Joint Base Charleston Campground
(Shady Oaks FamCamp)

Do you want to stay in our campground?

Come and stay with us!  


The Joint Base Charleston Family Campground (or commonly referred to as FamCamp) is located on the Air Force base is open to retired Military members, 100% disabled veterans, DoD ID card holders and active duty military members not stationed at or working on Joint Base Charleston. 

We are now accepting reservations. Please keep in mind reservations can only be made over the phone. In regards to how far in advance, you can only reserve for the current month we are in and the month after that. You are still allowed to come in without a reservation as well, but if we cannot accommodate you in one of our 40+ full hook up sites with water, electric (30 & 50 amp) and sewer, you will be placed in overflow.  Overflow includes water, electric (30 & 50 amp), and septic as well, with access to a dump station and bathroom facilities if needed.

Base Access

Please make sure you have a valid military ID before you arrive, being that the FamCamp is located on the Air Force Base. We do not guarantee base access. To make sure you are eligible to access the base, please contact the Visitor's Center at (843)-963-5729

Does this sound like a place you'd like to stay?

Come on down!  Stay for a weekend or a week and explore the Charleston area.  Please note, this campground is ONLY for recreational camping and will not accommodate long term stays over 180 days.  

General Information

  • Active duty military stationed at Joint Base Charleston or DoD card holders working on or with Joint Base Charleston are not allowed to stay in the FamCamp unless on leave.

  • Check in: Between 12 PM - 5 PM with the Outdoor Recreation Center

  • Check out: 11 AM on date scheduled to leave.

  • Cash/Check/Visa/Mastercard accepted for payment.

  • Cost is $23 per night.  

  • There is a $23 NON-REFUNDABLE reservation fee when booking your stay!

Campground Address

101 Scarton Lane, Bldg 647

Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404


From Savannah/South: Take I-95 N to exit 33 for US-17 N.  Proceed on US-17 N for 56 miles, then use right lane to take I-526 E (towards North Charleston).  Follow I-526 E till I-26 and merge onto I-26 W (towards Columbia).  Take exit 211A (towards Aviation Avenue & the Air Force Base).  Follow all signs for base.  Once on base, the campground will be your second right. 

From Columbia, SC/North: From I-77, I-20 or I-95 take I-26 E (towards Charleston) and follow to exit 211A (towards Aviation Avenue & the Air Force Base).  Follow all signs for base.  Once on base campground will be your second right.

Rules and Regulations of the Campground

Please review the rules and regulations located in the PDFs below before staying at our campground.

Don't forget to pick up your local discounted tickets while you are here!

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