This campground is a gem! Quiet sites on and by American Lake, our site was on the upper row with a nice view and level gravel site. We were unable to extend our stay but would have liked to. Ray's Place on post had great coffee and a breakfast so large my wife and I shared it.
Very quiet park with decent space to park your rig. Got reservations for two campers with just a days notice, we scheduled for 5 days but extended it to seven. We had sites that backed up to the water and they had 30 amp service which worked well enough for our fifth wheel and for the travel trailer with us. The view of the lake was beautiful as was the view of the four eagles flying by constantly and diving in for fish occasionally. There are a number of semi-permanent residents but they were all friendly and courtesy. The rate is $20 per night which I considered good for a full hook-up and the base security seems to do an excellent job. A large number of satellite receivers are available for Dish and Direct TV users so the lack of cable is not a major issue for most. Our cell/wifi card worked well also, Sprint & Verizon. Getting to the combined base of McCord/Lewis is not a problem and they have all the things you would expect from a large base. There are a couple of casinos nearby as well as the town of Lakewood and large city of Tacoma and Seattle. Overall this is a really nice CG and the camp host takes great pride in its' upkeep. Bathrooms, although not large, were very well cleaned and in good shape maintenance wise. I would definitely stay here again if in the area and would recommend it to anyone.
We arrived at the campground after 2000. It was dark and it was hard to see, but when we got to the office our name was posted as promised when we called to reserve a spot. When we finally got our TT parked and situated, the camp host checked on us to make sure that things were OK. That was really wonderful that he would check on us before he retired for the night. When we woke up the next day, we took some time to skip rocks in the lake, soak in some nature and just really enjoy our trip. The place appeared to be very secluded, away from civilization, very serene, but it's actually minutes from Tacoma and even less to JBLM. Can't beat $14 for full hook-ups and even a Dish TV option if you have a receiver.