Scott AFB FamCamp

 
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Scott AFB FamCamp

Location

Installation
Scott AFB, Belleville, IL
GPS Coordinates
38.55097, -89.84078
Location Information
Scott AFB, Belleville, IL
RV Gate Coordinates
38.54793, -89.86612

Directions

Directions
From I-64 take exit 19A, 2nd light, turn left to Shiloh (Main) gate. Use far right lane. On Base From Mascoutah Gate: Right turn at stop sign onto South Drive (sign says "Hunters Rd.") You turn at the first intersection after entering the gate which turns left and becomes East Drive. Follow it through tunnel (14' clearance). Past tunnel after road curves left take first right (middle of the curve). Follow this over a small bridge to the FamCamp. From Shiloh Gate: Left turn at 1st traffic light onto Golf Course Rd. Follow this past the Golf Course and 128th Illinois Air Guard. Go through stop sign at Prior Drive, just past the chapel take a left over a small bridge to FamCamp. Sites 13-24 loop will be on your right. Just further on right will be sites 1-12.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(618) 256-2067
Mailing Address
Outdoor Recreation, Bldg 3176, East Drive, Scott AFB, IL 62225

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD civilians, US Govt civilian employees.
Season
Year-round.
Reservations
Accepted
Internet Access
None at the campground. Free Wi-Fi and computer terminals at base library, building 1940. For Sprint broadband card users, strong signal and EVDO. Good Verizon signal with LTE.
Campground Information
Dump available at campground. 30 day stay limit. --- A very nice campground located near Scott Lake. All sites are back-in. Sites 1 through 9 and 12 are dirt sites while sites 13 through 24 are paved. There are no sites numbered 10 and 11. Sites 1 through 9 and site 12 are 40 foot or longer as are sites 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, and 24. Sites 14, 15, 17, and 23 are 38 feet long. Site 19 is 32 feet long. Sites 19 and 20 have 50 amp service. Sites 16 and 18 are handicap parking and require handicap decals for use. All sites are electric and water only. A dump station is available near the bath house. Sites 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24 are mostly open and satellite Internet and TV should be no problem. Site 12 possibly might get both. --- Outdoor Recreation Hours of Operation: Summer Hours 1 April to 31 October Monday thru Friday 8A.M. to 4:30P.M. Saturday 8A.M. to 12P.M. Closed Sunday and Holidays. Winter Hours 1 November to 31 March Monday thru Friday 8A.M. to 4:30P.M.. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Commissary
  • Exchange

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
22
W/30,50A
$20
$?
$?
Overflow
1
None
$?
$?
$?

Other Information

Dining Hall Policy
Weather Information

Great place to stop and relax.

Map

Swap Start/End

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August 15, 2017

Gravel sites, bath/showers leave something to be desired. No hot water, no water pressure and showers are not the cleanest. Location is nice, with shade.

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7 - 14 Aug 17

I know we just arrived yesterday, but my first impression of this location isn't outstanding. We've been here two days now and haven't seen a camp host or anyone from MWR yet. I drive a 41' fifth wheel, so the campground is difficult to maneuver through. The roads are tiny and there were several branches hanging too low both within and getting to the campground. We were looking for site 12, but MWR decided to change my spot from 12 to 9, which is no problem, but nobody ever informed me of the switch. After pulling into the campground, we found our site and backed in, as all sites are back in sites. At least half are crushed rock and weeds while the other half in the first loop are paved. I connected the water and flushed the hose. First indicator something was up...it took almost a full minute for water to reach the other end of the hose. Water pressure is horrible on site. Our 50Amp outlet worked very well during our multi-meter check. No sewer connection, so we're conserving water. Got completely set up and we decided to check out the shower house. Toilets and urinals were procured from the Federal prison stock. They are stainless steel! Guess they didn't want anyone getting too comfortable on a porcelain stool with an actual toilet seat. Very odd. They have signs up asking for patience as they do repairs. Showers in the men's looked typical, but dirty. Women's side had an enormous hole in between the two available shower stalls. Assumption is the sexist opinion is women need to talk more than men, so they shortened the wall so women can chat when showering in adjoining stalls. Maybe this is one of the maintenance actions. Laundry room is decent with two each washers and dryers. Both washer and dryer are $1.00 to get started, and you can add $.25 for additional time on the dryers to reduce cost. We washed bed sheets already and the washer didn't do a great job. This campground could be a real gem because of the remote setting if they spent some time and money to add sewer, improve water pressure, add rock or upgrade to all asphalt sites, and upgrade the shower house and laundry facility. I just don't feel the amenities were worth the $130/week we paid compared to other military FAMCAMPs with FHU and nicer facilities.

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August 3-7, 2017

The sites are TINY. If they say a sight will fit your RV/trailer, that's all it fits. Getting into the site is another story, maneuvering around ditches and trees and one way streets is a "hoot." Access to the campground is a slow pace across the entire AFB to get to Fam Camp. There is plenty of space except for the actual sites which are packed in on top of one another. The bathrooms were dirty and a big hole in the concrete wall allowed you to see into the next shower stall. The base commissary and exchange are very nice. The location of going into St Louis is ideal. The campground is unmanned so if you need any help, forget it. When we arrived our parking pass was stuck on our campsite post. Base swimming pool is really nice, open 1-6pm daily.

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July 13-14, 2017

Nice enough famcamp. We stayed in a 40' 5th wheel in site #22. Site was back in with water/50 amp electric. No problems backing in and nice shade trees on back of site. RV dump over in other part of famcamp in the trees. Has bath house and laundry. Nice stop for a few days. Nice base with big bx/commissary.

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2-5 June 2017

Good enough location, lots of trees and shade. Mostly all are back-in, many from very tight angles and on the blind side. The base is good, friendly with a big BX and really great commissary. While it is a pretty good place and very reasonable, I will likely not stop there again. What this place needs is a camp host. Good: water pressure, quiet, level paved sites (for the most part). Bad: No maintenance, recycle bins running over (and have been for some time), bath house was terrible, dead bugs, cob webs and overall lack of oversight. The laundry room was really bad as well. Men's had only one shower, which provided hot water, but no privacy. 

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April 2017

Arrived on a Tuesday for 4 nights (that's all we could get, although we wanted 6). Boy Scout jamboree event going on over the weekend and the rv sites were fully booked. Anyway, assigned to spot 12, which is a great site. And it rained. And rained. And....more rain. And more forecasted through the weekend. We were headed west, through OKC and Amarillo, etc. We saw on the news where they were evacuating rv parks south of here, due to flooding. By chance, we called outdoor rec when they opened to see if maybe they had any cancellations (due to the rain!) and maybe a site opened up so we could stay and wait out the rain. For the next hour, Jen, bent over backwards to accommodate everyone. Another party didn't want to leave for the same reason. Overflow was occupied. Oh, and it's still raining, with some hail thrown in for good measure. I do t know how she did it, maybe some cancellations were called in, but we ended up moving one spot over, to 11, and everyone was accommodated. Can't say enough good about the staff at outdoor rec, namely Jen. We've stayed here many times, and this was by far the best experience. The scouts were quiet and well behaved (half of them were gone by Saturday evening) (It's still raining). Will definitely be back. Staying 6 nights in a 37' 5th wheel. 

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3.7
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10 Sep 16

We were here for one nite. The base is close to I-64. Takes longer to drive to the park once inside the gate. When you get to the gate, use the far right lane for entering. After entering, here are the directions from Outdoor Rec: turn left onto Seibert Rd, move to the right hand lane, gate is straight ahead, after entering gate , take left at first traffic light onto Golf Course Rd, stay straight ahead passing Golf Course, a 4-way stop, about 1/4 mile, watch for the small Fam Camp sign on the left side. No sewer, just water & electric. Hookups for some sites are on the far side of the site. Sites are among trees. It didn't appear that the sites are checked or cleaned between visitors. The base seemed to be slow to keep up other areas near the RV park. Lots of high grass. Great commissary and base exchange. AT&T worked at the rv park. We'll stay here again as it's a good locale for us to stop between family visits.

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Aug 26, 2016

We stay here several times a year, usually for one night as it is a good way station from home base (Memphis). The campground is on the far side of the golf course from the rest of the base in a recreation park. Reservations are advised because it is sometimes booked up. The recreation office is on the opposite side of the base. The Air Force FAMCAMP membership packets were available there. The restrooms are sanitary but insects tend to creep in because of the lighting. Most of the spots are back-in and of the paved ones, tend to be smaller. We are in a 22 ft Toyota Winnie so the main gate is not a problem. For bargain hunters, the Scott AFB thrift store opens at 10 -12 Tue, Thurs, Fri and 1st & 3rd Saturdays. Each visit has been pleasant. IL gas prices are higher than surrounding states - fuel up in Kentucky, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa or Indiana before entering IL. 

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20-21 August 2016

We did one overnight and checked things out. Overall, the campground is very nice and quiet. There were no obvious HS that we could see. No WiFi and you could only get satellite in half of the campground. The campground was mostly full. Grass was cut, but the showers/laundry were very dirty and looked neglected. Cell phone and Television reception were good. The picnic table was good, but there was no fire ring. We also had to go off post/base to get diesel fuel. Overall a good experience for an overnight stay. We will come back.

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June 29,2016

Great place. Looking forward to coming back next year...

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30 JUN 2016

We stayed in the rustic tent camping area which is near the lake. It was super quiet and peaceful as we were the only tent campers in the area. The grass was long in most of the areas and was only partially mowed near the bathhouse so the areas the kids had to play in was smaller than it could have been. The bathhouse was clean and close to our tent. The BX and Commissary were great so that was an added bonus. The camp area can be hard to find for those who aren't familiar with this particular base. We had to follow someone to show us where it was. Overall it was a pleasant stay and would most likely return.

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25-27 Sep 2015

We were assigned site 24, a spacious back-in with good 50 amp electrical and water. Very easy to get a DTV satellite signal and two bars of Verizon LTE. We too followed the directions to approach the Shiloh gate in the right most lane but had to cross over into lane 2 as the gate guard didn't indicate he was going to open the other one. Very tight getting our 40-ft motor coach through. Did not us the bath facilities but the laundry room needed cleaning before we used it. Dog hair everywhere. We rode the train (station accessed from Scott) to St. Louis to do the Arch tour. $5 each for round-trip, a great value. Very nice BX and Commissary. We will be back.

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Aug 1, 2015

Great improvement to the road into the campground area since we were here last year. Recently new blacktop on all of the roads in and around the camping area. The outbound gate area is under construction, at the Shiloh gate, but the inbound gate is the same as it has been for years. Oversized rigs are told on signs to stay right and a guard will come out and make life a little easier. As always a very nice campground just off of I-64 east of St. Louis.

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(Updated: June 25, 2015)
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June 17, 2015

Heads up! There is some serious construction at the main gate area going on from now (mid-June) until at least into August. You can still enter the main gate, but it's through two winding, narrow lanes lined with orange cones and some armco barriers. We tow a 37-ft fifth wheel and I barely made it through. I had to (slowly) hop a couple of curbs and unfortunately murdered a few cones. I would recommend you enter through the Belleville Gate (called the Mascoutah Gate in the directions info above), which is open from 0430 to 2330 daily for inbound traffic, and 24/7 for outbound traffic. Instead of turning left off Hwy 158 at the main gate road, continue to Hwy 161 and turn left, then another left onto Scott Drive, which goes right to the Belleville Gate. Once you're on base you then turn right at the first light (across from the Commissary) and follow the directions posted above. If you enter the main gate be advised it will be a slow process if you have a big rig. If you call to make a reservation I recommend you ask for the latest information on this if they don't bring it up. Other than all that, this is a nice park that's well maintained. Half the park is rustic and the other half is open with asphalt pads. The bath house and laundry is in the rustic area, and is very nice. All in all a good, economical place to stay in the St. Louis area.

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Feb 23, 2014

R.L. left this review using the Directory software: - It's not the greatest camp but we were sure glad they stay open year round as it's not easy to find a place this far north in Feb. Our gps took us to a side gate that of course was closed (knew better, we've stayed here before but did it anyway....) The readings at Shiloh Gate are 38.54836 -89.86982.

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May 2014

My wife and I stayed here during a four day visit to St Louis. We called the day prior to our arrival and they had one spot left for our 40 footer. Our checkin packet was on our site post when we arrived. I'll start with our biggest negative. The trash dumpster was aabout 1/4 of a mile from the campground and the park had no smaller trash containers. I feel the Outdoor Rec people wanted the dumpster convenient for pickup not convenient for campers to use. There were recycle bins withing the park but no trash bins. We saw a white gov't pickup drive through each morning. I suppose we could have stopped the driver if we had a question. The park was quiet and clean. We didn't use the bathhouse. I agree with other reviews that $20/night for W & E but no sewer is a tad high when compared to other military campgrounds, but we liked to convenience to St Louis. Also, the golf course was great.

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May 13-14, 2014

FAMCAMP consists of two loops, one with paved sites and one with sites on grass/dirt and the restrooms/laundry in the center. Many sites offer shade and privacy, some are relatively short (25-35'). Even numbered sites 14-24 are out in the open and spacious. Everything worked at our site and in the restrooms. It seems a little overpriced for W/E only, especially the unpaved area. It was quiet and well away from base activity. Near a small lake. Self check-in is at the restrooms.

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May 2-7 2014

Had reservation and arrived several hours after check in time. Arrived and had to clean pad off (tree limbs) to park trailer. No info packet or marking on site as promised (info packet showed up sometime after 430 when we were gone. NO WATER...the water spigot was missing a part and we had no water (and several other sites in the same position) and because we arrived on a Sat and there is no Camp Host...we had no water until Monday. The rec folks were nice but showed up a garden hose to run water from another campsite...not a drinking hose. After talking to them, they refunded 2 of the 4 days since we did not have water. Talked to some one else at the campground and he told us the lights were out at the bath house and 2 of the street lights were out when he got there. They fixed the street lights and put bulbs inside the bath house but not outside. Ran out of TP in the bath house over the weekend and it was dirty. Not anyone's fault but the ticks are heavy and we really couldn't stay out side with our dogs for any period of time. (and the dogs had just had flea/tick treatment before we arrived) Not what we have experienced elsewhere in the past. The rec team was nice but not being able to get in touch with anyone over the weekend and the site not being prepped before we arrived...not good. We will not be coming back.

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April 26, 2014

Nice, safe campground. We will stay here again. $20 per night for elec and water but no sewer. There is a dump site though. Bath house showers need update and personal temperature adjustments. Our promised site was occupied when we arrived, and it was on a Saturday so nothing could be done except take another empty site. Travelingladyjo

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May 2014

Stayed here a few times and found the camp was more than acceptable....especially when compared to many others. This time, we dropped in unexpectedly on our way back from Florida. A quick call, provided info and credit card number, then picked out an available spot across from the bath house. Good electricity and good water pressure. Bath house is clean and has a security lock. Two washers ($1.00) and dryers ($ .75) in a clean room. This camp is quite close to St Louis and near the Interstate. Easy access with post they can remove for long rigs (I maneuvered my 34' travel trailer with no problems without removing the posts). There is no campground host, and no way to contact operators outside normal duty hours. You fill out a form for one night stays if after hours, then contact the staff the next operating day. Excellent BX and Commissary with large gas station/Class VI. This is a large, busy, well-maintained Base. The road into the camp has large chuckholes, but not too bad. Camp sits on Scott Lake with obviously good fishing. My GPS finds the camp with no problems, even though I know exactly where it is, so anyone can find it. Gate guards know where it is, so verbal directions OK. Camp near a large golf course. There is a running path (soft textured surface?) around the runways. Noise not bad despite active runway operation. Good aircraft static displays for kids to see. Good wood shop and other amenities for hobbyists. Don't worry about leveling campers: I stayed at sites 1,2, 22-something, and 12 (currently no power at site 12, but that should be fixed). Site 12 is directly across from Dump Station which has water for flushing tanks. Overall, I found many commercial camps in Florida far, far worse than this one despite costs of $110.00 per night. Don't worry about this camp: it is more than acceptable despite lack of sewers (my only complaint) which isn't really an issue since the showers are excellent and clean. One guy here now has been here 8 months without sewers, but no issues for him (he's on a 2year deployment to Scott); no trashy sites common among homesteaders. Complainers will always complain about something, but this camp is fine.

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