Cliffside RV Park

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Location

Installation
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Oak Harbor, WA
GPS Coordinates
48.337, -122.688
Location Information
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Oak Harbor, WA

Directions

Directions
From Hwy 20, north of Oak Harbor, turn onto Ault Field Rd. Enter the air station by turning right at the Charles Porter gate (first stoplight). Charles Porter is the only gate accessible to RVs and is open limited hours. If you arrive and the gate is closed, please call (360) 257-3893 to have the gate opened for you. Travel along Charles Porter Ave until you reach Midway St, which is approximately 1 mile from the gate and just past the Skywarrior Theater. Turn left onto Midway. In approximately 1/2 mile, just before you reach a T intersection with Saratoga St. ---- RV Campers: Turn north onto Saratoga, and continue past Midway St to the next intersection, Intruder St. Turn left. Intruder St curves left after approximately 1/4 mile. Soon after the curve, make the first (North Loop) or second (South Loop) right on the two paved roads into Cliffside RV Park. ***RV sites 1 - 26 are in the North Loop and RV sites 27 - 60 are in the South Loop.*** Towed vehicles should be dropped prior to entering the campground, either upon check in at Navy Gateway Inns & Suites, or at Costen Turner Park, just before Cliffside RV Park. ---- Yurt Campers: Turn north onto Saratoga, and continue past Midway Street to the next intersection, Intruder St. Turn left. Intruder St curves left after approximately 1/4 mile. Soon after the curve, make the first right onto the paved road into Cliffside RV Park's North Loop. ---- Tent Campers: Turn north onto Saratoga, and continue past Midway Street to the next intersection, Intruder St. Turn left. Intruder St curves left after approximately 1/4 mile. Soon after the curve, you'll see the entrances for Cliffside RV Park's North Loop and South Loop. Go past both those entrances and turn right onto the dirt/gravel road just past the South Loop's entrance. Tent sites are near the water; you may pull your vehicle next to your tent site to unload. Parking is available east of the tent sites, just off the road you pulled into.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(360) 257-2649
Mailing Address
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites, 1175 W Midway St, Bldg #973, Oak Harbor, WA 98278
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations are accepted at(877) NAVY-BED. Active duty military may make reservations up to 12 months in advance. Military Retirees, DoD civilians, reservists and other eligible patrons may make reservations up to 6 months in advance. No deposit is required when making a reservation, but we do ask for a Visa or Master Card number and email address in order to hold reservations. Full payment for the duration of your reservation is required upon check-in. No refunds are available for early check-outs.
Internet Access
Free WiFi available in the campground.
Mail Forwarding
(Your Name), (Site #), c/o Cliffside RV Park, NAS Whidbey Island. Oak Harbor WA 98278
Pet Information
Pets allowed in RV's and tents with usual leash and cleanup rules. Pets (except service animals) are not allowed in yurts.
Campground Information
Stays are limited to 30 days. After a 30 day stay, one must vacate for 2 weeks prior to making another reservation. Higher rates are for peak season (June 1 - Sept. 30).
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Discounts
7th night free when paying for 6 nights.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Golf
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Class VI
  • Marina
  • Movie Theater
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Site
57
W/20,30,50A/S
$25-$30
N/A
N/A
Tent
10
None
$15
N/A
N/A
Yurt
6
E
$25-$30
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Firearms are to be checked into the Base Armory.
Weather Information

Nestled along the shoreline of NAS Whidbey, Cliffside offers 57RV sites as well as several tent sites, and six furnished yurts overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Vancouver Island, the San Juan Islands and the Olympic Peninsula. These sites offer water and electrical hookups; there are great restroom and shower facilities in each loop. More than that, these homes away from home provide the ambiance of shoreline living, an open window on an ever-changing marine environment and unparalleled sunsets. There are several miles of private military beach strewn with interesting driftwood and pretty rocks.

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Cliffside continues to improve thanks to Hosts Ken & Mike and with the onsite office open, check-in made much easier. Dave, who mans the office, is as pleasant to deal with as both camp hosts. Campsites do not come any better than Cliffside, the jewel of the Northwest.
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clcampers Reviewed by clcampers June 02, 2014
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May 26, 2014

Cliffside continues to improve thanks to Hosts Ken & Mike and with the onsite office open, check-in made much easier. Dave, who mans the office, is as pleasant to deal with as both camp hosts. Campsites do not come any better than Cliffside, the jewel of the Northwest.

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We arrived at Cliffside RV park at NAS Whidbey Island. This is our first stay and certainly is now on our list of favorites. We drove to the North Loop Campground on Intruder and the host said to pick a spot. We checked in at the log cabin in the South Loop. Since the park was somewhat empty, we chose site #12 in the middle row which is a backin facing the Juan de Fuca Strait. We were very pleased with this site. All the sites except 2 have hookups designed for backin, so if you want to pull in on first row and last row and face the water, you have to bring your hoses underneath the motorhome. The sites are concrete, wide and level. The hosts Mike and Ken are very helpful and friendly maintaining an active presence and upkeep of the campgrounds. The laundry is immaculate as are the showers and restrooms. Thank you for doing such a great job. When I inquired about mail forwarding, Ken gave me the following address on base and said that when mail arrives, he is called and will deliver to your site. Your name___________ (FFR), Site # Cliffside RV Park/Intruder, NAS Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor WA 98278. This worked for us. On Memorial Day weekend the park was full including Yurts and most of tent camping. On Sunday that had a cookout in spite of rain with attendees bringing side dishes. There are nice walking paths and beach area. This is a well maintained RV park and recently SMART awarded them with a plaque as the best Family Campground of the Year. We have no negatives to report. A great place to stay for exploring the Islands and historic forts. Be sure to take a jaunt to Coupeville and Langley. Got some great eagle pictures. John and Amy Stanton
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destiny3 Reviewed by destiny3 May 31, 2014
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1 May 2014-1 June 2014

We arrived at Cliffside RV park at NAS Whidbey Island. This is our first stay and certainly is now on our list of favorites. We drove to the North Loop Campground on Intruder and the host said to pick a spot. We checked in at the log cabin in the South Loop. Since the park was somewhat empty, we chose site #12 in the middle row which is a backin facing the Juan de Fuca Strait. We were very pleased with this site. All the sites except 2 have hookups designed for backin, so if you want to pull in on first row and last row and face the water, you have to bring your hoses underneath the motorhome. The sites are concrete, wide and level. The hosts Mike and Ken are very helpful and friendly maintaining an active presence and upkeep of the campgrounds. The laundry is immaculate as are the showers and restrooms. Thank you for doing such a great job. When I inquired about mail forwarding, Ken gave me the following address on base and said that when mail arrives, he is called and will deliver to your site. Your name___________ (FFR), Site # Cliffside RV Park/Intruder, NAS Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor WA 98278. This worked for us. On Memorial Day weekend the park was full including Yurts and most of tent camping. On Sunday that had a cookout in spite of rain with attendees bringing side dishes. There are nice walking paths and beach area. This is a well maintained RV park and recently SMART awarded them with a plaque as the best Family Campground of the Year. We have no negatives to report. A great place to stay for exploring the Islands and historic forts. Be sure to take a jaunt to Coupeville and Langley. Got some great eagle pictures. John and Amy Stanton

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Whidbey Cliffside Park is one of the best in the Pacific Northwest if not the country. Just one note: We tell friends who join us there about the jet and P-3 noise, and yes, sometimes it does go on into the evening and the night. As their welcome sign used to say, "Pardon our noise, it's the sound of freedom". I urge all to take a better look at the sign at the front gate; it says NAVAL AIR STATION Whidbey Island. The reason that base exists is to support Naval Aviation, 24-7-365. So if it's - say 10:00 pm (2200) and a few F-18s are in the bounce pattern, please don't be upset - be proud - it's the sound of freedom.
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ajfink2 Reviewed by ajfink2 April 01, 2014
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August 2013

Whidbey Cliffside Park is one of the best in the Pacific Northwest if not the country. Just one note: We tell friends who join us there about the jet and P-3 noise, and yes, sometimes it does go on into the evening and the night. As their welcome sign used to say, "Pardon our noise, it's the sound of freedom". I urge all to take a better look at the sign at the front gate; it says NAVAL AIR STATION Whidbey Island. The reason that base exists is to support Naval Aviation, 24-7-365. So if it's - say 10:00 pm (2200) and a few F-18s are in the bounce pattern, please don't be upset - be proud - it's the sound of freedom.

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A fabulous location with amazing views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. No wifi even though it is supposed to have it. The bowling alley and officers club are close by and offer good food. There is an Indian casino a few miles outside the gate, but otherwise not a lot as far as entertainment except enjoying the scenery. The jet noise was horrific and the only drawback to the famcamp. The RV park is right under the jet pattern and for the five days we were there they flew non-stop every day and well into the night one night. Despite that we would definitely stay here again.
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Don_Geidel Reviewed by Don_Geidel November 23, 2013
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June 2013

A fabulous location with amazing views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. No wifi even though it is supposed to have it. The bowling alley and officers club are close by and offer good food. There is an Indian casino a few miles outside the gate, but otherwise not a lot as far as entertainment except enjoying the scenery. The jet noise was horrific and the only drawback to the famcamp. The RV park is right under the jet pattern and for the five days we were there they flew non-stop every day and well into the night one night. Despite that we would definitely stay here again.

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The Navy has once again made a class A park. Hadn't been here since it was just a circle with electric. GREAT UPGRADE! Crew running the park are friendly and efficient.
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SGMRETDAN Reviewed by SGMRETDAN October 11, 2013
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Oct 2013

The Navy has once again made a class A park. Hadn't been here since it was just a circle with electric. GREAT UPGRADE! Crew running the park are friendly and efficient.

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Wonderful! The best RV experience we have had thus far. Clean clean and everyone was nice and respectful of others. The location was outstanding although a long haul from central California. We didn't want to leave. Next time we will book for longer than 10 days. The Camp host Ken was awesome and on top of things. Camp fire set every night with good conversation and lots of laughs. At the time we did not have WiFi but who cares?! Can't wait to go back! The grass?? We didn't notice, we took lots of walks on the beach and used the paths! We loved to see the jets flying over and the noise? Well really is was part of the experience.....
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mrsbeck Reviewed by mrsbeck October 09, 2013
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June 26-July 10 2013

Wonderful! The best RV experience we have had thus far. Clean clean and everyone was nice and respectful of others. The location was outstanding although a long haul from central California. We didn't want to leave. Next time we will book for longer than 10 days. The Camp host Ken was awesome and on top of things. Camp fire set every night with good conversation and lots of laughs. At the time we did not have WiFi but who cares?! Can't wait to go back! The grass?? We didn't notice, we took lots of walks on the beach and used the paths! We loved to see the jets flying over and the noise? Well really is was part of the experience.....

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I wrote a review on this park last year. One of the biggest changes was WIFI is now in the park. It is still a very nice park and I love the location. Easy to get to British Columbia from here and there is a lot to see in the area. Park host Ken keeps the place clean and is constantly working to keep it pretty. This year, for some reason, he was not doing as much watering to keep the grass green. The brown grass makes the place look a little shabby. However, he was redoing all the flower gardens and planting new flowers to include about 400 dahlias. This is one of my favorite parks anywhere. Large concrete pads that are easy to get in and out of.
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chief22 Reviewed by chief22 August 27, 2013
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Jul 1 - Aug 1 2013

I wrote a review on this park last year. One of the biggest changes was WIFI is now in the park. It is still a very nice park and I love the location. Easy to get to British Columbia from here and there is a lot to see in the area. Park host Ken keeps the place clean and is constantly working to keep it pretty. This year, for some reason, he was not doing as much watering to keep the grass green. The brown grass makes the place look a little shabby. However, he was redoing all the flower gardens and planting new flowers to include about 400 dahlias. This is one of my favorite parks anywhere. Large concrete pads that are easy to get in and out of.

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This is our third time staying at Cliffside and I'm sure it won't be the last! As mentioned in the other reviews, the sites are great, the scenery is spectacular, the camp hosts are some of the best, and the overall atmosphere is relaxing and enjoyable. The only drawbacks we felt were the lack of cell service (very spotty) and small laundry facilities. The new WIFI worked pretty well and it is nice to have - but you have to constantly log in which is a pain. It worked best on computers and our Kindles but was lousy on the smartphones. Very frustrating. Over the air TV reception was great, but mostly Canadian stations but the sunsets took precedence over the TV!!. Last year when we were here in August everything was green. We were surprised that the grass is no longer watered and has turned brown - cost cuts? The Seaview Trail is a wonderful walk and is well used by the park residents as well as everyone on the base as a jogging trail, I think. It's like watching a parade! My only complaint is that a lot of dog walkers don't pick up after their dogs despite free dog bags stationed along the trail. Jet noise is there, yes, but it is a working base!. Lots of fog this year which we didn't encounter last year at this time - but it is the Pacific Northwest after all!! Thumbs UP for Cliffside!!
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rkay Reviewed by rkay August 11, 2013
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August 1 - 13, 2013

This is our third time staying at Cliffside and I'm sure it won't be the last! As mentioned in the other reviews, the sites are great, the scenery is spectacular, the camp hosts are some of the best, and the overall atmosphere is relaxing and enjoyable. The only drawbacks we felt were the lack of cell service (very spotty) and small laundry facilities. The new WIFI worked pretty well and it is nice to have - but you have to constantly log in which is a pain. It worked best on computers and our Kindles but was lousy on the smartphones. Very frustrating. Over the air TV reception was great, but mostly Canadian stations but the sunsets took precedence over the TV!!. Last year when we were here in August everything was green. We were surprised that the grass is no longer watered and has turned brown - cost cuts? The Seaview Trail is a wonderful walk and is well used by the park residents as well as everyone on the base as a jogging trail, I think. It's like watching a parade! My only complaint is that a lot of dog walkers don't pick up after their dogs despite free dog bags stationed along the trail. Jet noise is there, yes, but it is a working base!. Lots of fog this year which we didn't encounter last year at this time - but it is the Pacific Northwest after all!! Thumbs UP for Cliffside!!

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We had an enjoyable 2 ½ week stay at Cliffside RV Park. We originally had a reservation for 2 weeks but were able to get a 4 day extension. The Navy Region Northwest did a great job with the design and building of the Park. Like most new things, some things work well, some not so well, and other things were excluded knowingly or unknowingly. The RV sites are large concrete pads equipped with water, electric and sewer hook-ups, charcoal/wood burning BBQ grill, and a picnic table. The pads are slightly sloped to the side (probably for water run-off), but the slope does not create a problem with leveling an RV. The white utilities posts are attractive and functional. I hope the posts keep that good appearance in years to come after being exposed to time, weather and careless RVer’s. There are a few “pull in” sites facing the waterfront. Those sites are great for guests that have motorhomes. The motorhome will be facing the gorgeous waterfront and the hook ups are on the left side leaving plenty of room on the pad for other activities. There are also rentable Yurts for those guests that do not have an RV or do not want to tent camp. The Yurts have sleeping accommodations plus table and chairs. The Yurts are wisely located close to the restrooms and covered pavilions. The Yurts appear to have been occupied every night during our stay and the occupants seem to be having a great time. There is also a well-planned large tent camping area on a flat and grassy area. The only drawback about the tent area I noticed was it seems to be a long walk to the restrooms. The tent area has plenty of parking room, fire pits, and tables. We did not use the Park’s restrooms or shower so I offer no comments. We did attempt to use the washer/dryer facility but each time I struggled up to the laundry room, I found the washing machines in use. I also asked about a “book exchange” but was told that there was none. It surprised me that there was not an exchange, especially at a military beach location that encourages outdoors rest and relaxation. There are many military and civilian RV Parks that have the book exchanges as a customer convenience at no cost to the guess. The Park also fails my expectations for children activities. Yes, there is a wonderful beach and walking trail. In short, I witnessed families in the Park with young children that could have benefited from playgrounds. Ideally, it would be nice to have one playground with equipment designed for the toddler age group and another playground for the older children. Families come to the RV Park to relax and have fun. It is not much fun when you have to drive your young ones to a playground so they can burn off some of that energy. It is amazing to see how many RVer’s bring their dogs with them. It would be nice to have an off-leash dog park at Cliffside. There appears to be a lot of vacant property adjacent to the Park and away from the RV sites that would be ideal for two dog parks – one for small dogs and another for the larger breeds. There are two Campground Hosts residing in the Park – one resides in the North Loop and the other in the South Loop. These guys are probably the best volunteer hosts I have ever encountered. They appear to be dedicated to making Cliffside a premier military RV park and ensuring that the guests have a memorable experience. It is quite obvious that they enjoy what they are doing. They are extremely helpful, and can always be seen interacting with the guests or doing a variety of things throughout the day. Finally, I will not attempt to describe all the great “day trips” to local sites on and around Whidbey Island. We had many enjoyable days trips, as well as, do nothing days during our stay. We will return.
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harrylouise Reviewed by harrylouise August 08, 2013
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Jul 21 - Aug 8, 2013

We had an enjoyable 2 ½ week stay at Cliffside RV Park. We originally had a reservation for 2 weeks but were able to get a 4 day extension. The Navy Region Northwest did a great job with the design and building of the Park. Like most new things, some things work well, some not so well, and other things were excluded knowingly or unknowingly. The RV sites are large concrete pads equipped with water, electric and sewer hook-ups, charcoal/wood burning BBQ grill, and a picnic table. The pads are slightly sloped to the side (probably for water run-off), but the slope does not create a problem with leveling an RV. The white utilities posts are attractive and functional. I hope the posts keep that good appearance in years to come after being exposed to time, weather and careless RVer’s. There are a few “pull in” sites facing the waterfront. Those sites are great for guests that have motorhomes. The motorhome will be facing the gorgeous waterfront and the hook ups are on the left side leaving plenty of room on the pad for other activities. There are also rentable Yurts for those guests that do not have an RV or do not want to tent camp. The Yurts have sleeping accommodations plus table and chairs. The Yurts are wisely located close to the restrooms and covered pavilions. The Yurts appear to have been occupied every night during our stay and the occupants seem to be having a great time. There is also a well-planned large tent camping area on a flat and grassy area. The only drawback about the tent area I noticed was it seems to be a long walk to the restrooms. The tent area has plenty of parking room, fire pits, and tables. We did not use the Park’s restrooms or shower so I offer no comments. We did attempt to use the washer/dryer facility but each time I struggled up to the laundry room, I found the washing machines in use. I also asked about a “book exchange” but was told that there was none. It surprised me that there was not an exchange, especially at a military beach location that encourages outdoors rest and relaxation. There are many military and civilian RV Parks that have the book exchanges as a customer convenience at no cost to the guess. The Park also fails my expectations for children activities. Yes, there is a wonderful beach and walking trail. In short, I witnessed families in the Park with young children that could have benefited from playgrounds. Ideally, it would be nice to have one playground with equipment designed for the toddler age group and another playground for the older children. Families come to the RV Park to relax and have fun. It is not much fun when you have to drive your young ones to a playground so they can burn off some of that energy. It is amazing to see how many RVer’s bring their dogs with them. It would be nice to have an off-leash dog park at Cliffside. There appears to be a lot of vacant property adjacent to the Park and away from the RV sites that would be ideal for two dog parks – one for small dogs and another for the larger breeds. There are two Campground Hosts residing in the Park – one resides in the North Loop and the other in the South Loop. These guys are probably the best volunteer hosts I have ever encountered. They appear to be dedicated to making Cliffside a premier military RV park and ensuring that the guests have a memorable experience. It is quite obvious that they enjoy what they are doing. They are extremely helpful, and can always be seen interacting with the guests or doing a variety of things throughout the day. Finally, I will not attempt to describe all the great “day trips” to local sites on and around Whidbey Island. We had many enjoyable days trips, as well as, do nothing days during our stay. We will return.

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I am not one to likely give all 5's, but this park is awesome. The views are stunning and the weather is great, what more could one want! I brought a couple with me for the first time and being a gracious host, I gave them the ocean view. They too are highly impressed and glad to see their tax dollars going for such a great military park. We were only going to stay one night, but quickly changed our minds upon viewing.
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southerner15 Reviewed by southerner15 July 26, 2013
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26-27 Jul 13

I am not one to likely give all 5's, but this park is awesome. The views are stunning and the weather is great, what more could one want! I brought a couple with me for the first time and being a gracious host, I gave them the ocean view. They too are highly impressed and glad to see their tax dollars going for such a great military park. We were only going to stay one night, but quickly changed our minds upon viewing.

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Staying at Cliffside RV Park on NAS Whidbey Island was an excellent experience. Site was back-in on a concrete pad with an asphalt pull up in front of each site for a vehicle. Stayed here in a 40' motor coach. Plenty of room for 4 slides to open. Free wifi was just activated and worked fine, which was great because our Verizon card would have cost us roaming charges. Poor cell service; no cable. View of ocean was great; sunsets awesome. Ramon, camp host, make a point of dropping by to welcome us and answer any questions. Good Commissary and Exchange at Sea Plane Base, not far. Jet noise was bearable. After all, it is an active base. The time we spent here was pleasant and relaxing. Wish we could have stayed longer. One of the best military CG experiences that we have had.
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rivertrek Reviewed by rivertrek July 24, 2013
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July 18-24, 2013

Staying at Cliffside RV Park on NAS Whidbey Island was an excellent experience. Site was back-in on a concrete pad with an asphalt pull up in front of each site for a vehicle. Stayed here in a 40' motor coach. Plenty of room for 4 slides to open. Free wifi was just activated and worked fine, which was great because our Verizon card would have cost us roaming charges. Poor cell service; no cable. View of ocean was great; sunsets awesome. Ramon, camp host, make a point of dropping by to welcome us and answer any questions. Good Commissary and Exchange at Sea Plane Base, not far. Jet noise was bearable. After all, it is an active base. The time we spent here was pleasant and relaxing. Wish we could have stayed longer. One of the best military CG experiences that we have had.

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S.P. left this review using the Directory sftware: - We recently spent about a week at the "new" Cliffside RV Park on NAS Whidbey Island. The park has been completely redone since the old days of gravel and grass parking. There are 59 new sites with W/E/S hookups (no cable or Internet though). The view is great and the sites are well put together. All are back-ins though a few are really pull-ins for Class A's so you get the view from the front. All sites are pre-assigned when you get there but the staff and Hosts will work with you to move to a better view site if one becomes available. There is a grill and picnic table at each site. There is not much to complain about other than poor cell, and TV coverage (no cable). Over the air antennas get mostly Canadian stations. Good satellite sites. Internet access via our Verizon Jet Pack was spotty. You will need to get used to jet noise since it is an operational base. There is a lot of pattern work and depending on the duty runway you will have a lot of flyovers. The P-3s are not too bad but the EF/A-18s and EA-6s will get to you on occasion. One caution for those that travel with small pets, be aware of the Bald Eagles that live in the area. The base has a good Commissary and Exchange located on the old Sea Plane Base near downtown Oak Harbor. There is diesel and propane on the main base. Site costs are $20-$25 per night depending on season. Yes, they charge more when the rain stops. Overall we enjoyed our stay and plan to return whenever we are in the area.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy June 05, 2013
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May 23 - 31, 2013

S.P. left this review using the Directory sftware: - We recently spent about a week at the "new" Cliffside RV Park on NAS Whidbey Island. The park has been completely redone since the old days of gravel and grass parking. There are 59 new sites with W/E/S hookups (no cable or Internet though). The view is great and the sites are well put together. All are back-ins though a few are really pull-ins for Class A's so you get the view from the front. All sites are pre-assigned when you get there but the staff and Hosts will work with you to move to a better view site if one becomes available. There is a grill and picnic table at each site. There is not much to complain about other than poor cell, and TV coverage (no cable). Over the air antennas get mostly Canadian stations. Good satellite sites. Internet access via our Verizon Jet Pack was spotty. You will need to get used to jet noise since it is an operational base. There is a lot of pattern work and depending on the duty runway you will have a lot of flyovers. The P-3s are not too bad but the EF/A-18s and EA-6s will get to you on occasion. One caution for those that travel with small pets, be aware of the Bald Eagles that live in the area. The base has a good Commissary and Exchange located on the old Sea Plane Base near downtown Oak Harbor. There is diesel and propane on the main base. Site costs are $20-$25 per night depending on season. Yes, they charge more when the rain stops. Overall we enjoyed our stay and plan to return whenever we are in the area.

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The camp is beautiful. The scenery is magnificent. The amenities are superb. The camp host, Ken, is amazingly hardworking and pleasant. He is as friendly and helpful and delightful a host as anyone could imagine. We stayed in a yurt and it was great, really comfortable, right by the excellent bathroom and laundry facilities. The ONLY negative for us was the extremely loud night practices of the fighter jets at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Ear-splitting noise at 11 pm is hard to take. Otherwise...this place is an absolute winner!
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rabaob Reviewed by rabaob May 29, 2013
Last updated: May 30, 2013
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May 12-20, 2013

The camp is beautiful. The scenery is magnificent. The amenities are superb. The camp host, Ken, is amazingly hardworking and pleasant. He is as friendly and helpful and delightful a host as anyone could imagine. We stayed in a yurt and it was great, really comfortable, right by the excellent bathroom and laundry facilities. The ONLY negative for us was the extremely loud night practices of the fighter jets at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Ear-splitting noise at 11 pm is hard to take. Otherwise...this place is an absolute winner!

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We used this as our maiden voyage for a new TT and loved it. Haven't been here in years, but they just completed a 3.9 million dollar upgrade in 2012 and this is the best RV park I have ever used. Laundromats in each loop, outdoor shelters with grilles, fire pits, and fireplaces in the large one. Great location, we were on the water side with a great view of the ocean, great beach combing, full hookups, great price. I can not say enough about the friendliness, courtesy, and helpfulness of staff, it is great. They are opening an office at the park to make it easier to check in, will have wi-fi sometime this year, now you need to go to the Convergence Center, which is a really nice venue, free internet, Playstations, TV, library, snack bar, etc. PX and Commissary are on the Sea Plane Base in Oak Harbor, but other than that, most everything you need is close by. Going back tor two weeks in July. You do need reservations in the summer, they fill up fast, especially on weekend.
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arasgrandpa Reviewed by arasgrandpa May 23, 2013
Last updated: May 24, 2013
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May 2013

We used this as our maiden voyage for a new TT and loved it. Haven't been here in years, but they just completed a 3.9 million dollar upgrade in 2012 and this is the best RV park I have ever used. Laundromats in each loop, outdoor shelters with grilles, fire pits, and fireplaces in the large one. Great location, we were on the water side with a great view of the ocean, great beach combing, full hookups, great price. I can not say enough about the friendliness, courtesy, and helpfulness of staff, it is great. They are opening an office at the park to make it easier to check in, will have wi-fi sometime this year, now you need to go to the Convergence Center, which is a really nice venue, free internet, Playstations, TV, library, snack bar, etc. PX and Commissary are on the Sea Plane Base in Oak Harbor, but other than that, most everything you need is close by. Going back tor two weeks in July. You do need reservations in the summer, they fill up fast, especially on weekend.

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We were here for a month in Jun-Jul time frame. Had stayed here before the renovation and could not believe how gorgeous it is now. We were in the north loop and have never encountered a camp host as accomodating and helpful as Ricardo. He was the most friendly and engaging host we have met in our 8+ years of full-timing and staying in military campgrounds. We were parked (thanks to Ricardo) in the #4 premier site overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Everything is in pristine condition and even the other RVers were more friendly. The only reason I didn't give it a perfect score is that cell phone reception is pretty bad and they didn't have the wifi up and running yet. Otherwise, this is one of those sites that you don't want too many people to know about -- ha-ha, being very selfish! Can't wait to go back!!
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donmulligan Reviewed by donmulligan November 27, 2012
Last updated: November 28, 2012
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Jun - Jul 2012

We were here for a month in Jun-Jul time frame. Had stayed here before the renovation and could not believe how gorgeous it is now. We were in the north loop and have never encountered a camp host as accomodating and helpful as Ricardo. He was the most friendly and engaging host we have met in our 8+ years of full-timing and staying in military campgrounds. We were parked (thanks to Ricardo) in the #4 premier site overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Everything is in pristine condition and even the other RVers were more friendly. The only reason I didn't give it a perfect score is that cell phone reception is pretty bad and they didn't have the wifi up and running yet. Otherwise, this is one of those sites that you don't want too many people to know about -- ha-ha, being very selfish! Can't wait to go back!!

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This was our first visit. LOVED everything about it. Who can live by the ocean for $20/night??? We're Army & LOVE the Navy sites!! Water is beautiful! People, other campers were friendly. Ken is exceptional! Make sure you see the words/statues he made from driftwood. And lady bugs are made from stones with some paint added! We want to go back!!
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cvs Reviewed by cvs November 26, 2012
Last updated: November 26, 2012
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July 2012

This was our first visit. LOVED everything about it. Who can live by the ocean for $20/night??? We're Army & LOVE the Navy sites!! Water is beautiful! People, other campers were friendly. Ken is exceptional! Make sure you see the words/statues he made from driftwood. And lady bugs are made from stones with some paint added! We want to go back!!

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We stayed in Yurt #3 for 2 nights. Everything anyone else has said about Ken as an exceptional camp host, we second with enthusiasm! Especially loved his fields of joy -- er, field of joys. What a great place. We drove off the island our first day there so we could take in the fall colors on Chuckanut Drive all the way to Bellingham. I am glad we did, but we would have had plenty to do just enjoying the view, weather, and walks around the camp. We did take advantage of them the following day. This was a wonderful adventure -- our first stay in a yurt (we are tent campers). We can't wait to return!
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JohnQ Reviewed by JohnQ November 10, 2012
Last updated: November 11, 2012
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Oct 30-31, 2012

We stayed in Yurt #3 for 2 nights. Everything anyone else has said about Ken as an exceptional camp host, we second with enthusiasm! Especially loved his fields of joy -- er, field of joys. What a great place. We drove off the island our first day there so we could take in the fall colors on Chuckanut Drive all the way to Bellingham. I am glad we did, but we would have had plenty to do just enjoying the view, weather, and walks around the camp. We did take advantage of them the following day. This was a wonderful adventure -- our first stay in a yurt (we are tent campers). We can't wait to return!

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S.W. left this review using the Directory software: - Host Ken, meet us at the parking lot of the check in building. Guided us thru check-in and we followed him to the site where he helped us to park. Could not ask for a better host. The park is outstanding, with a beautiful view, trails, camping sites and facilities. Getting out the gate on weekends is a bit slow as the gate is closed and you have to call in and get the patrol to come open the gate. Small price to pay for an outstanding park.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy October 21, 2012
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September 9-11, 2012

S.W. left this review using the Directory software: - Host Ken, meet us at the parking lot of the check in building. Guided us thru check-in and we followed him to the site where he helped us to park. Could not ask for a better host. The park is outstanding, with a beautiful view, trails, camping sites and facilities. Getting out the gate on weekends is a bit slow as the gate is closed and you have to call in and get the patrol to come open the gate. Small price to pay for an outstanding park.

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Loved it here. Only bad thing was no WI-FI Internet or cable TV. The view made up for what we could not get. Ken was a great host and welcomed us along with providing a welcome packet. Everyone on base was very nice. Beware of shopping at the Commissary, it's 7 or 8 miles from the base outside of town. They do have a NEX Exchange onsite as well as a much larger one next to the Commissary outside of town. Safeway on Hwy. 20, was much closer. The gym on post is very nice. I was able to use the treadmill everyday even though the parking lot in front of the gym was full. They also have a very nice walking trail in front of camp ground with a lovely view of the ocean. SPECTACULAR PLACE! We plan to visit again and again. We camped out in our 45ft. Newmar Essex in lot 34, GREAT SPOT!
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pottsd40 Reviewed by pottsd40 October 14, 2012
Last updated: October 15, 2012
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October 5 - 15, 2012

Loved it here. Only bad thing was no WI-FI Internet or cable TV. The view made up for what we could not get. Ken was a great host and welcomed us along with providing a welcome packet. Everyone on base was very nice. Beware of shopping at the Commissary, it's 7 or 8 miles from the base outside of town. They do have a NEX Exchange onsite as well as a much larger one next to the Commissary outside of town. Safeway on Hwy. 20, was much closer. The gym on post is very nice. I was able to use the treadmill everyday even though the parking lot in front of the gym was full. They also have a very nice walking trail in front of camp ground with a lovely view of the ocean. SPECTACULAR PLACE! We plan to visit again and again. We camped out in our 45ft. Newmar Essex in lot 34, GREAT SPOT!

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If only all the campgrounds could be run so well! Ricardo was host in North Loop and we got more info from him than the Navy Gateway Inns where you check in. The only caution!!!-The Inns where you make reservation and have to check in DO NOT understand RV's- be aware when pulling in to check in/park...first time there and after the fact they tell me I could have pulled around corner by ball fields to park and then walk back to register. When we found building we pulled over off road and had to disconnect there. SO ask many questions when making reservation. After that enjoy!!! Clean/scenic/quiet campground just noisy jets/wonderful hosts who were always working or cleaning/spacious flat sites but don't expect to get TV or WI-FI (unless camp has gotten connected) or phone signals. Would definitely enjoy another visit!
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rouxster Reviewed by rouxster October 13, 2012
Last updated: October 13, 2012
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Sept. 10 -Sept. 30 2012

If only all the campgrounds could be run so well! Ricardo was host in North Loop and we got more info from him than the Navy Gateway Inns where you check in. The only caution!!!-The Inns where you make reservation and have to check in DO NOT understand RV's- be aware when pulling in to check in/park...first time there and after the fact they tell me I could have pulled around corner by ball fields to park and then walk back to register. When we found building we pulled over off road and had to disconnect there. SO ask many questions when making reservation. After that enjoy!!! Clean/scenic/quiet campground just noisy jets/wonderful hosts who were always working or cleaning/spacious flat sites but don't expect to get TV or WI-FI (unless camp has gotten connected) or phone signals. Would definitely enjoy another visit!

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