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Best Kept Secrets: Military Campgrounds at a Discount

Whether you are looking for a quick getaway or dreaming of a faraway destination to enjoy the great outdoors, MWR’s Best Kept Secrets: Joint Services Campgrounds and Facilities guide can help you find your perfect military campground at an affordable rate.

And now, the guide is available digitally to service members on Military OneSource, where you can search by state to pinpoint where you want to go for your family’s next adventure. You can access the guide at home or on the go, allowing you to make the most of your trip no matter your planning style.

Best Kept Secrets Campground Guide

Search by state to find the perfect place for a getaway.

The BKS guide gives you access to all the information you need to book your next getaway. You will find contact information for each location, as well as details on available amenities and activities, which can range from hiking, swimming, hunting and fishing to golf, tennis and bowling.

If you prefer glamping to camping, BKS also has you covered. You can book stays in fully furnished chalet cabins, cottages, villas or beachside cabins. There are also vacation rentals, lodges, condo units, mobile home rentals and hotels.

Traveling by recreational vehicle and looking for an RV park? BKS has you covered. Or, if it better fits your style, you might consider renting a yurt or choosing a more rustic campsite.

For those traveling outside the peak camping months, some sites also have easy access to museums, fitness centers, movie theaters or even snow skiing.

Find other vacation and activity discounts

As you plan your vacation, remember to check out all the amenities MWR offers for affordable fun. Note the MWR sites closest to your vacation spot and take advantage of the free or discounted activities.

American Forces Travel℠ Offers Big Travel Discounts

Search for great rates on airfare, hotels, cruises, rental cars and more.

American Forces Travel℠ is another place you can turn to save money on your next vacation. Eligible users include: active-duty, National Guard and reserve, U.S. Coast Guard, retired military, eligible family members, DOD appropriated fund and nonappropriated fund civilians and honorably discharged veterans.

In addition to saving on things like airfare, hotels, rental cars and cruises, you can also use American Forces Travel℠ to score discounts on concerts, theater, sporting events and more via its Secondary Ticket Marketplace.

Whether you are looking to spend a day visiting local attractions or planning a vacation, service members can also find deals by visiting their local installation Information, Tickets and Travel office.

Another great way service members can save is through the Space-A travel program. Though sometimes unpredictable, military flights are perfect for families with flexible plans and limited travel budgets. You can sign up for a Space-A flight through a military terminal up to 60 days in advance.

It’s important to take time to relax — away from the work grind. Know your leave accrual policies and use your time off to prevent burnout. Plan ahead so there isn’t a conflict with work. Make it a priority for your mental and physical health.

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