R.B. left this review using the Directory software: Until new sites were opened we could never get into this campground. Also now can get reservations and it works except someone was in the site I was assigned, but office was open and so I got a different site.
This is our fourth time visiting Maxwell Campground. They have really improved it with new sites in the last year. Rick the Campground Manager does a good job. He has a lot on his plate, but he is making it work. The upgraded the wifi and it works faster. The new bath house is clean, and the washer/dryers are big and cheap to use. We enjoy staying here when passing through the state. As stated before use the Day street gate to go to the campground. Do not use the Commercial gate.
R.G. left this review using the Directory software: We have stayed there twice over the past two years and greatly enjoyed this CG. Very friendly and helpful staff. I suggest calling before going to the Base as many sites are used by Active duty personnel going through training. The directions getting off of I-65 are confusing due to several bridges on the route and signage that can be missed. Leaving and entering the base should be done through the Main Gate due to the closeness of the barrier pylons (took out a side heater on one!).
I was stationed at Maxwell for three years (2005 - 2008) and stayed at the FamCamp in our pop up while PCS'ing in, PCSing out, and over one Easter Weekend when I was the POC for the Protestant Sunrise Service and needed to be at the Hopper Lodge next door "bright and early! Restrooms and showers are usable, but not the nicest. Getting a spot can be challenging as it is a heavily used facility, especially by students who are there for 10 months. Plan ahead if you expect to go through Montgomery and make a reservation. I do have an explanation for posts by those who noted the same RV's in the same slots year after year. Since there tends to be a large PME Student population, some of the RV's have been sold from student to student as one academic year ends and a new one begins, so the people change, but the RV's stay put. By the way, I'm hoping to stay there a few nights this summer as I move again back east! Blessings, Chap V
There are a lot of people that live at the campgrounds, so it's more like a community there. The people that I met were very nice and I look forward to staying there again. The campsites are tiny and out in the open but trees have been planted, so someday, it will be shaded. The commissary, shoppette, and bx are located a few minutes away, so that makes it very nice. There is a nice lake and a play ground. The bathrooms are smelly, but I didn't have to use them (thank goodness) because we have a bathroom in our camper. But, I wouldn't be happy if I was camping in a tent and had to use them. We got a few channels, the basic ones, so that was nice. The Montgomery zoo is very close by and that is an amazing zoo- that' actually what brought us to Montgomery, and we will be back. The library on base was small but the people that worked at the library were so friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed our stay at the Fam camp and will stay there again!
We were pleasantly surprised today when we call the campground to see if any space might be available. Much to my surprise, they had a space and they made a reservation for us. Yes, they now take reservations up to four months in advance. The campground was neat and orderly. The directions were spot-on and the campground was easy to find. The camp is at near capacity and it looks like many people have been here for awhile but I understand that the AF SGM School is here and the students are granted exemptions to stay at the camp while in school. Free wifi is throughout the camp with a very strong signal. Eight additional sites are under construction and look to be about half-way completed.
The campground is very nice. All sites are paved with a covered concrete pad. The covered pad prevented me from using my awning with my attached screen room. If you are close to the office you can have WIFI. It appears that half of the sites are pull through. There are many long term residents. That is due to the war collage on base. While there I have a Navy officer that arrived for training. He is to stay for a year. The staff is very helpful.
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