Wright-Patterson AFB Bass Lake FamCamp

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Location

Installation
Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH
GPS Coordinates
39.837136, -84.052898
Location Information
Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH

Directions

Directions
From I-70, take Exit #41 onto SR-235 heading south. Go about 1.3 miles and take the Chambersburg Rd. exit. Turn left onto Chambersburg Rd., staying on SR-235. Road will curve around with the airfield on your right. In about 2.6 miles, turn right onto Broad St., staying on SR-235. In about .7 miles, continue straight on Broad St., which turns into SR-444. Stay on Broad St. which will end at the Main Gate (open 24/7). Once you pass through the gate turn right at the first signal light onto Schuster Rd. In about .4 miles, Schuster Rd. ends at a stop sign. Turn left onto Wright Ave. Go about .27 miles and turn right onto Skeel Ave. (2nd road on right after turning onto Wright Ave.) Stay on Skeel Ave. as it winds around the airfield; name will change a couple of times. As you approach the airlift wing area (aircraft) stay to the right. Follow the small brown signs to Bass Lake. Continue straight at the small sign to the FamCamp (turn left for the lake). If you know your site number, you can go directly to your site. Check-in at Bldg. 4057 near the lake.

Map

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Map of Wright-Patterson AFB Bass Lake FamCamp

Contact Information

Phone Number
(937) 271-2535 Office hours are Noon-1700hrs (M-F)

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Retired Military, 0-100% DAV, Purple Heart Recipients, Former POW, Veteran Caregivers, DoD/NAF Civilians, Sponsored Guests. Read this Article on Authorized Users
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Accepted up to 6 months in advance. Payment in full at time of reservation. Reservations are highly recommended.
Internet Access
WiFi is available.
Mail Forwarding
USPS: (Your Name), c/o General Delivery, Fairborn, OH 45324 - Mail and packages NOT accepted at the FamCamp.
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
180 day stay limit based on availability.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Picinic Area
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Movie Theater
  • Museum
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Post Office

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
40
W/20,30,50A/S
$25
N/A
$525
RV Sites
11
W/20,30,50A
$22
N/A
$465
Cabins
3
Elec
$?
N/A
N/A
Overflow
?
None
$10
N/A
N/A
Tent
?
None
$10
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Firearms and dangerous weapons are not allowed on base.
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Weather Information

Fam Camp is a 54-site RV camping area located adjacent to Bass Lake. Open year round, this facility offers full and partial hook up as well as dry camping. Tent camping is allowed as well.

Fam Camp offers rental kayaks, canoes, aqua trikes, and more for those desiring aquatic fun on Bass Lake. Laundry and shower facilities are available as well as WiFi.

New to camping? Outdoor Rec (ORC) has everything you need to camp. Rent your equipment from them.

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Videos

Driving tour of Wright-Patterson AFB Bass Lake FamCamp, OH.

Attachments

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  • 2019 FamCamp Info Brochure
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User reviews

157 reviews
 
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22-24 Apr 2024
Overall rating
 
4.2
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
We spent two nights at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base FamCamp, in Dayton, OH. This is a Military Family Camp. You must have access to DOD facilities to use this campground. We followed the recommendations and set the Hope Hotel as our GPS destination. It brought us to a 24 hour gate and from there the signage was good all the way to the campground. A nice mix of pull-thru and back-in sites. Clean restrooms and showers. Laundry area was clean and neat, $3 to wash and $2 to dry. Your site number is listed in your reservation, but there are instructions at the camp entrance for assistance. The sites were all asphalt with a concrete patio with a picnic table. No fire rings, but i did see some private ones at some of the host sites. Dumpsters were handy and easily accessible. Roads in and out were good. We were greeted by one of the hosts, she said she's been there 7 1/2 years. Huge dog park, 100x100 just off the edge of the campground. Power, water and sewer connections are handy and worked properly. Great place to visit the area.
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August 2, 2023
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4.2
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3.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
We are full time RVers and travel from famcamp to famcamp. First of all, make sure you use the right gate, it’s listed above in the directions. The RV gate is closed. The only issue with this famcamp is that it’s in the back of the base all the way around the airfield. We had a mix up with the host as far as dates go, but they let us boondock one night and we really appreciated that because some bases do not allow boondocking! Sites are pretty close together, but the area is clean and bathrooms were typical famcamp. The base is very nice with lots to do! We would def go back to this base!
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Aug 2023
Overall rating
 
1.9
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3.0
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1.0
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2.0
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1.0
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2.0
Great location for visiting the USAF Museum and junction of I70/I75 when traveling. Improved campground appearance. Bathroom/laundry cleaned up from our last visit. Homesteaders still living there. Guess management hasn't heard of AFI regarding long term "housing" at FamCamps. Same rude campground host. Same useless MWR.
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18 - 19 July 2023
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
Two night stay. We were last here in 2015 and the place has not changed much at all. The sites are level and well kept. The utilities work well (water pressure has improved since 2015). The grass is plentiful, well kept and green with dog stations in various places. The camp host is friendly and informative. We were there during the lead-up to the Dayton Air Show so things were picking up a bit, but it was still quiet and friendly. We focused on the Wright Brothers history this visit and it was well worth a very full day. We enjoyed our stay and will stay again if our routing brings us this way.
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12 September 2023
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
The Rv gate at the coordinate is permanently closed. The campground is very busy we arrived without a reservation and spent the night dry camping, no hook up at all. Camp host said they are full year round.
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6-8 July 2023
Overall rating
 
4.0
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4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
Husband and I decided stop and try this FamCamp on our way back to Michigan from West Virginia. We stayed 2 nights...on 2 different sites. Our thought was that because we made a reservation so close to our arrival day is the reason we had to move. We arrived to our first site, which was a pull-through, and set up was really easy. Our first time dealing with a water syphon pump (or something like that). Love the close proximity to the Air Museum...echoing others as a must do when you stay. I'm guessing if you go for a longer stay then they won't move you around as much, but it seemed to be a common practice. The morning we left, our neighbor said, "you guys heading out or just to a different spot" Happy Camping!
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Oct 29, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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3.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
Overall we liked the campground but it's not very kid friendly. No playground or anything of the sort but there is a lake to go fishing in. There is also a rather decent size dog park. We didn't see the Camp Hosts, we did come in at 1900 on friday but never got greeted. Some of the other FamCamps had a community fire ring and 'Happy Hour" for us adults and that is something they should start there. Nice place to stop if you are on a longer trip. Google took us to a closed gate so if you are going there Google Hope Hotel and it will take you to the Main Gate. A must see and do is the Air Museum!!!
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July 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 was a great campground to spend the week. The directions provided to the campground were spot on and navigation in the campground was easy. Excellent commissary, exchange, class six and gas station. This campground had the best Wi-Fi of any military FamCamp I've stayed in. I was able to stream and get things done online the whole time I was there. The camp host was very helpful, kind and kept the grounds clean. The bathhouse and laundry were in good shape. The shower and bath could use a major overhaul. Very dated and falling apart, but functional and clean. The concrete pads were level, water, power and sewer were stable. Keep in mind you are at a military base. There is a loudspeaker at the FamCamp that is very loud, so be prepared for bugle calls; 0730 morning Reveille, call "To the Colors" at 1700 and "Taps" at 2200. (Brings back memories). Plenty of restaurants close by and the Air Force Air Museum is a must see.
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July 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Stayed here for two weeks in a 40 ft. Class A. The sites were very level, clean and well groomed. The entire experience was as if we were in a high end commercial campground. WIFI was excellent, as was ATT, The camp hosts were over the top in service and information, I wish all our stays could be as excellent as this was.
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August 2020
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
We knew we would be late arriving due to equipment problems and called ahead to let them know. The host was very pleasant and helpful, even texting us directions to the campground for after entering the base. The sites were fairly level and clean, the grounds were in good condition, and there were no obstructions near the road so I had no problem backing my 40-footer into a site. It is a bit of a drive around the flight line to get to the campground but not overly burdensome. The road that one must first turn left on (Spruce Way) from Gate 12A was closed for construction, which necessitated driving through a residential area to get to/from the campground if using that gate; usually after hours. We spoke to one of the guards who told us that we could exit through Gate 26A (Commercial Gate) if it's open when leaving with our coach. That advice was very helpful and got us on the road home a lot quicker. I'm a less than 100% disabled veteran and had no problem getting on the base. We arrived after Pass and Registration (and Gate 15A) had closed so entered through Gate 12A. They let us in with only a look at my VA Health Card and advised us to get properly checked-in as soon as possible, which we did. The check-in at Pass and Registration was quick and simple. They scan your VA Health ID Card and look at your other ID and guests' ID, fingerprint and take a photo of you and your guests for a background check, issue a pass to your guest(s), and explain how to enter the base. Your VHIC is good for entry for 3 years but the guest's pass is only 24 hours so they have to check-in at Pass and Registration every day. That's a bit of a hassle but never took very long. The AF Museum was great (as usual) and we even got a flyover by a flight of F-16s as we were leaving.
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July 2020
Overall rating
 
4.5
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5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
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4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
Be prepared for a 15-20 minute drive to the CG even after getting through the gate. The CG is on the smallish side and sites are fairly close together, with interior roads a bit tight. We did not use any facilities so cannot comment on them, but for the reason we were there (NMUSAF), it was a great place at a good price.
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August 6, 2018
Overall rating
 
2.8
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
1.0
As a retired DoD Civilian with a DoD Civilian Retiree ID card, I generally have access to MWR facilities, including Air Force FamCamps. However, per official Air Force policy, my access is at the discretion of each base commander. Furthermore, my ID does not always allow me to sponsor my wife onto the bases where the base commander has chosen to allow me access to the base. For that reason, I generally call the base's Pass and ID office before a planned stay to determine whether or not I have access to the RV park and whether or not I can sponsor my wife onto the base or, alternatively, she is eligible for a visitor pass. When I called Wright-Patterson, I was told that I could sponsor my wife onto the base as long as she had a valid driver's license. Upon arrival, we showed our IDs and were waved onto base. After setting up at the FamCamp, we decided to visit the Wright Brothers shop in Dayton and have dinner off-base. When we returned to the gate, however, we were told that official base policy did NOT allow me to sponsor my wife onto the base and that she would have to wait at the (off-base) Air Force Inn while I packed up the RV. Finally, after considerable discussion, we were allowed an exception to base policy and allowed to complete our planned stay. That experience explains my individual ratings, fours across the board except for a one on the overall experience. Needless to say, we won't be visiting again.
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5-8 Jun 19
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
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5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
We came by way of Cincinnati, OH during rush hour and it was not a pleasant experience. When we finally made it to Wright-Patterson, we were glad to see our name on the site all ready for us at the Famcamp. I had used Google Earth to locate the Famcamp and the gates and had a picture to guide me. We attended a military reunion located at a Hotel nearby and it was not really inconvenient for us going all the way around the flight line to get to the gate. Our neighbor next to us at the Famcamp was also going to the same reunion and this gave us an instant companion. It was reasonably quiet and aircraft traffic very light.
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Sep 29 - Oct 6, 2019
Overall rating
 
4.6
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
We enjoyed our week stay at this FamCamp. Of course, we visited the museum for a few days. The FamCamp is very reasonably priced and is kept in good condition. There were no signs of "homesteading", although you're allowed to stay up to 6 months. Camp hosts were nice and helpful. Sure, the drive to the FamCamp seems long, but you're on the other side of the base, on the lake, away from the main base action. Commissary and Exchange are good. WiFi was okay, but we did have some problems connecting at times. We used the laundry and all worked fine. Restrooms were kept clean. Although not a fancy "resort", the campground is comfortable and priced right.
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26 September 2019
(Updated: October 11, 2019)
Overall rating
 
3.0
Location
 
2.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
So the big thing for me with this campsite is the the basic functions of a military institution. I understand that there are patrons that enjoy to visit due to the museum and maybe even work on base, but allowing long term stays for 6 months without taking into consideration of family PCS moves is ridiculous! Overall cleanliness is great, sites are decent, and facilities are okay but require major updates. Some of the sites are placed in a manner that you have to back in against traffic and then drive down the street and pull a hard uturn if you need to enter the actual camp area to go dump...and unfortunately, all of these sites are not full hookups! The other big problem that this campsite can't help is that you will be driving for 15 minutes around the airstrip. Sites are priced very well. Nearby lake is okay. The camp host/managers are very nice. This base is so large! WHY is the famcamp as small as other small bases around the air force! Overall decent campsite.
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19-25 Sept 2019
Overall rating
 
3.9
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
3.0
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4.0
Our second stay in the last 2 years. The sites are mostly level and the wifi is actually pretty good. We were able to watch Netflix and other streaming services with no issue and the park is actually full. They also take reservations which is a really nice thing. There are a few long term campers here but nothing is junky. The biggest issue is that it is a LONG drive from the nearest gate to the famcamp. There is nothing near the famcamp either. BX/Commissary/Gas is a 15 minute drive. They are building a new gate much closer to the famcamp and it should within the next 12 months or so.
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12-14 September 2019
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
We used this as a stop on our way home from the east coast and visit the National Museum of the USAF. Facilities were very nice; WIFI worked and we had good cell phone reception. Only issues is you have to go through the main gate for Area A (Gate 1A) to access the base. It is a bit if a challenge to get through the base until you get to Loop Road. They are building a new commercial gate near the old RV gate. Hopefully campers can use this gate once it is complete.
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May 16 thru 19, 2019
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
This was my second stay at WP Fam Camp. Both were great. Vicki doing a excellent job. A little tick on facilities, because the site that I was in did not have septic port. But otherwise all was good.
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April 2018
Overall rating
 
4.0
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
4.0
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4.0
The previous reply must have a beef with new management or someone. This place has improved tremendously since Larry and Vicki took over managing it. Slowly improving things. New electric posts at sites, not all done yet. New picinic tables at all sites, no more concrete benches and tables. All sites have new posts with boxes that they put the name of Reservation and check in, check out. WIFI has improved greatly from 2 years ago, yes it could be better, but it's better than most campgrounds we have stayed at, might need an extender to pick up the signal better. The price of $25 is still good, Famcamps nationwide have been raising their rates and this one is still better than some of the others that are $30 to $35. Private RV parks are in the $40-50 range now. I don't remember anyone managing this campground in the past, I think some people became self appointed managers and if I remember correct, created some of the problems. Homesteading doesn't appear to be as bad as it was in the past. The grass and campground was in shambles 4 or 5 years ago. It has come along way since. Most sites are level, some will pool water during heavy rains. Electric and bathrooms are good. Also, no all Famcamps have dog runs or playgrounds. This place is great for the Museum and area and price is right. Reservations recommended. 
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Jan 2019
Overall rating
 
2.5
Location
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
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1.0
Overall Experience
 
2.0
The hidden Gem of Gem City is tarnished...the overall cost of WPAFB FAMCAMP is now too high IMHO. This used to be a very reasonable campground that charged about $17/night. New policies in place and the nightly rate has skyrocketed to $25/night. The overall cost doesn't sound ridiculous, but the campground doesn't offer much of anything in the way of amenities. The only thing going is free electric and you get to hear the National Anthem played every evening at 1700. There are no playgrounds, there are no dog runs, the water pressure is beyond poor, and you can't even fully enjoy Bass Lake because the floating dock is submerged because the contractor didn't build it right during the last fix. They do have decent bathrooms with showers, and there is a small laundry facility on site, and they do have a very limited WIFI connection (you have to be sitting right outside the shower house to get a signal). We enjoy the company of folks who stayed at and managed this campground in the past. We frequent this campground to visit family in the local area almost yearly, so it pains me to see it heading this route. I'm sure a few of our friends are still camping and working at the campground as well. We even helped maintain the campground by cutting grass and helping with landscaping when we stayed here in 2016. The sense of community and the amount of effort folks put in to keep the campground looking good and being a friendly place to stay was remarkable.
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