Monday, October 25, 2010

Wright-Patterson AFB Famcamp, Dayton OH

Stay Date:  Multiple, last stay October 2010
Our Rating:  GOOD –7
This is a completely average RV park located on the back side of Wright-Patterson AFB.  WP Famcamp The road to the check in office is gravel, but after that all of the park roads and sites are paved.  Both pull-thru and back-in sites are available, and all are fairly large and have built in, often rickety tables and a grassy area.  No cable TV or WiFi, but all sites have a clear shot at the satellite and the Verizon cell and Aircard worked well.  A quiet area except for aircraft operations, but since they fly C-5s and they’re usually broke it isn’t too bad.  The Office lady is well meaning but seems confused.  Have patience as she tries to figure out where your reservation is.  Perhaps that accounts for the many sites with cones indicating they’re reserved being empty for weeks.  Be prepared for a long drive (5 miles) to an open gate after 6:00 at night and most weekends.  In spite of all this, it’s the best place in the area, and the price of $23/night is reasonable.  Military or DoD ID required.  Wright-Patterson Famcamp

Friday, October 1, 2010

Rocky Fork SP, Hillsboro OH

Stay Date:  October 2010
Our Rating:  GOOD – 9
One of Ohio’s best state parks; on a beautiful lake in the rolling hills, nice facilities, and large sites in a forest setting.  Paved roads and sites, many with full hookups, although not too level.  Some of the best sites cannot be reserved, but you can reserve a site and switch when you get there.  No cable or WiFi, and no service for Verizon cell and Aircard.  Ohio’s reservation web site will tell you if your have sun so that you can use your satellite.  There are tables, fire rings, hiking trails, a marina, and miniature golf.  A large marina holds lots of boats, and it is a busy, noisy place on summer weekends.  In the fall,  beware of parking under trees, the acorns, hickory nuts, and black walnuts will be thumping your roof.  Full hookups are $32/day, but stay Sunday through Thursday and you can use Passport America and pay $20.  Rocky Fork SP