Wright-Patterson AFB Bass Lake FamCamp

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Location

Installation
Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH
GPS Coordinates
39.837136, -84.052898
Location Information
Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH
RV Gate Coordinates
39.84165, -84.03513

Directions

Directions
If arriving M-F 0600-1800,gate 26A can be used which is on Route 235. From I-70 exit 41, take Route 235 south. About a mile south on 235, the road will exit to the right and pass back over route 4. Just follow the 235 signs. About a mile from this turn, gate 26A will be on your right. After going through the gate, turn right around the flight line, staying to the right at the 'Y' intersection you come to. Turn right and look for brown sign on the left for sign-in to Famcamp, easy to miss. Turn right onto a gravel road which will take you to the office and then to the campground. If the gate is closed just stay on 235 and turn right at the first traffic light and follow that road around the base to the main gate 12A (open 24/7). After entering the gate, go to the stop sign, turn left on Spruce Way. Follow it around and it becomes Skeel Ave. Follow Skeel until it becomes Loop Road. Follow Loop Road around the NE end of the runway until you get to gate 26 then follow directions above. From I-675 north bound, just follow the directions from the Interstate. If you do happen to come in gate 15A, just continue straight which will take you around the flight line.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(937) 257-2579 Office hours are 1100-1730
Mailing Address
Outdoor Recreation, 88 SPTG/SVRP, 5215 Thurlow Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5542
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD/NAF Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Accepted up to 6 months in advance. A one night, non-refundable deposit is required. Highly recommended.
Internet Access
WiFi is available.
Mail Forwarding
(Your Name), c/o General Delivery, Fairborn, OH 45324
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
14 day stay limit that can be extended based on availability. They warn campers of very low water pressure. Not all sites have sewer. If paying by cash or check, there is a drop box in the door at the end of the community center building near the campground by the lake. If paying by credit/debit card, you have to go to building 95 (Outdoor Recreation) or pay by phone. Office hours are 0830 to 1500. They are short staffed, so phone messages make take 24 hours to be returned.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Museum
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Post Office

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
40
W/20,30,50A/S
$25
$125
N/A
RV Sites
14
W/20,30,50A
$25
$125
N/A
Tent
?
None
$6
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Weather Information

Very close to the Air Force museum.

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  • Ohio - Wright Patterson AFB - Base Map w Legend.pdf
    Base Map w legend to all major facilities. Really helps find Outdoor recreation, Bldg 95, #15 on the Area-A map, where RV site payment, etc takes place. Also provides gate locations and their number.
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Average user rating from: 83 user(s)

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3.7
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The facility is adequate. There is very low water pressure. The largest problem is communication. The office is a long distance from the rv park (fam camp). It's located in the Outdoor Rec bldg, bldg 95. It is nearly impossible to reach them by phone, because they are too busy to answer it. It took two days to get a call back. When you do get someone on the phone, the service is great.
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bobby1947 Reviewed by bobby1947 July 24, 2014
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July 9-25, 2014

The facility is adequate. There is very low water pressure. The largest problem is communication. The office is a long distance from the rv park (fam camp). It's located in the Outdoor Rec bldg, bldg 95. It is nearly impossible to reach them by phone, because they are too busy to answer it. It took two days to get a call back. When you do get someone on the phone, the service is great.

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Have stayed here several times over the years. It is hard to get to for the first time, but once you learn about the gate off of hwy. 235 it is real convenient. The place has gone down over the years due to no one actually cares. The office at the campground has been closed for a couple of years and you have to call for reservations and hope someone answers the phone. Waited three days for a returned call. I arrived unannounced and had to find the MWR office to see if there was a site for me. People in the MWR office was very helpful, except for you know who with an attitude. I will be back probably next year so my wife can visit her family which lives there. As far as the price, I think it is a little high for a military campground.
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larry7935 Reviewed by larry7935 June 24, 2014
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June 2 -June 13 2014

Have stayed here several times over the years. It is hard to get to for the first time, but once you learn about the gate off of hwy. 235 it is real convenient. The place has gone down over the years due to no one actually cares. The office at the campground has been closed for a couple of years and you have to call for reservations and hope someone answers the phone. Waited three days for a returned call. I arrived unannounced and had to find the MWR office to see if there was a site for me. People in the MWR office was very helpful, except for you know who with an attitude. I will be back probably next year so my wife can visit her family which lives there. As far as the price, I think it is a little high for a military campground.

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This was our third visit to this RV park as we have family in the area. It is a decent park, with paved sites, that is adequately maintained. Mowing is adequate but not top notch. Water pressure is quite low (never higher than 40 psi). Electric and sewer hookups are good. There is no recycling available on site. We will stay here again to visit family.
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3.3
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byron.bailey Reviewed by byron.bailey June 17, 2014
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June 2-16, 2014

This was our third visit to this RV park as we have family in the area. It is a decent park, with paved sites, that is adequately maintained. Mowing is adequate but not top notch. Water pressure is quite low (never higher than 40 psi). Electric and sewer hookups are good. There is no recycling available on site. We will stay here again to visit family.

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We stayed here for the convenience to the Air Force Museum and the Wright Brothers National Historic sites. We had to make several calls before getting a return call to book and pay for the site. The sites were a good length and the grass had been recently cut. The restrooms were not the cleanest. Signage to the camp from the main gate was poor, and the base itself isn't the easiest to find your way around (we thought we'd found the commissary then ended up exiting the base so had to get back on). Overall not the best rec camp experience we've had and it could easily have been made so much better. To cap it all, we weren't even able to get our frequent camper booklet stamped.
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2.6
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2.0
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3.0
tucsonlawrence Reviewed by tucsonlawrence June 15, 2014
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12th to 15th June 2014

We stayed here for the convenience to the Air Force Museum and the Wright Brothers National Historic sites. We had to make several calls before getting a return call to book and pay for the site. The sites were a good length and the grass had been recently cut. The restrooms were not the cleanest. Signage to the camp from the main gate was poor, and the base itself isn't the easiest to find your way around (we thought we'd found the commissary then ended up exiting the base so had to get back on). Overall not the best rec camp experience we've had and it could easily have been made so much better. To cap it all, we weren't even able to get our frequent camper booklet stamped.

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This is our usual last stop on our way home from the south. Nothing much changes. We called from the road and the first time no one answered. We were told to leave a message and they would get back to us. However, the in box was full. Called back about an hour later, a recording gave us a half dozen phone numbers we could call but none related to the RV park. We pressed on and spent the night and planned to do what we always did in the past, call them the next day and pay our bill. This place is for us just an overnight stay. We wouldn't want to stay here for any length of time. The grass was about 8 inches tall and about 3 feet around the utilities and close to RVs that looked as if they had been here forever. We don't use the restrooms or showers but I like to check them out. The men's restroom looked as if it hadn't been cleaned in months. The showers were filthy. I'm glad I don't need to use them. We got on the road the next day and tried to call and pay for our stay. That was May 28. It is now May 30 and we still haven't paid even though we've called several times. We did talk to a person today and was told that someone will call us on Monday, June 2 and will take our payment at that time. She also said that the Famcamp does not take payments any more and that payment will be handled by Parks and Rec. What a messed up place. And for you folks that like all those orange cones and don't know their purpose, they have new ones and are now green. There was even a large orange cone in one of the showers.
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2.2
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4.0
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Frank A. Reviewed by Frank A. May 30, 2014
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May 27 - 28, 2014

This is our usual last stop on our way home from the south. Nothing much changes. We called from the road and the first time no one answered. We were told to leave a message and they would get back to us. However, the in box was full. Called back about an hour later, a recording gave us a half dozen phone numbers we could call but none related to the RV park. We pressed on and spent the night and planned to do what we always did in the past, call them the next day and pay our bill. This place is for us just an overnight stay. We wouldn't want to stay here for any length of time. The grass was about 8 inches tall and about 3 feet around the utilities and close to RVs that looked as if they had been here forever. We don't use the restrooms or showers but I like to check them out. The men's restroom looked as if it hadn't been cleaned in months. The showers were filthy. I'm glad I don't need to use them. We got on the road the next day and tried to call and pay for our stay. That was May 28. It is now May 30 and we still haven't paid even though we've called several times. We did talk to a person today and was told that someone will call us on Monday, June 2 and will take our payment at that time. She also said that the Famcamp does not take payments any more and that payment will be handled by Parks and Rec. What a messed up place. And for you folks that like all those orange cones and don't know their purpose, they have new ones and are now green. There was even a large orange cone in one of the showers.

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Water pressure low. Called for reservation, took information said she would call me back. After 4 hours of no call back called her, she seemed to be very unorganized, didn't have my original call information, had to do it all over again. Management and help is lacking and needs lots of improvement. Campground does appear to be going downhill from previous stays. Freeze divertor leaking, a few sites have no water, faucets must be broke and need attention. Still a good place to stop when passing thru. Would be nice if campground office was open, but appears to be closed permanently. A couple homesteaders, still on site since our last stay.
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2.7
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2.0
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3.0
dpicard Reviewed by dpicard April 22, 2014
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April 21-24, 2014

Water pressure low. Called for reservation, took information said she would call me back. After 4 hours of no call back called her, she seemed to be very unorganized, didn't have my original call information, had to do it all over again. Management and help is lacking and needs lots of improvement. Campground does appear to be going downhill from previous stays. Freeze divertor leaking, a few sites have no water, faucets must be broke and need attention. Still a good place to stop when passing thru. Would be nice if campground office was open, but appears to be closed permanently. A couple homesteaders, still on site since our last stay.

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We were at Wright Patterson from October 29 - Nov. 4, 2013. The campground was in fairly good condition. The largest problem we had with this location was how difficult it was to find your way around. There were no base maps to speak of and what they gave us was so tiny you needed a powerful magnifying glass to see and even then it was very blurry. The folks we met were very friendly and helpful when it came to figuring out the water hook-up. We hadn't experienced the freeze plug before and once we understood how to operate it it made a lot of sense. Getting around the base, was as said before, very difficult. The museum was awesome and being able to drive to the "Presidential Hanger" was very convenient. We enjoyed our time there but were disappointed in the condition of the base.
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3.3
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gcapen Reviewed by gcapen February 07, 2014
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Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2013

We were at Wright Patterson from October 29 - Nov. 4, 2013. The campground was in fairly good condition. The largest problem we had with this location was how difficult it was to find your way around. There were no base maps to speak of and what they gave us was so tiny you needed a powerful magnifying glass to see and even then it was very blurry. The folks we met were very friendly and helpful when it came to figuring out the water hook-up. We hadn't experienced the freeze plug before and once we understood how to operate it it made a lot of sense. Getting around the base, was as said before, very difficult. The museum was awesome and being able to drive to the "Presidential Hanger" was very convenient. We enjoyed our time there but were disappointed in the condition of the base.

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STAYED ONE NIGHT WHILE TRAVELING THROUGH THE AREA. RV AREA IS NICE & CLEAN - NO COMPLAINTS. NICE SMALL LAKE NEARBY. ON THE CLEANLINESS SIDE IT GETS A 4 OR 5. ON THE HOSPITALITY SIDE IT GETS A 0 OR 1 BECAUSE NO ONE AROUND TO ASK QUESTIONS, PAY OR ANYTHING. I CALLED AND GOT A RECORDING /LEFT MESSAGE AND GOT A CALL BACK. MADE A RESERVATION ON CALL BACK. I WOULD STAY AGAIN WITHOUT HESITATION BUT OFFICE SHOULD BE MORE ACCESSIBLE. I DIDN'T NOTICE ANY LONG-TERMERS AND EVERYONE STAYING THERE WAS NICE AND FRIENDLY. MILITARY WORKING DOG KENNEL NEXT TO SITES BUT NO BARKING OR PROBLEMS. MILITARY POLICE PATROLLED AT LEAST 2 TIMES PER DAY.
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KEETER59 Reviewed by KEETER59 October 22, 2013
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JULY 2013

STAYED ONE NIGHT WHILE TRAVELING THROUGH THE AREA. RV AREA IS NICE & CLEAN - NO COMPLAINTS. NICE SMALL LAKE NEARBY. ON THE CLEANLINESS SIDE IT GETS A 4 OR 5. ON THE HOSPITALITY SIDE IT GETS A 0 OR 1 BECAUSE NO ONE AROUND TO ASK QUESTIONS, PAY OR ANYTHING. I CALLED AND GOT A RECORDING /LEFT MESSAGE AND GOT A CALL BACK. MADE A RESERVATION ON CALL BACK. I WOULD STAY AGAIN WITHOUT HESITATION BUT OFFICE SHOULD BE MORE ACCESSIBLE. I DIDN'T NOTICE ANY LONG-TERMERS AND EVERYONE STAYING THERE WAS NICE AND FRIENDLY. MILITARY WORKING DOG KENNEL NEXT TO SITES BUT NO BARKING OR PROBLEMS. MILITARY POLICE PATROLLED AT LEAST 2 TIMES PER DAY.

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This is a nice, no-frills RV park with good hook ups. If you want a good value in the Dayton area, this is a wise choice. We've stayed here several times and have never had any problems making reservations over the phone.
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3.7
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byron.bailey Reviewed by byron.bailey October 14, 2013
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September 16-19, 2013

This is a nice, no-frills RV park with good hook ups. If you want a good value in the Dayton area, this is a wise choice. We've stayed here several times and have never had any problems making reservations over the phone.

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We stopped here overnight on our way home from the South. We tried calling from the road and got no answer. We left a message but didn't get a return call. We arrived and since no one was in the office, we set up for the night and would call and pay for the site the next day. We have done this in the past. After we got home this afternoon, my wife called and paid them with a credit card. She was told that the office is now closed and you have to go to Outdoor Rec (Building 95) to check in. The previous Rater talked about the possibility of staying for free. I wouldn't try that. This Spring, we stayed and called later to pay and my wife asked the person in the office what happens when someone drives off without paying. They said that they make a run through the campground at night taking down vehicle license numbers and if you left without paying you would get a letter in the mail.
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Frank A. Reviewed by Frank A. October 08, 2013
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October 7, 2013

We stopped here overnight on our way home from the South. We tried calling from the road and got no answer. We left a message but didn't get a return call. We arrived and since no one was in the office, we set up for the night and would call and pay for the site the next day. We have done this in the past. After we got home this afternoon, my wife called and paid them with a credit card. She was told that the office is now closed and you have to go to Outdoor Rec (Building 95) to check in. The previous Rater talked about the possibility of staying for free. I wouldn't try that. This Spring, we stayed and called later to pay and my wife asked the person in the office what happens when someone drives off without paying. They said that they make a run through the campground at night taking down vehicle license numbers and if you left without paying you would get a letter in the mail.

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Tried to make reservations, after numerous calls just a recording. Stopped anyway, got a site with the help of the unofficial camp host. This facility has no management, office closed. Could have stayed for free but put check in drop box. Really enjoyed the museum.
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2.9
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Big Sky Tom Reviewed by Big Sky Tom September 01, 2013
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August 26-27, 2013

Tried to make reservations, after numerous calls just a recording. Stopped anyway, got a site with the help of the unofficial camp host. This facility has no management, office closed. Could have stayed for free but put check in drop box. Really enjoyed the museum.

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Made reservations by leaving a message, they called back next day. Arrived after hours in the dark (big mistake) had difficulty locating famcamp missed turn went to end of rd, gate closed had to unhook tow vehicle, turn around a 38 footer not fun in the woods after dark. Camp sight was neat, clean, and roomy. Facilities were clean and accessible, security came by several times but just to use facility. Family, 3 adults 2 grandsons really enjoyed museum, we will go back, excellent learning experience.
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majort Reviewed by majort August 30, 2013
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August 23-25,2013

Made reservations by leaving a message, they called back next day. Arrived after hours in the dark (big mistake) had difficulty locating famcamp missed turn went to end of rd, gate closed had to unhook tow vehicle, turn around a 38 footer not fun in the woods after dark. Camp sight was neat, clean, and roomy. Facilities were clean and accessible, security came by several times but just to use facility. Family, 3 adults 2 grandsons really enjoyed museum, we will go back, excellent learning experience.

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We stayed here a week. We did make reservations in advance. When we got to the campground we found a green cone with our name on it. Found out that the office at Bass Lake is closed and reservations are handled in building 95. While there, the attendant told my husband that some campers moved cones reserved for others and took their sites. Fortunately, that did not happen to us. The other problem we had was with DirecTV. Their coordinates are wrong. It is not 40 degrees, but more like 45 to 48. It is obvious that there have been cut backs on the base. We saw very few planes. We found the campground to be neat and clean.
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mother1944 Reviewed by mother1944 August 10, 2013
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July 2013

We stayed here a week. We did make reservations in advance. When we got to the campground we found a green cone with our name on it. Found out that the office at Bass Lake is closed and reservations are handled in building 95. While there, the attendant told my husband that some campers moved cones reserved for others and took their sites. Fortunately, that did not happen to us. The other problem we had was with DirecTV. Their coordinates are wrong. It is not 40 degrees, but more like 45 to 48. It is obvious that there have been cut backs on the base. We saw very few planes. We found the campground to be neat and clean.

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We called after hours and left a message; called first thing the next morning and made reservations for a pull-thru 50 amp with sewage. They called back later when they checked their phone messages. Going into Gate 26A worked great; the most direct way to the campground. We went directly to the site and set up; good since no one was at the office. Our GPS took us thru gates to get to the Museum of the AF and to gates that were permanently closed on other trips. The power was good (hot and running two ACs). Campground is clean and the bathhouse is well maintained. We stopped by the office several times and never found anyone there. A good place to stay and would definitely stay again.
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GaryLee Reviewed by GaryLee August 09, 2013
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1 Aug - 4 Aug 2013

We called after hours and left a message; called first thing the next morning and made reservations for a pull-thru 50 amp with sewage. They called back later when they checked their phone messages. Going into Gate 26A worked great; the most direct way to the campground. We went directly to the site and set up; good since no one was at the office. Our GPS took us thru gates to get to the Museum of the AF and to gates that were permanently closed on other trips. The power was good (hot and running two ACs). Campground is clean and the bathhouse is well maintained. We stopped by the office several times and never found anyone there. A good place to stay and would definitely stay again.

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I would agree with most of the other users. The Campground is nice and well maintained. However, the reservation system could use some help. We called and left two messages that were not returned. We called the third time when we were an hour away. We were told they were full but we could stay in the overflow sites. We arrived around 1630 and parked in overflow site 1. While we were there (2 nights) 8 of the 40 sites were unused. That is a high error rate!! Would also recommend reservations in advance and arriving when MWR is open. Would have stayed longer if we have full hook up.
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3.5
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northerntierctf Reviewed by northerntierctf July 26, 2013
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July 2013

I would agree with most of the other users. The Campground is nice and well maintained. However, the reservation system could use some help. We called and left two messages that were not returned. We called the third time when we were an hour away. We were told they were full but we could stay in the overflow sites. We arrived around 1630 and parked in overflow site 1. While we were there (2 nights) 8 of the 40 sites were unused. That is a high error rate!! Would also recommend reservations in advance and arriving when MWR is open. Would have stayed longer if we have full hook up.

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Campground is in pretty good shape, paved spots which are pretty long. Only downside to the sites are long grass and the pavement is not level, took two blocks to get our trailer level. Shower house and laundry are in good shape and conveniently located. Now for our only serious complaints, organization of the reservations; we made our reservations and paid in advance and we were given a site number. Upon arrival that spot was already taken and nobody (host, outdoor rec) was available to assist. We just occupied a spot and was fortunate not to have inadvertently taken someone else's. I understand a lack of funding is reducing the workforce for outdoor rec but bringing in a motivated and organized host would do wonders. I recommend people visit this campground since it is pretty nice, near the interstate and the USAF museum but I would just recommend arriving when outdoor rec is open in order to resolve any issues.
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3.9
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MMWWMM222 Reviewed by MMWWMM222 July 02, 2013
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June 2013

Campground is in pretty good shape, paved spots which are pretty long. Only downside to the sites are long grass and the pavement is not level, took two blocks to get our trailer level. Shower house and laundry are in good shape and conveniently located. Now for our only serious complaints, organization of the reservations; we made our reservations and paid in advance and we were given a site number. Upon arrival that spot was already taken and nobody (host, outdoor rec) was available to assist. We just occupied a spot and was fortunate not to have inadvertently taken someone else's. I understand a lack of funding is reducing the workforce for outdoor rec but bringing in a motivated and organized host would do wonders. I recommend people visit this campground since it is pretty nice, near the interstate and the USAF museum but I would just recommend arriving when outdoor rec is open in order to resolve any issues.

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D.W. left this review using the Directory software: - We enjoyed our visit and will visit again if we are in vicinity. It would be really great if the BX offered diesel fuel, however diesel is close by. The grounds are well kept and the bath house is clean.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy June 05, 2013
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May 18-22, 2013

D.W. left this review using the Directory software: - We enjoyed our visit and will visit again if we are in vicinity. It would be really great if the BX offered diesel fuel, however diesel is close by. The grounds are well kept and the bath house is clean.

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We called for a reservation, they took the VISA number for three nights, and after implying they were out of spaces, told us to come to the office by 1700 hrs or if later, park in a particular site number. We arrived on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend - the same day we had called. We arrived at 1545 hrs. The office was closed. There were several signs posted. One was that the CG office closed at 1630 hrs. The second sign said that the MWR office closed at 1630 hrs. We called both to find our site and there was no answer at either number. A third sign said to go directly to your site number but since this was just mentioned and not emphasized, we did not remember that site number. We drove to the actual campground and about 10 sites had small "reservation" signs on them. There were at least 20 unmarked sites. We pulled into one of them and stayed three nights. We decided to stay a fourth night. On Tuesday (following Memorial Day) morning, I called to extend one night. A woman answered and told me the office was closed on Tuesday. We have stayed here in the past on 2-3 occasions and everyone was on the ball. This time, no one seemed to care at all. The sites are great, clean, and functional. I am now unsure about the management.
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3.8
Location  
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality  
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities  
 
5.0
Value  
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
ronaldjones Reviewed by ronaldjones May 28, 2013
Last updated: May 29, 2013
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May 25-29, 2013

We called for a reservation, they took the VISA number for three nights, and after implying they were out of spaces, told us to come to the office by 1700 hrs or if later, park in a particular site number. We arrived on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend - the same day we had called. We arrived at 1545 hrs. The office was closed. There were several signs posted. One was that the CG office closed at 1630 hrs. The second sign said that the MWR office closed at 1630 hrs. We called both to find our site and there was no answer at either number. A third sign said to go directly to your site number but since this was just mentioned and not emphasized, we did not remember that site number. We drove to the actual campground and about 10 sites had small "reservation" signs on them. There were at least 20 unmarked sites. We pulled into one of them and stayed three nights. We decided to stay a fourth night. On Tuesday (following Memorial Day) morning, I called to extend one night. A woman answered and told me the office was closed on Tuesday. We have stayed here in the past on 2-3 occasions and everyone was on the ball. This time, no one seemed to care at all. The sites are great, clean, and functional. I am now unsure about the management.

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We showed up with no reservation on a Wednesday afternoon. Our surprise was that the office at Bass lake was closed for the winter on last Oct 21. After looking at the map posted on the door, we made our way to building 95, Outdoor Rec, on the main part of the base. The cargo trailer with the "Rent Me!" sign made it easy to locate. The cost was $125 whether it was for 5/6/7 nights. We had only passed through once before years before so we stayed for the week. Since this was the weekend of the ham radio convention that 25,000 people attend in Dayton, we expected only dry camping at the most. We were given a pull through. There were many back-ins available with sewer and more than a dozen w/e overflow available. By looking for antennas we found three other ham couples there to attend the convention. The famcamp was well maintained, and the grass mowed while we were there. We found no wifi at the camp so we located the library in the Kitty Hawk area, the smallest we have found on any installation but it had both computers and wifi, in the area of the BX, Commissary & Gas station. It was a surprise to us to learn that the gate by this area also had a 24hr gate which makes eating at restaurants on Fairborn's Main Street easily accessible. The information book maintained in the famcamp laundry room provides several choices. We enjoyed both the convention and the Air Force Museum. If you are crossing the country on I-70, this is a convenient stopover. We will make it a point to stop here again.
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4.7
Location  
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality  
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities  
 
4.0
Value  
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
WillCro Reviewed by WillCro May 24, 2013
Last updated: May 25, 2013
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May 15-22, 2013

We showed up with no reservation on a Wednesday afternoon. Our surprise was that the office at Bass lake was closed for the winter on last Oct 21. After looking at the map posted on the door, we made our way to building 95, Outdoor Rec, on the main part of the base. The cargo trailer with the "Rent Me!" sign made it easy to locate. The cost was $125 whether it was for 5/6/7 nights. We had only passed through once before years before so we stayed for the week. Since this was the weekend of the ham radio convention that 25,000 people attend in Dayton, we expected only dry camping at the most. We were given a pull through. There were many back-ins available with sewer and more than a dozen w/e overflow available. By looking for antennas we found three other ham couples there to attend the convention. The famcamp was well maintained, and the grass mowed while we were there. We found no wifi at the camp so we located the library in the Kitty Hawk area, the smallest we have found on any installation but it had both computers and wifi, in the area of the BX, Commissary & Gas station. It was a surprise to us to learn that the gate by this area also had a 24hr gate which makes eating at restaurants on Fairborn's Main Street easily accessible. The information book maintained in the famcamp laundry room provides several choices. We enjoyed both the convention and the Air Force Museum. If you are crossing the country on I-70, this is a convenient stopover. We will make it a point to stop here again.

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The staff at Outdoor Rec was very helpful to get our reservation, and do the best with their budget problems. Eric was great and followed up as he promised. However, in the week we stayed, I never saw any staff at the facility. I paid my bill via telephone charge, and never went by the Outdoor Rec facility. The security police drive by the facility all night long which is next to the Military Dog Training facility, but never stop to see if anyone has any problems. I forgot to bring a heated hose to fight off the sudden cold we experienced in early April. The water supply valve froze while we were out before we realized it was going to get down to 23 degrees that night. We showered the next days in the bath house that was tolerable, and heated and didn't get to use our coach shower. Many of the water valves and sewer valves throughout the campground were in bad condition. Not sure the voltage is regulated properly on the 50AMP side, cause my HDTV didn't work anymore and I had to replace it when returning home. There appeared to be full time other "working" residents that stayed inside and you never found anyone to talk to anywhere. Must have been a unfriendly time of year, or "Ohio folks" nature. The campground may experience more hard times on fixing more of the problems from neglect in the future. The Base with so many Gate closures is hard to navigate through at different times of the day. The BX, Commissary and Home & Garden/Class Six and the Museum are first rate, and best part of visiting there. Next time- no April visits for us.
Overall rating 
 
1.9
Location  
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality  
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities  
 
1.0
Value  
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
kamelspdr Reviewed by kamelspdr May 15, 2013
Last updated: May 16, 2013
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March 30-5 April 2013

The staff at Outdoor Rec was very helpful to get our reservation, and do the best with their budget problems. Eric was great and followed up as he promised. However, in the week we stayed, I never saw any staff at the facility. I paid my bill via telephone charge, and never went by the Outdoor Rec facility. The security police drive by the facility all night long which is next to the Military Dog Training facility, but never stop to see if anyone has any problems. I forgot to bring a heated hose to fight off the sudden cold we experienced in early April. The water supply valve froze while we were out before we realized it was going to get down to 23 degrees that night. We showered the next days in the bath house that was tolerable, and heated and didn't get to use our coach shower. Many of the water valves and sewer valves throughout the campground were in bad condition. Not sure the voltage is regulated properly on the 50AMP side, cause my HDTV didn't work anymore and I had to replace it when returning home. There appeared to be full time other "working" residents that stayed inside and you never found anyone to talk to anywhere. Must have been a unfriendly time of year, or "Ohio folks" nature. The campground may experience more hard times on fixing more of the problems from neglect in the future. The Base with so many Gate closures is hard to navigate through at different times of the day. The BX, Commissary and Home & Garden/Class Six and the Museum are first rate, and best part of visiting there. Next time- no April visits for us.

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