Cliffside RV Park

 
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Location

Installation
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Oak Harbor, WA
GPS Coordinates
48.338708, -122.686737
Location Information
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Oak Harbor, WA
RV Gate Coordinates
48.328211, -122.650667

Directions

Directions
From Hwy 20, north of Oak Harbor, turn onto Ault Field Rd. Enter the air station by turning right at the Charles Porter gate (first stoplight). Charles Porter is the only gate accessible to RVs. Travel along Charles Porter Ave until you reach Midway St, which is approximately 1 mile from the gate and just past the Skywarrior Theater. Look for the large "WELCOME ABOARD" on the back of the theater, and turn left after that onto Midway (there's no signal here). In approximately 1/2 mile, you'll reach a T-intersection with Saratoga St. Turn right and head north on Saratoga. Continue to the next intersection and turn left onto Intruder St. Follow Intruder St. around the curve and take the second right into the "South Loop". The check-in office is in the South Loop. ---- SUGGESTION: If you have a reservation, call the office before you arrive and find out your RV site number. There are a few areas on Intruder St. to pull over and unhook if you are towing a vehicle. There's no room to park a large vehicle at the office. As an alternative, if you know your site number, you can go directly to your site. You can then walk over to the office to check-in. RV sites 1-26 are in the North Loop. RV Sites 27-59 are in the South Loop.

Map

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Map of Cliffside RV Park

Contact Information

Phone Number
(360) 257-2649
Mailing Address
Navy Gateway Inns and Suites, 1175 W Midway St, Bldg #973, Oak Harbor, WA 98278
Email Address
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Online Reservations

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Retired Military, 0-100% DAV, Purple Heart Recipients, Former POW, Veteran Caregivers, DoD Civilians. Read this Article on Authorized Users
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations are accepted at(877) NAVY-BED. Active duty military may make reservations up to 12 months in advance. Military Retirees, DoD civilians, and other eligible patrons may make reservations up to 6 months in advance. No deposit is required when making a reservation, but we do ask for a Visa or Master Card number and email address in order to hold reservations. Full payment for the duration of your reservation is required upon check-in. No refunds are available for early check-outs.
Internet Access
Free WiFi available in the campground.
Mail Forwarding
USPS: (Your Name, RV Site #), Cliffside RV Park, NASWI, 3675 West Lexington Street, Building 2556 Oak Harbor, WA 98278 ---- FedEx and UPS ONLY: (Your Name, RV Site #), Cliffside RV Park, Intruder Street, NASWI, Oak Harbor, WA 98278
Pet Information
Limit of 2 dogs per site. Pets allowed in RV's and tents with usual leash and cleanup rules. Pets (except service animals) are not allowed in yurts.
Campground Information
Stays are limited to 30 days. After a 30 day stay, one must vacate for 2 weeks prior to making another reservation. Higher rates are for peak season (May 1 - Sept. 30). Water view sites are also in the higher range. Group tent site is for up to 10 tents and 30 people.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Class VI
  • Marina
  • Movie Theater
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Post Office
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Site
57
W/20,30,50A/S
$50-$60
$?
$?
Tent
10
None
$15
N/A
N/A
Group Tent Site
1
None
$60
N/A
N/A
Yurt
6
E
$30-$35
$175 - $210
$630 - $780

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Firearms are to be checked into the Base Armory.
Weather Information

Nestled along the shoreline of NAS Whidbey, Cliffside offers 57 RV sites as well as several tent sites, and six furnished yurts overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Vancouver Island, the San Juan Islands and the Olympic Peninsula. These sites offer water, sewer, and electrical hookups; there are great restroom and shower facilities in each loop. More than that, these homes away from home provide the ambiance of shoreline living, an open window on an ever-changing marine environment and unparalleled sunsets. There are several miles of private military beach strewn with interesting driftwood and pretty rocks.

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Videos

Tour of Cliffside RV Park at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA.

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User reviews

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July/August 2021
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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
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5.0
We spent 30 days July-August and we’re amazed how beautiful Ken the host flowers are. The weather was awesome too. Best DOD FamCamp we have been too in our four years of full timing.
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July 2021
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4.9
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
This is a top not (world class!) campground. I would say a must stay in the state of Washington. All sites are full hook ups, paved and can accommodate big rigs. Our site was #20 (water view site). A beautiful view of the water from the back end of our site. Save room back there so you can set up your chairs to watch the sunset! The grounds are just lovely. The staff takes great pride in planting all kinds of flowers, including artichokes! This campground is well run, no kids running unattended, no loud music, no wild parties etc. It's super quiet at night you hardly know you are in a campground. Cell coverage is poor as is tv off antenna. We are not typically tv watchers, but did want to watch the soccer games and local news which we could not get even with our antenna. We took a bike ride along the water trail that is designated for PT and timed it such that 2 F18s took flight right above our heads - monumental thrill! I just had to yell "Wooo hooo!" You also get to see them clearly from the campground as the take off over the water. Do not hesitate to stay here, call early and get your reservation in the system. Easy launch point into Canada or ferry to Alaska or the San Juan Islands. If you have kids with you there is so much there to keep them busy. Easy access to the beach from the lower section of the campground. The only reason I downgraded them on value is that I think $50.00 is a bit high for a military campground - even though it's very nice. There is a discount for a week long stay as well as month long stays. Overall: Highly recommend!
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July 4 to 7th 2021
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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
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5.0
We just had our barbecue put on from the hosts. Met a new manager Dave Meyers along with longtime host me Ken King The park has never looked better the flower arrangements and gardens here are worthy of a botanical garden Dave and Ken were great hosts and saw to our every needs this place just keeps getting better unfortunately everybody is finding out about it and it is difficult to get reservations. Stephan Pohrivchak should be happy with his new assignment!!
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Aug 2020
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3.7
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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2.0
Disappointed. We had reservations for late Aug. Got a call on July 30th from the campground that they had to cancel our reservation. The base CO extended the active-duty only restriction until 8 Sept due to his COVID concerns. This seemed to be a base policy not a Navy or DoD policy. We stayed at two other Military RV Parks already so far in July. We felt lucky that our reservations were far out enough we were able to find a alternate location.
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December 2019
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3.1
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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2.0
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2.0
My wife and I were in Oak Harbor for a short visit in 2015 and looked at this park while on base. The location and beauty of this place put it high on our list of places to visit while full timing. Now we're full timing. Called to see about reservations for April 2020 and was told, by Greg, that the monthly rate for non water front is $840 regardless of the month. Since we have relatives we'd like to see on Whidbey we're still headed that way however will be staying at another park close by. We'll be saving over $200... The more we get exposed to military RV parks the more we think they're not a better deal than civilian RV parks especially now that they've become (with the exception of Davis Monthan in Tuscon and Sheppard Annex on Lake Texoma) extensions of family housing for active duty personnel.
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August 12 - 18, 2019
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4.3
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
This is a gorgeous military RV Park! The flowers at the park are amazing and the elevated view directly on the water is spectacular. There is also plenty of history on the island, numerous state parks to visit ,and very comfortable temperatures so one can enjoy nature and the entire island during the summer months. Having said that, the jets are "loud" and they fly a lot; especially during the week and in the early evening until around 1030pm. I didn't hear any jets fly during normal nightime sleeping hours. If you are prepared and aware of the "sound of freedom" , you will definitely enjoy your stay here. If jet noise bothers you, an alternative RV park I'd recommend when you visit Whidbey Island is Swinomish Casino, which has an RV park on the water too and is definitely more quiet, but could be just as convenient to see the sites. 
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July 15-17, 2019
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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
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5.0
My husband and I came here to relax and recharge: the atmosphere of this place encourages doing exactly that. We spent hours wandering the beach and sitting on the sand, watching the waves. We tossed a few bean bags at the Cornhole game and played Connect 4 (he won). We explored Lollipop Loop, discovering the Albino Arctic Lady Bugs and the red Lady Bugs.... The jets were loud, but we didn't think they flew *that much.* We were in a tent; the tent area was quiet and not very crowded. The views from almost every area of this campground were spectacular. This place is amazing!
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July 8 - July 22, 2019
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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
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5.0
We are a 45' motorhome towing a truck. This is our third year at Cliffside. We drive over 1500 miles to visit here which should give you an idea of how much we like this place. We called ahead (I suggest between 12 noon and 1 PM) and ask for your site #. You should be able to unhitch at the big park on the way in (Saratoga Street). It makes it much easier as there is really no place to unhitch inside the park without causing a traffic jam.
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29 May - 13 June 2019
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4.7
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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3.0
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5.0
We called ahead on our day of arrival and they gave us our site number. We arrived via the 24/7 gate and proceeded directly to our site. The park offers night hikes, telescope night-time star viewing and many other activities. However, you really need to ask about times and locations as they do not do much to inform their guests of these events. We did the night-hike with the park manger and we very much enjoyed the info he shared. The manger also setup an automated telescope on another night and shared his knowledge of planets and stars. The flower gardens through-out the south loop are fantastic! Ken, a volunteer camp host has undertaken the daylight past dusk task of planting and maintaining the gardens. The staff we interacted with were very helpful and demonstrated a genuine concern in their park. 
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May 6-10, 2019
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4.5
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
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5.0
Value
 
4.0
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4.0
We had heard so much about Cliffside RV Park and had always meant to come here. We finally made it and this is a great RV Park. VERY well maintained, with manicured landscaping and plenty of flowers. There's lots to do here and the views are fantastic. The weather was perfect for our short visit. We watched Grey Whales off the shore from our RV. The office staff and hosts are very friendly and work hard to provide campers a good experience. Laundry was $1.50 load and $.50 to start drying. Unfortunately, the RV Park is located on an active Air Station under the flight path. It got VERY NOISY at times, which distracts from the relaxing and serene atmosphere of the RV Park. Don't get me wrong, I love the "sound of freedom", but it was impossible to hear others talk at times. The Air Station has a large Commissary, Exchange, Gas and Diesel. It's a very active installation.
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Dec 18, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019
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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
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5.0
We had a wonderful stay over the holidays, and enjoyed the decorations in several campsites. Although very windy, we enjoyed the eagles that visited almost every day. We really appreciated the visit from the jolly ole elf himself on Christmas Eve to complement us on our outdoor ocean-themed Christmas Tree. It's a beautiful park, well landscaped, clean, and well maintained. We truly appreciated the wonderful ADA showers. The ocean view and sounds of crashing waves are a bonus. Catching big trout at nearby Pass Lake added even more to our experience. We definitely plan to return.
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Sept 4, 2018 - Oct 4, 2018
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5.0
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5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
This park is awesome! We are in site 34 and have a more than 180 degree view of the water, Olympic National Park, the San Juan Islands, and Vancouver Island. The sunsets are amazing. There is a huge amount of room in between the RV's due to the great layout and the angle of the sites. The laundry room and bathrooms are spotless clean and the whole park is neat and tidy. Ken, the camp host/gardener, has done a splendid job landscaping and planting flower beds that are so nice. We have traveled the country from end to end and this is our #1 park. The wifi is good - they use the Navy's Gowifi and it is fast enough and very little to no interruptions. The Verizon cell signal is 2 bars with LTE. There is one annoyance, but it isn't the fault of the park. This is a Naval Air Station and they do flight ops every week day. The touch and go's can last until 10:30 at night. Make no mistake about it - they are loud, very loud. Some days are not so bad and some days..... The noise would not keep us away from this park. We will be back hopefully sooner than later. This has been a wonderful month at a spectacular park. We camped at Cliffside RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
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Aug 27-31, 2018
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
A great spot. Lucky to get reservations. The staff was outstanding! The host dedicated extra time to planting a caring for a wonderful flower garden throughout the campground. There are two loops, north and south. Be sure and call the day you are arriving to make sure what loop you are in. They pressing you a spot that day and will let you drive to it before checking in. There is NO room to park at the office with your rig checking in. The directions to get here are spot on, with one exception, the Porter gate is now open 24 hours. Be sure and unhook your toad at the ball fields. We were a little disappointed in the laundry facilities. Only 2 washers and 4 dryers in each loop. There are spots for more, and the photos show there used to be more. The beach is adjacent to the park and a wonderful place to walk and watch the sunset. Will definitely stay here on all our trips to the San Juans.
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July 2018
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
This has GOT to be the crown jewel of the military RV park system. On a bluff, above the ocean, nice breeze, with beautiful views. Ask for ocean front and then pull into your space. We were able to have the spectacular view for 10 days by running our utilities under the RV. Site office was manned by super friendly folks. There is a Wendy's on base and there is a well stocked mini NEX store (Shopette for you Army/AF folks) right behind it that we didn't notice until the end of our stay. Otherwise the (big) NEX main store and commissary are about a 10-15 minute drive on another nearby installation. Beware -- the jet noise (FA-18s, P-3s, P-8s, and the occasional USAF cargo plane) is REALLY loud and go can on into towards midnight or later. Luckily I can sleep through just about anything, but it you are a light sleep this could be an issue. Otherwise, make your reservation well in advance and enjoy this little slice of heaven.
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2018 July
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
After reading all previous reviews I decided to add a more recent one. I agree with all previously stated reviews, and it's just a matter of what your needs are. The staff is the most attentive than most military campgrounds! And love the fact that CHARLES PORTER GATE IS OPEN 24/7???? In addition, please be advised that the only "Dump station" is on the sewer campsites. There is no separate "Dump Station!" I have a son stationed here, and this is my third year staying here for the summer "on and off" I wish the campground was on the other side of the island, on the Sea Base side. Near the NEX & COMMISSARY" AND GRANDCHILDREN! Also, it's warmer and the jet sound is hardly noticeable. A win- win all around!? Maybe they will build one there since this Cliffside is almost always fully booked! We spent a lot of time exploring the islands and PNW (Pacific NorhWest.) We are sad that my son is next stationed in Virginia. Please come and enjoy!!! And wear earplugs if you need too? 
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July 10 - August 5, 2018
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
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5.0
Value
 
5.0
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5.0
Two Big Changes 1. Charles Porter Gate is now 24/7. It used to have short weekday hours and was closed on the weekends. 2. Water view sites are now $36.00 per night. No weekly or monthly discounts. All the great comments made by others still applies. Love this place!
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June 2016
Overall rating
 
4.2
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
If you love the sound of jets this is the place to go. Grounds are clean and pristine. Views are worth a billion. Weather can go from beautiful sunny to foggy and wet. The constant jet noise is why I do not give a full 5 across the line. The jets can go until 1 am and the touch and go can last 2-3 hrs. No plans on returning, which is sad as we love the area and friendliness of the people.
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July 4 - July 17, 2017
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Cannot say enough good about the place. Great camp hosts, great office staff, great views and great summertime weather. We are a 45' motorhome and they found us a site (#3) where we could back in and while there was a bit of overhang in the back, my front end was off the road and my back tires were still on the concrete. Even saw a pair of eagles nesting in a tree by one of the running paths. Quite a sight! Nice commissary at NEX at the old sea plane base about ten minutes down the road. If you want to visit Seattle, there is a ferry at the south end of the island that is less than $10 for a passenger car. The ferry ride is about 30 minutes. In 2018 they are have a price change for the water view sites. They are going up to $36 a night for active and retirees. Still a good deal as far as we are concerned. The RV gate we were told is closed from 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon for lunch each day.
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Oct 6 - Nov 5, 2017
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
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5.0
This is our third time at Cliffside and it just keeps getting better. We are from the mountains of NC and for the past two years we have started our winter vacation here at Cliffside. Our friends from Oregon joined us this year for 10 days and fell in love with the location and the park and amenities. In addition to enjoying just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery, we use it as a base for day trips. Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor on San Juan Island as well as a drive down the Oregon Coast were highlights of the trip this year. We also had the good fortune to see a large Bald Eagle "guarding" the end of one of the runways. What a majestic sight, particularly on a military base. Kudos to Ken, Rob and Greg, and the rest of the staff for making this one of our two favorite stops on our CA trip. I will not repeat all the favorable comments from other campers, suffice it to say that this is an experience not to be missed.
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