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Fort Sam Houston Army Post, Texas

Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only)

Fort Sam Houston Army Post, Texas



Fort Sam Houston Army Post, Texas
Phone: (210) 221-5502

Sites: 68
Recent Rate: $20 4/2016

Latitude: 29.4752898247494
Longitude: -98.4276133775711

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $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 ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • 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 ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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27 Reviews

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VA-Parrothead

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $20.00
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I stayed here nine nights while in San Antonio. I called for a reservation, and I'm glad I did: The park was half-empty when I arrived, but filled up quickly.
Sites are level, all are pull-through and concrete. There are trees between sites, but no shade. There is enough space between sites to be neighborly, but I never felt encroached. The nature of the clientele -- active duty or retired military -- also contributed to an enjoyable, quiet atmosphere. No loud partying at all. On the other hand, freight trains come through regularly -- sometimes at late hours -- and announce their arrivals/departures with their whistles, but I'm a sound sleeper, so it didn't really bother me.
Another drawback is the remote location of the park on Fort Sam. Combined with the 20-30 mph speed limit on post, it can make getting around a leisurely experience.
Finally, Fort Sam has a number of gates that used to be open, but are now permanently closed -- something my Garmin GPS didn't know. You'll have to be aware of that during your maneuvers.
One of the cool things about staying here was the Army's tradition of bugle calls. You'll hear Reveille at 6, To The Colors at the end of the duty day, Taps at 11 and several others throughout the day. Suffice to say, you won't be getting *that* experience at just any RV park.
Staff in the office is friendly and quite attentive to whatever needs you might have. I asked to stay an extra couple of days, and was initially told no, but she called me back and said she could make it happen!
I highly recommend Fort Sam's RV park. I'd give it a 10 if it weren't for those trains at 11 at night. Still, I would definitely return on any return trip to San Antonio. We camped at Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Convenient to San Antonio's many attractions. Call early to reserve for the busy times of the year: Stock Show & Rodeo (Feb. 2017) and Fiesta (April). The gas station by the main gate accommodates RVs, but doesn't offer diesel. It pumps slow, though, so be prepared for awkward Will-You-Be-Much-Longer? looks from the other patrons. The other gas station on post sells diesel (I was told), but I drove by it a few times and it didn't look like big rigs would be able to fit underneath.

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mlbarry

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $20.00
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We have stayed here many times. It is an excellent location for downtown San Antonio. The staff are very nice an attentive to your needs. The facilities are clean and neat. We have never had any problems with the hookups. All concrete slab and pull through. Best to call ahead for a reservation as the park stays relatively full. You can just about forget it in the winter. We camped at Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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HappiLeeRVing

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $15.00
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We enjoyed a full hook up site on a level concrete pad with patio area. Two clean shower/bath house rooms with attached laundry facilities. There is a nice covered patio on the back of the office with tables and outdoor furniture. Camp WiFi is slow and only available in the office. We picked up 30 over the air TV stations but 30% were Spanish language stations. Excellent reception for cell phone, Jet Pack cellular and satellite (DirecTV). The park roads are well paved for walking and bike riding. The park is near the hospital at Fort Sam Houston so there was a lot of helicopter traffic over the campground. We camped at Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the Equestrian Center where you can ride horses and army mules on the weekends. The Quadrangle is the historic part of Fort Sam Houston. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has a museum dedicated to preserving the history of Fort Sam Houston. There is also an Army Medical Museum on base. Full service base with large commissary, extensive BX, package store and fast food type restaurants.

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rogueag

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $20.00
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This was our first stay here. Because of other issues, we arrived after dark. Finding the rv park in the dark is not good. Fortunately another camper saw our dilemma and led us into the park and even to our site. We can't express how grateful we are for their help. What a great park! The sites are concrete with about 20' of grass between each site. Plenty of room for our 45' with tow. Great day and weekend staff. We even scored on donuts on Sunday. Someone commented about no wifi except at the office, when I found out what the cost would be for the park, I now understand why it isn't available. We have our own hotspot so this wasn't an issue for us. Finally, there are trains that go through frequently, so be aware there can be noise at night. Not a major issue for us but could be for others. We will come back, the next time we are in the San Atonio area. We camped at Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

What a great commissary and PX.

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Siena 1

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $20.00
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Very nice military RV park! Spacious sites with all paved roads & mostly level paved sites with grass between each site. Sites were spaced 30-40 feet apart and long enough for the biggest rigs. Each site had a table and BBQ grill. This park would definitely rate a 10 if it had WiFi. Roads on post are pretty rough. Definitely get reservations as the park stays full. We camped at Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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Danno

Review Count: 150
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $20.00
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Very nice military RV park! Spacious sites with all paved roads & mostly level paved sites with grass between each site. Some sites had standing water during rains. Sites were spaced 30-40 feet apart and long enough for the biggest rigs. Laundry was small but adequate, but they have 2 laundries too. Each site had FHU plus a table and BBQ grill. No fires or fire rings allowed, but they had a very nice playground. No cable TV or wifi, but it looked like all sites would be good for satellite reception. Both Verizon & ATT had weak 1-bar signals. There was occasional train noise but I didn't notice any trains at night. Roads on post are pretty messed up with construction so follow directions on www.militarycampgrounds.us. Definitely get reservations as the park stays full. We camped at Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

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travelswithpuppies

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: December, 2014
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Wonderful RV park with level concrete pads, long with grassy areas on each side and a picnic table. Spacious roads make for easy maneuvering. Great play area for kids and a nice large dog park. Very clean. Great office staff. No cable but could pick up many stations with our antenna. Close to downtown San Antonio and the tourist attractions. We camped at Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

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buckingthenorm

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $22.00
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Great location to visit San Antonio. The roads around the base and on the base are horrible. Base is nice. No Wi-Fi. In this day and age their is no reason not to have WiFi available. Thank goodness there was a Starbucks right outside the gate were you can get online. Nothing special but great location. We camped at Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

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HR Clark

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $20.00
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This military park has 68 pull-through full hook up RV sites with 30/50 amp hookups. Biggest sites I have ever seen. Sites have concrete pads and includes a patio, picnic table, and a grill. Restroom and shower facilities and overall cleanliness of the park is among the best we have ever used. The office staff and camp host were top of the line and very helpful. Our late arrival, because of RV tire problem, was not a problem and the lady in the office called (after office hours) to check and see if she could help in anyway. We really enjoyed our stay at the park. We camped at Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Navychop

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $20.00
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Excellent weekend. Concrete level sites, Lots of space between sites. A gem, we will absolutely be back. 50 amp, full hookups,late arrivals. Beautiful. We camped at Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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franandken

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $11.00
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The nightly rate is based on a monthly rate; we stayed for the whole month. The staff is always nice and ready to help. This is the neatest military RV park we have ever visited. Nice interior roads and all sites are pull-throughs, cement pads and patios. We camped at Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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MaryAnnFrederick

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $17.00
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The base itself-camping facility- was very nice. The sites were level, long, with all amenities. It was the getting there that was arduous. Much construction was taking place on roads outside the base with many in/out road cones/markers, and some lanes not marked at all - a real "free-for-all". Couple that with coming into San Antonio on a Friday afternoon at rush hour - should have known better. For a few bucks more I think I'll be staying outside town in a few other places known to be bettter and easier to get into. It's a shame cause a great many other military bases I've experienced have been very pleasant experiences. We camped at Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Fixn2gocamp

Review Count: 120
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $15.00
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Rate is based on weekly stay. This is a military family campground, so you’ll need an ID card to access the post. Large, level sites, full hook ups, plenty of space between them. Nice large picnic table and grill at each site, level concrete pads and large concrete patio area. Very clean park, staff was friendly and helpful. Two camp hosts in attendance but didn’t see them much. We didn’t use the bathhouses, but laundry rooms looked very clean. Water pressure is good, electric was steady, no wi-fi or cable but our Verizon card worked very well. Park has a fenced in dog run. Park is great for big rigs. Great location for visiting San Antonio attractions and a lot of the lower/eastern hill country. If trains bother you, you probably won’t like it here. There is a very busy track that runs between the hospital and the RV park; it didn’t bother us but the horns will get your attention. If they had wi-fi I would have given them a 10. We would definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped at Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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Frequent Travelers

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $17.00
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Large pull through sites. Paved. Big sites. Well maintained. Enclosed dog run. Nice staff. Nice little park area. Equips for kids. Close to river walk and Alamo. Commissary and exchange were really nice. We stayed 4 nights. You do hear the train but it didn't bother us. Earplugs help. We would definitely stay here again. It is a military facility so not available to everyone. We camped at Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only) in a Motorhome.

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Greg S.

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $17.00
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This is a very nice military park with a friendly staff. The RV spaces are huge and concrete. Very hot in the summer and no shade. Easy to access all of the base facilities from the park. We have stayed here multiple times and have always enjoyed our stay. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Joint Base San Antonio RV Park (Military Camping Only) in a Travel Trailer.

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