This campground was adequate for an over night stay. I put cleanliness/hospitality at 3/5 because the grass was very tall and we never saw a camp host or outdoor rec person. We dropped our payment in a mail slot in the office. Amenities 4/5 because they had a clean and working bath house and laundry room, but no shade or really any type of landscaping other than the tall grass. Just very basic. Value is a 2 because it was $35 a night which is the most we've paid outside of Washington DC, and that is for a gorgeous campground with fishing piers and walking access to a wonderful outdoor rec. There really was nothing special here to justify the cost.
Come on folks, it is 2017 ,not 1967. Yes, the price is more than most RV facilities on military installations. Get over it; have you stayed in billeting lately? 60 bucks a night when most of old-timers remember when it was 20. For 35 dollars you get a clean campgrounds with pull-throughs on a safe AFB with immaculate shower facilities and very cute power/water towers at each site. No, the place has no ambiance but it sure is clean and well thought out. Yes, it could use some trees.
I thought this was MWR funded. Since when is $35 a night with bare minimum hookups worth that. I can get a full hookup beach front site at Del Mar Beach CA on Camp Pendleton for $40 a night with a ocean view and sand. If you plant some trees and get wifi it may be worth the $35. Oh they have over-flow with 30 amp, water and no sewer for $30 on the street. LOL Come on Dyess MWR do some research and see what other Famcamps have to offer their guests.
Positives about this campsite - on a military base and near facilities; clean bathrooms and laundry room; level sites and good hook-ups.
Negatives about this campsite - no trees - in the summer, this place would be extremely hot; several long-term campers - some were neat and tidy, one or two were not; needs more signage for where the check-in office is located. The biggest negative comment about Dyess campground is the price - $35 per night. We traveled from NC to UT, and Dyess was the most expensive campground we stayed in - and it is really just a parking lot with hookups, nothing fancy.
I have to agree with the other reviewers on the lack of management for this location. We called twice on our way into Abilene to ask about availability, etc. The calls went straight to voice mail and we did not receive a call back. We arrived at 1500hrs and found the park completely full. A simple return call to let us know they were full would have been very much appreciated! As far as the campground - it looks like a nice place for a short stay. I agree that the pads are a bit short if you don't want to disconnect. However, the dedicated parking spot for your toad are a nice touch (how many times have you set up and then tried to figure out where to park it?).
First off, I am really disappointed in the $35 price tag on the site. Abilene is a great little town, but we just stayed at Nellis for half the cost and well, it's Vegas. There are the normal amenities such as cable, sewer and level concrete pads. The parking spaces are very short, just in case you stay one night and want to stay hooked up, your truck will stick out the front. Second major gripe is the laundry facility. It cost $1.75 to wash a load of clothes and $1.75 to dry that same load. It might not seem expensive, but when you have a family of four, it gets pretty pricey. It was also the most expensive laundry stay of all other famcamps we've experienced so far. Showers and one toilet are extremely clean, but set up in a large room of wasted space and zero places to put down a bar of soap. I came in at 10 PM. There were no information desks, self pay or any clues as to where to pay. I used this site to tell me how much to pay and a contact number to call in the morning. There was no camp host during my stay, and really didn't see a person come around. Overall the stay was pretty decent, but could have been better on the wallet. I could have stayed in temp lodging for $30 more! I will not be staying here again, and probably will not recommend it to any of my camp buddies unless they are planning on staying for a week or longer.
Brand new, 18-unit park, with all concrete (and level) pads - right inside the gate. Everything is paved and big rig friendly.. Pulled in at 4:00pm, looked for the camp office - there is none. Went to the bathroom bulletin board to look for instructions on where to go to sign/-in - there are none. Looked for the camp host - there is none. Called the Outdoor Recreation number provided by this site - nobody answered. Park has the potential to be nice, but for right now, it looks like they have a few bugs to work out. Grass looks like it's never been cut. No up-to-date instructions for newcomers. No camp/base info at all. No wifi. Strange daily/weekly/monthly pricing structure. $35 a night? Seriously? That's more expensive than Military parks in San Diego and Los Angeles. Cheaper to pay for a week than it is to pay for four days? Interesting. One cheaper to pay for a month than it is to stay for only 10 individual days? Understand park is new, and they have a few things to iron out - but they may want to chat with a few other military parks to position themselves a bit more realistically!
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