If you depend on WiFi or cell service look elsewhere; we could not get WiFi in the campground and very little to no cell service. We depend on a hotspot to ensure our dog is safe. We had to leave after one night. Other than the nonexistent cell service, the campground is one of the best military campgrounds we have seen. All the pads are concrete and electrical posts are modern. Bathhouse was fairly new and clean. NEX minimart did not offer much for the campers.
Rates have been raised to $30/night. The wifi worked only very occasionally and routinely dropped off-line. Very frustrating. Had to buy an $35 upgrade data package for our Verizon JetPack in order to check emails and use the internet.
Bath rooms and showers dirty. Trash not emptied. Never cleaned the two weeks we were there. The old RV area is tent camping only now. Laundry room also dirty. Never cleaned. Trash can was full and stayed full. Recommend NOT getting a space in the row facing the bath house. Unless you want to hear the kids banging on the electronic noise maker play station. This located by the bathrooms. If you take space #43 or some of those across from the bath house, you will hear this noise. Also noise from get togethers in, and outside of, the community room located by the bath rooms. No designated handicap spaces. Handicap spaces should be close to the bath house. Location is great. Close to Williamsburg and other things to see/do in the Tide Water area. We ate at the Coast Guard Galley (at USCG base Yorktown) a few times. Meal price has gone up! from three bucks year or so ago to $7.70 per person now.
What a disappointment! We tried to stay here based on the location, right on the water. It is just up the coast from Yorktown Beach, which is beautiful. We have two boys, 5 and 3, and stayed during July. The base felt deserted. They advertise three ponds and waterfront location, yet the only place to swim is at the base pool, which was the only crowded place on post. What a shame that such a beautiful location has 3 unswimmable ponds (I guess you can fish them) and no access to the waterfront! If you have been to Virginia in July, you know that you need a place to cool off. We would not go here again.
Having stayed at this campground before and noting the same problems, our most recent visit found little had changed. The dumpster stunk to high heaven and the flies were horrible. The bath house was at least clean but very smelly. The bathhouse is advertised in their brochure as having a TV lounge but there has been no TV there for years. There were 3 pieces of fire wood when we arrived and no more was delivered during our stay. This campground seems to be the poor orphan child of the Greater Tidewater MWR campgrounds. Too bad, it has so much potential with its beautiful location.
Now our 8th year here. Still a great location but seems MWR has forgotten that this campground is here. Full up during the holiday weekend but no service. The dumpster was not emptied for the entire time we were there - got pretty ripe! Also bath house not touched from Friday until Monday. No toilet paper, and floors very dirty. MWR staff are very nice but need more help to service the campground better.
Had made reservations 6 months out for a specific site for 1 week. During this time, plans changed and I requested an additional week on the front side of my original reservation. Was given it, but it was for another site, which was ok. 3 hrs. into the start of our trip, I got a voice msg. stating that there had been a canx and I would be placed on the 1st week site for the entire time. Since I did not have the number to the base, I could not call them. Upon arrival the next day there were no additional sites to be had as they had already assigned my 2nd week site to someone else. This whole thing would not have been a problem IF the assigned site had not been a MUD HOLE!!! Another thing that made things less tolerable was the fact that the bathhouse was only cleaned TWICE the entire time we were there. We had a great time last year, but I guess that we will write this one off as DO NOT COME BACK
Great location and closeness to golf course is a plus. But facilities are lacking. No wifi although cable is there. The shower/laundry area was remosedeld 2 years ago and there is now an open area with only 2 couches, no tables and the TV has not been replaced. The bathrooms are usually dirty as no one comes and cleans over the weekend. There is no camp host. The manager is located on the other side of the base and although a nice guy, is not a good manager. On our last day, maintenace came to mow around the camp sites kicking up dirt into our RV as there is very little grass. Took 3 phone calls to get him to stop. Small exchange ran out of milk days before the holiday weekend with no plans to restock.
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