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Camp Meade RV Park

Location

Installation
Fort George G. Meade, Laurel, MD
GPS Coordinates
39.0951, -76.7307
Location Information
Fort George G. Meade, Laurel, MD
RV Gate Coordinates
39.09452, -76.7588

Directions

Directions
Using exit 8 off of MD 32 to enter Ft Meade with your camper, enter the roundabout and bypass the Main Gate. Take the next right off the roundabout which looks (and is) the entrance ramp onto MD 32 west. There is an exit off that road that takes you to the Truck Gate/NSA Gate. You will be driving on the left side of a road that is divided and one-way. When you reach the check-point and finish, you make a U-turn to the right in the parking lot and go back through the gate up the opposite side of the one-way road you came in on. When you reach a stop sign, turn right – (left takes you to an NSA gate where you will have you turn around). Once on Ft Meade, turn left onto Mapes Road. Follow Mapes Road to the fifth stop light and turn right onto Ernie Pyle Road. Go to the stop sign and turn right onto Llewellyn Avenue. Go approximately 1/4 of a mile and turn left onto Wilson Street (the sign for Wilson is on the opposite side of Llewellyn). The park office will be on your left approximately a 1/4 of a mile down Wilson Street (Building 2300).

Contact Information

Phone Number
(888) 722-4237
Mailing Address
RV Park, 2300 Wilson Street, Fort Meade, MD 20755-5071
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD and EPA Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations can be made for up to 30 days in peak season (Apr 1 - Nov 15) and 60 days in peak season. Soldiers can always make a 60 day reservation. Extensions may be granted ONLY on last day of your stay. You may need to leave the park until a site becomes available. 1 night's deposit required to hold reservation.
Internet Access
Two dial-up phone access in lounge.
Mail Forwarding
(Your name), c/o General Delivery, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-9999
Pet Information
Allowed, with usual leash and clean-up rules. Pets are not allowed in the cabins or lounge.
Campground Information
Rates vary based on back-in (lower) or pull-thru (higher) site and season. On cabins, there is a $25 security deposit that is refunded back to you upon check out. If you wish to hook up an RV in the Cabin pad site next to the cabin and use both cabin and pad it is $45 a night with the security deposit. If you just wish to hook up to the Cabin Pad it is $20 and there is no electricity to the Cabin pad.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Auto Hobby Shop, Ball Field, Banquet Hall, Bowling Center, Chapel, Game Room, Propane, Recreation Equipment, RV Storage, Trailer Rental, Volleyball.
Amenities
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Golf
  • Equestrian
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Site
50
W/20,30,50A/S
$36 - $42
$210 - $252
$870 - $1050
Overflow
6
None
$15
$N/A
N/A
Camper Cabins
4
Full
$50
N/
N/A

Other Information

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Weather Information

A popular destination in itself, yet close to visiting Washington, D.C.

Attachments

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  • Fort Meade RV Park Map
    Map of the RV Park
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    125
  • Fort Meade Base Map
    172 KB
    pdf
    2009

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Oct 3- 7, 2016

Nice park. New concrete pads are nice but not level in the first area in the trees. Satellite reception not good there either. Pricey here for a military park....increases every time we come back. But we have friends in the area. Overall big sites and nice park.

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Aug 2016

This was our first stay here. Had an good visit with family and friends. Had been stationed in the area during the late '60s. The prices were much higher and traffic much worse on base too. Roads on base were in poor repair and markings virtually non-existent. The famcamp and restrooms were clean and yard well maintained. Staff was friendly and helpful. The prices were high, but considering the area almost acceptable. The staff was accommodating in helping us to avoid the musical campsite moving, we only had to move once during a two week stay (thanks staff). Hope to return next spring when our grand daughter graduates from HS.

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Jun - Dec 2016

Staying in the park until retirement. Best of the FAMCamps in the area. Staff is very friendly, sites are clean (concrete pads) and some site patios are concrete, otherwise they are gravel/grass. Lesson learned: As to the musical sites, when you make a reservation and only pay the deposit, you are not guaranteed that site! You must pay the full cost of your stay to guarantee and stay in the site you have selected. Wifi is new within the last year but an extender is needed to boost the signal. No signal what so ever for the back half of the campground. Bathrooms/laundry room/rec rooms cleaned every day and are nice.

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4 - 11 May 2016

This was our fist time back at Camp Meade since 2011.  W/S were adequate, electric marginal.  Sadly, it continues to be a wonderful facility hampered by poor management at its office and, I suspect, poor support from post leadership.  Several of the people at the Famcamp office (at the entrance to the camp) admit freely they've never been into the campground!  There are a few great people in the office too. The percentage of long-term residents has grown since 2011, but may be legitimate under post policy.  As others have mentioned, staff continues the often pointless forced campsite musical chairs game.  While they did recently resolve the mold issue that had the rec room shut down (for over 4 years), the Famcamp suffers from a lack of facilities maintenance.  It's sad because this has been and could again be one of the top Famcamps in the system.

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June 14-16, 2016

Check-in was smooth and friendly.  Sites are clean and spacious.  The campground is wooded, thus expect many sites to be satellite unfriendly.  WiFi is not available in the campground, only in the office.  Daily cost just rose to $42, which is a bit pricey for a military campground.  Very convenient to Washington, DC and all the capital has to offer.

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March through May 2016

We have family in the area and stay here often.  In older reviews, the quality and courtesy of the staff came into question; the current staff are A+.  Very helpful and accommodating.  Trying to juggle sites to fit your needs.  There are many active duty and contractors here; however, there always seems to be a few sites available (with the exception of Memorial Day Weekend & Navel Academy Grad Week).  The stay limits seem to be enforced and you often see the Actives switching sites or leaving for a few days (5 day absence is required after you have stayed your limit).  There is no cable and wifi is only good close to the office.  Sat reception is iffy due to the tall trees.  The Commissary is close by as are Baltimore and Washington and Annapolis.  Propane is available during MWR work hours.  I don't think there are any Camp Hosts.  All issues are addressed by MWR during work hours.  Effective July 1, 2016 the rates at Ft. Meade will increase to: Back-in: $36 DAILY, $210 WEEKLY, AND $870 MONTHLY. Pull-through: $42 DAILY, $$252 WEEKLY, AND $1050 MONTHLY.

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May 6 - June 5, 2016

We have stayed at Fort Meade multiple times while visiting family in the area, and not too much has changed over the years.  It is a great location for visiting the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  The RV park has nice level concrete sites.  The hookups are good with the exception of the high iron content in the base water supply.  You definitely need to filter the water before using it.  The RV park FINALLY installed WiFi, however it is really only accessible from within the community room.  If you have an external WiFi antenna, you may be able to access it from your RV.  Verizon service, while in the RV park, is not good (one or two bars).  The base amenities are tremendous:  a large commissary and exchange and a great gym.  Full recycling is located just around the corner from the RV park on Rock Road.  A sign was posted in the RV park, just as we were leaving, stating that the RV park rates were going to increase effective July 1, 2016.  It did not state what the new prices would be, but at $38/night or $960/month (current rates for a pull-thru site), this park already was one of the more expensive military RV parks.  If they are going to raise rates, they could at least expand the WiFi and include recycling services within the RV park.

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(Updated: April 03, 2016)
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Mar 2016

No cable or Wi-Fi and TV air signal is poor. The CG itself was extremely well maintained. Sites are level concrete pads. We had a pull-thru. The CG was almost full, mostly with permanents. For the off-season they have heated blankets over the water access. The price of $38 seemed high for the amenities provided, but what a great location to see Washington, Annapolis or Baltimore. We had to drive a few miles on base from gate to CG, but really easy on/off access to Rt 32. Watch going out the gate as it is toll booth width. I was watching the concrete bollards on my side & almost took out the passenger side mirror. We stayed in a motorhome. Oh, yes, almost forgot; our stay was a week night so can't comment about the weekend, but be prepared for 0630 reveille to be blared over an excellent PA system! Certainly got us out of bed.

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July 4-11, 2015

We stayed at the Ft Meade Campground as a stopping place on our trip down to and back from Myrtle Beach. When we got to our site on our way down we all looked at each other and said "Can we stay here for the week?" Very clean campground with well layed out sites. We had a back in site on our way down and a pull through on the way back. I had no trouble getting a 42' 5th wheel into and out of either. The MWR Office was very helpful with both of our nights being on the weekend when they are closes. I got phone messages on my cell phone giving us the codes to get into the campground and for the shower facility. We are already planning on coming down and staying to do the "Washington" thing some time next year and will definitely stay here when we do.

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April 25-29, 2015

Sea Mist in Virginia Beach on the 13th, now Camp Meade on the 25th, I’m really pushing this new RV thing. We came here to visit my son and grand kids, my son is stationed here. This is a very nice park. Quite a few log term campers, but still plenty of empty sites the week we were here. I read one of the previous posts about the shower rooms and he/she was spot on, they are individual rooms clean and private. Access to Post was easy, my son checked with the guard at the Reese gate about RVs. Guard said no problem. I showed up Saturday afternoon and had no problems with my GMC 2500 and 33 ft 5er that requires 12’5” clearance. If you enter via this gate make the first left on Ernie Pyle st. cross Mapes Rd (flashing red light) Turn right on Llewellyn Ave (Stop Sign), and left on Wilson St. (at hospital). Camp Mead is on your left, lots of parking for RVs. Yes the office has limited duty hrs, closed on weekends. However I made reservation for a Sat arrival and on the Friday before they called me and provided a site number and codes for the entry gate, and bathhouse, on Monday morning at 0900 they called and politely asked me to stop by to register. Very pleasant happy people. I will be here again. Super quiet, comfortable park.

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Nov-Jan 2015

We 'wintered' here and it was perfect! They allow you to skirt your RV unlike Andrews which helped allot. Nice office with multiple employees with regular hours. Can refill propane onsite. Two large shower/ laundry facilities. 5 miles from Metro.

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(Updated: November 11, 2014)
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Nov 2-7, 2014

A very pleasant first-time experience in this campground. I absolutely will return. Having read previous posts I was pleasantly surprised to NOT find grumpy, unhelpful management. The staff that runs the facility could not be friendlier or more accommodating. My only dings on amenities/facilities, and thus the reason for four stars instead of five, are (1) No WiFi in the campground and (2) Office hours. It is hard to reconcile an "Outdoor Recreation Facility" that limits its hours to 0800-1600 Mon-Fri. My military experience was that most "outdoor recreation" was done after hours and weekends. One afternoon I returned to my campsite at 1630 to find somebody had made off with my power cord (connection to shore power). I had to wait until the next day to speak with someone in Outdoor Rec and get it back (a Good Sam though someone left the power cord behind and turned it into the office). Admittedly, a relatively minor point. The shower, restroom, and laundry facilities were spotless; although perhaps we can turn the temperature up a few degrees in those shower rooms (yes; shower ROOMS -- each shower is a self-contained key-pad accessible room with shower, toilet, sink, mirror, electric outlets . . . VERY convenient). The cumbersome Post access through the truck/delivery gate is due to the oversized nature of many RVs (can't fit through the normal Post gates). If traveling in a Class B (as I was), access through the normal gates is easy and painless. Just be sure to have your ID handy to present to security.

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Sept 7-12, 2014

We have stayed at this park before and would do so again. Yes, the price is high for a Famcamp but when you consider the area it is just fine. We have stayed at a few Famcamps that are in the $30 range. We paid $33 a night here. Our only complaint about the campground - the building next door has a brand new loudspeaker that they are very proud of and it is LOUD! Reveille is played at 6:30 AM, colors at 5:00 PM and Taps at 9:00 PM. You will not miss them as the sound echoes through the park. Not the parks fault but don't jump a foot when it starts! I am used to hearing these, just not so LOUD. I submitted a change to the directions. Once you get through the commercial gate and turn left on Mapes road, follow it until it ends at Ernie Pyle Road and turn right. Turn right at Llewellyn (stop sign), and then left on Wilson. Outdoor Rec will be up on your left. Park in the lot and check in.

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May 5 through June 1, 2014

We have stayed here multiple times over the past couple of years, and there is one thing of which you can be sure--nothing ever changes. Yes, it is an ideal location. Yes, they have nice, wide concrete sites. Yes, there is not another RV park in the area that comes close to the price of this park. With that being said, there has been no effort to improve the RV experience at this park in years. We paid $231 per week for our four week stay. We have stayed in many military RV parks across the eastern and southern United States, and nobody charges more for less than this park. The water quality is absolutely horrible. There is a lot of iron in the water, and dark orange surges are common. Plan on going through at least one water filter per week. There are many overhanging trees throughout the park that need trimming. It is virtually impossible to drive through the park without brushing against tree branches. There is still no WiFi and there is no plan to add it to the park's amenities. The office staff is friendly enough, but after you check in, you will not hear from them again unless they have a problem with something you are doing. Here is the crazy thing--we will definitely stay here again because it is still the best deal in the area--and they know it.

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Sep - Oct 2013

It was our first time to stay here. I hope these extra instructions help other first-timers. Using exit 8 off of MD 32 to enter Ft Meade with your camper, enter the roundabout and bypass the Main Gate. Take the next right off the roundabout which looks (and is) the entrance ramp onto MD 32 west. There is an exit off that road that takes you to the Truck Gate/NSA Gate. You will be driving on the left side of a road that is divided and one-way. When you reach the check-point and finish, you make a U-turn to the right in the parking lot and go back through the gate up the opposite side of the one-way road you came in on. When you reach a stop sign, turn right – (left takes you to an NSA gate where you will have you turn around). You are on Ft Meade and can proceed to the campground by taking a left onto Mapes Road at the first traffic light. We enjoyed the camp and found the staff very helpful. I had a medical emergency and had to extend our stay which the staff was reluctant but did work something out for us to stay. The campground is across the street from a small lake with a paved path plus you see deer and ground hogs almost anytime you are walking. It is expensive and the long parking pad had the water/electricity located about middle of the pad so I could not back to the end and reach the plug-in at the rear of my 5th wheel. I would recommend this campground and would stay again (non-emergency).

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Oct 25, 2013

I maybe adding a comment once we get there, since I have read the posts, and how the campground is being take care of. The homesteader I am sure don't complain since they are double dipping (getting paid more for living allowance than they pay there). Even though it is one of the pricier parks it is still a bargain for homesteaders. I thought I had read at onetime, that active and retired military, could get a site before DOD civilian and contractors. Is this no longer true? Apparently this is not true at FT Meade, which seems to be a homesteaders meca, especially since of BRAC. We called Ft Meade RV CG and requested a back-in site (which are cheaper) for 5 days. We were told they only had one for 2 days, but we could get a pull through (more expensive). I know FT Meade has many DOD and Contractor homesteaders from the years we have used their campground. Our family lives in the area and we stay there when we visit MD. I thought as the rules stand, they would have to move someone, either a homesteader, or DOD/Contractor, to open a site. I really don't feel it is fair, that we will be spending much more for a site, when we are "guest" using the park for Recreation, and the campgrounds are called RV parks. :( :angry:

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Oct 5, 2013

I read the previous review and I agree the grass is cut and the dumpster was not over flowing. I was in site 23, a pull through for $38, and had great difficulty getting into my site and out of it because of tree limbs and branches that scraped the sides and roof of my coach. There was also what I believe a telephone junction box in my site, front right, by the road that was probably 40 inches tall. It showed signs of being hit by previous rigs. With a tree on the left side it made turning left interesting. The roadways also need tree limbs trimmed. Although on previous stays I was told that nobody stays longer than 30 days, on this visit I was told that there are a large number of folks that do. I was told they can stay six months, depart for a day and return for six more. This is a convenient stop for us on a Saturday, so we can get on a jump on the D.C. beltway early Sunday morning but I think $38 is too much to charge for a military campground, especially one that is not maintained properly, and does not have cable or wifi.

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Sept. 22nd to Oct. 5th, 2013

This can be the one of the most expensive Military Parks in the system; however, costs can be brought into line with the weekly rate and a back-in site. The staff are friendly and, I was surprised, when they called us the day before our Sunday arrival, to provide gate codes and info. BTW - operations at the RV park seem unaffected by the shutdown. The area is well maintained with regular lawn maintenance and trash collection. It is a great location to visit Baltimore. Many of the sites are very spacious and most are shaded. Antennae picks up most of the local stations, if you have a sat-dish, many sites are blocked. We'll be back!

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Aug 16-17, 2013

Very nice clean park, but as with most of these facilities, they are becoming less of a value or benefit to RVers. Internet is available within 50 ft or so of the laundry area.

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30 April to 16 May 2013

R.L. left this review using the Directory software: - Absolutely disappointed with this park. We have stayed here several times over the past 5 years. They used to provide cable TV and wifi at a rate less than they charged us. Seems the Army is simply interested in gouging the RVers. We wont be back.

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