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Old 11-24-2021, 02:49 AM   #15
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Palm Oasis RV Park & Resort. That’s its name and it’s out in the desert, away from just about everything. It has a community atmosphere because in the winter months before the Blues arrival the RV residents outnumber the base residents.

It’s not a place we ever planned to visiting. I had been there a couple of times when on active duty. Back then it was known as the National Parachute Test Range (NPTR) and mostly Navy attack squadrons from other bases around the country came there to practice bombing in the nearby bomb ranges. Later it became a NAF when the Blue Angle flight demonstration squadron made it their winter home.

We stayed there for a couple of months because of the excessive rain fall and mud sliding in areas in southern CA where we had planned on spending our winter months. It was also raining in the deserts near El Centro and a lot of people were leaving because the dune buggy riders had no place to ride and went elsewhere. We were very surprised when we called from San Diego and were told there were a couple of sites available for us in the overflow area. That particular area had full hook-up service with 30 AMPs and another 15 AMP plug-in for extension cords. We had dish TV and finding a nice clear signal was no problem at all.

Our site was located in an old paved parking lot and backed-up to a ball field. Across the street was the bowling alley, chow hall and a golf driving range. We could eat in the chow hall without reservations except on weekends and holidays. We got our mail from a general delivery box at a US post office about three miles outside the main gate.

It you can't find something to do on base there isn’t much else close by. We did find a nice 9 hole golf course about 10 miles away.

After we had been there for about a week the Blue Angles showed-up and there were no more quiet days except on Sundays.

The rain caught up with us and it rained so long and hard they had to rent huge trucks with vacuum hoses to get the water out of the parking lots around base. We drove over to Yuma and found people were also leaving there for other areas. We found a couple of side-by-side sites to spend another couple of months. It was a 55+ senior's park.

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Old 11-24-2021, 06:39 AM   #16
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It was beautiful, we went there back in September about 1st - 12th. There is plenty of room for our 40 foot but they are somewhat tight. After our awning was out there was only 5-6 feet to the next one. We loved it though.
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Old 11-24-2021, 06:59 AM   #17
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In the picture of the chair there is a flag behind it in the water (diver down) they picked up 3 lobsters that day. So with the right equipment and license it can be even nicer. They were out there every day so they put some in the freezer as well as fresh boiled. We were there right after the Labor Day weekend and it wasnít busy at all plenty of open spaces. They told us it starts to fill up about the end of October with people coming down for the winter. Sigsbee I believe and it is close to the MER office where you check in.
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Old 11-24-2021, 09:23 AM   #18

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We have been here for two weeks now (11/24/21), looks like the info posted above needs to be updated. Hurricane Harvey hit the area Aug 2017, all the shelters mentioned are gone except one, fishing pier has been condemned, there appears to have been widespread damage that has not been repaired. Still a great place to visit, would like to hear from someone that stayed here before and after to get their insight on what changed from the hurricane.
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