The view and the location on "The Spit" are great. Don't get me wrong. The view and the location ARE SPECTACTULAR!!! This place would get 5 dots or stars or bars or whatever a 5 is on that account.
I MIGHT come back to this place just because of the view and the location...but probably not. Especially if I planned on getting up early to fish again.
So the views and location are the "Pros"...well and for $1 you can take as long of a shower as you want.
#1) As you would expect on prime real estate this is basically a parking lot for RVs and Tents There isn't a tree to be seen and you are stacked up like the mosh pit of a rock concert. You can hear the kids crying in there RV next to you. You just hope they stop crying before you want to go to sleep. Speaking of sleep...it really doesn't matter if the kids in the RV next to you ever quit crying....hence #2
#2) Don't plan on sleeping. The posted quiet hours start at 10pm. But management refuses to enforce them. I went to Homer to fish for Halibut. On the night before my charter I set my alarm for 5am and waited for 10pm so people would turn down (I didn't dare hope for off, so I said "down") their portable stereos and stop hooting and hollering. I mean the people behind me were so loud I could now longer hear the kids crying next to me...
Didn't happen at 10pm. From 10pm-11:30pm the people behind me were giving log splitting lessons to their friends and kids. At about 11:30 they quit splitting logs long enough to start playing catch with a baseball in the midnight sun while yelling back and forth in their loud drunk voices things like "oh...nice catch! I didn't think you would get that one" and "Man it sure feels good to loosen up the ole arm"
That is when I called the office to complain. Lesson one...anything goes after 8pm because the owners head for the hills and leave the campground so that THEY can sleep. I got the answering machine and left my message explaining that somebody needed to enforce their "Quiet Hours"
The management never responded. Not that night, not the next day.
From Midnight till 2:00am, despite me getting dressed at midnight and asking if they could respect the people trying to sleep (I was told to F*$K OFF!) they just jammed the stereo and laughed and generally were obnoxious until they passed out.
Once they passed out I found out the people next to me were also drinking and playing their stereo...I just could hear them because even though they were way louder than they should have been during "Quiet Hours" ... the people behind me were EXTRA LOUD so I didn't hear the ones next to me until they passed out.
By then I was about ready to shoot somebody so I got dressed again and went to the other side of the RV and told that group to quiet down or I might have to look for my handgun. That got their attention and they promptly went to bed. In fact they left the next morning. I don't know if they planned to or they were afraid to see me again but I was happy to see them go.
So after 10 hours on the fishing charter with 2 hrs sleep (Big Bear Halibut Charters...THEY ARE AWESOME!) I wander into the office and ask who was in charge of enforcing their quiet hours. The manager/owner says "We go home so it is up to you to tell people to quiet down". I explain that it sometimes is a bit awkward for one person to "request" a bunch of drunks to quiet down and it would be best coming from somebody with the authority to remove them from the park if they don't cooperate. I was told "well we leave so we can go get some sleep so if you are having a problem you should confront the people. Or you can call the police".
Yea, like the Homer PD is gonna be thrilled to come to the campground and enforce a campground rule LOL
So bottom line. If you want to sleep, don't come here or bring earplugs or something that can make a lot of "White Noise" inside your RV because the mgt will not enforce their rules about "Quiet Hours". Apparently they are not "rules" but more like a suggestion???
#3) Garbage....overflowing....spilling out of the dumpster. Overflowing the 4 "Overflow Cans" they added because even though they are gouging you for your little parking spot between RVs they are trying to skimp on how often the garbage is collected.
Don't stay near the garbage. You will smell it. Even if you don't park near it, you just feel kind of stupid when you go though throw away a bag and all you can do is heave it on top of the overflowing dumpster knowing it will just roll off onto the ground. It was disgusting.
#4) The "Free WiFi" that won't let you connect to it. I work in the computer industry. I know who to connect to WiFi. I do it on airplanes, in hotels, in Starbucks and in McDonalds. It never ask for a password...it just sits there and does nothing. I got the same story from others in the park when I enquired. You can see other people here mentioning it.
#5) Over 14 hrs with no paper towels in the mens room. My female friend found poop all over one toilet....when her leg hit it...because the lighting is poor in the bathrooms so she didn't see it. Lets just say bathroom maintenance was not what it could be. Maybe they are ignoring the bathroom cleaning to keep people from showering too long for their $1???
Like I said...I LOVED the location and the view...but I am not sure this other stuff is worth it. Without the location and the view being so spectacular this place would get ONE DOT not two.
Next time I might stay further away and bike into "The Spit" just so I can sleep.
I mean, the owners leave THEIR campground so THEY can sleep LOL
Bring earplugs or plan to party all night.
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