It was a bit tricky finding the back entrance to the base, but once inside the gate it was easy to locate the RV park. We liked the shady, grassy sites. There was a note posted in the laundry room warning about rusty water, which was dated in August, but the problem was continuing into Sept. The detergent dispenser was out of order, and the lounge was closed due to mold problems. The office lady, Bernie, was very nice and helpful. This base is close to the MARC train station so it's easy to get into D.C. without fighting the traffic. Also nearby are several restaurants and a large shopping mall.
RV Park was very clean and well organized. The staff was great and helpful. We stayed at site 16 which was very good and easy to get into. I opted for the backin site b/c the pull through sites cost you an extra $10 per night, not a bad deal for 1 or 2 days but if you plan to stay there any length of time go for the back in option. The hookups were easy to find and centrally located on the site. Some CG hookups are either located at the back or the front, these were located right in the middle which made hooking up easy to do. We used the location to go to Six Flags but will be coming back to do other site seeing. The CG is located between DC and Baltimore which makes it a great spot to be. The management also offered me a location in the lot to leave the RV so I did not have to drag it to Six Flags which is a huge plus.
Cleanest and nicest military RV campground we've visited. The campground is very neat and unlike most other military campgrounds, the fulltimers can't clutter up the area with fences, furniture and other stuff. Only negative is the Ft Meade area has nothing to offer for entertainment.
This is a first rate military RV park! Maybe not the luxury of some of those $80-$100/night parks in Florida but you won't find a better value for your dollar anywhere in the USA! If it's your first stay at Ft Meade, I recommend an arrival during daylight hours. There are three gates for entry onto the base and they are manned at varying times depending on the day of the week and/or the hour of the day/night. Also, know which gate you are looking for. While that seems obvious, it's not so obvious when you are trying to navigate using three different sets of directions. At all three gates there were large concrete barriers through which to maneuver but with a watchful eye it definitely was doable for my 37 foot fifth wheel. As others have commented, Wilson Blvd, off Llewellyn Blvd is poorly identified and therefore easy to miss particularly in the dark. Our concrete slab was perfectly level, no blocks or levelers required. Very neat and clean surroundings. Centrally located to a wealth of things to see and do. Don't forget to use your Golden Age Passport if you have one.
Well this is a great campground and convenient to Baltimore, MD and Wash DC. very nice and roomy sites. Staff very friendly but not much help on how to get to places. A little pricey but not bad for the area. The NSA gate is a little bit to move through but adequate. I was told later that if you have a mil decal on the RV you can go through the other gates. There has been some construction going on so a couple gates are closed and this construction creates problems getting around the base. There are signs but small and the Wilson street sign has fell off the pole causing more than myself to miss the road. The grounds are very clean and the showers and restrooms are very well maintained. We will return again.
Of course arrived after the NSA Delivery Gate was closed (2200), but easily made our way around Hwy 32 to 175 where the Main Gate is located. Easily traversed the gate with a 36ft fifth wheel. Guards were very helpful with directions and welcomed us heartily. Campground is very nice with concrete pads and patios. Base maps are available at the campground store/check-in center. Didn't have reason to use the bath houses, but from outside appearance, they should be fairly nice. Every thing is clean and neat. Very short (2 nights) stay, but even at $33 per night, cheap in comparison to off base. Will definitely stay again if in the area.
This is one of the most expensive military campground we have been in but it is still 50% of the going rate for the area. We entered Fort Meade from Route 32 into the NSA gate as directed by the MWR personnel. Be aware that there are absolutely no directional signs for the campground anywhere on the post. The last turn onto Wilson can be easily missed because you will be turning left but the road sign is on the right side nearly hidden by a tree. We did not use the showers/restrooms but did take a look at them and they are some of the nicest we have seen. Individual showers with large sink and toilet in each shower room. We had plenty of room with a 40 footer towing a minivan on a level concrete pad. Laundry looked very nice too. Exercise room consisted of one stationery bike and some sort of ab exercise gizmo. Overall we were very pleased.
This is a fabulous fam camp! The sites are on concrete pads and are nicely spaced and mostly level. The restrooms were clean when we arrived, however, on the evening on the second night I had to try three different shower rooms before finding one that didn't have issues with the toilet. The showers were clean, be patient with the hot water...it will get hot. The camp store is great and the people were friendly and helpful. I think the price per night is a bit high for a miltary fam camp and I was shocked at what we paid to fill a small propane tank. We came in the NSA gate, which was a bit confusing. After being inspected, no one told us to make a u-turn and head back out the way we came in, until we almost went up a narrow road trying to follow the directions that are printed on the website. Luckily, the lot was big enough to manuever in. Next time, we will use the main gate. Even with these minor issues, this is a fabulous campground.
Nice camp. We came through the main gate (with DOD sticker) with no problems. The first turn onto Ernie Pyle comes up rather quickly after going through the gate and was a little tricky with a 40 footer and towed. The camp itself is beautiful, the sites large and well spaced. The office staff was great, altho we didn't get to meet Sherry. The office has a well stocked RV supply store. The laundry is large, clean and has a comfortable lounge adjacent. The camp is centerly located for touring Baltimore, Annapolis, and DC.
This is one of the best FamCamps we have stayed at. We were in a 37' MoHo and had plenty of room. Make sure you go in the NSA commercial gate (not the main gate) or you will have problems with the concrete barriers. Good space between sites with concrete pads,full hook ups,picnic table. Laundry and showers were excellant but busy. On post commisary, PX, eating places, chapel, etc: were all right there within a mile. From reservation to arrival we seem to always talk to Sherry and she was # 1. She greeted us with a smile and was so helpful with all the information we needed. While in the camp office/Store Sherry took care of everyone 3 times to 1 over some of the other staff who where just sitting around. Need more like Sherry ! Was very concerned because she had shared with my wife that she had breast cancer. Later we were more concerned because we learned she was in the hospital. Our prayers are with her. Great place to stay and take a (MARC Train about 2 mi from the post) to D.C. or Baltimore for site seeing etc: Everything was first class and we will be back in the future.
Office personnel very helpful to us in the past, especially on reservations. Was told last year that, if park is full, there is an overflow area next door (call ahead). Excellent walking area nearby at Burba Park. On-post roads quiet enough during the day for bicycles. CG office (which is also Outdoor Rec office) has extensive equipment rental including boats and small trailers. Regarding cost - local KOA is $45 and up per nite; we tried KOA and much prefer Camp Meade (we used to live in this area). Yes, cost is higher than other Famcamps, but this is the DC area. Was also told park may expand in the future.
Easy access by rail into Baltimore or to Washington DC. $3.60 buys you a day pass on the Baltimore transportation system including Lite rail, Metro and bus systems. Great campground. The sites not being level are no big deal. They are flat enough that some 2-by material can level you out. New modern facilities with an exercise bike in the lounge.
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