We travel a great deal (7-9 month each year) and try to stay on military installations most of the time. So we have seen more than 40 FamCamps. This one maybe one of the worst. This FamCamp is easy enough to get to off I-64 and even on Scott AFB. From there, things were below average. As others have noted, sites are graveled (often short) and shower/restroom are just short of nasty. Full hooks are for Water and Electric ONLY - no sewer. As noted the water pressure was a bit lacking. PS: Fixtures in restroom/showers are stainless steel - never seen it before.
I know we just arrived yesterday, but my first impression of this location isn't outstanding. We've been here two days now and haven't seen a camp host or anyone from MWR yet. I drive a 41' fifth wheel, so the campground is difficult to maneuver through. The roads are tiny and there were several branches hanging too low both within and getting to the campground. We were looking for site 12, but MWR decided to change my spot from 12 to 9, which is no problem, but nobody ever informed me of the switch. After pulling into the campground, we found our site and backed in, as all sites are back in sites. At least half are crushed rock and weeds while the other half in the first loop are paved. I connected the water and flushed the hose. First indicator something was up...it took almost a full minute for water to reach the other end of the hose. Water pressure is horrible on site. Our 50Amp outlet worked very well during our multi-meter check. No sewer connection, so we're conserving water. Got completely set up and we decided to check out the shower house. Toilets and urinals were procured from the Federal prison stock. They are stainless steel! Guess they didn't want anyone getting too comfortable on a porcelain stool with an actual toilet seat. Very odd. They have signs up asking for patience as they do repairs. Showers in the men's looked typical, but dirty. Women's side had an enormous hole in between the two available shower stalls. Assumption is the sexist opinion is women need to talk more than men, so they shortened the wall so women can chat when showering in adjoining stalls. Maybe this is one of the maintenance actions. Laundry room is decent with two each washers and dryers. Both washer and dryer are $1.00 to get started, and you can add $.25 for additional time on the dryers to reduce cost. We washed bed sheets already and the washer didn't do a great job. This campground could be a real gem because of the remote setting if they spent some time and money to add sewer, improve water pressure, add rock or upgrade to all asphalt sites, and upgrade the shower house and laundry facility. I just don't feel the amenities were worth the $130/week we paid compared to other military FAMCAMPs with FHU and nicer facilities.
Had reservation and arrived several hours after check in time. Arrived and had to clean pad off (tree limbs) to park trailer. No info packet or marking on site as promised (info packet showed up sometime after 430 when we were gone. NO WATER...the water spigot was missing a part and we had no water (and several other sites in the same position) and because we arrived on a Sat and there is no Camp Host...we had no water until Monday. The rec folks were nice but showed up a garden hose to run water from another campsite...not a drinking hose. After talking to them, they refunded 2 of the 4 days since we did not have water. Talked to some one else at the campground and he told us the lights were out at the bath house and 2 of the street lights were out when he got there. They fixed the street lights and put bulbs inside the bath house but not outside. Ran out of TP in the bath house over the weekend and it was dirty. Not anyone's fault but the ticks are heavy and we really couldn't stay out side with our dogs for any period of time. (and the dogs had just had flea/tick treatment before we arrived) Not what we have experienced elsewhere in the past. The rec team was nice but not being able to get in touch with anyone over the weekend and the site not being prepped before we arrived...not good. We will not be coming back.
We arrived in the afternoon after the office had closed. There was no valid information on what to do or how to do it anywhere to be found. There were and to-date is no registration forms available. The toilet has not been cleaned during our stay and the the grass needs cutting. Please note that I really appreciate this camp ground being made available to me/us. But, it represents the Air Force that I love and needs to do that in a much more professional manner. If the base is short on funds charge us more, but do whatever is needed to make this place a place that we all can be proud of.
We decided to tent camp and had late check in, the facilities were less adequate for an Air base than we expected, and there was not much info for late check in. The grass had not been cut for some time, and we were there late, and there were not very well laid out tent sites, and the information left basically said just pick a spot. Camping was far from bath facilities, and there was no info left on how to get into the bathrooms or laundry rooms for late arrivals, so we had to beg a lady to let us in. The security police that came by were helpful when we asked for help getting a code, but we were unable to get one after trying for a while to reach someone. Unfortunately it rained and we had tent leakage and a severe storm moved in an hour after we set up and we had to break it down in the rain. The lake seemed lovely though and wish we could have stayed the night, but no temporary lodging was available and it took us 3 hours of driving to find a decent hotel to stay in after we left at 1:30 AM. not much for facilities there, did see some decent RV sites, but lots of trees hanging over them kind of low. Definitely needs some maintenance.
We stayed in the Scott Famcamp Sept 11 to 14. This camp needs a lot of work, there are no full hook ups and many sites are not paved. One site had had work done on the water hookup due to some one driving off while still connected. The water hookup was reinstalled but no finish work was done on the area that had been torn up for the re-connect. The water hookup was in the middle of a mud bog to access the basements on our couch. The roads to and in the camp are in need of repair. Most of the sites are short so big rigs are limited as to where they can park. Scott is growing and is only about 30 min from St Louis which makes it a great place to visit . With some improvements, sites to accommodate bigger rigs, 50 amp service and sewer hook-ups, this camp ground could be a big asset to the military campground network. It is obvious that the FamCamp is not a high priority to Scott.
Tthe campground was very nice- the campsites- although small and basic ammenities- but ok when you're looking for a place traveling through the area. The bathrooms were unacceptable so be prepared to us your own rig. The water in the shower can't be adjusted -only hot- couldn't turn off faucet. The lights are sensored so they went off during my shower. I would not use the toilets. The whole facality is dirty and unkept.
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