My impression of this place is pretty much the same as the November 2013 review by Don Geidel. This base saw its heyday during WW II and it’s been going downhill since then. In April 1971, the California Army National Guard took over. This is got to be the worst looking base I have seen and the campground isn’t much better. We were traveling between Los Angeles and Monterey and this was a convenient place to stop for one night. The only positive thing I can mention is the $10 for a full-hookup site. The ironic thing is that the campground is full – I got the last available site. But the reason for that is the homesteaders. They have pretty much taken over and I understand that there is a waiting list.
This place is a health hazard! You drive through block after block of old buildings and barracks that are falling down and overgrown, not to mention the warning signs everywhere to keep out because of the danger from the condition, plus asbestos, lead based paint, hanta-virus and snakes! Hanta-virsu is air-born and caused by rodents. Our campsite was over run with squirrels the size of house cats. Next to the campground is a very old burned out double-wide with junk and debris scattered all over. The entire base is junk and debris ridden. There is no internet at the "Internet Cafe" and the dining room was closed during the dinner hour. We wanted to spend a couple of days in the area but couldn't stay there any longer than one night. What a shame and disgrace to the military. It is such a beautiful area to be treated as a junk pile!
Only 5 sites have full hook ups. The remaining sites do not have water or sewer or both. The hook up area is overgrown with weeds about 1 foot high. Maintenance of hook ups seem to be a very low priority. We had planned to stay 14 nights with full hooks, however, we could only find a site with water and electric. We changed our plans and only stayed one night.
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