Seymour Johnson AFB FamCamp

 
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October 2016
Overall rating
 
3.3
Location
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
This is a convenient location on base close to base shopping as well as local eating, shopping, etc. we went to Post Exchange and found pretty much what we needed plus got a coupon for 20% off gas at the BP next door! Reservation staff are nice but seems to be some confusion about process. We called morning of arrival to see if any sites were available. Were told one would be leaving and checkout was noon. Asked if could hold for 3 hours and if we weren't there by noon, we forfeit. Sorry could not save sites. When we arrived at gate called again to make sure something was available. Was told someone was supposed to be coming in next day (we wanted 2 nights) but had not yet arrived. Got to site # and there was cone there. What happened to no holds? Of course we moved the fine and took the site since we had an assigned number. Our receipt said full hookup but found it was W/E only. Next day we noticed several in overflow, so guess they were waiting to us to leave. We did get decent reception with our window Satellite but never able to get wifi even though we were given a password. Sites were concrete and level with nice picnic table and quiet wooded area. Did not use bath house. For the price, it is a good value for short stay. It is a way off the interstate, though, so if $$ part of decision, Passport America holders can get same price at Kperd Inn in Wilson and not have the extra hour drive time. 
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April 17-21, 2014
Overall rating
 
3.2
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
Beautiful, quiet campground nestled in the woods on the edge of the base. Nice walking trail into the trees. Rustic look to the restrooms and picnic shelter. Extra picnic tables in the middle are nice but the trash is overflowing. Yes, the water is on the opposite side but there's good voltage and water pressure. Sites are spacious with concrete pad and, except for Overflow, with sewer on the pad. Restrooms are in a trailer, a private one for each gender. Laundry has one washer, one dryer. All were reasonably tidy but dirty and showing wear and tear. Our 30A service was broken but 50A worked. There's the appearance of neglect everywhere. Eight sites are FHU, another two are called Overflow and share a sewer connection and a third Overflow spot is on the grass with just W/E. The two Overflow sites that share the sewer have long-term occupants. For $9.50/night no wonder! I question occupying those sites when there are FHU sites available. That's $285/month for what amounts to full hookups.
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May 1-3, 2012
(Updated: May 12, 2012)
Overall rating
 
3.0
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
We called in one hour prior to arrival and they thought they had two sites available. On check-in we were told to check the camp as they were not sure that any were available. When we got to the campground, there were four open sites. We stayed in site #8 and to our surprise, we had satellite if we pulled to the edge of the road. They have solved their trash problem with the addition of a dumpster. The rest rooms were clean and the laundry room was immaculate. They have a civil engineering crew that now handles the grass cutting. This woodsy campground was clean and had all slots filled during our stay. Improvements will bring me back again.
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Nov 11 2011
(Updated: November 17, 2011)
Overall rating
 
2.6
Location
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
1.0
Value
 
2.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
CG is in a nice wooded setting. Great for walking your dog in the woods. The bathrooms had no heat and during cold weather needed to take showers in your own camper. Men's bathhouse floor is caving in from rotting wood floor because shower runs over into floor and floods the bathroom. No campground host but people friendly in outdoor recreation building where you need to go to pay. $15 nightly. Told rec dept. of problems but said they had to tell someone else of problems to get things fixed so I guess it will be wait and see.
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June 12-14, 2010
Overall rating
 
3.0
Location
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
Arrived at Seymour on Saturday June 12 for two days. Had checked on Friday and they had three sites available. They are not open over the weekend and you need to leave your check in their mailbox unless you want to wait for them to open at 9AM on Monday. Nothing has changed. There is no camp host, but this is not a problem with such a small campground. Trees obscure satellite reception at most sites. The laundry room was clean with air but had no soap products to buy. Campground was clean but the trash receptacles were full. The library is no longer open on Sundays, so you can't keep up on those things we need the internet for. They have lowered their price to $15 per night but this is still high with no cable or WIFI available. We stay here because nothing else is available in the local area and the kids and grandkids are close by.
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May 17, 2009
Overall rating
 
3.0
Location
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
We arrived late on a Sunday afternoon with no reservation. When we came into the back gate, the guard directed us, but only partway. The famcamp turn sign from the main road was where she said it would be, but the next required turn was not marked at all, so we drove right on by. Eventually, we stopped at the paintball combat clubhouse and a nice lady told us the exact road to turn on. They really need better guidance to get from the gate to the CG. Later, when I went to S-J AFB famcamp's own website, they had a map indicating what street to turn on which, by the way, is Fickel Street. There is no camp host. The sites have large concrete pads, while the road around the CG is hard sand and pine needles. As noted in other reviews, the CG is small, and in a remote, wooded area of the base. As we made a pass-thru look, we came across the rig with the three yapping little dogs mentioned in another review. We made a point of moving on around to site #10 with w/e only, since we were only staying one night. Sunday night was pleasantly quiet...in fact, we heard no "sounds of freedom" at all from the air ops side of the base. Totally silent, but for the songs of birds...lovely (the yapping dogs were on the other side of the CG and since it was raining, they were always inside). The bath house is a two-holer: one for men, one for women. That means one at a time for showers & toilet. Since the CG wasn't full, this wasn't a problem, but it could be during peak summer with overflow and tenters added in. The bath house was clean and well supplied. Interestingly, the bath house is a modular prefab that sits up high off the ground. To make it handicap accessible, they built a deck with a ramp. Inside, the bath and space is configured for accessibility. The problem is, whoever built the deck completely lost sight of the accessibility rationale, because the deck is a full ten inches below the threshold of the doors. Wheelchair access therefore stops at the doors to the restrooms, unless you have a strong assistant to haul you over the big step up. The BX and the commissary are mid-sized facilities that are well-stocked and quite adequate. The base gas station had a surprisingly large, well-stocked shopette and Class VI store. Unless you have relatives or some specific reason to be in this area of North Carolina, it's probably not a destination kind of famcamp, but was fine
for a one-night stop on our way north. As for internet access, we have a SPRINT AIR CARD and 3G EVDO reception here was excellent for high speed access.
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4 - 5 Mar 09
Overall rating
 
3.2
Location
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
This is a tough one to write. The problem with this campground is the people that have been homesteading there forever. One has three dogs that never stop barking, and they don't care. Site #3, the one we pulled into, almost finished setting up and learned the power didn't work. The office had a work order in to fix it, would have been nice to know when we called before we arrived. There is no wifi, cable, and only one washer/dryer. The bathrooms could have been cleaner, but not to bad. We talked to one person, and he said he stops by once a month, and the same people had been there for 2 years. It didn't have the look of a famcamp that had homesteaders. I would say this is a campground you only use as a stop over. I would only stay here two days.
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08 November 2008
Overall rating
 
3.0
Location
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
1.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
After reading some of the older reviews, I figured, what the heck, I am only staying one night and it is just a place to sleep. I was pleasantly surprised. Someone must have taken notice and cleaned it up. It is a very clean, pleasant campground. Sites are level with concrete pads. Overflow sites and 9 and 10 have a sewer hookup between them, so guess it is who ever gets her first gets to use it. The only disadvantage I could see was the water was on the wrong side, but that was no big deal. Most of us carry at least a 25 foot hose. I did not go onto the base to check out exchange or commissary, so can't comment on them and that is why I gave Amenities/Facilities a 1. I would definitely stay here again.
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25 November-30 November 2006
Overall rating
 
3.5
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
We stayed at SJAFB after the Thanksgiving Holiday and the garbage pails were not emptied until Monday. Could not pay fees until the 4th day as the MWR is not open for the troops during the holidays. My comments from my June visit are being used in your description. The library is only 4 blocks away and you can use their computers for email and any other business you need to accomplish. Was able to pick up the Satelite for Direct TV in site 2. Some of the others would be impossible as the 40' pines will block it out. Still a very peaceful place with all backins. Think they ought to take a look at 10-12 dollars a night instead of 15. We can get all amenities at $12-$14 a night at Passport America sites.
EK
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