Located near Montgomery, AL, on Maxwell AFB. A good location near a base lake and park to explore the local area.
Maxwell/Gunter AFB FamCamp
Type of site
May 8-9, 2017
September 27, 2016
14-17 Jul 2016
April 21 to 22, 2016
17 Mar-7 Apr 2016
March 24, 2016
21-22 Mar 16
Feb 6, 2016
January 6, 2016
June 7-11, 2015
We stayed here June 7-11 in spot 49 next to the newer bath house. They have 6 restrooms (3 on each side) and a laundry room with 3 washers and 3 dyers, cost 75 cents each. Bathrooms were cleaned daily and in very good condition, while the water pressure in the shower wasn't as high as the sink it was still very good. Do heed the warnings on using a pressure regulator at your site. We arrived late on a Sunday and our information and site were posted on the window at check in, we had previously booked a 4 night stay on our way to Pensacola NAS. The only con this trip was the wifi signal was slow and intermittent. Camp Manager was aware of the problem and was trying to get it fixed. He also said they had submitted requests for another 6 projects including a permanent concrete structure for the new bathhouse and a new playground. Looking forward to coming again and staying longer.. Excellent staff, well taken care of landscape and quiet.
Stayed one night while traveling from GA to TX. Made our reservation easily and found the site level and easy to get into. The directions were very good, although the gate guard (not military) said we came in the wrong gate ..... it was the one in the directions! It's a very nice campground that we will come back to for a longer visit.
May 24-28 2014
Were there Memorial Day weekend. Had reservations so we were able to go to our site. Nice accessible sites. However, minimal shade trees in the new section. Our site (#54) had direct sun all day long. Not able to get shade even under our canopy and it was dreadfully hot that weekend. Shower facilities and laundry decent. However, it appears they are in the process of building new facilities. Heed the warning about water pressure. It is HIGH. Commissary/BX very convenient to the famcamp. Overall, a decent place to stay--just would try to get a different facing site next time.
April 26, 2014
Driving 43' Newmar Mountain Aire with tow. Easy access from I-65 or I-85. Confirmed via phone availability for one night. Very friendly people staying at Famcamp. Clean and more importantly level RV pads. Did not use showers or laundry. This place is a 'KEEPER'. Thanks to all who maintain! Only negative is some of the sites were reserved; but no one showed up the night we were there. We stayed only one night!
23-26 December 2013
Nice FamCamp. Large concrete pads but a bit close together. HIGH WATER PRESSURE!!! Be sure to use a pressure valve on the water!! Called in advance and had no problems getting a reservation. Assigned to a site over the phone. Be aware when coming into the FamCamp approaching the office, its a bit tight, watch the building on the left, it looks as if some travelers have tagged it a few times. It is a challenge to get into the office on a mobility scooter, no ramp. Some of the facilities are dated but, good news, they are building a new bath/laundry room. They did have free WiFi through out the area. From some of the old posting this place was in need of improvements, apparently they have listened and they are making the improvements that are needed. What would make this a great place is asphalt the rest of the roads and have some more space between the sites. I would go back and use this facility again.
March 29-31, 2013
We stayed here two nights in route to Brunswick GA. A very well kept campground. Will try and stay there anytime we are going through Montgomery.
8 March - 15 March 2013
Maxwell Fam Camp is a hidden gem waiting to be polished. We called ahead and talked with Rick to acquire reservations. On our previous visit in 2007, I failed to be impressed with the operation of the camp or its amenities. Fast forward to 2013; today we have new management and a new addition added to the park. With the energy and desire to make this Fam Camp the best it can be Rick is making a difference. The new addition offers several pull-thru sites. True some have the patio cover over the tables. And true for some the sites might be too close together. It all depends on how well you can manage your rig. There are few trees in the newer area, but then we can’t have everything.
In addition to the historical history of the city of Montgomery, there is more to offer the Rv’r who wishes to sit back, enjoy nature. Adjacent to the park are two six acre ponds. If you prefer an afternoon of fishing or just sitting at one of the many benches enjoying the sounds of nature this Fam Camp is a hidden hide-a-way. Many of our veterans Rv’r opt to stay in the newer addition of the park. There are several units set aside in the older section for those going to school at Maxwell. So they do have some homestead type units. But as long as the Fam Camp has plenty of room for the retiree to set up for a few days I have no qualms making room for those who need housing on a ‘short’ term bases. I did discuss with Rick the ambiance of the park and the impression it makes as you drive into the camp. Especially with the homestead family having laundry hanging on the cloths line adjacent to the unit. The laundry facilities were adequate with four washers and dryers. One addition that we have not seen in other Fam Camps was the addition of an ice machine in the laundry room. There were several guests stocking up on ice before they headed back out on the road. This is something you don’t often see in a Fam Camp. Bath facilities were very nice, with each bath having its own separate shower room attached. In conclusion this Fam Camp had a lot to offer. It has several historic sites to visit. The visitor’s center is downtown in a renovated train station. The camp itself offers the traveler fishing and boating on site for a reasonable fee. No license required for fishing ‘catch and release’. Maxwell AFB Fam Camp is a well worth the value for your camping needs. The PX and Commissary are very small, but adequate.
Mar. 3-4, 2013
I would agree with everything the previous writer wrote. We stayed in the new section, and my dog which is a guardian, was barking all the time, because of the close pads. It seemed that every camper had a dog and walked them by our site. I had to put her inside. The free wifi was a plus, but I was surprised at the amount of campers, the place was almost full.
Jan 17-30, 2013 and Feb 21-Mar 6, 2013
Great camp. We stayed here for two weeks on each occasion. The sites in the new section are very easy to maneuver into; all pull through FHUs with level concrete hook-ups. They are a bit closely-spaced, but no worse than some resorts that charge a great deal more. The old section - mostly long-termers - could use some policing; big rigs could have difficulty getting into them because of the narrow roads/sites and the canopy over the picnic tables in that section. The amenity rating is for the bathhouse, which is made up of individual rooms rather than being communal; did not use the laundry. Great water pressure; make sure you use a regulator to connect to the water hook-up. Commissary conveniently close by. GPS may route you through Kelly or Day gates; recommend coming in through Maxwell Gate instead. Nice little air park deserves to be explored. The nearby lakes make for a nice place to stroll, with benches and swings along the rim. Fast wi-fi (free). Very easy access to downtown Montgomery.