Campground on Fort Bragg, which is one of the largest, most important posts in the entire Army.
Smith Lake Army RV ParkNew
Type of site
$23 - $25
Cabins (sleeps 8)
Cabins (sleeps 4)
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Aug 19 - Sept 4, 2016
May 19 2016
26 Feb- 13 Mar 2016
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 10-12, 2013
We spent three nights at campsite 3A and had a good experience. This is one of the full hookup campsites on the upper ring. I learned that programming 1199 Honeycutt Road into my GPS took me to the new paved road going into MWR and the campground. They are telling people use 1200, but that is actually on the opposite side of the road. The MWR office is now closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, but there was a package with our name in a holder on the front porch of MWR that had a map and information that we needed to get to the campsite. We went in on Thursday and paid the rest of our fee and the personnel were very hospitable. The restroom and shower facilities looked pretty new and were always clean. We used the laundry facility, which is on the back of the second (older) restroom facility. The washers and dryers looked almost new and worked fine. All the sites now have concrete slabs, but I was told that the lower ones on the lake were not level, possibly for drainage. As I said, we had a good experience and I will stay there again if we are in the area. The only downside I saw was that the gravel road to and through the campground was very dusty.
July 8, 2013
We were able to stay for 6 nights at the new sites they put in April,2013 sites 19-24. I don't know what they were thinking when they built these sites. Even though the view is outstanding, facing the lake and beach area, the sites are all unlevel. We tried three different sites in row and all of them left our front wheel, totally depending on the levelers at least two feet off the ground leaving us totally dependent on our levelers to keep us level and we still weren't level. We were planning to leave. My husband was so mad that he was cursing like I've never heard before. I went to the front office to complain and asked to be moved to an adjacent spot only to find out that it too was not level. Jamel, the clerk in the office was very helpful in trying to accommodate us but Mrs. Brown, well she was not so nice and while explaining to her our problem once Jamel was off work, she wrote down the new site we decided to stay in on my parking slip, but failed to write it down in the books and didn't seem like she wanted to be bothered by us either. We finally decided to stay in site 21 but pull off the concrete pad into the gravel/dirt area in front to finally get it leveled. It's parked close to the front dirt road that cars come down but at least were are not two feet off the ground now. Other then that, great beautiful place with great views. Advice is that they should redo these spots and make them level and not just throw concrete down and call it a padded site.
March 17, 2013
I gave this facility low ratings due to my experience with the MWR person in the office. My wife and I drove from Laurinburg to view the site prior to bringing our Motor Home. I stood in the office and was ignored by David the Host. Mr Knight, Custodial Worker, came in and politely greeted me. David still ignored me. I then asked him for directions to the RV campground. Without looking at me he said "we are full." I said I only want to look at the campground. He finally turned around and said' "no use looking we are full and we are constructing some new sites they will be open in April." I then said we only want to look at the campground I do not have my coach with me. He said "We are full" and then turned back to his computer and ignored me. I turned to leave and Mr Knight was following me out and I asked him if this was how they treated customers and military personnel. Mr Knight then apologized for Ft. Bragg and MWR. Mr Knight, although he was off the time clock, took me to the clay target campground. Mr Knight is an asset to this organization. My Wife and I have stayed at military campgrounds from Washington State to Sigsbee Fl., and many other military campgrounds between. This is the first time I have encountered this type of disrespect.
July 3-10, 2012
Beautiful area & sites 1a-9a have the hookups on drivers side while sites 1-9 have the hookups on passenger side. You'll need extra sewer, water, & electric for the hook ups. Follow the directions given by the write- up from Oct bellow. We have enjoyed our stay & recommend this location to all.