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Old 04-29-2018, 08:41 AM   #1
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Veterans and Federal camping

Some one told me there are 1/2 price RV parks for veterans is this true? And if so how do you find them. And is there a pass you can get so you can enter all federal parks for no charge? Iím a Vietnam (not disabled) veteran 67 year old fart.
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There is a lifetime pass for seniors. It costs $70. We bought ours at the entrance to a NP.
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Nearly all military bases have (RV) camp grounds, Air Farce calls them "FamCamps", other bases use different names. Most are not open to veterans unless you are disabled and possibly some other restrictions made by the local commander. Most of the RV parks are as nice as or better than a lot of civilian parks. They, like most other parks in desirable places, are really getting crowed and hard to get into. Check out "Military Parks and Campgrounds" not run by the military for the complete story, including a listing of most military parks. It is run by a military retiree and is free to view.
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There is a lifetime pass for seniors. It costs $70. We bought ours at the entrance to a NP.
I have this pass but have never tried
using it for camping .
It seems like it was only $10 when I
bought it but even at $70 it's a deal
Recently when visiting Yellowstone I
showed the pass and they waved us
right on in , motorhome , toad & all .
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It really sux that those of us serving a 4 year enlistment are completely forgotten. Unless you're a lifer or disabled you don't matter.
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That is why I donít shop at Home Depot they donít care that I served my country. But thank you Loweís they do. Army recon scout 1969-1971
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You should ask at Home Depot again. I get a 10% discount at mine nearby. Just a 3 yr service Vietnam Era.
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Nearly all military bases have (RV) camp grounds, Air Farce calls them "FamCamps", other bases use different names. Most are not open to veterans unless you are disabled and possibly some other restrictions made by the local commander. ...
Right, FamCamps are restricted to those entitled to MRW benefits.

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It really sux that those of us serving a 4 year enlistment are completely forgotten. Unless you're a lifer or disabled you don't matter.
It is not that you are forgotten, it is just that you can't have everything. Were the shoe on the other foot, the complaint would be "I did my 20" or "I am 100% SC disabled" and get nothing.
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Camped in just about every state east of the Mississippi River and haven't found a campground offering 50% veteran, active duty or retiree. Rare to find one not offer at least 10% but that's the same discount you can also get with a Good Sam, FMCA, Passport America,,, membership.

Have stayed at several military campgrounds (retire USN) and the per night cost was about the same as other government CG's in the area. $30 to $40 a night.
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You should ask at Home Depot again. I get a 10% discount at mine nearby. Just a 3 yr service Vietnam Era.
Yep, HD has the same 10% for veterans that Lowes does.
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It really sux that those of us serving a 4 year enlistment are completely forgotten. Unless you're a lifer or disabled you don't matter.
Well that's not true, but if you want the benefits available to those who served 20+ years then serve 20+ years, not 4.
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Sweetbriar, I agree 100% with you 20-30 year lifer or disable veterans should get everything no questions asked. I see people are saying that Home Depot has given them a discount but I can tell you they donít do it in Florida Iíve tried four or five stores they all say they want to see my VA card showing that I am disabled
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As a disabled vet, you are entitled to a "Golden Access Passport" for no charge. It allows you to camp at federal sites (Corps of Engineers, etc.) for 50% off. Also, you can gain free access to other federal parks and facilities. Check out https://www.nps.gov/wica/planyourvis...ccess-card.htm. Also being a disabled vet, I got one years ago and it has been great!
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I am retired Army (now a PFC, Private Fuxxxxg Civilian) and a DAV. Famcamps can be great to why am I here? Charges seem to be based on location. Ft Meade (MD) cost is higher than most, but is close to DC. If you spend time in Florida, any veteran can get a Florida pass that gives free access to any Florida State park, NIC camping charges. Also, don't forget to ask for military discount at food places. Most will give 10% (as do most camp sites).
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