Arnold AFB FamCamp Featured

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Location

Installation
Arnold AFB, TN
GPS Coordinates
35.325165, -86.083251
Location Information
Tullahoma, TN
RV Gate Coordinates
35.32523, -86.08336

Directions

Directions
4.5 miles SW of I-24 on TN-127. Turn right (west) onto Old Brick Church Rd. 1.5 miles from TN-127 turn left onto Pumping Station Rd. Go 1 mile, turn right onto Northshore Dr. Westover Rd is .2 mile along Northshore Dr. on the left. Turn left onto Westover to go to FAMCAMP registration at the Wingo Inn at the end of the road. Plenty of maneuver room for larger rigs. Coordinates are: 35.319737, -86.068276. The FAMCAMP is on Northshore Dr. 1.1 miles from Pumping Station Rd, also on the left with a sign.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(931) 454-6084
Fax Number
(931) 454-3326
Mailing Address
Outdoor Rec, 4174 Westover Rd, Tullahoma, TN 37388
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Accepted. Reservations can be made 45 days in advance for active duty, 40 days for retired, 30 days for DOD, 20 days for all other eligible participants.
Internet Access
Free access at the Community Center.
Campground Information
Lower rates are for Winter Season (Nov - Apr). RV's over 34' in length NOT recommended. A portable sewer tank ("blueboy") available at request. Arnold AFB FamCamp offers rustic lakeside camping against the backdrop of Woods reservoir, a 4,000 acre wilderness lake within the military reservation. Each RV site has BBQ, table and fire ring. Lower rates for military/retirees. Linens NOT provided for cabins. Cabin prices vary on size of cabin and season.
Big Rig Friendly?
No
Facilities
Volleyball, Community center (with free video loans), Fitness center, and Library.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Library
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Marina

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
36
W/30,50A
$15 - $20
N/A
$400 - $450
Tent
18
None
$7
N/A
N/A
Rental Trailers
6
Full
$30 - $40
N/A
N/A
Cabins
5
Full
$30 - $50
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Weather Information

Located on the banks of AEDC's Woods Reservoir, the FamCamp offers tent sites and camper sites with water, electricity, and laundry facilities. Boat docks, a boat ramp, beach area, sand volleyball court and a covered pavilion are also available

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Only appears to be 2 or 3 semi level spots. A series challenge to level. Also a challenge to get in several spots if more than 25 feet. Nice quite little CG to spend a few days, however don't make the mistake of reserving for an extended time, as you pay in full when making the reservation. I've had to move 3 times in 6 days. 1st time was due to my 5'er hanging over a steep drop and I didn't feel secure 2nd spot was nice, but someone had it reserved so after 3 days moved again 3rd move was aggravating as the spot directly across from me had 5 vehicles, a boat trailer and the camper in their spot. I needed at least 2 of the vehicles moved so that I could jack around enough to get in my spot. After several attempts to get someone to come out, I finally accepted the fact that no one was home. This was around 8:30am. My biggest dislike is the fact that sites are assigned at time of the reservation. Having never been here I wasn't aware of the problems mentioned earlier. After having a discussion with people (from the local area) in 2 adjacent prime sites, they told me that they were sponsored by a friend who wasn't even on the premises. These people were nice, but not remotely eligible to reap the benefits that some of us actually earned. Due to the 4th of July holiday coming up, and my original site not working out, I will have to leave 10 days prior to my original departure date as all sites are reserved. A refund is coming but there are no chances of having a site anywhere due to the holiday. Nice location with a friendly and helpful staff.
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3.3
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3.0

June 2014

Only appears to be 2 or 3 semi level spots. A series challenge to level. Also a challenge to get in several spots if more than 25 feet. Nice quite little CG to spend a few days, however don't make the mistake of reserving for an extended time, as you pay in full when making the reservation. I've had to move 3 times in 6 days. 1st time was due to my 5'er hanging over a steep drop and I didn't feel secure 2nd spot was nice, but someone had it reserved so after 3 days moved again 3rd move was aggravating as the spot directly across from me had 5 vehicles, a boat trailer and the camper in their spot. I needed at least 2 of the vehicles moved so that I could jack around enough to get in my spot. After several attempts to get someone to come out, I finally accepted the fact that no one was home. This was around 8:30am. My biggest dislike is the fact that sites are assigned at time of the reservation. Having never been here I wasn't aware of the problems mentioned earlier. After having a discussion with people (from the local area) in 2 adjacent prime sites, they told me that they were sponsored by a friend who wasn't even on the premises. These people were nice, but not remotely eligible to reap the benefits that some of us actually earned. Due to the 4th of July holiday coming up, and my original site not working out, I will have to leave 10 days prior to my original departure date as all sites are reserved. A refund is coming but there are no chances of having a site anywhere due to the holiday. Nice location with a friendly and helpful staff.

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All this beautiful little campground needs is someone who cares about it! So many of its problems could be resolved by a resident camp host or manager. The setting is lovely and offers opportunities to play, fish, swim, boat or just relax. Sites are scattered about so you don't look right at your neighbor. Very few of them are level but the electric and water pressure were good. The restrooms are very rustic, look like they were built out of spare parts and, while they have been painted, they need some further maintenance and care. The laundry wasn't set up well and wasn't clean enough to stick around and fold clothes. There is a large trash can at each site but still there is litter. The campground seems primarily for the civilian employees of the base. We only saw a few active duty or retired while we were there. There are several obviously long-term residents, as evidenced by large wood piles and household appliances on the patio. I did appreciate the cheaper rate for Retirees.
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4.0

May 2-4, 2014

All this beautiful little campground needs is someone who cares about it! So many of its problems could be resolved by a resident camp host or manager. The setting is lovely and offers opportunities to play, fish, swim, boat or just relax. Sites are scattered about so you don't look right at your neighbor. Very few of them are level but the electric and water pressure were good. The restrooms are very rustic, look like they were built out of spare parts and, while they have been painted, they need some further maintenance and care. The laundry wasn't set up well and wasn't clean enough to stick around and fold clothes. There is a large trash can at each site but still there is litter. The campground seems primarily for the civilian employees of the base. We only saw a few active duty or retired while we were there. There are several obviously long-term residents, as evidenced by large wood piles and household appliances on the patio. I did appreciate the cheaper rate for Retirees.

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When we first contemplated visiting Arnold AFB, I read the reviews here and wasn't too impressed with what I read. But we like to check out places that we have not previously visited, so here we are. And we're glad we came. Apparently management has heeded the complaints and suggestions and we're quite pleased with things. In fact, we extended our stay a few days. Both bathhouses had been painted inside and out and were very clean. The water was nice and hot. A lot of new gravel appears to have been spread at the sites. I will agree that a number of the sites are not too level and it's a bit of a challenge to get level. Previous reviews had mentioned lots of trash - we saw very little. Trash barrels were emptied regularly. Someone has done a lot of leaf-blowing, which improves the looks of things. One can now make a reservation by site, and at $12 for military/retired personnel, it's a great deal. Kaycie at the FAMCAMP desk was great to deal with, both on the phone when making our reservation and in person after our arrival. We found the directions on this site a bit confusing - here's my version: 4 ½ miles SW of I-24 on TN-127. Turn right (west) onto Old Brick Church Rd. 1 ½ miles from TN-127 turn left onto Pumping Station Rd. Go 1 mile, turn right onto Northshore Dr. Westover Rd is .2 mile along Northshore Dr. on the left. Turn left onto Westover to go to FAMCAMP registration at the Wingo Inn at the end of the road. Plenty of maneuver room for larger rigs. Coordinates are: 35.319737, -86.068276. The FAMCAMP is on Northshore Dr. 1.1 miles from Pumping Station Rd, also on the left with a sign. Coordinates are: 35.325165, -86.083251. The FAMCAMP and office are both outside the base - one does not pass through any gates to get to the FAMCAMP. We will definitely plan to stay here again. Ted H.
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5.0
wxtoad Reviewed by wxtoad April 01, 2014
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30 Mar 14 - 6 Apr 14

When we first contemplated visiting Arnold AFB, I read the reviews here and wasn't too impressed with what I read. But we like to check out places that we have not previously visited, so here we are. And we're glad we came. Apparently management has heeded the complaints and suggestions and we're quite pleased with things. In fact, we extended our stay a few days. Both bathhouses had been painted inside and out and were very clean. The water was nice and hot. A lot of new gravel appears to have been spread at the sites. I will agree that a number of the sites are not too level and it's a bit of a challenge to get level. Previous reviews had mentioned lots of trash - we saw very little. Trash barrels were emptied regularly. Someone has done a lot of leaf-blowing, which improves the looks of things. One can now make a reservation by site, and at $12 for military/retired personnel, it's a great deal. Kaycie at the FAMCAMP desk was great to deal with, both on the phone when making our reservation and in person after our arrival. We found the directions on this site a bit confusing - here's my version: 4 ½ miles SW of I-24 on TN-127. Turn right (west) onto Old Brick Church Rd. 1 ½ miles from TN-127 turn left onto Pumping Station Rd. Go 1 mile, turn right onto Northshore Dr. Westover Rd is .2 mile along Northshore Dr. on the left. Turn left onto Westover to go to FAMCAMP registration at the Wingo Inn at the end of the road. Plenty of maneuver room for larger rigs. Coordinates are: 35.319737, -86.068276. The FAMCAMP is on Northshore Dr. 1.1 miles from Pumping Station Rd, also on the left with a sign. Coordinates are: 35.325165, -86.083251. The FAMCAMP and office are both outside the base - one does not pass through any gates to get to the FAMCAMP. We will definitely plan to stay here again. Ted H.

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This Fam Camp is a diamond in the rough. Campground check-in staff are alway's courteous but appear to lack pride and professionalism towards their rough appearing Fam Camp; an obvious failure in upper Services management. We stay here usually twice a year. The small staff does what it can but appear not to have much in the way of management backing, guidance, & direction. Interior roads are rough and unpaved but manageable. Sites are unpaved but reasonably level. There are no sewer hookups but there's a dump station on site. With budget cuts DOD wide, it wouldn't hurt to perform some litter pick up of one's assigned site and any adjacent unoccupied sites. Leaving your site in better condition than you found it goes a long way, especially at this CG. This could be a very nice CG with the right upper management.
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CRICKEYDOG Reviewed by CRICKEYDOG April 21, 2013
Last updated: April 22, 2013
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18 - 21 April 2013

This Fam Camp is a diamond in the rough. Campground check-in staff are alway's courteous but appear to lack pride and professionalism towards their rough appearing Fam Camp; an obvious failure in upper Services management. We stay here usually twice a year. The small staff does what it can but appear not to have much in the way of management backing, guidance, & direction. Interior roads are rough and unpaved but manageable. Sites are unpaved but reasonably level. There are no sewer hookups but there's a dump station on site. With budget cuts DOD wide, it wouldn't hurt to perform some litter pick up of one's assigned site and any adjacent unoccupied sites. Leaving your site in better condition than you found it goes a long way, especially at this CG. This could be a very nice CG with the right upper management.

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Beautiful State Park like surroundings..... but not made for larger RV units. There is a remote piece of heaven nestled between the trees at Arnold Air Force Base at Tullahoma, Tennessee. Located on Dogwood Ridge, this Fam Camp is somewhat primitive camping but the views of the lake and the sounds of nature all around make up its lacking of a few of the amenities some of us have come to expect at a military Fam Camps. There are no fancy paved streets to walk your dog. Nor are there security lights on every corner, nor is there a fancy laundry facility across from the clubhouse. There is no sewage at your camp site, no wifi, or cable TV. But there is a wonderful view from your RV of a beautiful lake, and an abundance of wildlife in the area to enjoy. They do have 30 or 50 electric AMP hookups at each site. They do have a beautiful sandy beach area for anyone to enjoy an afternoon in the sun. There is a covered pavilion for that family cookout. For that fisherman in the family there are boat rentals, pontoon, ski boats, kayak, & canoes. There are boat docks and launching pads at your campsites. They do offer Tennessee fishing license at the office. Tent camping is welcome and they do provide everything you might need, from your sleeping bags to a lanterns to camp for the weekend. This little piece of heaven is just right for an active family who loves to be outdoors. Arnold Air Force Base Fam Camp is a weekend retreat for those desiring to get away from the city. The Fam Camp is a no frills type of camping. Not suited for the long term camper or large oversized Class A units that might exceed 34ft. They do invite extended stays up to 3 months is available. These amenities are totally opposite of many of the better known, military Fam Camps. Maneuvering through this wilderness maze of trees isn’t an easy task. This camp isn’t a place for any unit larger than 34ft. Nor is it designed for an inexperience driver. If you’re ‘NOT’ an experience driver you can truly get caught between a ‘tree’ and a hard spot. There is no joke about this; the roads are covered with stone as are the campsites. There are narrow passages cut through the woods. It is one way in and one way out. There are 16 pull thru sites, but don’t expect to find one on a level hill top. Six of those pull thru sites are occupied by rentals. The remaining 10 sites are far from being a level. There are an additional eighteen tent sites for those whose desire is to ‘ruff’ it in the great outdoors. This Fam Camp is currently under renovation, and improvements are being made. But don’t expect anything coming soon, as the military is about to crunch the funds to many of our Fam Camps. The staff is pleasant to work with but their lack of experience shows with their desire to accommodate their guest with their request. Although it is evident by the freezer sitting outside a trailer unit that ‘homesteading’ is a problem everywhere in the system; even though the Air Force says it isn’t allowed. Hopefully in the future the managers of our Military Fam Camps, will take an active role in the management of the campgrounds and we will see improvements everywhere. A very familiar comment surfaced in an interview during our visit with the current director. It was brought to the attention of the management that a freezer sitting next to a trailer site, the response was, ‘As long as the site is paid for, I don’t ask questions.’ Wrong answer! If the items are on military properties it is part of the duties of personnel to step forward and be more proactive about the management and astatic of its grounds. I don't care if you're are just passing through or setting up for a months stay no one needs to have an extra freezer sitting outside the unit. What will we see next a washer and dryer on the porch? At this particular Fam Camp I had to ask for a copy of the rules of the campground. Director Kiersten Warren continues to support her staff and make further improvement at the Fam Camp. Her staff works very hard to make everyone’s stay at Arnold AFB Fam Camp an enjoyable one. Ms Warren has a very difficult job and with the military's budget crunch she will need all the support she can get. So if you visit Arnold Fam Camp be kind and pick up your trash and put it where it belongs. Don't spoil this beautiful park like setting, it's truly a piece of heaven. It should be noted, the Fam Camp directions and information needs to be up dated. The current address for Services Outdoor Rec, 4174 Westover Rd, Tullahoma, TN 37388… Phone: 931-454-6084 DSN 340—6084, Fax 931-454-3326. Fam Camp is located on Dogwood Ridge, north-west of the resignation office on Northshore Rd. Check in is at Building 3055, Outdoor Rec. It would be advised to call ahead and make reservations, and identify the size of your unit. If you continue to the office with your rig you might find yourself stuck. The space to turn around is very limited. Current Contact number for reservation is 931-454-6084.
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3.2
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3.0
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2.0
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4.0
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3.0
DeAntha Wright-Thornburg Reviewed by DeAntha Wright-Thornburg March 24, 2013
Last updated: March 24, 2013
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20 March 2013

Beautiful State Park like surroundings..... but not made for larger RV units. There is a remote piece of heaven nestled between the trees at Arnold Air Force Base at Tullahoma, Tennessee. Located on Dogwood Ridge, this Fam Camp is somewhat primitive camping but the views of the lake and the sounds of nature all around make up its lacking of a few of the amenities some of us have come to expect at a military Fam Camps. There are no fancy paved streets to walk your dog. Nor are there security lights on every corner, nor is there a fancy laundry facility across from the clubhouse. There is no sewage at your camp site, no wifi, or cable TV. But there is a wonderful view from your RV of a beautiful lake, and an abundance of wildlife in the area to enjoy. They do have 30 or 50 electric AMP hookups at each site. They do have a beautiful sandy beach area for anyone to enjoy an afternoon in the sun. There is a covered pavilion for that family cookout. For that fisherman in the family there are boat rentals, pontoon, ski boats, kayak, & canoes. There are boat docks and launching pads at your campsites. They do offer Tennessee fishing license at the office. Tent camping is welcome and they do provide everything you might need, from your sleeping bags to a lanterns to camp for the weekend. This little piece of heaven is just right for an active family who loves to be outdoors. Arnold Air Force Base Fam Camp is a weekend retreat for those desiring to get away from the city. The Fam Camp is a no frills type of camping. Not suited for the long term camper or large oversized Class A units that might exceed 34ft. They do invite extended stays up to 3 months is available. These amenities are totally opposite of many of the better known, military Fam Camps. Maneuvering through this wilderness maze of trees isn’t an easy task. This camp isn’t a place for any unit larger than 34ft. Nor is it designed for an inexperience driver. If you’re ‘NOT’ an experience driver you can truly get caught between a ‘tree’ and a hard spot. There is no joke about this; the roads are covered with stone as are the campsites. There are narrow passages cut through the woods. It is one way in and one way out. There are 16 pull thru sites, but don’t expect to find one on a level hill top. Six of those pull thru sites are occupied by rentals. The remaining 10 sites are far from being a level. There are an additional eighteen tent sites for those whose desire is to ‘ruff’ it in the great outdoors. This Fam Camp is currently under renovation, and improvements are being made. But don’t expect anything coming soon, as the military is about to crunch the funds to many of our Fam Camps. The staff is pleasant to work with but their lack of experience shows with their desire to accommodate their guest with their request. Although it is evident by the freezer sitting outside a trailer unit that ‘homesteading’ is a problem everywhere in the system; even though the Air Force says it isn’t allowed. Hopefully in the future the managers of our Military Fam Camps, will take an active role in the management of the campgrounds and we will see improvements everywhere. A very familiar comment surfaced in an interview during our visit with the current director. It was brought to the attention of the management that a freezer sitting next to a trailer site, the response was, ‘As long as the site is paid for, I don’t ask questions.’ Wrong answer! If the items are on military properties it is part of the duties of personnel to step forward and be more proactive about the management and astatic of its grounds. I don't care if you're are just passing through or setting up for a months stay no one needs to have an extra freezer sitting outside the unit. What will we see next a washer and dryer on the porch? At this particular Fam Camp I had to ask for a copy of the rules of the campground. Director Kiersten Warren continues to support her staff and make further improvement at the Fam Camp. Her staff works very hard to make everyone’s stay at Arnold AFB Fam Camp an enjoyable one. Ms Warren has a very difficult job and with the military's budget crunch she will need all the support she can get. So if you visit Arnold Fam Camp be kind and pick up your trash and put it where it belongs. Don't spoil this beautiful park like setting, it's truly a piece of heaven. It should be noted, the Fam Camp directions and information needs to be up dated. The current address for Services Outdoor Rec, 4174 Westover Rd, Tullahoma, TN 37388… Phone: 931-454-6084 DSN 340—6084, Fax 931-454-3326. Fam Camp is located on Dogwood Ridge, north-west of the resignation office on Northshore Rd. Check in is at Building 3055, Outdoor Rec. It would be advised to call ahead and make reservations, and identify the size of your unit. If you continue to the office with your rig you might find yourself stuck. The space to turn around is very limited. Current Contact number for reservation is 931-454-6084.

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I stay here a fair amount, so I thought I should chime in with my two cents worth. the famcamp at Arnold AFB has been a fantastic getaway for my family and I. I live about 70 miles away, so it is a quick transition to a vacation oasis. I have a small (21') trailer and the sites are all easily accessed and most in wonderful locations for lake and scenic views. The staff could not be more helpful. On a limited budget they do a great job keeping the facility in fine condition. This is not a for profit, upscale vacation destination, but neither are the prices. 20 bucks a night for full hookups, beautiful lake views, sand beach, boatdock...golf, tennis and a world class gym nearby...you just can't beat it. As a plus, it is almost never crowded. I ride my bike on the base roads which are wide and safe and seldom used. They even have a mountain bike track on the base. Kirsten, the new services director and her staff are working very hard to improve those areas that need improving. The bath houses are sometimes not perfect. Clean up after yourselves folks! Sometimes a site will have butts and bottle caps thrown about or beer cans in the firerings...give me a break, your mother doesn't live here! Police up the area before you leave for the next campers. Last week I had a problem with the electric hook up, Jackie dropped what he was doing and replaced a circuit breaker panel in about 5 mins flat. I don't want to name all the names, because I'll leave someone out (Joe, greg, Nathan). It can't all be roses of course, I'd like to see fewer pesky squirrels and I have had to be careful to check for ticks. All in all a great spot, great staff, great value. Everybody stay away..don't come here and don't tell your friends.
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4.7
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Russr789 Reviewed by Russr789 June 23, 2012
Last updated: June 23, 2012
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I stay here a fair amount, so I thought I should chime in with my two cents worth. the famcamp at Arnold AFB has been a fantastic getaway for my family and I. I live about 70 miles away, so it is a quick transition to a vacation oasis. I have a small (21') trailer and the sites are all easily accessed and most in wonderful locations for lake and scenic views. The staff could not be more helpful. On a limited budget they do a great job keeping the facility in fine condition. This is not a for profit, upscale vacation destination, but neither are the prices. 20 bucks a night for full hookups, beautiful lake views, sand beach, boatdock...golf, tennis and a world class gym nearby...you just can't beat it. As a plus, it is almost never crowded. I ride my bike on the base roads which are wide and safe and seldom used. They even have a mountain bike track on the base. Kirsten, the new services director and her staff are working very hard to improve those areas that need improving. The bath houses are sometimes not perfect. Clean up after yourselves folks! Sometimes a site will have butts and bottle caps thrown about or beer cans in the firerings...give me a break, your mother doesn't live here! Police up the area before you leave for the next campers. Last week I had a problem with the electric hook up, Jackie dropped what he was doing and replaced a circuit breaker panel in about 5 mins flat. I don't want to name all the names, because I'll leave someone out (Joe, greg, Nathan). It can't all be roses of course, I'd like to see fewer pesky squirrels and I have had to be careful to check for ticks. All in all a great spot, great staff, great value. Everybody stay away..don't come here and don't tell your friends.

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We were assigned site #20 for our 36' fifth-wheel. The old map has site recommendations based on length and #20 was for a much smaller RV. We were able to change but some of the sites are not clearly marked. Some campers that frequented the camp were able to suggest different sites for us. The bath houses were not cleaned but similar to state parks. The office staff were very friendly and helpful. We were not fishing or boating but did enjoy site #14 up from the lake. We were visiting the local sites and had an enjoyable stay. Sites 1-5, 14-19, would handle larger RVs with 17-19 being right on the lake. Sites 8-12 were filled with RV rentals during our visit. Sites 27-36 seemed to be for the long term visitors. There is a camp store open 4 hours Friday - Sunday. We enjoyed our time and would stop by again if we are in the area.
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4.3
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GaryLee Reviewed by GaryLee May 22, 2012
Last updated: May 23, 2012
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10 - 18 Apr 2012

We were assigned site #20 for our 36' fifth-wheel. The old map has site recommendations based on length and #20 was for a much smaller RV. We were able to change but some of the sites are not clearly marked. Some campers that frequented the camp were able to suggest different sites for us. The bath houses were not cleaned but similar to state parks. The office staff were very friendly and helpful. We were not fishing or boating but did enjoy site #14 up from the lake. We were visiting the local sites and had an enjoyable stay. Sites 1-5, 14-19, would handle larger RVs with 17-19 being right on the lake. Sites 8-12 were filled with RV rentals during our visit. Sites 27-36 seemed to be for the long term visitors. There is a camp store open 4 hours Friday - Sunday. We enjoyed our time and would stop by again if we are in the area.

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We are long term campers and spent quite a bit of time here. While the base is quiet and scenery is great, the service is poor. Rules change all the time and without notice. Military members, active and retired are not really welcome here. Military rates have been discontinued, and even with a credit card from card services, campground will not honor their discounts. ALL long term campers were notified this week that rules changes required them to be out of the campground without notice. This is not the first time as they did the same last year when they discontinued the military discount. The base is full of contractors and these always complain about how the military HAD the benefit to stay long term. Guess we now have seen the light on who actually runs the base. Its not the military, but contractors. The management here is always surprised to learn bathrooms are always dirty. To this date, there is still a broken toilet in men's bathroom from 2 years ago. Last month, a dead rat stayed in men's room for 6 weeks. Bathroom walls have not been cleaned for over a year, nor has the dead bugs in the light been cleaned for same period. Campers are at time required to carry their own toilet paper due to non stocking by campground. A recruit on their 3rd day of training knows more about cleaning than the staff here at the campground. Pouring bleach on the floors is not a cleaning.
Campsite trash is a toss up for when it will be emptied. We had trash in bin for over 4 weeks and decided to just use dumpster on site. 2 cases of Rocky Mountain Tick Fever have been known to be from this campground.
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2.9
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3.0
B430mech Reviewed by B430mech May 13, 2012
Last updated: May 13, 2012
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2011-2012

We are long term campers and spent quite a bit of time here. While the base is quiet and scenery is great, the service is poor. Rules change all the time and without notice. Military members, active and retired are not really welcome here. Military rates have been discontinued, and even with a credit card from card services, campground will not honor their discounts. ALL long term campers were notified this week that rules changes required them to be out of the campground without notice. This is not the first time as they did the same last year when they discontinued the military discount. The base is full of contractors and these always complain about how the military HAD the benefit to stay long term. Guess we now have seen the light on who actually runs the base. Its not the military, but contractors. The management here is always surprised to learn bathrooms are always dirty. To this date, there is still a broken toilet in men's bathroom from 2 years ago. Last month, a dead rat stayed in men's room for 6 weeks. Bathroom walls have not been cleaned for over a year, nor has the dead bugs in the light been cleaned for same period. Campers are at time required to carry their own toilet paper due to non stocking by campground. A recruit on their 3rd day of training knows more about cleaning than the staff here at the campground. Pouring bleach on the floors is not a cleaning.
Campsite trash is a toss up for when it will be emptied. We had trash in bin for over 4 weeks and decided to just use dumpster on site. 2 cases of Rocky Mountain Tick Fever have been known to be from this campground.

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T.S. left this review using the Directory software: - Although the campsites are numbered, gravel roads are not well marked or defined and a bit confusing for our first time visit, particularly since there were only 3 other campers (long-termers) at the site. Although there are several pull through sites, it can be a tight fit for big rigs due to trees being very close to the roads & campsites. After carefully parking and a good amount of leveling, we had a wonderful site with beautiful views of the lake. Water & electric (30/50) at site, dump station nearby. Restrooms were very clean, warm (below freezing temps during our visit) and showers had an abundance of hot water. WiFi not available at campground but we were told it is coming this summer (2012). To check email, we parked in the lot at the Wingo Inn (at the end of Westover Rd) and tapped into their wireless from our vehicle. Also had a great tasting dinner at the Lakeside Club next door to Wingo Inn. The FamCamp office on Westover Rd has a small library of donated books and movies and the staff was very informative and helpful. Enjoyed our visit and look forward visiting again someday, next time during the summer.
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4.6
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4.0
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy February 23, 2012
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February 5-12, 2012

T.S. left this review using the Directory software: - Although the campsites are numbered, gravel roads are not well marked or defined and a bit confusing for our first time visit, particularly since there were only 3 other campers (long-termers) at the site. Although there are several pull through sites, it can be a tight fit for big rigs due to trees being very close to the roads & campsites. After carefully parking and a good amount of leveling, we had a wonderful site with beautiful views of the lake. Water & electric (30/50) at site, dump station nearby. Restrooms were very clean, warm (below freezing temps during our visit) and showers had an abundance of hot water. WiFi not available at campground but we were told it is coming this summer (2012). To check email, we parked in the lot at the Wingo Inn (at the end of Westover Rd) and tapped into their wireless from our vehicle. Also had a great tasting dinner at the Lakeside Club next door to Wingo Inn. The FamCamp office on Westover Rd has a small library of donated books and movies and the staff was very informative and helpful. Enjoyed our visit and look forward visiting again someday, next time during the summer.

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Not sure how, but thinking account was hacked. I did NOT write the 2011 Oct review for this campground. While I agree with many of the things written here I did not submit such article. Cass and I along with Bryan and Sheryl have enjoyed out times here at Arnold but we are not happy about the removal of the Military discount for any active and retired military members. I think that DOD personnel should enjoy some of the lifestyles since they work here on base and do us a service but they are not MILITARY and do not and should not enjoy the prices that were set in place for us military members. I think it is a great disappointment and disservice to those who have given their time to the military that a military base does not honor such much less take it away. As for the cleanliness of the facilities and such, well they are less than what I would expect on a military base and will leave it at that. Michael Blythe Site 35.
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2.9
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3.0
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3.0
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2.0
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3.0
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3.0
B430mech Reviewed by B430mech December 13, 2011
Last updated: December 13, 2011
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Dec 2011

Not sure how, but thinking account was hacked. I did NOT write the 2011 Oct review for this campground. While I agree with many of the things written here I did not submit such article. Cass and I along with Bryan and Sheryl have enjoyed out times here at Arnold but we are not happy about the removal of the Military discount for any active and retired military members. I think that DOD personnel should enjoy some of the lifestyles since they work here on base and do us a service but they are not MILITARY and do not and should not enjoy the prices that were set in place for us military members. I think it is a great disappointment and disservice to those who have given their time to the military that a military base does not honor such much less take it away. As for the cleanliness of the facilities and such, well they are less than what I would expect on a military base and will leave it at that. Michael Blythe Site 35.

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J.W. left this review using the Directory software: - Great FamCamp site. There is a boat ramp in the campground and two large boat docks for use be campers. There is a fish dressing station next to the bath house. The campground has a sand beach/swimming area that is great for small children, no lifeguard. The Camp Store is closed.
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4.7
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
Proxy Reviewed by Proxy September 14, 2011
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20-22 August 2011

J.W. left this review using the Directory software: - Great FamCamp site. There is a boat ramp in the campground and two large boat docks for use be campers. There is a fish dressing station next to the bath house. The campground has a sand beach/swimming area that is great for small children, no lifeguard. The Camp Store is closed.

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We're a retired Air Force family. We just spent two fantastic weeks at this facility. The base is mostly contract with only 60 active duty personnel. But, they could still put some more effort into the FamCamp. They certainly spared no expense on the Base Club, I could have lived very comfortably in its toilets, they were that nice. They do now empty the trash about twice a week (thanks to a certain retired Marine). The camp check in is closed on Sundays and Mondays. What was the camp store has no plans of reopening. In the new shower block, one of the men's toilets sat broken for over a week. It was only the plastic flushing handle. I finally went to Wal-Mart, and bought a metal one for $2.50, and fixed it myself. Take note, Arnold Services, I know you monitor this site. Arnold AFB does not participate in the DOD ICE System (Interactive Customer Evaluation) So I could not let my opinion be known there. We had a great time tent camping. But a little effort and money, would make this one of the nicest facilities in the Military. FYI, if you need any help, see the unofficial camp hosts Brian and Sheryl (another former Marine). Thanks to all the retired Marine and Air Force personnel who made our vacation one of the best we've ever had.
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3.9
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5.0
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4.0
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
B52gunner Reviewed by B52gunner June 19, 2011
Last updated: June 20, 2011
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June 2011

We're a retired Air Force family. We just spent two fantastic weeks at this facility. The base is mostly contract with only 60 active duty personnel. But, they could still put some more effort into the FamCamp. They certainly spared no expense on the Base Club, I could have lived very comfortably in its toilets, they were that nice. They do now empty the trash about twice a week (thanks to a certain retired Marine). The camp check in is closed on Sundays and Mondays. What was the camp store has no plans of reopening. In the new shower block, one of the men's toilets sat broken for over a week. It was only the plastic flushing handle. I finally went to Wal-Mart, and bought a metal one for $2.50, and fixed it myself. Take note, Arnold Services, I know you monitor this site. Arnold AFB does not participate in the DOD ICE System (Interactive Customer Evaluation) So I could not let my opinion be known there. We had a great time tent camping. But a little effort and money, would make this one of the nicest facilities in the Military. FYI, if you need any help, see the unofficial camp hosts Brian and Sheryl (another former Marine). Thanks to all the retired Marine and Air Force personnel who made our vacation one of the best we've ever had.

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This was our first camping experience at one of the FamCamp's and I would have to say we absolutely loved it here (site 18). I called about a week in advance to make reservations and everyone was very nice and friendly. The lake was beautiful and the wildlife was very friendly (ducks). The grounds themselves are very nice with large concrete slabs for the picnic tables. The roads through the park as well as the sites are all gravel. Most sites are level, but some have a bit of a slope entering them. So chose your site wisely if you have a low clearance rig. Sites 17, 18 & 19 are right next to the small beach so it might be busy during the warmer months. The connections for site 19 are on the 'wrong' side. But if you have a large Class A and towing a car, this might work out well for you since you could pull straight in and then disconnect. The small store is seasonal and was not open during our stay. We walked through Bathhouse 2 and it seemed very clean and maintained. Our camper is self container so we did not have to use these facilities. There isn't much to the dump station, but it serves its purpose. A fish cleaning station is provided next to Bathhouse 1. The main dumpster was emptied during our stay but not the site trash cans.
We had a very good WIFI connection for the entire stay, using our Comcast USB key. We did not bring a TV with us so I cannot speak to channel reception. The commissary and exchange are closed on Sun/Mon. WalMart is about 12 miles away. Overall this was a great camping experience for Angela and I and we will definitely will plan a return trip. I have posted pictures on my website at www.camperjohn.com.
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4.6
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
Camperjohn Reviewed by Camperjohn April 01, 2011
Last updated: April 01, 2011
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27 - 30 March 2011

This was our first camping experience at one of the FamCamp's and I would have to say we absolutely loved it here (site 18). I called about a week in advance to make reservations and everyone was very nice and friendly. The lake was beautiful and the wildlife was very friendly (ducks). The grounds themselves are very nice with large concrete slabs for the picnic tables. The roads through the park as well as the sites are all gravel. Most sites are level, but some have a bit of a slope entering them. So chose your site wisely if you have a low clearance rig. Sites 17, 18 & 19 are right next to the small beach so it might be busy during the warmer months. The connections for site 19 are on the 'wrong' side. But if you have a large Class A and towing a car, this might work out well for you since you could pull straight in and then disconnect. The small store is seasonal and was not open during our stay. We walked through Bathhouse 2 and it seemed very clean and maintained. Our camper is self container so we did not have to use these facilities. There isn't much to the dump station, but it serves its purpose. A fish cleaning station is provided next to Bathhouse 1. The main dumpster was emptied during our stay but not the site trash cans.
We had a very good WIFI connection for the entire stay, using our Comcast USB key. We did not bring a TV with us so I cannot speak to channel reception. The commissary and exchange are closed on Sun/Mon. WalMart is about 12 miles away. Overall this was a great camping experience for Angela and I and we will definitely will plan a return trip. I have posted pictures on my website at www.camperjohn.com.

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Restrooms are cleaned about (being generous) once a month. Washing machine has been without hot water for 3 months. Lights at dump site inop. Trash cans at individual sites emptied about once every 3 months. One of mens toilets in new bath house is only bolted to deck by one bolt making it very unsteady. Showers do not drain well so need to dress/undress outside of stalls. This is due to only one person full time to take care of the campground, the Cove and the public beach on the base. Many things would take little time and money to make this one of the nicest campgrounds I have visited. Due to manpower and money not being invested there is no wonder that there have been only campers here for more than 3 days since beginning of October.
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3.5
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2.0
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5.0
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3.0
B430mech Reviewed by B430mech February 06, 2011
Last updated: February 07, 2011
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Oct 15, 2010 - February 2011

Restrooms are cleaned about (being generous) once a month. Washing machine has been without hot water for 3 months. Lights at dump site inop. Trash cans at individual sites emptied about once every 3 months. One of mens toilets in new bath house is only bolted to deck by one bolt making it very unsteady. Showers do not drain well so need to dress/undress outside of stalls. This is due to only one person full time to take care of the campground, the Cove and the public beach on the base. Many things would take little time and money to make this one of the nicest campgrounds I have visited. Due to manpower and money not being invested there is no wonder that there have been only campers here for more than 3 days since beginning of October.

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This campground is in need of some TLC. The Outdoor Rec. crew of three are responsible for the upkeep and do the best they can from what I have seen. There is no host and no workampers something that would help. This is a quiet and beautiful location on the lake. The sites are level to slightly sloped, and with good spacing between them. They have a nice dock with 6 slips if you have a boat. The bath house is clean but does need some repair. They have one washer and dryer attached to the old bath house which also needs some repair. They have a 28 day stay limit which you can extend. The week ends are the busiest since they let the contractors on base use this campground. This helps with the income. There is only 70-80 active duty stationed on this base. The Commissary (Tuesday – Saturday) is small but has everything you need. The BX is about the size of a Shoppette (open same as Commissary) but has the essentials. Tullahoma or Manchester TN is about 12 miles away. They both have Wal-Mart’s and shopping centers. Things to do on Base: 9 hole golf course (Tuesday and Thursday $10.00 all you can golf). Club open on Thursday 5-8, Friday 5-9 and Saturday 6-9, nice new lodge $39.00-$52.00. Auto Shop (appointment only) Equipment Rental (Tents Tables etc) Small Cabins on the lake. Boat and Pontoon Rentals ($2.00 - $20.00 per hour)(Short Boating Class required) Free New Release Movies at club on Thursday nights. Things to do in the Area: Chattanooga 1.5 hours away. Look Out Mountain, Raccoon Caverns, Ruby Falls, Aquarium, Chickamauga Battlefield etc. Nashville 1.5 hours Away Country Music Hall of Fame, Parthenon, The Hermitage etc. Locally Jack Daniels Distillery, George Dickel Distillery, Civil Wars battlefields. The Campground is a good base camp to relax after a day of site seeing. The Map gives site lengths. I have a 38 foot 5th. wheel and have plenty of room. Most sites have plenty of room behind them to accommodate any size rigs. I have had no problems with a portable Sat. dish. Good local TV from Huntsville Al. Huntsville Space Center is also a nice day trip.
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3.7
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4.0
jazyn55 Reviewed by jazyn55 July 30, 2010
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June - August 2010

This campground is in need of some TLC. The Outdoor Rec. crew of three are responsible for the upkeep and do the best they can from what I have seen. There is no host and no workampers something that would help. This is a quiet and beautiful location on the lake. The sites are level to slightly sloped, and with good spacing between them. They have a nice dock with 6 slips if you have a boat. The bath house is clean but does need some repair. They have one washer and dryer attached to the old bath house which also needs some repair. They have a 28 day stay limit which you can extend. The week ends are the busiest since they let the contractors on base use this campground. This helps with the income. There is only 70-80 active duty stationed on this base. The Commissary (Tuesday – Saturday) is small but has everything you need. The BX is about the size of a Shoppette (open same as Commissary) but has the essentials. Tullahoma or Manchester TN is about 12 miles away. They both have Wal-Mart’s and shopping centers. Things to do on Base: 9 hole golf course (Tuesday and Thursday $10.00 all you can golf). Club open on Thursday 5-8, Friday 5-9 and Saturday 6-9, nice new lodge $39.00-$52.00. Auto Shop (appointment only) Equipment Rental (Tents Tables etc) Small Cabins on the lake. Boat and Pontoon Rentals ($2.00 - $20.00 per hour)(Short Boating Class required) Free New Release Movies at club on Thursday nights. Things to do in the Area: Chattanooga 1.5 hours away. Look Out Mountain, Raccoon Caverns, Ruby Falls, Aquarium, Chickamauga Battlefield etc. Nashville 1.5 hours Away Country Music Hall of Fame, Parthenon, The Hermitage etc. Locally Jack Daniels Distillery, George Dickel Distillery, Civil Wars battlefields. The Campground is a good base camp to relax after a day of site seeing. The Map gives site lengths. I have a 38 foot 5th. wheel and have plenty of room. Most sites have plenty of room behind them to accommodate any size rigs. I have had no problems with a portable Sat. dish. Good local TV from Huntsville Al. Huntsville Space Center is also a nice day trip.

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We've never camped here before, but have stayed in the VOQ, so we were familiar with the base. Couple things people need to know. One-This isn't a typical Air Force Base. It has a huge swatch of land, much of which is opened for public use - hiking/biking trails, fishing, boating, swimming - an outdoor person's paradise; but there are very few USAF people--lots of civilian contractors. Hence, there is a tiny commissary/AAFES shoppette on the Main Base and its closed all day Sunday & Monday and has very limited hours and selection. If you want to grocery shop/eat/buy stuff, go back to I-24, go just three miles east to Manchester, and right at the exit there's a Wal*Mart, Murphy Gas, Starbucks, McDonald's, all the usual stuff. Setting is gorgeous - but rustic! You're outdoors - you'll see a few bugs, hear ducks, birds, peepers, and people enjoying swimming at the small beach and boating. If you're seeking a "nice" dry, sunny, inland camping experience, don't go here. But if you love inland lakes of clear water, camping where you can enjoy a fire, lots of trees and decent weather away from cities, noise, crowds and freeways, this is your place. No wi-fi at the camp, but there is wi-fi up at the visiting quarters about 2 miles back up the road. TV? There is excellent DTV reception with a simple outdoor antenna from Huntsville - all four networks plus PBS. I gave "location" a 5 because this is a rare find if you like rustic, safe, scenic lakeside camping. If not, then 'location' would, for you, probably be a 3 at the most. NICE people to deal with. Satellite TV is good IF you get a site with a good tree-free shot to the SOUTH over the lake. Pick your site! That's a nice feature.
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bigtom Reviewed by bigtom June 16, 2009
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14-15 June 2009

We've never camped here before, but have stayed in the VOQ, so we were familiar with the base. Couple things people need to know. One-This isn't a typical Air Force Base. It has a huge swatch of land, much of which is opened for public use - hiking/biking trails, fishing, boating, swimming - an outdoor person's paradise; but there are very few USAF people--lots of civilian contractors. Hence, there is a tiny commissary/AAFES shoppette on the Main Base and its closed all day Sunday & Monday and has very limited hours and selection. If you want to grocery shop/eat/buy stuff, go back to I-24, go just three miles east to Manchester, and right at the exit there's a Wal*Mart, Murphy Gas, Starbucks, McDonald's, all the usual stuff. Setting is gorgeous - but rustic! You're outdoors - you'll see a few bugs, hear ducks, birds, peepers, and people enjoying swimming at the small beach and boating. If you're seeking a "nice" dry, sunny, inland camping experience, don't go here. But if you love inland lakes of clear water, camping where you can enjoy a fire, lots of trees and decent weather away from cities, noise, crowds and freeways, this is your place. No wi-fi at the camp, but there is wi-fi up at the visiting quarters about 2 miles back up the road. TV? There is excellent DTV reception with a simple outdoor antenna from Huntsville - all four networks plus PBS. I gave "location" a 5 because this is a rare find if you like rustic, safe, scenic lakeside camping. If not, then 'location' would, for you, probably be a 3 at the most. NICE people to deal with. Satellite TV is good IF you get a site with a good tree-free shot to the SOUTH over the lake. Pick your site! That's a nice feature.

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Had a great time there it was clean and easy to get in and out of, nice beach area also.
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4.6
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
kberndt5 Reviewed by kberndt5 March 11, 2009
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June 08

Had a great time there it was clean and easy to get in and out of, nice beach area also.

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We spent 10 days there in November. Of 37 sites, only 7 were occupied so there was lots of room. It is a beautiful campground right on the shore of a fairly good size lake. The fall colors and the view of the lake were beautiful. Being off-season, there wasn't much going on, but the price at $7.50/night was a bargain. The camp store was never open that I know of during the entire ten days. The sites all have a nice concrete patio with picnic table and fire ring, water and 50 amp power but no sewers. There is a dump station on site. The sites are all gravel but the gravel is fairly fresh and is still soft in some places. It can be a challenge to get level. First site we had, #37, was beautiful but we could not get level and a large tree prevented the slide from opening. We had problems pulling out of the site because of trees across the road and on the right. Also, a lot of the ground must have been dug up during renovation as it is very soft. Stick to the road when walking thru the campground. We moved to site #29 which was very level and easy to back in or pull through. The bathrooms were acceptable but I never saw anyone cleaning them. The 30-gal trash can was half full when we arrived and 3/4 full when we left - never emptied. One bathhouse is quite old and is showing its age with rusty light fixtures and scarred and deteriorating wood doors and frames. The newer bathhouse has drainage problems with the showers as the floor slopes away from the drain. Don't leave your shoes on the floor when showering! The washer was not working and no one knew if or when it would be repaired. TV reception was pretty good with antenna but terrible cell phone coverage (AT&T). Dinner at the club was good.
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3.3
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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5.0
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3.0
dddlin Reviewed by dddlin November 19, 2008
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November 7-17, 2008

We spent 10 days there in November. Of 37 sites, only 7 were occupied so there was lots of room. It is a beautiful campground right on the shore of a fairly good size lake. The fall colors and the view of the lake were beautiful. Being off-season, there wasn't much going on, but the price at $7.50/night was a bargain. The camp store was never open that I know of during the entire ten days. The sites all have a nice concrete patio with picnic table and fire ring, water and 50 amp power but no sewers. There is a dump station on site. The sites are all gravel but the gravel is fairly fresh and is still soft in some places. It can be a challenge to get level. First site we had, #37, was beautiful but we could not get level and a large tree prevented the slide from opening. We had problems pulling out of the site because of trees across the road and on the right. Also, a lot of the ground must have been dug up during renovation as it is very soft. Stick to the road when walking thru the campground. We moved to site #29 which was very level and easy to back in or pull through. The bathrooms were acceptable but I never saw anyone cleaning them. The 30-gal trash can was half full when we arrived and 3/4 full when we left - never emptied. One bathhouse is quite old and is showing its age with rusty light fixtures and scarred and deteriorating wood doors and frames. The newer bathhouse has drainage problems with the showers as the floor slopes away from the drain. Don't leave your shoes on the floor when showering! The washer was not working and no one knew if or when it would be repaired. TV reception was pretty good with antenna but terrible cell phone coverage (AT&T). Dinner at the club was good.

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B.A. left this review using the Directory software: Bath houses in the famcamp are fair. Not cleaned regularly and need refurbishing. When approaching the campground from the east (I-24), swing wide when entering the famcamp if you have a big rig. There's a couple of signs near the road which could be a gotcha. Although the sites have been improved, it is still pretty tight in there for bigger rigs. As you enter, the sites to your left on top of the hill seem to be better for big rigs. The sites on the right by the lake may or may not be OK. The sites have been improved but the trees are still there. If you have a big rig, you might want to take a walk thru before pulling in too far. And, if it's dry, the roads can be pretty dusty so slow down when driving. Cell phone coverage (Verizon) spotty but there is free wifi at the Lodge in the housing area. Also, you can do laundry for free at the Lodge and there is a nice walking trail. Lots of deer and turkey all over the place so be careful driving at night.
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3.0
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy November 11, 2008
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September 2008

B.A. left this review using the Directory software: Bath houses in the famcamp are fair. Not cleaned regularly and need refurbishing. When approaching the campground from the east (I-24), swing wide when entering the famcamp if you have a big rig. There's a couple of signs near the road which could be a gotcha. Although the sites have been improved, it is still pretty tight in there for bigger rigs. As you enter, the sites to your left on top of the hill seem to be better for big rigs. The sites on the right by the lake may or may not be OK. The sites have been improved but the trees are still there. If you have a big rig, you might want to take a walk thru before pulling in too far. And, if it's dry, the roads can be pretty dusty so slow down when driving. Cell phone coverage (Verizon) spotty but there is free wifi at the Lodge in the housing area. Also, you can do laundry for free at the Lodge and there is a nice walking trail. Lots of deer and turkey all over the place so be careful driving at night.

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Spent 11 days between 9/12 & 9/23. I don't know how the CG was before but the new patio slabs are nice and the crushed rock on the sites are nice but are over graded. Most of the sites are not big rig friendly. Tried the first one we were assigned and had the front wheels 6" off the ground so it was not so good. Checked around and found a better one but still needed blocks under the jacks but wheels stayed on the ground. But we did luck out and our Direct TV came in (site 7). The only thing that I can gripe about is there is no sewer hook up due to lack of interest from engineering to go the distance. They have a dump station and a lift station handles the sewer and water from both bath houses. It would be no major problem to at least hook up a few sites to sewer. However the personnel at the campground and MWR were all friendly and helpful at all times. If you want to fish and do not live in Tenn. and do not have a lisc. it will cost you about 16.50 for three days which I fell is a bit much but that is state regs. ALL IN ALL A GREAT EXPERIENCE, We would do it again, nice quiet place.
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bmcuscg48 Reviewed by bmcuscg48 September 28, 2008
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Sept 12-23, 2008

Spent 11 days between 9/12 & 9/23. I don't know how the CG was before but the new patio slabs are nice and the crushed rock on the sites are nice but are over graded. Most of the sites are not big rig friendly. Tried the first one we were assigned and had the front wheels 6" off the ground so it was not so good. Checked around and found a better one but still needed blocks under the jacks but wheels stayed on the ground. But we did luck out and our Direct TV came in (site 7). The only thing that I can gripe about is there is no sewer hook up due to lack of interest from engineering to go the distance. They have a dump station and a lift station handles the sewer and water from both bath houses. It would be no major problem to at least hook up a few sites to sewer. However the personnel at the campground and MWR were all friendly and helpful at all times. If you want to fish and do not live in Tenn. and do not have a lisc. it will cost you about 16.50 for three days which I fell is a bit much but that is state regs. ALL IN ALL A GREAT EXPERIENCE, We would do it again, nice quiet place.

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