Campground Review: Navy Lake Rec Area, Millington TN

Campground: Navy Lake Recreation Area, Millington, TN

Dates: September 18-22, 2015

Campsite: next to men’s bathroom

Overall Score: 3.78 (out of 5)

Summary: Although somewhat lacking in amenities, recreation, and nearby attractions, this quiet, clean, safe, and affordable military campground is a good base camp from which to explore the Memphis area.

Recreation/Amenities: 3 out of 5 – The campground has a couple of small lakes for fishing and paddleboats. That’s about it.

Hookups & Connectivity: 4.2 out of 5 – electric, water, and (finally) sewer! No need to dump the tanks on our way out. No Wi-Fi or cable TV.

Local Vicinity Things to Do: 3 out of 5 – Not much to do in Millington, aside from shopping and restaurants. A short drive away, military/government employees can access the golf course, gymnasium, and other recreational activities on the Mid-South Naval Support Activity, Millington. A 30 to 45 minute takes you to downtown Memphis and all that it has to offer.

Cleanliness: 4.5 out of 5 – No issues. In our experience, military campgrounds tend to be cleaner than state parks.

Intangibles: 4.2 out of 5 –

Pros – Level sites, on concrete. Just $21/night.

Cons – Sites are lined up one right after the other. Not much privacy and not much of a view.

This no-frills military campground is good for a safe, quiet getaway or as a staging area to tour Memphis.

Big Steve

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