Nestled in the back of Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, a great place to use as a base for exploring Washington, D.C.
Joint Base Andrews FamCamp
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June 6-22, 2017
May 14 - 24, 2017
April 1-11 2017
23-17 Jan 2017
30 May - 20 June 2015
This was our 4th time staying at Andrews. This time was by far the best experience with both Andrew and Denise being very helpful and accommodating. Denise invited us to participate in a pot-luck lunch during our stay and was a great treat. We took advantage of the base gym. Even though President Obama did play golf during our stay we were not locked down and were able to exit the base, just not via Virginia gate. Looking forward to our next stay in August.
We enjoyed our stay at this base. Great location to visit the DC area. President Obama golfs on this base very often and if your here when he golfs the whole base is on lockdown including the RV park since hole 17 is next to the base. All campers are forced out of their RVs and brought to an area secret service can watch you, you can't make any sudden movements or even breath to hard. If you go to the commisary to get ice cream, you better eat the whole thing in your car cause your not going anywhere for 4-6 hours till Obama finishes his game. There overly strict. The lady at the office was very friendly and helpful to me but was very rude to my wife and kids, this park does not like kids. There's a game room with many games but my 10 year old son was not allowed to play fooseball, air hockey or pool...very bizarre. The roads on base are terrible, very uneven, many pot holes and even off the base there's construction all over DC.
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
Not much good to say. I got a full hook-up but was unable to use the water due to the camp host coming by and disconnecting it whenever the temperature would get near 32 degrees. I was not allowed to use a heated hose or heat tape. When I could use the water I would have to run it for up to an hour for it to run clear. If you stay here, DO NOT drink the water!! If you use the washing facilities do not do your whites...the water will turn them a light brown color. Also the dryer will never get your clothes dry the first time so you will have to spend the extra $1.50. You can't hang your clothes out either, there's a rule against it, there are LOTS of rules. There is a road right outside the gate so be prepared to be woken up at about 4:30AM when the big dump-trucks start heading to work...It is LOUD! Although there are concrete pads, the semi-gravel road in the park is mostly mud.
The only reason to go to this campground is the location. The staff is not very friendly or cordial. And neither one of the campground managers have ever owned or lived in an RV so their lack of understanding hampers their ability to effectively manage. The entire campground has two washers and two dryers and and random weak intermittent Wi-Fi at best. He created a further commute but we had a much better experience at Fort Meade Maryland RV park.
October 28, 2014
Denise and Andrew were very nice and very very accommodating. The famcamp was pretty quiet for the most part. Pretty close to a freeway. They only have two washers and two dryers in their laundry facilities. They have a very good supply of informational pamphlets in the office for local attractions. Only 30 minutes to downtown Washington DC. Jiffy's is the best place for a sub or pizza, right outside the main gate to the right. (we remember that place from 43 years ago!) Golf course is just a hop and a skip away! I will stay here again is in the area! I stayed here 10 days. Thanks guys
Oct. 17- 21, 2014
RV wise this is a very good place to stay. Unfortunately, our arrival was met by a very hostile employee named *******. The first impression you get from a place is the reception. She was overbearing and rude and lent to the feeling of unfriendliness which continued the second day when we asked her for a map and she would not give it to me as one had been in our packet. The campground is in a good location to tour the area. For those wishing to play golf...perfect! It is a great deal. I would have no problems except the first which unfortunately made a lasting impression.
Great Place to tour Washington DC from. The Metro rail Branch Ave station is a 10 minute drive from the campground and the fare was 3.75 from me and half that for my wife (65) during the off peak hours. All day parking at the station was $5.25. Fares and parking can be paid with the use of a Smart-card. The card can be purchased at the Metro station and loaded with money from a credit card and then used to ride the rail and bus system without having to carry cash. Sometimes the campground office has a few Smart-cards that you can use instead of purchasing your own. You can take the card to the station and load it with money from your credit card. That will save the $5.00 purchase price for the card. When you are finished touring return the card to the office for someone else to use. The sites at the campground are all paved with concrete and level with good separation. All utilities work fine. The roads are gravel and not in the best shape, but are not a problem. The hosts where great and very helpful with information about the area and touring DC. Shower facilities are old but very clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
This campground was great. We had read a couple reviews that were not too flattering. We made reservations for the last week of July/first weekend of August and when we arrived we discovered that we were given Space 1. This space overlooks the #17 green of the Andrews AFB East Golf Course. The location is great for sightseeing. Close to a DC Metra station. The camper-room/lounge and laundry were open 24 hours. The park was clean and well manicured. We truly enjoyed the stay and well stay here again when in the DC area.
July 23-28, 2014
Great location to visit DC. Camp Host and MWR staff were great help. We had spot #1 that gave us a great view of #17 green when we were there during the day. The location had a concrete pad however make sure you have a hose extension for the sewer as the sewage is at the front of the pad for some reason. Internet was scratchy at best as they have Hughes Net and apparently is limited to how much gig they can use each month. Park was very clean. Upon arriving at the base we had our camper inspected/searched, told security prior to opening camper where my weapon was at and he had no problem and was very respectful and helpful to check it into the armory. Everyone at Joint Andrews was GREAT!!! Internet is the thing I am downgrading or everything would be a 5. If you have kids the camp building offers a pool table, air hockey, darts and directv. I will definitely stay here again.
Good location to visit DC. However, it is only marginally maintained. You expect more from a premier base. Staff friendly and helpful. Sites are somewhat elevated in some areas and become a peninsula in the rain! However, given the location to DC it provides a good alternative to commercial campgrounds. We would stay again because of the location.
May 18-28 2014
As always, we enjoy our stay here. They seem to be having a tick problem this year and might want to check into it. They also might want to look into updating electrical hookups to 50 amp, lots of big rigs.
May 08-10, 2014
Excellent, concrete pads and roomy spaces. The park is nestled in a nice woodsy area adjacent to one of the three golf courses on base. Kind of far to the commissary/exchange and the wifi was often too slow to use, but overall I still give it five stars. The camp office people were extremely friendly and helpful, and one of the camp hosts came over to our site and introduced himself and his wife after we were settled in. Very quiet at all hours, except for the occasional plane taking off. Hey, it's an air force base. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.
Sept 29 - Oct 12, 2013
We arrived on a Sunday, our reservation envelope was on the board at the clubhouse. It contained out site #, directions to the commissary & BX on base and to the Branch Metro station. We checked in with Denise, the office manager, on Monday - she is very helpful, giving us metro passes and answered all our questions. The WIFI is great sometimes and other times it will kick you off. It was acceptable for us. We were able to get 56 TV stations with our antenna. Getting mail at the PO is easy. The laundry facilities were OK and free ice a nice bonus. The cost of $100 per week is great. Because of the government shutdown-12 of our 14 days-we did not go into DC except 3 days. Therefore to fill our time - we used the base fitness center (wonderful), golf driving range (free), rode bikes and made friends with other campers.