September 30. 2015
A bad experience. Make no mistake this is a nice campground albeit expensive at $30 a night. However, I just had a disturbing experience that has left me with a very bad taste in my mouth. When we left home for Cheatham the forecast was for wet weather but not too bad and Hurricane Joaquin was going to stay well out to sea. The night we arrived things changed dramatically. Rainfall was now predicted to be 6 to 9 inches with severe flooding and Hurricane Joaquin was now predicted to pass directly over Tidewater and head up the Chesapeake Bay to DC as a Cat 1 or 2 storm. So we left early to prepare our home for heavy weather. I knew Cheatham (CAX) would not do a refund for early departure but I fully expected they would at least credit us with 4 days at some future date due to the circumstances under which we had to leave early. NOT SO! If you leave early you are stuck for the entire tab no matter what the reason! Keep in mind this is the off season and campers are sparse. I left a voice mail for the office supervisor to confirm this unwelcome news. Needless to say there was no return call. My advice: if there is the slightest chance that you may experience an emergency during your stay whether it is a death in the family, illness, earthquake, tornado or Hurricane you will receive no consideration from MWR management. I recommend staying at a commercial campground. So thanks CAX please spend my $120 wisely.
March 05, 2016