We used Gate 3 that is preferred. However, there are two openings. We came in from the road in the right side but stayed back hoping the gate guard would open that side for us. He let 5 or 6 cars come through without acknowledging us so my husband decided he wanted us to come through the left opening but our travel trailer stairs (folded up) scraped the concrete barrier and we had to back out. We also got a ticket for "wreckless driving". I would suggest you wait and have someone get out and ask to use the other opening. We eventually got into the site and the Camp Host came over and was very helpful. It is shared water with another site. There was free laundry but it said to use Pods only. The roads are narrow and we had to watch where people were parked on our way out. Good size Commissary and two story Exchange.
First let me say that it rained both days we were there, we were on our way home, and we had been down in the keys so it really wasn't fair. The campgrounds are very close, not much room between sites. Like I said it rained and our site was mostly under water except for the pad that we drove in on, we needed our boots to hook up everything. There was no one available to show us to our site even though it was in the middle of the afternoon, no big deal we had our site number and some driving around and we found. Laundry room was across from our site and could definitely use an overhaul, dryers sort of worked and the place really need cleaned up. I'm not saying the place was terrible but with all the other options available I doubt we will be back here.
Well, the location and convenience of the campground is great due to coming back to this area every so often to visit my daughter, but things have not changed in the last 10 or so years that I have been coming here. The other good thing about this place is the campground boss (Destiny) and the camp hosts (Jennifer & her husband (I can't remember his name thou)), they are very friendly and when I arrived I plugged into the 30 AMP plug this last visit and guess what? Things weren't working so I went over to the camp host and he came over and tested the power pedestal and what did he find? The HOT and NEUTRAL were reversed which could really mess up an RV's electronics. How did this go on for so long without being figured out before I have no idea, but he re-wired it and presto... my RV power worked great! Things they can upgrade are: -laundry room only had 1 working washer/other 1 has been broken for a couple of weeks, -entrance and exit signs for the campground itself, -spot numbers up front (spot numbers are towards the back of the pad and in dark blue lettering on the grey power pedestal which makes it really hard to read at night for us older people! -and still the other issues as listed below. Below was from my previous visit to the campground over the winter (about 5 months ago) and I submitted it through the MWR ICE comments website (Interactive Customer Evaluation) and also to the BASE XO and guess what has changed.... NOT A DAMN THING!!! The overall MWR management seems to care less about this place (they care about the $$$ coming in is about it!) and it is apparent as there have been NO upgrades to this place in years! I did some math as you can see below and it is appalling the amount of money they rake in and that they have done nothing to upgrade the campground!! Someone needs to AUDIT the JEB-LCFS MWR!!!!! Where to start??? -We have had snow/ice on the roads in the campground now for 4 straight days! What is worse is when they cleared Helicopter Road, they pushed all the snow into the entrances/exits making it almost impossible to get in or out and making it for a very dangerous situation. BUT, JEBLCFS was sooooooo worried about the almighty dollar they had to clear the NEX parking lot, Gym, etc., oh wait, we pay money to stay here as well! -Speaking of the almighty dollar, how has this place NOT been upgraded since it was built? It seems MWR would rather spend money on condos on the beach front than improve existing places/structures! -In all the other MWR campgrounds I have stayed at, they have offered monthly rates and for far better campgrounds! The more REALISTIC monthly rate for this campground should be around the $525 to 550 range due to its outdated electrical, the bathhouse(which doesn't have a working HVAC system even when it is 50 degrees outside and 40 degrees inside), laundry room with only 2 washers and dryers(imagine the feasibility of that when there is a full campground in the summer with 100+ people staying here!!!) and no change machine or working soda machine, shared water(so when your neighbor uses water you lose water pressure(try this at your house and see how you like it!)), no community center, and water pooling after it rains in front of the 2 most used locations: the office & the dumpster. -The electrical service is paltry, there are only a couple 50amp service spots yet almost all newer mid-size and above RVs require 50amp service. Please upgrade ASAP! I have heard for the last 10+ years I have been visiting this place that "they will be upgrading the electrical this winter/summer/etc, but alas, still nothing! -The roads inside the campground are horrendous and needs patching/replacing all together. See previous comment about water pooling in front of office and dumpster. -I am sure you will complain about lack of money/PW is supposed to do maintenance, and point the finger at someone else, but look at how much money is brought into this place compared to what is spent on upgrading: Summer time average(3 months): 45 spots x $660/month x 3 months= $89,100. Plus 10 tent spots x $300 per month x 3 months= $9000 for a total summer income of $98,100. Fall/spring average(6 months): 33 spots x $660/month x 6 months= $130,680. Plus 7 tent spots x $300 per month x 6 months= $12,600 for a total fall/spring income of $143,280. Winter average(3 months): 25 spots x $660/month x 3 months= $49,500. Plus 5 tent spots x $300 per month x 3 months= $4500 for a total winter income of $54,000. That's an estimated average income of $295,380 per year!!! What is spent on upgrading this place??? Nothing that I have seen in the last 10+ years!! MWR pretty much needs to raze the whole campground and start fresh or build a whole new campground some other location on base! Sincerely, Ryan
Great Location. Campsites are tight but level. Parking is limited. Laundry facilities and bath house are wornout and need a facelift, new paint, some attention. Roads are OK except when it rains or snows. Then there are lots of big puddles around key areas like the office and dumpster -- the most heavily used areas. Very disappointed in the senior leadership who was unwillling and / unable to fix big holes, pot hole in the roads near the office. Facilities maintenance and the MWR office both came out and scratched their head and nothing was done. Pointed fingers at each other and said 'its their job' or 'we have no money'. 5 inches of snow twice this past Jan - Feb and no, nada road clearing. You are on your own. Lip service but no service. The Office Manager/Destiny and both the Camp Hosts / David and Jenn, could not have been nicer and more helpful. Real friendly, helpful. The bright spots in the whole stay. Just wish the senior leadership would get it together. It could be a very nice campground if they gave it some attention.
This is our first stay. We will probably stay here again since it is so close to our daughters place in Virginia Beach. The campground is old and cramped (e.g. narrow roads, tight car parking). The campground has lots of trees so limited there are only a few sites that where you can get a satellite connection. But they have cable TV which is nice. The restrooms are adequate and clean and the laundry facility is good. The campground manager is friendly and helpful. But this is an old park. The grounds are not very well taken care of. The grass has not been mowed since we have been here. Looks like it has been a couple of weeks at least. There is a one-way road through the campground but you have to be careful to figure that out when you enter the campground. There are no signs that tell you that. A big problem for us was entering the base. We got Gate 3 correctly, but there was NO indication of which way to go for RV's. There were signs for commercial vehicles. That is the direction we should have take. Hindsight is great but some times areas for commercial vehicles are only for them and not for RV's. Making a split second decision since there were cars behind us, we inched toward the main gate. It was a slow maneuver but we made it past the concrete abutments with out scraping. Very scary. And the gates guards were clueless. No help what so ever. They had no idea what to do with us as we approached the gate. A simple point to the right or waving us through the parking lot where we should have gone would have saved us a lot of trouble. (Can you tell how frustrated I was??) $22 a night for a campground like this is about $7 too much in my opinion. But convenience makes it worth it to us so we will be back. We camped in a 40' motorhome.
Arrived on a Sunday and obtained assigned space from display board at office. Assigned space was occupied so I took next available space since no host came out to greet us. My reservation was for 3 days but plans changed and I requested 2 additional days. The reply was unable to grant request due to a reservation for the space I was currently in, which I had no choice to be in anyway, but was informed that I could pick up everything and move to another spot for 1 day only. Not happy with that option I decided to leave on original time and go to another CG. My gripe is during my 3 days there I physically sighted numerous personnel in uniform and some not in uniform departing early for work daily. I thought this was a CG for recreation not housing. Maybe I should question this on ICE.
We have tried to stay here but it too stays booked, and yes the entrance roads are very narrow and RVers park their vehicles near the edge of the road, site are a bit tight if you have a RV 36 feet or larger and a ground guide is a must. Easy access to PX, CBBT, Hampton Roads areas.
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