FMWR RV Camp has six (6) fully operational sites which includes water, electricity, picnic tables and dump station. The RV Camp is located minutes from Richmond International Raceway and downtown Richmond, VA.
Richmond Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation RV Camp
Type of site
2-4 Dec 2016
September 17-19, 2016
10 JAN 2016
Great campground and ammenitites. Everything was in great shape and all the camp sites are upgraded to 50 amp. Grounds are mowed and well taken care of. We camped in the older section and loved it. Spaces have plenty of distance between neighbors except for the double sites. Whole campground has upgraded to a new wifi that is excellent. I can't believe I'd ever say that about military campground wifi but the Navy broke the code on it. They do it right at this campground. Love this place. The new office person (Angela) is excellent. She called the day we were to arrive just to make sure our plans had not changed. What a refreshing difference from most other campgrounds. She is great. They offer daily, weekly and monthly rates which is fantastic. We will stay here again.
Sept 17-27, 2015
This is a jewel. Very quiet, easy access, people all over the base are very nice. Called and made reservation. Got in, picked a spot then called to say we were here and what spot we had taken. Asked about getting small portable grill inspected and where to take it. Woman said just wait and I'll send someone over. FD Rep came over and said, there is no need to have it inspected. There is a misconception by MET to get things inspected. You can grill, use the fire pit, etc, no problem. $20's is not high, just paid $42 at VA state park with no available OTA (got out here), avg cell service, (full bars LTE here) not close to much (dntwn Richmond just minutes away). All for 1/2 the cost of a state park. Very quiet, did I mention that!?! Small convenience store, no diesel on base but easily obtained off base. Sorta strange dump setup but perfectly adequate. Definitely will stay here again.
June 12 and 13, 2015
Stopped for two nights in a motorhome. Water and good 50 amps only. No other facilities, with two pull throughs and 4 back ins. It so convenient to I95 that it works great for us. There is a money drop box or you can call MWR during normal working hours. In past years we were the only ones here. This place must have been discovered. When we got here Friday there was one other rig here. By Sunday morning all 6 spots were filled with one rig arriving at 2300 last night.
B.O. left this review using the Directory Software: We stay here because we have family in Richmond but have been lucky not to have stayed during inclement weather in the past. There was quite a bit of rain during our last stay, but there were also some obvious drainage problems. Only two of us were at the campground and the other camper had to move. Our site was probably the best one and you can see the electric pole sitting in a puddle of water!
The gate staff is professional and the registration is easy; but for just electric and water, $20 is high for a military campground with 6 sites and absolutely nothing else (well, there is a little shoppette and a few moose in an enclosure somewhere on site. :-)) When we had the wet weather issues we felt we needed to let others know, just to be fair.
25-29 January 2015
We stayed for four nights while on our way to Florida from New Jersey. I echo the other reviews listed below. The site is very clean and well kept. There are no sewer hookup but the dump site is close and easily accessible. No cable or Wifi, but we picked up all the local broadcast in HD with our over the air antenna and the Verizon signal was five bars, so no concern there. The base is very quiet and the fact we were the only people at the park made it even more so. If you're looking for a nice, quiet out of the way place, I highly recommend it. When coming in the back gate we asked for directions to the park and were told it was located all the way down on the left, can't miss it. Not quite. If you are looking for it, there are no signs, but once you see the second RV storage lot on your left, you're there.
22-25 July 2014
We stayed here while doing genealogy research at the Library of Virginia, only 8 miles away in downtown. The campground was nice and the layout provided easy access. There are 2 pull-thrus for the larger vehicles and the dump station was in close proximity with easy access. There is not much there in the way of amenities because of the mission of the base mostly civilians. A little shopette with a filling station and carwash. However, the campground was clean and well maintained. During our visit, we were visited by fireman and told too evacuate because of a tornado warning. They moved us, and our dogs, to a shelter. The police also came to make sure we evacuated. The next day, the Assistant Fire Chief stopped by to make sure we were okay and that his folks took care of us. I thought it great that the base had this plan in effect and that campers were not left out. Kudo's. I will stay there again when I'm in the area.
13-15 July 2014
We stayed here a a couple of days on a trip to the Northeast. Electric & water hookups with good underused little dump station. The campground was easy enough to find after coming through the gate but I thought I was going the wrong way when I started in, looked more like an alley than a road going into the gate. There are 6 sites 2 are pull through and the others are back in. The back in sites have the water & power posts near the front side of the site which could be a problem with short cords and water lines. No sewer, cable or WIFI and very little of anything on base. There is a small shoppete which also sells gas, NO DIESEL. The campground was very quiet, clean with only one other camper there during our stay. The site we were on was fairly level we used only one inch under the tires on one side to level up. Very little shade around the campground and none around the sites. Nice screened gazebo with lights inside and out. No using your own grill without getting it inspected by the fire dept., there are 3 firepit type grills there with fire extinguishers right next to them. They obviously take fires very serious. There is a paved bike/walk path that runs beside the road from the gate past the CG to the pond and picnic area. If you continue past the gas station/pond and picnic area toward the main gate there is a small canteen on the left and the area housing the Elk is on the right. I missed the Elk on the first bike ride to this area so the next time I walked the same route and saw the large enclosure with the Elk just past a nice workout trail. For $20 a night I expected a little more but the location was good for me. We will use this facility again when in the Richmond area.
July 8-14, 2014
We stayed here a week in July 2014 while visiting family. E/W hookups with well-maintained dump station a few hundred yards away (behind a small brick building which sits between the two RV storage areas - turn at Elk Grove Rd. and you should see the itty bitty sign showing a trailer). Campground was easy to find. We paid by check so went to Travel Office to check in and pay (it is next to the Fitness Center). The staff stayed after 5 when we called and told them we were on site and on our way. (There was also a drop box for those overnighting who could not get to the office). Everyone we encountered was extremely courteous and friendly. Campground was quiet, clean. We did use our jacks and pads, but our site was not terribly off level. There was only one other camper there the entire week so appears it is underutilized. A couple of sites were pull through which we appreciated. No shaded RV spots, although two of the corner spots had some shade area for picnic table. Two fire rings were set in center of the campground for group use I guess. Very small Shoppette with gas (a little high we thought); we did use the car wash located behind. Plenty of fast foods outside of gate. Convenient to Richmond-Petersburg metro area, but read the directions very carefully! We turned right instead of left when coming from south and ended up having to back up rig and toad in a dead-end/apartment complex entrance. Not pretty. BTW: We never saw the aforementioned wildlife – elk or other. However, photos on the Web site show an open forested area that now appears to be fenced off. Te price of $20 did seem a little high given the lack of amenities, especially when compared to our next stop – a COE site with E/W alongside a beautiful lake with swimming, fishing, etc. for $12 a night with our America Beautiful Senior Pass. But Richmond is a big city area with high cost of living to match, so I suspect it is that "location, location, location" idea. Private campground further up I-95 with full hookups was in the $50-60 range, so this was still a bargain for us since we were primarily sleeping and eating breakfast at the site. Will definitely stay again.
20 - 21 May 2014
Our first visit to this location. Overall it was good. When coming on post in your RV follow the directions, they work. When approaching the gate, it splits for auto/commercial and truck. We used the commercial lane as it was not clear which gate an RV or bus should use. The security guard informed us that we should have used the other one, but it was better to use this one as it is wider. He checked our ID and directed us to the RV sites. They are only 1/2 mile from the gate, on the left. It is located just beyond the RV/boat storage areas. Our check-in consisted of calling the same number we made reservations at. Our check-out was the same. We pulled in, picked a site and made the call. No problems. There is a very small shoppette with snack items and alcohol. There is a gas station on base. There are fire pits and extinguishers on site for grilling. Your grill must be inspected before use, so don't plan on using it. No sewer hookups but a dump station is close by. The sites were deep gravel which is not level, so you will want to use some jack pads. There are no facilities, but we knew that. It makes a great place visit the Richmond area. They do have a gym, which we did not use. The base becomes a ghost town after duty hours.
21-25 May 2014
F.O. left this review using the Directory software: - Registration/payment for each night is at the Fitness Center which is on the left in the main building. You cannot take your trailer/RV to this location as there is no place to park or turn around. We dropped our trailer at the camp site and then registered. Great folks at the Rec Center. Camp ground is elec and water only. No bath/laundry facilities. All sites are crushed gravel vice cement pads. Dump site is between the two RV storage areas and easy to get too and use. Express Mart and gas station have limited hours so do not depend on these services on post. Easy access to Richmond, Chester, Petersburg and surrounding areas.
07 July 2013
This is our second time here. I found out there is a small gas station on the installation and a shopette. Additionally there was an enclosure that had elk in it. The animals are well cared for and very beautiful. In the same area there's a nice park, picnic area and a playground for the kiddies. The camping area may be sparse, but the installation is well kept and seems to be a well kept secret. We will hopefully come here again!
Oct 7, 2012
Doug Simpson's review in July pretty much is my assessment also. I gave the campground slightly higher marks because except for no sewer hookups, it's a perfect overnight stop if traveling on I95. It's close to the interstate and probably half the price of anything close. I'm worried we may lose it due to limited usage. There was no one here when Doug got here in July and no one here in October. Snow birds might want to check this out for an overnight stop on the way south.
July 31, 2012
There isn’t much to recommend this campground. There are no amenities at the campground or on the base – no bathhouse, restrooms, or laundry, no commissary or exchange. There is no office or camp host at the campground. No sewer hookups at the sites and I had to call the MWR office to get the location of the dump station. It is located about 100 yards north of the campground near a small building between the two RV storage lots. $20 a day is too high for this campground, in my opinion, unless you consider Richmond a prime destination. I guess I shouldn’t complain because there are not too many good camping options in or near Richmond. I am paying $400 for two weeks at the nearby Pocahontas State Park. But I recently left Camp Carlson at Fort Knox and Scott AFB near St. Louis where I paid $15 a day. Both of these campgrounds are much nicer than this one. The campground is small and located 0.75 miles from the back gate on the left side, just after you pass the second RV storage area. The exact location is 37.42548, -77.447043 on Google Maps. When I arrived the grass had been freshly mowed and the campground presented an attractive appearance. There is a row of large oak trees at each end of the campground. The surrounding area is an industrial area, probably large warehouses – the entire base may be an industrial area for all I know. I did not unhook and explore. The campground has four easy back-in and two long pull-thru sites and each one is fairly level. Lot of space between sites. Roads and sites are gravel except for the entrance road at one end which is asphalt. I made a reservation by calling the number listed in the U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks website and spoke to Charles. He took my credit card info and cheerfully answered my questions. He is located in a warehouse somewhere but I didn’t bother to ask directions. You can also pay using a drop box at the campground. I guess the word hasn’t gotten out on this campground because it was empty when I arrived. It has only been open since April.