Wanted some peace and quiet and this place fits the bill for sure, usually the area has 1 to 2 campers at the most except for the entire month of Oct which is deer season and you can forget about getting a spot.... arrived on a thursday and used the truck gate w/no issues, signage is clear and visible all throughout the base, we first went down to the lakeside spots but found out quickly that all those spots have no sewer hook-up only water/elec... so we moved up top to the dozen spots w/full hook-up, all are back in sites with concrete and 99% level... most have large trees for shade, no wi-fi or cable or free tv stations(that we could pick-up) so a dish is recommended... shopette is only open m-f 10-5 otherwise you have to head into town to shop, no fuel on post but there is a station right outside the gate, there is a laundry room and a separate shower/restroom bldg, they have a mwr that rents rv's/boats/trailers/misc but again is only open m-f, when you first pull in there is a post that has the rate sign and envelope for you to take and pay later, other than that you really do not see anyone which is great!! grass is clean and play area for kids is nice, there is a mini catch/release fish pond for the kids, police do patrol frequently and will answer any questions about the area... my only gripes are that the swimming pool was not open nor maintained, there are no pet trash areas nor any dumpster in the camp area, other than that this is an awesome quiet very easy to get to and get around place, the weekends are nice because you can bike/run/walk around and not worry about traffic and just enjoy the trails/animals. will definitely be back!!
I know this website is primarily for RVer's but we haven't got ours yet. We did stay in the cabins at this facility and I thought someone who visits this site might be interested. The cabins are magnificent, they are huge and fully furnished. Everything except food is furnished. The rates are great as well. But, as noted before about this facility, if you arrive on Friday after 5 in the afternoon you are on your own. All the facilities on post shut down on Friday and nothing including the PX is open on the weekend. The facility is located very near many civilian facilities where things can be purchased and for those of us who like to occasionally indulge in gambling the Riverwind Casino is only 15 minutes away. I will definitely return some time this year, armed with the knowledge that I obtained on this last visit.
When you arrive by way of SR 69, be sure to take the road to the right designated as the "Truck Entrance". You will have much difficulty navigating the multi-lane auto entrance. We were told to proceed about 1 1/2 miles and turn in at the sign "Murphy's Meadow". No sign either direction. We should have turned one street before the large headquarters building. Instead, we wound around the narrow housing area until we could turn around. Maybe they'll put up a sign soon. There are now 17 RV sites on concrete, each with cement conglomerate tables and b-b-que grills. In spite of what the text says, there are 6 W/50a/sewer and 6 W/50a/no sewer. There are 2 with W/30a/sewer, and 3 with W/30a/no sewer. There are NO grass sites available, but it may be possible to pitch a tent at some places around the lake edge. The price is still 12$ for any RV site, but 25% off for Golden Age, with came to $10.50 a night. We drove around the cabin area, and they are really, really nice looking, large duplex cabins if that's your thing. On our first late afternoon stroll around the site area, we saw 5 deer and one tiny fawn, a gaggle of Canadian geese, 5 wild turkeys, a turtle, a racoon, red squirrels, an egret and a blue heron. Of course plenty of the normal life of robins, fly catchers, crows. We found the laundry to be pretty clean, but the restrooms and the separate shower building were not very clean. Bugs and spiders that haven't been swept out since the end of last years deer hunter invasion. The facilities are nice, just ill-kept. There is a large brick bar-b-que and several nice sized shelters with tables. The campground was vacant the first day (Thursday), but on Friday a trailer came in. Our last day will be tomorrow, a Saturday which might bring in more people. It's very quiet here and an abundance of huge shade trees. The trees could be problematic for high rigs since they are not well trimmed. I had to lop off a pine limb that was touching my RV. Several sites here I simply couldn't have used at all because of the limbs. The lake is really full right now, and there is a catch and release program, though we saw nobody fishing. Overall experience was pleasant. I have photos to attach of each site and some of the facilities. Maybe I can figure out how to do that! If this camp is on our route, we would come back.
It very clean, well maintained campground. Many of the RV's were moved in by MWR as rentals over the weekend. Close enough to McAlster for Walmart and good Restaurants. We did not drive throughtout the base, so cannot comment on more than seeing a very small PX that was not open on a Saturday. They do have a club that has a couple special meals and dancing each week. Will definetely try to map my way through this area for another stay.