Fort Campbell Kentucky: In-Depth Welcome Center (2020 Edition)
Welcome to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, home of the 101st Airborne Division, the 5th Special Forces Group, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, 52nd Ordnance Group, and many more. Here you will find guides and tips to ease your transition to Fort Campbell, whether it is your first time PCSing or your tenth.
Fort Campbell has 26,000 active duty members with nearly 40,000 family members, and although nearly 2/3 of its 105,000 acre expanse is in Tennessee, its post office address is in Kentucky.
Home to the U.S. Army’s most deployed contingency forces, the base continually strives to meet the standards of excellence expected for soldiers and their families.
Continue reading for our in-depth guide on Fort Campbell to help you in your transition to your new post.
1. Where Is Fort Campbell?
2. Google Map View
3. Getting There – Directions to the Base
4. Where Should I Live Near Fort Campbell?
5. What Schools are Near Fort Campbell?
6. What’s the Weather Like in Fort Campbell?
7. Things to Do Near Fort Campbell
8. Moving Tips
9. Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel
10. Fort Campbell Gate Hours and Info
11. Hotels Near Fort Campbell
Where Is Fort Campbell?
2601 Indiana Ave
Fort Campbell, Kentucky 42223
Phone: 1 (270) 798-9467
Fort Campbell is a U.S. Army post straddling the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Nashville airport is the only airport close to Fort Campbell and there are no base sponsored transportation options, so be sure to keep your receipts if your travel is reimbursable.
Fort Campbell Kentucky Map
Fort Campbell Directions
If you have never been on base, or don’t have a valid ID, you may need to stop at the Visitor Center to check in. Click here for more information on hours, document requirements (registration, insurance, license), and directions. There are two entry points where you can do this. Contact Visitor Control Centers for additional information at 1 (270) 798-5047.
Driving Directions to Fort Campbell
If Driving Interstate 70 Eastbound
- Continue on I-70 onto I-64 east through Illinois
- Exit I-64 east to I-57 south
- Exit I-57 South to I-24 East
- Take Exit 86 on I-24 to US Route 41A South towards Fort Campbell
- Continue on US Route 41A South for about 4.2 miles to Fort Campbell, Gate 4
Note: The only gates that are open 24/7 are gate 4, gate 7, and gate 10.
Directions From Gate 4 to Kalsu Replacement Company
- When you enter gate 4, go through the main intersection between Screaming Eagle Blvd and Bastogne Ave.
- After the first set of lights continue on Screaming Eagle until you come to the 4th set of lights (Wickham Ave intersection).
- Go through the lights and turn right at the next lights onto Desert Storm.
- Kalsu Replacement is located on the left hand side of Desert Storm right across from the La Pointe Health Clinic.
Directions From Gate 1 to Army Community Service
- 1501 William C. Lee Rd
- When you enter gate 1, go through the roundabout
- Turn right onto Bastogne Ave.
- The main ACS building is located on the right hand side of Bastogne Ave.
Directions From Gate 4 to Army Community Service
- When you enter gate 4 make a left turn on to Bastogne Ave.
- Continue on Bastogne Ave – through the next set of lights.
- Continue going straight.
- Before you come to the Stop sign at the end of the road.
- Turn left into the parking lot, the main ACS Building is located here.
Several signs are posted to show directions to ACS and Replacement Company. Pay attention to the road signs as there are several providing directions to Kalsu and the ACS building. For assistance with directions, contact Army Community Service, Information and Referral at 270-798-9322 or 270-956-2935. The office is open from Monday to Friday 7:30 to 4:00 Closed on weekends and federal holidays.
Nashville International Airport
There is no shuttle service from the Nashville airport. Below are public transportation options. Always keep receipts if your travel will be reimbursed.
1. Greyhound Bus Terminal (Clarksville)
1 (931) 647-3336
2. Greyhound Bus Terminal (Nashville)
1 (615) 255-3556
3. Enterprise Rental Car (Oak Grove)
1 (270) 439-1155
4. Crown Cab (Clarksville)
1 (931) 206-5556
5. ABC & Veterans Taxi Cab (Clarksville)
1 (931) 431-3535
6. Hertz Rental (Fort Campbell – Town Center Mall)
1 (270) 640-3507
Directions from Nashville International Airport to Fort Campbell:
- Start out going South on Terminal Dr
- Continue toward arriving flights / departing flights
- Merge onto I-40 W toward Nashville I-65 / I-24
- Keep right to take I-24 W via exit 211B toward Clarksville / I-65 North / Louisville
- Keep left to take I-24 W via exit 88B toward Clarksville
- Take exit 86 US-41Alt toward Hopkinsville/Fort Campbell
- Turn left onto US-41A South/Fort Campbell Blvd at the light
- 4.2 miles from here turn right to gate 4 (main gate)
- Look for directional signs for gate numbers to enter the installation. There are 10 gates onto Fort Campbell.
Note: The only gates that are open 24/7 are gate 4, gate 7, and gate 10.
Cities Near Fort Campbell
Fort Campbell is nearly equidistant from Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee.
The major metropolitan areas near Fort Campbell where you will find off-base housing are Hopkinsville, KY to the north, and Clarksville, TN to the south. Depending on where your work is on base, you may want to consider the access gates and traffic to choose the best location. If you’d like a little more distance, you can consider Sango or Woodlawn, TN.
Where Should I Live Near Fort Campbell?
Similar to most military installations, Fort Campbell partners with non-government housing agencies on base for those eligible. For single soldiers in pay grades E1-E5 with no dependents, barracks are mandatory and the information is listed below.
Everyone, regardless of rank or marital status, is recommended to report to the housing services office (HSO) before signing any leases or agreements off post. The staff are professionally trained to facilitate your housing needs, both on and off base. Housing, especially on base, can be complicated due to wait times and surges in moves. Call well in advance before your move and start planning as soon as possible!
Fort Campbell Housing
Off Post Housing
Tel: 1 (270) 798-3808
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Tel: 1 (931) 431-9003
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday
1 (270) 798-0673
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Places to Live Near Fort Campbell
Hopkinsville, Kentucky is about 30 minutes north of Fort Campbell and home to over 30,000 residents. The city is home to many local businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies and offers a range of industries in services and manufacturing.
Clarksville, Tennessee is about 30 minutes south of Fort Campbell and home to nearly 160,000 residents. It is the fifth largest city in the state, but growing rapidly. Jimi Hendrix had his start here, and there is a lot to explore in terms of art, culture, and local businesses.
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Fort Campbell Schools
Equally important as housing, if you have or plan to have children, are the schooling and daycare options available on or off base. Be sure to check out the DOD Education Activity website for more details.
For the current school year, Fort Campbell has a total of 6 schools: 4 elementary, 1 middle, and 1 high school. Please check the website for more details.
Fort Campbell Weather
During your stay in Fort Campbell, you can expect both hot, muggy summer days and colder, wetter winter days. Temperatures year round vary between about 30 – 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Below are some more details, but be sure to plan ahead by checking the weather before your move.
The warm weather season goes from the end of May to mid-September, peaking in the third week of July.
The cold season stretches from late November to late February, the coldest being late January.
Rainy season varies, but is typically found between March and August.
Humidity can be extreme at Fort Campbell depending on the time of year. The muggiest period of the year is mid-May to late-September, during the hottest times of the year. Be sure to hydrate and plan ahead.
To find out more in-depth information on the weather in the area, visit Fort Campbell Weather: What To Expect When Moving Here.
Things to Do Near Fort Campbell
Fort Campbell offers many things to do both on and off-base. On base, you can find many amenities to include recreational centers with gyms, sports programs, golf, and more. There are also parks and playgrounds where you can hike or simply grill outdoors with your family and friends. More particular offerings such as shooting ranges, rock climbing, or paintball can also be found. Off base, you will see a range of restaurants, special events, and entertainment options.
Suggested Read: 24 Of the Best Things to Do in Fort Campbell KY
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Check-in Procedures For Incoming Personnel
All Soldiers reporting to Fort Campbell must do so at the 1st Lt. J. Robert Kalsu Replacement Company (20th Replacement) with DA Form 31, PCS Orders, Personnel File (201), medical records and dental records. You can check in 24/7 but if you check in between 5:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. you must be in the Army Combat Uniform.
Kalsu Replacement Company
Desert Storm Ave and 34th Street
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
1 (270) 798-2813
Fort Campbell Visitor Center
There are two visitor centers on base located at the TC Freeman gate and gate 7. Visitors can obtain passes there provided they present valid ID, license, proof of registration, and insurance.
For more information, visit the Visitor Center website here.
Fort Campbell Gate Hours
For a full list of times for gate hours, click here.
- TC Freeman – Open 24/7
- Gates 7 – Open 24/7
- Gate 1 – Open 24/7
- Sabre I – Open 24/7
- Sabre II – Open 24/7
Fort Campbell Hotel
IHG Army Hotels Holiday Inn Express
82 Texas Avenue Fort Campbell
Phone: 1 (270) 798-5047
Fort Campbell is a unique installation that has been home to hundreds of thousands of soldiers and their family over the last 80 years. If you live on base, much of what you need will be nearby. We encourage you to explore all that the base and the surrounding areas have to offer. Use this guide as a suggestion, but feel free to get to know your new neighbors and explore all on your own.