Based on the previous reviews we decided to stop here overnight on our way north. The park was relatively easy to find and although it is a fair drive off the Interstate that was not an issue. However, once we were in the park the signage was inadequate to help us find the office to sign in. We finally found it and the sign in process was relatively easy. Our biggest problem was that the power level was very inadequate. The park has 50 Amp service, but although the park was less than 50% occupied, power was marginal at best. It was VERY hot the night we were there and we were only able to run our small a/c. In addition, the sites are not well marked and the map they gave us was very inadequate. Luckily another resident was able to direct us to our site. Although we travel this way every year, we won't be staying here again.
Office personnel were very friendly and helpful. The gentleman by the name of Miles responds quickly to problems but getting the problem solved properly may be a different story. One camper found the dump at his site to be full or plugged up and drained his black tank onto the ground. Miles came out, looked at the mess and stated he was going to have someone pour something on the waste left on the ground....didn't happen. Another camper decided he/she no longer wanted their dump hose and dragged it (with waste inside) to the dumpster, placing it on the ground in front of the dumpster. When the trash people arrived to empty the dumpster, that's exactly what they did, emptied the dumpster and left the dump hose laying on the ground in front of the dumpster. This campground could really use some maintenance.
Typical Army Post campground. Poorly maintained, unlevel sites, dump station hard to get to and water not working. Lot of sites occupied by squatters. Entertained by loud blasting pop music most of the evening. It is located down the road from gate 5, sticker only, the civilian guards want you to go around to the main gate to get a temp pass. Best to stick with AF and Navy campgrounds, the Army thinks all campers are still in boot camp.
R.R. left this review using the Directory software: We noticed a lack of recent reviews, so we took a day trip to this CG to collect new intel. Although it sits close to I-20 & I-26 & I-77, overnight travelers would do well to avoid it. The two staffers on duty were very friendly and one of them has worked there for quite some time. The staff says you still can't reserve a site and the CG remains full pretty much year-round, in part due to military parents whose kids who go through boot camp here. Yes, you can call ahead for expected departure dates but be warned: the staff only treats them as estimates, it's not set in stone. We saw no signs of a CG host. One lot had just opened up when we got there and a big bus ventured in to claim it, but we watched them turn around and leave. Even before we could take pictures of that lot, we literally had to step aside so another rig could claim it. This CG advertises 18 lots, but we watched a 19th guest back up his toy hauler RV beside a cabin. We suspect wandering visitors pose a problem here, as the CG sits right next to a community house that hosts weddings & parties. Its parking lot was crammed when we arrived and there was much merriment going on. This CG isn't "inside" Ft. Jackson, so there's unrestricted public access until 20:30L at which time they padlock a swing gate with a combination that changes twice each month. They'll give you the combo when you check in. Lots 1-6 now enjoy 50amp service, but I'd avoid lot #1 just so I don't have to put up with any gawkers at the community center. We honestly don't know if there's a stay limit (?!?) but the CG itself and the cabins look so run down that it may have disguised a homesteader or two. The spigot at lot #18 and the grill at lot #13 obviously got run over at some point. We suspect even the lot boundaries might not be enforced -- one guy spooled out enough coax to place his satdish in the front yard of a cabin.
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