Some of the information on this website is out of date. There are large drive through RV sites with full hook ups. There are no campers available for rent on the site. The Outdoor Recreation office on Fort Drum will rent you a camper to use in the RV park but they are not at the park. Remington Park has cabins available for rent. There are 21 cabins available. They have TV but no cable or wifi yet. We were told that wifi and cable are being installed in spring of 2016. You can rent a Verizon Jet Pack from the campground office. The campground office is only open Mon - Fri 0800 - 1600. After hours the camp host assists with check in and out. Be sure to call and make arrangements if you are arriving after hours. The park has a beach for swimming and boats for rent as well as great hiking trails and picnic areas for every event. Over all a large well kept up park.
August 3, 2015
First off, website says $28/night, actual cost is $35/night. Most expensive Military Campground that we have stayed at. Camp Lajuene, which recently raised their rates, is less money with full hookups & cable and a beach. Upon arriving I plugged in to the cable on the pedestal and couldn't get any cable. After making a phone call to the camp host I found out that they have the connection but its not hooked up to anything. There is no wifi unless you want to rent one of their jetpacks for a lot of money, or maybe use your own phone as a hotspot for free. Overall, large sites. Nice area. While walking our two dogs on their leashes, a brown and white dog came prancing along and went on our walk with us. He appeared to belong over in the far corner and no one seemed to miss him.
July 1, 2015
Overall a very nice Park with huge sites. The Park doesn't have the rental RVs anymore and the daily rate is $35/day with the week $175. Still a reasonable value for the area. Didn't check out the facilities. A very quiet Park. Convenient to the Island area and shopping. We would stay here again.
16-20 Jul 2014
Spaces were very large and clean. As stated in previous review, there is an office there but it isn't manned. I called and confirmed my reservation the day before we arrived so we had no problems going straight to our site. There was a camp host that greeted us when we arrived and told us that if we have any questions to ask him. He was located in the first site as you drive in. Although I didn't use them, I checked out the shower area and it appeared clean and modern. The laundry facility had a coin changer but there was a sign that it was out of order. Maybe it had just been installed. In regards to wifi, we found out that you could rent a hotspot from the Recreation Area just down the road. It was a bit pricey but we needed to catch up on e-mails and do some internet work. It is just easier to do it from the motorhome instead of going to the library. It was $15 dollars per day or $25 a week. It was cheaper for us to rent for the week. It worked great. Note: It is a very large post. You may want to ask for a base map at the front gate when you arrive. It was a couple of days before we could get one and that came when I talked to the chief of MWR when he was riding through the campground. In regards to noise, we had no complaints. We heard reveille in the morning, retreat in the evening and taps at night. Personally, the "sounds of freedom" such as helicopter noise (although there wasn't any), aircraft noise, etc. just doesn't bother me. It is a military post after all. The only negative I have about our stay is that there were some MWR employees (not the chief) that we dealt with that (in my opinion) were not very professional or customer oriented. Overall, it was a pleasant enough stay and I would stay there again if in the area.
29 June - 8 July 2014
We stayed here for 10 nights. We considered this a good location to take in the sights of upstate New York, the Adirondacks and the Thousand Island area. Be warned - the reservation process is a bit of a nightmare. Apparently, the computer system double books or drops reservations. My reserved spot was occupied so I had to park in another spot and move the next day. The "campground office" is not occupied yet even though the building is nice. Showers are clean, laundry facilities include 2 washers and 2 dryers (no dollar bill changer - had to go to the post car wash for quarters. There is still no Wi-Fi and no current plans to put it in. Likewise with cable. I guess we were lucky - the post did not have copters flying the whole time we were there. Diesel fuel has to be purchased off base at $4.299 per gallon. By the way, the MWR is called "parks and recreation" and is located by the Firestone store. Post maps are available at the library (none at the parks office). With some organization on the part of MWR, this could have been a much better experience.
Oct 18-25, 2013
Spent a full week here. The park is much improved from a year ago when we spent about ten days at it, but still has more to come. No cable or internet, but that's coming soon. Very spread out, so you don't have to worry about neighbors noises, dogs, kids, whatever. They've planted trees throughout the CG, but they've a ways to go to be useful. PX and Commissary are large and there's a Walmart just off base. There's no diesel on post and you've got to go to Watertown to get the best price for that. We were in spot #16, where there was a new, level concrete pad, but the sewer hookup must have been put in afterwards as I needed two hoses and a 'slinky ramp' to reach it. Could have pulled our 5er forward and maybe made it with one, but then the landing gear would have been off the pad. Minor inconvenience, but it could have been avoided with a little planning. Never saw anyone in the new office building (with new laundry and showers), but did notice things being finished up. They've a propane ($15 exchange) cage and firewood box, and a lot of brochures, etc. in the new office that no one was ever in. Did catch the host on Sunday morning (think I woke him up!). Maybe next year they'll have someone at the office? Don't know as it's a good deal today at $28 a night, but it's reasonable for $140 a week. If MWR can get everything finished up it could be one of the better CGs for sure.
After the Good Sam rally in Syracuse we went to Fort Drum for 10 days. We checked in on Monday and left 10 days later having never seeing the camp host. The park was little more than scattered pads spread out in a large field. We found this quite satisfying. 30 yards between pads meant no neighbor noises. The Exchange and Commissary were about 10 minutes away. There was a very nice beach area just down the road which was well used by families. We will return the next trip to Up State NY.
First visited last year. Not all amenities available yet but still a decent campground. We're visiting again tomorrow so we'll see what improvements have been made. Some travelers may not appreciate the troops running by in the morning doing their PT but we weren't a bit bothered. And something about hearing Taps at night and Reveille in the morning...awesome!!!
May 23rd - 28th, 2013
Parks & Recreation office is now in control of this famcamp. In 2013 the office will open at the campground in the largest building, known as Greer's Palace, with hours 9-9 Mon thru Sunday, closed on federal holidays. We called the 800# and was referred to (315) number. We were assigned spot #8 with credit card information. Went directly to the site. Sites 7-10 are huge. Open fires are permitted. We have never found that on another famcamp. Office has bathrooms, showers & laundry. Price now $28 a night. I wish laundry room had a deep sink between two ($1.50) washers and two ($1) dryers. Dry cycle was quite long. If you are handicapped, the bathroom & showers will be difficult or impossible to use. Seen deer, wild turkeys & geese with their young. No sighting of friendly skunk reported in earlier review. We will return here whenever in the area.
Stayed in this park all summer. Full hook-up sites accomodated my Class-A completely. Each RV site has a picnic table and fire ring. This campground is brand new and is being rapidly expanded with more RV sites and log cabins with full ammenities. There is no cable TV or internet but I was camping not staying at a hotel. The price of $25 was excellent compared to a commericial/public facility in this region, which averages of $40 to $50 per night. I was told that there is a shower house, restrooms, and huge lodge in the plans and should be fully constructed by the end of summer 2013. Remington Pond, which is actually a lake, is .6 of a mile down the road and hosts a nice beach, docks, boat rentals, bicycle rentals, etc. There are a ton of pavilions for rent for special occasions and smaller pavilions as well. The PX, Commissary, Shoppette, Laundry facility, Burger King, Banks, Class VI Store, etc... are 1.2 miles away from RV Park and are very large. Fort Drum appears to be forever expanding and I believe it has become one of the larger U.S. military installations that I've been to. All of the reservations during my stay were taken care of 24 hrs a day through the Army Lodging Office, however I was told that Army Lodging itself will be privatized on 1 May 2013, and that the Parks & Recreation Office will take over full operations of the RV Park and Campground. Their hours are wierd and seem to more accomodate their employees rather than customers. I am going back for the summer in 2013 so will be sure to post an update.
We stayed at this campground and were able to find it rather easily. Loved the quiet nights. Our dog had a ball running around in the grass. We did not use any of the amenities because we were in a class A. Good Dish reception. Excellent dog run, just up the road and looked like everyone picked up. If you like to fish, there is a big lake on post, also a kids and large picnic area. the only problem we had was this is a 20MPH and we got stopped by the MPs for doing 25, ended up with a warning. Turkeys are all over the place, the wife even gave them names, the 3 stooges, etc. Be glad qwhen they finish the expansion.
Sep 26 - Oct 6 2012
Staff at lodge and campground maintenance guy are very friendly and helpful. CG is extremely spacious, quite clean with gravel roads and concrete RV pads, but no wifi or cable and overpriced at $25 per night. There's more than 12 spaces available and they are adding cabins & removing rental trailers. Wild turkeys and deer roam around freely, and the CG is near hiking & bicycling trails. Ft. Drum is very spread out, and there's no PX or Shoppette nearby, but you also are a bit removed from day to day troop movements & etc. (Not a bad thing.) There's a some things to do nearby and a great wine tour out of Watertown as well. We'd only be staying a day or so if we were traveling, but we're spending a 10 days to visit my son, so we've done just about everything there is to do! I've been told the Thousand Islands way to and from Canada is one of the less traveled, so some prefer it over anything east or west. We went to Kingston, ON for a day-trip and spent way less than an hour getting through customs each way. Another note - they told us they close the CG when the weather freezes, not on a set date. This year that may be in January!)
Aug 29-Sept 4, 2012
R.F. left this review using the Directory software: - This place has been going crazy. Increasing the price to $ 25.00 & still no facilities. Nothing has changed but, the price goes up.
4-6 Aug. 2012
Very clean location and cement pads with full hook up. No real trees as of yet for shade. Close to everything on post and Wal Mart in Watertown about 10 miles. Price is not right its higher.
22 Aug 11
I attempted to make a reservation in August 2011. No sites available. Instead stayed in not so nearby commercial park. When we visited the base noticed there seemed to be several unoccupied rental units in the campground. In fact, 8 of the 12 sites had rental trailers in them. Asked the office if they would move an unoccupied trailer to make room for someone like us calling for a reservation. No. So, at most 4 sites are available for RV owners and info in campground description about moving rentals is incorrect.
19 Aug to 2 Sept 2011
This is a very out of the way location but near the Lake/Commissary/Bx with Adirondack Mtns close by there is no Cable but you can get about 10 channels but my complaint would be there is no control on the animals and found it difficult to believe the waiting list for family's. I had a family with 4 children next to me in a 30ft trailer from 8 to 6mths but did notice that there was new rv spots with lots of room and full hook ups. I saw lots of turkey,deer with one porcupine and a nice friendly skunk. There is no showers but a restroom to use.
June 12, 2011
P.A. left this review using the Directory software: Visited on 06/11/2011, I received good directions from clerk on the phone when I made reservation a few days before my arrival. After I told him I had a big rig He told me my site number and recommended I park my fifth wheel first then come to the "Inn" to register. You pass by this "Inn" on the way to the campground, it is on the right while driving on Po Valley Road. The sites are excellent, great commissary & PX. It was a quiet relaxing night and checkout was uneventful.