Campground is off-base, but protected by a gate requiring a code for entry and patrolled by military police. Large spaces are 75 feet long with plenty of room between spaces. No pull-throughs. There is a fee for Wifi. No cable TV and lots of trees, but there are many open spaces for satellite reception. 60 day stay limit with extensions available on request, but they try to limit long-term stays to 50% or less of the spaces. Plan on using your fresh water tank. Water is available, but the system needs to be flushed out. When you first turn on the water, you get a few seconds of rusty water, then it clears up. We usually run the water for a minute or two to get clear water, then fill the tank. Being an old trailer park, the sewer connections are in the center of the space. Lay out your sewer line and connect to the sewer system, then back into the space. All spaces have protective concrete filled steel posts by the water and electric pedestals. These can be a problem if you have multiple slides. You have to love the sound of freedom as the park is under the flight path for the F/A-18 landing pattern for Oceana Naval Air Station. With the re-opening of the outlying field and recent contract with NASA at Wallops Island for touch and goes, aircraft noise is not a major annoyance. Pictures for this campground are from our first stay back in 2007. Not much has changed.
On 1 October, 2017, Ocean Pines and Sea Mist RV Parks, associated with Naval Air Station Oceana, will do away with weekly and monthly discount rates. The daily rate will remain at $25.00, but a week long stay will increase to $175 from $154, and a month long visit will now cost you $750, up $240 from the monthly rate of $510. While Rick, the campground manager has continued to maintain the appearance of the park in great condition, keeping the grass cut, sidewalks trimmed and gutters cleaned out, as well as doing all of the check-ins, check-outs and managing a long wait list, the park does have some problems. The handicapped access ramp to the office, laundry, restrooms and showers has been roped off for over a year due to collapse of the deck area in front of the handicapped entrance to the building. The night entrance to the building, which is protected with a keypad, has been roped off for the same reason for the past three months. The new wifi system is free, but you have to create an account and give a credit card number to gain more than minimal access. The wifi worked great last summer when a new system was installed, but this year, the system keeps dropping the signal, requiring that you log back on every few minutes. Four years ago, long term stays were limited to 50% of the spaces, but that number has climbed to close to 80%. It is a shame that they see fit to raise the rates, but won't put money into making needed repairs to the entrance gate and the RV park office building.