Joint Base Lewis-McChord Travel Camp

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June 11-22, 2015

Lousy reservation system. We had reserved a 50 amp full hookup waterfront site 90 days before our stay and put a deposit down. When we arrived, we were given a 30 amp site adjacent to the busy main road that barely fit our 40' motorhome. The staff said whoever took our reservation probably just wanted to give us a site, any site, and wasn't paying attention to our request. Yeah, right! Other nearby campgrounds were booked because of the golf tournament in Chambers Bay. Our site was overgrown with knee high weeds and dry grass. Previous campers had left trash (xmas lights, confetti, plastic cups and lids, dead flowers, kitty litter, dog poop, cigarette butts) all over the site. We had to rake. It was disgustingly dirty. We took pictures and reported it to the lodging office because we didn't want to be charged for leaving a dirty site like their rules stated. The staff member we reported it to behaved as if a dirty site was normal. The campground does not trim trees away from the roadway either so our motorhome could not avoid hitting 3 branches on the way in and out. They do not enforce their own rules and turn a blind eye to unleashed dogs, or people leaving their sites dirty or multiple vehicles in their sites. The site next to us had two trucks, a boat and a motorcycle parked along with their 5th wheel. There are signs everywhere to not park in the grass but where do you park all those multiple vehicles if not on the grass? It could be an awesome campground if they just took care of it and enforced their own rules. Lanes are paved and narrow, sites are paved requiring minimal leveling. Wi-Fi is only strong in or near the common rooms. Elsewhere it's nonexistent. No cable and with the trees, satellite reception isn't good. The only good things about this park were the price and proximity to Seattle and Tacoma. They take reservations but you can never be sure you'll end up getting what you actually reserved. I asked if they ever confirm reservations with an email the way other military famcamps do and the staff member just shrugged and said they aren't required to. They don't seem to care or like their jobs much. Won't return.

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(Updated: April 22, 2007)
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2006-2007

This campground needs serious attention from MWR or higher. One of the bathhouses has been closed for over three months due to some minor damage to the roof. Notice the blue tarp on the roof of the bathhouse-it has been there for over 4 months and no repairs have been made, why is the roof not being fixed? The other bathroom was filthy and had not been cleaned in a long time. I have uploaded pictures of the horrendous conditions in the bathroom. The management needs a good wake-up call. The horrible conditions at this campground are due to a lack of attention to detail by the civilian employees who are failing to provide clean and usable facilities to the veterans and active duty that utilize the park, the conditions at this park are an insult to the brave men and women of the US Armed forces.

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