Annapolis FamCamp

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Location

Installation
United States Naval Academy/Annapolis Naval Station, MD
GPS Coordinates
38.98984, -76.47205
Location Information
United States Naval Academy
RV Gate Coordinates
38.99387, -76.4695

Directions

Directions
From US-50/301 exit 27 to MD-450 South to the traffic light. Turn left on MD-648 to traffic light entrance to Naval Station. Continue on Kinkaid Rd. for about .6 miles. Turn right through the gate of two large anchors onto Beach Rd. This is the campground entrance. The office is on past the campground entrance about .5 miles on the right. Go past the unmanned guard shack that is past the CG entrance. Go to the LEFT of the guard shack and on down the hill. The first big brick building on the right is the rec center where you check in and pay. Call in advance and they will assign you a site and let you get set up before you have to check in. Parking at the rec center is not RV friendly so take something other than the RV.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(410)293-9200
Mailing Address
Recreational Services,, Bldg 89, Naval Station, Annapolis, MD 21402-5058

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians.
Season
Year round
Reservations
Accepted. Highly recommended. Max 90 days in advance.
Internet Access
Good cell service. WiFi available at the Rec Service Bldg 89
Pet Information
Pet allowed, must be leashed and cleaned up after.
Campground Information
Dump station available.
Discounts
50% discount with Golden Age or Golden Access card.
Amenities
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Concrete
14
W/30A
$18
$?
$?
Tent
?
None
$2/person
$?
$?

Other Information

Weather Information

Excellent access to all of Annapolis.

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We headed south from Maine to FL for a friends wedding. Our first stop was in Annapolis. I lived across the street years ago so I knew where to find the campground. Even then it was still a bit difficult to find. The sign pointing into the camp was overgrown and barely seen from the road, plus it points you down a gravel road that barely looks like a road at all. We would stay again however there was some confusion with getting a reservation. MWR does NOT run this campground and we had to call some Navy lodge reservation line where the folks at that end seemed confused as to why we were calling them...... Call early with a pen in hand so you can chase down numbers until you find the right person to help you. Yes the sites are overgrown with vegetation, the gravel roads are in poor condition, the bath house is extremely old (but clean), the site pads seemed to be a bit narrow (and we were camping in a teardrop), the price is right on to save you some $$$$ while staying in an expensive area. It fit our needs after a very long day of driving to reach our first stop. We would use it again just to crash for one night and move on the next day.
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sschevel Reviewed by sschevel August 27, 2014
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May 2014

We headed south from Maine to FL for a friends wedding. Our first stop was in Annapolis. I lived across the street years ago so I knew where to find the campground. Even then it was still a bit difficult to find. The sign pointing into the camp was overgrown and barely seen from the road, plus it points you down a gravel road that barely looks like a road at all. We would stay again however there was some confusion with getting a reservation. MWR does NOT run this campground and we had to call some Navy lodge reservation line where the folks at that end seemed confused as to why we were calling them...... Call early with a pen in hand so you can chase down numbers until you find the right person to help you. Yes the sites are overgrown with vegetation, the gravel roads are in poor condition, the bath house is extremely old (but clean), the site pads seemed to be a bit narrow (and we were camping in a teardrop), the price is right on to save you some $$$$ while staying in an expensive area. It fit our needs after a very long day of driving to reach our first stop. We would use it again just to crash for one night and move on the next day.

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A decent site to visit USNA and Annapolis, just don't expect much from the campground. It is a good launching point to visit the area, but nothing for the kids or family to do in the campground. The check-in staff was less than helpful and did not offer to reserve us a site, unlike other reviewers, even when calling to confirm our reservation the morning of our arrival. There is a traffic loop to turn-around near the MWR check-in, but there is no dedicated RV parking for check-in. Our site (#7) had broken glass all over the concrete pad; we called the office to switch but they wouldn't move us; they said they'd send someone out to clean up the glass, but they never did. The pads are concrete and level, but not very wide. The campground is gravel and on a decent incline. Our site was well shaded, especially from noon to sunset, without too much tree overhang. There were no fire rings, but some folks had fire pits burning. The campground is surrounded by the Midshipmen obstacle trail in which the Plebes were running in the mornings - great motivation! If you are in sites 1-4, you may have a group (20+) muddy Midshipmen in front of your campsite, resting after their run, so be aware. The bathhouse was clean, but in need of some updating and repair. The several layers of paint were peeling and rusting, and the bugs were enjoying the place as well. It was in a good state of police, but it wasn't the most comfortable bathhouse. The dump station didn't have a tight fitting for your sewer hose, so you get to enjoy the smells of your visit when flushing. Overall, a decent location and price, as long as you know what you are getting for such a low price.
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millerghr Reviewed by millerghr July 07, 2014
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3-6 July 2014

A decent site to visit USNA and Annapolis, just don't expect much from the campground. It is a good launching point to visit the area, but nothing for the kids or family to do in the campground. The check-in staff was less than helpful and did not offer to reserve us a site, unlike other reviewers, even when calling to confirm our reservation the morning of our arrival. There is a traffic loop to turn-around near the MWR check-in, but there is no dedicated RV parking for check-in. Our site (#7) had broken glass all over the concrete pad; we called the office to switch but they wouldn't move us; they said they'd send someone out to clean up the glass, but they never did. The pads are concrete and level, but not very wide. The campground is gravel and on a decent incline. Our site was well shaded, especially from noon to sunset, without too much tree overhang. There were no fire rings, but some folks had fire pits burning. The campground is surrounded by the Midshipmen obstacle trail in which the Plebes were running in the mornings - great motivation! If you are in sites 1-4, you may have a group (20+) muddy Midshipmen in front of your campsite, resting after their run, so be aware. The bathhouse was clean, but in need of some updating and repair. The several layers of paint were peeling and rusting, and the bugs were enjoying the place as well. It was in a good state of police, but it wasn't the most comfortable bathhouse. The dump station didn't have a tight fitting for your sewer hose, so you get to enjoy the smells of your visit when flushing. Overall, a decent location and price, as long as you know what you are getting for such a low price.

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There is no sewage connection, so going in, I knew there was the wife issue. In 3 days, though we used 1/3 of the storage tanks. I called the day we were going to arrive and Navy Getaway had sent a list, so I was able to get a site assigned. #10 had no sign on it, but we did our best and guessed right. Our spot was nice, relatively private. There is no nearby playground, and the roads are gravel, but we didn't have grandkids with us. The bath house needs a little renovation, but is OK and clean. We went down to the Annapolis waterfront for the parade, Naval Academy Band and Fireworks. MWR offered a pool party and food, with watch the fire works from the Naval Support side, but we went to the madhouse anyway. The Baltimore and Annapolis Rails to Trails is nearby, a nice but boring ride, same scenery all along it. Overall, it was a nice place (don't ask my wife), she hates bath houses and camping.
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3.6
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pring5 Reviewed by pring5 July 07, 2014
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3 to 6 July 2014

There is no sewage connection, so going in, I knew there was the wife issue. In 3 days, though we used 1/3 of the storage tanks. I called the day we were going to arrive and Navy Getaway had sent a list, so I was able to get a site assigned. #10 had no sign on it, but we did our best and guessed right. Our spot was nice, relatively private. There is no nearby playground, and the roads are gravel, but we didn't have grandkids with us. The bath house needs a little renovation, but is OK and clean. We went down to the Annapolis waterfront for the parade, Naval Academy Band and Fireworks. MWR offered a pool party and food, with watch the fire works from the Naval Support side, but we went to the madhouse anyway. The Baltimore and Annapolis Rails to Trails is nearby, a nice but boring ride, same scenery all along it. Overall, it was a nice place (don't ask my wife), she hates bath houses and camping.

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We made reservations three months in advance. I would recommend the same because the grounds were full most of the time we were there. Did not look like anyone was homesteading. The bathouse is old and could use a coat of paint, but they do clean them daily. The directions to the campgrounds and rec center are spot on except the gate guard is now manned. As stated earlier, it is NOT recommended you drive your rig down to the rec center. Park on the blacktop parking lot next to the baseball field and call the rec center, and ask if they'll assign you a site. We had site#4. It was sufficient. The staff at the rec center was unfriendly and not helpful. AT&T service was adequate. We used a Dish Network Tailgator, and it worked fine; however, another camper with the same dish had no luck. Digital antenna picked up plenty of channels. A new NEX & commissary is expected to open late Aug 2014. There is a thrift store within walking distance. I broke a golf club and bought another for $3! Beautiful golf course is nearby along with a huge fitness center and ice-rink; however, the ice-rink is closed during the summer. As stated earlier, the NEX gas station does NOT have diesel. I found the WAWA gas station to be the closest (about 5 miles) to sell diesel. To eat: There's the Blue Jacket Cafe just past the rec center on the left. Foods not that great, and they ONLY do breakfast & lunch. There's a Subway between the old NEX & commissary. Not sure if the Subway will stay or not when the new NEX & commissary open. The woods adjacent to the campgrounds contains an obstacle course. Good workout! No WIFI at the campground, but available at the rec center. We had no 30AMP power issues. USNA is about a 15-20 minute bike ride away. Access to the USNA is easiest at the first gate you come to. Can't remember the gate number, but it's NOT the one by the visitor's center. Visitor center gate is VERY busy.
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eva35 Reviewed by eva35 June 10, 2014
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1-7 June 2014

We made reservations three months in advance. I would recommend the same because the grounds were full most of the time we were there. Did not look like anyone was homesteading. The bathouse is old and could use a coat of paint, but they do clean them daily. The directions to the campgrounds and rec center are spot on except the gate guard is now manned. As stated earlier, it is NOT recommended you drive your rig down to the rec center. Park on the blacktop parking lot next to the baseball field and call the rec center, and ask if they'll assign you a site. We had site#4. It was sufficient. The staff at the rec center was unfriendly and not helpful. AT&T service was adequate. We used a Dish Network Tailgator, and it worked fine; however, another camper with the same dish had no luck. Digital antenna picked up plenty of channels. A new NEX & commissary is expected to open late Aug 2014. There is a thrift store within walking distance. I broke a golf club and bought another for $3! Beautiful golf course is nearby along with a huge fitness center and ice-rink; however, the ice-rink is closed during the summer. As stated earlier, the NEX gas station does NOT have diesel. I found the WAWA gas station to be the closest (about 5 miles) to sell diesel. To eat: There's the Blue Jacket Cafe just past the rec center on the left. Foods not that great, and they ONLY do breakfast & lunch. There's a Subway between the old NEX & commissary. Not sure if the Subway will stay or not when the new NEX & commissary open. The woods adjacent to the campgrounds contains an obstacle course. Good workout! No WIFI at the campground, but available at the rec center. We had no 30AMP power issues. USNA is about a 15-20 minute bike ride away. Access to the USNA is easiest at the first gate you come to. Can't remember the gate number, but it's NOT the one by the visitor's center. Visitor center gate is VERY busy.

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Having a Truck Camper this campground is perfect for my needs. Close to everything I needed and the facility is clean close to everyplace I needed.
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4.9
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kphyfe Reviewed by kphyfe April 22, 2013
Last updated: April 22, 2013
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20 April 2013

Having a Truck Camper this campground is perfect for my needs. Close to everything I needed and the facility is clean close to everyplace I needed.

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The campground is not in the Academy section of the Navy base. That makes it hard to find and difficult to get to. One has to drive through a residential area on a curvy road where there is a lack of signs pointing to the campground. That is one issue that makes it not big rig friendly. Another reason is that the interior campground road is gravel and hilly with some sharp turns. Most of the sites are concrete pads, but they are not long enough to provide plenty of space for a longer RV. I noticed just one pull through. Power is only 30 amp. There is no sewer. I did not use the dump station. The bath house is an older, heated, cinderblock building. It was clean, but adequate only to serve its purpose. The Wi-Fi signal is not generated from within the campground and is weak. I suspect reception is based on your site location. There is nothing for the kids to do. A primitive area exists for tent use, but sites aren’t marked. Verizon 3G was fine. During another season, I suspect there would be little satellite signal reception. There are a lot of trees. Over the air TV channels are plentiful. The campground is half full of permanents; most likely service members who are stationed there. It is a short drive to the full service commissary, Exchange, gas station (no diesel), and golf course. Check in is at the MWR/gym facility that is past the campground. There are no convenient places to park an RV while you register. They honor the America the Beautiful card for a 50% discount and that is reflected in my rate. This is just an OK campground that is better suited for shorter rigs and those who want an inexpensive place to stage from while being a tourist. It won’t be on my return list.
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skyking8 Reviewed by skyking8 November 26, 2012
Last updated: November 27, 2012
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Nov 25, 2012

The campground is not in the Academy section of the Navy base. That makes it hard to find and difficult to get to. One has to drive through a residential area on a curvy road where there is a lack of signs pointing to the campground. That is one issue that makes it not big rig friendly. Another reason is that the interior campground road is gravel and hilly with some sharp turns. Most of the sites are concrete pads, but they are not long enough to provide plenty of space for a longer RV. I noticed just one pull through. Power is only 30 amp. There is no sewer. I did not use the dump station. The bath house is an older, heated, cinderblock building. It was clean, but adequate only to serve its purpose. The Wi-Fi signal is not generated from within the campground and is weak. I suspect reception is based on your site location. There is nothing for the kids to do. A primitive area exists for tent use, but sites aren’t marked. Verizon 3G was fine. During another season, I suspect there would be little satellite signal reception. There are a lot of trees. Over the air TV channels are plentiful. The campground is half full of permanents; most likely service members who are stationed there. It is a short drive to the full service commissary, Exchange, gas station (no diesel), and golf course. Check in is at the MWR/gym facility that is past the campground. There are no convenient places to park an RV while you register. They honor the America the Beautiful card for a 50% discount and that is reflected in my rate. This is just an OK campground that is better suited for shorter rigs and those who want an inexpensive place to stage from while being a tourist. It won’t be on my return list.

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R.L. left this review using the Directory software: - This is beyond a doubt the worst experience ever! Phone reservation went slowly. I was told we'd have to take site 5 for 2 nights and then move to site 12 for 2 nights. Not great, but acceptable. It took about an hour to actually get checked in. The people seemed to care and were friendly enough but either their system is broken or there is no training. She found the first 2 nights easily but was totally lost on the last 2. After checking with everyone in the office and calling someone to go out and physically check the campground (none of which was helpful at all) it was finally decided that the book and the computer didn't agree with each other. Then another long wait to process the credit card charges to cover both sites. I asked why we had to move and was told "some rigs are too large for some of the sites" Actually most of the sites are similar in size and hold our 35' fifth wheel with no problem. There are at least 4 empty sites so it will be interesting to see what the rest of the visit holds. This place is badly in need of someone to take charge and straighten things out. The sites are adequate but nothing special, kind of brushy. Unless you really want to be close to Annapolis I'd try one of the many other camps in the area instead.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy September 02, 2012
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24-28 Aug 2012

R.L. left this review using the Directory software: - This is beyond a doubt the worst experience ever! Phone reservation went slowly. I was told we'd have to take site 5 for 2 nights and then move to site 12 for 2 nights. Not great, but acceptable. It took about an hour to actually get checked in. The people seemed to care and were friendly enough but either their system is broken or there is no training. She found the first 2 nights easily but was totally lost on the last 2. After checking with everyone in the office and calling someone to go out and physically check the campground (none of which was helpful at all) it was finally decided that the book and the computer didn't agree with each other. Then another long wait to process the credit card charges to cover both sites. I asked why we had to move and was told "some rigs are too large for some of the sites" Actually most of the sites are similar in size and hold our 35' fifth wheel with no problem. There are at least 4 empty sites so it will be interesting to see what the rest of the visit holds. This place is badly in need of someone to take charge and straighten things out. The sites are adequate but nothing special, kind of brushy. Unless you really want to be close to Annapolis I'd try one of the many other camps in the area instead.

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The instructions were right on the money for checking in, easy to find and the Personal were great to work with. I did have electrical power problems one day and they had an electrician out within two hours of my reporting the problem and fixed with in a half hour after that. This is not a "Resort" but a "Campground" in a very quiet woody area and we loved it. Other campers were never a problem and in fact very outgoing and helpful as was the Base Staff when I had mechanical problems with my Tow Dolly. Wonderful place to stay and I would recommend to anyone and the price can not be beat.
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Mochisme Reviewed by Mochisme July 26, 2012
Last updated: July 26, 2012
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May 1, 2012 to May 17, 2012

The instructions were right on the money for checking in, easy to find and the Personal were great to work with. I did have electrical power problems one day and they had an electrician out within two hours of my reporting the problem and fixed with in a half hour after that. This is not a "Resort" but a "Campground" in a very quiet woody area and we loved it. Other campers were never a problem and in fact very outgoing and helpful as was the Base Staff when I had mechanical problems with my Tow Dolly. Wonderful place to stay and I would recommend to anyone and the price can not be beat.

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The MWR here at Annapolis is a great place to stay! We loved the atmosphere here and the outdoors in the middle of metropolis. We used it to stage jaunts to DC & other attractions around the area. The NEX & Commissary were close by & they were stocked really good with the things we needed. The post gas station was also close by and it said that it had bio-deisel and flex-fuel. We could not have asked for a better park to stay in.
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EJB Reviewed by EJB July 13, 2012
Last updated: July 13, 2012
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July 10-24, 2012

The MWR here at Annapolis is a great place to stay! We loved the atmosphere here and the outdoors in the middle of metropolis. We used it to stage jaunts to DC & other attractions around the area. The NEX & Commissary were close by & they were stocked really good with the things we needed. The post gas station was also close by and it said that it had bio-deisel and flex-fuel. We could not have asked for a better park to stay in.

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Stayed here two nights early Nov 2011. Found the check in staff Less than helpful. Was like pulling teeth to get info. This was our first military Fam Camp and although the area was convenient and the base was beautiful, the camp grounds were not very well kept. Sites were overgrown, Table pads were full of mud (side where we had to walk to enter trailer). Asked if someone could come and clean up the pad or if we could move to another site. the move was NO and basically it was NO to having some one down to the camping area to do that before the next day. Finally asked if we could have a small shovel or push broom etc. again the answer was NO..."wouldn't know where to find one". Bathrooms/showers are dingy and unkept. Only good thing was my wife did find a shovel in the women's bath!! LOL
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Nicknmoe Reviewed by Nicknmoe December 02, 2011
Last updated: December 03, 2011
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Nov 1, 2011

Stayed here two nights early Nov 2011. Found the check in staff Less than helpful. Was like pulling teeth to get info. This was our first military Fam Camp and although the area was convenient and the base was beautiful, the camp grounds were not very well kept. Sites were overgrown, Table pads were full of mud (side where we had to walk to enter trailer). Asked if someone could come and clean up the pad or if we could move to another site. the move was NO and basically it was NO to having some one down to the camping area to do that before the next day. Finally asked if we could have a small shovel or push broom etc. again the answer was NO..."wouldn't know where to find one". Bathrooms/showers are dingy and unkept. Only good thing was my wife did find a shovel in the women's bath!! LOL

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Nothing has changed since our first visit here in 2005. But we return every year. Rates have not changed either, still $18/$9 Golden Age Pass. Cleanliness has diminished since our last visit. It's still a good value though.
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NEMO Reviewed by NEMO October 03, 2011
Last updated: October 03, 2011
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September 27-30, 2011

Nothing has changed since our first visit here in 2005. But we return every year. Rates have not changed either, still $18/$9 Golden Age Pass. Cleanliness has diminished since our last visit. It's still a good value though.

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the location is great for visiting the area. the campground itself was a disgrace. weak power,dirty sites, the bathroom had the same garbage from the day we checked it until the day we left (7). complained daily, did not help. was told they were going to totally redo the campground. Has this ever happened? west point had a great campground, annapolis is the worst campground I have in even after 8 years of fulltimeing and using alot of private or public campgrounds.
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darshibe Reviewed by darshibe April 07, 2011
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2007

the location is great for visiting the area. the campground itself was a disgrace. weak power,dirty sites, the bathroom had the same garbage from the day we checked it until the day we left (7). complained daily, did not help. was told they were going to totally redo the campground. Has this ever happened? west point had a great campground, annapolis is the worst campground I have in even after 8 years of fulltimeing and using alot of private or public campgrounds.

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NEX gas station near the NEX/Commissary has a B20 Diesel Pump. It is set for only $35.00 limit on credit and debit. That will hardly fill a VW, but it takes multiple times to fill anything larger. The package store is operating from the NEX building temporarily.
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john_b Reviewed by john_b March 22, 2011
Last updated: March 22, 2011
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Feb 22, 2011

NEX gas station near the NEX/Commissary has a B20 Diesel Pump. It is set for only $35.00 limit on credit and debit. That will hardly fill a VW, but it takes multiple times to fill anything larger. The package store is operating from the NEX building temporarily.

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Stopped on the way south, easy to get to off US 301. Bathhouse was clean and warm! Called when we reached the FamCamp and they gave us a site, than drove to MWR to sign-in with just the pick-up. It would have been tight to drive our 42 ft 5th wheel there and turn around. Small FamCamp, but easy to get around. We had site 2, which is a pull thru. Looked like the only one.
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marsray Reviewed by marsray March 07, 2011
Last updated: March 07, 2011
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13 Jan 2011

Stopped on the way south, easy to get to off US 301. Bathhouse was clean and warm! Called when we reached the FamCamp and they gave us a site, than drove to MWR to sign-in with just the pick-up. It would have been tight to drive our 42 ft 5th wheel there and turn around. Small FamCamp, but easy to get around. We had site 2, which is a pull thru. Looked like the only one.

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C.H. left this review using the Directory software: We stop here most years on our way south for the winter. Coming down US301 and across the Bay Bridge, the FAMCAMP is only a couple of miles to side-track to. I agree with previous recent reviews that the bathhouse has definitely improved - amazing what a coat of paint will do. It was much cleaner than on previous visits. One checks in at MWR located in the base gym. If you have only the motor home and no toad, there's a large parking lot on the left past the gym at the end of the road, only a short walk back to the gym. Retirees can eat in the mess hall - we enjoyed a delicious chicken cordon bleu dinner for $4.25 each.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy November 24, 2010
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Nov. 15, 2010

C.H. left this review using the Directory software: We stop here most years on our way south for the winter. Coming down US301 and across the Bay Bridge, the FAMCAMP is only a couple of miles to side-track to. I agree with previous recent reviews that the bathhouse has definitely improved - amazing what a coat of paint will do. It was much cleaner than on previous visits. One checks in at MWR located in the base gym. If you have only the motor home and no toad, there's a large parking lot on the left past the gym at the end of the road, only a short walk back to the gym. Retirees can eat in the mess hall - we enjoyed a delicious chicken cordon bleu dinner for $4.25 each.

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This updates my review of July 2009. Not much has changed. However the bath house has had some attention. New partitions in the "commode" area for both mens and womens sides and fresh paint on the walls and decks on the mens sides have brightened up the facilities and made them easier to clean. So, someone is trying to keep the facilities acceptable!! The cleaning crew provides daily attention. In talking with the MWR folks, the funding for improvements remains "iffy". Rates are holding at $18/night, $9/night with Golden Age/Senior Pass. It remains, however, a great value for this area, the National Capital Region.
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NEMO Reviewed by NEMO September 13, 2010
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September 12, 2010

This updates my review of July 2009. Not much has changed. However the bath house has had some attention. New partitions in the "commode" area for both mens and womens sides and fresh paint on the walls and decks on the mens sides have brightened up the facilities and made them easier to clean. So, someone is trying to keep the facilities acceptable!! The cleaning crew provides daily attention. In talking with the MWR folks, the funding for improvements remains "iffy". Rates are holding at $18/night, $9/night with Golden Age/Senior Pass. It remains, however, a great value for this area, the National Capital Region.

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We agree with previous comments and nothing much has changed. The campground is old and a bit overgrown with branches and vines hanging over the dirt road. The sites are paved and level and we did not have any trouble with the 30 amp power except when we tried to run both A/C units. No problems running just one unit, thank goodness, as it was hot and humid. Bathhouse is very old and we did not use it. Best thing about this CG is the location. Just minutes from the Academy and easy access to Baltimore and DC. And the price of just $9 with the Golden Access card can't be beat. We would definitely stay here again.
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dddlin Reviewed by dddlin June 15, 2010
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June 10-14, 2010

We agree with previous comments and nothing much has changed. The campground is old and a bit overgrown with branches and vines hanging over the dirt road. The sites are paved and level and we did not have any trouble with the 30 amp power except when we tried to run both A/C units. No problems running just one unit, thank goodness, as it was hot and humid. Bathhouse is very old and we did not use it. Best thing about this CG is the location. Just minutes from the Academy and easy access to Baltimore and DC. And the price of just $9 with the Golden Access card can't be beat. We would definitely stay here again.

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R.H. left this review using the Directory software: Rustic campground. Clean, but not immaculate. Bath/Shower house in poor shape. No laundry facility at campground or on station. Used public Laundromat near Naval Academy. Possible low or variable voltage.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy October 27, 2009
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Oct, 18-23, 2009

R.H. left this review using the Directory software: Rustic campground. Clean, but not immaculate. Bath/Shower house in poor shape. No laundry facility at campground or on station. Used public Laundromat near Naval Academy. Possible low or variable voltage.

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This is a small park that needs work. Improvements have been on and off the schedule over the past several years. Funding always seems to get diverted elsewhere. Check-in has returned to the front lobby of the Rec Building. That being said, the convenience to Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington DC cannot be beat for the price; $18/night, $9/night with Golden Age/Senior Pass (which is why I have been coming here every year since 2005). The park is generally quiet, though in July/August, the Naval Academy Midshipmen bring the Plebes here at 7AM for their running exercises. There’s the concomitant “HooRah, etc” that goes with 18-19 year olds trying to impress their “mentors”. I don’t know why they chose this spot; maybe I’ll write the Superintendent and ask him (I know him!). There are 14 RV sites and 2 “primitive” sites. Each RV site has 30 Amp Electric and water hook-ups and a picnic table. A common sewer dump is located adjacent to the bathhouse, with a set back requiring a 15-foot hose or some maneuvering to get in dumping position. All sites have level concrete pads, about 28 feet long; at least half can accommodate a big rig up to 38 ft. Sites 11 and 12 can handle a 40 footer (tucked in tight). Site 2 is the only pull-thru. The bathhouse leaves a lot to be desired. It is cleaned daily but the lack of paint and fixture upgrades has taken its toll. The showers are hot and the toilets work. If you have teenage or younger girls, you will precede them to take care of the spiders and other creepy crawlers that live there despite the cleaners. Or, just listen for the screams of terror and then go and take care of them. Exchange, commissary, package store (Class 6), gas station and rec center are less than a half-mile away. The US Naval Academy, about a mile away, has a respectable medical facility and pharmacy (if they don’t have it, they’re connected to the US Navy’s Bethesda National Medical Center, so if you have the time, you can get it). You won’t come to this FamCamp to hang around all day, rather use it as a base camp to explore and enjoy all that National Capitol Region offers. So if you can suck it up with respect to its shortcomings, ENJOY!!!
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NEMO Reviewed by NEMO July 11, 2009
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July 7-12, 2009

This is a small park that needs work. Improvements have been on and off the schedule over the past several years. Funding always seems to get diverted elsewhere. Check-in has returned to the front lobby of the Rec Building. That being said, the convenience to Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington DC cannot be beat for the price; $18/night, $9/night with Golden Age/Senior Pass (which is why I have been coming here every year since 2005). The park is generally quiet, though in July/August, the Naval Academy Midshipmen bring the Plebes here at 7AM for their running exercises. There’s the concomitant “HooRah, etc” that goes with 18-19 year olds trying to impress their “mentors”. I don’t know why they chose this spot; maybe I’ll write the Superintendent and ask him (I know him!). There are 14 RV sites and 2 “primitive” sites. Each RV site has 30 Amp Electric and water hook-ups and a picnic table. A common sewer dump is located adjacent to the bathhouse, with a set back requiring a 15-foot hose or some maneuvering to get in dumping position. All sites have level concrete pads, about 28 feet long; at least half can accommodate a big rig up to 38 ft. Sites 11 and 12 can handle a 40 footer (tucked in tight). Site 2 is the only pull-thru. The bathhouse leaves a lot to be desired. It is cleaned daily but the lack of paint and fixture upgrades has taken its toll. The showers are hot and the toilets work. If you have teenage or younger girls, you will precede them to take care of the spiders and other creepy crawlers that live there despite the cleaners. Or, just listen for the screams of terror and then go and take care of them. Exchange, commissary, package store (Class 6), gas station and rec center are less than a half-mile away. The US Naval Academy, about a mile away, has a respectable medical facility and pharmacy (if they don’t have it, they’re connected to the US Navy’s Bethesda National Medical Center, so if you have the time, you can get it). You won’t come to this FamCamp to hang around all day, rather use it as a base camp to explore and enjoy all that National Capitol Region offers. So if you can suck it up with respect to its shortcomings, ENJOY!!!

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C.H. left this review using the Directory software: Very handy location. Satellite TV (DISH Network, anyway,) is possible only from sites 4,5, or 6. Verizon Broadband Access available. Same old bathhouse - nothing fancy, but at least the water is nice and hot in the showers. I asked the gal that checked me in at MWR about the rumored closing for renovations. She couldn't tell me when, if at all, it might happen. Also, the check-in place has moved from the front of the gym/rec center to downstairs to the Liberty Lounge in the rear of the gym building. I wouldn't exactly call it big-rig friendly, but with care most sites can handle good-sized rigs.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy November 14, 2008
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13-15 Nov 2008

C.H. left this review using the Directory software: Very handy location. Satellite TV (DISH Network, anyway,) is possible only from sites 4,5, or 6. Verizon Broadband Access available. Same old bathhouse - nothing fancy, but at least the water is nice and hot in the showers. I asked the gal that checked me in at MWR about the rumored closing for renovations. She couldn't tell me when, if at all, it might happen. Also, the check-in place has moved from the front of the gym/rec center to downstairs to the Liberty Lounge in the rear of the gym building. I wouldn't exactly call it big-rig friendly, but with care most sites can handle good-sized rigs.

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