I'm constantly asked "how do I make a reservation" for a U.S. Military Campgrounds or RV Park. This website doesn't handle reservations for our military recreation facilities.
Each military campground is mostly independently operated and establishes their own reservation policy. The Navy has been trying to standardize (Navy GetAways) among their recreation facilities, but it's been an uphill battle. Many Navy facilities use the DoD Lodging website (https://get.dodlodging.net) for online reservation or their central phone number (1-877-NAVY-BED) for phone reservations. However, this system has also had numerous problems. I talk about these problems below.
The Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018 became law in August 2018 and took effect on January 1st, 2020. This bill now allows the following veterans use of commissary and exchange stores, and MWR facilities (includes campgrounds):
Veterans Awarded the Purple Heart
Veterans Who Are Medal of Honor Recipients (already authorized)
Veterans Who Are Former Prisoners of War
Veterans With Service-Connected Disabilities
Caregivers of Veterans
For more details on this new eligibility, please look at these articles:
Allison Point Campground is a public campground, operated by Fort Greeley near Valdez, Alaska. There are lower rates for authorized military. This is a very popular fishing campground near a fish hatchery, Great wildlife viewing! There are no RV hook-ups and has a couple outhouses.
Weems and Victory Ponds are located on Fort Benning, Georgia. Both of these small ponds offer camping. These are small, rustic camp sites. These ponds and the area is popular for fishing and hunting.
About 6 years ago, we helped Luke AFB in Arizona conduct a survey to see if there was interest in a famcamp to be located on Luke AFB. They already operate Fort Tuthill Recreation Area near Flagstaff and the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field FamCamp. For the past few years, we've been monitoring their decision to build and the construction of the new famcamp and it's finally time to have their grand opening!
Saguaro Skies FamCamp at Luke AFB in Glendale, Arizona is having their grand opening on September 1st, 2020.
Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri used to have a free, rustic camping area. However, this camping area was closed several years ago. But they've come back even bigger! Fort Leonard Wood now has a full hook-up RV Park! The RV Park is having it's grand opening on September 1st, 2020.
A website user pointed me in the direction to discover that the Yakima Training Center in Washington has a "Travel Camp"! This is a "dry camp" for self-contrained RV's only and doesn't have any amenities, but it is a military travel camp. Information on the Yakima Travel Camp has been added to the website.
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