Nice, wooded campsites.
Seymour Johnson AFB FamCamp
Type of site
RV Sites (Concrete)
RV Sites (Concrete)
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28 - 30 Nov 2016
Sept 10, 2015
The new sites here are excellent since the wifi have been installed. Now just waiting for cable to be installed. Also sure need the lights installed in the new area where they have light poles ready. Will sure stay here again...
Sept 24, 2014
They are in the process of adding six more sites at the rear of the existing ones and when they are done with them the front sites will get a paved road as well. Trees are down, road and sites are sandy bases with power poles in most of them at this point. $17.50 per night and I stayed two nights with a 38' motor home with no problem getting situated for the night. A very acceptable stay and very unlike earlier reviews that almost put me off going there, in fact I would not hesitate to use it again in the future. The walking trail I was told about by someone there could stand to be marked. UPDATE 8/15/15 the new sites have been completed and the roads have all been paved.
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April 17-21, 2014
Beautiful, quiet campground nestled in the woods on the edge of the base. Nice walking trail into the trees. Rustic look to the restrooms and picnic shelter. Extra picnic tables in the middle are nice but the trash is overflowing. Yes, the water is on the opposite side but there's good voltage and water pressure. Sites are spacious with concrete pad and, except for Overflow, with sewer on the pad. Restrooms are in a trailer, a private one for each gender. Laundry has one washer, one dryer. All were reasonably tidy but dirty and showing wear and tear. Our 30A service was broken but 50A worked. There's the appearance of neglect everywhere. Eight sites are FHU, another two are called Overflow and share a sewer connection and a third Overflow spot is on the grass with just W/E. The two Overflow sites that share the sewer have long-term occupants. For $9.50/night no wonder! I question occupying those sites when there are FHU sites available. That's $285/month for what amounts to full hookups.
March 11 - 13, 2013
Don't forget to stop in at Outdoor Recreation to pay and find a site. This was a nice campground in a woodsy area. Small sites, but concrete pads made it very nice. We had poor cell phone coverage (T-Mobile), but when we walked over to the commissary I got a few bars. Restrooms were very nice and I didn't use the laundry room, but it appeared clean with nice machines. I didn't even check to see what was available outside of the base, but on base was great. We were within walking distance to the commissary, PX, and bowling alley :) All and all, we will definitely return.
22 Dec 2012
Our last visit here was about 10 years ago. Since then the campground has enjoyed some improvements: a new laundry/bathhouse and cement parking pads. I called the day before our planned arrival and Kim at MWR said there were two sites open. When we arrived there were 5, although 2 had cones in front of them and "site occupied" signs on them. Since our stay was on a Saturday night, the MWR office was closed. Kim had said there was a payment box outside the MWR office. We went by Sunday morning as we were leaving and found a box; however, it was labelled as a mail box. I slid my payment envelope through the edge of the door. Hope they found it Monday AM. They should consider putting an Iron Ranger in the Campground. For $15, this is a good deal and we'll undoubtedly stop by again. Ted H.
Oct 8-12, 2012
This small campground is located in a heavily wooded area which blocks satellite TV signals. The sites have a concrete pad and are level with full hookups. A laundry (1 washer, 1 dryer) and bathhouse are nearby. It is quiet until the kids get home from school. There are several active duty families that are homesteading here and the kids don't have many options. The interior one-way road is dirt and gravel and was muddy and filled with potholes while we were here. We called ahead to ask about availability (no reservations are taken), we were told that the place was full. We came anyway and found an empty site. For $15 a nite, I shouldn't complain.
May 1-3, 2012
We called in one hour prior to arrival and they thought they had two sites available. On check-in we were told to check the camp as they were not sure that any were available. When we got to the campground, there were four open sites. We stayed in site #8 and to our surprise, we had satellite if we pulled to the edge of the road. They have solved their trash problem with the addition of a dumpster. The rest rooms were clean and the laundry room was immaculate. They have a civil engineering crew that now handles the grass cutting. This woodsy campground was clean and had all slots filled during our stay. Improvements will bring me back again.
1-11 November 2011
Nice small CG, forget about Satellite and very little local over air antenna. Verizon reception is good with the exception of Hot Spot drops every once in a while. Folks at the Outdoor Recreation are very nice and try to help. Don't know about the ladies bathroom, but the men's bathroom has no heat and the shower leaks onto the flooring which feels as though is going to cave in when you first walk in, probably due to the fact that the shower does not drain properly. I would recommend to them to use the clear area adjacent/across the CG and establish some full hook up sites so that folks can get satellite and better reception. They no longer have trash cans about and can't really blame them, there is now a dumpster which is less than 100 yards from any of the sites. Both commissary and exchange are within walking distance so is the bowling alley and gas station where they have a Shoppette (Air Force term for 7 day store). Exchange is very small, but they do have what you need. Overall a good experience. By the way, stop by the Bowling Alley during lunch, great burgers and sandwiches.
Nov 11 2011
CG is in a nice wooded setting. Great for walking your dog in the woods. The bathrooms had no heat and during cold weather needed to take showers in your own camper. Men's bathhouse floor is caving in from rotting wood floor because shower runs over into floor and floods the bathroom. No campground host but people friendly in outdoor recreation building where you need to go to pay. $15 nightly. Told rec dept. of problems but said they had to tell someone else of problems to get things fixed so I guess it will be wait and see.
June 12-14, 2010
Arrived at Seymour on Saturday June 12 for two days. Had checked on Friday and they had three sites available. They are not open over the weekend and you need to leave your check in their mailbox unless you want to wait for them to open at 9AM on Monday. Nothing has changed. There is no camp host, but this is not a problem with such a small campground. Trees obscure satellite reception at most sites. The laundry room was clean with air but had no soap products to buy. Campground was clean but the trash receptacles were full. The library is no longer open on Sundays, so you can't keep up on those things we need the internet for. They have lowered their price to $15 per night but this is still high with no cable or WIFI available. We stay here because nothing else is available in the local area and the kids and grandkids are close by.
June 29, 2009
W.T. left this review using the Directory software: We arrived on a Sunday morning to find 10 clean, shaded sites in the tall pines, only one of which was occupied. All had 30/50 amp, water and sewer. There was no host - a sign at the entrance advises to call the office at 919-722-1104. We selected south-facing site #3 and received a satellite signal and a 5-bar Verizon phone signal. The small bath-house was clean, with one washer and dryer ($1.00) in the laundry room. The grass between sites had been freshly mowed. The only minor negative about this FamCamp is that, with the exception of sites #9 & #10, the water spigot is on the curb-side of the coach, requiring a 25-foot hose. There is no WiFi or cable, no hot tub, pool or club house, but the FamCamp is conveniently located near the base facilities - walking distance to the Commissary and BX.
May 17, 2009
We arrived late on a Sunday afternoon with no reservation. When we came into the back gate, the guard directed us, but only partway. The famcamp turn sign from the main road was where she said it would be, but the next required turn was not marked at all, so we drove right on by. Eventually, we stopped at the paintball combat clubhouse and a nice lady told us the exact road to turn on. They really need better guidance to get from the gate to the CG. Later, when I went to S-J AFB famcamp's own website, they had a map indicating what street to turn on which, by the way, is Fickel Street. There is no camp host. The sites have large concrete pads, while the road around the CG is hard sand and pine needles. As noted in other reviews, the CG is small, and in a remote, wooded area of the base. As we made a pass-thru look, we came across the rig with the three yapping little dogs mentioned in another review. We made a point of moving on around to site #10 with w/e only, since we were only staying one night. Sunday night was pleasantly quiet...in fact, we heard no "sounds of freedom" at all from the air ops side of the base. Totally silent, but for the songs of birds...lovely (the yapping dogs were on the other side of the CG and since it was raining, they were always inside). The bath house is a two-holer: one for men, one for women. That means one at a time for showers & toilet. Since the CG wasn't full, this wasn't a problem, but it could be during peak summer with overflow and tenters added in. The bath house was clean and well supplied. Interestingly, the bath house is a modular prefab that sits up high off the ground. To make it handicap accessible, they built a deck with a ramp. Inside, the bath and space is configured for accessibility. The problem is, whoever built the deck completely lost sight of the accessibility rationale, because the deck is a full ten inches below the threshold of the doors. Wheelchair access therefore stops at the doors to the restrooms, unless you have a strong assistant to haul you over the big step up. The BX and the commissary are mid-sized facilities that are well-stocked and quite adequate. The base gas station had a surprisingly large, well-stocked shopette and Class VI store. Unless you have relatives or some specific reason to be in this area of North Carolina, it's probably not a destination kind of famcamp, but was fine
for a one-night stop on our way north. As for internet access, we have a SPRINT AIR CARD and 3G EVDO reception here was excellent for high speed access.
4 - 5 Mar 09
This is a tough one to write. The problem with this campground is the people that have been homesteading there forever. One has three dogs that never stop barking, and they don't care. Site #3, the one we pulled into, almost finished setting up and learned the power didn't work. The office had a work order in to fix it, would have been nice to know when we called before we arrived. There is no wifi, cable, and only one washer/dryer. The bathrooms could have been cleaner, but not to bad. We talked to one person, and he said he stops by once a month, and the same people had been there for 2 years. It didn't have the look of a famcamp that had homesteaders. I would say this is a campground you only use as a stop over. I would only stay here two days.
08 November 2008
After reading some of the older reviews, I figured, what the heck, I am only staying one night and it is just a place to sleep. I was pleasantly surprised. Someone must have taken notice and cleaned it up. It is a very clean, pleasant campground. Sites are level with concrete pads. Overflow sites and 9 and 10 have a sewer hookup between them, so guess it is who ever gets her first gets to use it. The only disadvantage I could see was the water was on the wrong side, but that was no big deal. Most of us carry at least a 25 foot hose. I did not go onto the base to check out exchange or commissary, so can't comment on them and that is why I gave Amenities/Facilities a 1. I would definitely stay here again.
September 9, 2008
Even though we used the book and called Outdoor Recreation on our way in, we did not get any indication that we should go directly to the campground and choose a site prior to going to the office. Since the campground address is not in the book, only return guests would know how to get there because there are no signs on the base directing you to the park. As noted in another review the water hook-ups are on the wrong side of the sites. Even though we were not able to use our satellite TV we enjoyed good reception with the antenna, so all was well. It started raining just as soon as we arrived and has not stopped yet, so I was unable to check-out the minimal facilities in the park, therefore they are not rated. We found the Outdoor Recreation staff to be of marginal service regarding information and directions. I would agree with another reviewer that this is an okay overnight stop, but not a destination place. Still no camphost!
26 June 2007
The trash cans at this campground were not emptied for the three days and were overflowing onto the ground. The sites had pine needles at least a foot deep and appeared to be untouched for months. The rest rooms were clean but had no paper towels in them. The water hookups are on the wrong side of the site and ours was leaking underground making our site a swamp. No one visited the campground from the outdoor rec office at all. There are no signs directing you to the office in the campground. The parking pads are concrete and in good repair but the roads are gravel with large pot holes. Campground is small and was not expanded as was reported by someone earlier. It is ok for overnight but not a destination campground by no means. Could be a great little campground with some better management but far from it now. I suggest a campground host be hired to stay in the campground.
25 November-30 November 2006
We stayed at SJAFB after the Thanksgiving Holiday and the garbage pails were not emptied until Monday. Could not pay fees until the 4th day as the MWR is not open for the troops during the holidays. My comments from my June visit are being used in your description. The library is only 4 blocks away and you can use their computers for email and any other business you need to accomplish. Was able to pick up the Satelite for Direct TV in site 2. Some of the others would be impossible as the 40' pines will block it out. Still a very peaceful place with all backins. Think they ought to take a look at 10-12 dollars a night instead of 15. We can get all amenities at $12-$14 a night at Passport America sites.
Campground has two Camp Hosts, of which I am one of them. This coming fall/winter, 14 of the 22 20/30A sites are scheduled to be upgraded to 20/30/50A sites. When completed this will give the campground a total of 26 sites that will have 20/30/50A.