Reviews written by Doug Simpson

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May 23, 2014
Overall rating
 
3.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
2.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
May 2014

This campground is popular because of its prime location but that is about the only thing to justify the $30 a day rental fee which is top dollar among military campgrounds. Many of the sites do not have 50 amp electric and many are too small for today’s large RVs. The sites at one time were asphalt but that has long since worn away. Now it is dirt and gravel. A new layer of gravel is...

May 18, 2014
Overall rating
 
1.3
Location
 
1.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
1.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
1.0
California
May 2014

My impression of this place is pretty much the same as the November 2013 review by Don Geidel. This base saw its heyday during WW II and it’s been going downhill since then. In April 1971, the California Army National Guard took over. This is got to be the worst looking base I have seen and the campground isn’t much better. We were traveling between Los Angeles and Monterey and this was a convenient place to...

May 08, 2014
Overall rating
 
3.9
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
California
2 - 11 May 2014

The most appealing thing about this campground is the price. The daily rate for many military campgrounds in California exceeds $30. A few miles away, at Seal Beach, the daily rate is $30. Camp Pendleton is $38 unless you want a beach front row – that will cost $50. This campground, at $17, remains affordable even though it is near Los Angeles. Upgrades over the years have resulted in concrete patios and RV pads on...

October 16, 2012 (Updated: October 16, 2012)
Overall rating
 
3.7
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
Oct 8-12, 2012

This small campground is located in a heavily wooded area which blocks satellite TV signals. The sites have a concrete pad and are level with full hookups. A laundry (1 washer, 1 dryer) and bathhouse are nearby. It is quiet until the kids get home from school. There are several active duty families that are homesteading here and the kids don't have many options. The interior one-way road is dirt and gravel and was muddy and...

October 09, 2012 (Updated: October 10, 2012)
Overall rating
 
3.7
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
Oct 3 - Oct 8, 2012

This small campground would be the place to be during the summer beach season (if you can get a reservation). A short 300 yard walk to the beach with easy access provided by two walkways across the dunes. Showers are located at the edge of the base to rinse off the sand and salt before returning to your RV. The campground appears to be a mobile home park that has been converted to a campground which also...

August 16, 2012 (Updated: August 17, 2012)
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Aug 15 - Sep 15, 2012

A new section was completed several years ago with paved roads, level concrete pads, and 50 amp service. The old section was closed and upgraded to the same standards and is scheduled to reopen by October, 2012. Both sections will have a new, modern bathhouse and laundry with a new office and lounge area in the new section. When the upgrades are complete, I believe that Sea Mist will be in the running for the Campers...

July 31, 2012 (Updated: July 31, 2012)
Overall rating
 
2.9
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
1.0
Value
 
2.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
July 31, 2012

There isn’t much to recommend this campground. There are no amenities at the campground or on the base – no bathhouse, restrooms, or laundry, no commissary or exchange. There is no office or camp host at the campground. No sewer hookups at the sites and I had to call the MWR office to get the location of the dump station. It is located about 100 yards north of the campground near a small building between the...

July 29, 2012 (Updated: July 30, 2012)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
July 28, 2012

This is a nice campground. When I arrived, the grass was a thick carpet of green and had been freshly mowed. Large attractive hardwood trees. The office and bathhouse look new, clean, and well-maintained. Spacious laundry with 8 washers and 8 dryers for $1.00 each and all were working. Paved roads and some sites had a concrete pad. Free Wi-Fi at each site provided by satellite so usage is limited to 160 Mb a...

June 16, 2012 (Updated: June 17, 2012)
Overall rating
 
3.3
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
Colorado
May-June 2012

I stayed here for 39 days in May-June 2012. The previous posts did a good job of describing this FamCamp. Having been to the military campgrounds in Tuscon, AZ and Kings Bay, GA, I doubt this campground will ever be a 5 rating. This campground charges $22 a day – at the top end for military campgrounds and I don’t consider it to be among the best of those campgrounds. The biggest problem is the grass...

April 22, 2012 (Updated: April 23, 2012)
Overall rating
 
2.7
Location
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
1.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
April 19-22, 2012

This campground is within Camp Navajo, 12 miles west of downtown Flagstaff with easy access off Interstate 40. It is located at the edge of a ponderosa pine forest about a mile from the main gate. This would ordinarily be a quiet setting but the nearby train tracks have a heavy volume of traffic. Even with a fan on for white noise, you can hear and feel the rumble of the locomotive engines. No train whistles....

July 07, 2011 (Updated: July 08, 2011)
Overall rating
 
3.9
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
June 25 - July 8, 2011

Pros: Large, level concrete pads for RV parking. New (4 years old) building that houses the office, small lounge, showers, and laundry. Ice machine provides free ice. Very fast Wi-Fi (almost 4 Mbps.) Campground is wooded which provides some shade. Each site has its own garbage container. Full hookup site for only $16 while many FamCamps are charging $20 or more. Cons: Many long-term residents with trashy sites. Gravel roads. Only...

June 30, 2011 (Updated: June 30, 2011)
Overall rating
 
3.2
Location
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
April 10-21, 2011

Most of the snowbirds had left so there were many vacant sites. Most of the sites are located in wooded areas and satellite reception may be difficult. The sites are large and spaced far apart and each one has a concrete pad to park the RV on. For those that use mail forwarding, the FamCamp office accepts camper’s mail from the Post Office. The FamCamp is outside the base gate and about 2.5 miles from the commissary...

September 24, 2010 (Updated: September 24, 2010)
Overall rating
 
2.7
Location
 
2.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
2.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
Massachusetts
19 Sep, 2010

We were on our way from Boston, MA to West Point, NY and made a slight detour to stay here long enough to get our Frequent Camper logbook stamped. Since we were only here overnight, I can't make a thorough evaluation but this is not a place I will return to and I do not understand all the 4 and 5 scores this place was given in previous reviews. I have stayed at about 60 military campgrounds and...

September 24, 2010 (Updated: September 24, 2010)
Overall rating
 
3.0
Location
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
2.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
20-23 Sep, 2010

Since this is one of the most expensive military campgrounds, I expected more. I think $25 a day is way too much for a site with no sewer. This was not a problem for me because we stayed for only 3 days. Water lines ran along the surface of the ground. This campground is rustic. If that is what you like, you will love this place. It is also within 60 miles of Manhattan and near West...

August 28, 2010
Overall rating
 
1.2
Location
 
2.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
1.0
Value
 
1.0
Overall Experience
 
1.0
August 25-26, 2010

There are two camping areas on this base. One is a 12 site campground at Remington Park. Google Maps shows this off Remington Pond Road at location N44.053113, W75.769551. Each site is pull-thru, level, and 30 amp, water, and sewer. Roads and sites are gravel. No trees, out in the open, and away from everything else. The other camping area, where I stayed, is 4 sites located on Officers Loop Drive right up against the...

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