Camping is a budget friendly way to travel and explore your local area. Staying on military campgrounds equals lodging with time to spend with family at an affordable rate. Another perk of military campground or lodging is the shopping available on military installations — fill up on groceries at the military commissary and any things you may have left behind at the base exchange. Renting equipment helps you try out bigger items like tents and coolers to see what will work well for your family, and if it is worth the investment. Check with your Family Services per your military branch to see what they have to offer.
Mississippi’s home to Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport which has Shields RV Park and Keesler Air Force Base Family RV Camp all offering RV spots. Lake Walker Campground has RV sites and tent camping.
Tennessee is home to Arnold AFB and it’s FAM Camp , Wingo Inn, Dogwood Ridge and recreation area. NSA Mid-South’s Navy Lake Recreation Area and Midway RV Park has 48 RV sites.
The U.S. Air Force Academy has two campgrounds. The Farish Recreation Campground has a cottage, dublex, lodge rooms, and cabins in addition to the campground and all of their recreational activities. Peregrine Pines Family Camping offers RV sites, tent sites and laundry facilities. Also in Colorado, the Buckley Air Force Base has Williams Fam Camp with 40 RV sites with hook ups and a laundry facility.
Illinois has campgrounds at Scott Air Force Base and at Naval Station Great Lakes. Scott AFB Fam Camp has RV campsites and Great Lakes — Recreational Lodging in Lake Michigan with RV spots. Indiana also has two military campgrounds- Camp Atterbury Campgrounds and Crane MWR campgrounds and cabins. McConnell Air Force Base is host to Krueger Recreation Area in Kansas has RV sites with hook-ups. All year-camping is available at Fort Campbell Campground and Fort Knox-Camp Carlson Army Travel Campgrounds in Kentucky with family cabins, youth cabins, tent site, RV sites and picnic areas.
Fort Leonard Wood’s Lake of the Ozarks Campground has fully furnished duplexes, cabins, and mobile homes for glamping to the max as well as RV and tent sites.
Malmstrom Air Force Base Campground and Timber Wolf Resort at Malmstrom AFB are open seasonally with RV and tent sites in Montana.
Offut Air Force Base FAM Camp in Nebraska has RV sites with hookups.
North Dakota’s Grand Forks Air Force Base has RV and tent sites at their FAM Camp and Minot Air Force Base has RV sites at their FAM Camp.
In Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has a FAM Camp on site with RV and tent sites all year, but there is no available water hook-ups in the winter.
Oklahoma has FAM Camps at Tinker Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base. McAlester Army Ammo Plant has Murphy’s Meadow Campground and Ft Sill has RV, tent and cabins at Lake Elmer Thomas Campground. Blackhawk RV Park in the state has 12 RV sites with hook-ups.
South Dakota is home to Ellsworth AFB and their FAM Camp with lodge rooms and RV sites.
Texas is not without a lack of options. Fort Bliss offers a RV Park and Family campground. Fort Hood offered a West Fort Hood Travel Campground and Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Center. Fort Sam Houston has Fam Camp RV Park. Red River Army Depot has cabins, camper spots and tent spots for recreation. There are campgrounds on Brooks AFB, Goodfellow AFB, Lackland AFB, Laughlin AF, Sheppard AFB and Randolph AFB. Then there are the recreation areas and campgrounds at NAS Corpus Christ and two at NAS Kingsville.
Utah’s Hill Air Force Base has a FamCamp with RV sites and Dugway Proving Ground has a Coyote Run RV park and Campground.
Wisconsin is home to Pine View Campground at Fort McCoy with year-round cabins and RV sites with seasonal tent sites on offer in addition to large playground, outdoor spaces and beach area.
Wyoming’s F.E. Warren AFB is home to FAM Camp with RV sites, tent sites and one cabin.
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