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4.7 22
June 2024
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
The campground is on the Youngstown ARS Reserve base in Ohio. There are 16 total full hookup sites, 5 pull-throughs, and 11 back-ins. The entrance is tight (we have a 43-foot 5th wheel). Security Forces can pull up the lane posts if needed. The Rec office (they run the FamCamp) is closed on the weekends. We arrived on Sunday and just went to our site (it tells you on your email receipt). We just went back on Monday to check in with Jason. The rec office is inside the base gym. Jason is GREAT! We plan on returning and signing out a couple of bicycles to ride around. They have many other items you can rent or check out for use. The campground is nothing to write home about, but for $15.00 a day, what can you ask for. They offer weekly and monthly discounts. The pull-through sites are narrow and have crushed asphalt for the patio area. The guy mowing runs right over the loose asphalt rocks and doesn't mind if it might be shooting rocks toward any of the RVs. He was very friendly, though. We did hear that repaving all the sites might be in the works. Not all sites are big rig friendly. The campground has a 1/4 mile running track around it, and it is great to walk/run on (made of spongy material). The restrooms/showers are in the Fieldhouse. While it is kept clean, the showers could have been better designed. The water soaks the floor beyond the shower pan area. I learned not to keep towels or clothes there (they got wet). There is no place to keep your stuff off the floor and near your shower (unless it's the handicap stall). Shower curtains that went to the floor would fix this. ***Laundry: All the paperwork says we could use on-base laundry facilities in the lodging buildings (111 & 112). We went there, and all the signs posted said we could not use them. We called Jason (rec office), who told us they no longer allowed the campground customers to use any on-base laundry facilities. The closest laundromat was Vienna (289 Youngstown Kingsville Rd, Vienna Center, OH 44473). The great thing about this laundromat is that it is right across the street from AmVets Post 290. We walked over to the AmVets, and they were SUPER friendly. Even if you are not a paying AmVets member, they will welcome you with open arms. Please visit the AmVets and support them (struggling to stay open). Their address is AmVets Post 290 - 290 Youngstown Kingsville Rd, Vienna, OH 44473
The base has a very small BX / Shoppette. It has a decent selection of beer, wine, and liquor but not much else. There is a great Gaint Eagle grocery store (12 min from FamCamp) a few miles down from the AmVets (4700 Belmont Ave, Youngstown, OH 44505). Be aware that there will be random detonations (loud booms that will rock your RV) and aircraft noise at all hours. If you have any issues with detonations (PTSD), be prepared. We almost jumped out of our skins on the one that rocked the 5th wheel. Overall, I would stay here again. For the price and the AmVets post so close, you can't beat it.
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June 11, 2024
We were just at this location too! Everything in this post is 100% accurate and detailed. Thanks for posting this as you saved me a lot of keystrokes.
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