We had been here 4years ago. We actually came when they first opened. This time we stayed because of health reasons. I needed to go to Johns Hopkins for s condition they specialize in. We tried to get a site weeks in advance for my first appointment. They said they were full so we went to the Naval Academy that has primitive sites and would never be our first choice. We live in DE so it is much easier staying at a RV site because of our dog, and it is also a v ry long ride in one day. My next scheduled appointment ( for surgery) they did not have a space a month ahead of time. My 8 week check up we were able to get a site. Sadly when we got there we realize why it was hard to get a spot. They had so many homesteaders. They should hang a sign trailer park. They had this problem when we were there years ago, but was told they were changing the rules. I could not believe it when we saw a couple who were there when we were there 4 years ago, sadly we have seen this problem at many of the Fam camps which makes it hard to utilize this wonderful benifit. There was 2 homesteaders at Annapolis which meant they lived there without full facility’s. The one problem we had was a mean women who waited on my husband. Thankfully another women stepped in. I need to go back to the doctor in 8 weeks, hopefully we can make the 2.5 Miles one way, and get someone to check on our dog. A nice campground all in all, if you don’t mind a upscale price, kids everywhere’s, sheds, and messy site. One site had a boat.
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.
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.
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.
J.C. left this review using the Directory software: Clean and well run and convenient to Baltimore and Washington DC. Wish the roads in the campground were wider so as to make access easier. Our 45 foot coach fit into the site, but getting into the site was hard because of the narrow roads in the park. There is no WiFi.
We use the Ft Meade Campground, about 4 times a year. Though pricey, it is a very nice campground. We know Sherry well, and agree 100% that she is a real gem. She remembers us everytime we check in. I know she had been off for sometime, and was greatly missed. I am so sorry to hear she is back in the hospital, we to will keep her in out prayers. The Campground would not be the same without her.
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