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Fort Belvoir Military Travel (FAM) Camp Review:

Our RATING Scale:
1 being poor to 5 being Great!
We stayed at Fort Belvoir Travel Camp in May 2021 at SITE 39 with Potomac River view. We loved it and will plan to visit it again!

FORT BELVOIR ARMY BASE- TRAVEL CAMPAs I have mentioned previously, thanks to Kevin’s Army service and discharge classification (there are only specific ones allowed) we are able to use these FAM or Travel camps as they are called which are right on a military base (all branches of service) and in many cases RVers are granted use of the PX the Commissary and other on base services. These camps are NOT open to the general camping public.

The rates (we paid $47 p/night in May 2021) to stay are not necessarily cheaper than the rack rate at nearby private campgrounds, but the security is outstanding, you know you are only camped next to other military folks, and the use of the other base services like pool, hair salons, gyms, etc. granted at some bases is really nice. PLUS..in this case WE CAMPED RIGHT ALONG THE POTOMAC RIVER AND A 1/2 HOUR FROM WASHINGTON DC! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THE TRAVEL CAMP.

LOCATION, LOCATION,LOCATION! Easy access to I-95, Washington DC, Alexandria & Historic Frederickburg, VA and many historic sites including Mount Vernon.

Very secure gated entry to FAM camp, this is the rear gate- quicker to our site
Main gate entry to FAM camp. No longer staffed, Check in is at the nearby Recreation Building. Watch for signs, easy to miss.
Our Site 39 is 3rd on left.
Great site, would book again. Fishing pier with parking lot is below the slope behind our site.
View from fishing pier towards the Pewter Palace
Lots of osprey nest poles all around the base and riverfront
Super nice site, love the concrete and the picnic table is trex so no splinters!
This is the one bath house they have. Very modern, clean and certainly walkable if needed.
The bath house has exterior doors each lead to one of these complete bathrooms with private shower. Access from outside each end of the building. Very private, secure and spotless.
Kevin said this is what ALL service pedestals should be like. This camp is less than 10 yrs old and it is very well kept.

Our timing for over Memorial Day to be at Fort Belvoir was in hindsight not perfect. DC was a mob scene and most of the museums in DC that we had not already seen where still closed or on severe limited pre-reservation timed entry passes due to Covid-19 still. It was a bummer, but we did spend a great full day at nearby (about 35 min drive) in Fredericksburg, VA. This is a colonial town with tons of history, historic buildings, great restaurants and shopping. We enjoyed a great “German lunch” at Deutschland Downtown and had fun touring some of the historic buildings. Worth the day trip in our opinion.OH…and did I mention there is a huge IKEA store about 15 minutes from the campground. Yup…dropped some coinage there too another day! We also did a quick trip over the Mount Vernon just to visit their book store and gift shops as we have been there many times for our living history reenactments so no need to tour this visit.

Here we are just down the street from the Deutschland Downtown restaurant and going into the visitor center in Fredericksburg, VA