Desert Breeze Travel Camp

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Location

Installation
Yuma Army Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ
GPS Coordinates
32.863434, -114.444892
Location Information
Yuma Army Proving Grounds, AZ
RV Gate Coordinates
32.859836, -114.443684

Directions

Directions
FROM EAST: Exit I-8 at Exit 12 and go North on S. Fortuna Ave. approx. 2 miles, then right on US-95. Follow US-95 approx. 10.5 miles and turn left onto the Imperial Dam Rd. (2 large cannons at this corner). -- FROM WEST: Exit I-8 at Exit 2 and go East on US-95 approx. 20.5 miles and turn left onto Imperial Dam Rd. (2 large cannons at this corner). -- BOTH: Follow Imperial Dam Rd. West (go past the gate with the Huey helicopter on display) approx. 5.5 miles and turn right into gate. Turn left at A Street, across from the gas station. You'll see the campground and signs a block down. Pull into a marked RV parking lot on the right, which is next to the dump. The campground office is across the street from the dump, but there's no room for an RV to park there. Office is open Mon - Fri, 0800-1700hrs. If arriving after hours, see the camp host, which the site # is marked on the office door.

Map

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Map of Desert Breeze Travel Camp

Contact Information

Phone Number
(928) 328-3989 - Office hours are M-F 0830-1630. Closed weekends and holidays. - Camp host can be reached after hours and holidays at (928) 247-5925
Fax Number
(928) 328-3580
Mailing Address
301 C St, Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona 85365

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Retired Military, 0-100% DAV, Purple Heart Recipients, Former POW, Veteran Caregivers, DoD civilians. Read this article on Authorized Users
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations not accepted. However, you can "prepay" for a specific site for the months of September and October only.
Internet Access
Free wi-fi, DSL connection, dial-up, and a computer to use is available in the new recreation room.
Mail Forwarding
USPS/FedEx/UPS/DHL: (Your name), c/o Desert Breeze T.C., 301 Cedar Grove Rd. (Site #), Yuma, Az. 85365
Pet Information
Limit of 2 pets. There are restrictions on breeds of dogs. Call campground for details.
Campground Information
Dump station near campground. 7 month stay limit, then out for at least 2 months before returning.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Auto Center, Basketball, Bowling, Tennis, Arts & Crafts shops, Propane, Skate park, Horseshoes.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Picinic Area
  • Equestrian
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of Site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Site
113
W/20,30,50A/S/CATV
$35
$145
$435

Other Information

Firearms Policy
YPG requires that all weapons be registered on base (a form is available at the RV camp office) and that all weapons be unloaded and secured. If weapons are in your vehicle, they must be unloaded and secured in a locked compartment (so that passengers do not have access) and ammo stored separately.
DoD Interactive Comment Evaluation

The Department of Defense (DoD) Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) system is a web-based tool that collects feedback on services provided by various organizations throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). Click the ICE logo to submit your evaluation on this campground directly to the responsible department.

Weather Information

A popular winter destination near the Colorado River in a Desert area near California and Mexico. 30 Miles north of Yuma and 27 miles north of Yuma Marine Corp Air Station (MCAS). The Colorado River has numerous irrigation canals and hundreds of small lakes with excellent boating, fishing, swimming and water skiing opportunities.

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Videos

Video Tour of Desert Breeze Travel Camp, AZ

Attachments

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  • YPG Pet Policy 2019
    108 KB
    189
  • Desert Breeze Handout 2019
    1 MB
    523
  • YPG Main Post Map
    961 KB
    285
  • TravelCamp Brochure
    Desert Breeze Travel Camp Brochure
    647 KB
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User reviews

44 reviews
 
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Overall rating
 
4.2
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3.9(44)
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4.6(44)
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4.2(44)
Value
 
4.1(44)
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Oct 19, 2023
Overall rating
 
1.5
Location
 
4.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
Guess I can't give this site a rating as I was not allowed to stay. My rig, although self contained didn't qualify because I had a dry toilet .. which is required in many off road places like the White Rim Trail in Moab .. chemical toilets not allowed. They decided that because I had no holding tank I couldn't stay there .. you don't need a holding tank for a dry toilet .. that's the purpose. But, the staff couldn't be convinced and I was not allowed there. Left and went to Ft.Tuthill. This is the only FamCamp I've had this kind of problem with.
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Oct-2022-to whenever I leave
Overall rating
 
4.9
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
We have been here for 6 weeks. Dont plan on moving soon, as I took a job on YPG, so we will be here for a bit. Rate is 435 monthly. Not a bad deal being that its FHU with cable. There have been some changes since others posted. No box is required for CATV as of about a year ago. You can just have your TV scan and get a huge range of channels. Power and water is good. Water here is hard, so a softener will help you out. Make sure to have a regulator. PSI here is high. Water is just fine for drinking, its treated. There is some construction going on at the gate. Be sure to call to get latest info. As of now, large vehicles, RV's will need to use Walker gate. Wifi is supposed to be down as of right now, when working, word is its not the best. Most people out here use Starlink as do I. Works great. Staff here is friendly and easy to work with. Let's get to shopping.... There is a small gas station (no diesel) that is well stocked. There is also a small commissary on base. Has all that you would need. Prices are decent. Don't buy into the hype on it being too costly. It's not bad and well stocked. Right now, they are about 80% full. There are some spots, but in the past few weeks it's been filling up. It wouldn't hurt to call first. I can see why this place gets so many positive reviews.
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Nov 1, 2022 - ?
Overall rating
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
This is one of the nicest military facilities we have found on our travels and one of the best deals around at only $435/mo FHU. We called the office in October and were advised they were only about 60% full. So we gradually headed over that way arriving on November 1, 2022. True to their word, we had our pick of so many sites that we were hard-pressed to choose a favorite, but we eventually found one we liked best at the back end of the upper loop. Even though YPG is about 24 miles from Yuma, we rated the location as a 5 because you can get almost anything you really need from the commissary and exchange store (convenience store) here on a day-to-day basis and it's really a quiet, sleepy place, far safer and nicer than many other public campgrounds around the area, especially closer to Yuma. The staff here is super nice. There is a sense of community here and of people helping people and watching out for each other. After having stayed here a month, we're thinking about making this place an annual winter spot from now on. There are weekly events that folks can participate in. Today was a free lunchtime barbecue with base leadership in participation, so we got to hear from everyone from the base CO on down; a very nice and fun affair. As of December 1, tomorrow, I would say they will only be about 70% full, so don't be afraid to call ahead and come on over. Talk to Mindy or Annette at the office for up-to-date info. They'll be glad to help you and the whole community will be glad to see you if you come. Cheers!
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November 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
This is our second visit this year. We found it easy to call the office and check availability ahead of arriving. Our weekly rate this time was $155, so I think rates have gone up a little, but still a good bargain. The commissary is small, but had what we needed. We do wish they had diesel at the gas station on base. We enjoy the area and community, so we will be again.
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February 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
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3.0
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
Called the same day we arrived and was able to find a full hook up site for the month. Front office and campers have been very nice and the weather is excellent. Camp sites and facilities are nice, wifi is good but not great. Base facilities are small but all are within walking distance and provide the needed necessities. We would come back any time.
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Jan 2022
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
Called day before arrival and was told sites will be available. Arrived early afternoon and checked into an electric and water site. Only staying one night. We stayed here several years ago and pretty sure were in the same site. Is a quiet famcamp with lots of other campers. There is a small commissary, open until 7pm on Thursday night. Wi-fi is available but signal at site is pretty weak. Was told signal better in community room but didn’t check.
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October 2021 - January 2022
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
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4.0
Value
 
5.0
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5.0
Just wanted to update that the monthly rate is now a whopping $435.00...The day and weekly rate went up as well but not sure what they are. Seriously, this is a nice clean camp at a great rate. Has spacious sites, good water pressure, no issues with sewer, good electric, free cable, decent wifi and good cell service.
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22 November 2020 for three months
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
This park is down on people staying do to COVID. Park still has a few vacancies which is unusual. In my opinion this park is still one of if the best parks in system. 395 per month and that includes electric. They can not seem to get cable up and going: something about needing a box at site and they don,t have them. COVID is none exist on post. The staff is very good about face mask and sanitation. The RV’ers not so good. Of course the weather is great. Will be back next year.
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1-3 March 2019
(Updated: March 11, 2019)
Overall rating
 
4.4
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
Stopped at Desert Breeze on our way south from Lake Havasu City en-route to Yuma and Algadonnes, Mexico. Teresa, the manager, was very welcoming and promptly checked us in on a Friday. Site was gravel with a small concrete pad. Friendly residents in the park. We participated in a pot-luck breakfast and everyone was welcoming and we had a very nice selection of breakfast items. Small commissary and exchange with gas station (no diesel). We enjoyed our stay and would return.
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Desert Breeze Travel Camp
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  • Desert Breeze Handout 2019
    1 MB
    523
  • YPG Main Post Map
    961 KB
    285
  • YPG Pet Policy 2019
    108 KB
    189
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Oct 2017-March 2018
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4.9
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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We so enjoyed our stay at YPG. This was our first winter there and found everyone friendly and full of information of things to do and see. The staff was great, very friendly and helpful also. There is a very nice community room with a couple of pool tables, game tables (which a few of us used most every night) plus a TV room. There is also a very nice gym, small commissary, bowling alley and a library. The sites are gravel with a cement pad patio. We would stay there again if in the area.
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Jan 2018
Overall rating
 
3.9
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
The location is nice if you want to be out of the city and noise. The flip side is there aren't many services or things to do in the area. There is a small commissary, a shopette, and a great fitness center. The rates are very good for longer term stays, a little expensive day to day. The rates include cable tv, with an excellent selection of channels, BUT you have to install a box and run it out a window to the outside box. I was able to get to one TV doing this, but it took nearly twenty minutes to set up - useful if you are staying longer, but not worth the trouble for a short visit. They have big plastic connectors on the wires to the box that made it very difficult to install. There was no deposit required for the cable box as mentioned in an earlier review. The office is not staffed full-time, and you would be wise to call in advance and make sure there will be someone there when you arrive. Look for a sign to park in a parking lot across the street, and just before you get to the office. If you miss that lot, there's no place to park to register. The customer service is outstanding, friendly and helpful. Long term residents are also friendly (they are snowbirds, not homesteaders). Wifi is available throughout the campground, and it isn't fabulous, but its ok for light browsing. Sites are good-sized and almost level.
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December 2017 - January 2018
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
This is a great place to camp. The weather is wonderful. The rest of the USA is buried under snow and ice and we are at a balmy 73 degrees. So glad that no reservations are accepted, because that means you get here and if a site is available, it is yours for up to 7 months. I would say that at the height of the season, it is about 90% full. Great amenities, great wifi reception. There is a small bowling alley and snack bar, a great gym, swimming pool (closed now), restaurant, library, convenience store and small commissary, all within walking distance. You are close to the Colorado River and small lakes for kayaking and just north of here is the marine recreation area and campground where boats can be rented. It is pretty close to Yuma for shopping and restaurants and about 30 miles from the border crossing if you want to go to Algodones, Mexico for cheap dental work. (Bring your passport). The people camped here are nice. They have a Saturday morning potlock at the community hall. There is free ice and filtered water and a nice laundry facility exclusively for campers. Highly recommend this as a camping spot for full time RV-ers. 
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April 21, 2016
Overall rating
 
2.2
Location
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
2.0
Overall Experience
 
1.0
We arrived at 1430 in the afternoon, no one in the office, just a sign saying "Running Errands". Went camp host, no one there, later she explained that he works elsewhere full time. The gal running the office finally showed at 1525. Said she was fixing. Dryer somewhere. Was going to get the cable box for $60 deposit until she handed me the application for renting the box, it was as long as a New Car contract. I said forget it. Asked if I wanted the WIFI code, I said sure, never did get it. Called back to the office and she was gone at 4pm, door says open till 1630. Door also says 1230-1330 is for running errands. Sorry never again.
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2016
Overall rating
 
2.4
Location
 
1.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
1.0
Value
 
1.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
This place is a decent stay. Big, roomy sites with cement pads. There are NO picnic tables. Laundry facilities are rather pricey and there is not "plenty" of them. There's been a few times where you have to wait because they're all being used. Not a big deal though. Rec room is clean, nicely kept. Mail delivery is awesome.  UPS and FEDEX will both deliver right to your campsite. The commissary is very small and also rather pricey. It's also closed every Sunday and Monday. There is NO diesel, so be sure to fuel up in town.  Which brings me to the biggest downfall, the base is 20 miles out of town, so that can be a bit of a pain. Another problem is the people who don't clean up after their dogs. Feces is fairly common. Some people allow their dogs to bark needlessly. There are rattlesnakes so be careful around trees and bushes. 
All in all its a good place to stay. We'd come back here again.
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February 2016
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Arrived late afternoon and promptly met by Camp Host, after we went around the block because we saw the “RVs Park Here” sign on the right side of the road across from the office too late.  He took our basic information and settled us in.  We had choice of several sites but since only staying a few nights opted for the electric and water only site ($20 per night).  (Price does seem a bit high considering what the long term folks end up paying per night for full hook-ups.)  Having said that will add that there is a nice large club house (pool tables, TV room, book swap library, computers & printer, exercise machines, etc.), plenty of pay washers & dryers, and shower house.  Also can get Wi-Fi in the RV.  Staff was friendly and helpful.  Commissary is small and Exchange is a small shopette affair.  The cantonment area is quiet and appears sort of laid back.  Other RVers gave a friendly wave or a good morning, good vibes from this place.  Is a distance out of Yuma but the drive is tolerable.  If interested in history of the southwest, this is a must visit location.
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November 2015
(Updated: November 15, 2015)
Overall rating
 
3.2
Location
 
1.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
2.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
Nice place to stay. It's quite a ways out of town so be prepared to travel if you want to go anywhere off base. Everything was very clean and the lady running the office is super nice. Large sites, friendly with activities going on most every weekend. I'd stay here again.
JW
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WINTER 2015
(Updated: May 29, 2015)
Overall rating
 
4.2
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
This is an awesome run facility. The Mgr is probably the best in the entire MWR system. If you go you will find clean facilities, friendly people and a true sense of community during the winter season. As far as HOMESTEADING? it doesn't exist, this is a winter haven for many and being remote in my opinion, requires the ability to stay for an extended time. I am willing to bet you CAN HAVE ANY SITE IN THE PARK FOR THE 4th of July holiday! The price/value is outstanding, the Wi-Fi is better than most places and the FREE cable tv is a real benefit.
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Dec 14, 2014
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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30$ a day what! And they are homesteading too. Only 375 for a month. Should be 900$ a month. Oh but you can stay 7 months. WHAT!!!! It should be the same price for everyone. Are they discriminating against personnel trying to enjoy this travel camp for a couple of days. They must want personnel to live there. Don't care if your retired or active duty military or DOD. Its MWR.... (it should be) 30 days stay period. Military active duty only get 30 days leave. No personnel is suppose to live there. MWR should not let anyone stay more than 30 days at any RV Camp. Not fare for personnel who want to enjoy these places. If you like the way it is now, then have (10 of the best site) available too walk inns always open. 24/7/365. Oh and everyone pays the some price per night.!!!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11 June 2014
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
AprilWhine please verify that you have your facts correct before you make blanket comments such as this regarding occupied by civilian contractors working on base. Four long-term slots are occupied by active duty military that are assigned to Yuma Proving Ground. Please correct me if I am wrong but they have priority on base. Five others are retired military. Two individuals work for the Army and three are working for contractors. All the long-term are either active duty or retired military and have the same rights as you regarding staying at the travel camp. I found the long-term residents rather pleasant. The active duty will receive a space before any retiree or DoD civilian. That is their right as was yours before you retired. I have stayed at the travel camp and it is still a peaceful quite place to visit. Stop whining if you don’t want to share the travel camp with active duty military. Don’t stay there! Find somewhere else to stay. You will not find anything in the Yuma area as reasonable as Desert Breeze.
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December 2013
Overall rating
 
4.2
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
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4.0
Value
 
4.0
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4.0
Desert Breeze was a wonderful campground but this time I can see the beginning of it's downhill slide. One row of the campground has now been given over to long term renters, trailers occupied by civilian contractors working on base. Probably won't be long until this "recreational facility" will be entirely occupied by homesteaders. Too bad!
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