Last updated on September 22nd, 2023 at 08:36 pm
If you have access to military bases and are looking for a place to stay when visiting the Washington DC area, this campground is for you! From the superb amenities and campsites to the unrivaled location by the Potomac River and the unique exploration opportunities in Accotink Wildlife Refuge; all topped off with easy access to the wonders of Washington DC – this is one camping destination that truly checks all the boxes.
Campground Amenities and Sites
Fort Belvoir Travel Camp offers a myriad of amazing amenities and beautiful campsites that will make your stay a truly unforgettable experience. has 52 large, full hook-up (water, power, sewer) RV sites, each with a picnic table and fire ring. There is also a row of back-in sites overlooking the Potomac River. It is pricey for a military campground at $50 a night, but you have to consider the location.
In addition to the diverse lodging options, recreational facilities such as picnic areas, fire pits, and playgrounds allow you to bond with nature and fellow campers. For those seeking adventure, hiking and biking trails, as well as opportunities for fishing, this campground provides the perfect gateway to exciting outdoor activities.
A Riverside Haven on the Potomac
What truly sets Fort Belvoir Travel Camp apart is its prime riverside location on the Potomac River. This beautiful spot offers campers the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the river and savor the tranquil atmosphere that only riverside locations can provide.
For days you want to relax and enjoy the base, there is plenty to do within walking distance of the campground. This includes a park, dog runs, two fishing piers, and access Accotink Wildlife Refuge hiking trails. Outdoor Recreation offers additional services including firewood, bait, ice, ice cream, equipment rental, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, and boating. The base also has a brand-new exchange and commissary complex.
Excursions to Washington DC
The cherry on top of all these incredible offerings is Fort Belvoir Travel Camp’s proximity to the nation’s capital, Washington DC. Located a mere 22 miles from downtown DC, and just 7 miles from the Metro (Blue Line) which provides easy and traffic-free access to D.C. Fort Belvoir provides an excellent base for exploring the numerous historical, cultural, and educational attractions that the city is famous for.
Whether you choose to visit iconic sites such as the White House, the Washington Monument, or the National Mall, or delve into the fascinating world of the Smithsonian museums – a trip to Washington DC is an enriching experience for everyone, especially veterans. The great thing about visiting Washington DC is that you can on entertainment with a multitude of budget-friendly options. Read our article on Budget Friendly Fun in Washington D.C.
One of the great things about this campground is that you can make reservations up to 1 year in advance. If you make cancellations or changes within one week (7 Days) of your check-in, you will get a full refund. For additional information, please check the Fort Belvoir MWR website.
A great source of information for the Fort Belvoir campground and others is the website US Military Campgrounds and RV Parks. It provides a wealth of information including which gate to enter the installation, as well as reviews.