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Midway RV Park

Location

Installation
Mid-South Naval Support Activity, Millington, TN
GPS Coordinates
35.32960, -89.86471
Location Information
Millington, TN
RV Gate Coordinates
35.32642, -89.86938

Directions

Directions
Midway RV Park is about 18 miles NE of Memphis. RV's are to use the "South Gate". From US-51 turn East on TN-385 (Note: TN-385 is 1 mile south of Navy Road.) and go 2.7 miles to TN-204 exit (Naval Support Activity exit). Turn left and go .4 miles to South Gate (35.32637, -89.86877). Once through South Gate go .4 miles to Polaris Drive (Commissary will be on your right). Turn right on Polaris and go .2 miles to Midway Avenue and turn right into the RV Park. Stop at the mailbox upon entering the RV Park and pick up a Check-in Guide.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(901) 874-5496 / 5650
Mailing Address
Central Reservation Center, Ellison Recreation Center, Building S-499, Essex Avenue, Mid-South Naval Support Activity, Millington, TN 38054

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Accepted 1 year in advance.
Internet Access
WiFi is available at the campground and at the Ellison Rec Center (Check-In) Bldg 499. The Base library also has Internet computers that can be used.
Pet Information
Pets not allowed in rentals. Some rentals do allow pets upon request. Pets are allowed in the RV park with usual leash and clean-up rules apply to campground.
Campground Information
No smoking in rentals. Lower rates for military. Highest rates for civilians. Rental rates vary based on military/DOD/civilian, season, and day of week. Off season is January - May. 3 night minimum on The Manor rental. No stay limit in the campground or rentals.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Rec Center, ITT, Flying club.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Picinic Area
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Equestrian
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Movie Theater
  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Post Office
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
34
W/20,30,50A/S
$21 - $23.50
N/A
$493 - $531.50
Rental RV
7
Full
$42 - $46
N/A
$820 - $830
Cottages
4
Full
$77(Mil) - $117(Civ)
N/A
N/A
The Manor
1
Full
$150
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Stated policy is that weapons need to be turned in and held at the armory during operating hours.
Weather Information

Clean RV Park from a renovated Mobile Home Park. Spacious sites

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(Updated: November 15, 2015)
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22/23OCT2015

Fantastic park. Easy access through South Gate (when it is actually open, so call ahead to verify which gate to use) and right behind the Commissary. Very easy to maneuver even the largest rigs and trailers in here, once you get past the front gates. Plenty of wide, level, paved spaces with picnic tables. Laundry facilities and bathroom (toilet in a stall, dual sinks and vanities in womens, urinal and single sink in mens) showers were great (so clean my wife said she'd go barefoot in them), water pressure throughout facility was good. Two free, high-efficiency front-loader washers that featured a 'short-wash' cycle (perfect for RV worn clothes) and two free dryers. The entire building doubles as a lounge with a huge table for folding your laundry, iron and ironing board (just like berthing back on the ship!!!), comfy chairs, cable TV, relatively current magazines and a desk/chair in case you bring your laptop. Best part of the facility was the cleaning crew that showed up every morning and left the place spotless! The only downside was waiting for people to come and fetch their laundry, leaving several guests waiting their turn. Camp host checked in with us the morning after we finally made it in, although we had already gotten our space info and checked in with the office when we arrived around 2000. Apparently they've had some issues with people showing up late and packing out early while forgoing payment on their space.  Dumpster was near our space, but there was no recycling program noted and I'm uncertain if the waste management company has a sorting facility for recycling. Wifi was good around the park (our antenna was next to the laundry), and from our spot we had clear HD signal from both Dish and OTA antenna, which yielded a dozen regular TV channels and another dozen shopping/religious/ESL channels, all with crystal clear signal. South end of the park has a row of tall trees that could provide shade in summer months, but may also interfere with your dish. Other spaces had trees around them, but they were not so dense that they'd block the signal. Sprint and AT&T had good service, but we didn't need to use our Hotspot devices. We can certainly understand why this is such a popular FamCamp, and will eagerly stay here again!

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Oct. 23-26 2015

Just to let you know RV's no longer have to enter the truck gate, they have a high gate to the right of the car entrance. I was told this by the guard at the truck entrance. Also when you get there just pick a site and call in to the MWR as to what site you have.

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7 September 2015

Very nice facility but watch when approaching the commissary or one could miss the appropriate turn and went past Polaris; however, driving a Class A rig towing a car managed to get to the campground with minimal aggravation. Great wifi and nice facility with shade.

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June 20, 2015

Beautiful, great campground. Camp host was great. Note: On weekends Singleton gate CLOSED.

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March 28, 2015

This is our first RV Campground stay, after our recent motorhome purchase, so we really have nothing to compare to. Our stay was mostly to practice and get familiar with our motorhome testing out all the bells and whistles. - LOCATION is conveniently located behind the commissary, which is awesome if you are staying enroute and need to replenish supplies and save money without boon docking at Walmart. - CLEANLISNESS/HOSPITALITY was GREAT, we were greeted by the Camp Host with a welcome aboard package as soon as we pulled up. The site was extremely clean. - AMENTIES/FACILITIES were not all used. No complaints with power, water, sewage, or wifi. We did not see or use the bath house, because we were self contained. - VALUE was good. Overall, the site was well maintained and would definitely stay again.

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15 March 2015

Millington RV Park is a converted mobile home park that has all the amenities of a full service base. Located behind the commissary, the other base facilities are a short distance, ie NEX, class 6 etc. The bathhouse is a small trailer converted to a bath house and laundry. It is small but is efficient and does the job. There were several residents that were clearly permanent, but many spaces were available. The host met us at the entrance and explained the basics. Official check in/payment was done by phone when the MWR office opened—very convenient. Sites were spacious, all were back in sites but easy to get into, and concrete pads accommodate even the biggest rigs. Wi-Fi was the best we have experienced in several months of travel and over 10 military campgrounds. Initially, we intended to stay the Navy Lake Recreation Area and went there first. The people there were very nice, but the CG was in disarray and not worth the 20.00 a night. We are very happy that we stayed at Midway RV park instead at 21.00 dollars a night was still a value compared to local CG’s.

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November 21-22, 2014

Nice CG, although a little high priced. Host is active duty, but goes out of his way when he's on-site. We entered via the 'front' gate without any difficulties - it was typically tight, but good. All spots are back in, but concrete and easy to do. Only issue we had wasn't with the CG, but when we tried to leave on a Saturday morning early. The only gate open was the commercial one, but they have a really tight slalom exit and had put orange pylons all over the place. Our Montana isn't a wide-body, but I'm positive I had only a couple inches clearance more than once. IF you've one of the new super-wides, I'd make certain you stayed until a weekday so you can go out with the truck/trailers. (Really did mess up their pylon setup though!)

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Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2014

Noise level at night is higher than one would think a military park off the beaten path would be. Golf course is outside the fence area and since it is open to the public we found it to be unfriendly to military people. The bathhouse is nice and clean, but, the temperature a couple of nights we were here fell below freezing and the house has no heat (made for quick showers).

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20-21 Apr and 25-26 Apr 2014

V.L. left this review using the Directory software: - Nice place! Grass was cut and general campground was well manicured. Very clean. RV pads are concrete, but all are back-ins. There is an unusual arrangement in that about 6 sites form a cul-de-sac with a wide paved center area more maneuvering. Only negative is the height of the curbs. Scraped my rear stabilizer jacks and bent one just a bit. Had I backed perfectly straight, this may not have happened. Like others said, this is right behind commissary and BX. They are an easy walk.

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July 3-5, 2014

This was our second stay here. Camp Hosts Richard and Tammy are tops in hospitality! EASY access to the RV Park from the gate. Spacious sites, though several (10 or so) were out of order; reservations recommended. You can have sun or shade or both. Walk to the commissary if your shopping list is small. Free laundry. Bathroom w/shower accommodates only one person at a time. It appears the conditions cited in the November 2013 review have been addressed and corrected. 30 minutes to downtown Memphis. We will stay here again.

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23/24 June 2014

First time visit, passing through to Louisiana. Place was clean and camp host was friendly. Small base so everything, the Club shopping and ITT were close. The only concern was the emergency storm shelter is far away.

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May 17-21, 2014

N.D. left this review using the Directory software: - very nice campsites. all back in on circles. all concrete pads w/ elc wtr & swr hook ups at pedistle. Nicely wooded, lots of green grass and trees. club house dated but clean and serviceable. 2 free washers and dryers (1 dryer needs repair) Large rest rooms and showers completely private for individual use and lockable from main area.

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3-4 November 2013

What started out as a very nice campground a few years ago, has turned into the worst NAVY campground we have seen in our 10 years of full time RVing. The campground itself has trash abundant in just about every site, I saw bags of trash in two vacant sites just walking to the laundry and back. The abundance of built up dirt on the road surfaces indicate that the roads have not been swept for months and the overall appearance is of a very old junky county park. Of the 48 sites 1/3 of them have rental trailers on them. The “Bath House” is the biggest joke. The rear entrance door is barricaded and taped with caution tape because the wood on the porch is removed for repair, but nothing is being done, the project appears abandoned. The interior is trashed out. The TV has no remote and cannot receive a signal using the controls on the set itself, absolutely no reception on any channel. I even tried to get a signal through the DVD/VHS player, but no such luck. There are two temporary portable air conditioners that are set on a footstool and a chair, I guess because the buildings A/C unit is broken. There are 8 fluorescent lights in the ceiling, one does not work and four of the others are about to burn out as half of the bulbs are missing or blinking, and ready to go out. Of the 7 working lights there are three different types of bulbs used. The chairs appear to be from an old hospital waiting room, very uncomfortable for watching the TV that does not work or sitting and reading while waiting for your laundry to finish. The two dryers do not dry the clothes on one timed cycle, even a small load requires to cycles to get them dry. There is a broken (cracked) window facing the front. There was a poster on the wall advertising an event in June 2013 (it is now November 2013). I observed three different dogs running loose with the owners just watching them, (one from his RV door while his big dog did his duty out behind the RV, it was not picked up.) Another was a puppy that chased after me from its RV about a block away, I didn't see any dog mess anywhere, but the doggy bags for the rear doggy bag dispenser was laying on the ground. (I did pick them up and put them back into the dispenser). On a positive side, the staff at the MWR office were top notch. Very positive and jubilant. Also the two washing machines did appear to work. It is a shame that this RV park has deteriorated to this condition. It appears that there is no interest in maintaining it as it should be. The bath house needs to be demolished and replaced with one that is functional. Both the men and women’s showers open right up to the common area of the laundry area and TV/Reading area. These should not have access to the common area, yuck.

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September 22 - October 5, 2013

This is one of the better military RV parks in the country. The sites are all back-in on cul-de-sacs. The sites are paved and very wide with good hook-ups. You can literally walk to the commissary and exchange, and there is an excellent fitness facility (on base) just down the street. If you have children, there is an excellent, free water park. Free WiFi was available but spotty. We camped here in a very large 5th wheel and we would definitely come back again.

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September 4, 2013

We called to get a reservation when we were about a half hour away. They were very helpful and told us to take any spot that was open. We picked site 8 behind the bath house. The site was level and had a full hookups. Several of the other campers came over to help but we were distracted as I had to take my wife to the clinic due to an allergy issue. We only stayed one night but would highly recommend this campground to anyone traveling to or though Memphis.

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22 - 29 June 2013

The potential for this park to be a primo park is there. The GPS coordinates are spot on, the park is located not far from the gate, and the commissary is literally in the backyard. The NEX is not much further away, and they have an excellent gym and rec center with a free movie theater. There was no one there as a working camp host (you are pretty much on your own here), and the reservation office (not located in the park but you can call instead of go there) didn't open until 2pm. Even though we had a reservation, we hadn't been given a lot number at that time. Pulling in at noon, we found we just had to pull into a spot, wait until 2pm, and hope we didn't have to move if someone else had that spot reserved. (not too worried at this time of year, but....) The bathhouse/laundry room has only 2 older model commercial washers and dryers, one dryer taking twice as long to dry the same amount of clothing. It's nice that the lounge with a somewhat functioning old TV is in the same area as the washer/dryers so you can keep an eye on things though. I guess we have been spoiled at other military campgrounds - better laundry and lounge facilities, active and social camp hosts meeting and guiding you into your assigned spot, and less expensive rent along with those extras not found here. A word of caution when entering the base - there is an obstacle course upon entering and a short distance past the gate, and it appears formidable to anyone driving or towing an RV (we were towing a 42 ft toyhauler)...but the gate guard assured us 18 wheelers came thru all the time without any issues. This RV park would be deserving of all 5 stars if they would get working camp hosts, and put a little $$ into the lounge/laundry area. The base conveniences basically do everything else to make your stay worthwhile.

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(Updated: July 11, 2013)
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June 20 - 23, 2013

I am currently in route to California and decided to go off the beaten track to stay here hoping they had an auto repair place on base. Unfortunately they do not. I called at least a dozen times today and got the answering machine. Left my number the first time and they did not call me back. Finally about an hour out I got a real person. The campground is very clean and nice wide spots for big rigs. It's a very nice base. I hooked up to the 30 amp fired up the AC and then used microwave and the 30 amp tripped immediately. Had to get my adapter and hook up to 50 amp. Tried the cable TV and only got 6 channels however picked up 27 with my antenna. Internet connection is terrible. The reservations for the RV parks is run by the ITT. They normally do not open until 11AM because they are open until 9PM. I went to the office to extend my stay and found that there is one operator at the desk most of the time and they are doing the ITT duties, Gateway Inn and RV parks reservations. I witnessed them being very busy so this would explain why I did not get call backs and it was hard to get a live person on the phone.

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(Updated: April 13, 2013)
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March 23, 2013

Great place to spend a night or two while traveling our USA. Host was very helpful and courteous. A little trouble finding it, but it was during rush hour.

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(Updated: December 22, 2012)
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December 2, 2012

This is the first Military Campground that we have ever stayed in. We stopped here for the night on our way to Texas, we had been driving for 11 hours in heavy thunderstorms, and we were exhausted, cold and hungry. We did not have reservations, we stopped in and called the number posted at the entry to the campground. The lady who answered the phone was very friendly and immediately got us into a campsite. As we were backing into our space, a truck pulled in and 2 men got out. They assisted my husband who is 100% DAV, with setting up our camper. The sites were roomy and very easy to maneuver our 30 foot 5th wheel into. It was extremely windy and cold outside. As I entered our camper, I was horrified to discover that one of our slide outs had leaked rain in as we had been traveling and the carpeting was soaked half way through our camper. I immediately relayed this information to my husband and "Joe" who was the guy helping set us up. Joe instructed the younger guy who was helping him, to go get a shop vac, which they brought back to our camper. Both my husband and I have multiple disabilities, and Joe observing this, used the shop vac to soak up all of the water, even moved the sofa to vac under there. He then set up one of the fans we had with us to assist the floor to dry, which it did overnite, thank goodness!! This is an experience that will remain with us forever, the impression we recieved of the help and kindness of the workers at this campground. We will definetly return and am anxious to visit other military campgrounds with this type of hospitality, a great impression on 1st timers. This campground is very clean, bath house is very nice, and even supplies a hair dryer. The commissary is located conveniently right beside the campground. This is definetly one we would recommend.

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(Updated: November 28, 2012)
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November 5-9 2012

I was stationed in Millington back in the mid 70's and it was nice to come back and see all the changes. The campground was very quiet with only 7 or 8 campers being occupied. There were quite a few campers that we saw no one and looked like they had been there for awhile. The TV in the lounge/bathhouse did not work, it did not even have a cable or antenna connected to it. The golf course and club house was outstanding. We entered the base from TN 385 going in the South Gate, which puts just a couple blocks from the campground.

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