There are a lot of web sites with lists of supposed FEMA camps on them. I decided to go through every site I could find on a google search related to FEMA camps, then combine the lists, and find out how many there really are. Going further than that, I also wanted to know the truth about every single one of these camps.
All over the Internet various people say there are 600, sometimes 800, and lately 1,000 of these camps in North America. Interestingly enough after combining the every list I could find, I only came out to X camps in all. You can find a complete list and my analysis of each camp on the list of camps page.
The oldest list I could find on the Internet seems to originate from the American Patriot Friends Network, which is a far-right conspiracy site. It may go back even further than that, because within the list it mentions camps being constructed in 1996, in future tense. However over the last 14 years or so the list has barely changed, but a few things have changed - and I take all of those changes into account on my list. I keep ones that were removed (though only 2 were), and I add ones not on the original list that appeared later.
But going back to the original list - while it's hard to figure out where it came from, the items on the list aren't as difficult to find the origin. In the document containing the list, the author states:
There are many other locations not listed above that are worthy of consideration as a possible detention camp site, but due to space limitations and the time needed to verify, could not be included here. Virtually all military reservations, posts, bases, stations, & depots can be considered highly suspect (because it is "federal" land).
Also fitting this category are "Regional Airports" and "International Airports" which also fall under federal jurisdiction and have limited-access areas. Mental hospitals, closed hospitals & nursing homes, closed military bases, wildlife refuges, state prisons, toxic waste dumps, hotels and other areas all have varying degrees of potential for being a detention camp area. The likelihood of a site being suspect increases with transportation access to the site, including airports/airstrips, railheads, navigable waterways & ports, interstate and US highways.
Some facilities are "disguised" as industrial or commercial properties, camouflaged or even wholly contained inside large buildings (Indianapolis) or factories. Many inner-city buildings left vacant during the de-industrialization of America have been quietly acquired and held, sometimes retrofitted for their new uses.
The bolding is mine, but it does really show the mentality with FEMA camp conspiracy theorists. Essentially every single location anywhere could fit in with the FEMA camp conspiracy. It doesn't stop there either:
Our Canadian friends tell us that virtually all Canadian military bases, especially those north of the 50th Parallel, are all set up with concentration camps. Not even half of these can be listed, but here are a few sites with the massive land space to handle any population.
Similar with Canada, except every single military instillation instead of nearly every single place.
For the most part the locations in America are military instillations, actual prisons, or in a few cases open fields where it's believed by the author to be a "good location".
These are the most popular camps on the Internet and thus each one has its own article detailing everything about the camp.