Joint Base Andrews FamCamp

 
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Location

Installation
Joint Base Andrews, MD
GPS Coordinates
38.7849, -76.8822
Location Information
Andrews AFB, MD
RV Gate Coordinates
38.80721, -76.85179

Directions

Directions
From I-95/495 in MD: Exit 11A, go through 2 traffic lights, then get in the right hand lane. Just before the third traffic light bear off to the right and then turn right on the light at Dower House Road. Take the first right after approximately 3/4 miles into the Pearl Harbor commercial delivery/24 hour RV arrival gate. After inspection and clearing the entry gate, travel straight (west) to the dead end at E.Perimeter Rd, then turn left and follow E. Perimeter Rd to the south end of the base 2.2 miles (you will pass the runway, base lake and golf course) to Wheeling Rd, on the left. Signs are small, but turn left on Wheeling Rd, pull up to the parking area out front near the Registration Board. Registration board will have a map to the campground and a registration package with the patron's name and site number listed. Take the registration package to your site and after you are finished setting up return to the office with your completed registration form and payment.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(301) 981-3279
Mailing Address
Outdoor Recreation, 889 SVS/SVRO, 1235 Menoher Drive, Andrews AFB, MD 20762-7002

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV.
Season
Year round
Reservations
Reservations are required for all sites. Only the overflow is first-come. Reservations can be made by calling the FAMCAMP Office at (301) 981-3279. (Reservations are required) Active Duty: 6 months in advance; Retired: 4 months in advance; Reservist: 2 months advance. Summer Season (1 April through 31 October): Reservations limited to 2 weeks. All other times are limited to 4 weeks. Winter Season: (31 October through 1 April) Reservations require credit card payment for the first night. Cancellation must be done within 72 hours to receive a refund.
Internet Access
WiFi available in the RV Park.
Mail Forwarding
(Your Name), 1668 D St, Box 5000 Andrews AFB, MD 20762
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules. There is a doggie play area.
Campground Information
30 day stay limit, may be extended another 30 days based on availability. Old electric service, gravel roads, fairly large sites. Closest Famcamp to the National Capital area. 4 miles to the Branch Ave Metro stop.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Golf
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Post Office
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Gravel
30
W/30A/S
$20
N/A
N/A
Gravel
17
30A
$16
N/A
N/A
Dry/Tent
11
None
$12
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
STRICT enforcement of checking firearms into the base armory. Police radioed the armory that we were coming to check-in a firearm. We were given 30 minutes to find the armory and check the firearm in.
Weather Information

Nestled in the back of Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, a great place to use as a base for exploring Washington, D.C.

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June 6-22, 2017

You would think this park being on Andrews would mean the base would care about the appearance and upkeep. That doesn't seem to be true. We stayed here Jun 2017 and the place looks like the base wants to shut it down rather than improve it. The park is in the process of being upgraded to 50 amp service however in the 16 days we were there no one worked on this and half the park is unusable because of the construction. I asked Denise when the estimated date of completion was and she stated the project did not figure in a new transformer for the upgraded power needs and so all construction has stopped and she doesn't know when it will start again, so half the park is unusable until who knows when. The club house has a pool table, fuze ball table, air hockey, and ping pong, however no one is allowed to use any of this equipment. Denise said management removed all of the rackets, balls, and sticks because parents wouldn't control/supervise their children and the kids were damaging the equipment. That said this could be a beautiful RV park, but it seems like the base management wants to let it run down to the point of closure. 

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May 14 - 24, 2017

We are here in May 2017 and the park is sorely in need of upkeep and maintenance; grass and weeds are knee high, tree limbs laying on the ground around the sites, lawn debris left in piles. The facility is old, run down, and in need of a real face lift. The sites are packed together leaving about 6-8 foot between campers and 30a service. On the bright side it is inexpensive and near the Green line metro station at Branch Ave. After looking at older reviews, it would seem that maintenance and repair of this Fam Camp is a very low priority.

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April 1-11 2017

After reading the Jan review, I would guess there as been no maintance this year. Unpaved roads are still full of pot holes, trees and branches down and the weed are growing. The park is Surrounded by the golf coarse so I'm sure it a nuisance to them. I was challenged by a man who said his was park host about walking my dog in the park. He wanted to be sure I was a quest? He was gone two days later so I didn't follow up. That being said. Parking is on level concrete pads and the Metro was only 4 miles and with parking. We where for the D.C. Sites and it was a good location at a good price. With only 30amps I wouldn't recommend late summer visits.

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23-17 Jan 2017

This was our first RV campsite stay ever with our new (to us) travel trailer. We made reservations online and arrived after the office closed on Monday, but all of our check-in information was posted on a board at the office ready for our arrival. Services at our full hook up site all worked perfectly. The road through the camp ground was full of pot holes and slightly muddy due to recent weather. Bathroom facilities were clean, heated, and their only downfall was the floor finishing peeling off the tiles. We used the site as a place to stay while visiting family in the city, so we were gone from the campground from 0900-1800 each day. The ease of access to Suitland Parkway made the location very desirable for us, but you can hear a good bit of road noise while in the campground. The low price for staying in the D.C. area made it a great value for our use.

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Nov 2016

Nice base, well worth the visit, lovely wooded setting. Campground laid out well, back in sites. Outer loop has fhu, inner loop is electrical only, tents, and bathhouse. Located right inside the east golf course. Office staff gets three stars. On one hand Denise was very informative about visiting the city, ask her about borrowing metro cards ($2. each and needed to ride the metro) I assume from previous RV'ers but spotty about enforcing the HOA's of the campground, letting long termers slide in appearance but upset about three buckets of kindling that we had near our rv door. Don't pass on DC attractions, drive in and out was busy but do-able for larger rigs, this is a nice campground. We would stay again.

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July 2016

Our stay for a week was a busy one... Famcamp is okay..the men's room was a mess needs some maintenance done correctly..The lady that works there is short with people and nosey..acts like a gestapo..if she doesn't like the job...find another..needs some updating to make look like it on a command base.....wifi not that great...being woke up by the weed eater at 7:30am... not nice either 

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January 2016

Pass on by Joint Base Andrews... You would think with it's importance, location (proximity to Washington DC) and value to the military community at-large in the area this would a be a superb, prime and logistically a top RV campground for thru travel, visiting DC and the surrounding area (military, historical and vacationing) in general. As someone who lives (16 years and 20 minutes) nearby this "campground" it's said to say it is one of the worse if the worst I've ever seen.  No CATV, internet and very limited Wi-Fi. Must use dump station that's barely accessible, and also deal with 90-95% homesteaders.  The road leading to it is bumpy (potholes), the road inside CG is gravel/dirt and the sites are tight.  You may have at any time share water with other campers.  Baths/showers are dirty and need upgrading. Camp managers and hosts are not friendly or helpful. DON'T BUY fuel on post. It is 10-15 cent higher than off post. Your best bet is Quantico MCB or Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Fort Meade Maryland. On the good side: Commissary, BX and other services on base are great.

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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.

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June 2015

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.

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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.

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Sep-Dec 2014

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.

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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

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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.

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October 2014

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.

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July/August 2014

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.

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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.

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June 2014

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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