April 14-21, 2017
January 1-30 2016
July 10 - July 18, 2014
We arrived after hours, almost dark, the host, "Bob J." Wasn't really welcoming & friendly. He was bossy. The very first sentence he said to us while trying to park in the dark was, " didn't you see the sign to see the host first before you park anywhere & I don't want you to park here, park over there instead". This man has serious "control issues". He even told my hubby that he can't step on the grass. We didn't see the sign because it's dark and we were so tired traveling all day, we were ready to crush. This was our 6th camp ground for this summer travel & we were so used to choose our parking site before we register as we always arrived late to the previous 5 camp grounds that we have stayed. The camp ground itself is in ideal place, but it is infested with billions of mosquitoes. We were booked for 10 days, but decided to cut it short because we were eaten alive by these billion of mosquitoes. The beaches surrounding the base we're beautiful and easy access. It was hot and very humid with lots of stormy afternoons. Facilities were clean, but bugs were all over.
Dec 27 thru Feb 21 2014
We have been coming here for the last four years and this year by far the worst. Since they moved the Famcamp office to Outdoor rec the organization is terrible. I never saw in the past the list for moves not being updated by 1700. I don't know what happened to the old camp hosts but there is no organization this year. Moving from full to dry camp should not take two hours. Fifteen people waiting to find out where they are moving is to much. It is hard to imagine coming back next year. Unacceptable to have one washer working for over a month. Such a hassle to find a key to do laundry at Bldg 404. Internet costs $50 pet month. A jewel in middle Florida, I don't think so.
Oct 1, 2013
This was our first visit to Patrick AFB, No Internet in camp ground, one washer working 4 dryers out of eight, not very much to do around the area, camp host was very helpful, the camp ground office is under construction. Everything is being handled out of the outdoor rec center, the phone number was supposed to be forwarded to the outdoor rec office. I finally contacted the base operator and go connected to them after calling for 4 weeks, the outdoor rec manager 321 494-9691 was very helpful. over all not bad, if they got the main office up and running and fix the problems and add more 50 amp services and sewer around the park they could be a top notch facility. Don't think anyone is in a hurry to fix anything. Also the RV park is on the lake side not on the ocean, you have to drive to the beach 10 min only. No beach at the lake that I have seen yet might be one just not found it yet. Just some update info.
15 March 2013 thru 17 March 2013
We have been coming off & on to PAFB FamCamp since 2002. Our stays are okay but the place could show alot more improvement.. They finally got a great clubhouse which was way over due. But they moved the office and check-in that was at the beginning of the park which was alot more convenient for the RVer into the new clubhouse that is located way down into the rv park. I feel that it was much harder to pull the motorhome with my car/motorcycle trailer to get to my site and set up. They also moved the nite host from the beginning of the park to the middle. Now if you arrive after hours and never been to the FamCamp again this makes it hard on the RVer to find the nite host and get a site alot of unnecessary driving and parking. I also feel it is ashame that the park doesn't have a good internet/TV serviced with all of the thousands of dollars this park makes off the winter season RVers. The last three years that I have stayed the internet service has been down. When asked the park office just replies that this happens all of the time. To me this is a problem and some kind of action should be taken to fix it. If MWR is too cheap to provide this service, why not let a commerical company come and provide it. I try every way I can to avoid staying here but a couple of days can be tolerated.
Feb 8 - Mar 6, 2011
G.P. left this review using the Directory software: We have stayed here almost a month. Great campground, friendly host. WiFi intermittent...no community bld at this time...improvements are planned.
Mar 2, 2011
G.B. left this review using the Directory software: This time of year, spending a week or more in overflow is normal before any chance of getting hookups. Overflow is a small grassy field behind park. Since I didn't get hookups I can't comment about park.
J.K. left this review using the Directory software: Spent 5 days in dry camp. Site was adjacent to a FIRING RANGE?! I couldn't believe there was an active firing range surrounded on 3 sides by campsites. We were about 30 feet from the firing line ..close enough to hear the brass hitting the ground. After about 2 days of live fire, my wife stopped taking cover every time there was a burst of gunfire. On my 5th visit to camp office I finally found it open for business. Staff friendly, camp hosts excellent. Wi-fi was down and there didn't seem to be any effort to get it fixed. Golf course undergoing renovations.
Dec 20-26 2009
If you have a son or daughter stationed there and if they just returned from a deployment don't count on being able to get a slot during the winter, it seems that the snow birds who move there during the winter have priority. I shouldn't be so mad, as this is true for every FamCamp in the military. Overall the camp was OK, they even came by to make sure we were leaving when we said, or to remind us to LEAVE.
B.M. left this review using the Directory software: Just spent a great 4 days at the Patrick AFB Famcamp. 47 or so spots on the Banana River with full service about 1/2 of those have 50 amp the rest are 30. 30 or so sites with water and electric. 10 primitive campsites and about 45 overflow primitive RV sites. Clean Rest/Shower/laundry room. Easy access to the dump station. No reservations except for active duty but in the summer its usually not a problem. Gets a little crowded during Shuttle launch week but usually OK. You cannot bring your rig in either the North (Main) gate or the South gate. Access is from highway A1A on the beach side of the base. They have an inspection area for trucks etc and this is the checkpoint for RV access. After you access you must take a right on the main road headed North. This takes you to the admin side of the base around the end of the runway. Follow the signs and you will end up at the FAMCAMP around the other end of the runway. Check in is between 0830 and 1100 (Summer Hours) during the week and the camp host is available across the street from the office after that. Very easy to do. The campground is located within earshot of the base shooting range and if you have skittish animals it could be unpleasent. Also if you depart on Sunday or after hours you need to call Base security to find out if the gate is open on A1A. 321-494-2008 I didnt have a problem on Sunday Camp host sez they will open it for you if indeed it is closed. The campground is a runway away from everything and helmets are required for you bikes. Patrick has a great BX/Commissary area across the runway from Famcamp. Verification of current rabies innoculation required at time of check in for pets. No more then 2 pets/rig.
Caution - Ask about flooding. We were placed in one of the middle rows (site 78, I believe) - waterelectric only. It rained one night and we had about 4 inches of water all around the rig the next morning. Found my shoes floating down the road next to a blue heron that was trying to find breakfast. Avoid this row since it is in-line with the dump, which was also flooded. Not sure what all was mixed in with the rain water. We moved to a dry site. Wish the camp host would have placed us in a site that didn't flood in the first place. The firing range was active (after 8am) on several mornings.
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