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Dec 2015 to Mar 2016
We stayed at the NAS Key West campground in January, 2014 as we have for the past 15 years. We are not going back this year. Why? 1. Some of the new camp hosts are very rude and unhelpful. 2. The generator policy has changed - now it is allowed to run generators from 6AM until 11PM. Why? This is too long, there was nothing wrong with the old hours of 7AM until 10PM. Additionally they are not enforcing their sound level rules: Someone about 3 units from us was running a generator without a muffler. This generator could be heard all over Sigsbee circle yet neither the camp hosts nor the management did anything about it. 3. Authorized users are now allowed to "sponsor" civilians with no military connection into the campground. Once again why? This is contrary to the published list of authorized users and they are taking space away from those of us who have served honorably. 4. The bathhouses were not kept clean. 5. Garbage was left to pile up around the dumpsters. (smelly)
Apr 6, 2010 and Feb 2-10, 2013
Having just read the USAF LtCol's review in the Mil. Campground news letter, it has become very clear that that review was all about the "Gamesmanship" at this facility. It has also become very clear that the reason this Campground does NOT take reservations is because it would eliminate this "Gamesmanship". Something smells very rotten here, while it all centers around the policy of not taking reservations. The excuses about this policy would be eliminated if management would just follow other NWR Campground excamples in the State of Florida. Having been retired for 20 years now, I will continue to stay away from this Campground. It is a shame.
14 Oct -01 Nov 2009
The location is the best. The cost for full hookup has gone up to 21 dollars. At that price you do not get much more than power, sewer and water. No WiFi, no cable. Loretta the Camp host is absolutely the best. Very pleasant and helpful and nice to be around. The front office is a different story. They are smokers and sit out front smoking and when you pull up, they run inside to take care of you, but you have to smell the stench. During this time Fantasy Fest was going on and the full hook up people had to rotate out to dry camping which is fine, but it did not seem that the rotation was done from the front office on an equitable basis. There were some year round campers that never moved. That is not fair or right. We will be back, when there is no rotation and hopefully they will have other amenities.
15 Dec 2008 - 10 Jan 2009
B.G. left this reev using the Directory software: Great campground. I elected to boondock the entire period, camping at Trumbo Point(?), and I can't say enough good about the campground hosts (there were three, on a rotating schedule). I greatly enjoyed the area, and could open my trailer door and look right out on the Gulf of Mexico. Or walk up onto the bridge between Key West and Fleming Key to watch the full moon rise up over the Keys and flood the bay with shimmering light - magnificent! The only problem was a neighbor who drank far too much, far too often. When I left, he had received his LAST warning; one more offense and he was out. I decided not to remain for the final offense. But I WILL be back. This next time, however,if I get a disagreeable neighbor, I'll simply move, rather than trying to tough it out. My only other complaint is the lack of enclosed area for evening games - cards, dominoes, checkers, chess, what have you. There is an apparent lack of group activities for newcomers. Oldtimers have their friends from other years, and tend to stick together.
few years ago
Sigsbee and Trumbo are nice. Trumbo is closer to town. Long time reader and first time writer. (deleted) There is much to say about the campgrounds in KW. As earlier stated best to move on. Move on to bigger, nicer, greater things. I do not see a benefit for all members and readers on here to continue this. Merry Christmas and best wishes for New Year! (Moderator note: Portions of this review have been deleted to reduce a controversy.)
MWR staff is great. Nice facilities on base. Key West is close by to both campgrounds. The people staying at Sigsbee are very nice. The old crowd at Trumbo are a bunch of nasty rude people. Some of them think since they have gone to Trumbo for years they own the campground. They will tell you that the rules do not apply because they have been there for years. The gossip mill is alive and well at Trumbo. The stories about new comers and anyone else they don't like get bigger with each mouth that passes the BS story on. Some of those old farts staying there need to get off their high horses and realize there are others in the world. The campers at Trumbo run a mile long garden water hose to dump their black tanks. Despite the fact that such is illegal. They leave the cap off the sewer when using their garden hose to dump their black tanks. Be down wind you will get a good wiff of it. Someone needs to put a stop to this unhealthy practice. Environmental health and state authorities are being contacted by a few of the campers here who also see this as a health issue. The base commander will receive a written letter of complaint about the black water dumping with garden hoses and no "doughnut" being used. Generator are to be turned off at 11 pm. Despite this rule, which is good for all campers, a few in class-A motor homes ran their generators well past 11 pm. (Moderator note: The rest of this review has been deleted since it caused a lot of controversy.)
5 Jan-15 Jan08
One comment I have to make first is that of tent campers complaining about price of $12. When the motorcoaches are on dry camping they pay the same and have to deal with inconviences of generator noise and fumes. The motorcoaches only are on full hookup for 2 weeks after dry camping of about 5 weeks when campground is busy. If tent campers think $12 is too much they can go to Boyds and pay $70 a night to camp in Key West! Next most important is we need to get rid of generator noise and pollution by putting in at least electric on all sites. It should not be a problem since housing was there before the campground.
8 - 13 March 2008
E.W. left this review using the Directory software: It's in the Keys and it was warm, but otherwise not much to offer. A lot of folks seem to live there full time with many living in homemade shelters like in a shanty town... pretty sad that the portion of the park we were in looked like skid row with several "tarp" houses and junk everywhere. Obviously we had to have somebody relocated when we showed up since his refrigerator and other crap stayed in our spot during our visit. Not a bad family camp and if you like the ocean (no beach!) it is a great place. Somebody really should look at the area that looks like it is full of homeless people and clean it up. There is a very large car wash very close to the camp and if you are able to wash your own rig it is great!
1 Jan - 1 Feb, 2008
The location of Sigsbee NAS is great; BUT not being able to make a reservation and not being able to stay on dry camping if you don't want to go to hookup is not right. You should be able to go on a list for hookup and be able to make a reservation to go on hookup when you first get to campground and stay on for 2wks to a month. Then go on a list to go back on hookup. Another thing that would help immensly is ELECTRIC to cut out GENEATOR noise. Hopefully the right people will read this and take some ACTION!
Sigbee RV Park at NAS Key West has one of the most beautiful locations but is the worst run military RV Park we have ever been to. As with the other reviewers, the location is great. The area where we stayed the grass was uncut and there were several campers/trailer sites that look like they were occupied by the homeless for years. The nicer section is only available if your part of the 'good old boys' network. Even though the regulations provide rules on how long one may stay and etc, I believe the rules are overlooked or used only when it benefits them. The people in the office are physically there during the posted hours but do nothing to make the campers stay enjoyable. They are there just to take your money. I feel that the current management feels that they have a captive clientele and don't really need to improve or correct the current park conditions because, after all, what other choice do you have? The employees of MWR Sigbee RV Park should manage this facility as a service organization and enforce the regulations for ALL authorized visitors.
5 Dec 06 - 5 Mar 07
Area is great and at Trumbo by Fly Navy you can walk into downtown KW. The thing that we do not care for is having to move at Sigsbee fam camp. Even if full hook up is available you cannot go on it before being on dry camping. You should be able to make a reservation and be on full hookup at least 2 wks - a month then go on just electric which would also help with generator noise and eliminate not being able to have any electric after 11pm and before 7am. The only thing that people like about Sigsbee and don't mind moving because of BX, commissary and other convieniences make moving somewhat workable.
Dec 22 2006 - Jan 14 2007
You have to check in during normal operating hours M-F 8:00 - 5:00 Sat and Sun 8:00 - 12:00 at the MWR RV Park Office before taking a space which is located at the following GPS Coordinates 24.580898, -81.773417. Take a right just past the Commissary/Navy Exchange. After hours find the on-duty campground host. This was our 1st visit and we enjoyed Key West. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Wish I could say the same for some of the people that come there year after year. They think they own/run the place and are not friendly at all.
Been here before and each time had to dry-camp but it is worth it ! Will certainly be returning to this campground again. If you don't have a tow vehicle, rental cars are available and the rental company will send someone to the gate to pick you up.
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