Small and busy campground, not well known or advertised.
Medicine Creek RV Park
Type of site
Onsite Trailer Rental
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Feb 3-6 2017
21 Jan 16
Found this info on the Ft Sill MWR page. We have stayed there before and are headed that way now. Medicine Creek has a beautifully shaded RV park located along the banks. Apache Gate Road, Fort Sill, OK 73503 There are six full service sites, two rental camper sites and two dry pads with no service. Check-in and check-out is noon daily. This is the perfect place for visiting friends & relatives. Personnel in PCS, ETS, TDY status and retired personnel are encouraged to use the park. Reservations may be made by visiting the Equipment Check-out Center or calling during regular hours. Sponsors may make arrangements for their non-military guests. Full Service Sites $17/Night $390/Month Dry Pads $5/Night Rental Campers $40/Night Equipment Check-out Center Hours of Operation Monday-Tuesday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday Closed Friday 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday 8a.m. - 12 p.m. Sunday & Holidays, Closed (580) 355-8270 *Personnel arriving after duty hours may call ahead and receive a site number, then check-in the next day. PLEASE NOTE - A RESERVATION GUARANTEES YOU A SPACE IN THE PARK- NOT A SPECIFIC SITE.
We managed to get a site & the campground was not full. The Location is much better than Lake Elmer if you're just looking for a place to stay. It's much closer to base facilities. It's surrounded by a park & very quiet. Our reception for phone & mifi were so so, but we managed. We did not use the restrooms so cannot comment on that. Outdoor rec, where you make your reservation, isn't open a couple of days during the week, so that makes it hard to find out if there is availability. We were going to go there again, but couldn't get anyone to answer the phone & didn't know if there would be a spot available, so we opted for another place. The price is right if you can get in.
26 April 2014
Some directions ... If coming from the south, east or west stay on 62 to the Sheridan road north exit. This takes you in a gate without any difficult barriers. Stay on Sheridan and the RecPlex will be on your right. Suggest you turn right just before the building then left 180 degrees to the parking in front of the building. Exit the RecPlex and return to Sheridan Road north. Stay on Sheridan until Fort Sill Blvd and turn left. Stay on Fort Sill Blvd to the end and turn left going past playgrounds. Turn right at the end of the road and immediately across the bridge is the campground on your right. NOW! First and foremost ... rates increased by slightly more than 4% 1 Sep 2013. Rates are now $17.00 per night and in MHO knocks the ratings way down for this park. This site (yes, I know it isn't official) as well as their own pamphlet where one pays AND the rates posted at the campsite still reflect $12.00/night. When asked about the increased costs and the discrepancies in published data the employees simply shrugged and said it wasn't their job, they just do what they are told. The folks at the RecPlex where one must register, while pleasant, were not helpful whatsoever. No instructions on how to get to the campground were given and no information about the surrounding area was available. (Yes, I asked.) And this is the main recreation complex for the base. All we were given was a very compressed map of the post on one side and Lawton on the other side. (After I asked.) The appearance of the campground suffers from the homesteaders and the grounds are kind of rundown. And the rental units are the worst as far as appearance goes. 30 Amp electric only, no showers and the restrooms could use attention. They seem to be used quite a bit by golfers in the know out on the links. I saw many tire tracks from carts and even saw them parked next to the restroom building a couple of times. The playground seems used more by locals than the campground residents and NO ONE seems to leash their pets. The only saving grace for this location is the trees. All sites to the north of the road should be able to get satellite and we had good 4G Verizon internet while here. If you must have trees, OK. I haven't checked to see if Lake Elmer Thomas rates increased as well. (Once again, the folks at the check in had no idea saying it's managed by a different organization.) If you can't get into Elmer or the rates are high, save your money, drive 50 miles west and stay at Altus AFB for $15.00.
26 March 2014
(Visited while at Sill) Also agree to what was posted on the 9th of November. There was one space open when I went there but did talk to one camper; he said that he had the same problems that I had trying to contact someone (the reason I stayed at Lk Elmer). There issues of getting in here, if there is a Graduation scheduled the spaces are taken quickly. The big advantage is, it’s just minutes from all the facilities on base, museums, stables, golf and almost anything else you can imagine. Like it was said before, $12 bucks is a great deal.
November 9, 2013
Visited this RV Park to check it out. Campground was full, except for the 2 dry camping sites. Pretty and quiet location, but nothing real fancy. Restrooms are getting old and showing their age. They were not very clean, but not real dirty either. A couple FHU sites are taken by rental trailers, leaving only 6 FHU sites for campers. Some other sites had long-term campers in them. For the current rate of $12 for a FHU site, this is still a good deal.
6 Sept 2013
Small park with 7 sites, two dry sites and 5 full hook ups. Don't depend on the bathroom facilities. Gravel sites under trees. Trees did not help much with the 103 degree temps, but better than nothing. Very convenient to main base (two minutes.) There is another RV park on Post, with many more sites with full hook ups, but it is 8 miles from main post out by the lake and I have not seen it. We have a daughter stationed here so this park is great for us. I would stay here before the lake park, if you can get it, especially if you are planning to do things or visit people on main Post.
29 Oct-3 Nov 2012
As stated in a previous review, limited sites because of the rentals. A couple more sites had the homesteaders, complete with boat and numerous vehicles. The site I had was #1 and it had a turnaround right beside it. The bathroom was directly behind the site, so every construction worker zoomed into the turnaround on the gravel drive making their quickest dash to the bathroom, dust a-flying. Bathroom wasn't stocked, so I guess they brought their own. The sites were okay, with new railroad ties being installed marking the sites. The site was full hookup and all worked well. The RR ties do need a break in between to allow sewer hose to remain level for dumping. The site was on the direct approach for the AAF and several flights during the evening were loud, but tolerable. I'm previously a cannon cocker and loved the impact sounds. We are prior military staying on a military base listening to the sound of freedom and will never complain about that. Loved the deer in the area everyday. I will stay again.
30 Oct 12
Very nice place, but call for reservations before coming -- they only have about 4 or 5 spots since some of the sites are filled with MWR trailers that are for rent. Sites 3, 7, and 8 are satellite friendly. Birds, squirrels, and the ever present sound of freedom from artillery practice. Stayed two nights and loved.
April 3, 2009
T.L. left this review using the Directory software: Couldn't get local TV, but managed to get satellite thru the trees, not too many leaves on the trees this time of the year.
1 - 7 May 07
Had a wonderful experience. For the first day, I was in overflow until my spot opened up. Grass was a bit high in the overflow, but was still a quiet place to park. I was parked in spot #4. Large lot, plenty of room for a large rig and several vehicles for visitors or a boat. Will definitely return with my family!
We just began Fulltimming and this was our first stop. Very nice campground, quiet, refreshing, located among trees. Grassy sites with full hookups. Great people at MWR friendly, helpful and seem to enjoy helping others.