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1 year 6 days ago #16403 by kohldad
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Hoping to make a quick trip down to Key West in Jan and planned on staying at Key West NAS. DOD Civilian so know I can use it but without reservations. Understand that they also don't turn anyone away but odds are I won't get a site with hookups. Since I don't need hookups, no problem there and prefer no reservation.

Does this seem reasonable? Will call the famcamp before I leave just to confirm, but wanted to ask here first.
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1 year 6 days ago #16404 by floridakamper
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There are some Key West regulars that frequent this site, so I'm sure they'll give you good advice. Here's some you might want to verify. The military campgrounds in Key West experienced damage from Hurricane Irma. I think they are all still closed. I have heard that they are trying to open some area's this month. Keep your travel plans flexible and check with Key West periodically. Merry Christmas.
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1 year 15 hours ago #16411 by Kokomo36
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Starting 2 years ago, they have turned people away. Normally in February.
They are still closed to all but active duty stationed there and DOD working on Base.
An announcement regarding the opening adte and a RESERVATION policy to prevent a mass surge will also be coming.
Stay VERY flexible and contact the Office, probably after January 1st for definitive info.
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11 months 3 weeks ago #16420 by greg p.
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NAS Key West Facebook page has a copy of the CO’s campground update letter dated 12/14/2017.
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11 months 3 weeks ago #16421 by floridakamper
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11 months 1 week ago #16447 by larryf
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The Key West NAS Campground is open again! There is a price increase, reduced services, reservations are REQUIRED, and new stay limits.

You can read the CO's letter on the opening and changes here.

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11 months 1 week ago #16450 by Swim-bike-run-1
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To original thread poster...
I'm gonna do you a solid & tell you to do yourself a favor and go to Patrick or panhandle bases this winter if you just gotta be in Florida 2017-2018, key worst and Macdill are almost offline this year...you don't wanna be there, really!

Key west totally need a reservation, it's all drycamp/boondocking and minimal services for an increased rate this year??? No thanks...I'm a key worst resident and I'm not coming home this winter, why???

Macdill is all pad now, no dry camp anymore much less overflow option anymore as they're building cabins where drycamp was so as to establish billeting that is kid friendly options for parents as new Macdill Inn/conference center is absolutely off limits to minors as its more business conferce center than Air Force inn which I absolutely love this place and it's policy as much as their bar! Greatest & classiest place on Macdill to use Internet, entertain or relax by far without dependents and their kids running screaming acting like spazzes on meth ruining the grown up atmosphere!

Kinda sad last year at macdill only option for parents with kids was rent a MWR pad setup rental trailer in campground (if one was available?) or buy a tent and tent camp or go to an offbase motel?
kinda funny how kiddo thing wasn't addressed/planned for when they planned and built the new Macdill inn/conference center but that place is more southern pentagon than Air Force in , I get the feeling the generals of centcom/general tony Thomas socom commander helped making this this way it's all so planned out well set up so well with top generals quarters just 2 blocks away all on water with views with other onbase generals quarters same distance to the Macdill inn/conference center...inside the bar at night is most top heavy brass filled place I've been aside from the pentagon/the dist.

Again, Patrick or panhandle is where I'd go this winter if I wanted to be in Florida...
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9 months 1 week ago #16553 by Cdr_Cody
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Has anyone been to (or currently at) Sigsbee this year? I have reservations for late April and am interested in first hand report of conditions.

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9 months 3 days ago #16561 by larryf
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A couple of attachments have been added to the NASKW RV Park listing. Due to the recent hurricane damage, they've implemented new reservation policies and procedures for the 2017/2018 winter season.

These are:
  1. The 2017/2018 Interim Reservation Policy
  2. The 2017/2018 Reservation Process and Procedures

You can see the NASKW listing and attachments here.

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9 months 3 days ago #16562 by Kokomo36
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From what I've heard from friends there, it's mosly back to normal, less some dry sites along the water.
You should have no problems in April.
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9 months 1 day ago #16563 by floridakamper
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I just read that Key West is allowing people to extend 90 day stays to 180 days and then they have to vacate for at least 14 days. I sure don't care for this "homesteading" trend.
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9 months 1 day ago #16564 by Kokomo36
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It’s better than it was with previously no requirement to vacate.
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9 months 1 day ago #16565 by floridakamper
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I didn't realize that was the case.
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6 months 1 week ago #16654 by Panamakelley
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The Fam Camp at Key West. Good.
We arrived early and spent the night at the DRY CAMP and the next day moved to the campground with full services. The Dry Camp was empty save for two other motor homes, one of which left shortly after we got there...perhaps moved to full services. The sites are tight. I did not use the facilities there but was pleased with the general upkeep of the campground. The campground is on the edge of the base housing area and is bordered by the sea. The campground was quiet. The exchange and commissary are nearby, a short walk or drive. The fitness center closes when the office is closed... bummer. The seaside bar/restaurant is just Okay.... the food selections are limited. Would I go there again, heck yes... the cost to stay there was consistent with all the other military campgrounds we stayed at during our 6 week MH trip, by which I mean, cheap but not free!
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4 months 6 days ago #16723 by Suzq
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Reservations are hard to get..and can be hard to keep this year. The letter issued by the Base Commander is not the way NavyBeds is doing reservations. Base Commander says Retirees can reserve 180 days in advance whereas NavyBeds is using 6 months. Sounds simple but it is causing some havoc. Some people are calling Sigsbee office for help, others are calling back to NavyBeds daily. Busy season this year, too, as folks are trying to maneuver the reservation process ..patience required. I always go in January and February. Make sure you have quiet generators and or a way to funnel your main generator away from neighbors. Portable sewer contraptions are popular. Carrying water is too because dry camping can last longer than 2 weeks. Otherwise..you should relax and have fun there. Lots of things to see and do.
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