On Wednesday, November 4th, 2009, my wife and I drove our car up to Ft. Rucker from Panama City Beach. Primary mission was to visit the audiology clinic. Secondary mission was to check out the Engineer Beach camp site. We did not stop at the office or check the bathroom facilities. The June 2008 review was right on: 1. The cost is not in line with other campsites because there is no sewer hookup. 2. The last 2 (appx) miles of the road is gravel, full of holes and dusty. 3. I used Microsoft Streets and Trips to find it. Very few of the roads are labeled in that program. However, the directions given on how to get there from the Daleville Gate are quite good. All of the streets are well marked - just keep your eyes open. 4. The site is a long way from anything else on the base. However, the PX,commissary and class 6 stores are well stocked! Also the day we were there, fuel (gas) was about 4 cents cheaper than outside. This was surprising because the fuel at Tyndall AFB runs about a penny MORE than outside! At least it was the last time we were there. 5. The lake front by the site is off limits, but I wouldn't want to swim there anyway. I know this review is a "slam dunk", but with so many other sites that are better, I know I will not be camping there.
Very poor as a military fam camp. Listing should state very, very rustic. Many rv's on perm type status, with no waste water hookups. Had to drive over other sites as our site could not be entered from road. Access road extremly dusty and rough. If I had known the camp and entry road condition I would not have taken the time to travel there. A very poor representation of the Army Aviation Center.
This is the worst Military Campground we have ever visited. We could not find the campground office so drove directly to campground via a filthy,extremely dusty,washboarded road for a couple of miles only to find it filled with people living there. No one available to ask about camping facilities and availibility. It is true they are building some new sites, however, from what I saw at the campground they too will probably be lived in full time and there appears to be no plans to pave the road going to the campground. On the way out I found the office, located in the game wardens building, there was nothing to indicate that the campground office was there, I could barely get my rv into the parking lot to talk to the campground office personnel. They, the office personnel, were lackluster at best and showed no interest in assisting me with a campspot. I asked them why there weren't any signs posted explaining where the office was, why there weren't signs posted that one must drive down a rough and dusty road to get to a campground that was filled with campers with no posted site numbers and from what we could see...no spots available. The person in charge simply and nonchalantly asked me what I expected her to do. When I told her that they needed to post signs directing us to the campground office she had no response and regarding the issue ot the terrible road and the fact that the campground was filled with fulltimers she simply stated that no one else had ever complained about it. It is a disgrace to see a military campground in this condition and tended by such careless personnel.
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