This is a gorgeous military RV Park! The flowers at the park are amazing and the elevated view directly on the water is spectacular. There is also plenty of history on the island, numerous state parks to visit ,and very comfortable temperatures so one can enjoy nature and the entire island during the summer months. Having said that, the jets are "loud" and they fly a lot; especially during the week and in the early evening until around 1030pm. I didn't hear any jets fly during normal nightime sleeping hours. If you are prepared and aware of the "sound of freedom" , you will definitely enjoy your stay here. If jet noise bothers you, an alternative RV park I'd recommend when you visit Whidbey Island is Swinomish Casino, which has an RV park on the water too and is definitely more quiet, but could be just as convenient to see the sites.
We had heard so much about Cliffside RV Park and had always meant to come here. We finally made it and this is a great RV Park. VERY well maintained, with manicured landscaping and plenty of flowers. There's lots to do here and the views are fantastic. The weather was perfect for our short visit. We watched Grey Whales off the shore from our RV. The office staff and hosts are very friendly and work hard to provide campers a good experience. Laundry was $1.50 load and $.50 to start drying. Unfortunately, the RV Park is located on an active Air Station under the flight path. It got VERY NOISY at times, which distracts from the relaxing and serene atmosphere of the RV Park. Don't get me wrong, I love the "sound of freedom", but it was impossible to hear others talk at times. The Air Station has a large Commissary, Exchange, Gas and Diesel. It's a very active installation.
If you love the sound of jets this is the place to go. Grounds are clean and pristine. Views are worth a billion. Weather can go from beautiful sunny to foggy and wet. The constant jet noise is why I do not give a full 5 across the line. The jets can go until 1 am and the touch and go can last 2-3 hrs. No plans on returning, which is sad as we love the area and friendliness of the people.
S.P. left this review using the Directory sftware: - We recently spent about a week at the "new" Cliffside RV Park on NAS Whidbey Island. The park has been completely redone since the old days of gravel and grass parking. There are 59 new sites with W/E/S hookups (no cable or Internet though). The view is great and the sites are well put together. All are back-ins though a few are really pull-ins for Class A's so you get the view from the front. All sites are pre-assigned when you get there but the staff and Hosts will work with you to move to a better view site if one becomes available. There is a grill and picnic table at each site. There is not much to complain about other than poor cell, and TV coverage (no cable). Over the air antennas get mostly Canadian stations. Good satellite sites. Internet access via our Verizon Jet Pack was spotty. You will need to get used to jet noise since it is an operational base. There is a lot of pattern work and depending on the duty runway you will have a lot of flyovers. The P-3s are not too bad but the EF/A-18s and EA-6s will get to you on occasion. One caution for those that travel with small pets, be aware of the Bald Eagles that live in the area. The base has a good Commissary and Exchange located on the old Sea Plane Base near downtown Oak Harbor. There is diesel and propane on the main base. Site costs are $20-$25 per night depending on season. Yes, they charge more when the rain stops. Overall we enjoyed our stay and plan to return whenever we are in the area.
Cliffside campground ....When will they start????????????????? You can forget the projected completion of the planned NEW Cliffside campground for early 2012, as has been circulated by the staff at MWR. I,m sure they are only repeating what they have been told to say, but anyone who has seen the total absence of any construction can see that only a repeat of the pace that the SEA B,s set building air fields on jungle islands in the Pacific during WWII, would enable the new campground to be camper-ready by 2012. In June of this year, I stopped by the former Cliffside, and saw 2 ,what appeared to be surveyors, there was a transient near them. A month later, about July 15, I viewed the same site, only change, 4 tall survey stakes! Looks to me like another case of FIDDELERS COVE, imho clcampers
Park nearby. Showers close. Laundry not so close - have to go on base to the laundrette. This is not so much fun with kids. However, a large park is across the street from the laundrette. Beautiful beach and trails. Very windy though. Freindly people. The showers are old, need updating, but clean and "warm" feeling. This camp is not a quick over-nighter as Whidby itself is a drive off the beaten path. But, it would be excellent for a vacation camp as there is lots to see in the area. Try whale watching and crabbing!
Beautiful area. Small park and it seemed like there were a lot of "permanent" people there, so not many sites available for short term people. Sites are well placed and not too close together. Definitely make reservattons before you go there. There is an overflow area nearby.
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