JB Charleston RV Park

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JB Charleston RV Park
Typical FHU Site
Typical FHU Sites
Laundry 2
Site 16 FHU
Restrooms/Showers/Laundry 2
Laundry Room 1
FamCamp Entrance
Restrooms/Showers/Laundry 1

Location

Installation
Joint Base Charleston, Charleston, SC
GPS Coordinates
32.9088, -80.0565
Location Information
Charleston AFB, Charleston, SC
RV Gate Coordinates
32.92186, -80.05914

Directions

Directions
Going south on I-26 take exit 209 for Ashley Phosphate Rd. At the end of the ramp turn right onto Ashley Phosphate Rd. Go about 1/2 mile and make a left turn onto Stall Rd. Go to the end of Stall Rd and turn right on Midland Park Rd. ---- ALTERNATE ROUTE: Going south on I-26 to the Aviation exit (exit 211) and turn right. ---- BOTH: Go over the tracks and turn right onto Perimeter Rd. Stay on Perimeter until you get to the X-ray machine in the right. Stop for the red light and wait until directed to proceed. Go to the second street on the right for the FamCamp.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(843) 963-1672/1732
Mailing Address
Outdoor Recreation Center, 437 SVS/SVRO, Bldg 647, Charleston AFB, SC 29404-5000

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DOD Civilians, Guests.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Not accepted.
Internet Access
WiFi available throughout the RV Park.
Mail Forwarding
UPS/FedEx: (Your name), c/o Outdoor Recreation Center, 101 Scarton Lane, Charleston AFB, SC 29404. -- USPS: Must use local General Delivery.
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
FAMCAMP is located in a nicely wooded area with huge old Oak Trees and Pines. Somewhat secluded but within close walking distance to a Picnic Area and Playground, ITT (Ticket and Travel office) and the Golf Course with snack bar for breakfast and lunch. Food delivery to the campground is available from the Club.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Low Country Club, Bowling Center, Arts & Craft Center, Auto Hobby Shop, Skeet & Trap Range, ITT, Long/Short term RV parking is available.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Class VI
  • Post Office
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
40
W/20,30,50A/S
$23
N/A
N/A
Overflow
4
W/20,30,50A
$23
N/A
N/A
Tent
6
20,30A
$18
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
If on base longer than 24 hours, you must notify Security Police of firearms. They will store them in the base armory.
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Weather Information

The Joint Base Charleston RV Park provides a great atmosphere for family bonding or couples on the go.

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Aug 2017

Sometimes when you read these reviews you get a false positive. I really wish people would give an honest one. There is not one place all 5's. Let's be honest about it and write them as they are. Ok, let's start with Amenities that is in the Famcamp. There is bathrooms and laundry room, does that really deserve a 5 rating? Cleanliness, the main "new" bath and laundry room is clean, but the other is old and very worn. The newer campsites in the pull thru section is nice and clean while the older section in the woods is over grown. Now, does "cleanliness" deserve a 5? Ok, Value, $23 a night is good, but there is other ones in the area that you can get for $29. Let's talk about location, yep your phone in Charleston SC, but it is still along way from the beaches. That is not really a 5 either. Most of the other parks in the area do offer a lot of amenities for the campers. These would be activities either during the daytime or nighttime. What you have here is a RV park that is half old and have newer, laundry facility and bathrooms, nothing else. When they moved the long term campers out, now those "prime" spots are all empty. If you just want a place to park your camper with hook ups, well that the is what it is. I know most people are going to say, you have the NCO club, pool on base, ect. Nothing goes on at the club except bingo, and the pool is ok if your want to drive to it. I just wish people would do reviews trufully. 

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July 31 - Aug 13, 2017

We will be packing up tomorrow, then Sunday we leave for our next destination. As I was taking my morning walk, I began to think about what to write in my departing review - nothing came to mind. Just about everything you can think of, helpful information and dirty laundry, has already been posted in other reviews. I can say, that once again, we had a great time at JB Charleston - despite the rain. There have been no physical changes to the park and it remains well-groomed. As I re-entered the park from my walk, I noticed the host going about a host’s duties. I approached the host and asked about something I saw the day before when an active-duty member in uniform was walking around the park depositing little white tapered cylinders in the water puddles. I thought I knew the answer but wanted to make sure – I was right, it was part of a comprehensive mosquito control program on the base. The host shared a lot of interesting information about the mosquito control program. I have never seen anything like that before in my life. This “ole dog” learned a new trick while interacting with “small talk”. I suppose mentioning a problem we had with the electrical pedestal shortly after we unhooked and the offer by the host to help us move to another site could be considered a nice gesture worthy of mention. We really appreciated the offer but declined it. We checked-in at the FamCamp the day-after the special event concert. The FamCamp was empty and closed on the day of the concert. RV’ers slowly trickled in during the following few days. Now, it looks like they’re back to their normal occupancy rate. Gosh, it’s hard to come up with anything else so I’ll just mention a general thing about our other activities. There were two remaining POI’s to visit on our “to do” list, they are going be added to our “next-time to do” list. One of the POI’s that we wanted to visit is the Fireman’s Museum in North Charleston. 

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2016-2017

We are a retired (USAF 30 year) couple who stayed at JB Charleston Air Force FamCamp in long term. The following is a short review of our stay. The camp itself is fine – and many of the long term sites are very good. However, some are way in the back, under heavy tree cover and poor drainage causes them to stay wet after it rains. The location is great in relation to commissary, airport and the Charleston area. We have camped for years in many different places and this director and her office staff are some of the laziest, rudest people I have ever encountered. And, if I read one more comment about the greatness of Connie and Vic, I might puke. Connie is in everybody’s business! If you stay a few days, they are probably great, but long term is very, very different. There are no written guidelines for campers and the director refuses to provide any such guidelines. She makes up the rules as she goes along and is furious if she is questioned about ANYTHING! She lies outright. You can’t depend on the website. If you refer to it, she will tell you it has not been updated. When we left, she openly gloated that she had seven IG complaints on her desk and they meant nothing! If that’s not a lie; then obviously, the IG Office needs to be investigated, too. In the year we were there, there were six different hosts. Everything we read states that active duty members are not supposed to live in the campground. When we left in the late spring, the hosts were a young active duty Coast Guard member and his wife. He claims to be retired Coast Guard. He is not retired. He wears civilian clothing and changes at work. Jmann is right, management and especially hosts Bob and Gwen Diamond who return every fall have their favorites and if you don’t have a $200K-plus motor coach, are not a member of the American Motor Coach Association and/or do not participate in the 4:00 o’clock cocktail hour, you will not be in one of the better spaces. If you go to Bob with a question and he does not like you or the question, he will literally beat his chest with his fist and scream in your face that he is “running the place.” And make no mistake, he is! The Director allows him to do as he pleases. She cannot be bothered with the people who stay there, even though it is why she has a job. If you want to stay in long term, be ready for all to know your business and your comings and goings. It is a gossiper’s delight! Military campgrounds like this were built for the enjoyment of veterans who have served their country and retired! For the commander and his staff at JB Charleston to turn a blind eye to the rude and disrespectful treatment that the FamCamp Director, staff and hosts show to veterans and their families is shameful! 

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July 30 - August 13, 2017

We are in our first week of a two week stay at JB Charleston and wanted to post two pieces of information that could have time-sensitive attributes for folks planning a trip to JB Charleston. Please be aware that we are not speaking for the management of the RV Park. First, as you may already know, August 21st is a BIG, BIG opportunity to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenal event, the total eclipse. And we are sure you know that Charleston, SC is one of the premier east coast viewing sites to enjoy the event. As of today, it is my understanding that no special considerations are being planned for the anticipated large influx of folks wanting a RV site. It will be business as normal – no reservations accepted, provide sites in either the FHU or overflow areas. The second piece of information is directed toward folks that may be planning a trip to JB Charleston during the latter part of the year. There are approved plans to expand the number of sites in the newer FHU section of the park. There is no known starting date for the construction to begin, other than, later this year. In any case, it is anticipated that the newer section will be closed during the construction period. We will try to keep you updated if we hear anything more about those two points.

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June 29- July 13, 2017

This was the first time we have camped at any military installation and was really surprised ! Connie and Vic (the camp host) were awesome ! They run this FAMCAMP as if it were their very own. Everything was so very clean and they showed each camper real "southern hospitality". We definitely will be camping here again!!

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July 14, 2017

This FAMCAMP is probably the best campsite in the military system. My wife and I have had the pleasure of Camp Hosting for two seasons. It was a pleasure serving our active duty and retirees. The camp is soon to have seven new sites added and the overflow will be upgraded to full service hook ups bringing up to fifty full hook up sites. Long term sites are no longer available and all sites are on a first come first serve fourteen day stays. If site is available at the fourteenth day an extension for another fourteen days is accommodated. Camp Hosting here is great. If you are interested in camp hosting at this site drop off a resume at the Outdoor Recreation Office or email via their website; https://www.jbcharlestonorc.com/contact For more info log into Facebook below; https://m.facebook.com/JB-Charleston-Outdoor-Rec-Center-141871509170932/ 

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June 2017

This was our first time here. I was impressed. We found the Fampcamp easy enough. The office was closed and there was a sign to see the camp host at site 42. I could not determine where site 42 was. Fortunately, the camp host was walking across right in front of us. She told us where we could go and she would stop by in a bit after we set up. She was pleasant and helpful. We stayed three days and it was very nice for the price. We did not notice, or search for, any politics of the place. We did not notice any obvious homesteading. We will definitely return.

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June 2017

Well, the last review posted on how nice [the hosts] are. Yes they are nice to you, but they are very vindictive. [They] should be in heaven since her husband is active duty collecting housing allowance living in Famcamp for well over a year. Now that they are host they stay for free, and get additional benefits. I'm still trying to figure out why AFI's are not being followed? ODR lets the host do whatever they want, according to [name deleted] who was the last host. [He] was the type of person who feels that unless your rig is 45 foot and over 250 thousand you were not up to his standards. There is no set rules there, they Chang them daily. I have seen other active duty personal turned away, I have seen other campers not being allowed in because of an oil leak. I have seen untaged campers parked there for years. It's is what it is. [Editor edits are in brackets]

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(Updated: June 28, 2017)
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June 20-26, 2017

The host met us as we pulled into the campground. She escorted us to our site. The host checked us in and assisted us in parking. This is a very nice campground. It is one of the best Family Campgrounds we have stayed. The sites are large and very clean. WiFi works well. The old hosts came by to visit and they are very personable. They are leaving soon however the new host and her husband will be as good a replacement as they can find. The host came by a few times and goes out of her way to help in any way she can. As soon as a camper leaves she and her husband clean the vacated site.

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Jun 14 - 22, 2017

It is great to be back at JB Charleston and once again enjoy the many POI’s around the Charleston area. We were cheerfully greeted and checked-in by Vic & Connie. As mentioned in another review, they are super people and really put a lot of effort into maintaining the grounds and facilities. Most importantly, they seem to enjoy what they are doing and exceed the hospitality we have experienced at other military campgrounds. Like all good things, eventually they come to an end – Vic & Connie will be leaving in August for a new adventure in Texas. The homesteaders that set up residence in the wooded area sites are no longer here. It’s nice to visit a military RV park that promotes “recreational” use versus long term housing. Also, when we were coming aboard the base we went through the inspection lane at the Rivers gate. The gate guard told us that privately-owned RV’s are no longer required to go through the inspection lane and we could also use the Dorchester main gate entrance. I would be a little cautious bringing an RV through the Dorchester gate, the trees along the entrance circle have some low branches – ouch to some rooftop equipment. When we visit JB Charleston we usually travel on US-17, because we enjoy the scenery, and use I-526 then exit at Exit 16B going toward the Charleston Airport. We then turn right onto Aviation Blvd. and follow it to the Rivers Gate. We like this route because it takes us by the Boeing Plant. It’s quite a sight (POI) to see all the new Boeing passenger planes in the final stages of manufacture with different foreign country airline colors. And finally, don’t forget the low-country cuisine, once you try it you will want to come back to JB Charleston. 

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June 14-17, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at Charleston AFB RV Park. We arrived on a Sunday and were promptly greeted by the camp hosts, Connie and Victor who saw us approaching and were out of their rv as we pulled up. Connie took me in a golf cart to select a site which was an easy back in with partial shade. While JB Charleston does not accept reservations, Connie assured me that no one is turned away - they have several dry camping sites and will find "somewhere" for you to park. The location, close to the interstates and downtown Charleston is ideal. We hope to use this facility in the future.

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10-14 May 2017

This was our 1st time RV camping and staying at a Famcamp. It seems to me that we found one of the best famcamps available. We were immediately welcomed by Connie and Vic, Taken to our clean, woodsy campsite and checked in. Vic guided us into the space and explained the hook ups. Connie and Vic made sure we had everything we needed for a great visit ....even offered treats to our dog. Since we live only a couple hours away, we hope to visit Charleston famcam often. 

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6-10 May 2017

This place just keeps getting better. Unfortunately, that also means it is getting busier! Had to stay in overflow (water and electric) the first night but were able to move to a full hook up site about 0930 the next morning. Camp hosts (Connie and Victor) did a fantastic job. As soon as people would pull out, they actually came over and cleaned up the site, blowing off the pads and even wiping down the tables. Nice size sites in a great location.

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April 13 2017

We visited the office and asked about availability for a site We were informed that they were booked solid ,no available sites . Since it's policy is no reservations, we drove thru the CG and discovered 5 sites were vacant ! This campground is a first come ,first served, Anouther example of the good ol boy's club .Very disappointed in the AF.

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May 2, 2017

We've stayed at military campgrounds all over the US and have rarely enjoyed such a nice combination of location, hospitality and value. The campground is beautifully laid out and maintained. It's in a lovely wooded location, with large, level sites. Sites have large concrete parking slabs and interior roads are paved. Bath houses are very clean and well maintained. The hosts, Victor and Connie, are friendly, professional and helpful. At $23/night, this FamCamp is a great campground and a great value!

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April 22-26 2017

We own a '87 Bluebird Wanderlodge. After we arrived, my husband got me set up and had to fly back to Eglin AFB. When I returned from the airport I was promptly told by the camp hosts #1 - we had an oil leak dripping on their parking pad that must be addressed immediately. They just weren't going to have that. Her exact words. We did not have a leak at our home as we park our bus on our own concrete pad. Do you think we'd just allow that to not be addressed at our own home that we maintain meticulously? Obviously, something had occurred unnoticed during our 3 day drive up. The time was 1900, nothing was open except Shopette. I had two aluminum pans in my bus that I secured under the bus, purchased Reynolds Wrap and duck tape. I crawled under the bus handling the minor leak issue with the camp host watching although she did help me retrieve two rocks to weigh down pans. . As we engaged in conversation later she also told me that #2 often times Campgrounds don't allow old buses into their facility due to leaks such as ours. Do you not think that new coaches have unexpected leak issues? Was this a hint of what was to come? #3. My dog cried while I was on my errands. Was that too disturbing? #4. They saw my husband spray off the front of bus. That would be $10 extra for a bus wash. Could they have mentioned that to him and not stressed me out with one thing or another? Needless to say, my stomach was in knots not knowing what was coming next. When we pulled out 4 days later heading to Myrtle Beach my husband moved the coach forward, removed my temporary oil pans and Reynolds wrap/duck tape. Drippings on their concrete pad were minimal. Nothing atrocious. Now, remember we're returning after our Rally for a few weeks as we hsve family in the area. On our way to Myrtle Beach, about 5 miles from the FamCamp my husband noticed diesel oil on our back window. Pulled over and found an issue with a line on the generator. We promptly addressed this up the road at an Ace Hardware where my husband repaired it on site. See pictures. Now we arrive at Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach. I receive a call from Famcamp Camp host telling me we are "banned" from the FamCamp until issue is fixed. That Outdoor Rec personnel had issued this banned status due to the mess our old bus made on their concrete pad not just from an engine area oil leak but also all over an area where the back of the bus was parked. What am I to say? Upset, speechless I just accept what they say and hang up!!! We surmised that the generator issue began as we pulled out and perhaps spilled desire oil. How were we to know? They gave me no chance to explain and we've been kicked out, our plans to see our grandkids for the next few weeks in CHS are off and we will head home. BY THE WAY, I even purchased a very large and thick tarp to put under the bus if it was needed and believe me if there was a major leak toward the back of our bus while it sat for 4 days on their pad I WOULD HAVE NOTICED. I walked my dog a tleast 25 times during the stay so that is a true statement. Special note: we are here at Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach. No leak on pad AT ALL. That's the story. The truth. Our experience!!! Home bound we will be. No comment otherwise as we feel disheartened and humiliated. . Theresa

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April 3rd-9th 2017

Great experience! The campsite has exceptional amenities, large/level concrete pads, shade, low sewer hookups, convenient to Exchange and Commissary, about a 25 minute drive to downtown Charleston. Best part were the Camp Hosts, knowledgeable, friendly, efficient, but not intrusive. The bath houses and grounds were spotless and super clean, all the infrastructure worked well. We were worried when first arrived because the main campground was full and we had to go to the overflow sites w/o sewer hookup for one night. The camp hosts were able to juggle to accommodate everyone to their satisfaction in spite of a heavy influx of campers, the no reservation policy does work! This is the best campground we have used in our years of camping.

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4 & 5 April 2017

Our first visit for 2 nights. A nice wooded area park. It was full, but we were able to get a paded tent site with electric and water. The camp hosts were great! The showers were large, nice and immediate hot water. This park does not take reservations, but they will find you a spot. There is another park at the Navy weapons station that will take reservations. We did a drive by and this park wins hands down.

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May 18 2016

I'm not sure what I can add that hasn't already been said about this campground, it is really one of the best maintained parks I have ever stayed at. We only stayed overnight as we were just passing through, but will be back to stay for a while and take advantage of the facilities. i also want to mention the folks that checked us in were very friendly and helpful. 

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