The park is laid out with large sites. We stopped here mid Oct and was only half full. Looks like there are folks who are permanent residence here. The overall park is overrun with weeds. There is no grass anywhere on the park. The sites have a good concrete pad but the weeds are thick in the rock areas around the rig. For the money, I can find better facilities. On a good note, the people in the office were very friendly and informative about things to do in the area. The laundry room was clean, did not use the shower facilities.
Rumor that the rates are being raised by 100 per month that would be 420 per month and definitely not worth it. Sites maintenance continues to go down each year and the shortage of site makes all but those in the know get told no vacancy have always enjoyed this park but the increase in cost will scratch if from my list of places to visit. MWR must not have gotten the word retirees haven't had a pay raise in two years and the future looks pretty sad.
Very nice, well-laid-out campground with friendly and helpful staff. A number of attractions within easy driving distance to include Bisbee, Tombstone, Chiricahua National Monument, Kratchner Cavern, and, of course, the Ft. Hauchuca Museum. I would have rated this camp as a 4 if it had not been for three items. First, the camp is about 5 miles from the main gate and they aren't easy miles -- the road is narrow and rough for quite a distance, you have to pass through 3 heavily traveled school crossings where you slow to 15 mph, you have to traverse a traffic circle, and, finally, you could easily get confused on some of the last turns and twists if you aren't paying enough attention and watching closely for signs. It takes about 15 minutes to get from the gate to the rv camp. Second, no wifi. As far as I know, there is none anywhere on post. The closest wifi I found was at McDonald's on Fry Blvd (poor signal) or the public library which had an excellent signal. Unfortunately, McD's is about a mile from the main gate and the library is about 2 miles, so it's not a trivial trip once you consider the 5 mile gauntlet just to get to the main gate from the rv camp. Finally, they do have an "overflow" area here and it does have W/E, but it is not what I would consider as normal overflow, i.e., a place to stay while waiting for a site to free up. Overflow at Hauchuca is "not listed" for waiting to get into the famcamp. The only way to get into the famcamp is with a reservation or to just happen upon a vacant spot. As nice as this camp is, I seriously doubt we will return.
I have stayed here before, but still find it a bit odd that some can stay here for extended periods of time. One was there 5 months, I find it hard to believe that the same people seem to "homestead" here during the winter months. I found this Fam Camp a very tight net group who seems to always stay together for the winter. I have never seen a Military Fam Camp that allows 90 days, let alone seems to allow friends stay past the 90 days. I believe the MWR should look into the lengths of stays as it prevents those that travel a place to stay a few days. It might be interesting to see who stays when and how often during Snowbird time. A note, that I was not treated bad, in fact I found he Host to be very nice and pleasing.
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