Maxwell/Gunter AFB FamCamp

 
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Maxwell/Gunter AFB FamCamp

Location

Installation
Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL
GPS Coordinates
32.3705, -86.37
Location Information
Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL
RV Gate Coordinates
32.37667, -86.33912

Directions

Directions
From I-65N: Head north on Exit 172 toward Herron St about 0.1 mi. Make slight left onto N Holt St about 0.1 mi. Turn left onto Maxwell Blvd, drive about 1.0 mi. Make slight right onto Maxwell Blvd E into Maxwell Gate. (Truck entrance is on the right side of the gate). Continue on Maxwell Blvd E about 1.2 mi. Continue onto Randolph St. about 0.1 mi. Turn left onto Kelley St and drive about 0.6 mi. Take the right turn just before the perimeter gate onto March St. Drive about 1.3 mi to the FAMCAMP on the left. You will cross the end of the runway and past the skeet range and ball parks on the right. Office to the FAMCAMP is at the third entrance to the camp. ---- From I-65S: Head south on Exit 172 toward Dickerson St about 0.1 mi. Turn left onto Dickerson St and go about 375 Ft. Take 1st left onto Herron St and drive about 0.1 mi. Take 1st left onto N Holt St about 0.1 mi. Turn left onto Maxwell Blvd, drive about 1.0 mi. Make slight right onto Maxwell Blvd E into Maxwell Gate. (Truck entrance is on the right side of the gate). Continue on Maxwell Blvd E about 1.2 mi. Continue onto Randolph St. about 0.1 mi. Turn left onto Kelley St and drive about 0.6 mi. Take the right turn just before the perimeter gate onto March St. Drive about 1.3 mi to the FAMCAMP on the left. You will cross the end of the runway and past the skeet range and ball parks on the right. Office to the FAMCAMP is at the third entrance to the camp. ---- From I-85W: Take the I-65 Exit towards Birmingham. Stay in the right hand lane and follow the directions above for I-65N.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(334) 953-5161
Fax Number
(334) 953-7745
Mailing Address
Famcamp, 390 March Blvd., Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-5005

Campground Information

Available Downloads
Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD Civilians.
Season
All year
Reservations
Can be made up to 4 months in advance. Site assignments are made on a reservation basis with priority given to active duty. PME students may make reservations in advance for the duration of their school. Some sites reserved for short stays up to 14-days.
Internet Access
Free Wifi available in the park.
Mail Forwarding
Must use local General Delivery.
Campground Information
90 day stay limit (except for students). 7 night stay limit in tent sites.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Library
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Class VI
  • Post Office
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Paved
56
W/30,50A/S
$20
$120
$400
Overflow
4
W/30A,50A
$15
$80
N/A
Tent
Open
None
$5
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Weather Information

Located near Montgomery, AL, on Maxwell AFB. A good location near a base lake and park to explore the local area.

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May 8-9, 2017

Nice camp. Easy to get to on the far side of the runway. Concrete pads are level. Bathroom/showers are very clean. Only negative is camp is close to a train track and the trains may disturb you.

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September 27, 2016

Nice, quiet, relaxing spot but just stayed for just an overnighter traveling from Colorado to Florida. Didn't unhitched. All pull throughs and concrete pads with 50 amp, water and sewer. Excellent Showers and restrooms in the newer section. We were in site 51. Looks like a lot of nice recreational items/rentals for the nearby lake. Grass and grounds very well maintained.

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14-17 Jul 2016

I really like being able to call for a reservation. IMO it is MUCH better than being told to just show up and hope for a vacancy. Yes, there appears to be a LOT of long term residents. But, if you get a site, why does it matter? The park is not junkie looking. Sites 31-64 seem to be very long. I had site 60 and it was easily 75 feet long, maybe more. If you are assigned between site 7-30, I hope you have a coach that is not very tall. The trees near the end of those rows need serious trimming. A tall coach could easily get significant roof damage. If you are assigned to site 31-64, you might want to enter the park via the first entry road (right between the softball field and the rv park), then take the second driveway and loop around to pull into your site. Go to the office after you get set up. Besides, there is nowhere to park at the office to register. The entrance to the dog park is on the far side of the field. No wonder it gets so little use. The directions at the top to get to the base/park are accurate. I looked it up on Google maps, too. Helped make sense out of the first 3 left turns. March Rd, the one that goes around the end of the runway, is rough. The 35 mph speed limit is optimistic. Water pressure was good. Antenna pulled in a good selection of channels. Satellite reception is probably good, too. The lake area looked clean. The lack of geese is a big plus. Exiting the base was simply backtracking the entry route. If I had left during the Kelley Gate operating hours, it would have been much easier. Forget about entering via Kelley unless you can find a place to turn around after entering the base, such as the BX parking lot.

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May 2016

We loved it here. We were only spending a few days.  The softball fields are across the street so you can get in entertainment during the season. There is a lake with kyaks to rent. There is also a softball field turned into a pet park. Love the spacial feeling.

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April 21 to 22, 2016

We stay here fairly often when traveling to/from the Gulf Coast.  Have never been turned away.  The pull thrus have plenty of length and the utility hook ups are well placed.  There is more than adequate space between units to open your slides.  Departures on Saturday morning from the center pull thrus can be a little tight if your neighbor has parked his/her truck well forward on their pad.  WiFi has always been good when we have been there. There is an old ball field at the south end of the camp that has been converted into a very nice off leash dog area. Our schnauzer loved the experience. The staff has always been friendly and accommodating every time we have used the park.  The bathhouses are clean and have plenty of room.  Yes, some people have been in camp for a long time.  Most of them are students attending long duration schools.  I have no heartburn with that.

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17 Mar-7 Apr 2016

WARNING!  When coming through the main gate, make your way to the left lane.  There is a traffic bump just before the stop light that is very steep in the right lane.  Go slow!  We had to stay at Maxwell for three weeks to have damage fixed to our tow car from that speed bump.  I hit it at less than 10 MPH!  Rick, the manager went above and beyond to help us get a site for the time we were here.  Very nice bath and laundry rooms.  Sites are fairly level with good power and very high water pressure.  Use a pressure reducer!  Quite a few long-timers, both school students and retired.  WiFi is available throughout the park and works fairly well most of the time.  It does slow down in the early evening.  We did have a partial failure of the system during our last week here so we could not connect at our site (#63) at all.  Good Verizon 4G service and in our site and we were able to get a strong DTV satellite signal with our on-board satellite dish.  There is some train and road noise very close to the park.  Don’t recommend getting fresh fruits and veggies at the commissary.  They aren’t very fresh at all.  Exchange is adequate.  Highly recommend you visit Selma, AL while you are here.  Go to the National Historic Site visitor center to learn what to see in the town.  We highly recommend Jason’s Deli in Montgomery.

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March 24, 2016

We were passing through and stopped to visit the Exchange and Commissary. While here we drove out to the Famcamp to see if things had changed since last time we were here. NO! They should call it Maxwell Trailer Park as most of the RVs looked as if they are there permanently. We stopped at the office just to see if there were any sites available and was told there wasn't. Yet when we drove out we found 2 sites with no indication that they were occupied. It looks like the good old boy network is operating very well here. That's fine because I don't know if I would stay here. I'm getting a little sick of the way the MWR facilities are being run today. They seem to not care about anything but the dollar coming in.

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Jan 2016

When did the "R" in MWR stand for residential?  The Fam Camp is no where to raise a child.  There were so many campers there that the campground looked like a housing area.  Children's toys, bycycles and storage under campers everywhere.  There are hardly places to eat nearby and the dining facility does not allow retirees to eat there, but the place is empty on the weekends.  How does this campground get by without a camp host?  We were here a whole month and never got to see the young man who was in the office when we paid for the month.  I can,t say if I'll return.

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21-22 Mar 16

CALL IN ADVANCE!! Stayed here at the end of 2013. A lot of improvements have been mad and still being made. Like before, the staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. We called in advance and made our reservation, so glad we did.. When we arrived they had only one additional space left and before I left the office it was taken. They said that the place pretty much stays full year round, so be sure to call in advance to make sure you can get a space. Since the last visit, the restrooms have been finished, more sites have been added and more trees for shade. The wifi has been apparently been upgraded. We were in site 47 and the signal was great, no matter what time of day it was. Some of the downfalls; the homesteading is still here. The building roof by the office has been ripped off by a motorhome not watching (massive damage to coach). BE AWARE OF THE LEFT SIDE ENTERING FamCamp !!!! Over-all a good stay...  Oh, one more thing... They acquired the old youth ball field at the end of the famcamp.... Now its a Dog Park!!! Its Hugh!! The dogs love it... All fenced, benches, trash cans and poop bags....(just wish people would use them) I would and have come back here... Can't wait to see what new improvements are made by our next visit.

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Feb 6, 2016

Quiet hours at this park are from 10pm-7am. I wrote this review just after 11pm while one of my nearby neighbors (a homesteader) had been blasting his stereo inside his motorhome for the past 3 hours. I don't know how the people in the rvs next to him stand it. We were there overnight and our stay could not end soon enough for me. Tell music didn't stop til after minute. No one is apparently around to enforce quiet hours and it's obvious the permanent residents take advantage of it. We made reservations the day before we arrived and were assigned a site, #52. When we pulled up to the site, someone was already parked there. They were overnighting too and hoping we would be a no-show. They left and found a different site. As we were hooking up our utilities, we noticed the resident in site #51 next to us had strapped his satellite receiver to the top of the grill on our site. He used bungee cords so he intended it to be awhile. We asked him to remove it and he asked if we were using the grill right then. We insisted he remove it and he came out 15 mins later and grudgingly did it. We weren't using our picnic table either so did he really think he could just put his excess stuff on it? The park is full of homesteading residents with all their stuff spread out around their rigs and spilling over to the empty sites (like the satellite receiver I mentioned earlier). There's a definite trailer park feel to this place. Many sites are so close together, you can hear your neighbor yawning (as we did). The cement pads are nice - long and level. Hookups are in the middle. Water pressure is in the red zone so use pressure regulator. Wifi is non-existent and there's no cable. There are trains passing nearby. And neighbors who play loud music late into the night. I could not wait to leave and never return to this trailer park.

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January 6, 2016

We stayed for a night passing through.  We were placed in the newer section of the park at a nice long pull thru with cement pad.  The park is very nice and seems to be kept up.  However there are quite a few long term residents that have lots of stuff around their sites that to me makes it feel like a trailer park.  Site was level, close to neighbors but not on top of each other.  No cable, but plenty of over the air channels.  WiFi was pretty much useless.  They recommend using a water pressure valve, which we did along with our filter and pressure was still good.  A very nice park that we would like to see in the summer with all of the available gear rentals by the lake.  Only heard one plane during our stay so can't complain about the noise.  However we did hear quite a few trains during our short stay.  Laundry was 75 cents per wash and dry cycle.  We would definitely return. 

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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.

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December 2014

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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(Updated: April 09, 2013)
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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.

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(Updated: March 25, 2013)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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