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Stayed 4 days, 2 were waterfront (space 47) and 2 were in a back row-back in (space 1). The first 2 days were great and the last 2 not so much.
PROS: great views, not actually on base so non-military friends can visit easily. Reasonable rentals for bikes, paddle boards, kayaks, and sail boats, etc. Waterfront spaces have a fire pit and spaces 45-50 are located very near the facilities bathroom, showers, and laundry. Laundry is $1. Small store on site for few basic supplies. 2.5 miles from Coronado downtown. Near city bus line. Security gate and all facilities require use of secure access pin from 10pm -6am. CONS: they strictly enforce their quiet hours policy from 10pm - 6am with roving watches, monitor volumes of conversations on RV porches and outdoor sitting areas. The landscaping is not grass but small rock hard scaping that must be "treated like grass" no walking, parking, tenting allowed. Although they have a strict quiet hours policy they can't control the trading noise from the SEALs training at Coronado which includes helicopters, boats, and automatic machine gun fire and explosions....neat during the day....not so neat when it goes past 8pm and starts at 7am. If you have any degree of anxiety or PTSD please be aware. If we return it will ONLY be because of the great location, price, facility and location.
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C1775 Reviewed by C1775 June 06, 2015
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June 2-6, 2015

Stayed 4 days, 2 were waterfront (space 47) and 2 were in a back row-back in (space 1). The first 2 days were great and the last 2 not so much.
PROS: great views, not actually on base so non-military friends can visit easily. Reasonable rentals for bikes, paddle boards, kayaks, and sail boats, etc. Waterfront spaces have a fire pit and spaces 45-50 are located very near the facilities bathroom, showers, and laundry. Laundry is $1. Small store on site for few basic supplies. 2.5 miles from Coronado downtown. Near city bus line. Security gate and all facilities require use of secure access pin from 10pm -6am. CONS: they strictly enforce their quiet hours policy from 10pm - 6am with roving watches, monitor volumes of conversations on RV porches and outdoor sitting areas. The landscaping is not grass but small rock hard scaping that must be "treated like grass" no walking, parking, tenting allowed. Although they have a strict quiet hours policy they can't control the trading noise from the SEALs training at Coronado which includes helicopters, boats, and automatic machine gun fire and explosions....neat during the day....not so neat when it goes past 8pm and starts at 7am. If you have any degree of anxiety or PTSD please be aware. If we return it will ONLY be because of the great location, price, facility and location.

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We have gone here a number of times since it opened. We almost always have a great time. I like to bike and keep an eye on the ships and activities. This time was a little different. The security forces were having fun playing with their toys. Strange having to tell another retired member what a gattlin gun sound was. The weather was great. I peddled my legs off. I have to certified for the watercraft. They look like fun. If I had to say anything in way of warning there is one older employee up front, I think his name was Bob, he really needs to work on his public courtesy. He seemed to find it necessary to inform that I was riding on HIS sidewalk. (Thought it was ours?) Since he was the employee and I was the customer I can't see where he got his manners. I wasn't even going faster than slow walk. No need for the attitude. It kind of soured me on ever going back and if I ever do I will stay away from HIS building.
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Jimmyb12015 Reviewed by Jimmyb12015 May 07, 2015
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April 27-May 01, 2015

We have gone here a number of times since it opened. We almost always have a great time. I like to bike and keep an eye on the ships and activities. This time was a little different. The security forces were having fun playing with their toys. Strange having to tell another retired member what a gattlin gun sound was. The weather was great. I peddled my legs off. I have to certified for the watercraft. They look like fun. If I had to say anything in way of warning there is one older employee up front, I think his name was Bob, he really needs to work on his public courtesy. He seemed to find it necessary to inform that I was riding on HIS sidewalk. (Thought it was ours?) Since he was the employee and I was the customer I can't see where he got his manners. I wasn't even going faster than slow walk. No need for the attitude. It kind of soured me on ever going back and if I ever do I will stay away from HIS building.

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This one of the Crown Jewels in the military RV Park system! We had a medical emergency while here and the night host was a gem! The folks in the neighboring RV jumped into help, too. Can't say "thank you" enough times to everyone. The military is truly "family". Since we have to extend our stay the staff has been very helpful in the rescheduling process. As is typical at most RV parks (civilian & Miliatry) the wifi is iffy at best. I don't see it as a negative, rather as just the way it is. We just plan to use our iPhone "hotspot".
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johnjay Reviewed by johnjay April 06, 2015
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Mar 30 - Apr 8, 2015

This one of the Crown Jewels in the military RV Park system! We had a medical emergency while here and the night host was a gem! The folks in the neighboring RV jumped into help, too. Can't say "thank you" enough times to everyone. The military is truly "family". Since we have to extend our stay the staff has been very helpful in the rescheduling process. As is typical at most RV parks (civilian & Miliatry) the wifi is iffy at best. I don't see it as a negative, rather as just the way it is. We just plan to use our iPhone "hotspot".

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Let me start by saying that of all of the military RV parks that we have visited (and we have stayed at quite a few), it would be very difficult to find an RV park (military or commercial) in a more beautiful setting. The views of San Diego Bay and the city of San Diego are unparalleled. The park is very nice, but not perfect, however. The concrete pads are nice and level but, if you have a large RV with multiple slides (we have a 43' fifth wheel), the pads are too short to allow you to park your truck in the site with your RV. The hookups are good. There are a lot of minerals in the water, so beware of scale build up in your hot water heater. There are no picnic tables at any of the RV sites. This is not an inexpensive military RV park and the inclusion of simple picnic tables should not be too much to ask. WiFi is terrible. The "free" WiFi (one connection per site allowed) is slower than dial-up and virtually useless. I paid $69 for one month of "enhanced speed" WiFi for two devices. This pay WiFi was mediocre at best. During the month, this system was down at least 25 percent of the time and speed was sporadic when it was up. Once again, for the price paid, decent WiFi should not be too much to ask. There is recycling on site for everything but mixed paper. There is a two-lane paved bicycle path that can be accessed directly in front of Fiddler's Cove. It is 2.5 mile ride north to Hotel del Coronado and a 2.5 mile ride south to Silver Strand State Beach. The beach directly across the road from the RV park is Navy training grounds and strictly off limits. Despite the negatives, we would definitely stay here again. The setting is absolutely gorgeous!
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byron.bailey Reviewed by byron.bailey February 28, 2015
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January 29 - February 27, 2015

Let me start by saying that of all of the military RV parks that we have visited (and we have stayed at quite a few), it would be very difficult to find an RV park (military or commercial) in a more beautiful setting. The views of San Diego Bay and the city of San Diego are unparalleled. The park is very nice, but not perfect, however. The concrete pads are nice and level but, if you have a large RV with multiple slides (we have a 43' fifth wheel), the pads are too short to allow you to park your truck in the site with your RV. The hookups are good. There are a lot of minerals in the water, so beware of scale build up in your hot water heater. There are no picnic tables at any of the RV sites. This is not an inexpensive military RV park and the inclusion of simple picnic tables should not be too much to ask. WiFi is terrible. The "free" WiFi (one connection per site allowed) is slower than dial-up and virtually useless. I paid $69 for one month of "enhanced speed" WiFi for two devices. This pay WiFi was mediocre at best. During the month, this system was down at least 25 percent of the time and speed was sporadic when it was up. Once again, for the price paid, decent WiFi should not be too much to ask. There is recycling on site for everything but mixed paper. There is a two-lane paved bicycle path that can be accessed directly in front of Fiddler's Cove. It is 2.5 mile ride north to Hotel del Coronado and a 2.5 mile ride south to Silver Strand State Beach. The beach directly across the road from the RV park is Navy training grounds and strictly off limits. Despite the negatives, we would definitely stay here again. The setting is absolutely gorgeous!

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One word......WONDERFUL! Highly recommend this to anyone traveling to San Diego.
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WarthogO6 Reviewed by WarthogO6 February 28, 2015
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Jan 2015

One word......WONDERFUL! Highly recommend this to anyone traveling to San Diego.

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We very much enjoyed our week at Fiddlers Cove. The easy access to Coronado and its many shops, ferry to San Diego and many other great attractions makes this one of the best RV parks in the military constellation. What made it really exceptional for us was the courtesy and can do attitude of the staff. We had a truck issue that prevented us from making a timely departure and they worked with us to help get us on the road. May not sound exceptional but it was Christmas eve and we would not have made it to our family without their kind understanding. In my old Navy days we used Bravo Zulu to describe the best efforts and they deserve every bit of it!
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Poqprince Reviewed by Poqprince February 09, 2015
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December 2014

We very much enjoyed our week at Fiddlers Cove. The easy access to Coronado and its many shops, ferry to San Diego and many other great attractions makes this one of the best RV parks in the military constellation. What made it really exceptional for us was the courtesy and can do attitude of the staff. We had a truck issue that prevented us from making a timely departure and they worked with us to help get us on the road. May not sound exceptional but it was Christmas eve and we would not have made it to our family without their kind understanding. In my old Navy days we used Bravo Zulu to describe the best efforts and they deserve every bit of it!

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Fiddler's Cove RV Park is a fabulous place to stay. Registration was easy but parking can be limited if several big rigs are trying to register at the same time. We were in space 18 overnight then moved to back in space 51 which is right on the San Diego Bay. Location provides easy access to all the San Diego attractions. We enjoyed access to the North Island Naval Air Station for NEX, Commissary and theater (movies are free!). The US Navy Base is across the Bay and has large facilities. Pay attention when you arrive and don't follow GPS but turn into the Marina/RV Park at the little sailboat sign. Approaching from the north, if you miss that turn, it is difficult to get turned around. Kudos to Jill Corbin who helped us with our IT problem in the coach!!!
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Lee and Barb Reviewed by Lee and Barb February 09, 2015
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19-29 January 2015

Fiddler's Cove RV Park is a fabulous place to stay. Registration was easy but parking can be limited if several big rigs are trying to register at the same time. We were in space 18 overnight then moved to back in space 51 which is right on the San Diego Bay. Location provides easy access to all the San Diego attractions. We enjoyed access to the North Island Naval Air Station for NEX, Commissary and theater (movies are free!). The US Navy Base is across the Bay and has large facilities. Pay attention when you arrive and don't follow GPS but turn into the Marina/RV Park at the little sailboat sign. Approaching from the north, if you miss that turn, it is difficult to get turned around. Kudos to Jill Corbin who helped us with our IT problem in the coach!!!

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Excellent campground. Price may be high for military campground, but since camping in the area is extremely high priced - $60 water & electric at state beach, this is great price for FHU. Nice double concrete pads. Free WIFI not that great - slow, you can subscribe online to get fast service, but didn't so can't tell you how it was. Did not use the bathhouse, but appeared clean. Lots to do in the area and we enjoyed our stay a lot. Staff was fairly friendly and helpful, nothing exceptional. Well worth a visit and stay if you have never been there. ATT cell service 3 bars.
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dpicard Reviewed by dpicard January 08, 2015
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1-8 Jan 2015

Excellent campground. Price may be high for military campground, but since camping in the area is extremely high priced - $60 water & electric at state beach, this is great price for FHU. Nice double concrete pads. Free WIFI not that great - slow, you can subscribe online to get fast service, but didn't so can't tell you how it was. Did not use the bathhouse, but appeared clean. Lots to do in the area and we enjoyed our stay a lot. Staff was fairly friendly and helpful, nothing exceptional. Well worth a visit and stay if you have never been there. ATT cell service 3 bars.

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Other than a few days in Sept/Oct this was our first long stay and must say very high on our list of military campgrounds. Wish we could have stayed longer. We were in site #15 middle row with a fairly good view of bay. Think next year we will try for bayside. Staff very helpful and nice, laundry facilities ideal..never a wait,recreational rentals of boats, bikes and kayaks very reasonable and convenient. We found the Naval Air Station beach to our liking as less crowded than public beach on Ocean. Ocean Gate to base open Monday-Friday which is closer to beach. Base Commissary and Exchange very nice. We enjoyed walking Orange Avenue and going for bagels at Bruegger's. Also Village Pizza across the street has great pizza and the stuffed artichoke appetizer delish. If you like hot dogs, stop in at Delux Hot Dogs on Orange. Definitely recommend this campground.
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destiny3 Reviewed by destiny3 December 02, 2014
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1 Nov-1 Dec 2014

Other than a few days in Sept/Oct this was our first long stay and must say very high on our list of military campgrounds. Wish we could have stayed longer. We were in site #15 middle row with a fairly good view of bay. Think next year we will try for bayside. Staff very helpful and nice, laundry facilities ideal..never a wait,recreational rentals of boats, bikes and kayaks very reasonable and convenient. We found the Naval Air Station beach to our liking as less crowded than public beach on Ocean. Ocean Gate to base open Monday-Friday which is closer to beach. Base Commissary and Exchange very nice. We enjoyed walking Orange Avenue and going for bagels at Bruegger's. Also Village Pizza across the street has great pizza and the stuffed artichoke appetizer delish. If you like hot dogs, stop in at Delux Hot Dogs on Orange. Definitely recommend this campground.

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Very clean well maintained. The staff was very friendly. Very disappointed in the WiFi, or lack of, You are allowed one device for free. I was told the service was slow but could and an additional device or upgrade for a fee. Fact is I was never able to get a single devise to work after a number of calls to the "Trouble-desk" at the number provided. This could be one of the best RV camps I've stayed at. (other than the WiFi).
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mvizinho Reviewed by mvizinho November 21, 2014
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19 to 21 November 2014

Very clean well maintained. The staff was very friendly. Very disappointed in the WiFi, or lack of, You are allowed one device for free. I was told the service was slow but could and an additional device or upgrade for a fee. Fact is I was never able to get a single devise to work after a number of calls to the "Trouble-desk" at the number provided. This could be one of the best RV camps I've stayed at. (other than the WiFi).

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WiFi very limited or non existent, cable not working.
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pulltrain Reviewed by pulltrain October 09, 2014
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Oct 5 thru 8, 2014

WiFi very limited or non existent, cable not working.

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A very nice facility. If you come here, ask for a waterfront site (above #45 is better). The extra $5 is worth it. If you drive a Class "A" and have enough power, water, and sewer connection hoses/cables to hook up on the opposite side, park nose in so you can enjoy the view of the bay and city skyline either inside or outside. NAS North Island, nearby, has all the base facilities you might need. Kick back and enjoy.
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NEMO Reviewed by NEMO August 24, 2014
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August 14-22, 2014

A very nice facility. If you come here, ask for a waterfront site (above #45 is better). The extra $5 is worth it. If you drive a Class "A" and have enough power, water, and sewer connection hoses/cables to hook up on the opposite side, park nose in so you can enjoy the view of the bay and city skyline either inside or outside. NAS North Island, nearby, has all the base facilities you might need. Kick back and enjoy.

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I've been waiting and watching for this park to open for a couple years. When I made my reservation I had to change my summer plans to get a 7 day block here and then had to accept a move to a non-water front site four days in to it. The place is packed and I'm pretty bugged that they have two sets tenters in full hook up sites and NO tenters in any of the tent sites! I had a conversation with the grumpier of the two women working the front desk on the day I had to move. I asked her if I had a shot at getting in next summer if I called right at the six month day for a reservation and she said "probably not", that active duty is booking like crazy for next summer and they get to book a year out. I really don't like bringing negative stuff on here so I'm hoping I'm wrong and we all have a shot a getting in here. If the retirees are shut out because we can't book a year ahead then I hope they come up with a system that spreads the happiness better. I had a great time here. Visited with friends and family and really enjoyed the area. Navy North Island is really nice. They have a great beach on base and good places to eat and a nice commissary/NEX. If you can get in here you should.
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flynmike Reviewed by flynmike July 20, 2014
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July 14 to 21, 2014

I've been waiting and watching for this park to open for a couple years. When I made my reservation I had to change my summer plans to get a 7 day block here and then had to accept a move to a non-water front site four days in to it. The place is packed and I'm pretty bugged that they have two sets tenters in full hook up sites and NO tenters in any of the tent sites! I had a conversation with the grumpier of the two women working the front desk on the day I had to move. I asked her if I had a shot at getting in next summer if I called right at the six month day for a reservation and she said "probably not", that active duty is booking like crazy for next summer and they get to book a year out. I really don't like bringing negative stuff on here so I'm hoping I'm wrong and we all have a shot a getting in here. If the retirees are shut out because we can't book a year ahead then I hope they come up with a system that spreads the happiness better. I had a great time here. Visited with friends and family and really enjoyed the area. Navy North Island is really nice. They have a great beach on base and good places to eat and a nice commissary/NEX. If you can get in here you should.

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What an awesome location with a beautiful view of the San Diego Bay and all of the boating activity! There are an endless number of recreational opportunities in the area. The front office staff could give lessons in efficient and diplomatic customer service. Although the RV park was sold out during our stay, we had a very relaxing experience because the premises are well supervised with two on site night hosts and an over night security guard. The only noted issues are a lack of picnic tables at the RV sites, the recycle bins near the bathrooms are too small and overflowed, and the new asphalt in the access ways is already breaking up with gouges from tire marks. Perhaps they can recall the contractor for a slurry coat before the warranty expires on this construction project.
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Rainman Reviewed by Rainman June 28, 2014
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14-23 June 2014

What an awesome location with a beautiful view of the San Diego Bay and all of the boating activity! There are an endless number of recreational opportunities in the area. The front office staff could give lessons in efficient and diplomatic customer service. Although the RV park was sold out during our stay, we had a very relaxing experience because the premises are well supervised with two on site night hosts and an over night security guard. The only noted issues are a lack of picnic tables at the RV sites, the recycle bins near the bathrooms are too small and overflowed, and the new asphalt in the access ways is already breaking up with gouges from tire marks. Perhaps they can recall the contractor for a slurry coat before the warranty expires on this construction project.

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S.W. left this review using the Directory software: - Great place, will stay there again. WOW!!!
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy June 09, 2014
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19-21 April 2014

S.W. left this review using the Directory software: - Great place, will stay there again. WOW!!!

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