Leitner Lake Recreation Area

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Location

Installation
Fort Gordon, Appling, GA
GPS Coordinates
33.37, -82.255
Location Information
Fort Gordon, Appling, GA
RV Gate Coordinates
33.433902, -82.117844

Directions

Directions
From I-20, take exit #196: I-520 Bobby Jones Expressway Eastbound. In about 3 miles, exit and turn right onto Hwy-78 (Gordon Hwy). Follow Gordon Hwy for about 2.75 miles and turn left into Gate 1. Once you get inside the fort, go straight 3.3 miles on Chamberlain Ave through the main area of the fort and past the recycling center. Turn left onto 15th St at the stop sign. Go through the next stop sign and past the Bingo Palace (on the left). After 1.5 miles, the road will come to a "T". Turn right on 111th and 0.2 miles later the road will merge (slightly right) with North Range Road. Follow Range Rd for about 5 miles. Turn right on Gibson Road for 2 miles. When you come down a hill, you will see the Leitner Lake campground and lake on the right. Find a site and return to TASC (Tactical Advantage Sportmans Complex) to check-in. The TASC is open until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closes earlier on Saturdays and Sundays. The TASC phone numbers are (706) 791-5078/3317. It is at least 20 minutes between the TASC and the campground since the more direct route is blocked long-term. To get to the TASC, return to Range Road and go about 6.5 miles the 4-way stop at Range Road and North Range Road. Turn right and head south on Range Road past the Gordon Lakes Golf Course. Turn right (west) on Carter Road and follow the TASC signs. The coordinates of the TASC are: 33.374247, -82.167450

Contact Information

Phone Number
(706) 791-3317/5078

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Not accepted for campground. Reservations are accepted for rental trailers - up to 60 days in advance and a 2-night minimum with reservation.
Internet Access
None in the campground.
Pet Information
Allowed with the usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
No boating on the lake. Free laundry. The tent sites are near the entrance at the campground. The primitive sites are on the other side of Leitner Lake on Camp Road.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Discounts
Discount available for seniors over 62 years old.
Facilities
Conference center
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Equestrian
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Museum
  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Post Office

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
22
W/15,30,50A/S
$18
N/A
$325
Primitive
?
None
$5
N/A
N/A
Tent
?
None
$3
N/A
N/A
Rental Trailer
1
Full
$50
$135 (3-day wknd)
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Firearms are not allowed on base.
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Weather Information

A small, quiet campground with great fishing and hunting.

Photos

Leitner Lake
One end of the campground
Primitive camping area

Map

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User reviews

Average user rating from: 8 user(s)

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4.2
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4.3  (8)
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This Camp site was a well kept secret for several years. Now word is out that this is a great place to visit. We met the Camp Host who is great, just follow the rules. Much like most military installations, the WMR is run by non-prior civilians. Everyone has to try to follow the rules even if they don't make sense. This is a very friendly camp, several are Active Duty, some are DOD workers, and there are many Retirees. Yes, you can boat on the lake, no boat stamp for boats with just oars, if you use an electric motor the better have the boat registered. Please check it out, my wife and I love it there.
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hecarter1 Reviewed by hecarter1 March 03, 2014
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01 March - 26 December 2013

This Camp site was a well kept secret for several years. Now word is out that this is a great place to visit. We met the Camp Host who is great, just follow the rules. Much like most military installations, the WMR is run by non-prior civilians. Everyone has to try to follow the rules even if they don't make sense. This is a very friendly camp, several are Active Duty, some are DOD workers, and there are many Retirees. Yes, you can boat on the lake, no boat stamp for boats with just oars, if you use an electric motor the better have the boat registered. Please check it out, my wife and I love it there.

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Stopped by to check this campground out. Small campground located in a quiet and secluded part of Fort Gordon on the Leitner Lake. Many campers here appeared to have been here for awhile ling-term. However, there were a couple available sites. The FHU sites were spaced well apart. Near the entrance to the campground is an area with tables for tents. The primitive camping area is on the other side of the lake, down Camp Road. There's a few tables there on the lake in an open field. The restrooms/showers appeared almost new and were very clean. The washers and dryers are outside of the restroom building and are free. Check-in can be confusing, as there are no instructions posted. I've updated the check-in process on this website. LOTS of hunting and fishing in this entire area. There's other fishing lakes nearby.
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larryf Reviewed by larryf December 21, 2013
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December 20, 2013

Stopped by to check this campground out. Small campground located in a quiet and secluded part of Fort Gordon on the Leitner Lake. Many campers here appeared to have been here for awhile ling-term. However, there were a couple available sites. The FHU sites were spaced well apart. Near the entrance to the campground is an area with tables for tents. The primitive camping area is on the other side of the lake, down Camp Road. There's a few tables there on the lake in an open field. The restrooms/showers appeared almost new and were very clean. The washers and dryers are outside of the restroom building and are free. Check-in can be confusing, as there are no instructions posted. I've updated the check-in process on this website. LOTS of hunting and fishing in this entire area. There's other fishing lakes nearby.

One end of the campground
Primitive camping area
Leitner Lake
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We are currently camping at Lake Leitner as civilian relatives of a military family stationed here at Fort Gordon. When we arrived there were only about three available sites, and we believe that many of the sites are occupied by long-term residents who stay for months at a time. Sites are paved, level and spacious, the shower house is very nice, and our site is adjacent to the beautiful lake. The rate per night is now $18, or $12 for seniors (62 and above). Making payment for camping here is inconvenient since there are no written instructions at the campground, and no self-pay station, and although there is a camp host here, he has a day job and we did not cross paths until we had been here several nights. By then we had finally reached someone at the TASC (Tactical Advantage Sportsman’s Complex) who said payments should be made there. The TASC is open until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closes earlier on Saturdays and Sundays. The TASC phone numbers are (706) 791-5078/3317. It is at least 20 minutes between the TASC and the campground since the more direct route is blocked long-term. To get to the TASC, go to the 4-way stop where Range Road, North Range Road, and 25th Street intersect, then head south on Range Road past the Gordon Lakes Golf Course. Turn west on Carter Road and follow the TASC signs. The coordinates of the TASC are: N 33 degrees 25.232’, W082 degrees 07.348’. As for cell phone, our daughter's Verizon works fine here. Our TracFone does not work at all.
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rvomaha Reviewed by rvomaha October 06, 2012
Last updated: December 21, 2013
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October 2012

We are currently camping at Lake Leitner as civilian relatives of a military family stationed here at Fort Gordon. When we arrived there were only about three available sites, and we believe that many of the sites are occupied by long-term residents who stay for months at a time. Sites are paved, level and spacious, the shower house is very nice, and our site is adjacent to the beautiful lake. The rate per night is now $18, or $12 for seniors (62 and above). Making payment for camping here is inconvenient since there are no written instructions at the campground, and no self-pay station, and although there is a camp host here, he has a day job and we did not cross paths until we had been here several nights. By then we had finally reached someone at the TASC (Tactical Advantage Sportsman’s Complex) who said payments should be made there. The TASC is open until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closes earlier on Saturdays and Sundays. The TASC phone numbers are (706) 791-5078/3317. It is at least 20 minutes between the TASC and the campground since the more direct route is blocked long-term. To get to the TASC, go to the 4-way stop where Range Road, North Range Road, and 25th Street intersect, then head south on Range Road past the Gordon Lakes Golf Course. Turn west on Carter Road and follow the TASC signs. The coordinates of the TASC are: N 33 degrees 25.232’, W082 degrees 07.348’. As for cell phone, our daughter's Verizon works fine here. Our TracFone does not work at all.

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Great place for our three day stay. Whoever designed the sites knew about RVing. The facilities were fairly new, clean, and well kept. It was quiet while we were there but is close to the base ranges so I assume it could be noisy at times. Mike, the camp host, was very helpful and easy to talk to. He works on base so might not be there during duty hours. The only problem is how to make payment. We were there during a holiday weekend and left a check on Mike's door. A map to the ITT office would be helpful.
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ahagerst Reviewed by ahagerst February 25, 2012
Last updated: February 25, 2012
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Feb 19, 2012

Great place for our three day stay. Whoever designed the sites knew about RVing. The facilities were fairly new, clean, and well kept. It was quiet while we were there but is close to the base ranges so I assume it could be noisy at times. Mike, the camp host, was very helpful and easy to talk to. He works on base so might not be there during duty hours. The only problem is how to make payment. We were there during a holiday weekend and left a check on Mike's door. A map to the ITT office would be helpful.

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What a great RV campground! The lake is beautiful ... the sites are outstanding ... and the amenities in the campground are great ... except ... The telephone service is almost non-existent at the campground ... we had Virgin Mobile with nothing. Others had Verizon, T-Mobile and nothing. Our MIFI was also very weak at the campground. Funny story, we had to make a phone call one night and drove up to the firing range. While on the phone, a security police approached us and thought my wife and I were up to something! The PX and Commissary is 11 miles away ... the other distraction for us. But, if you are looking for peace and quiet (with no phone calls), this is it. Free laundry, too! Overall, we will return on our way North next year ... even with the distractors.
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msroberts47 Reviewed by msroberts47 December 08, 2011
Last updated: December 08, 2011
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Septembr 28 - November 30, 2011

What a great RV campground! The lake is beautiful ... the sites are outstanding ... and the amenities in the campground are great ... except ... The telephone service is almost non-existent at the campground ... we had Virgin Mobile with nothing. Others had Verizon, T-Mobile and nothing. Our MIFI was also very weak at the campground. Funny story, we had to make a phone call one night and drove up to the firing range. While on the phone, a security police approached us and thought my wife and I were up to something! The PX and Commissary is 11 miles away ... the other distraction for us. But, if you are looking for peace and quiet (with no phone calls), this is it. Free laundry, too! Overall, we will return on our way North next year ... even with the distractors.

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I work for Fort Gordon Outdoor Recreation. I have overseen some of the renovations and the place looks fantastic! The park will be open in just a few weeks. We are finishing up some small things such as putting in grills and fire rings. The new complex will have a shower house and laundry facility. We have trailer spaces available for rent with full hook ups. They will be available on first come first serve basis. We will also have a few rental trailers out there for those of you without one. They will also be available on a first come first serve basis. We also have spaces for primitive camping. For pricing and more information call Outdoor Recreation at (706) 791-5078
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Craig.L Reviewed by Craig.L January 26, 2011
Last updated: January 27, 2011
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January 26, 2011

I work for Fort Gordon Outdoor Recreation. I have overseen some of the renovations and the place looks fantastic! The park will be open in just a few weeks. We are finishing up some small things such as putting in grills and fire rings. The new complex will have a shower house and laundry facility. We have trailer spaces available for rent with full hook ups. They will be available on first come first serve basis. We will also have a few rental trailers out there for those of you without one. They will also be available on a first come first serve basis. We also have spaces for primitive camping. For pricing and more information call Outdoor Recreation at (706) 791-5078

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Just in case you get stuck like we did I want to share this with you: After the fiasco at Points West, Appling, we went as directed to Fort Gordon. Once you enter the gate, whether it be Gate 1 or Gate 2, it is still a loonnng drive to the "campground". If you go to register first then you have quite a trip ahead of you. This Post is HUGE!! The MWR folks were honest and very nice so our complaint is not about them. And we are responsible for not researching more and being prepared for a busy holiday weekend, dumb on our part. The story is that this place will be closed on July 1, 2009 and will not re-open until the campground is totally redone. I will be watching this site to see if anyone knows if it closes or not. The big, beautiful log cabin type office is amazing. That is the only place any money has gone as far as the campground is concerned. Without going into the whole story of being stuck here for the entire Memorial Day weekend, I will leave you with - AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS until you know for sure that it has been cleaned up and renovated. As of this date it is not a good place to be. They have water and electric. There was a couple others there while we were there and they left before we did. There was a van down by the lake that looked like it had been there for quite some time. The other two vehicles there had been there for a long time as well. You can tell from the tall, tall weeds growing up around them.
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gerles62 Reviewed by gerles62 June 07, 2009
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May 21-26 2009

Just in case you get stuck like we did I want to share this with you: After the fiasco at Points West, Appling, we went as directed to Fort Gordon. Once you enter the gate, whether it be Gate 1 or Gate 2, it is still a loonnng drive to the "campground". If you go to register first then you have quite a trip ahead of you. This Post is HUGE!! The MWR folks were honest and very nice so our complaint is not about them. And we are responsible for not researching more and being prepared for a busy holiday weekend, dumb on our part. The story is that this place will be closed on July 1, 2009 and will not re-open until the campground is totally redone. I will be watching this site to see if anyone knows if it closes or not. The big, beautiful log cabin type office is amazing. That is the only place any money has gone as far as the campground is concerned. Without going into the whole story of being stuck here for the entire Memorial Day weekend, I will leave you with - AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS until you know for sure that it has been cleaned up and renovated. As of this date it is not a good place to be. They have water and electric. There was a couple others there while we were there and they left before we did. There was a van down by the lake that looked like it had been there for quite some time. The other two vehicles there had been there for a long time as well. You can tell from the tall, tall weeds growing up around them.

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This place is a gem; MUCH more convenient to the Augusta attractions, and of course much closer to the Ft. Gordon amenities than the Pointes West campground 25 miles from the base and 17 miles from Augusta. Right on a lake (no boating), clean, grounds well maintained, plenty of space beween units with 50 amp service, children's playground equipment, trees. No sewer hookups, but everyone drains gray water on the ground (I ran a long garden hose to the woods behind me). Level sites. I could not get satellite with my roof top dish, but could have with a portable dish (one guy had a roof top internet satellite dish). I saw a copy of the plans to improve the campground, and it's going to be even better, with sewer hookups. All sites big rig friendly (change the red X above to a green check mark). Several rental trailers. I saw the plans for the improvement they're goiong to make to the campground, and it'll be first class, with double the amount of sites, and sewer. Steve Turney
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turney2 Reviewed by turney2 June 15, 2008
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May 30 - Jun 7, 2007

This place is a gem; MUCH more convenient to the Augusta attractions, and of course much closer to the Ft. Gordon amenities than the Pointes West campground 25 miles from the base and 17 miles from Augusta. Right on a lake (no boating), clean, grounds well maintained, plenty of space beween units with 50 amp service, children's playground equipment, trees. No sewer hookups, but everyone drains gray water on the ground (I ran a long garden hose to the woods behind me). Level sites. I could not get satellite with my roof top dish, but could have with a portable dish (one guy had a roof top internet satellite dish). I saw a copy of the plans to improve the campground, and it's going to be even better, with sewer hookups. All sites big rig friendly (change the red X above to a green check mark). Several rental trailers. I saw the plans for the improvement they're goiong to make to the campground, and it'll be first class, with double the amount of sites, and sewer. Steve Turney

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