This park has been given high ratings in the past which is hard to fully understand. First of all it is very expensive $40 a night. For this, the internet is almost useless, there is no cell coverage in the area. TV signals are very weak also, and there is no cable tv. Normally I just use my cell service to stream when in campgrounds like this, but the cell coverage for my provider (ATT) was too weak. The office says they are in a cell hole, so I suspect the same may be true for other carriers. The lawns are dead, the sprinkler system has been broken, and they say it's too expensive to fix. The facilities are clean, however much of the amenities (BBQ, washers, dryers) were broken. Access to the park is easy through the main gate, and there is diesel at the station right there are you leave. If they charged the typical fee of $10-20 a day, I could understand this; however at $40 a night I expect more. The park was only about 1/4 full at this time. Nonetheless, for the long term stays, they make you leave anyhow after 30 days. Wasn't a issue for me, but others there were complaining.
I am a retired DOD Civilian and my wife and I arrived on 4/2/2017. We were passed through the gate and welcomed by the camp host. Although the park could use some maintenance, we considered it adequate. On returning from a shopping trip Monday afternoon, we were stopped at the main gate and my wife was refused admittance. We were told that a retired DOD civilian could not sponsor anyone on base. My wife (a Navy veteran) spent the night in a motel. We moved to Seal Beach the following day and it turned out to be a much nicer park.
Weeds, Weeds and More Weeds. The pictures are way out of date, looks like someone cut way back on grounds keeping, dry weed infested sites, full of burs. Grass is gone way of the weeds, dead trees due to my guess of a lack of water. Poor shape from what it used to be when looking at comments. I will not waste my money here. We just came from Seabreeze RV south of here at Seal Beach, the grounds have grass, were mowed and kept up, a night and day comparison. If you're coming from the North, just keep going south. The only thing this base does have a commissary and exchange, so if you have to stop, stay one night, get gas, stock up and move to Seabreeze.
This is really a nice park, but could be so much more. It is very close to shopping and food, it's a very quiet park. Large open spots are all pull through with 50a and a phone line. The park does not have any kind of internet access so bring your own. The staff is not pleasant to deal with, rules are not enforced with regard to stay times/pets leashed as well there are multiple camp hosts on the free rent bus. Don't forget to check out the many state parks around Ventura.
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