Not bad for a weekend getaway. The Army Guard had a drill this weekend, and the troops who brought their own RVs were whooping it up late into the night. Loud slurred speech and yelling WOO HOO doesn't work after 10pm. I scoped this place out in early May and the water in the salt pond was clear, but algae has since taken over. Globs of it on the surface and you can't see to the bottom (even though it's only 1 foot near the dock). There ARE showers, bath house, and laundry facilities, but it's not near the waterfront sites. Site 1-12 are small, tight back-in sites and the facilities are near those sites. The larger pull through sites 13-22 are a 1/4 mile walk to the facilities. My computer IS picking up an unsecured wifi signal (SSID is MWR) but no idea if it works or not. No campfires allowed, so that was a bummer. $30/night is a bit high for a FamCamp, but I guess you're paying for the location, so close to the beach. No PX, Commissary, or gas station, so think ahead before you arrive.
Office is not open at convenient hours to rent or return equipment. Daily rate is $30, WIFI rarely works and they don't seem to care. Salt pond and playground are nice but pond is not for swimming and spaces are pretty close to each other with no shade. 1SG Bill
Faxed Lottery request form as previously required but no response. Called on April 12th and was told all sites were booked from April thru end of September. When asked if received Lottery request form was told no longer required at which I responded that website does not indicated that and did not receive any correspondence/email/phone call to inform otherwise. I was then informed that new priority listing was established and that a no response meant lottery(?) had been conducted and all request available dates had been filled. I was then told that reservations can be made six months in advance of requested dates.
It would have been nice to know that the campground bath house was closed. (Hopefully for renovations) But the substitute facilities were not up to par - paper towels in the sinks, numerous mops and buckets stored in the showers. If I had know it would be open bay facilities, I would have brought my boot camp body instead of my old saggy retired body. Still a nice place to use as a starting point for shopping the Rehoboth outlets.
Very small base but close to the beach. The RV sites are fairly close to one another but the RV site is very quiet. Each site is concrete with water, sewer, electricity, and CATV. Bethany is located 12 miles south of Reehoboth and 10 north of Ocean City. Great biking area because Hwy 1 has a biking lane in both directions. The base also has a nice playground located close to the bay (back part of base). Kids can ride their bikes on base without worrying about traffic. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
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