April 13 2017
April 22-26 2017
Nice and clean park and it has 3 distinct areas - Long Termers (in the shade), Up Front (in the SUN) and back look by the new bathroom. The roadways are all paved and the the sites are cement and level! Area is well maintained with grass cut and clean facilities (new bathrooms). I was very disappointed to find the Charleston AFB allows people to "homestead" for LONG periods of times. In fact, ALL of the shaded sites are for LONG Termers and some of the other back sites are people "waiting" to get back into LONG TERM (shaded) areas. The Camp Host said that many (and I mean MANY) have been there for 2+ years with Heath (one of the previous Camp Hosts) being there for 5+ years! Also, the RV Park is run by the Camp Hosts! Even though the little sign says check in with the Camp Host or Outdoor Rec, we were turned away from Outdoor Rec and told to find the Camp Host. Also, we had a little trouble trying to locate the back gate (only gate allowed for RV entrance since the scan/xray all large vehicles. All signage at the Main Gate says to enter via Aviation Ave…however, there are NO signs to direct you to Aviation Ave and the GPS continues to want to take you to the Front Gate. The cost of the Laundry was astounding…$1.25! Just amazing how they gouge the RVers at Air Force bases when the Navy usually have laundry for FREE! The WiFi was WEAK! Depending on the location in the park, it was hit and miss -- mostly miss. While they do have WiFi hotspots/antennas throughout the park, they just don't work. Finally, the current Camp Host gives you a BUNCH of brochures for the local area. He also highlighted MANY areas on the base map…a little overkill especially if I can find the Charleston RV Park and back gate!
1 Nov 2010
J.K. left this review using the Directory software: After spending $20-25 at other locations with no cable or 50 amp, I was happy to pay $12 at this location. Staff was great.
A clean park to stay in very close to the interstate and easy to get to everything the Charleston and surrounding areas have to offer. It is located right behind the landing strip so be prepared for noise from the aircraft and also the rifle range is right there so gun shots were often heard. There are no sewer hookups on individual sites which I was told are coming soon along with 50 amp service. Right now they only offer 30 amp service. There is a sewer dump station available. The one big complaint that I had was the mens shower water was only turned on once in awhile so it's hard to take a shower and the times are not posted when the water will be on or off or even why it's not left on all the time for our use. I had to leave the park and travel elsewhere to obtain most of my showers during my stay. If your going to stay for only a night or two it's worth the stop but I would not recommend it for long restful stays.
April 6-13, 2008
A mixed bag of plus and minuses. Camp hosts were very helpful. I parked on grass site as opposed to one of the back concrete sites so I could get satellite reception. Plus the back sites are very short and I didn't want my 40ft motor home crammed in. As I am finding with most military FAMCAMPs, expansion and upgrading is seriously lacking. With four years of full time RVing and staying at over 20 military FAMCAMPs, I find a common thread of MWR and others who have no idea the cost benefit of creating nice and plentiful RV sites. Some places I go I have to stay at civilian campgrounds. Nothing beats the security and price of the FAMCAMPs. This FAMCAMP needs upgrading. As said before, great location to travel around Charleston, but the base needs to look at this as a money maker for MWR and commissary, exchange and service station. One more comment about the hosts. Two of the best I have met. Everything was as clean as possible.
13-18 Nov 2007
Overall a good CG. The location with regards to most local sights is within a 30 minute drive is good. The CG location on base is easy to find and easily accessable, also reasonably close to exchange / commissary etc. Facilities are "Rustic". No sewer anywhere, however you are allowed to run GRAY water back to the woods "30 feet away". Power is 30 AMP however a 20 AMP services is also available at most sites. The ITT/Outdoor rec office is right next to CG and although only open 9-5 the staff is very friendly and accomodating. WIFI was down for "maintenance" the entire time we were there, (something sounds fishy there), but cell phone and air card reception is usually 4 bars. The CG host is keeping the restroom and laundry areas "spotless". I have seen them check it at various times during the day, early am, and evening too. The 3 grade for amenities/facilities is mainly because the CG is stagnateing. They are not putting anything into upgrading, and the rumor that a new CG is comming is long dead. Last year the new proposed CG was on the local map, it has been removed and the plans have been placed on the back burner till "after the war". Overall a nice place to stay while you are exploring Charleston, and re-supplying for your next adventure. If you are here on Friday, be sure to grab lunch at the "Charleston Club" a great seafood buffet and if you are a "club member" the price is under $7.00.
July 9 to Aug 6 07
Was back to Charleston due to reg Dr. apt. and family. Went to the office on Wed Aug 1st. reported mold on the shower curtain in ladies shower (it was terrible) and the mold was still on the curtin when we left on the 6th. Yes you can smell Pine Sol but when mold grows on the shower curtain it's not clean. The mens area did not have a curtain at all. When we left went to the office sat down and talked to the manager telling her my wife was ready to e-mail ICE and her reply was "Go ahead it will mean 2 more hours of computer work for me"... under staffed???
July 9 to 19th
We are back--the washer and dryer do work. In the ladies restroom a paper cup has been in the shower area since Thursday. No one is using more then one AC and the fuses are popping like crazy. No we don't have a huge 50amp RV it's a 30amp. Our neighbor went to the host and they had no fuses because they are to expensive to buy and keep on hand. We have campers here pulling fuses from the camp sites that are empty by their selves and I'm just waiting for someone to get hurt. What is wrong with this place? No one has used the microwaves because it's hot and we can't go without AC here. If any one has any answers to this problem please post them.
24 March 2007
Arrived on a Saturday and found the famcamp office closed for the week-end. Note on door said to contact occupants of site #9 for help. Fortunately the young man was very helpful but was confused on what sites were available because campers were still in sites that were supposed to be vacated. He directed us to an open field behind the rec facility with at least a water hook-up. As a semi-dry camping site it was actually very nice and private. It was a good value because we left the next morning free of charge.
Although the Campground is old and I agree, does need renovation, we have stayed there many times and will return. Campground is in a perfect location for your visit to beautiful Charleston, 20 minutes from downtown Charleston, close to many restraunts, malls and RV service. ITT office (ORC) is located 100 yards from the campground and sells discount tickets to Charleston and many other local and out of state locations. Campground is located within walking distance to Golf Course which also has a dining area for breakfast and lunch. Picnic Area and Playground also located within walking distance. As other have stated, the facility does need an upgrading. The very helpful staff of the "ORC" reports that a project has finally been approved and funded for 2008 to add 25 more sites (pull thru sites), new electrical service (50 amp) and sewer hook-ups, along with a new convenience center. This will give them approx. 48 total RV sites will full hookups and totally new electric service. We have visited the New Navy facility and although it is brand new and does have some advantages, the out of the way location, 45 minutes from Charleston and not close to anything, and no shade in the campsites (if you ever have been to Charleston in the summer, shade trees are very important)makes CAFB more appealing for us. As for the other statement saying it's the "dumpiest" campground, many of us who visit here have to disagree, yes it needs upgrading, but it is still a nice campground.