Friendly staff - after-hours "nite-host" checked us in. Great facilities, including game-room and picnic pavilions. Paved streets, parking, and patio - fairly level; typical desert landscaping, with mature trees. Six-seven foot wall surrounds campground; MP's patrol regularly. Adjacent to post Class-6 and gas station. High school on north side, and across from post housing - so watch for school hours and kids on foot (old Logan-Heights area). Newer Walmart about a mile away; long-time steakhouse up the hill behind campground, on Alabama St, has views out over Ft Bliss and east El Paso. Pay attention to WX - leeward winds are sometimes brutal.
Arrived after dark on a weekend - phone call before closing got friendly directions, and instructions for after-hours check-in; pretty straightforward. Gravel-parking with concrete pad - plenty long, and reasonably level. Nice park - and plenty nice overflow area too. We awoke to rows of P-3's and B-52's in the adjacent corner of the "bone yard." Sites are a mite close, but are fine for short-term stays. Security is the biggest attractant. As with other AF bases, be careful of the "bumps/humps" just inside the gate (some are even outside) - we didn't see them until we'd already traversed one of the two at the main gate (only one open after-hours); they could use either some direct lighting, or re-painting with reflective paint. Good "passing-through" campground, and it's right-handy to the Pima Air Museum and Missile Museum, if you want to spend a few days. We'll stay here again when out this way.
Almost hesitant to post a review. GREAT State Park!!! Not very easy to get to - prepare for a pretty good uphill pull, and some tight turns on narrow roads. Paved roads and sites. Sites have generous spacing, and trees/brush were left intact where possible. Water is good. Electric stands are lighted. Sites are pretty level side-to-side, but some need front-to-back leveling with jacks. Morning walk past the bath-houses found modern design/recent construction, but don't know the interior; not many of them for the number of sites. We stopped here for the night, vs. a Wal Mart - glad we did! We'll be back later to visit the area. STOP at the registration office on the way out! The maps and GPS aren't much help - we got "lost" in the park while trying to get back on I-59N; the fellow at the desk can advise you - the signs to I-59 are there just to confuse you.
ONLY GAME IN TOWN. Glad my cousin knew where it was - right on the water - but be prepared to take your time on that "last-mile" worth of "neighborhood roads." Not a driving challenge, but it's pretty tight, and one needs to be careful. Park is tight - sites are close - but MD real estate is expensive - especially waterfront. Power was good, as was water quality and cable selection. Sites and roads are paved. Pool is nice (but we didn't use). Many of the water-front sites are "pull-in," vs. back-in. Didn't notice any pull throughs. Level. All-in-all a nice park, albeit a little spend y. Ft McHenry is about a 30-min drive to the South. Pretty secure. Usual big-box stores close by. Inquired about staying another day, but the young kid on the desk didn't know how to accomplish it without moving us to the adjacent site - so we left. Plug for A&B RV and Mobile Home Service - one of our A/C's died after a visit to a previous campground in TN (low-volts). We called a recommended-by-the-office outfit, and they said "replace the whole unit." Called A&B, and he declared the problem on the phone - checked - and he had the part on-hand. Next-day install fixed the problem for a good price (and the inevitable "visit" gave me lots of free-bee advice on roof and awning care and repair).
Not a bad place, however we can confirm previous comments: cat urine smell, in both office and outside; identified seven different cats sneaking about the sites; blew a air conditioner (on a 50-A connection) - starting cap and thermal reset replaced at our next stop in MD. No accessible breakers on power stands. My bad in this regard - I'll be installing two pairs of meters - one on each leg, both inside and outside locations, so I can monitor voltage when connecting and applying A/C load. Management needs to go around to every site with a 3000 watt load-bank and check each leg on every pole for correct voltage - there are high-resistance connections somewhere. Location was OK - sites were reasonably level, at least within 2-2x6's stacked, cable selection good, trees could use trimming (up and back), vehicles up on blocks, couple of long-term trailers could use "bulldozing." Was quiet; reasonably well drained (rained two days). Office staff "OK"...but not much chance of a "visit breaking out" with them. Chainsaw sculptors, out front, do GREAT work! Had a good time at Dixie Stampede, regardless. Don't think we'll stay here again, unless website acknowledges problems and corrective actions.