We were looking for a spot in the Seattle area and they were tough to find. We looked at the reviews of all three famcamps at Jpint Base Lewis McChord. This seemed the best. The reviews are pretty limited and old, so thought it was time to update them. First, the directions worked perfectly and got us to the main gate at McChord Field. We made it through the gate with no problem in our 35’ Class A Motorhome with a toad. Talking with others here, they did as well. So do not worry about getting in. There are two lanes and no barriers. They do curve, but not an issue. Plenty of room to get through the gate. Just follow the directions on this page and no problem Next, the setting is tall ones and forested. Very pretty and a break from the urbaness of the surrounding city. That said, the roads are somewhat narrow but very navigable. They seem to put all the bigger rigs in the FHU upper loop, sites 20-37. These are all back in sites. Not very level. We had to use blocks under the tires and jacks. Many of the sites have rear sewer that is up hill! Kind of a pain but very workable with some patience. There are lots of trees, but we and others we spoke with had no issues with needing to trim. The sites looked like they had been tended for foliage. Each site has a picnic table and grill. There is very limited connectivity in the upper loop. No way you will get any satellite with all the trees. There is no cable. We did get some local OTA channels, but not all the major ones. Some sites might be better than others. We had good usable Verizon coverage for both voice and data. Their wi-if is pretty much useless. You can also get it at the office, where the router is, and sometimes at the clubhouse, hitch is nearby. We have a WiFi booster and could not even pick it up. There are no repeaters in the Park, and the bandwidth up and down is in the single digits. Not an issue if you are here just camping. We had to go o Starbucks in the BX for a good network. The staff seemed very friendly and helpful. Limited office hours, closed on Monday. They are not always able to answer your call, but do get back with you if you leave a message. They got back with us when we were making reservations and when we called in for directions. Just be patient. The facilities were clean, functional, but limited. Not sure about the previous reviews restroom experience but we used it everyday and they were always clean and supplied. There are only two showers each for men and women. There is a small laundry it’s with 3 washers and 3 dryers. All worked fine. No place to hang things while you are folding though. Also noticed that all the garbage is in the main loop and there are no dog bag stations anywhere, which really surprised me. We did notice a few sites that looked like they had been here a while, but really did. It seem to be lots of squatters. They have a 14 day in a site limit, and a 28 day park limit. So if your intent is to stay longer than 14 days you will need to move sites, and if you want to stay over 28 you will need to move to a different campground. They participate in the Air Firce Frequent Camper program so be sure and get a stamp towards your tier levels. I thought the rate was a little high, given the status of some of the amenities, but hard to complain for a $28 FHU that is big rig accessible. Too bad the local base leadership will not make a little more investment in the facility. There is tons of room for more sites. As I mentioned they could and it would be nice to make an investment in their WiFi and bandwidth. In today’s world people will pay a dollar or two more for good connectivity. That said, the staff seems to do a nice job of taking care of what they have. Overall we had a very nice and good experience and would stay here again.
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