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3.9 51
Washington 98826
26 August - 2 September 2019
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This FAMCAMP is conveniently located to Tacoma and the surrounding areas. You could visit sites at Seattle from this location, but competing with the traffic would be a challenge. It is a reasonable location to perform a day trip to Mount Rainier National Park, which I'd highly recommend. On base, the FAMCAMP is convenient to the Base XChange and Commissary. Most sites are shaded amongst large and very tall trees. Great in the summer, but may be a challenge during the wet season of the year. Tree cover will likely impede satellite TV reception, but since you are near a large city, over the air TV reception is fairly reasonable. These are the positives. The negatives: "No one is minding the store!". Checkin was a challenge; no one is there on Sunday and Monday and the Camp Host doesn't start work until 5pm. About 5 of us didn't have any idea what site we had, only later to find out that is secretly listed on our email confirmation receipt, but not very "clear". My recommendation is to call in advance during one of their work days. Also, follow the directions on this website, the email conformation receipt they send to you in advance, suggests using Exit 122. Exit 122 is a terrible choice and is completly under construction. In addition, the dumpsters were overflowing with trash, so whatever frequency cycle they use to empty them, it isn't often enough. The laundry room hadn't been cleaned at all, in fact, one of our friends was so disgusted, they used their own broom to clean things up. Hopefully someone soon will start to mind the store, but this FAMCAMP has more positives than negatives in our opinion, so we will likely return. 
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September 07, 2019
04 Sep - 08 Sep

This is a very nice campground. However it is being poorly maintained and the facilities are not clean. Bathrooms and laundry room is horribly dirty. The sites in the front part of the park are spacious and open, however the back RV sites are very overgrown and need a lot of TLC. Sites are big and paved , however trying to back in is tough on some of them because there is a tree right where you have to turn your vehicle to back your trailer in. That was certainly not thought out very well before construction of the sites. It is very convenient to stay here and go to Rainier, and of course to have the base facilities here to use. A little bit of a very hectic drive to get into Seattle! Check in at the camp went well for us as someone was in the office. There is construction going into the main gate but we found the back gate (if you will) on military drive just off Spanaway Rd. easier to get into. I hope these responses are read and something is done about the cleanliness of the park as a whole. We will probably return if ever in this area also, but the park could be so much better.
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