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)!
Agave Gulch FamCamp Featured Hot
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$9 - $15(guests)
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November 13, 2015
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.
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.
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
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....
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.
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.
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.
J.H. left this review using the Directory software: - This was our first visit to this campground and it was an excellent experience. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The facilities were well maintained. The WIFI was slow, but worked at our site. We really enjoyed the PIMA Air and Space Museum and the Bone Yard tour, which I consider a must do at this location.
June 17, /2014
Location is great. this is the desert, so I have to expect that the ground around you is not grassed, only rock. the water quality was not good, I found it cloudy, thanks for the water filter. The power supply was not without problems. I had surges that caused my plug to burn and kick my breaker. Minor problems, the base facilities are great and all was pleasant. Desert life sure is different. This time of the year it was hot, could not enjoy being outside.
If you do the math, you quickly understand why DMAFB has made a strong investment in maintaining Agave Gulch in the outstanding way that it does. It probably brings more than $150k each *month* in peak season revenue, even cut in half that's a staggering sum, and they're always at least a third full (~1.5 million/year?). Just this spring they finished building a new laundry/shower facility on the south side of Quijota Blvd, so it's clear that some of the profits are being reinvested in the "famcamp". I spent the winter here this year and enjoyed every minute of it. The grounds are impeccably clean, the laundry room has about 7 washers/dryers (soon to be twice that) and there's conveniently a coin machine within it. The seasoned, volunteer camp hosts and PJ (or Pam, the famcamp director) are also very informed and responsive. Day trips are led from the camp office, too. During my stay I was challenged by two things outside anyone's control: the coyotes who build their dens beneath the aircraft stowed in the boneyard (walking distance away)--I have a small tasty-looking dog-- and the fiercely strong winds that can make you feel like you're walking on the moon because the dust obscures the otherwise constant blue skies. However, the BX, commissary and two huge fitness centers on base are ideal. There's a bike trail just outside the front gate that will lead you along the Rillito River, too. My guess is that the sunshine makes people here so friendly; I made a number of great new friends. If you want a quiet, clean, level, full hook-up location to spend the winter in sunshine...this is it. And, if you're out by mid-May and don't arrive until October, you'll avoid the searing temperatures that are the opposite of fun. My only criticism is this, and I do hope that DM and Agave Gulch's decision-makers read this site: The existing laundry room is so ridiculously narrow that you can barely open the dryer doors, let alone permit two people to walk past one another with laundry in hand. In that glorious DOD bureaucratic way, they built the south laundry room exactly the same way. Utter stupidity. Literally and figuratively, you can do better... and should have. Oh...and...could you leave the Wilmot Gate (right next to the famcamp) open during the weekend? Not a lot to ask given what retirees bring to DMAFB and the Tucson community!
April17 to April 21 2014
Always one of my favorites. Friendly staff. Clean and well maintained. Wifi leaves a bit to be desired. But I am told they might be upgrading it in the near future.
Do not know why this FamCamp gets such good ratings, the people in the office act like they are doing you a favor to "let" you stay there, should NOT allow non-military /DOD personal stay at FamCamps. Base is great, has everything you need except diesel.
December 9, 2013
P.A. left this review using the Directory software: - Nice campground stayed here a few times with no problems, just wish that they would change there traffic pattern but it is a Air Base after all.
Dec 25, 2013 to Jan 15, 2014
Wow. I have to echo what others have said. Staff and Manager, very friendly, professional, and helpful. Great area for things to do. Outstanding campground. Has not been full yet since we arrived, was at least 25 sites available on Thur Jan 9, however Fri was down to 8. Still nobody in overflow. New bathhouse is about to be constructed for the sites down the street from office (200 area). Manager (Pam) does an outstanding job. The stay rotation policy is more than fair and applies to all patrons, no exceptions. Best I have seen yet, maybe we could get all the others to follow their lead. No homesteaders that I could find. New 3 and 6 month contracts in the horseshoe area. One bad comment, THE WIFI IS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE!!!, if you can get connected at busy times, it is slow to non existent, even with 4-T1 lines for campground. However, Pam is working on getting a new provider and/or upgraded. But, if you go to the office they have 4 dsl lines in their that work fine.
13 Nov - 23 Nov 2013
This was our first stay at a FamCamp and my first review. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly and helpful. I wish the sites were larger, but with the lack of campers while we were there, the small space wasn’t noticeable. I really liked the new addition with the lighted power stands. The WiFi worked well. The air and space museum was great. We plan on returning for a longer time.
An excellent place. No need to repeat what everyone else has said. The best deal of all is they have unlimited overflow dry camping, so you will never be turned away. Even in February (prime time for this place) we only stayed in overflow one night before getting a full hook up space.
August 29 to Sep 3, 2013
P.R. left this review using the Directory software: - How can any camp be rated "best" when the showers are antiquated, no handicapped facilities except for 2 parking spaces, the supposed handicapped shower is NOT a handicapped one. Gravel only and using a wheelchair or walker is impossible! No cable TV for those confined to the RV, I could go on and on. This not the "best" just because it has more spaces than most, therefore more votes! Stop building more sites and update the existing showers!!!