JB Charleston RV Park

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Location

Installation
Joint Base Charleston, Charleston, SC
GPS Coordinates
32.9088, -80.0565
Location Information
Charleston AFB, Charleston, SC
RV Gate Coordinates
32.92186, -80.05914

Directions

Directions
Going south on I-26 take exit 209 for Ashley Phosphate Rd. At the end of the ramp turn right onto Ashley Phosphate Rd. Go about 1/2 mile and make a left turn onto Stall Rd. Go to the end of Stall Rd and turn right on Midland Park Rd. ---- ALTERNATE ROUTE: Going south on I-26 to the Aviation exit (exit 211) and turn right. ---- BOTH: Go over the tracks and turn right onto Perimeter Rd. Stay on Perimeter until you get to the X-ray machine in the right. Stop for the red light and wait until directed to proceed. Go to the second street on the right for the FamCamp.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(843) 963-1672/1732
Mailing Address
Outdoor Recreation Center, 437 SVS/SVRO, Bldg 647, Charleston AFB, SC 29404-5000

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DOD Civilians, Guests.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Not accepted.
Internet Access
WiFi available throughout the RV Park.
Mail Forwarding
UPS/FedEx: (Your name), c/o Outdoor Recreation Center, 101 Scarton Lane, Charleston AFB, SC 29404. -- USPS: Must use local General Delivery.
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
FAMCAMP is located in a nicely wooded area with huge old Oak Trees and Pines. Somewhat secluded but within close walking distance to a Picnic Area and Playground, ITT (Ticket and Travel office) and the Golf Course with snack bar for breakfast and lunch. Food delivery to the campground is available from the Club. Ashley and Cooper Area is available for 1-14 night stays. After 14 nights you must renew. If we are full you will have to move out until a space becomes available. The Moultrie area is for long term camping of greater than 14 nights and less than 2 years. You will be guaranteed your spot for the dates you are requesting but you must move out on the date you state you are leaving.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Low Country Club, Bowling Center, Arts & Craft Center, Auto Hobby Shop, Skeet & Trap Range, ITT, Long/Short term RV parking is available.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Class VI
  • Post Office
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
24
W/20,30,50A/S
$20
N/A
N/A
Long Term
18
W/20,30,50A/S
N/A
N/A
$500
Overflow
4
W/20,30,50A
$20
N/A
N/A
Tent
6
20,30A
$16
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
If on base longer than 24 hours, you must notify Security Police of firearms. They will store them in the base armory.
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Weather Information

The Joint Base Charleston RV Park provides a great atmosphere for family bonding or couples on the go.

Photos

Typical FHU Sites
Laundry 2
Site 16 FHU
Typical FHU Site
Restrooms/Showers/Laundry 2
Laundry Room 1
FamCamp Entrance
Restrooms/Showers/Laundry 1

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Just spent a week at the JB Charleston FamCamp and really enjoyed it. Camp Host Wes is a jewel and so helpful. Mostly nice level concrete pad pull throughs for short-stays.
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Ogburn Reviewed by Ogburn June 09, 2014
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May 29 - Jun 4, 2014

Just spent a week at the JB Charleston FamCamp and really enjoyed it. Camp Host Wes is a jewel and so helpful. Mostly nice level concrete pad pull throughs for short-stays.

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F.O. left this review using the Directory software: - First use of a military base RV site. Easy to get too off of I26 West. Only 2d exit off of I526. Great folks at the Outdoor Recreation Center and Campground. Made reservations for Downtown Carriage Ride, Patriot's Point and Ft Sumter at a significant discount from downtown. Easy to get too Charleston. I26 East straight into town. About 15 minutes when the traffic allows. Parking downtown is a challenge. Clean/new bathhouse and laundry. Secure/cypher locks on bathhouse doors. All new RV sites have a cement pad, new picnic table and 20/30/50 Amp electrical service. Require an extended (25 foot+) sewer line if your RV has a center discharge outlet. Drop is at the back of the pad behind the water and electrical hookups. Plenty of space to walk pets. Only noise was landings and takeoffs from the airbase which shares runways with Charleston International Airport. RV Coordinator lives on the site so is available 24/7. Only camper supply store is Camper's World on off of I26 West heading for Columbia on Rivers Road (SC 52 ?). Express Mart, PX and Commissary are easy to get too. Charleston Club (all ranks) is also easy to get too and food is great. So is the beer!!! Will definitely visit this location! Hope all military RV sites are up to these standards.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy June 09, 2014
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21-24 May 2014

F.O. left this review using the Directory software: - First use of a military base RV site. Easy to get too off of I26 West. Only 2d exit off of I526. Great folks at the Outdoor Recreation Center and Campground. Made reservations for Downtown Carriage Ride, Patriot's Point and Ft Sumter at a significant discount from downtown. Easy to get too Charleston. I26 East straight into town. About 15 minutes when the traffic allows. Parking downtown is a challenge. Clean/new bathhouse and laundry. Secure/cypher locks on bathhouse doors. All new RV sites have a cement pad, new picnic table and 20/30/50 Amp electrical service. Require an extended (25 foot+) sewer line if your RV has a center discharge outlet. Drop is at the back of the pad behind the water and electrical hookups. Plenty of space to walk pets. Only noise was landings and takeoffs from the airbase which shares runways with Charleston International Airport. RV Coordinator lives on the site so is available 24/7. Only camper supply store is Camper's World on off of I26 West heading for Columbia on Rivers Road (SC 52 ?). Express Mart, PX and Commissary are easy to get too. Charleston Club (all ranks) is also easy to get too and food is great. So is the beer!!! Will definitely visit this location! Hope all military RV sites are up to these standards.

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We came in from the southeast (?) and our gps took us right where we needed to be. Once you find Ashely Phosphate Rd the rest falls into place. Turn as described onto Stall Rd. At Stall and Midland Park Rd (there's a Big T gas station on the corner) you'll turn right to what is either referred to as Aviation Rd or Perimeter Rd. Another right turn will lead you to Rivers Gate where you will keep to the right to pass through the x ray. There is really no signage mentioning the gate. We arrived on a Sat. and waited at the x ray where a yellow light was flashing for 10-15 minutes. Not knowing if anyone knew we were there we drove ahead to the check point. A guard came out as soon as he saw us and directed us to turn around and wait at the x ray until the light turned green. It was not a difficult turn with our 37' fifth wheel. He explained the unit is staffed week days but on weekends there is usually only one person at the gate and he can't always leave immediately to activate the x-ray. It's really a straight shot through the machine and on to the base. On the plus side: we now know we can fit under a 13'6" clearance. Proceed along the entrance road to Scarlon Rd where you enter the campground. We'd tried calling ahead here and the Foster Creek park and got no answer so we took a chance on JB Charleston as they're first come first served. We got the last spot although there were several rigs in overflow. Site 18 in the Cooper area is nice and roomy with just the right amount of shade. However it's also closest to the road so there was some highway noise. The host sites were clearly identified and listed which was presently on duty. We were given our site and told to come back and register when it was convenient. We appreciated the maps and brochures of the area the host gave out. When we decided to extend out stay a few days later we couldn't find the host so we went to the rec office very nearby. The people on duty gladly extended our stay, stamped our frequent camper log and sold us tickets to local attractions. We were told no one is ever turned away...they make room even when overflow is full. We will definitely stay here again if in the area.
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bobcarollantz Reviewed by bobcarollantz May 13, 2014
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April 26-April 30, 2014

We came in from the southeast (?) and our gps took us right where we needed to be. Once you find Ashely Phosphate Rd the rest falls into place. Turn as described onto Stall Rd. At Stall and Midland Park Rd (there's a Big T gas station on the corner) you'll turn right to what is either referred to as Aviation Rd or Perimeter Rd. Another right turn will lead you to Rivers Gate where you will keep to the right to pass through the x ray. There is really no signage mentioning the gate. We arrived on a Sat. and waited at the x ray where a yellow light was flashing for 10-15 minutes. Not knowing if anyone knew we were there we drove ahead to the check point. A guard came out as soon as he saw us and directed us to turn around and wait at the x ray until the light turned green. It was not a difficult turn with our 37' fifth wheel. He explained the unit is staffed week days but on weekends there is usually only one person at the gate and he can't always leave immediately to activate the x-ray. It's really a straight shot through the machine and on to the base. On the plus side: we now know we can fit under a 13'6" clearance. Proceed along the entrance road to Scarlon Rd where you enter the campground. We'd tried calling ahead here and the Foster Creek park and got no answer so we took a chance on JB Charleston as they're first come first served. We got the last spot although there were several rigs in overflow. Site 18 in the Cooper area is nice and roomy with just the right amount of shade. However it's also closest to the road so there was some highway noise. The host sites were clearly identified and listed which was presently on duty. We were given our site and told to come back and register when it was convenient. We appreciated the maps and brochures of the area the host gave out. When we decided to extend out stay a few days later we couldn't find the host so we went to the rec office very nearby. The people on duty gladly extended our stay, stamped our frequent camper log and sold us tickets to local attractions. We were told no one is ever turned away...they make room even when overflow is full. We will definitely stay here again if in the area.

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Nice and clean park and it has 3 distinct areas - Long Termers (in the shade), Up Front (in the SUN) and back look by the new bathroom. The roadways are all paved and the the sites are cement and level! Area is well maintained with grass cut and clean facilities (new bathrooms). I was very disappointed to find the Charleston AFB allows people to "homestead" for LONG periods of times. In fact, ALL of the shaded sites are for LONG Termers and some of the other back sites are people "waiting" to get back into LONG TERM (shaded) areas. The Camp Host said that many (and I mean MANY) have been there for 2+ years with Heath (one of the previous Camp Hosts) being there for 5+ years! Also, the RV Park is run by the Camp Hosts! Even though the little sign says check in with the Camp Host or Outdoor Rec, we were turned away from Outdoor Rec and told to find the Camp Host. Also, we had a little trouble trying to locate the back gate (only gate allowed for RV entrance since the scan/xray all large vehicles. All signage at the Main Gate says to enter via Aviation Ave…however, there are NO signs to direct you to Aviation Ave and the GPS continues to want to take you to the Front Gate. The cost of the Laundry was astounding…$1.25! Just amazing how they gouge the RVers at Air Force bases when the Navy usually have laundry for FREE! The WiFi was WEAK! Depending on the location in the park, it was hit and miss -- mostly miss. While they do have WiFi hotspots/antennas throughout the park, they just don't work. Finally, the current Camp Host gives you a BUNCH of brochures for the local area. He also highlighted MANY areas on the base map…a little overkill especially if I can find the Charleston RV Park and back gate!
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MoBettr Reviewed by MoBettr May 12, 2014
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May 2014

Nice and clean park and it has 3 distinct areas - Long Termers (in the shade), Up Front (in the SUN) and back look by the new bathroom. The roadways are all paved and the the sites are cement and level! Area is well maintained with grass cut and clean facilities (new bathrooms). I was very disappointed to find the Charleston AFB allows people to "homestead" for LONG periods of times. In fact, ALL of the shaded sites are for LONG Termers and some of the other back sites are people "waiting" to get back into LONG TERM (shaded) areas. The Camp Host said that many (and I mean MANY) have been there for 2+ years with Heath (one of the previous Camp Hosts) being there for 5+ years! Also, the RV Park is run by the Camp Hosts! Even though the little sign says check in with the Camp Host or Outdoor Rec, we were turned away from Outdoor Rec and told to find the Camp Host. Also, we had a little trouble trying to locate the back gate (only gate allowed for RV entrance since the scan/xray all large vehicles. All signage at the Main Gate says to enter via Aviation Ave…however, there are NO signs to direct you to Aviation Ave and the GPS continues to want to take you to the Front Gate. The cost of the Laundry was astounding…$1.25! Just amazing how they gouge the RVers at Air Force bases when the Navy usually have laundry for FREE! The WiFi was WEAK! Depending on the location in the park, it was hit and miss -- mostly miss. While they do have WiFi hotspots/antennas throughout the park, they just don't work. Finally, the current Camp Host gives you a BUNCH of brochures for the local area. He also highlighted MANY areas on the base map…a little overkill especially if I can find the Charleston RV Park and back gate!

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Upon arrival we were greeted by T. And his wife Karen. They escorted us to our site and gave us a chance to settle in. T. returned about 30 minutes later with a plethora of information on activities in the Charleston area. He was knowledgable and friendly. We look forward to a return visit.
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Michgirv Reviewed by Michgirv May 06, 2014
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May 4-6, 2014

Upon arrival we were greeted by T. And his wife Karen. They escorted us to our site and gave us a chance to settle in. T. returned about 30 minutes later with a plethora of information on activities in the Charleston area. He was knowledgable and friendly. We look forward to a return visit.

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R.M. left this review using the Directory software: - stayed just one night was met by camp host T. helped with some information but did not receive a package as stated by prior persons comments. stayed in overflow which is fine as it has electric and water. campground could use cable tv. the base clubs or other places do not have delivery to the campground which would be nice after driving a long day. a list of food places from off base would help also. arriving at the gate I was not aware that you had to go through a vehicle x-ray machine. military guard was helpful in getting us turned around so we could go through the machine but the paid security person was not all that friendly or helpful. we have never had to go through an xray before and the guards should be more understanding. back to campground, it is very nice and clean and next to the rec area and golf course (golf course grill serves breakfast and lunch). outdoor rec should be open on saturdays not just weekdays. a better sign on roadway showing where to turn to famcamp is needed.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy March 31, 2014
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7 Mar 2014

R.M. left this review using the Directory software: - stayed just one night was met by camp host T. helped with some information but did not receive a package as stated by prior persons comments. stayed in overflow which is fine as it has electric and water. campground could use cable tv. the base clubs or other places do not have delivery to the campground which would be nice after driving a long day. a list of food places from off base would help also. arriving at the gate I was not aware that you had to go through a vehicle x-ray machine. military guard was helpful in getting us turned around so we could go through the machine but the paid security person was not all that friendly or helpful. we have never had to go through an xray before and the guards should be more understanding. back to campground, it is very nice and clean and next to the rec area and golf course (golf course grill serves breakfast and lunch). outdoor rec should be open on saturdays not just weekdays. a better sign on roadway showing where to turn to famcamp is needed.

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J.A. left this review using the Directory software: - Nice facility. The host was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us lots of good information for touring and even had a roll of quarters for the laundry facility. I would not hesitate to return to this fam camp.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy March 31, 2014
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January 2014

J.A. left this review using the Directory software: - Nice facility. The host was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us lots of good information for touring and even had a roll of quarters for the laundry facility. I would not hesitate to return to this fam camp.

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T.P. left this review using the Directory software: - Very nice, level RV sites. Well kept and friendly staff. ITT was nearby, so could get discount discounts easily to nearby attractions.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy March 31, 2014
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23-30 December 2013

T.P. left this review using the Directory software: - Very nice, level RV sites. Well kept and friendly staff. ITT was nearby, so could get discount discounts easily to nearby attractions.

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A great place to stay. The sites in the short term area were nicely setup to allow easy access to the water, electric and sewer hookups. Plenty of room on the concrete pad for our 32' trailer and truck. Still had room to walk around the trailer without stepping out into the dirt/sand area when it rained. Our welcome by "T" and Karen was the best we have ever had at any campground in over 15 years of camping. They provided an overview of the area plus recommendations on sights to see and restaurants. Throughout the stay, T and Allen were great hosts. We were fortunate to extend one additional week since there were some open spots when our initial 2 weeks were up. So much to do and see in the area. The only downside was the intermittent WIFi. The other recommendation was when we arrived it was rush hour off base and exiting I-26 at Ashley phosphate road was a challenge with a trailer. I would recommend going a few miles further on I26 east bound to aviation blvd and exit to the right toward the airport then turning on perimeter road from there. Much easier! Finally, the bathroom and laundry facilities were readily available and exceptionally clean.
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brettm3975 Reviewed by brettm3975 March 19, 2014
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March 3 - 23, 2014

A great place to stay. The sites in the short term area were nicely setup to allow easy access to the water, electric and sewer hookups. Plenty of room on the concrete pad for our 32' trailer and truck. Still had room to walk around the trailer without stepping out into the dirt/sand area when it rained. Our welcome by "T" and Karen was the best we have ever had at any campground in over 15 years of camping. They provided an overview of the area plus recommendations on sights to see and restaurants. Throughout the stay, T and Allen were great hosts. We were fortunate to extend one additional week since there were some open spots when our initial 2 weeks were up. So much to do and see in the area. The only downside was the intermittent WIFi. The other recommendation was when we arrived it was rush hour off base and exiting I-26 at Ashley phosphate road was a challenge with a trailer. I would recommend going a few miles further on I26 east bound to aviation blvd and exit to the right toward the airport then turning on perimeter road from there. Much easier! Finally, the bathroom and laundry facilities were readily available and exceptionally clean.

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This was our first trip ever... brand new travel trailer.... total newbies! We are so happy we picked this facility for our maiden voyage. "T" and Allen were very gracious campground hosts and helped us immensely with questions and "issues" with our new RV. The campground and facilities were VERY clean. We did find the WiFi signal to be a little weak, especially at peak usage times. Joint Base Charleston (ex Charleston AFB) is a great facility - small, modern, never congested. There is, of course, noise from the C-17's based there and adjacent Charleston Airport. We also grew accustomed to the daily reville, retreat and taps played over the loudspeaker system (M-F). The sounds of freedom! As others have noted, the Moultrie area is for long term campers, up to one year. Can't say as we agree with folks staying that long but someone in a much higher pay grade than us makes that decision! If you are active like us you will love this area. We rode our bikes and roller bladed on JB Charleston and rode bikes at the Marrington Multi-Use Trail near the JB Charleston Weapons Station (awesome 13-mile mountain bike trail thru woods and marsh...). We kayaked on Shem Creek in nearby Mount Pleasant. We also put our kayaks in on Foster Creek within the Marrington Multi-Use area but did not stay out long - LOTS of alligators! We are experienced kayakers but were not comfortable with so many of those critters around. Bottom line - great campground, great area! Even if the campground is full they will find someplace for you to stay. Thanks "T" and Allen for all of our help! The Yank & The Brit
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rettech1013 Reviewed by rettech1013 March 17, 2014
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March 10 - 15, 2014

This was our first trip ever... brand new travel trailer.... total newbies! We are so happy we picked this facility for our maiden voyage. "T" and Allen were very gracious campground hosts and helped us immensely with questions and "issues" with our new RV. The campground and facilities were VERY clean. We did find the WiFi signal to be a little weak, especially at peak usage times. Joint Base Charleston (ex Charleston AFB) is a great facility - small, modern, never congested. There is, of course, noise from the C-17's based there and adjacent Charleston Airport. We also grew accustomed to the daily reville, retreat and taps played over the loudspeaker system (M-F). The sounds of freedom! As others have noted, the Moultrie area is for long term campers, up to one year. Can't say as we agree with folks staying that long but someone in a much higher pay grade than us makes that decision! If you are active like us you will love this area. We rode our bikes and roller bladed on JB Charleston and rode bikes at the Marrington Multi-Use Trail near the JB Charleston Weapons Station (awesome 13-mile mountain bike trail thru woods and marsh...). We kayaked on Shem Creek in nearby Mount Pleasant. We also put our kayaks in on Foster Creek within the Marrington Multi-Use area but did not stay out long - LOTS of alligators! We are experienced kayakers but were not comfortable with so many of those critters around. Bottom line - great campground, great area! Even if the campground is full they will find someplace for you to stay. Thanks "T" and Allen for all of our help! The Yank & The Brit

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Mr. Moses greeted me and made my stay the best ever. He was very informative with the briefing of the surrounding area and it was most informative. I would highly recommend he train future Hosts so they gain the same caliber of expertise. Regards, John A. Eidson Jr.
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Feb 8, 2014

Mr. Moses greeted me and made my stay the best ever. He was very informative with the briefing of the surrounding area and it was most informative. I would highly recommend he train future Hosts so they gain the same caliber of expertise. Regards, John A. Eidson Jr.

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"T" the camp host was fantastic. He takes a personal interest in all site visitors. Warm friendly and eager to assist. Extremely knowledgeable of the area, sites and points of interest. We will be back. The COLONEL
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ssherman Reviewed by ssherman January 31, 2014
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24 January 2014

"T" the camp host was fantastic. He takes a personal interest in all site visitors. Warm friendly and eager to assist. Extremely knowledgeable of the area, sites and points of interest. We will be back. The COLONEL

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We had a wonderful week here.. the hosts were just the best, Thank you T and Karen for making us feel like old friends :)... we can't wait to come back thru next year!
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Watosh55 Reviewed by Watosh55 January 12, 2014
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December 23rd - 28th, 2013

We had a wonderful week here.. the hosts were just the best, Thank you T and Karen for making us feel like old friends :)... we can't wait to come back thru next year!

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This was our first stop at the JB Charleston FamCamp, but it won't be our last. The campground is nice and clean. They do have one section for long term stays, but the other half is only for short term. There were still a few site available during our visit. We arrived without a reservation, but were quickly met by "T" and Karen. Great hosts! They made us feel very welcomed and comfortable. it was impressive that they had a huge packet of information on the Charleston area prepared for each new camper. The restroom and showers were very clean. Although they have WiFi, we didn't use it. Our Verizon and AT&T worked fine with 4G. Since this was a short visit, we plan to return again in a couple months, when we'll have more time to explore the area.
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larryf Reviewed by larryf December 26, 2013
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December 24-25, 2013

This was our first stop at the JB Charleston FamCamp, but it won't be our last. The campground is nice and clean. They do have one section for long term stays, but the other half is only for short term. There were still a few site available during our visit. We arrived without a reservation, but were quickly met by "T" and Karen. Great hosts! They made us feel very welcomed and comfortable. it was impressive that they had a huge packet of information on the Charleston area prepared for each new camper. The restroom and showers were very clean. Although they have WiFi, we didn't use it. Our Verizon and AT&T worked fine with 4G. Since this was a short visit, we plan to return again in a couple months, when we'll have more time to explore the area.

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I have stayed at only a handful of military campgrounds, but I can’t imagine that they could get much better than this one. The first impression is established by the hosts, who go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. Wes spent at least 15 minutes with me explaining the base facilities and what was available to retirees, even getting as specific as what night was spaghetti night at the mess hall. The area is immaculate, which one should expect at a military facility, but which you often don’t see at civilian facilities. The shower/restrooms are spotless and indicate the level of attention that the hosts pay to taking care of visitors. The roads, buildings, and other physical plant items were all in good repair and well cared for. My wife and I were in Charleston for a quilting seminar downtown, so I got to spend my ample leisure time at the campground. While at the base I got a new ID card, shopped at the BX and Commissary, and enjoyed the flea market that was held at the area right beside the campground. We were traveling home via Asheville, NC, and I bought tickets for the Biltmore Estate right at the Recreation Center on base. It saved us about $15 per ticket. Downtown Charleston is about a 15-20 minute drive, and the downtown streets are crowded, with both vehicles and pedestrians. I was concerned about ensuring that we would have a space, because Joint Base Charleston doesn’t take reservations. However they did tell me, “We never turn anyone away.” They have an overflow parking area where you can stay if the campground is full. Fortunately for us, it wasn’t. Great campground, run by great people. What more could you want?
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LorenB Reviewed by LorenB December 18, 2013
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18-23 September 2013

I have stayed at only a handful of military campgrounds, but I can’t imagine that they could get much better than this one. The first impression is established by the hosts, who go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. Wes spent at least 15 minutes with me explaining the base facilities and what was available to retirees, even getting as specific as what night was spaghetti night at the mess hall. The area is immaculate, which one should expect at a military facility, but which you often don’t see at civilian facilities. The shower/restrooms are spotless and indicate the level of attention that the hosts pay to taking care of visitors. The roads, buildings, and other physical plant items were all in good repair and well cared for. My wife and I were in Charleston for a quilting seminar downtown, so I got to spend my ample leisure time at the campground. While at the base I got a new ID card, shopped at the BX and Commissary, and enjoyed the flea market that was held at the area right beside the campground. We were traveling home via Asheville, NC, and I bought tickets for the Biltmore Estate right at the Recreation Center on base. It saved us about $15 per ticket. Downtown Charleston is about a 15-20 minute drive, and the downtown streets are crowded, with both vehicles and pedestrians. I was concerned about ensuring that we would have a space, because Joint Base Charleston doesn’t take reservations. However they did tell me, “We never turn anyone away.” They have an overflow parking area where you can stay if the campground is full. Fortunately for us, it wasn’t. Great campground, run by great people. What more could you want?

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An extremely neat, clean and well preserved campground. Hosts "T" & Karen were very knowledgeable and presented us with all information to make our stay very comfortable. This campground is outstanding due to the exceptional attitude of host and hostess. One can tell in short order they take great pride in the campground. We will definitely be returning.
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sclwkr222 Reviewed by sclwkr222 December 07, 2013
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Dec 2013

An extremely neat, clean and well preserved campground. Hosts "T" & Karen were very knowledgeable and presented us with all information to make our stay very comfortable. This campground is outstanding due to the exceptional attitude of host and hostess. One can tell in short order they take great pride in the campground. We will definitely be returning.

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I'd say the campground is first class with spacious concrete parking pads with 50amp full hook-ups Although the camp WIFI signal is strong, I had difficulty in connecting. Perhaps it has been set to limit the number of connections. Anyhow the Verizon cell signal is an excellent 4G. I was able to easily stream video on it. The sites are partially wooded, but I was also able to easily get Dish satellite signal. When we arrived at about 4PM, the camp host escorted us to the site and provided an outstanding area orientation on the base and the surrounding area (also providing some handouts on area tourist attractions). All-in-all excellent service.
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rjohnso3 Reviewed by rjohnso3 December 07, 2013
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Dec 7, 2013

I'd say the campground is first class with spacious concrete parking pads with 50amp full hook-ups Although the camp WIFI signal is strong, I had difficulty in connecting. Perhaps it has been set to limit the number of connections. Anyhow the Verizon cell signal is an excellent 4G. I was able to easily stream video on it. The sites are partially wooded, but I was also able to easily get Dish satellite signal. When we arrived at about 4PM, the camp host escorted us to the site and provided an outstanding area orientation on the base and the surrounding area (also providing some handouts on area tourist attractions). All-in-all excellent service.

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L.S. left this review using the Directory software: - Wes, the camp host was exceptional. He brought brochures of things to see in the area, explained all the hours and drew on the map to make sure we knew where the BX and commissary were, etc. The park was spotless and so was the laundry room. I think Wes had a hand in keeping everything so neat and clean. Nice pull thrus, lovely park.
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May 2013

L.S. left this review using the Directory software: - Wes, the camp host was exceptional. He brought brochures of things to see in the area, explained all the hours and drew on the map to make sure we knew where the BX and commissary were, etc. The park was spotless and so was the laundry room. I think Wes had a hand in keeping everything so neat and clean. Nice pull thrus, lovely park.

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Very good facility "once you get there". Follow instructions to back gate or you'll be directed to it if you try the Front Gate. The local traffic is always a challenge and after a long day on the road calls for special alertness. I am from Charleston and know the traffic situation up close. Recommend visitors arrive before "quitting time" or much later. Lane changing may require a little aggressive behavior :-)...Once on base, the relief is immediate after the first drink.
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Wmclibby Reviewed by Wmclibby May 13, 2013
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May 2013

Very good facility "once you get there". Follow instructions to back gate or you'll be directed to it if you try the Front Gate. The local traffic is always a challenge and after a long day on the road calls for special alertness. I am from Charleston and know the traffic situation up close. Recommend visitors arrive before "quitting time" or much later. Lane changing may require a little aggressive behavior :-)...Once on base, the relief is immediate after the first drink.

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T.B. left this review using the Directory software: - Wes, the host was super. He provided us with a wealth of local information. I was concerned about the "no reservation" policy that they may be full and I'd be stuck. However, Wes assured me that even if the sites were full that he would have found room even if it required dry camping until a site opened. Nice to know there is little risk of being turned away after a long drive. The campground is really nice. The pads are large and include a patio. This is one of the best.
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April 2013

T.B. left this review using the Directory software: - Wes, the host was super. He provided us with a wealth of local information. I was concerned about the "no reservation" policy that they may be full and I'd be stuck. However, Wes assured me that even if the sites were full that he would have found room even if it required dry camping until a site opened. Nice to know there is little risk of being turned away after a long drive. The campground is really nice. The pads are large and include a patio. This is one of the best.

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