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Edwards AFB FamCamp
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Location

Installation
Edwards AFB, Lancaster, CA
GPS Coordinates
34.9178, -117.9251
Location Information
Edwards AFB, CA
RV Gate Coordinates
34.87273, -117.98832

Directions

Directions
FROM SOUTH: From SR-14, take the Rosamond Blvd exit heading East. Once through the gate, continue to Lancaster Blvd. Turn left, go .4 miles and turn left again onto Fitzgerald Blvd. Go 2 blocks and make a left on Coliseum Rd. FamCamp is located behind the Bowling Alley on your right on Lathrop St. -- FROM NORTH, WEST, or EAST: From SR-58, take the Rosamond Blvd exit heading South (Edwards AFB exit). When approaching the base gate, stay in the far right lane (marked for trucks), even if there is a cone in the road. They will move the cone for you. The other lanes are too narrow for a full size motor home. Once through the gate, continue to Lancaster Blvd. Turn right, go 3.5 miles and turn right again onto Fitzgerald Blvd. Go 2 blocks and make a left on Coliseum Rd. FamCamp is located behind the Bowling Alley on your right on Lathrop St. -- ALL: Self registration is at the welcome sign.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(661) 275-CAMP
Mailing Address
95 SPTG/SVRO, 36 N Wolfe Avenue, Bldg 7211, Edwards AFB, CA 93524-1510

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Not accepted.
Internet Access
Free WiFi available in the campground and at the BX.
Mail Forwarding
Your Name, c/o Postmaster, 1000 Kincheloe Ave., Edwards AFB, CA 93523
Pet Information
Pets allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules. Can only be walked away from the campground on OUTER ring only.
Campground Information
90 day stay limit, then you must be out for 14 days before returning. From June 1st to September 30th, there are only 15 sites available plus 2 sites just for overnight. Dump station is available. Overflow can only be used if FHU sites are full. Self registration at the welcome sign. Check back of board for available sites. For the USAF Frequent Camper log, either keep and submit your receipt or get your logbook stamped at Outdoor Recreation.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Bowling, Hobby Shops, Propane at Gas Station
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Picinic Area
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Movie Theater
  • Museum
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Post Office
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Camper
25
W/30,50A/S
$17 (Mil) - $28 (Civ)
N/A
N/A
Overflow
22
None
$5 (Mil) - $7 (Civ)
N/A
N/A
Tent
4
None
$5 (Mil) - $7 (Civ)
N/A
N/A

Other Information

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Weather Information

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March 2016

As you can see by the photos, this Famcamp is more of a close-quarters RV parking area. This is not a good place. There is nothing special about the individual campsites except they do have FHU and the price is reasonable. The Famcamp will work for an overnight stay although I will avoid it in the future. If you do decide to go for an overnight stay, I would recommend parking in the overflow area. The commissary and exchange are right across the street within easy walking distance, which was the best part of my visit. There is also a gas station/shoppette right there and a car/RV wash area nearby. There is an aviation museum close by which I'm sure is worth a visit. I believe the majority of the "campers" here are semi-permanent residents (homesteaders). The place has the feel of a low-rent trailer park if you catch my drift. I can only think that adequate housing must be difficult for this group. You have to wonder what the folks in the MWR office are thinking.

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Jan 21, 2016

I can't give any higher ratings because I always end up in overflow.  This camp is full of good old boys/DOD/??? who homestead.  it is a waste of time to think it is worth the drive from the highway to stay ----- unless you have no need for hook ups and just want to park in overflow.  it isn't even a reasonable distance from overflow to the restrooms/laundry building.  I don't mind having to share and end up in some famcamps ONCE IN A WHILE that are full but this one is for the record books.  The only reason we come back - to dry camp of course - is because there is damn little between Bakersfield and the Inland Empire around San Bernardino.  This time, we are parked in overflow along with a young family that is PCSing.  They should not have to be in overflow with homesteaders taking up all the sites!!!

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Jan 6, 2016

This was our first time visiting this park. We called & were told all spaces were full but the camp host told us to call when we arrived which we did. We were told to pull behind his space & plug into the 30 amp on his hookups & as we were just looking for overnight this worked great for us! The camp appears to be full of long-term campers so the reality of a space being available is probably pretty slim. We did not use any facilities but shopped at the commissary,  which was very nice. This would be a good spot to just overnight but it is not close to anything of interest. We did enjoy driving around looking at the base.

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October 10, 2015

Been visiting this camp ground for the past 20 years and never had to use the overflow area. This was the first time. The new stay for 90 days has closed the park to the traveling people. The park looked good. Green grass under the trees. Camp host came out and told me camp was full and that I would have to use the overflow. Oh well, if these reviews do anything to improve the facility it's worth writing a review.

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Oct 14, 2015

The Famcamp has been taken over by full timers the base CO changed to maximum stay from two weeks to 90 days with unlimited renewals and extensions, contractors and homesteaders took over the camp. We have stopped there three times in the last year and have been forced to dry camp each time.

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May 18, 2015

Directions from SR58 need updating. Take the Edwards AFB Exit. Use the right hand lane at the gate as originally indicated. From there on, there are signs directing you to FamCamp. The campground is Spartan, but adequate for a couple of days...especially for $17 a night. It definitely could use some sprucing up. After staying at the Davis-Monthan and Nellis FamCamps, this is a letdown, but different commands, different budget priorities. Host was very nice and helpful. I called the day before arrival to check on availability.

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March 27, 2015

We didn’t stay at Edwards this time due to all the RV spots being taken. However, I feel compelled to write a review anyway. If ever a military famcamp has hit the bottom of the sewer, this one is it. First, there are several long-time “residents” staying there. I counted 11 rigs that appeared to have been there for some time and I spoke to a gentleman who said most of them are DOD contractors who are working on Edwards. I can’t verify that but I can say that there is junk laying all around and under several of those RV’s. Secondly, the circle in the center of the park has weeds grown up to at least two feet high. At one time the area was kept neat and clean but not anymore. When we arrived, I looked on the board where you check in and noticed two sites were not paid for, #10 & #20. Site 10 was being taken so we checked site 20. There was a home-made “occupied” sign in that site. Technically, we could have removed the sign and parked there but we didn’t want to get in a big p&^%%ing contest so we just left. Andy, the camp host is not in the park as he works full-time and is not available to during the times he is needed. I feel that Edwards really needs a “hands on” host who is there during hours that RV’er need assistance. and possibly take care of the park. I plan to write a letter to the Wing Commander about the deplorable conditions at the famcamp.

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October 17, 2014

You know those campgrounds where dedicated camp hosts keep things squared away and in good working order? This is not one of those. It is sad to see this park fall into disrepair. Over twelve years we have seen it improve, including a new bathhouse and lounge and upgraded electric. This visit, we arrived at 1:30 PM and found one unoccupied space, #6. The electric box was damaged, the water faucet broken and the site covered in dried toilet paper. When I tried to dump, it started backing up. Perhaps that's how the site got flooded with sewage previously? Weeds several feet high separate the sites. The restroom was littered and dirty with unwashed floors, broken shower-heads (both), dirty sinks (one clogged), dirty shower curtains and walls. The rubber mats hadn't been picked up and cleaned for a long time. There is evidence of neglect everywhere. The payment envelopes were wrinkled, stained and reused many, many times. I lacked the strength to open the rusted dumpster door. No one appears to reproach speeding drivers. There are twenty snug Jack-and-Jill sites and five very spacious ones. In the years we have been staying here, we have never seen one of the big sites available. The good side? It was quiet, dark (good star-gazing) and the voltage was good.

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June 23-29, 2014

The best thing about EAFB's Famcamp is its proximity to the AF Flight Test Museum, where you can learn about the amazing history of this base and its mission. I went there 3 times during my short visit; it's just that fascinating. The second best thing is the pool, which is within walking distance of your RV. The BX and Commissary are also just around the corner. Andy, the site host, is available on weekends and by phone if you need anything, too. He was very friendly and helpful when we met. I think the photos provided on this site are outdated and ought to be replaced. I should have done that myself but didn't think of it, sorry! In any case, half the sites are so close together as to be horrid (I had a guy next door with 2 barking puppies and bad loud music that I had to say something about), while those that are nicely spaced are (it seems) permanently occupied. It was frustrating and one of the reasons I chose to leave a day and a half early. But...I am definitely going back. I really wanted to see more of the test flights (seeing the F22 was just awesome!), but the entire F35 fleet was grounded due to a tail fire on one at Eglin while I was there. I'll be passing through on my way back to Tucson, though, and look forward to a) seeing a JSF sortie, and b) finding a primo spot by sheer miracle! ;o)

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5 May - 16 May 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Edwards AFB FamCamp. We stayed in space 21 in our travel trailer. Is was quiet and had a good time here. We and our little dog liked to walk the bike/walking paths around the Base. The Restrooms/Showers are very clean. The Recreation room is clean and has exercise equipment, and a Dish satellite TV. We definitely plan to staying here again in the future.

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Feb 4th-11th, 2014

We stayed here on Feb 4th thru the 11th. If you have a large class A with the sewer hookups behind the back tire you will need a long sewer hose because the elec, water, sewer are in the middle of the space.(space 1 thru 20) The site are close together so if you have a slide and the rig next to you also does they are very close together. The best sites are 21 thru 25 because you have nobody close to you and all the services are in the rear. We stay at a few Famcamps and I noticed the food prices in the commissary and all the fast-food prices are a lot higher than at other famcamps. If you don't mind the wind this a great place to stay for a few days. I think they need more lights at night because if you come in after dark it's very hard to see were to park. Because there are no lights at the RV spots. I went out and helped a couple rigs park. After they drove around a couple of times.

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Sept 30 - Oct 1, 2013

We've stayed here before, on our way to Arizona/New Mexico, etc. Pleasant surroundings, quiet. Some interesting things to explore in the area (Borax Mine, 20 Mule Team Museum, etc.) This time, we took a day to drive to NAWS China Lake in Ridgecrest. When I logged on to enter this, I saw the article that China Lake has a FamCamp that opened shortly after we had been there. China Lake has a very nice Naval Museum of Armament and Technology, with impressive displays and history on, among other things, the Sidewinder missile.

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October 2013

P.L. left this review using the Directory software: - Getting a bit pricey for very mostly very tight sites for big rigs and needs some gravel between the sites. When it rains its mud coming out of your rig.

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Oct. 18-20, 2013

Spent a couple nights here and enjoyed our visit. They've made some improvements since our last visit - they've added gravel (rocks), removed most of the weeds, and have planted numerous trees with irrigation. Well done! While the showers/restrooms were mostly clean, they are showing their age and are worn. Even though they recently raised the nightly rates, it's still a good bargain. WiFi worked for us. We enjoyed our visit and will return again.

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June 20 - June 23, 2013

We stayed here for four nights - 20 - 23 June 2013. There are no reservations but checkin is easy and hassle free and the sign in board. The WiFi was down almost every day we were there but my MiFi worked well. We had a well shaded space with full hookups for only $15.00 per night. I walked to the BX, Commissary or Burger King every day. The new gas station next door will be open by mid July. Shower and restroom was fairly clean. I was stationed here in 1983 when they towed the B52D to the nearby museum. It was painted using Sears Weatherbeater paint and mops.

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30 Apr-4 May 2013

We have stayed at Edwards several times and have always enjoyed our visit. This review will provide you with a couple of updates. Verizon Wireless completed the upgrade to 4G LTE service on the base and now our Jetpack MiFI screams. Here in the Famcamp we are getting five bars of solid 4G service. AAFES is building a new gas station directly behind the famcamp and by the looks of the progress, we should see that completed very soon. If you have an Air Force Frequent Camper book, you must go to the Outdoor Recreation Office to get that stamped. On Fitzgerald Ave go past the BX/Commissary complex, turn right at the next street and follow that around until you come to a strip mall on the left. The MWR office is the last office.

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16 Jan 2013

D.K. left this review using the Directory software:- Have been here at least 10 times & it keeps getting a little better each time.

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Nov 2012

Spent two nights, host very helpful. Bike trails excellent. Very close to Comm and Exchange. Plan to stop again.

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January 16, 2013

We usually stay here at least one night coming and going to/from Arizona. The park has never looked better; the center area is filled with rock and recently planted trees, and looks great. The Famcamp is easy to get to and is close to the commissary and BX. We like that there are no reservations, and that has never ever been a problem to find a place to park. Site 21 - the sewer is about 4" below the concrete surface so requires a donut to connect - don't remember that issue with other sites. Some sites are not terribly level. But all in all we happily stay here once or twice a year.

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(Updated: December 09, 2012)
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7 Dec 2012

We stayed here one night enroute from Travis to Nellis. The location is perfect right off Hwy 58. Access onto base was easy, just showed ID's and the airman told us how to find the camp. It is a spartan little camp on a spartan little base, as she said as we left "Just be glad you don't have orders to stay here the next 4 years!" Nice clean shower/restroom facilities, a pleasant little day room set up with small library, TV, comfy chairs and a few books and games. The museum on base is a must-see! Great displays of the heyday of aerospace testing at Edwards. Typical static displays outside, but they have an SR71! Always like seeing that bird. The museum is just south of camp and within walking distance - just look for the buff! We also enjoyed seeing Lake Rosamund where it all happened back in the day. The base has a small but very nice BX complex and a commissary. Bowling alley, golf course and outdoor rec all within easy distance of camp. Propane at the gas station just a block from camp. There is also a very nice rest area a few miles east of the gate and I highly recommend venturing into the small town of Boron where you will find a couple more small museums. One on Air & Space and the other all about the 20 Mule Teams and early days of Boron. They are free, but we left a donation to help them keep it that way. The Borax Mine also has a museum, but we did not make it there this time. Definitely will stay there again, Edwards is a desert gem.

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