A bit disappointing to say the least! All available pull-thrus are filled by long term residents. You'd think that the "homesteaders" would be put in the back-ins since they aren't going anywhere any time soon! What a shame to those that don't want to drop a toad just to have full hookups when needed. When you've been on the road 4+ hours you'd just like to pull in and unwind. It was more work than it should have been to get to the dump station with a large rig, so, we dropped the toad and took a back in for the night to have full hook-up. We needed to dump! We were facing the lake and the view should have been beautiful except for the trash! Walking our small dog was unnerving when you have all these others with unleashed dogs because they are too lazy to walk their dogs. The girls next to us had a dog that would lunge at us every time we came to/from our rig! And the fecal smell is awful. Guess people don't think they need to pick up after their dogs! Women's bathhouse - DISGUSTING! Toothpaste and spit in the sink, one shower had 2 large clumps of hair and the other one a dirty diaper and kids skivvies on the floor. And they smelled telling me they had been there for more than a day! Wish I had taken pictures to share!! Stick to the interstates and bases not off the beaten path. We were so disappointed we did not stay longer than one night. Would have been nice to see the base, but, yuck!!!
I had scheduled 2 one night stays. First night was 6-9-15 and second night was to be 6-13-15. I knew that I was scheduled for overflow sites for both nights in advance. I had talked to the office folks three times about arriving on a Tuesday, when we arrived (1500) and no one was in the office to help. I finally found a maintenance person who told me the office was closed both Tuesday and Wednesday. I paid him the $15.00 and when to my overflow site. The overflow area is no better than a parking lot with electric and water. Looking at the other sites, I felt they were poor at best. The photos on the web site are way out of date. Looks like they were taken in 2007/2008 and do not show what the campground looks like today. I would never have booked the location if the photos were up to date. (Editors note - send me new photos and I'll post them). I found a KOA campground just down the road and booked them for the second date and canceled the date back here on the 13th. We were very disappointed and would not book stays here again.
I have stayed at many campgrounds across the United States. Some Military, mostly civilian. This is the worst place I have ever been to. When I first arrived I was told that I could stay in the overflow camp sites due to updating of half of the regular camp sites to 50 amp. I was happy to hear that since I am a Disabled Veteran and have difficulty walking long distances. Since they had no marked disabled spaces. I Was told that I could stay for up to 30 days. On the first weekend after a civilian company (non DOD affiliated) had their annual picnic there, I found that someone had removed their underwear in the mens restroom after relieving themselves in them. This stayed on the floor from Saturday until Monday at which time the underwear were picked up however the mess was left behind until Thursday. The cleanliness of the restrooms were similar to this the entire time I was there. The park was constantly littered with trash. Civilians were coming and going at all hours of the day and night without having any ID checks. So much for the locked gate which by the way was not always locked nor closed at night. There is a camp host available when he is there. The campground is located 8 miles from Goodfellow AFB. Only 1 mile from the airport. Not a bad area if your used to military aviation and low flying aircraft landing or taking off does not bother you. The docks are adequate. The ski boats and bass boat are fairly new but bring your credit card or get a loan cause they are not cheap. While the nightly stay is very inexpensive at $15.00 a night for 30 amp full hookup and overflow with just 20 or 30 amp electric is only $10.00 a night, staying for the full 30 days is cheaper nearly anywhere else in town such as the KOA located less than a mile away is $395.00 a month and includes full hookups with 50 amp and cable where as Goodfellow campground is $450.00 without cable and currently 30 amp electric. However staying for that length of time at Goodfellow Campground is frowned upon by the management. The campground and park were in very poor condition. There is a lot too see and do in the San Angelo Texas area and the people are wonderful. Just not the ones located next to the Campground. I was told by the junior staff members and the maintenance crew that if anyone goes too close to the fence the neighbors would call the police. Also don't bring a pop up trailer that is not self contained to San Angelo and expect to pay by the month to stay at a campground as they are outlawed for that length of stay due to not being self contained. The campground staff is largely made up of young people that are fairly inexperienced with the needs of campers. As for the manager, well lets just say its a name only position. The Recreation Program Director will schedule events at the park, try not to be there during these times as you may be asked to leave, weather you have paid or not. If you decide to contact someone at night or when the park/campground is closed due to civilians being there after hours having loud parties until 3 am, don't bother. Security Forces will not come out and the local police will not come out, so your on your own. Also if you do happen to see something take place after hours it would be best to forget you ever saw it as you may be asked to leave for complaining about the noise or people doing donuts in the boat dock area or civilians being there at all hours of the day and night. Overall I feel sorry for the Men and Women in Uniform stationed at Goodfellow AFB. They are the ones that really suffer when their recreation facilities are in this poor a condition. I will not ever stay there again not even if they paid me.
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