able to fish or just enjoy the water. It seems like a under utilized feature of the park. Other than that this place is great. I suspect there are a few home steaders in the front lots since they have fencing, storage buildings, and even gardens, but it isnt as bad as some RV parks in that aspect. Overall great experience.

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We stayed in partial hookup under the trees in our 40 foot motor home. It has been 2 yrs since our last visit and everything is so much better. Brush has been cut back, plenty of harden gravel to travel on in the campground. We were offered full hookup after our first day but declined for our short stay. The sites are great under the trees, concrete pad to sit on with a little covered table at each treed site. There were twice as many partial hookups in the graveled front lot, but no one was parked in them. The weather was nice but as everywhere on the cool side. This is a winter haven for many but still had plenty of short time visitors also. Activity room is always busy with game and card players, movies once a week and exercise in the A.M. I found everyone very nice and will again add it to a list for returning from our more southern winter haven as we go home. Rumor says the golf course at the airbase is closing this summer. Its not making enough money, but once thing like campgrounds, golf courses, marinas and swimming pools were for the good of the military not the money they made. Once again another way to hurt the military. But this IS a great place to be.
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Antiquechild Reviewed by Antiquechild March 26, 2013
Last updated: March 26, 2013
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22-26 March 2013

We stayed in partial hookup under the trees in our 40 foot motor home. It has been 2 yrs since our last visit and everything is so much better. Brush has been cut back, plenty of harden gravel to travel on in the campground. We were offered full hookup after our first day but declined for our short stay. The sites are great under the trees, concrete pad to sit on with a little covered table at each treed site. There were twice as many partial hookups in the graveled front lot, but no one was parked in them. The weather was nice but as everywhere on the cool side. This is a winter haven for many but still had plenty of short time visitors also. Activity room is always busy with game and card players, movies once a week and exercise in the A.M. I found everyone very nice and will again add it to a list for returning from our more southern winter haven as we go home. Rumor says the golf course at the airbase is closing this summer. Its not making enough money, but once thing like campgrounds, golf courses, marinas and swimming pools were for the good of the military not the money they made. Once again another way to hurt the military. But this IS a great place to be.

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This is a great campground tucked away in some trees. The campground obviously is well taken care of. Our first impression was in the overflow area where it looked like there was a lot of gravel that had recently been laid down. It continued to impress us. The folks from the desk clerk, the camp host and 4 or 5 other people we met within the first 20 minutes were all friendly and helpful. The tone of the campground was congenial and friendly. The campsites are well taken care of with brush and trees cut back so we had no trouble at all getting into our site. Full water, sewer and 50 amp for $21/night. The roads around the two large loops are well maintained. They have used plenty of gravel to fill any pot holes and it is hard packed. The club house and laundry were fine. They have an active group here. Free music session put on by campers at 7 pm last night. Today we can bring a dish and the campground provides the rest for a St Patrick's Day meal. Just a nice place to stay and in a good location. We camped in a 40' motor home and will be back!
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rwarner11 Reviewed by rwarner11 March 16, 2013
Last updated: March 16, 2013
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March 15, 2013

This is a great campground tucked away in some trees. The campground obviously is well taken care of. Our first impression was in the overflow area where it looked like there was a lot of gravel that had recently been laid down. It continued to impress us. The folks from the desk clerk, the camp host and 4 or 5 other people we met within the first 20 minutes were all friendly and helpful. The tone of the campground was congenial and friendly. The campsites are well taken care of with brush and trees cut back so we had no trouble at all getting into our site. Full water, sewer and 50 amp for $21/night. The roads around the two large loops are well maintained. They have used plenty of gravel to fill any pot holes and it is hard packed. The club house and laundry were fine. They have an active group here. Free music session put on by campers at 7 pm last night. Today we can bring a dish and the campground provides the rest for a St Patrick's Day meal. Just a nice place to stay and in a good location. We camped in a 40' motor home and will be back!

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D.W. left this review using the Directory software: - We only stayed two nights on our way to south FL, nice park, roomy sites with trees. We did not have a full service site, lacked sewer but for just two nights that was ok. Some homesteaders but new regulation states that any camper on a site for 60 days must rotate to a different site, so, hopefully that may open some full service sites.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy February 02, 2013
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Jan 4-6, 2013

D.W. left this review using the Directory software: - We only stayed two nights on our way to south FL, nice park, roomy sites with trees. We did not have a full service site, lacked sewer but for just two nights that was ok. Some homesteaders but new regulation states that any camper on a site for 60 days must rotate to a different site, so, hopefully that may open some full service sites.

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We just returned from Tyndall last Sunday. The hosts and employees were great and very helpful. It looks as if they are getting ready to make the sites along the water full service also. The beaches were great, most of the time we were the only ones on them. My wife checked out the cabins for a future vacation with the kids and ruled them out very quickly. She saw "Palmetto bugs" and mold everywhere. The club house was great, cookies and coffee in the mornings with great conversation. The walking trails relaxing and the views beautiful. For someone away from the bustle and noise of an active military base the daily fighter sorties, "the sound of freedom" was music to my ears. We had a great time and have already planned our trip for next year. It would be nice if they accepted reservations. We also used Enterprise car rental 11 miles down 98.
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jjurban Reviewed by jjurban October 23, 2012
Last updated: October 24, 2012
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14 OCT to 21 OCT 2012

We just returned from Tyndall last Sunday. The hosts and employees were great and very helpful. It looks as if they are getting ready to make the sites along the water full service also. The beaches were great, most of the time we were the only ones on them. My wife checked out the cabins for a future vacation with the kids and ruled them out very quickly. She saw "Palmetto bugs" and mold everywhere. The club house was great, cookies and coffee in the mornings with great conversation. The walking trails relaxing and the views beautiful. For someone away from the bustle and noise of an active military base the daily fighter sorties, "the sound of freedom" was music to my ears. We had a great time and have already planned our trip for next year. It would be nice if they accepted reservations. We also used Enterprise car rental 11 miles down 98.

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Spent the night at this site on our way to FL. Our GPS always gives us bad information getting here. We get within 5 miles and the routing takes me the long way around thru Mexico City adding 60 miles. Maybe just my GPS. Directions on web site don't help. Easy way, from I-10 exit on HWY 231 down to Transmitter Road ( about 48 mi.) turn on to Transmitter Rd for a few miles, turn east on 98, about 10 miles go over the bridge and camp is on right. We have stayed here before at the RV camp and Guest house. We got in late and had to go to camp host. She was helpful but said the club house/bathrooms close at 9 PM. In the past we could get in 24Hrs. No hours were posted at the bath house or club house. We found side door to bath house open all night. Cable and WiFi OK. Price seems to have gone up. Eglin seems to be a better deal for us. We are travelers not Snow Birds or Homesteaders, we have a very small RV so only stay a short time at many different locations. It would have been nice to just park in overflow at the front of the park.
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johnsonwj Reviewed by johnsonwj June 20, 2012
Last updated: June 21, 2012
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14 June 12

Spent the night at this site on our way to FL. Our GPS always gives us bad information getting here. We get within 5 miles and the routing takes me the long way around thru Mexico City adding 60 miles. Maybe just my GPS. Directions on web site don't help. Easy way, from I-10 exit on HWY 231 down to Transmitter Road ( about 48 mi.) turn on to Transmitter Rd for a few miles, turn east on 98, about 10 miles go over the bridge and camp is on right. We have stayed here before at the RV camp and Guest house. We got in late and had to go to camp host. She was helpful but said the club house/bathrooms close at 9 PM. In the past we could get in 24Hrs. No hours were posted at the bath house or club house. We found side door to bath house open all night. Cable and WiFi OK. Price seems to have gone up. Eglin seems to be a better deal for us. We are travelers not Snow Birds or Homesteaders, we have a very small RV so only stay a short time at many different locations. It would have been nice to just park in overflow at the front of the park.

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Our check-in was very easy and "Sam" made us feel very welcome. She found us a pull-through site which was convenient. She also mentioned that there are bears in the park and to be aware of them. The following day we had bear excrement in the campsite next to our site. Would definitely return to this FamCamp.
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dmcolle Reviewed by dmcolle May 31, 2012
Last updated: June 01, 2012
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May 29-31, 2012

Our check-in was very easy and "Sam" made us feel very welcome. She found us a pull-through site which was convenient. She also mentioned that there are bears in the park and to be aware of them. The following day we had bear excrement in the campsite next to our site. Would definitely return to this FamCamp.

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We stayed 1 night on our way from Eglin to Patrick. Hosts were very nice. They accommodated us with a pull through site because I was towing a vehicle. Cable TV hook up worked fine. Cell and Virgin Moble MIFi 2200 worked well from the site.
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RVcamper Reviewed by RVcamper September 14, 2011
Last updated: September 15, 2011
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Aug 2011

We stayed 1 night on our way from Eglin to Patrick. Hosts were very nice. They accommodated us with a pull through site because I was towing a vehicle. Cable TV hook up worked fine. Cell and Virgin Moble MIFi 2200 worked well from the site.

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M.P. left this review using the Directory software: We have been camping at Tyndall AFB from 1986 to 1997 then again from 2001 to January 2011. We spent November, December and most of January 2010 -11 at Tyndall AFB this past winter season. We normally end up in the 30 amp non sewer section because the 50 amp is full and since we only spend 60 days at Tyndall we don’t bother to sign up for the 50 amp section. Upkeep at the famcamp has steadily gone down hill. The roads this past winter season were filled with large pot holes and the dust never settled. The power back in the 30 amp section has problems. One of our friends campers caught on fire because of faulty power box. The new water lines were installed facing your camper instead of paralleling the rigs which made it difficult for slide-outs to clear the faucet. The lots just barely accommodate rigs over 35 feet in the 30 amp section. The trees make it very hard to maneuver the rigs in to the 30 amp lots. We cleaned up our lot and maintenance hauled away over two truck loads of brush. Even the recreation center needs attention to the outside. It took nearly 8 months to install new washers and dryers! They sat outside for 8 months! It is said over and over that there is no homesteading at Military FAM CAMPS …. However I know of folks who live there full time and have for over 5 years. Yet this is not considered homesteading! Since MWR put Military RV parks in category C as a profit making business in the mid 2000’s and turned everything over to civilians, Tyndall Fam Camp has gone down hill. I was even told this past January after a meeting in the Recreation center that MWR didn’t have to do any improvements because we all would come back regardless. Looking for a new winter vacation spot!
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy July 29, 2011
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November 19 to January 19, 2011

M.P. left this review using the Directory software: We have been camping at Tyndall AFB from 1986 to 1997 then again from 2001 to January 2011. We spent November, December and most of January 2010 -11 at Tyndall AFB this past winter season. We normally end up in the 30 amp non sewer section because the 50 amp is full and since we only spend 60 days at Tyndall we don’t bother to sign up for the 50 amp section. Upkeep at the famcamp has steadily gone down hill. The roads this past winter season were filled with large pot holes and the dust never settled. The power back in the 30 amp section has problems. One of our friends campers caught on fire because of faulty power box. The new water lines were installed facing your camper instead of paralleling the rigs which made it difficult for slide-outs to clear the faucet. The lots just barely accommodate rigs over 35 feet in the 30 amp section. The trees make it very hard to maneuver the rigs in to the 30 amp lots. We cleaned up our lot and maintenance hauled away over two truck loads of brush. Even the recreation center needs attention to the outside. It took nearly 8 months to install new washers and dryers! They sat outside for 8 months! It is said over and over that there is no homesteading at Military FAM CAMPS …. However I know of folks who live there full time and have for over 5 years. Yet this is not considered homesteading! Since MWR put Military RV parks in category C as a profit making business in the mid 2000’s and turned everything over to civilians, Tyndall Fam Camp has gone down hill. I was even told this past January after a meeting in the Recreation center that MWR didn’t have to do any improvements because we all would come back regardless. Looking for a new winter vacation spot!

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My husband and I and our dogs have been coming to Tyndall for -this is our 9th year. And that will tell you why we are continuing to come. There have been different staff over the years. Sam is a great person and her staff. She makes you feel welcome. She has events different times in the year. We are there for the holidays and great Thanksgiving/ Christmas dinners are provided. It is family atmosphere and everyone makes each other feel like family. There are activities going on and a potluck on Tuesday nights. Hot Dogs at the Gazebo on Friday nights and maybe they will let those go on a little longer this year. Hope so....... A very much needed is more sewer sites and more 50 amp sites. It would be great and other campers would stay longer. Sam has some great ides and I know that this is something that she wants for the campers. So please approve of this for TYNDALL.. Thank you very much.... Looking forward to another winter there.....
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barb4 Reviewed by barb4 July 24, 2011
Last updated: July 25, 2011
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Nov- 2010 to April 2010

My husband and I and our dogs have been coming to Tyndall for -this is our 9th year. And that will tell you why we are continuing to come. There have been different staff over the years. Sam is a great person and her staff. She makes you feel welcome. She has events different times in the year. We are there for the holidays and great Thanksgiving/ Christmas dinners are provided. It is family atmosphere and everyone makes each other feel like family. There are activities going on and a potluck on Tuesday nights. Hot Dogs at the Gazebo on Friday nights and maybe they will let those go on a little longer this year. Hope so....... A very much needed is more sewer sites and more 50 amp sites. It would be great and other campers would stay longer. Sam has some great ides and I know that this is something that she wants for the campers. So please approve of this for TYNDALL.. Thank you very much.... Looking forward to another winter there.....

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I have visited this campground at least once a year for the last several years. I usually extended my stay for the entire winter season. The hosts have always been friendly and helpful. The activities and facilities are quite adequate and the campers are "SUPER SPECIAL". More full hook-ups would be a plus, but, I find my camping experience at "Raptor Ranch" to be thoroughly enjoyable.
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Tom Proctor Reviewed by Tom Proctor July 22, 2011
Last updated: July 22, 2011
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November 2010 -April 2011

I have visited this campground at least once a year for the last several years. I usually extended my stay for the entire winter season. The hosts have always been friendly and helpful. The activities and facilities are quite adequate and the campers are "SUPER SPECIAL". More full hook-ups would be a plus, but, I find my camping experience at "Raptor Ranch" to be thoroughly enjoyable.

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Most of the snowbirds had left so there were many vacant sites. Most of the sites are located in wooded areas and satellite reception may be difficult. The sites are large and spaced far apart and each one has a concrete pad to park the RV on. For those that use mail forwarding, the FamCamp office accepts camper’s mail from the Post Office. The FamCamp is outside the base gate and about 2.5 miles from the commissary and exchange. There is beach access on base near the commissary/exchange but requires a 0.5 mile walk down a wooden boardwalk and there are no facilities at this beach – not even a porta-potty. So there are few people on this beach. There is another Air Force beach area about 3 miles northwest of Mexico Beach about a mile down a well-maintained dirt road that leads to a parking area about 100 yards from the beach. The FamCamp and the base are fairly isolated, away from the downtown business areas. Wal-Mart is 5 miles away. Jet noise is loud (fighters) and starts before 8:00 am but they seem go home by 5:00 pm and on the weekends. But old guys like me need their afternoon nap and the jet noise make that almost impossible. This place caters to snowbirds with a large clubhouse and a cabanna with a firepit. Coffee and cookies are available in the clubhouse each morning. Lots of activities during the snowbird season.

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Doug Simpson Reviewed by Doug Simpson June 30, 2011
Last updated: June 30, 2011
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April 10-21, 2011

Most of the snowbirds had left so there were many vacant sites. Most of the sites are located in wooded areas and satellite reception may be difficult. The sites are large and spaced far apart and each one has a concrete pad to park the RV on. For those that use mail forwarding, the FamCamp office accepts camper’s mail from the Post Office. The FamCamp is outside the base gate and about 2.5 miles from the commissary and exchange. There is beach access on base near the commissary/exchange but requires a 0.5 mile walk down a wooden boardwalk and there are no facilities at this beach – not even a porta-potty. So there are few people on this beach. There is another Air Force beach area about 3 miles northwest of Mexico Beach about a mile down a well-maintained dirt road that leads to a parking area about 100 yards from the beach. The FamCamp and the base are fairly isolated, away from the downtown business areas. Wal-Mart is 5 miles away. Jet noise is loud (fighters) and starts before 8:00 am but they seem go home by 5:00 pm and on the weekends. But old guys like me need their afternoon nap and the jet noise make that almost impossible. This place caters to snowbirds with a large clubhouse and a cabanna with a firepit. Coffee and cookies are available in the clubhouse each morning. Lots of activities during the snowbird season.

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