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Scott AFB, Illinois

Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only)

Scott AFB, Illinois



Scott AFB, Illinois
Phone: (618) 256-2067

Sites: 24
Recent Rate: $20 10/2015

Latitude: 38.547930702738
Longitude: -89.866121510773

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

19 Reviews

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Scott is a good place to stop over, but only for a few nights. As noted, the water/power pedestals are between each site, so you may need up to 40 feet of hoses/cable if you are in an odd number site and your hookups are on the street side of your motorhome. Even numbered sites have it a bit easier. Area is beautiful, easy enough access on to the base, easier to maneuver in the FamCamp. All the sites are relatively level and nicely treed, so that can create issues with getting a satellite signal. TV reception was good with OTA. Scary bathrooms! Wish it were just a Halloween prank, but oy vey.... Think they salvaged these components when the State of Wyoming shut down their frontier prison. It's like someone's cheap uncle built them thinking they were doing a job in a friends basement. Seriously, use the facilities in your rig. The spiders will thank you. We camped at Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

White Castle nearby! (Wife grew up in New Jersey, so they were a taste of home for her.) Lots of shopping and restaurants nearby in Belleville. Stayed here to go to St. Louis and see some museums in the area. Driving in the area is a breeze, and they have a metro rail station not to far away if you don't want to drive into St. Louis. If you are staying longer than a few days, find another campground.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Hookups are a little odd; needed extra long hose to reach water hydrant. No sewer but dump station is close. Shady and fairly quiet spot. Here for three nites and will stay here again. We camped at Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Belleville for good eating. Eckert's Country Store is great. Besides an all you can eat chicken restaurant they have a grocery, orchards, pumpkin patch, etc. Will stay here again.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Almost hard to find, after entering base, you must drive around the runway, you have to leave through a different gate than you entered.
Site was assigned when reservation was made, so there is no check-in.
Roads & sites are paved, but our site, #24 was an extremely un-level back-in . They have water & electric, but no sewer, there is a dump station. Bathrooms & showers & laundry were clean and worked well. We camped at Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 182
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice place to stay for a few days. Sites vary from big-rig size to travel trailer size. Our site 24 was just 40' long. Some sites have a separate parking pad for a TV, but ours didn't. There is overflow parking available. I noticed they upgraded to 50Amp service on most and possibly all sites. I didn't check them all but every one I checked was 50A. All sites are W/E only with a waste dump available. No WiFi but Verizon had a 3-bar signal and ATT had about the same. Bathrooms appear to only be cleaned once every few days. We camped at Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Level, paved sites with water and electric. Convenient, clean laundry. Quiet park with little aircraft noise. Popular lake across the street. With advance reservation, mgt places a reserved site notice with receipt on the site sign eliminating need to check-in. Site 14 ideal for a 30 footer with satellite reception available. Use far right lane when entering the Shiloh Gate, then take left at first light and drive about 3 miles to the FamCamp. We camped at Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Although the park is small, and a little cramped, the sites next to the tree line have lots of privacy and shade. The park is in a remote area of the base, and is pretty and quiet. There are miles of walking trails around. The bathroom and laundry room weren't very clean, but everything else on the grounds was very well kept. There is no host, but outdoor recreation was efficient and very friendly at every interaction. I had a small problem with the electric on arrival, and they had someone there from CE in less than ten minutes to fix it. It's several miles to the base services. We camped at Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

After entering Scott AFB, there is a several mile drive around the runway to the campground. Site was assigned when the reservation was made and check-in was conveniently not required. Roads and pads paved, stable power, clean laundry, strong Verizon signal. Campground is on a lake. Sites were back-in and relatively close to one another. We camped at Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for six nights and will stop here again. By being careful with water, we did not need to dump until we left. We used the laundry and it were satisfactory, although other military campgrounds have better facilities. Lots of open space for our dogs to run with a lake and shelters. Our site (#5) was spacious and shady although the water hydrant was on the door side and was a stretch to reach with my hose. Coming on base was uneven as only one of us has a military ID; sometimes we were waved through and sometimes they wanted to see a pass. We finally got the pass and no more problems. Trees were beautiful. Only down side was lack of sewer. Otherwise would rate it higher. We camped at Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Mediocre FamCamp. There are 2 sections, site #s below 10 are nice, roomy, and more forested. Site #s above 10 are cramped and have fewer trees. We loved site 9. The water was far away and required an additional hose beyond our normal 25ft. The bathroom/shower/laundry facilities are disgusting. The toilets are steel prison bowls with no seat. There's no playground or WiFi, but we picked up 17 TV channels over the air. We camped at Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here many times and it is OK for an overnight stay but would not work for extended stay. None of the sites have sewer hook ups and it is not really big rig friendly. We have a 43 foot RV and it was tricky getting into the largest parking spot they have. The road to the dump station has some tight turns and a big tree limb hanging down low. I had to drive around the tree and back up to the dump station. For the price I can't complain too much though. We camped at Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely setting for an RV park with tons of grass, two ponds, and huge trees. Unfortunately, the planning wasn't good and we found water on one side of our site and electricity on the other. The lack of sewer also makes it difficult. We did check out the laundry room and found it was dirty and the machines were old. The trees make getting a satellite signal impossible and some people had phone problems. We were able to use the lap tops with Verizon broadband and our phones worked as well. The famcamp was convenient for us while visiting family and we will use it again. We camped at Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We did a one nighter at Scott Famcamp about three years ago and the place hasn't changed one bit, ie. no improvements (no WI-FI, roads in/out narrow and dated ). Our Verizon Mi-Fi did pull in a strong 4G signal. I'm amazed they could run our credit card as they had our name wrong on the site post. Their information packet was barely legible- very old ink cartridge. Their one dumpster was not convenient to the sites and the bath/shower facilities would not be adequate if the place were full. The camping fee is too high - even for a military W/E only campground. Two night prior we paid 10.00 at a Corps of Engineer park in TN for a spacious W/E site. The only plus is that they are "reasonable" when compared to the next closest campground - the E. St. Louis Casino campground. To reach the campground via GPS, plug in their golf course and drive past the club house ( Cardinal Creek GC ) and look for the signs. When we entered Scott Lake Rd both of our Garmin' emitted a high pitched noise and flashed up a 1 MPH red square on the screen. The CG speed limit is a posted 15 MPH. Very strange. They do have a nice BX/Commissary, but their golf course looked crowded and only mediocre. The campground is a distance from Mainside, so we were blasted with reveille in the morning. We won't write off this facility for the future, but only if we can't find something more modern and less out of the way. I doubt this place will ever win Military CG of the Year much less even be considered for this honor. We camped at Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Good location by little lake. Park like setting. Level paved back in sites-very quiet. Water could be warmer in the shower. Clean rest rooms/showers. Good place for a few days in the St. Louis area with access to base services. Safe and secure and well maintained. would return. We camped at Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent 2 nights here in Nov. 2011, easy access, level paved sites. There were 3 other rigs there during my stay, but only one ever had a vehicle at it. The restrooms were clean, but the showers were almost unusable, they put out one straight stream of water, no hot or even Luke warm water during my stay, due to no cable, no Wi-Fi and no hot water I would not stay here again. We camped at Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical military FamCamp. Some shaded sites some out in the open for satellite users. Cautions about being in the right lane at the gate did not apply at this time. Went straight through. Directions given at the main (Shiloh) gate vary. No matter what they say turn left at the first light around the end of the runway past the golf course. There is a small sign on the right pointing to the left for the FamCamp turn off. Reservations recommended. We camped at Scott AFB FamCamp (Military Camping Only) in a Travel Trailer.

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