Smith Lake Army RV Park

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Smith Lake Army RV Park

Location

Installation
Fort Bragg, Fayetville, NC
GPS Coordinates
35.14716, -78.92195
Location Information
Fort Bragg, Fayetville, NC

Directions

Directions
Murchison Rd (Hwy 210) and Honeycutt Rd. Turn East onto Honeycutt for approx. 2 miles (passing Smith Army Airfield and Texas Lake). Turn right onto Smith Lake Rd approx. 1 mile to the RV Park office on the left. There is a large parking lot area on the right. Do no drive past the office because the road dead ends and you may have a difficult time turning around. ---- McArthur Rd and Honeycutt Rd. Turn West onto Honeycutt Rd approx. 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Smith Lake Rd. approx. 1 mile to the RV Park office on the left. There is a large parking lot area on the right. Do no drive past the office because the road dead ends and you may have a difficult time turning around. ---- From I-95 North or South, Take Exit 58 onto Bypass I-295 approx. 7 miles Turn right onto Ramsey Street (Hwy 401) approx. 1/4 mile Turn left onto Andrews Rd. approx 1 1/2 miles Turn left onto McArthur Rd approx 1/4 mile Turn right onto Honeycutt Rd approx. 1/2 mile Turn left onto Smith Lake Rd. approx. 1 mile to the RV Park office on the left. There is a large parking lot area on the right. Do no drive past the office because the road dead ends and you may have a difficult time turning around.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(910) 396-5979/0005
Fax Number
(910) 907-2397
Mailing Address
Bldg Q-2812 Smith Lake Rd, Fort Bragg, NC 28310

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations accepted 90 days in advance.
Internet Access
None at the campground. Free WiFi at the Officers Club. Wifi (fee) available in the Exchange mall. For SPRINT PCS AIR CARD users, there is good reception and internet access
Pet Information
Allowed with the usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
Higher prices on FHU RV sites are for pull-through site. Pull-through RV sites have a 2 week stay limit. On other RV sites, there's a 60 day stay limit in the summer or 90 days stay limit in the winter. 2 day minimum stay on large cabins.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Discounts
$2 discount for America the Beautiful Card Holders
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Equestrian
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Swimming
  • Museum

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
30
W/30,50A/S
$23 - $25
N/A
N/A
Cabins (sleeps 8)
2
Full
$95
N/A
N/A
Cabins (sleeps 4)
12
Full
$45
N/A
N/A

Other Information

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Weather Information

Campground on Fort Bragg, which is one of the largest, most important posts in the entire Army.

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June 2017

We have stayed here a few times over the last four years and it is a nice place, not great place, but nice place. First off it is off-post so no gates to go through. Although the road into the campsite is gravel (and kicks up some dust), the sites have a large concrete slab. Most of the sites are big enough for a 40ft and tow vehicle. There are updated showers and restrooms, very large and clean. My major complaint is that the lake has never been open for use. I would appreciate being able to use the beach area at least. I was told it sustained some damage from a hurricane, but do not understand why the beach part could not be open. They have a couple playground areas and walking trails. They have mountain bike trails also. I hope you like to watch the helicopters fly over.

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27 Jun 2017

This was just an overnight stop so didn't check out all the facilities. However, campground appeared to be maintained and clean. All previous comments in regards to unlevel sites is correct. We were in site 10 (concrete pad) and our back lifts were fully extended and we still weren't level. Appears to be nice and quiet other than the helicopters flying just overhead until after midnight. This is not a complaint--just a comment. This is a military installation after all and I presume some night training was taking place. The office is manned from Thurs-Sat (or Sun). If you arrive any other day, there will be a packet in a rack at the front door of the office with your name on it and forms/info inside. The lake is currently closed to use due to damage from last year's hurricane. Note in regards to directions: if you are come from south I-95, you can't turn left onto 295. You either have to turn right and do a u-turn (can be challenging in a big rig) or drive thru the truck stop on the right side and come out on the access street that will allow you to turn left. The rest of the directions were correct. Ft Bragg North commissary (big) and very nice (large) exchange not too far from Smith Lake. 

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April 2017-June 2017

Location is nice and quiet; Cements pads are all unlevel; the value compared to other military campgrounds is high for the lack of amenities; NO cable, NO wifi and a dirt road; however we are being told that sometime in June 2017 the entire road will be paved throughout the campground; they are now refurbishing all of the cabins; We have stayed here before many times, this is the first time it has been long term. There are no discounts for longer stays or monthly rates. Everyone we talked to in the office seem very friendly and knowledgeable; the other downfall is the office is closed a couple of days when clearly they have enough workers to stagger and be staffed everyday.

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June14, 2017

This was easy to find. We did not have to go through a gate. It is off the installation but on Ft.Bragg property. We stayed in lot #18 with a 34ft fifth wheel. The concrete pad was large however not level. No big deal if you have your levelers. #18 is lake view, no one in your view out your front door. They have a prescribed burn until June 16th but being on the lower level the smoke isn't reaching is. We chose $18 /night for electric and water only. Full hook up is $25/night. There is a dump.

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February 2017

...very nice park and quiet. My site concrete pad was really off-level to the max! One of the jack starting spewing hydraulic fluid due to it's hyperextension. Had to lower it and placed extra blocks to level it without any hyperextensions. No damage done but was really concerned but all's well now. I just need to refill the reservoir when I get the time. Can't speak for the other pads but it looked off level too. Other than that, follow the directions to the camp office and do NOT pass it. Beware that there is an uphill dirt road drive to get to the RV sites which is of no concern. Oh, the dump station is on top of the hill near the cabins and not really easy to get to if you're a big boy (45 footer). It's tucked into a corner, not much maneuverability. I decided to forego the dump. More importantly, would I come back again --- most definitely!

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Aug 19 - Sept 4, 2016

This is our second time staying at Smith Lake and we absolutely love it!! The staff in the office is very friendly and accommodating. Along with all the maintenance workers. All the sites have a cement pad, the laundry was great, newer washers and dryers. We don't use the bath house so I can't tell you how it is. Smith Lake has a real nice park that always had some private picnics/parties going on. Basketball courts were nice. Every night we saw a lot of deer roaming around. They were so beautiful. Helicopters flew right over head every night and throughout the night,it didn't really bother us we thought it was cool. One night they hovered what we thought was right over our camper. I do have a few concerns: One is if you are staying at the campground you should be able to use the lake area with no extra charge. Half price is nice but included would be better as most campgrounds have at least a pool. However I do understand if you are using the skiing area. It seems no one follows the speed limit in the camping area, maintenance workers on gators and cars. We also noticed a lot of vehicles that were not staying or visiting anyone in the camping area driving through. There is absolutely no security! MP's drive through once a shift if they can (we spoke with one to ask). The security is a big concern! Even though I have some concerns we will definitely be staying here again.

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May 19 2016

Only stayed here one night just passing through, but it was nice. Nothing special but clean and well maintained and seems to be taken care of with pride. Some of the roads within the campgrounds are a little interesting, especially with a big rig but should not pose any problems(they are steep in some spots). The people are all real friendly and helpful.

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26 Feb- 13 Mar 2016

This is a really nice place, off the main road a couple miles paved till you get back in the campgrounds which is well graded gravel. Restrooms and area well maintained. It has a large lake but really only one little spot to fish, there are other lakes around though, watch out for the traffic in the mornings around 8 to 9 and 4 to 6, can be brutal. Of course there is Fort Bragg and Pope AF base at your back door, can get some what irritating with ordinance going off in the background, but when those helicopters fly over, sometimes after 10pm you lose tv reception unless you have satellite which I did a few days later. The staff is very helpful, basketball courts had no rims. Peadens seafood and bbq was good and reasonably priced. Very few people there, there off season, which I liked, no crowds. We will definitely stop in again.

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22 Jun-17 Jul and 18 Aug-30 Aug 15

Stayed there twice this summer. First time we stayed in the lower section. Even with the staff cleaning the bathrooms daily the bathrooms were dingy and rusted. Bugs made it into the facilities quickly after cleaning. The staff was incredibly nice and helpful; very customer oriented. The hours of operation weren't very helpful but if a staff member was in the office on a closed day they opened the door and helped you. When we first got to Fayetteville we were a bit lost. One of the staff actually drove to the entrance of the rec area (2-3 miles) to wave us down as we drove by. Very helpful. The second time we stayed on the upper end of the area. This area has newer facilities; clean. The electricity went out one day, 90+ degrees outside. It took several hours for the tech came out for the fix. There seems to be some great water sports/ beach area at the rec area. We didn't use them but I saw people using a large water skiing machine. We were pretty close to the base and the BX/commissary facilities; both of which area very good. We will stay there again.

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Feb 2015

Been there several times. Staff is always friendly, site is always clean. Wide concrete pads - a bit unleveled but very usable. Kids moved to the Fayetteville area so this is very handy for us. A few buts: But 1: Dirt road leading into the sites. Always covered with dust after just going pads. But 2: Laundry room and shower facilities (lower level) are dated and worn. Only 2 washers and dryers. Shower facilites on upper level are new and roomy. ut 3B: Not much else going on for outdoor activities (Lake Smith facilities were being repaired this year).

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December 2014

If you follow the directions on the Military Famcamp website, it's easy to find. We called ahead for reservations so check-in was easy. There are only 5 pull-thrus on their map. Roads are sandy. Pull-thru pads are concrete and level surrounded by sand and lots of pine trees. No wifi, no cable. No dog park but plenty of woods to walk them. Office staff was helpful & professional. Hookups were a little far. Nice place for 1-2 nights at $25 for 50 amp, full hookups.

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Oct 1st - Oct 8th, 2014

Please use the directions to the Fam Camp from this site otherwise the directions in the Military RV book are wrong. The gravel roads leading into the RV park get old and when people drive by everything gets very dusty. Nice concrete pads and nice setting amongst the pine trees. Only two washer/dryers but wasn't a problem except very small room. We would only stay one night or two in the future.

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Augt 8 - Sept 8, 2014

Rates have increased to $25 per night and $23 per night with senior access / America the beautiful card. However when you present your card for the discount, they look at it and tell you it doesn't say camping on the back, and no discount available. After calling America the beautiful to inquire about the card, they told us we had the most current card, and they do not mention the word camping on the card. Explained to staff at campground, but fell on deaf ears. So rates have increased $7 per night from our last visit here 3 months ago. However, no change in services , NO wifi, NO cable, and a dust bowl getting to campsites from the office.

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June 2014

If anyone has complaints about the office staff, please go to this site and let Command know. If we all make our complaints here and it falls on deaf ears, we will not get resolution. Good luck! https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=81393&s=249&dep=*DoD&sc=15

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17 -20 May 2014

This was our second stay at Smith Lake. 1) We arrived a couple of hours before the posted Check-In time and had to wait until Check-In time to be given our site assignment. There was plenty of parking area for us to wait in. So, just a note, you can arrive early, there is plenty of room to have a comfortable wait, but you can not check-in. 2) When allowed to Check-In there was some problems with my reservation. I do not believe this to be recurring problem, but you may want to confirm your reservations a few days after you make them. 3) My final concern is more of a safety issue. I ride a motorcycle, the roads are gravel, very steep, curved, and posted as "One Way". On two occasions, I was driving my motorcycle down a steep, gravel, curved road when a government-owned ATV came around the corner going the wrong way and at a very brisk pace. I was able to apply my brakes slowly and avoid the tires locking up, sliding over the gravel and causing damage to motorcycle and myself. If the park reads these reviews, "Please abide by your own speed limits and road signs. NOW THE GOOD. It is a very nice place to stay. It is like real camping. The setting is peaceful. The shower facilities are good. It is a bit dusty, but not as bad as some places. When planning your trips into Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, please note that many things are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Overall a great place.

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June 2014

We enjoyed our stay. We have a 34' TT. Pads (at least on the upper loop) were very level, easy to back into and spacious. Our 3 granddaughters were with us and enjoyed the "woods" experience. Would have been better but the water facilities were closed. Only real down side - unpaved road. The speed limit is very slow but I don't care how slow you go - DUST!

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2013-2014

Oh buyer beware!!! I used to love this place and then there's the office staff, specifically Jessica and a David, not that the manager is any better!!! These folks cover each others poor manners and lack of respect. I have had problems with all 3 of these lovely folks! It floors me how the speak to people let alone treat them! I still really love this place, the small cabins are great experience and the kids love it! The large cabins are just as well, although you can hear right through the walls and there is only one bathroom, still a good choice, full kitchen a plus! Value is good..... The amenities were great until they started to charge, you have to pay per person too. A bit annoying but, I can understand why they did it..... If you can totally ignore the poor form of the office staff this is still a great place to camp out and have some family fun.

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23 Nov- Dec 14 2013

Overall a nice campground. Tv reception not so good when the Helicopters were flying. Mostly at night until 22:00 hrs. When I left they were removing the lower concrete pads and replacing with new. Close to shopping commissary and PX were a few miles away.

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Dec 25, 2013

L.T. left this review using the Directory software: - It would be nice if they asphalt the main road around the RV park. Otherwise, it's pretty dusty in dry conditions. There are several new sites with concrete slabs. The main post and its amenities is several miles away and you have to go through the main gate.

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12-14 Oct 2013

Good experience. Great value. The new/lower paved sites are not level as stated previously. Prepare to elevate the RV on the lake side. Restrooms were adequate....cleaned at least daily. Easy access to Bragg...Honeycutt gate. Excellent Xchange and commissary. Bike/hiking paths on property. Office staff were pleasant.

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