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Desoto RV Park and Campground

 
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Installation
Anniston Army Depot, AL
GPS Coordinates
33.6206092, -85.9631423
Location Information
Anniston, AL
RV Gate Coordinates
33.617380, -85.967929

Directions

Directions
Take Exit 179 off I-20, drive north on to AL-202. Ga about 2.5 miles. Turn Left onto Bynum Blvd. and go about 2.3 miles. You will see the large Anniston Army Depot sign on your right. Turn Right at this sign onto Victory Drive. Continue straight ahead to the installation checkpoint. After clearing security at the gate, continue straight ahead and take the first right turn (Ayers Drive) IMMEDIATELY after the gate. Drive straight ahead til the road T's (in front of Bldg 251), turn right. Drive a short distance turn left in front of Bldg 221. Turn (stay) right at first street and drive directly into the RV park.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(256) 235-7549
Mailing Address
Anniston Army Depot, 7 Frankford Ave., MWR, Bldg 74, Anniston, AL 36201-4199

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations are required.
Internet Access
WiFi is available in the RV Park.
Mail Forwarding
Must use General Delivery in Anniston, AL.
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
All vehicles are subject to search. Cable TV available at all sites.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Showers
  • Library
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Post Office

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Site
11
W/20,30,50A/S/C
$16
?
$300
Tent Sites
3
None
$4
$20
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Not allowed on base.
Weather Information

Located just a few minutes from Talladega Super Speedway. The park is set in a safe, secure and lovely wooded area with plenty of shade.

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4.9
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0

June 17, 2015

Great little campground! Wonderful and helpful Campground Hosts! Sites have all hookups in lighted Pedestals at rear of large(40 ft)and level concrete pads. Sewer hookups are in the middle. Large 2 Vehicle asphalt parking pads in front of each RV pad with a picnic table and grill. Bathhouse at end of campground is climate controlled but small with 3 Showers (1 handicap accessible), 1 each: Toilet, Urinal and sink on the Men's side and Women's has 2 toilets and 3 Showers (1 handicap accessible. Floor is currently plain concrete. The WiFi Router is on the Bathhouse, so the signal is little weaker at the other end of the campground, but acceptable. North sites are shaded and back up to woods and south are open not shaded. You have plenty of room between sites and you can circle bathouse when departing. 2 washers and dryers service. Gym, AAFES shoppette and Desoto Pastime Center(fast food) are within walking distance. Nice small pond with playground is nearby. Railroad is visible, nearby and trains are frequent. 1 site is keep for short term while 7 are permanent. Plans are in the works for 3 more pads. Close to Talladega AL, Cheaha State Park with highest point in AL (45 minutes away), and Chief Ladiga Rails to Trails Path ending in Anniston AL (continues to GA Border and on to Smyrna GA as the Silver Comet Trail) - a great biking trail. To clarify the driving instructions for first time Visitors: Once you make the second right turn, after you pass the first large parking lot on your left, as you go downhill and past a narrow grass berm between that parking lot and what appears to be another parking lot, but that second "parking lot" is actually an unnamed street that runs IN Front of Bldg 221 that has perpendicular parking in front of it - which is where you need to turn LEFT (behind the parked cars if a workday). If you miss that turn like I did, the next street for the White Oaks meeting retreat on the left leads to a parking lot that when empty is big enough to turn around in. There is no mail service at all or Commissary. It's a great RV park to stay in, you will get use to the trains. Shopping mall in Oxford is not far away along with the exchange at mile marker 188 (I20). Coldwater creek is about 6 miles from Depot(1st turn left after Hwy 78 eastbound and Hwy 202 intersection) if your children like real cold water. It is very shallow(6 inches mostly).

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(Updated: December 18, 2013)
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3.3
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3.0
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3.0

December 17, 2013

We called to see if a site was available to stay 1 night. Nothing was available. We stayed elsewhere, but visited the campground. Nice little campground in a corner of the base, located in the woods. Too bad it appears everyone there stays for long term. Some looked like they've been there for years. I plan to call and see what the length of stay limit is and how long it is to get on a "waiting list". Excellent prices - wish all military campgrounds would adopt this pricing, but limit the length of stay.

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(Updated: October 11, 2011)
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5.0
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5.0

October 9, 2011

Very nice location but be sure and call first according to the host only one of the eight sites are for traveling visitors as the rest are for folks working on post. Very nice full hook ups on concrete pad. Train runs directly behind the campground but wasn't a problem for us. Carol the host is very helpful. She stated there is a plan to add more sites but no specific date yet. Food Outlet just off post covers most needs and gas is available just off post. AAFES Shoppette has class VI items and some basics open Monday - Saturday. Great deal for $12.00 if you can get in.

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(Updated: January 03, 2011)
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

2010

We have family in the Anniston area, so when we come up we try to stay here if they are not full. Never had any problems and Carol is the best. Our truck's engine blew up Thanksgiving 2009, and we had to purchase a new truck. Was not able to get the 5th wheel hitch until that Monday, there was no problem when I called to tell Carol we were not able to leave when planned. Campground is small but very clean and if I had to use the bath house there would be no problem, very clean and they have heat. Can't wait till they make the campground larger.

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Overall rating 
 
4.4
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3.0
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5.0
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5.0

May 31 - June 12, 2010

If you want peace and quit this is the place. This well maintained CG is a great place to stop when traveling threw or for a couple of weeks to catch up on those things to do on the rig. Large Camping World in Anniston. Things to do if you want to drive a bit. Talladega Super Speedway 15 miles, Birmingham 40 miles and Atlanta about a hour and a half. Super market just outside the gate and another about 3 miles away. Laundry is about 12 miles away. The on base shoppette has minor items. Security is high so expect to have your Vehicles and Rig searched every time you go threw the gate coming back on the depot. Value is great Water/ Sewer/ 50 amp / cable for $12.00 per day. Carol and Bob the camp hosts are very helpful.

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Overall rating 
 
4.7
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0

8-17 September 2009

This was my second visit to this park this summer, as I was on my way back east from the Texas Gulf coast. This is a hidden gem, small but friendly. If you are looking for quiet, inexpensive, but with easy access to I-20, try this little gem.

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August 2009

C.H. left this review: Great little new campground! Wonderful and helpful Campground Hosts! Sites have all hookups in lighted Pedestals at rear of large and level concrete pads. Sewer hookups are in the middle. Large 2 Vehicle asphalt parking pads in front of each RV pad with a picnic table. Bathhouse at end of campground is climate controlled but small with 3 Showers, 1 each: Toilet, Urinal and sink on the Men's side. Floor is currently plain concrete. The WiFi Router is on the Bathhouse, so the signal is little weaker at the other end of the campground, but acceptable. Sites are shaded and back up to woods but are very close together at not quite 20' apart. No on-site Washer or Dryer service but AAFES Shoppette is within walking distance as is a Club. Railroad is visible, nearby and trains are frequent. 4 of the 8 sites were available while I was there, however MWR has rental trailers they move in and out and some guests are there semi-permanently. Hosts advised "long-term" policy will evolve as use/demand grows, and expansion of campground too. Close to Talladega AL, Cheaha State Park with highest point in AL (45 minutes away), and Chief Ladiga Rails to Trails Path ending in Anniston AL (continues to GA Border and on to Smyrna GA as the Silver Comet Trail) - a great biking trail. To clarify the driving instructions for first time Visitors: Once you make the second right turn, after you pass the first large parking lot on your left, as you go downhill and past a narrow grass berm between that parking lot and what appears to be another parking lot, but that second "parking lot" is actually an unnamed street that runs IN Front of Bldg 221 that has perpendicular parking in front of it - which is where you need to turn LEFT (behind the parked cars if a workday). If you miss that turn like I did, the next street for the White (?) meeting retreat on the left leads to a parking lot that when empty is big enough to turn around in.

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Aug 12 - 19, 2009

Great location for Mt. Cheaha State Park, Talladega Forest, Talladega Speedway, Speedway Hall of Fame and Logan Martin Lake. Pay close attention to the directions, especially the left turn right BEFORE bldg 221 or you will be unhooking your toad in order to turn your coach around. Signs are needed to guide campers into the facility. There is a turnaround at the bath house, a bit tight but manageable in my 42 foot MH. Nice setting, tall trees but enough openness to get satellite in most spots. Small park, only 8 spots, but as yet undiscovered, so there is availability. The hosts, the Browns, are wonderful, very friendly and helpful. The showers/restrooms are spartan but clean. There is a shoppette and club within walking distance of the campground. Be aware there is a CSX railroad at the edge of the campground. I didn't notice it, but others may be bothered. I planned on only staying 2 days, but stayed a week. Great weekly rate and monthly rates here. Overall, a good value if traveling along the I-20 corridor in NE Alabama. A great value if going to the Speedway for the Sprint Cup. I camped here in a motor home.

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