Although the campground is beautiful, there are too many downfall for us to go back. We made our reservations 1 month out and were told that we would have to move campsites during our stay. BUT as the time go closer there would be a possibility that we would be able to stay in one camp site. Did not happen. We were in Campsite 7 for 2 nights, moved to Campsite 6 for 1 night and then to a pull through (more money) for 2 nights. You have to move by noon (not 1300 as listed on the website and not on any paperwork we were given). On the first move day, the person in the site 6 was not there and we could not move. Still thinking that we had until 1300, we were waiting for them to move. At 1245, I received a call from the desk and was told to move immediately. I told him we could not move until site 6 was empty and he told me to pack up and take our trailer to the pier area and wait. There are no hook ups at the pier and with the high temps and humidity and 2 dogs in the trailer, I told him that wasn't going to work. The guy in site 6 (who thought it was a 1300 move too) showed up and moved his rig and we moved in for 1 night. The next day it was the same musical sites. The people who had to move for us to move in were there for over a year. They had a few issues with their slides and it was almost 1300 until we got moved again. This was happening all over the campground and the people that were moving were essentially just trading spots. One guy was there for 3 nights and had 3 different sites. One family was told they had to move and the spot they were in sat empty all night. The next day, they were told they had no more sites and they had to go to the pier packing lot for the night and there were at least 2 empty sites all night. They next day, they were allowed to move back into the campground and into one of the sites that sat empty. The office personnel were rude about the moving but they create this. They need more training on how to schedule sites. If you have any plans to go into DC and site see....forget it. You have to wait to move and don't get done moving until 1300-1400 and the day is pretty much over. They prices were high and are going up on Jul 1, 2016 to $50 all sites. The Wi-Fi is pretty much non exist. We were next to the tower in site 7 and really could get much connectivity. They concrete pads are very un-level...both side to side and front to back...bring lots of leveling pads. It is easy to get to and it is clean but not worth the price for the hassle.
We want to write a good review but can't.... we agree with most posts. It's a shame - could be very nice (and will be in 5-10 years after maturation and cost reduction). BTW: we live in the area and so leverage Pohick State Park often (and we loved Quantico's LUNGA until it was closed). This place is still learning how to operate (kids checking us in didn't have the process down). No signs or directions. Layout is not well thought out (appears designer never camped) > most impressive is the keyed entry/exit gates. Modern bathhouse poorly situated (and not clean; no TP, etc.). We were just unlucky I guess... we booked right after the place opened and it was a scorching weekend six weeks later when we setup our little RV (Rialta > not sure how bigger rigs could take the turns in the park)... with all the concrete and asphalt it was well over 100* with all the hard-scape radiating. Since they bulldozed all the trees to build the place there is NO SHADE anywhere on the place. Positives to some would be the cable and wifi, and all sites full service (but we don't take those things with us to get away and I don't hook sewer/water most of the time we go places so wasted amenities/costs to us). We were right 'by' the water but there's no paths and my girlfriend fell while trying to maneuver down some rock embankments. I so wish I could have volunteered to give guidance and help with requirements [guess that's what really bothers me... I suspect this effort was the last job a poorly performing civil servant did while relegated to retiring on a MWR tour.. surely no military member who ever did duty in the field would have created what this is]. Sounds harsh but this could have been a jewel and it should be in reach financially for our enlisted/backbone members -- it is surely too expensive for the troops. We know this will get better and folks should give it a try (in cool weather it would be fine)... but for $28 dollars one can camp at a mature, well designed, heavily wooded campground eight (8) miles south on the Potomac (Pohick)! Good luck folks.
Wow, we are military and the price was a shock. We won't be staying here. Was this built as an extension to general's row? We have stayed at some super nice military camps in great location for far less than half that price. This is another attempt by b-crats to take advantage of the average Soldier. They are so out of touch with the average Soldier. Yes great location on the bay....but they have nothing to do with the available amenities. They were already there and a part of the post. If you are PCS'g it might be convenient since you will be paid for lodging.
We stayed at the campground in June. The cable will not be available until August or September and the WiFi has not been turned on. While there, none of the facilities were cleaned...I tried my best to clean the laundry room but they do not have towels and you will need to bring your own chair if you plan to stay with your laundry. As for the price, it is overpriced and while we were there the max number of campers did not go over 7 out of the 52 available sites… and it was a holiday weekend. As for this being a revenue campsite, I thought MWR was here to support the troops and at those prices, the troops are excluded from this campground. While we were there, it was mainly DOD civilians camping...I guess they are the only ones that can afford it. Also, if they charged a reasonable price of between 30 and 40 dollars the campground, would be more utilized and they would be making more than what 7 campers in a 52 site campground were providing. What was stated in the other comments is true, no shade and there is interference with slide-outs unless you park towards the right hand side of the pad because of the electrical station. While there the trash dump was not emptied and was overflowing while we were there. As mention earlier in the comments, the turns to get to the campground are sharp and the gates are tight for big rigs.
I visited the site without my RV. To access the site, you must go down a steep hill and make a sharp turn at the bottom of the hill. Then follow a narrow road to MWR. Pull around the back of the MWR building to register. Since I was not registering to stay, I could not drive into the campground, but did walk in and look over the site. All amenities including cable, wifi, picnic table, firepit and hot ash disposal are provided at each site. The sewer connection is towards the rear of the site and electric, water, cable, etc. are near the front of the site. The post with these connections is right next to the pad, so there may be some interference with slide-outs unless you park towards the right hand side of the pad. Then you lose the pavement for walking. Since the site is brand new, there is very little grass, and no shade. A few trees have been planted, but it will be years before they provide shade. It does not look like the staff is doing any watering, so the grass you see today may be gone tomorrow. And, yes it is $60 per night.