Richmond Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation RV Camp
Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support, Richmond, VA
DIRECTIONS FROM DOWNTOWN RICHMOND: Take I-95 South to Richmond. Following I-95 South to Exit 67, Chippenham Parkway North (Rt150). Get out of the right hand lane, because it makes you exit onto J.D. Highway. After you go under the overpass, you will see the sign for DSCR. Travel approximately 1 mile to the Strathmore Road Exit. (DSCR/DDRV). Turn left at the stop sign. Stay to the right at the fork in the road and proceed to the back gate. For additional directions or assistance call 804-279-4888 (DSCR Dispatch). ---- DIRECTIONS FROM MIDLOTHIAN: Take Midlothian Turnpike East towards Richmond. Proceed to Chippenham Parkway South. Take the Strathmore Road Exit. (DSCR/DDRV). Take the first right, then the first left. Proceed to the back gate. For additional directions or assistance call 804-279-4888 (DSCR Dispatch). ---- DIRECTIONS FROM CHESTER: Take Jefferson Davis Highway North to Chippenham Parkway North. Take the First exit – Strathmore Road (DSCR/DDRV). Turn left at the stop sign. Stay to the right at the fork in the road and proceed to the back gate. For additional directions or assistance call 804-279-4888. ---- DIRECTION FROM I-64 WEST: Take I-64 to exit 200 (I-295 US/60/Washington/Rocky Mt, NC). Keep left of the road and follow the sign for (I-295 S). Take the exit for I-295 and merge onto I-295. Take exit 25 (VA 895 W toll Road). Continue onto Chippenham Parkway/VA 150N. Take the First exit – Strathmore Road (DSCR/DDRV). Turn left at the stop sign. Stay to the right at the fork in the road and proceed to the back gate. For additional directions or assistance call 804-279-4888. ---- The Overnight Camping Lot is just up the road from the North (Back) Gate. ---- All visitors must use the North gate, or the Strathmore Road Exit off Chippenham Parkway (Route 150). Police Officers will direct all visitors to the Visitor's Center where temporary identification cards will be issued. All visitors must present a valid driver license and vehicle registration card in order for a temporary identification card to be issued.
Active, National Guard, Reservist, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD Civilians
Open year round.
Reservations accepted by calling (804) 279-1091.
Small pets allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules.
There is one paved black top road into the RV camp with a horseshoe type stone road with 6 sites branching off. There is a stay limit of 28 days. Outdoor grills are not allowed unless inspected and approved by the local Fire and Emergency Services staff.
FMWR RV Camp has six (6) fully operational sites which includes water, electricity, picnic tables and dump station. The RV Camp is located minutes from Richmond International Raceway and downtown Richmond, VA.
Doug Simpson's review in July pretty much is my assessment also. I gave the campground slightly higher marks because except for no sewer hookups, it's a perfect overnight stop if traveling on I95. It's close to the interstate and probably half the price of anything close. I'm worried we may lose it due to limited usage. There was no one here when Doug got here in July and no one here in October. Snow birds might want to check this out for an overnight stop on the way south.
There isn’t much to recommend this campground. There are no amenities at the campground or on the base – no bathhouse, restrooms, or laundry, no commissary or exchange. There is no office or camp host at the campground. No sewer hookups at the sites and I had to call the MWR office to get the location of the dump station. It is located about 100 yards north of the campground near a small building between the two RV storage lots. $20 a day is too high for this campground, in my opinion, unless you consider Richmond a prime destination. I guess I shouldn’t complain because there are not too many good camping options in or near Richmond. I am paying $400 for two weeks at the nearby Pocahontas State Park. But I recently left Camp Carlson at Fort Knox and Scott AFB near St. Louis where I paid $15 a day. Both of these campgrounds are much nicer than this one. The campground is small and located 0.75 miles from the back gate on the left side, just after you pass the second RV storage area. The exact location is 37.42548, -77.447043 on Google Maps. When I arrived the grass had been freshly mowed and the campground presented an attractive appearance. There is a row of large oak trees at each end of the campground. The surrounding area is an industrial area, probably large warehouses – the entire base may be an industrial area for all I know. I did not unhook and explore. The campground has four easy back-in and two long pull-thru sites and each one is fairly level. Lot of space between sites. Roads and sites are gravel except for the entrance road at one end which is asphalt. I made a reservation by calling the number listed in the U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks website and spoke to Charles. He took my credit card info and cheerfully answered my questions. He is located in a warehouse somewhere but I didn’t bother to ask directions. You can also pay using a drop box at the campground. I guess the word hasn’t gotten out on this campground because it was empty when I arrived. It has only been open since April.