Not designed for large RV's needing 50Amp power. Make sure you have a plan B before coming here. Of the 50 sites available only 8 have 50A. On our arrival half of these we taken by people in small RV's. Of the remaining 50A sites only one was long enough and not blocked by low hanging limbs, but it had no water. We used water from an unoccupied adjacent site. With a Golden Age discount the price is great ($13). Remote, very quiet and friendly office staff. There appears to be no on-site supervision. The MWR office is about a mile away.
L.S. left this review using the Directory software: - We called ahead to see if they had a spot and we were told to go to the campground, pick out a site and then report to MWR office (about a mile down the road). It would've been helpful to have a map of the campground. There are pull-thru sites, but some were used as 2 back-in sites. Hook-ups were all over the place. Our first electrical didn't work and had to use the hook-up next to ours. But that site didn't have water, so we weren't worried about using it. We reported to MWR that site 24 didn't have electric and she said she would report it. Also during our stay several of the sewer connections were overflowing. Camp host said it had been reported. There no longer is wi-fi. We got 2 digital TV channels sporadically. All in all a good place to stay if you like civil war history and the price can't be beat.
I have to agree with other postings. The utilities are misplaced and not effectively utilized. I wanted to go into a site but there was no electricity. The unit in back used my while the ones on each site were using electric from adjacent sites. Black lines were criss-crossing all over. Checked with the host, Chuck, he didn’t want bothered and told me to find another site. The check in people are very nice and very helpful but they gave me the opinion they were trying but the settlers that occupied the campground were in charge. Some had been here for over two years and didn’t appear to be leaving soon. This could be a nice camp if they had a host that did his/her job and they would put a limit on the number of days a person could stay.
This campground could be really great. There are too many spaces so they are very close together. As stated before, hookups are a little strange. I was in space 20 and I had the choice of a sewer hookup by my neighbors front door or one behind me about 40 feet away. The electric and water were on the wrong side, but then I discovered a small electric hookup behind me, but that was only 30 amp. Only some sites had picnic tables. The place was more like a hunter's campground while I was here. I gave a 3 rating for cleanliness/hospitality because, although the office staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the camp host was two spaces from me and never came over to see if I needed anything or have any questions. RV center was very clean and all washer/dryers appeared to be in good condition. BX was closed both days so can't comment on that. Verizon cell and wireless broadband worked very well as did Dish Network. The base is large and reminds me of a state/national park more than a military base. Saw very few military personnel when I rode to BX. Looked like a lot of empty barracks. I think this is a good overnite stop, but not a destination.
H.L. left this review using the Directory software: Campsites are generally small and poorly laid out. Some sewer connections are distant or not available. For Garmin users insert the intersection of 301 and A P Hill and select 301 (SW) & A P Hill Dr to locate the main gate on 301.
We came through Ft. AP Hill on our way to New York and stopped again on our way back. Winter is a bad time to visit Champs as the people who check in and out don't seem to have it together. We got in at 5pm and they were closed! No key to the Community Bldg was issued to us, however someone left the door unlocked and we got in to use the showers, and wi-fi. Our little Casita trailer fit fine in the site we chose, however the electric was not working. Many of the smaller sites were not working at the time. The showers in the Community Bldg. were very new looking and very nice! Soap dispensers were full and there was enough room to manuever around esp. in the handicapped shower. We enjoyed the wi-fi connection although it was a tad slow, and the tv since we do not have one in our trailer. It looked like there were 10 full-time parked rigs in the campground. Only saw one person both times we camped. It's a good place to overnight, but lacks quite a bit for a longer stay.
We use this facility as a convenient overnight stop on our trips to the northeast. The small community building that containes a laundromat and bathrooms is clean and well kept. They do have WiFi and full hookups, however the sites are for the most part very short and the hookups are not positioned in very logical places. In some cases on the wrong side of the site or at a long distance away from the site. Saw many rigs with doubled sewer hoses to reach the sewer connection. They have a very nice location for the campground with easy paved access, but it is a bit pricey at $21 for the poor hookup placements and extremely short sites that seem to have been designed for rigs no larger than 17 feet. Lots of lightly travelled streets on base to walk, jog or bike. This is one place definitely in need of modernization to make it a very nice place.
Nice, quiet and had full hookups. However, some are 30 amp. There were only 3 sites that could take 36 + RV's and still be on the paved site. You could use other sites but would be partially on grass. About 50 sites and campground had only 15 RV;s at this time. Checkin is at Recreation office about 2 miles from campground. Very nice laundry and shower house at the sites. We liked this campground as we were only staying a day as we passed through the area. This is not a good place if you want services such as PX, Commisary etc. Excellent if you want quiet time.
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