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JBSA - Fort Sam Houston RV Park Featured
Pretty nice RV Park located fairly close to major downtown attractions like the Riverwalk, Sea World, the zoo, and of course, the Alamo. The park has 74 relatively level, 86-ft long pull-thru sites, each with a 62-ft concrete pad and FHU 50-amp service. The sites are all plenty long enough for even the biggest rigs, tow vehicles, and trailers, and they’re spread apart about 50 feet with lots of grassy space and trees between them. Despite the trees, most sites are satellite-friendly. The pedestals are located mid-site, reachable without the need for extension cords or hoses. We had 122 volts on both L1 & L2, and 80 psi water pressure at the tap. Be sure to use a regulator! There’s a fenced dog park and a playground for kids. Showers and laundry rooms are clean. Coin-operated machines take $1.50 per load (that’s $3 to wash and dry). The staff is friendly and helpful. That being said, there are some detractors. The RV park is 1.5 miles from the nearest gate, and about 3 miles from the exchange, commissary, and main gate. The speed limit is only 20 mph in many areas, but you’ll want to drive that slow anyway so your teeth won’t rattle due to the horribly bumpy roads in desperate need of repair all over the base. There is no WiFi at your site, and only limited WiFi in the club house. And did I mention the train? You can hear the whistle and feel the rumble at all hours of the day and night. And for those staying for an extended length of time and wanting to get mail, that ain’t happening. You can get UPS and FedEx packages delivered to the office, but not US postal mail. And the post office on base does not accept general delivery mail. That can only be done at the main USPS hub on Perrin Beitel Road several miles north of the base. Use zip code 78265-9999 for general delivery (not the post office street address at zip code 78284). Would I stay here again? Well, that depends. If you want a safe harbor for an extended stay, perhaps avoiding colder weather up north, or just killing time between other destinations, then yes, I might stay here again. The price is right (less than $20 per day at the weekly rate). But if you’re going to be in San Antonio for just a short while and still want to see the sights, you might consider somewhere else, perhaps the KOA, with walking distance to public transportation or on-site pick-up by city tours. Traffic and parking downtown can be a nightmare.