Twilight Dunes

 
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Twilight Dunes

Location

Installation
Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air/Ground Combat Center, CA
GPS Coordinates
34.20568, -116.0505
Location Information
Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA
RV Gate Coordinates
34.2093, -116.05381

Directions

Directions
Enter 29 palms (the town) on Hwy 62. Turn north on Adobe Road (well marked as the road to the marine base). Continue north on Adobe Rd for about 5 miles to main gate. After passing thru the main gate, turn right at first traffic light, head south until you see the Home Store on the right. Park in that lot and walk across the street to the Housing office. DO NOT attempt to park at Bldg 690. After checking-in, continue south on Del Valle Dr for .2 miles where Del Valle makes a gradual turn (NCIS is on your right). At this point, Del Valle becomes Condor Rd. You will see the housing area on your right immediately ahead of you. Follow Condor for .4 miles (passing Rainbow Canyon and Sandhill Roads along the way). Turn right on Argos Road (at this point you are almost to the old Condor gate). Follow Argos for .2 miles passing Morgan and Maumee streets along the way. Turn right on Caron Street. You will now see the FamCamp dead ahead just .2 miles away. Note: As of 2007, the Adobe Rd extension to Del Valle Dr and Caron St are not on many maps as they are new roads. The roads are shown, however, on some satellite imagery.

Map

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Map of Twilight Dunes

Contact Information

Phone Number
(760) 830-6583
Mailing Address
MCCS Bldg. 690, MCAGCC Box 788150, Twentynine Palms, CA 92278-8150
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD/NAF Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Accepted up to a year in advance.
Internet Access
The Combat Center Library offers FREE internet access at building 1528 (830-6875). , FREE internet access is available at the Village Center, building 1551 (830-7479). , FREE internet access is also available at the Career Resource Center, building 1438 (830-7225). , The Cybercade at building 1519T (near the West Gym/Fitness Center) offers internet access for a fee (830-4690).
Mail Forwarding
USPS/FedEx/UPS: (Your name), c/o 7941 Sunshine Peak Road, Space # _____, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
Propane is available at the Service Station, located across the street from The Temporary Lodging Facility.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Electric
  • Playground
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Site
83
W/15,30,50A/S/Tele
$25
N/A
$375

Other Information

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Weather Information

Twilight Dunes came into existence in May, of 1999. MCAGCC Housing transferred half of the Mobile Home Living to MCCS for recreational use.

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User reviews

24 reviews

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3.3  (24)
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2.2  (24)
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2.8  (24)
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2.6  (24)
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January 2017
Overall rating 
 
1.9
Location 
 
2.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
As a most current review, it seems nothing has changed here. I could handle not having amenities, but the indifference of the staff at the lodging office and not having campground experience (they run a lodging office) made this stay a very negative experience. The first night it took 3 tries to get a usable sight, then the next evening I get a call and am told I had to move because the site I was at had "bad" electrical. Again, it takes 3 tries to find a usable site - very frustrating in that they don't know what they're doing. I don't recommend this place - pay the extra for a Good Sam/KOA campground.
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Mar 8 - May 6, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
We have hesitated and delayed writing another review of the Twilight Dunes RV Park after ending our two month stay.  The main reason for the hesitation is the RV Park has a new manager and we wanted to give her a chance to be successful.  The new manager is also the manager of the Sleepy Tortoise lodging which oversees the RV Park.  Anyway, a few days before we left the Park I had an interesting discussion with her while she was conducting her first inspection of the RV Park.  I shared by insights about the RV life style, as well as, the good and bad things about the Park.  She displayed a lot of enthusiasm with her new responsibilities and I wished her success.  Shortly after her inspection she sent a memorandum to every site restating a list of specific RV Park policies and regulations.  In her memo she stated that many of the occupants in the RV Park were in violation of the policies and regulations.  The memo also stated that the violators had seven days to correct the violation.  We left the Park before the seven day deadline so we don’t know how that mandate worked out.  We will be returning to the Park in September and hopefully we will notice some improvements.  The Park is a mess and needs a lot of TLC to get it looking like a decent RV Park again.  We still believe that it is shameful that the occupants have to resort to using wooden pallets as patio’s in order to enjoy their outdoor activities.  Using the pallets to keep out of the mud is very reminiscent of Vietnam War era combat outposts.  I give credit to the occupants for taking the initiative by using the pallets, however, I discredit the management at all levels for not providing concrete patio slabs.  Yes, I know it will cost big bucks to construct concrete slabs but I am also pretty sure that the NAF’s can be found somewhere to improve the Park.  Maybe the MWR folks should start “thinking outside of the box” to solve the problem and not so much about merit pay increases (Excuse me, just venting).  In my previous review I mentioned a concern about the amount of automobile traffic and how it was kind of “spooky” to walk in the Park at night because you really can’t judge the speed of oncoming headlights.  Well thankfully, I wasn’t walking my dog on the night of April 9th.  One of the good perks when staying at Twilight Dunes is you can get a key to a mailbox and receive mail at the Park.  On April 9th, someone attending an outdoor cookout at one of the RV sites had one-to-many hotdogs and decided to take a shortcut through the mailboxes as he left the outing.  There were five mailbox pedestals in the Park - now there are two healthy pedestals and one not-so healthy pedestal.  I will attempt to upload the pictures of the mailboxes.  As you will see, three of the pedestals were completely destroyed and have been hauled away.  By the looks of the tire tracks it looks as though the pedestals didn’t stop a vehicle determined to continue its journey well beyond the boxes.  Can you imagine that instead of mailboxes,  it could have been a human being? 
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March 20-27, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
Pretty much agree with most of what "harrylouise" said, although this was our first visit here. We came primarily because of its proximity to Joshua Tree NP, where we spent most of our days hiking. We were generally disappointed with the campground. The high points were the reasonable weekly rate, the size of the sites (very spacious), the sheds where we could store our bikes, ladder, etc., and the covered carports. The negatives were the sand under and all around the RV (luckily it didn't rain or get terribly windy during our stay), all the long-term residents (seemed to be very few retirees like us), the unkempt condition of the sites used by some of the long-term residents, and the blatant disregard for picking up dog poop -- not only on other peoples' sites, but also in the dog parks in the RV park and residential areas. It was disgusting and unhealthy so we didn't take our two dogs to these areas. I seriously doubt we'll stay here again. We've been to at least three dozen other military CGs around the country and this was one of our least pleasant experiences.
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Mar 8, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
We have been coming here for several years and usually stay a few months to be near family, as well as, enjoying the area.  Twentynine Palms is definitely a high desert climate.  When you come to a climate area such as this, you need to be prepared for the arid climate, low and extremely high temperatures, high velocity winds, blowing sand and dust.  We have been able to tolerate those conditions by using portable room air purifiers, a small room humidifier, and absolutely two air conditioners.  And never, never go off somewhere and leave your awning out unless you want it destroyed.  During a stay a few years ago, we were sitting out on a beautiful calm day when a rogue gust of wind destroyed our awning and support arms in a fraction of a second – an expensive lesson was learned.  We have only been here for four days so far on this two month stay and we wanted to write this review before we became too complacent and overlook things that bring discredit to the RV Park and the Marine Corps.  Yes, it is true that the RV Park has a lot of homesteaders; active duty and base employee’s that have been here for years.  We have no problem with that as long as it does not prevent short stay visitors from getting a site.  You can read about the physical characteristics of the park in other reviews – some sound pretty dismal.  What is sad to see is the curbside appearance of the homesteader’s sites.  In order to improvise for the lack of patio slabs many have installed wooden pallets to serve as a patio for their outdoor living activities.  The alternative is dirt/sand which presents many other challenges.  Next negative: it is difficult to believe the amount of traffic that uses the RV Park as a thoroughfare to and from the adjacent housing area.  Not only is there a considerable amount of traffic during the day, as well as night, but many are traveling faster that the posted 15 speed limit.  Fast moving cars are kind of scary to encounter when walking your dog, especially at night.  And finally, let’s talk about pets.  The RV Park has clearly written rules and regulations regarding pets, however, those rules seem to be ignored by RV Park and adjacent housing residents.  It is sickening to see the amount of pet feces in the pet walk areas and the dirt areas surrounding the park.  There is one homesteader who completely ignores the on-a-leash regulation.  Another topic:  We are from the east coast and do not have base decals on our vehicles.  Previously, you were required to obtain a permanent decal or temporary base pass for the duration of your stay.  We must give a big kudo to someone who made the decision to change that policy.  Retiree’s no longer are required to have the decal or pass.  It is our understanding that only active duty are required to have base decals.  Oh, by the way, the monthly rate at the RV Park is going up to $375 per month on April 1st.
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February 2016
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
1.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
Twilight Dunes is not an RV Park, it is a mobile home park converted for long-term RV stays. Large, well-spaced sites include a storage shed, a concrete driveway, and a shaded parking space, but you park your RV on sand (yes, you'll get plenty inside). There are no hosts or any other personnel in/around the "RV Park" (they're in the hotel where you check in and out--required, as if you were staying at a hotel). There are no in-park amenities such as restrooms, showers, laundry, lounge area, snacks/ice, swimming pool, etc.--they are spread across a Marine base or in the hotel. You put your garbage and recycle in cans and put them at the curb once a week, just like you did at home (our recycle bin, which was in the shed, was already full). Internet and TV are by monthly subscription. No campfires (you're not even allowed to possess wood). Compared to other military RV facilities, it is extremely overpriced at $25/night, which is evidenced by the discounted long-term rate of about $13/night. 
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Sep 18-19 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
V.O. left this review using the Directory software: - Overall I enjoyed the FamCamp - notwithstanding the hot desert. The base facilities were wonderful. The park itself was excellent and very comfortable.
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May 2013
(Updated: June 09, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
1.3
Location 
 
2.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
1.0
Since 2005 I have stayed at 30 Air Force, 9 Army, and 9 Navy/Marine Corp FamCamps; many more than once. I rate Quantico the worst and Twilight Dunes in Twentynine Palms, CA second worst of all I have stayed at. This FamCamp has no Rec Center/club house, laundry, bath house/showers, Wi-Fi, picnic tables, or fire rings yet they recently raised their monthly rate $50 to $350 for 30 days. You park on sand that has become quite rutted from blowing sand and I have never seen them level the sites after someone leaves in the 14 different extended periods of times I have stayed at this FamCamp since early 2007 because of family stationed there. I understand active duty now can stay at the FamCamp as long as they have orders assigning them to MCAGCC. They have turned the FamCamp into an extended housing area and I recently had a reservation cancelled because they were full yet one retiree or civil service worker has been in the same site since March 2007. I have seen RV’s remain empty in the FamCamp with no electric, water, or sewer hooked up to the RV for periods in excess of 30 days. I have known wives who stayed at the FamCamp while their spouse was deployed. They have a fairly new Base Exchange and you can get gas and diesel on base but it is not always the cheapest in the area as I found out using the Gas Buddy iPhone app. The commissary has changed what they carry and one has to shop locally for quite a few items they no longer carry. Most branches of the service have stopped issuing basepost stickers. This installation requires them but unless you are stationed there you have to get a vehicle pass as they will not issue stickers to retiree’s and the office that issues the passes is no longer open on weekends. Additionally, they still do 100% ID Card checks at the gates. Attending grandchildren activities on base I have found most soccer fields, tennis courts, etc., are laid out east to west whereby one side always has the hot afternoon sun in their eyes. The Twilight Dunes web page on here says reservations may be made a year in advance which is no longer true; six months at best if you reach a friendly clerk at the Sleepy Tortoise Lodge that also is in charge of the FamCamp. They very seldom visit the FamCamp and call you the afternoon of your scheduled departure to see if you have left. I believe the manager of the FamCamp does a monthly walk through. You used to be able to get an extended stay of up to six months but they have changed that to 30 day stays that are extendable if no one is waiting to get in. Not a well-run operation to say the least.
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Feb 5, 2013
(Updated: February 20, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
1.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
We rolled without reservations 4 pm on Feb 5th and were informed that the facility was full. When we asked about the Overflow for $10, the lady at the counter stated there was no such thing, but we could have a regular site which was unfilled but was without electricity and needed repair. Our willingness to pay $10, was instead met for a demand for $25. We refused the kind offer and instead returned to our rig parked next to the Home Store. We remained there overnight without bother. Free is a very good price.
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Dec 5, 2012
(Updated: December 25, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
1.6
Location 
 
2.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
1.0
I've stayed at my fair share of military RV sights and this is by far the worst of them. If you plan on staying here for any period of time there are no picnic tables, no shade, no BBQ pit, no fires allowed not even the portable fire pits, and nothing can be left outside. All amenities are a drive to get to them commissary, base exchange, and laundry. They have no showers unless you go to the base gym. In my dealings with the staff as well the individual who is over the RV park has no clue what she is doing. I will never stay there again. Not worth it at all.
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January 3,2012
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Location 
 
2.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
Other reviewers are right-on, albeit they missed the road noise from the main road into base. It does appear that efforts are being made to make-up for apparent past poor customer relations: the hostess who greeted us was most helpful and friendly as were two staff members who guided us to our site (no numbers - they are being replaced). The paucity of basic things such as rest rooms, showers, etc., makes this a bare-bones place to stay. As others noted, I'd be worried about being here if it rains as sites have no gravel - just sand and dirt. No WiFi. There is a good PX, Commissary, and services station with diesel, albeit $0.20 more expensive than in Indio. It is convenient to Joshua Tree National Park and fills the need for a place to stay over night, especially if you are willing to do full hookups to compensate for lack of facilities. Oh: most sites are taken by long-term visitors.
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November 2011
(Updated: November 11, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
1.9
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
1.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
I echo the previous comments, especially concerning the service and attitude of the employees at the check-in building. Because the help had no idea which spots were available, we found our own and called back with the number, only to discover late that night that the electricity was "dirty 110", making it impossible to use the micro-wave or toaster. After complaining to the help did we get a $5 refund. This place is way over-priced for the value.
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November 2008 to April 2011
(Updated: April 16, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
1.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
They're a little over priced honestly. Like others have said you are just parked on the sand, when it rains you don't sink enough to get stuck but it can make the trailer settle unevenly and there is no protection from the wind. The main access is a dirt road with a new sign pointing to where the park is but you still have to check in at the sleepy tortoise lodge before going to the park. The park is plain and ugly and they're getting anal about keep things like chairs in the shed, it's annoying. The park recently came under new management so they are still ironing out all the kinks that come with that transition.
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March 7 thru 13, 2011
(Updated: March 08, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Location 
 
1.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
1.0
Overall Experience 
 
1.0
Normally I only rate campgrounds when I feel that kudos are deserved, however, in this case, it is just the opposite. We made our reservation and confirmed it with a credit card. We were told it would be $125 for 7 days. We were told we would be charged $25 if we did not show. Upon arrival we were informed the price had gone up to $25 per day, or $154 per week. We tried to explain that we had agreed on the $125 rate and we would not have even come for the rate that was 25% higher. This is the most expensive military campground we have stayed in with NO AMENITIES. Doesn't even have a laundry or restroom on site. The wind was so strong we could not even put out our slides the first night. We are parked in the dirt and hope it does not rain or we will probably sink. We will not be back to this overpriced military campground! Instead of going through base housing as instructed on this site, there is a gravel road just past the Home Store that goes into the campground. There is a waist high sign indicating this road.
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March 30 - April 5 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Location 
 
2.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
It is difficult to review this campground without comparing it to Agave Gulch FamCamp at Davis-Monthan in Tucson, AZ. Both are located in a southwest desert setting but the similarities end there. Start with the check-in and registration process. At Agave Gulch, a modern registration office is located at the campground with ample parking for large RVs and is staffed by two camp hosts that provide information about the campground and the local area. They provide brochures, newsletters, pamphlets, and maps and are ready and willing to answer your questions. At Twentynine Palms, registration is done at the desk of the Temporary Lodging facility about 3/4 of a mile from the campground. No RV parking is available. You must use the parking lot of the commissary or the Home Store several hundred yards away. Campground management is a collateral duty for the folks at the registration desk – they are lucky if they can keep track of which sites are occupied and which sites are vacant. Access to the campground is about 1/2 mile off the main road down a dusty gravel road. Or you can try to find your way through the housing area. Campsites are on dirt – not gravel. Thankfully, it doesn’t rain much here or the site would be a muddy mess. But the wind blows a lot and the dust flies. Like an increasing number of military campgrounds, this one has a large population of active duty personnel using it as temporary housing and the campground has the appearance of a trailer park and not a pretty one either. There are no facilities in the campground. The laundromat is 2.5 miles away. There is no bathhouse, no picnic table, no fire rings – this used to be a mobile home park before it was converted to a campground. Other than being near the north entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, there is nothing nearby to attract visitors. One the positive side, most sites have cable TV. Large level sites. Paved interior roads. Most sites have a concrete parking pad, a carport, and a storage shed left over from the days as a mobile home park. The place seems to be popular with the snowbirds. If you have ever been to Agave Gulch, the comparison with this place is like night and day.
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January - March, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
First, one must realize this IS the desert, so be prepared for sudden wind / sand storms !!! (don't leave your awning out or windows open). Yes, we've been on the road for over a year, and while this is certainly NOT the best of military campgrounds we've stayed out, we took things in stride...and made it a wonderful couple of months. However, these are suggested improvements: Check in: Courteous, but not much information given out. Could use some area / base maps. Cable TV: The office should advise upon check in that the military book is incorrect...........there is NO cable TV. They should be able to offer a phone number for the closest station for long term stays if you want TV. Road conditions into the campground - sure could use some ashphalt !!! Hospitality at Hashmarks (SNCO club) - we found to be outstanding. Made some "pals". The gals "hosting" the club went above and beyond to make sure everyone was served and having a good time. Miss them. Golf: Not a bad "track", however the course wasn't in the greatest of conditions (we did consider the fact that it was winter). However, for just about the same price you can find a bargain by driving about 45 minutes to Palm Springs area. All in all, for the price and willingness to drive to LA or Simi Valley (hotel overnight stay) we look back at the winter stay with fond memories. God Bless Our Troops !!
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Summer of 09
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
I have been to Twentynine Palms twice and am here now, and I don't see that it needs cleaned up at all. There are a lot of Marines who live here and work on base and some of the trailers are pretty old, but after a month or so, they are all covered in the same tan dust and look pretty much alike. A week after I moved in I was told to remove a rope because it was an eye-sore. It was left by the last folks, but I removed it. Not going to argue. They are building a new gas station, so the directions above are a little outdated. After passing main gate, turn right at first traffic light, head south until you see the Home Store on the right. Park in that lot and walk across the street to the Housing office. I would call for reservations, they are almost always full. Oh and don't go off and leave your awning out, I've seen two rigs who thought they had them tied down the wind whipped them right off. It comes up suddenly!
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March 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
I’m really confused about the status of the Twilight Dunes “RV Park”. It looks to be base housing for a retired Marine that runs his Taxi business out of his motor home. Several more seem to it use the park as base housing for civilian jobs. At least two rigs would make” trailer trash” mobile home parks look like an exclusive neighborhood. I can understand that Marines will stay there if awaiting housing assignments, but is it base housing or MWR sites? If it is base housing, is there not have a housing code that prevents storing junk all over the place? I have stayed in 90% of the military parks nationwide, and the only military park I have seen worse than this, was a spot in Florida panhandle that a guy erected a GP medium tent beside his rig. If this is a RV park, why are there permanent “residences” here? If used for both, why not separate the two and have the back rows for permanent sites and the front for recreational use, thereby having all the trash together and the cleaner short term stays together. Above all, SOMEONE needs to step up to the plate and clean this place up.
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1 Apr - 4 Apr 08
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
The only reason to stop here is to visit Joshua National Park. Great National Park. There is really nothing to say about this CG. There are no facilities, it is a mobile home park converted to an RV park.
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Feb 4-11, 2007
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
I do not think the Housing Office (Temp Lodging) has ever visited the campground. They just take your money and show you the door. I spent one week on full hookups after trying 3 spaces before I found 50 amps. I thought $10 bucks for dry camping was a bit steep, but you pull into a space that has water and sewer, just no elec. You can rinse your tanks, use as much water as you like, fill your tanks before you leave. Not bad!
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Jan 2007
(Updated: February 12, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
Directions to the base have changed. It appears the old gate was on Condor Road. That gate still exists, but now has limited hours. Main gate is now on Adobe Road, however, current mapping software shows Adobe Road as ending. What changed is the extension of Adobe Road north across what used to be two runways. The runways have been removed and Adobe now connects with Del Valle Drive. The new main gate is directly west of the FamCamp and you can easily see the FamCamp on your right as you are driving north through the gate. There are no barricades through the main gate, but there are some reasonably nasty speed bumps, so go slow. DO NOT drive to the Bldg 690 parking lot as there is no exit and no turn around. We parked in the commissary parking lot and walked to 690. Many roads on 29 palms are narrow and rough, so don't stray when towing your rig. Even the entrance to the commissary is narrow. Amenities -- No bathhouse at the FamCamp. Laundry facility (not free) is available at Rourke and 4th, a distance of 2.5 miles. The laundry facility can be crowded, but is a short distance from the bx, so you have a place to kill time. Wifi is non-existent anywhere on base, but is available in town at McDonald's. You can sign up for computer time at the library, but only for a short period (1/2 hr when I tried, so not worth it). The library computers often have a line-up of AD Marines, so I was happy to let them have it.Things to do -- Not much. Joshua Tree NP is 5 miles away. We spent 2 days sightseeing and hiking around the park. George Patton Museum is on the southern-central end of the park at I-10 exit 170. The base does have a golf course. There is more to do at Palm Springs, but it is about an hour and twenty minute drive.The FamCamp, as well as the base, is adequate, but not impressive.
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