Possibly the most expensive military campground in the natio

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16 years 5 months ago #1694 by mikecfr
Pine View campground at Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin is increasing it's rates effective October 1, 2007. Weekday camping will be $25 for military and weekend camping will be $40 for military. Civilians will be charged $5 more a day. The weekend rate has a minimum of 2 night stay. At those rates, they have lost me as a patron and I will be writing to the head of MWR and CC the post commander my feelings about this rate hike. >:( If you doubt this information, you can go to their website and see for yourself. It's too bad, I really like Pine View. I have plenty of ideas of how they can save money without gouging military campers; I wonder if they will listen to me.

This is a heads-up for anyone passing through Wisconsin and wanting to stay a couple of nights. Since there are no military campgounds in Minnesota and only one in Wisconsin, maybe I can compile a list of military friendly campgrounds in the area at a reasonable rate so you won't have to stay at Pine View.

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16 years 5 months ago #1696 by larryf
WOW! :o

The campground manager at Pine View visits this website. I suggest leaving a review here on Pine View. In addition, leave feedback through the DOD ICE program (I did). There's a link for the ICE feedback on the campground's information page: Pine View Recreation Area

Larry Farquhar, USAF (Ret)
Owner/Operator of this website.
The Happy-Wanderers
Casino Camper Website

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16 years 5 months ago #1699 by wb4zit
Are those people out of their friggin' minds ? Maybe active duty and civilians can afford those rates but I certainly cannot. I hope they don't depend on retired military to keep those camp sites occupied.

$40 for a full hookup on the weekend ! It should have a jacuzzi, sheltered picnic table, and built in stone barbecue pit for that.

Apparently they do not care about GIs, and retirees in particular. They obviously are targeting these rates at the "General Public". You know, the people who are NOT supposed to be authorized to use these facilities anyway.

Mel Linville
US Army MSG (Ret)
2020 Ram 2500 Hemi and shopping for a cheap, used, small 5th wheel

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16 years 5 months ago #1700 by mikecfr
Larry, I do intend to leave a review on ICE. I just need to get one of those "round to its". I don't think they are considering the military retiree on a fixed income or the young troop that is assigned there for a few weeks of training and wants to bring their family. I even wonder if the director of MWR has a military background.

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16 years 5 months ago #1701 by mikecfr
Mel, they don't count on retirees to fill the campground. The bulk of their business is the general public. Many weekends, you can't even get in there because it is filled up with civilians. It's hard for me to understand how anyone can justify allowing the general public to use MWR facilities that are by and large paid for by our purchase through AAFES and MWR activities.

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16 years 5 months ago #1702 by monkey44
Guess I'm a little confused -- is this actually a MCG but civilians can use it anytime?? Can someone explain for me please ...thanks M44

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