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Agave Gulch FamCamp

Location

Installation
Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ
GPS Coordinates
32.179756, -110.860721
Location Information
Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ
RV Gate Coordinates
32.191864, -110.87523

Directions

Directions
EAST BOUND: Exit I-10 N at Alvernon Way (Exit 265). You need to turn left on Alvernon Way and THEN get in the right lane. Keep in right lane as it changes names to E Golf Links Rd. Follow road about 4.5 miles and turn right on Craycroft Rd. Go thru main gate. ---- WEST BOUND: on I-10 take exit 270 at KOLB Rd. North 6.6 miles to Golf Links then left (West) to Craycroft. Left (south) into main gate. ---- ONCE ON BASE: Left on Quijota Blvd. Go about 1.1 miles to FamCamp office on right side of street (across street from the camp site).

Contact Information

Phone Number
(520) 747-9144
Mailing Address
Agave Gulch FamCamp, 6170 Quijota Blvd, Bldg 6015, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ 85707 (Not for guests mail).

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD civilians, Guests.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Not accepted.
Internet Access
Free WiFi throughout the park, including the overflow area. 5 DSL hookups at the FamCamp office, open 24/7. Sprint and Verizon EVDO Broadband Card works in Broadband mode with good coverage.
Mail Forwarding
(Your name), c/o General Delivery, Tucson, AZ 85726-9999 (located 6 miles from base). -- FedEx, UPS, DHL: (Your name), c/o Agave Gulch FamCamp, 6170 Quijota Blvd, Bldg 6015, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ 85707
Pet Information
No limitations, other than normal leash and clean-up rules. Doggie park available.
Campground Information
21 day limit when camp is full, can be renewed for another 21 days if vacancies. FamCamp office open 7 days/week from Oct - Apr and Mon - Fri from May - Sept. Hours are 0800 to 1700. However, the lobby is open 24/7. After 1700 choose available site from board outside of office. Some backin pads, most are pull thru's. ---- Twenty-five sites in the Horseshoe are available for 3- or 6-month contracts. 3-month contracts are available for $1,890, payable on check-in. 6-month contracts are available for $3,843, payable upon check-in. No reservations. Guests can stay no more that 21 days at the park before beginning their 6-month stay. After the 6-months (183 days) you must leave the park for for 24 hours.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Auto shop.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Movie Theater
  • Post Office
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Hardstand
198
W/20,30,50A/S
$20- $25(guests)
N/A
See Camp Notes
Overflow
Unlimited
None
$9 - $15(guests)
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
If staying more than 3 days the base requires firearms to be registered with the base armory. Individuals retain possession. Forms and armory location are available to guests upon check-in at FamCamp office.
DoD Interactive Comment Evaluation

The Department of Defense (DoD) Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) system is a web-based tool that collects feedback on services provided by various organizations throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). Click the ICE logo to submit your evaluation on this campground directly to the responsible department.

Weather Information

A top-rated, popular military campground in the Arizona sunbelt. While it is full most of the time in the winter, there is plenty of overflow space and there is a fair rotation policy into the FHU sites. Received the Campers Choice Award for OVERALL BEST Military Campground in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 AND 2011 (Western USA)!

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    2007 map of Agave Gulch FamCamp
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  • Agave Gulch FamCamp Brochure
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Mar 21-24 2016

Very nice park! Staff was great too! We were fortunate to get in as a they do not take reservations; just have plan B ready and call a day ahead to get an idea. Getting advance reservations is important as Tucson is a great destination spot. Nicer parks in the area are quite expensive! Fairgrounds is an option, but farther away. We will stay again if space is available. It is a popular park and fills quickly during snowbird season. We did not use the restrooms/showers/laundry.

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June 11-15, 2016

Once again, we were here in the "off" season, also the "HOT" season. Called ahead to ensure space was available and Scott confirmed. About half of the FamCamp was closed for seasonal work, but there was still plenty to choose from. We even found a tree to camp next to :) Needed a part for my rig; it was delivered to the office well before our arrival. Notification of staff that I would be there to pick it up assured they kept it. (FedEx, UPS can be delivered to Camp Office, NOT US Mail though) Staff will give you a token for washing your rig at the RV wash - 15 minutes worth - NICE touch. Make sure all your A/C units are in top working order. They won't get much of a rest.

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(Updated: June 26, 2016)
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October 2015 - April 2016

I'll start out by saying I think Davis-Monthan FamCamp is one of the best military campgrounds. It was under the old management and it still is under the new management. Most of what makes it great is the location, the weather, the overall upkeep, and particularly under the OLD management, the fairness of it. I've been traveling for 10 years and been coming here for 9 of those. I've visited upwards of 60 other military FamCamps, and for me the thing I liked the most about this one was that you knew it was going to be fair. They posted the rules, the computer kept track of everything, and you knew where you stood. I believe claims of favoritism and cronyism under the old regime are unfounded and mostly the result of past campers that didn't get the site they wanted or thought that some people didn't have to move. My answer to that is, "Do you know that the person in that site doesn't have a medical, or maybe they just got lucky and on their due out date, there happened to be no one on the waiting list. Therefore they were allowed to re-sign up". It's just the way the ball bounces sometimes. I sincerely believe they ran it as fair as they could. I'll tell you what's unfair and it was completely out of the camp host's hands. There were healthy people who went out and got medical exceptions from a doctor just so they wouldn't have to move. Now that's garbage. Bottom line, people loved this place because it was fair and they knew where they stood. To say that all negative reviews on this site are because crony's aren't able to run the show like they did in the past is nonsense and totally unfair to those previous camp hosts who strived to do a good job. I'll say it again because it bears repeating. The computer ran the show, not the camp hosts.  It showed when people were due out, and what sites were coming open.  I think the main complaint under the NEW management was that there were way too many open sites and it seemed like there was no consistency about what time sites would be assigned. I'm not buying that all these open sites were contracted sites. First of all, most people leave something, (ie. red cone),  in their site when they leave for a short time. Second of all, I saw empty sites near me all the time, and when they were filled, it was different people that moved in. Maybe if the office knew how to work the computer system, they wouldn't have to go around to physically check sites to see if they are empty. The computer would tell them which sites were opening up for that day. By having to drive around to check for empty sites, if the person who was due out that day hadn't left yet, or they just happened to miss a site, they had no idea that site was open. That maybe why there were so many open sites. I will say it's not the office personnel fault that they did not know how to use the system or get the most out of it. They were not trained properly. Maybe before all the old camp hosts quit, the person responsible should have learned the computer system themselves.  I know for a fact on January 18, MLK Day, there were at least 9 open sites. This does not count sites that had something in them designating a contract site. And yet there was a sign on the bulletin board that said no full hookup sites available on that day. The office was closed that day for the holiday, but if they had used the computer properly, they would have known that some sites were coming open, and could have listed those as first come, first serve. The temperature that night got down into the mid 30's. I'm pretty sure, that some of those in overflow would have liked to have electric that night. This never would have happened under the old management.  I also believe that every person in that office tried to do a great job and accommodate everyone. Whenever you have a management shakeup, there are going to be growing pains. For about 10 months of the year at Davis-Monthan, running the FamCamp is probably pretty easy because the campground is not full. It gets complicated when you have 250 guests for only 200 sites or whatever the exact numbers are. I believe the current office people were not quite ready for this. I'm sure in the future, they will be much better prepared.  My next point is how does publishing a list of open sites and/or where you are on the list violate any ones Privacy Act. It may well, I just don't know how. I do know that by keeping that information to yourself, it allows you to have unlimited unaccountability. No one knows how many are on the list, what sites are open, or how it's being managed. Maybe it's just me, but I like transparency. It's obvious from the comments here, others do as well.  I have to address the previous comments from a "Pepper", who by the way sounds an awful lot like the new manager. If it isn't, I would be amazed since they know an awful lot about the previous administration and violations of the Privacy Act, etc. If it is, then shame on you for not identifying yourself as such. I have no problem with a Manager making comments about their FamCamp. They have as much a right as anyone else does and many times they can clarify issues, bring other points to light, and let the community of travelers know what is going on. But they shouldn't pretend to be a camper.  On the topic of the previous reviewers comments, and I quote, "I like the changes on the rotation to dry camp it made it fair with a quicker turn around.  The overflow policies didn't change, they just eliminated harassment throughout the FamCamp by not posting names and site numbers". Since you said that overflow policies didn't change, what is it you did that somehow made the turn around in dry camp quicker. This is absolutely hogwash. If you have a set number of sites, with a set number of people that want to move into those sites, and everyone is allowed to stay in a site 3 weeks, and then has to move into overflow and wait to come back into the park, there is nothing you can do that will change that, or make it quicker. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Unless you add more full hookup sites, which is outside your capacity as manager.  THE ONE THING YOU DID CHANGE, HOWEVER, MADE EVERY ONES STAY IN OVERFLOW LONGER. By allowing all sites open up to contracts, you subtracted from the number of sites available for rotation. Instead of say having 170 sites available for the 3 week rotation of people from overflow you now have 120 sites. That makes those that do not sign contracts, spend that much more time in overflow. For the last few years since they put in the new sites, no one has had to spend more than one, possibly two days in overflow. This year you were telling people 5 and 6 days in overflow. For some people just passing through, they will not get into an electric site.  This is exactly opposite of what you purported to have done. I also believe that the new manager has done many things that are positive for the FamCamp. As I said at the beginning, it was and is a great place to stay. The one thing people really like is knowing that they are being treated fairly. But when they think they are not, and there is no transparency or what appears to be consistency, there are going to be problems. And these are valid concerns.  In closing, I think Davis-Monthan FamCamp is a great place to stay and will remain so. I expect the office personnel to get more familiar with the system, and the problems of the past winter to be resolved for the most part. I really hope so, because I'll be back there.

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19-24 May 2016

Outstanding in every way, from when I called to ask for a UPS address to departure. Every member of staff was fantastic. There is so much that I've never seen at any other CG, FAMCAMP or Civilian. The welcome package is amazing...so much thought went in it. The doggie poop bags are a nice (and subtle) touch. The facilities are perfect and kept immaculate. The dog park is amazing...even a doggie activated water fountain and a dog bath area! Laundry room with large capacity front loaders. And the wifi is excellent. Cannot say too much about the camp and staff. 

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Jan - Mar 2016

Since I have been at the D-M FamCamp I have seen some major changes that have improved the overall quality of mine and other camper’s enjoyment. It’s the little things in life that make the biggest difference and quality of life.  I have traveled to many FamCamps, State Parks, County Parks, ect., and believe that other places could do well by following this camp as an example.  So I would like to list the positive changes to this campground that stand out  and makes it second to none.  Eliminating winter/summer camp host: In the past there were winter camp hosts that created a very hostile environment to other campers and staff, they had access to personal information of campers that violated the Privacy Act that they shouldn't have been privilege to as civilian volunteers and not government employees.  They spread rumors and showed favoritism  towards their select group of cronies, all of which have written negative comments on this site because they no longer have control and are allowed to run the FamCamp as they see fit.  By eliminating hosts the DM FamCamp was able to create jobs for the Base Community, in turn supporting the military family members on the base, and hiring retirees, how can you go wrong by providing jobs to the military and taking care of our warriors and their family members. The past camp hosts and their cronies spread hate and gossip around the camp for too many years, recording private information i.e., license plates numbers, due out dates, etc., keep in mind these are civilians regardless of rank, although I would think they would be more mature?  I felt they were stalking certain campers, treating them as whiners and complainers, only because of what their cronies would tell them or from one encounter, this creates a hostile environment.  Good riddance to them and their cronies who got everything and anything they wanted.  Dry Camp: I like the changes on the rotation to dry camp it made it fair with a quicker turn around.  The overflow policies didn't change, they just eliminated harassment throughout the FamCamp by not posting names and site numbers.  So you can't move from overflow to a full hookup before 10:00am, and yes they do go out and check sites at 10:00am to ensure when they assign one to you the other camper is already vacated the site, again so the campers aren't harassed by those who think they run the FamCamp.  Water and soda machine at the bathrooms was a great idea, thanks for the additions.  I would prefer giving my change to MWR then the stores down town. Creating a paper weight for all the picnic tables so they could leave flyers and other information on the table without it blowing away was a great idea.  Having the local schools to participate by painting the rocks and adding their touch shows pride not only with the MWR staff but with the local community and campers.  I would also like to thank the Flight Chief and Recreation Manager for their support of the FamCamp manager, it made possible for her make these changes and stand by them.  And to all of you who believe the FamCamp manager does not have RV camping experience, then maybe you should actually try to have a conversation instead of causing problems and making up lies to suit yourselves.

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4.0

Jan-Mar 2016

We have been spending 3 months Jan - Mar at Davis-Monthan Fam Camp for the past seven years. It deserves all of the high ratings and awards it has received. Last spring, 2015, new management was installed. Rather than continue a successful system the new managers had their own ideas and began to vilify previous procedures and camp hosts to implement their new "system". Their oft told anecdotes about the problems they were resolving are largely fictional - no one we know that is a regular here can confirm them. They are claiming they "fired' the camp hosts, when in fact the hosts all resigned when management violated the written rules in order to give preferential check-in to favored parties. Managing the Fam Camp from the spring of 2015 through the end of the year probably seemed easy, given that the camp is far from full then. The trouble started as the camp filled up in Dec 2015 and Jan 2016. Then the overflow crowds presented situations that the camp staff was not prepared for. Rather than stick with the tried and true, hugely successful and widely accepted rotation system that had made Davis Monthan a legend in fairness, they started "winging it". The short list of overflow rules they posted raised more questions than it answered. They lost track of open sites, resorting to driving around and counting vacancies at 10 am instead of using previously reliable computer data. We often saw sites set empty overnight, some for 2 days, when there were many people in overflow waiting. The new arrivals told us they had just been notified and were unaware the site had set empty. This happened almost every day during the January rush. The office staff offered varied excuses when the empty sites were pointed out to them. To be fair, some empty sites were those of 3 and 6 month campers who took a day or more to travel elsewhere. Their empty sites were not assignable we were told.  Different staff would announce different times to come in to get assigned from overflow to hookup sites, "around" 10 or 11 a.m. Twice we witnessed them start assigning sites 15-20 minutes early, before everyone had the chance to show up. There were no consistent rules. At the end of January they published a full page instruction sheet that helped resolve some of the uncertainty. Yet nearly everyone we met had tales of disgust with the lack of professionalism and clear rules in the camp office. The manager herself was vocally and physically confrontational to anyone she felt was being critical. Even her husband got involved in one shouting incident outside the office, declaring that Fam Campers were just a bunch of whiners. The sad fact is that the folks in charge appear to not really like people and do not understand that they are dealing with military professionals who expect rules to be clear, posted, and to apply to all. Maybe they will learn from their first season and re-establish order for next year. Maybe. This is too great a military campground to allow it to descend into the chaos so many experienced in winter of 2016.

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Jan. 24-Feb. 15, 2016

Great Famcamp!  Lots to do in the area.  Nice sites and facilities.  The procedure for getting into full hookup sites was different and not as transparent as previous year, but we were only in overflow 1 night.  I will continue to return.

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Sep 2015 then Dec-Feb 2016

First time at DM. What an outstanding place! I can truly see why this place has been a true destination place for the "snow birds". I want to thank the management and Command for all they did for us while we had numerous hospital stays while here. For the others that had commented about the rotations, GET OVER IT !!. I'm sure the changes that some others suggested have ruffled feathers, but, DM in my eyes is still a great destination for the winter. I would suggest going to the "Pima County Fairgrounds" if your unable to adjust to the changing times and start 15 more years using the County facilities, this place is super!!  While we were here one of the "snow birds" was so distraught and threatening in the office the Security Forces had to be called. From what some of the people that have been coming here for years told me they would start standing in line at the office an hour or two before they open to get a site that was checking out that morning, after securing the site at the office they would pull their rig to that site and sit there and wait until they pulled out. Now, there is none of that, your put on a list (non-contract people), the management drives around the park at 10:00am confirming departures and empty sites, then about 11:00 you're able to pull into an assigned site. Now for the last few reviewers; Its a shame that you had to make a "new" profile to make your post on this website. Its also shameful that you are trying to verbally destroy one of the best FamCamps in the Military system.  The facilities are great at DM, washer/dryers and always have something to do. The "management" is extremely helpful and courteous. Although the wifi is there and they have been working on it, it can use improvement.  Movie nights, campfire get together and the local RV dealers do BBQs at the FamCamp (Military/Veteran appreciation). The talk was that the "overflow" sites were going to be looked at converting to full hook-up sites in the future. That would make a big change too.  I cant wait to return this fall and spend another winter here. Thanks again to the DM Command and Management for helping us through such difficult times.... 

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February 2016

I agree with the previous review. We have been going to Davis Monthan (DM) for nearly 15 years.  Over that time, we found the system that was in place for managing the sites to be better and fairer than any other campground we have ever experienced.  As witness to this success, Davis Monthan has won best US Military campground many times over previous years. There was a change in both management style and policies this year and it has taken the luster off the reputation of the campground.  The management decided to allow anyone to “contract" for a long term stay in any single site (homesteading), where in the past there was only a small, designated number of long term sites.   This new policy eliminated the availability of the most desirable sites and cut down the number of sites available for shorter term stays.  Historically, DM gets very busy after January 1st and they start a process of rotation in and out of dry camping every 21 days (overflow). Because of this new policy of  a greater number of “contracted” sites, and an easy policy of medical deferrals for rotation, the wait in dry camping has been extended far beyond what was experienced in past years.   DM management has decided to put non-seasonal and shorter term visitors in a position where they are relegated to the least desirable sites and very long waits in overflow during the busiest times. Because of the problems these new policies caused, the help at the campground office has become rude and adversarial.  The attitude is particularly negative given they are dealing with career military personnel and veterans and have little personal RV experience and understanding. DM, once the jewel of the military campgrounds, has become the epitome of poor management decisions that have taken a near perfect RV Site Management System and degraded it. If you are coming to Tucson for only a short stay between January and March and you do not wish to contract for a long term site, you should think twice and possibly  look for somewhere else to stay, I suggest the Pima County Fairgrounds, great place that caters to RVers. You should be okay other times of the year. I do not recommend that DM be selected for best campground this year.

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Jan-Feb 2016

This CG still has one big thing going for it - location - but unfortunately, there have been some changes for the worse since I visited last year.  The wait to get from the dry camp area to full hookups is now 5-6 days during the busy season, and the dry camp area was full or nearly so the whole time of my visit (so be advised to have a plan B, since there might not be space in the dry camp area when you arrive).  This appears to be the result of them opening up more spaces for 3 and 6 month contracts.  When the dry camp area is full, you might as well be parked in a truck stop, with the generator noise that results.  Another negative change is that they no longer publish a list every day so that you can see what your chances are of moving to full hookups.  The whole process is very secretive. Worst of all, the woman who appears to be in charge of the office is surly and rude.  She yells at people for bizarre reasons. Everyone else in the office is polite and friendly, but its sad to watch them, because they are all walking on eggshells around the crazy lady.  They have gone to paid employees this year, rather than work campers, which means some of the people in the office aren't really understanding of RV issues. Another problem I noticed this year which was not present last year was some issues with the electricity.  I noticed my microwave operating erratically, and this cleared up after I left.  Also, for the whole time I was in the full hookup section, I noticed some of the big rigs running their generators periodically. The wifi is as bad as it ever was, but given the other issues I noticed this year, it seemed like a minor issue.  You can usually get online for simple things like email if you do it late at night or early in the morning.  Its sad to see this place going downhill.  It still is a decent value in a great location, but I think I will look for some other options in Tucson when I come back next year.

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Dec 2015 - Jan 2016

What a great place to stay when traveling!!! Five stars don't seem to do this place justice. From the location, ease of parking, cleanliness to the ever so friendly and helpful staff.  My wife and I look forward to staying here every time we travel to the west coast. my only wish is I would like to be able to reservations to ease my concerns of making certain I have a space available when I arrive, regardless of time of day. . . .that would be the icing on the cake!!  Overall this place and the staff are tops!!!!

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November 13, 2015

Stayed 1 night here on our our way to CA. The couple that was in the office was very helpful and pleasant! Only thing I was surprised about is they say that they don't usually get full until just after Christmas. I would have thought that the snow birds would fill this place up by Thanksgiving, but that doesn't seem to be the case. It seems most of the places in the "West" get mostly positive reviews..............in the "East" it seems to be mixed reviews, at best, i.E., Racoon it Tampa & Key West............. Maybe it's older over crowed, miss managed facilities, just a thought. Y'all stay back East, just kidding!

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18-21 Oct 2015

This is one of the best parks we've stayed in, be it military or commercial. The campground is extremely clean and well kept. It is not difficult to understand why Agave Gulch has won so many outstanding awards. Previous reviewers covered most of the plusses, so I just wanted to comment on the WiFi. It was terrible! BUT, on the positive side, contractor work has now begun to upgrade their entire WiFi system. If the new WiFi works as planners envision, Agave Gulch will be an absolutely perfect campground. Regardless, we will stay here again.

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October 8, 2015

This was our first visit, and it was only a one night "passing through" visit, but this is a very nice RV park and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The sites were level, gravel pads. The access roads are paved/gravel. Our site had a nice concrete patios with picnic table and the hookups were good. Given the time of year, most of the RV park was empty and the WiFi was still very spotty. It makes me wonder whether the WiFi is any good when the park is packed during the winter months. We would love to come back here during the winter months, but given that Agave Gulch does not take reservations, that probably isn't a very likely possibility.

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5 Mar-31 Mar 2015

This was our 2nd stay here and also on our list of favorites. Location is perfect for touring the area. Upon arrival we were directed to dry camp for 4 days, but next day we were moved to site 40 across from office. They are very organized in their system of moving people from dry camp to permanent spots. Ran into friends we had not seen since 2010 as well as other friends from Nellis RV park. Local RV dealers come in on occasion and sponsor lunches and bring in several rigs for viewing. If planning on doing a lot of touring, suggest you purchase the passport booklet for $18 from the office that gets you 2 for 1 entry fees. Well worth the cost. Suggest the drive to Mount Lemmon and Kitt Peak Observatory and of course the Pima Museum and Boneyard. Tubac is also an interesting area. A short drive from Tubac is Mission Tumacacori. Thank you staff for doing a great job. Amy and John Stanton

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January 20, 2015

Agave Gulch is losing its FamCamp host this month and things won't be quite the same. Pam/PJ has worked very hard to maintain order in this huge community of retirees. It's easy to guess how challenging this is, particularly if the FSS/CC won't remove unsuitable guests. Having traveled extensively with my RV (12 military Famcamps in the last 18 months), I know that Davis-Monthan is the best run, hands down. I hope they find someone equally capable to preserve this great privilege we winter wanderers all enjoy. The new laundry room on the south side of the park opened this year, and instead of it being tiny and crowded as was feared, it's enormous and has great appliances and a big folding table. Great job, DM! Sunny and warm here this month...the Annual Tucson "Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase" begins on the 31st of January and runs until mid-February. Several sites are open at this writing....

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Dec 15-19-2014

Great RV camp. Friendly staff and terrific facilities.

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1-3 Dec 2014

Staff is still outstanding. Info packet at office when check in. Dec 17 is Christmas Dinner for campers at mirage club $2 a person. Wifi still slow but not to awful right now. Contracting is working on contract to upgrade wifi, Pam got the approval just waiting for a contract and vendor. Famcamp is only about 55% occuppied right now, plenty of sites to chose from. This is still our favorite famcamp that we have stayed at so far. I will check out the new laundry and bathhouse in the 200 section later, but I am sure the other reviews are spot on.

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October 17 - 20, 2014

Very clean CG, staff was very professional and friendly. Our previous commercial CG near Deming was nearly full, gave us tons of local info and cost $14 for a one night stay WITH great internet. Agave wasn't half full and had terrible internet for $20 a night. Laundry facility is tight to move around in, but clean, reasonably priced and had good machines. Did some driving about Tuscon - a little third-worldlike, so watch for red light runners, lane changers on top of you, middle of the road folks and all the rest. We were here for a weekend and were hoping to take the boneyard tour, but that's only available during the week. Don't know as we'd want to come back unless the alternatives were worse.

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August 25-27, 2015

This was our first time here. Extremely pleasant experience starting welcoming office personnel with LOTS of information at check-in. I can't add much to the comments about facilities. WiFi left a lot to be desired: speed extremely slow (with only about 10% occupancy in the FamCamp) - use the DSL connections in the office. Wilmot Gate is OK for cars but there's a nasty speed bump that may cause big rigs to bottom out. Check it out before taking your rig through there. Auto Hobby shop has an RV wash bay! $5 for 15 minutes. Class 6 has excellent prices. Pima Air & Space and Boneyard tours a MUST. At $20/night, this is an outstanding value.

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