Review Detail

Alabama 95227
December 3, 2009
(Updated: December 04, 2010)
Overall rating
 
2.5
Location
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
2.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
2.0
We stopped by for only a one night stay. Although it is the "slow" season, we didn't see many sites open for camping. Actually, it seemed that 90% of the sites are occupied by long-term residents. Although, hardly anyone was around. It appears they keep their RV there and only visit occasionally. While I understand the financial benefit to the campground for long-term residents, many other military campgrounds have found a good compromise. I'm not sure that compromise is here. MANY of the long-term residents have built docks on the lake at their site, but has marked them as "Private Use Only". What? A military campground allowing PRIVATE modifications and restricting use to them!?!? One long-term resident has even built a building connected to their trailer. "Homesteading" has gone overboard here! It no longer seems like a military RECREATION facility, rather a military HOUSING area. But it's not all bad - this is a good, quiet location on the lake. It appears there's plenty of activities for the family during the prime season. Doug, the office staff was friendly and helpful.
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May 02, 2010
Unfortunately Maxwell AFB runs their campgrounds this way. They hire managers and pretty much let them do as they please. Take a look at Mid-Bay Shores near Niceville, Florida. Many sites remain empty while managers tell you they are full. Not sure how to resolve this situation, I have reported the situation to Maxwell but not much changes.
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