On our annual trip south to the Outer Banks, we spent 2 days on our southern ride and 2 days on our northern one. Really enjoyed our stay. On our southern trip we were lucky to have been placed on the sites overlooking the Potomac River. It was spectacular. On our ride back up north we were at the bottom of the hill near the entry gate. The sites were clean with new outdoor furniture on them. Nice fire pits. The base was awesome. One of the bests PX's I've been too. Very nice commissary too. We are going to come back here next year and stay a little longer on the way down. Staff at the rec center were very nice and helpful. Just a couple issues, this is a review site, right? Both sites were newly cemented pads. Neither was level. Kind of strange I thought. The one at the bottom of the hill was way off. Entering and exiting the base there were a couple exits off of 95. When we were leaving the way down, navigation took us out the southern gate. When we left, there were warning signs of a low bridge. It looked like if you were taking the 95 south exit you were ok, but if you continued on you were going to hit the bridge. Well, the bridge was before the 95 south exit. It said 13'4"'s. Our 5th wheel is 13'6". I was lucky enough to have my son behind me and we crawled under the bridge and made it. But I won't come back through there again. It's exit 161. Overall a great campground.
We stayed here for 3 months. We absolutely loved the campground. It is clean and on the water. Lots of hiking, kayaking, fishing opportunities. Very dog friendly. We have a 43' Class A and had no problems getting in or out or parking.
Very nice campground and very clean. In the summer, there are so many ospreys flying about. Their nests are about right outside your door. Prices are comparable to other local campgrounds but with easy access to amenities such as indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, commissary store, PX, etc. Depending on which site you select, Fort Belvoir campground can be cheaper than the local area campgrounds. The only suggestion I have for the camp-store is to have base maps with amenities identified. This is a great place to stay for a DC visit. Overall we are very happy with this campground.
We live in the Greater DC Metro Area (Virginia side) and are familiar with Ft. Belvoir. We have visited the Gunston Cove area numerous times before (birding, kayaking, hiking) and when we noticed the Travel Camp was now completed...decided to pull the trailer down for a stay. Enjoyed ourselves tremendously - the trailer spot was excellent, park staff were friendly and helpful, the "shore line" amenities are just about all one could ask for, and the price per day was in-line with just about everything else in the DC Metro Area (this area is expensive). The camp is quiet, clean, and well maintained...and we plan to return.
This is our first visit to this campground. The location is great for visiting the DC area. There is a ITT office on base. They have limited local tickets. We bought the Big Bus tickets at a discount. The park is very well maintained. The showers and laundry facilities are very good. We are pretty independent, so our communication with the staff was minimal. I agree that the price ($40/night) is high when compared to other military camps, however this is DC and you won't find any other campground as nice or as cheap as this one. The electrical hookups are forward of the site, but I had no problem reaching them with my standard cord. There are fire circles on each site and there is plenty of firewood available (in its natural state). You just need to go get it.