"The best military RV Park we have stayed in. This is our second time here. Staff professional, ef..."
"We stayed here in a Motorhome. This campground is so much better than what they had, the spaces ..."
5 Feb - 7 Mar 2010
This was our first visit to the Destin Rec Center, and we will definitely be back. We called a few days before we wanted to arrive and left our phone number on the Center's voice-mail. We received a call-back within 24 hours from a very courteous staffer who quickly took care of us. When we arrived a few days later, the folks in the office very efficiently assigned to our site. When hooking up at our site, we had a problem with the 30-amp breaker - it would not stay on. I went back to the office and was given a 50-amp converter "bone" to use - no charge. We were on site 19 down near the pavilion and bathhouse, which was probably the only site from which the water of the bay can be seen. In our 26' motorhome, we had no problem backing into our site. As others have pointed out, it can be a bit tight maneuvering a larger trailer into a site. About the only slight inconvenience we encountered was that the hookups, including the sewer, were near the front of the pad, so we could not hookup to the sewer. Our site seemed unique in that regard. Not a big deal - it was easy enough to pull forward once a week when it was time to dump. A lot of the sites are not too level, so leveling blocks and/or jacks will be necessary. The bathhouse was toasty warm with very hot showers, and it was kept very clean. The laundry room provides 4 washers and 4 dryers, $.75 a load. There was also a super-large commercial washer and dryer - a great chance to wash the sleeping bag! Up in the office/community center building is a small store, selling a few souvenirs and beach items; some exercise machines, a large-screen TV, and a small book-exchange. An extra treat during our stay was a special catered Valentines Day Dinner, with some delicious prime rib. The Rec Center has lots of recreation available: bicycles, kayaks, boats. We originally planned to be here only a week or two, but due to some dental problems we had to extend our stay a couple of times; the staff was very helpful with that. One of the gals in the office referred us to her dentist, who was nearby, got us in within 24-hours, and provided excellent care. All in all, this is one of the nicest FAMCAMP's we've visited, and we've been to quite a few. We will definitely be back. Thanks, Fort Benning!