Buckley AFB FamCamp

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Location

Installation
Buckley AFB, Aurora, CO
GPS Coordinates
39.715553, -104.755062
Location Information
Buckley AFB, Aurora, CO
RV Gate Coordinates
39.69658, -104.76994 (Commercial gate)

Directions

Directions
RV's must use the commercial gate. Take I-225 to E. Mississippi Ave. exit #7. Go east for about 3.1 miles to the commercial gate on the left (S. Aspen St.). You will not have to go through the inspection shed if you possess a current military ID. Once through the commercial gate, continue on Aspen Street for about 1.75 miles (almost back to the main gate). Turn right (east) onto E. Steamboat Ave. Go about 1 mile to the campground on the left. Check-in is at Bldg. 1022.

Contact Information

Phone Number
720-847-6853

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD civilians
Season
Year round
Reservations
Reservations are accepted 60 days in advance for AD and 30 days for all others. 1 night deposit required, refundable up to the day before check-in. Balance due at check-out. Upon arrival check-in at Outdoor Recreation, 538 South Aspen Ave (Bldg 1022). Be aware that there is very little room for large trailers or motor homes in the parking lot. There is a drop box at the FamCamp service building if you are staying for just one night and arrive after business hours.
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
30 day stay limit. 3 ADA sites available. The lake by the campground is not stocked and fishing is not
permitted, contrary to what is written under the map on their website. However, there are walking trails around the lake.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Showers

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Site
38
W/20,30,50A/S
$22
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Weather Information

This NEW FamCamp was opened on April 2012. The FAMCAMP is sited adjacent the base's outdoor recreation area which includes a lake stocked with trout and other native species. The facility will provide a unique opportunity for travelers on their way to bigger vacation areas and to those that want to visit base personnel while staying in a campground setting.

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THIS IS A GREAT LOCATION FOR SITE SEEING AND VISITING MY FAMILY MEMBERS. THE LOCATION, GREAT, THE COMM. IS NEARBY THE BX AND GAS STATION ARE LOCATED ON BASE, WHAT ELSE CAN YOU ASK FOR?????
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mred37 Reviewed by mred37 November 19, 2013
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AUG.SEPT.2013

THIS IS A GREAT LOCATION FOR SITE SEEING AND VISITING MY FAMILY MEMBERS. THE LOCATION, GREAT, THE COMM. IS NEARBY THE BX AND GAS STATION ARE LOCATED ON BASE, WHAT ELSE CAN YOU ASK FOR?????

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I read the previous reviews and agree with most. I also want to thank those who commented on how to get to the campground especially the part about skipping check in until settled in the spot --- very valuable. I found the campground to be well laid out, high desert motif, good location, great paths for running/walking, good laundry/showers, and worth the price. I empathize with the previous reports on high grass but having lived on the high desert for some years I found it acceptable. I also noticed Buckley AFB does not have their outdoor services listed on ICE so cannot get command attention.
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BECK Reviewed by BECK October 12, 2013
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October 5-9, 2013

I read the previous reviews and agree with most. I also want to thank those who commented on how to get to the campground especially the part about skipping check in until settled in the spot --- very valuable. I found the campground to be well laid out, high desert motif, good location, great paths for running/walking, good laundry/showers, and worth the price. I empathize with the previous reports on high grass but having lived on the high desert for some years I found it acceptable. I also noticed Buckley AFB does not have their outdoor services listed on ICE so cannot get command attention.

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My husband and I have used this FamCamp many times and not all visits have been perfect. Our kids all live in Colorado, we did until we went full-time a few years ago, this is very convenient for us in the summer. I'm sorry for those folks who did not enjoy their stay here. I guess I(we) don't expect an RV resort and appreciate the cheap 'rent', free laundry and awesome views. Did I mention the great comissary and bx on base? We also understand that Colorado is normally part of the semi-arid highplains. This year brought never before seen rains that caused floods in the canyons,the Foothills' and the northeast plains-so yes it did get muddy here. People died, homes and crops were destroyed, 'weeds' thrived. But we were ok. We saw the rescue helicopters close up-and the emergency generators and other special equipment being readied for use. Oh, I almost forgot the jets taking off and how LOUD the engines are. I love it here.
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tombar Reviewed by tombar September 25, 2013
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June 30,2013-Sept 30,2013

My husband and I have used this FamCamp many times and not all visits have been perfect. Our kids all live in Colorado, we did until we went full-time a few years ago, this is very convenient for us in the summer. I'm sorry for those folks who did not enjoy their stay here. I guess I(we) don't expect an RV resort and appreciate the cheap 'rent', free laundry and awesome views. Did I mention the great comissary and bx on base? We also understand that Colorado is normally part of the semi-arid highplains. This year brought never before seen rains that caused floods in the canyons,the Foothills' and the northeast plains-so yes it did get muddy here. People died, homes and crops were destroyed, 'weeds' thrived. But we were ok. We saw the rescue helicopters close up-and the emergency generators and other special equipment being readied for use. Oh, I almost forgot the jets taking off and how LOUD the engines are. I love it here.

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This is our third visit since this FamCamp opened; nothing has changed. Natural Landscaping is another name for LOTS OF WEEDS, none of which are pet friendly. No WiFi, cable or dog run and, due to the recent heavy rains, lots of mud. I guess I have wonder why the $22/night price (and no weekly/monthly rate). Oh, I know; I'll bet it's due to the off base pricing (hint to BAFB Outdoor Rec: off base campgrounds all offer real amenities) John
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johnandmari Reviewed by johnandmari September 18, 2013
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Sept 16-18, 2013

This is our third visit since this FamCamp opened; nothing has changed. Natural Landscaping is another name for LOTS OF WEEDS, none of which are pet friendly. No WiFi, cable or dog run and, due to the recent heavy rains, lots of mud. I guess I have wonder why the $22/night price (and no weekly/monthly rate). Oh, I know; I'll bet it's due to the off base pricing (hint to BAFB Outdoor Rec: off base campgrounds all offer real amenities) John

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As others have stated, lots of potential but in need of TLC. Fantastic location. Can serve as a base camp to explore Denver and surrounding area. Can reserve a site but cannot specify a pull through..which we needed. Luckily we were able to get one when we arrived. Checkin is at the Outdoor Recreation building..do NOT try to take a rig of any size into that parking lot. Go to the campground, park, then check in. Supposedly there is a campground host...he needs replaced. We NEVER saw him. Vegetation had been cut..thank goodness. No hot water in bath house the entire time we were there (one week). We were told it had been out for a week. Supposedly a circuit was blown during a power outage and new one ordered. The gym was suggested as an alternate shower site. We would camp there again because of location. Warning..it gets very windy on that open field!
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knipp4la Reviewed by knipp4la August 11, 2013
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August 2013

As others have stated, lots of potential but in need of TLC. Fantastic location. Can serve as a base camp to explore Denver and surrounding area. Can reserve a site but cannot specify a pull through..which we needed. Luckily we were able to get one when we arrived. Checkin is at the Outdoor Recreation building..do NOT try to take a rig of any size into that parking lot. Go to the campground, park, then check in. Supposedly there is a campground host...he needs replaced. We NEVER saw him. Vegetation had been cut..thank goodness. No hot water in bath house the entire time we were there (one week). We were told it had been out for a week. Supposedly a circuit was blown during a power outage and new one ordered. The gym was suggested as an alternate shower site. We would camp there again because of location. Warning..it gets very windy on that open field!

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Our stay here is in 2 parts, with a 10 day gap in between as we travel to Yellowstone. Outdoor Rec took my reservation dates about 6 weeks prior to arriving with no problem, but when I called closer to arrival to add or change a date I was told, "We haven't been able to take reservations for about 3 weeks because of a computer problem, but you should be able to find a spot." Really???? We are now in the second part of our stay and really happy we have a good generator! The entire base is just odd. It is a combination of brand new facilities and what appears to be outright neglect. The Camp has a brand new bath house with 2 FREE washers and dryers, but is not given a very thorough cleaning. The maintenance is performed by civilian contractors who come in from off base. The mowing issue is ridiculous. The story I was told (By a Nat'l Guard member who operates on base and has been here for the last 2 months) is that the grounds keeping contract was terminated at the last expiration and that the "sequestration issue" has prevented them from issuing another contract. Enlisted personnel have to do the mowing, but they have no equipment! So ... they have to borrow mowers from the National Guard side of the base to cut the grass! Nat'l guard have mowers because they maintain the airfield, while the base personnel have the radar & satellites. I dunno ... sounds like a huge "cluster" to me. We are also experiencing a base wide power outage due to bad storms that went through the area last night. It has now been 24 hours with low, intermittent and finally, no power at all. Excel Power is alleged to be the culprit ... but the main gate is shut down because the huge barriers can apparently come up from the earth with no warning, and there is said to be NO manual override. Huh. Two other gates are open, but things are chaotic. I spoke to the wife of one man who was putting their rig into the secure storage lot while she waited at the Exchange. While he was in the lot the power went out again, and he was trapped inside because the keypad to open the gate for exit could not be operated! No one at the Base Switchboard knew who to contact to try and get the guy out. I hope the base Commander gets to read this comment. This park would be a lovely, lovely place to come and could really do this base proud ... but just now it is a mess. BRAND NEW pads and utilities, NEW laundry & showers ... NO HOST and NO MAINTENANCE. What a crying shame!!!
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dqcarol Reviewed by dqcarol July 21, 2013
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July 7, 2013

Our stay here is in 2 parts, with a 10 day gap in between as we travel to Yellowstone. Outdoor Rec took my reservation dates about 6 weeks prior to arriving with no problem, but when I called closer to arrival to add or change a date I was told, "We haven't been able to take reservations for about 3 weeks because of a computer problem, but you should be able to find a spot." Really???? We are now in the second part of our stay and really happy we have a good generator! The entire base is just odd. It is a combination of brand new facilities and what appears to be outright neglect. The Camp has a brand new bath house with 2 FREE washers and dryers, but is not given a very thorough cleaning. The maintenance is performed by civilian contractors who come in from off base. The mowing issue is ridiculous. The story I was told (By a Nat'l Guard member who operates on base and has been here for the last 2 months) is that the grounds keeping contract was terminated at the last expiration and that the "sequestration issue" has prevented them from issuing another contract. Enlisted personnel have to do the mowing, but they have no equipment! So ... they have to borrow mowers from the National Guard side of the base to cut the grass! Nat'l guard have mowers because they maintain the airfield, while the base personnel have the radar & satellites. I dunno ... sounds like a huge "cluster" to me. We are also experiencing a base wide power outage due to bad storms that went through the area last night. It has now been 24 hours with low, intermittent and finally, no power at all. Excel Power is alleged to be the culprit ... but the main gate is shut down because the huge barriers can apparently come up from the earth with no warning, and there is said to be NO manual override. Huh. Two other gates are open, but things are chaotic. I spoke to the wife of one man who was putting their rig into the secure storage lot while she waited at the Exchange. While he was in the lot the power went out again, and he was trapped inside because the keypad to open the gate for exit could not be operated! No one at the Base Switchboard knew who to contact to try and get the guy out. I hope the base Commander gets to read this comment. This park would be a lovely, lovely place to come and could really do this base proud ... but just now it is a mess. BRAND NEW pads and utilities, NEW laundry & showers ... NO HOST and NO MAINTENANCE. What a crying shame!!!

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Do not attempt to come to this park unless you bring your own lawn mower or weed eater. The "natural" landscaping is about 3 feet high!! This park is a disgrace to Buckley AFB and an embarrassment to the Air Force.
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gurksnis Reviewed by gurksnis July 16, 2013
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July 2013

Do not attempt to come to this park unless you bring your own lawn mower or weed eater. The "natural" landscaping is about 3 feet high!! This park is a disgrace to Buckley AFB and an embarrassment to the Air Force.

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I'll start with a positive, the free laundry was nice. I agree with with the previous comments posted. I was told, by visiting Outdoor Rec person, the grass issue was due to either Command was natural grasses growing and they could not be mowed or Facility Management was short-handed for mowing. She didn't know which and that told me she didn't have a clue. I traveled with a 2 year old and got tired of her stepping on the sticker plants, so I personally pulled all of them up. To the person that decided on the natural landscape, bring your family out the and let them play in them. The sites, for the most part, are well laid out and are somewhat level. I was told there was a camp host but their duties have not been explained to them and therefore they were not doing anything yet???? Couldn't find them to ask about it. This place has great potential and the Command needs to be made aware, which I'm doing.
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gitpicker42 Reviewed by gitpicker42 July 13, 2013
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July 5-12 2013

I'll start with a positive, the free laundry was nice. I agree with with the previous comments posted. I was told, by visiting Outdoor Rec person, the grass issue was due to either Command was natural grasses growing and they could not be mowed or Facility Management was short-handed for mowing. She didn't know which and that told me she didn't have a clue. I traveled with a 2 year old and got tired of her stepping on the sticker plants, so I personally pulled all of them up. To the person that decided on the natural landscape, bring your family out the and let them play in them. The sites, for the most part, are well laid out and are somewhat level. I was told there was a camp host but their duties have not been explained to them and therefore they were not doing anything yet???? Couldn't find them to ask about it. This place has great potential and the Command needs to be made aware, which I'm doing.

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This is clearly the unwanted stepchild of Buckley AF Base. It has a lot of potential - concrete pads, grill & picnic tables at each site. Small bath and free laundry facility. They bought 2 high end washers & dryers with a ton of options - good for a household but not for a public facility. One washer was broken when we were there. Bathroom was clean other than the sinks - toothpaste remains but that's patron laziness! The grounds are a mess - grass (where it grew) was 18+ inches high all around each campsites. When it rains mud (where the grass doesn't grow) flows down hill. We arrived on Friday PM and MWR was closed and didn't reopen until Mon. We were second in line at MWR and it took the 1 person who was allowed to operate the register 40 minutes to do one night's camping and storage for the person in front of us. Pleasant people but haven't received adequate training. When we were there the staff hadn't been trained to sell any attraction tickets and the sign said they wouldn't be selling them for the foreseeable future. There's a box mounted to a pole outside the laundry and a little note that says to fill in a form and drop in your check for $22 if you're only staying 1 night - you'd never see it unless someone told you about it. We saw rigs come in late and leave early - I don't think they paid. We didn't see a single Security or MWR personnel in the campground the entire week we were there. The campground is good for touring the Denver area and still cheaper than other campgrounds but don't expect much.
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mainer2 Reviewed by mainer2 July 11, 2013
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June 2013

This is clearly the unwanted stepchild of Buckley AF Base. It has a lot of potential - concrete pads, grill & picnic tables at each site. Small bath and free laundry facility. They bought 2 high end washers & dryers with a ton of options - good for a household but not for a public facility. One washer was broken when we were there. Bathroom was clean other than the sinks - toothpaste remains but that's patron laziness! The grounds are a mess - grass (where it grew) was 18+ inches high all around each campsites. When it rains mud (where the grass doesn't grow) flows down hill. We arrived on Friday PM and MWR was closed and didn't reopen until Mon. We were second in line at MWR and it took the 1 person who was allowed to operate the register 40 minutes to do one night's camping and storage for the person in front of us. Pleasant people but haven't received adequate training. When we were there the staff hadn't been trained to sell any attraction tickets and the sign said they wouldn't be selling them for the foreseeable future. There's a box mounted to a pole outside the laundry and a little note that says to fill in a form and drop in your check for $22 if you're only staying 1 night - you'd never see it unless someone told you about it. We saw rigs come in late and leave early - I don't think they paid. We didn't see a single Security or MWR personnel in the campground the entire week we were there. The campground is good for touring the Denver area and still cheaper than other campgrounds but don't expect much.

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This could be a great FAMCAMP. However it is not kept up. The reservation system is reported to be down for over three weeks. Grass is 2 feet tall and presents safety issues especially when leaving the grounds because there is a running track before a stop sign. Please be careful as the path is busy. With minimum care could be outstanding. Excellent Exchange and Commissary. Using the commercial gate is not an issue.
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jdikes Reviewed by jdikes July 05, 2013
Last updated: July 05, 2013
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Jul 2-3, 2013

This could be a great FAMCAMP. However it is not kept up. The reservation system is reported to be down for over three weeks. Grass is 2 feet tall and presents safety issues especially when leaving the grounds because there is a running track before a stop sign. Please be careful as the path is busy. With minimum care could be outstanding. Excellent Exchange and Commissary. Using the commercial gate is not an issue.

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As one reviewer said there is no office on site. You have to go to outdoor rec to get your post sign but the guy in the office said to stop by on the way in.....YOU DON'T WANT TO PULL IN THAT PARKING LOT WITH A BIG RIG! I'm not really sure how they can take reservations without assigning you a spot but I asked if they needed to know what spot I picked and he said no. Doesn't really sound like they care. Sites are large and they have several BIG pull throughs. It appears the grounds are not kept up at all. It's a real shame because this park could be very nice.
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Tammyt Reviewed by Tammyt June 25, 2013
Last updated: June 25, 2013
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June 25, 2013

As one reviewer said there is no office on site. You have to go to outdoor rec to get your post sign but the guy in the office said to stop by on the way in.....YOU DON'T WANT TO PULL IN THAT PARKING LOT WITH A BIG RIG! I'm not really sure how they can take reservations without assigning you a spot but I asked if they needed to know what spot I picked and he said no. Doesn't really sound like they care. Sites are large and they have several BIG pull throughs. It appears the grounds are not kept up at all. It's a real shame because this park could be very nice.

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I agree with the previous reviewer, skip this place and head to one of the other military campgrounds nearby. Grounds are a mess, tall sporadic grass, when it rains mud flows everywhere so much so my spot had inch thick dried mud on it that I cleaned up. Reservations are very disorganized, you call and pay in advance but spots are not assigned and if you arrive after hours without a reservation you can just pick a spot. So we had a reservation and had already paid but arrived later in the day and the only spots left were three broken spots. I took apart a broken water connection from one and got enough parts to fix a different spot. Of course if there is a host he is not marked and no where to be found. When these issues were brought up to the outdoor rec personnel they were not willing to help or accept any responsibility. It's a shame because the campground could be very nice, has a nice layout and is close to Denver and all of its attractions but until they get some management just skip it.
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MMWWMM222 Reviewed by MMWWMM222 June 14, 2013
Last updated: June 15, 2013
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14 JUNE 2013

I agree with the previous reviewer, skip this place and head to one of the other military campgrounds nearby. Grounds are a mess, tall sporadic grass, when it rains mud flows everywhere so much so my spot had inch thick dried mud on it that I cleaned up. Reservations are very disorganized, you call and pay in advance but spots are not assigned and if you arrive after hours without a reservation you can just pick a spot. So we had a reservation and had already paid but arrived later in the day and the only spots left were three broken spots. I took apart a broken water connection from one and got enough parts to fix a different spot. Of course if there is a host he is not marked and no where to be found. When these issues were brought up to the outdoor rec personnel they were not willing to help or accept any responsibility. It's a shame because the campground could be very nice, has a nice layout and is close to Denver and all of its attractions but until they get some management just skip it.

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First of all, the directions to get to the FAMCAMP are very good. What you don't know is that either you stop at the outdoor rec building 1022 on the way into the base or you have to go back after you select your site at the FAMCAMP. There is no set procedure. Just know that there is no office on site. The phone number listed is not a good one. Try 720-847-6853. I used the 720-847-6100 and got Beth who told me they were so busy I should call back tomorrow but she assured me that a space would be available. What I was not told was how to contact the office upon arrival but there was a couple in the laundry and they told me what to do. The grounds are a mess. Had they issued a mower I would have been happy to clean up our site. When I say the grass was over a foot high, I may still be a little short. The weather was cool so that was a plus. We stayed a week to cover the Memorial Day holiday. The fee is $22.00 a night and the free laundry does not make up for the rest. It seems as if no one is responsible for running this park well. Would advise skipping this for the Academy Famcamp!!
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vhlgafb Reviewed by vhlgafb May 21, 2013
Last updated: May 21, 2013
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May 21 2013

First of all, the directions to get to the FAMCAMP are very good. What you don't know is that either you stop at the outdoor rec building 1022 on the way into the base or you have to go back after you select your site at the FAMCAMP. There is no set procedure. Just know that there is no office on site. The phone number listed is not a good one. Try 720-847-6853. I used the 720-847-6100 and got Beth who told me they were so busy I should call back tomorrow but she assured me that a space would be available. What I was not told was how to contact the office upon arrival but there was a couple in the laundry and they told me what to do. The grounds are a mess. Had they issued a mower I would have been happy to clean up our site. When I say the grass was over a foot high, I may still be a little short. The weather was cool so that was a plus. We stayed a week to cover the Memorial Day holiday. The fee is $22.00 a night and the free laundry does not make up for the rest. It seems as if no one is responsible for running this park well. Would advise skipping this for the Academy Famcamp!!

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Sorry to hear that nothing has changed or improved at Buckley. We stayed a month last summer and had hoped to stay again this summer but we may reconsider. This famcamp as the potential to be a gold mine if just managed correctly. Very sad news.
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gurksnis Reviewed by gurksnis April 30, 2013
Last updated: May 01, 2013
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Summer 2013

Sorry to hear that nothing has changed or improved at Buckley. We stayed a month last summer and had hoped to stay again this summer but we may reconsider. This famcamp as the potential to be a gold mine if just managed correctly. Very sad news.

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First the good news, the sites are concrete and you can level easily, there are two free washers and dryers, the staff is friendly but not involved, you are close to Denver, you can walk to the commissary/BX (1.5 miles)on a paved walking path. The bad news: 1. the showers were dirty, used soap and shampoo was never removed even though they do have a cleaning team but no one checks on them and they do a terrible job, the toilets are like prison toilets (all metal with no toilet seat), it takes forever to get hot water in the showers; 2) the last reviewer was kind saying that the grass couldn't grow because of the drought, there is very little grass and what they tried to plant has been washed away by rain and snow onto the roads, 2) there are deep ruts were it appears the snow removal truck or RVs ran off the road when the roads were snow covered, 4)there are 2 dumpsters at the west end of the campground so the campers on the east end apparently use the trash cans outside of the bathhouse/laundry building and no one empties them, 5) there is a camp host but they have no duties and do not receive any compensation so they are really not camp hosts so it appears no one cares what happens at the famcamp. The famcamp is located at the end of the runway so you will hear "the sound of freedom" but they do not fly at night. There is no lake (it is being drained because birds and airplanes do not get along well), the wind blows all the time and there are no windbreaks (again trees and bushes attract birds), the near by playground consist of two swings. So if you are looking for anything other than a place to park you camper and visit Denver or the mountains you might want to go to the Air Force Academy. However, if you just need a place to park while visiting or exploring the area this famcamp is OK, it is safe has full hook ups, and I think is a little cheaper than commercial campgrounds and the state parks around Denver.
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firepup47 Reviewed by firepup47 April 01, 2013
Last updated: April 02, 2013
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1 March - 28 March 2013

First the good news, the sites are concrete and you can level easily, there are two free washers and dryers, the staff is friendly but not involved, you are close to Denver, you can walk to the commissary/BX (1.5 miles)on a paved walking path. The bad news: 1. the showers were dirty, used soap and shampoo was never removed even though they do have a cleaning team but no one checks on them and they do a terrible job, the toilets are like prison toilets (all metal with no toilet seat), it takes forever to get hot water in the showers; 2) the last reviewer was kind saying that the grass couldn't grow because of the drought, there is very little grass and what they tried to plant has been washed away by rain and snow onto the roads, 2) there are deep ruts were it appears the snow removal truck or RVs ran off the road when the roads were snow covered, 4)there are 2 dumpsters at the west end of the campground so the campers on the east end apparently use the trash cans outside of the bathhouse/laundry building and no one empties them, 5) there is a camp host but they have no duties and do not receive any compensation so they are really not camp hosts so it appears no one cares what happens at the famcamp. The famcamp is located at the end of the runway so you will hear "the sound of freedom" but they do not fly at night. There is no lake (it is being drained because birds and airplanes do not get along well), the wind blows all the time and there are no windbreaks (again trees and bushes attract birds), the near by playground consist of two swings. So if you are looking for anything other than a place to park you camper and visit Denver or the mountains you might want to go to the Air Force Academy. However, if you just need a place to park while visiting or exploring the area this famcamp is OK, it is safe has full hook ups, and I think is a little cheaper than commercial campgrounds and the state parks around Denver.

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The campground is convenient to both on and off base amenities. Didn't check out any other campgrounds in the area to compare but we like the security of being on base and having commissary, BX, fitness center and all the advantages of being on base. When you come in the commercial gate (good directions above) there is a sign that RVs are to go to right through the truck checkpoint -- ignore and go to gate. The campground itself is very well laid out. The bathrooms/showers are very nice and clean. The laundry room is in the same building and as mentioned, free. They have been trying to grow grass but with the severe drought that has been difficult. It has been mowed. The area has a tendency to be VERY windy so do not leave awnings out when not at site. We had no problems with leveling and the concrete pads with patio area are nice and wide. The hook ups are well placed. But issue with cold weather is that water pipe does not have heat strip on it -- found this strange since this is a year round campground. The folks at the Rec Center are ok with the check- in but make sure you pick your site then go register. But they really don't know anything about the campground and there is no Host. Overall they have done a good job, just hope they maintain and improve where needed.
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4.9
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5.0
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5.0
RVRamblers Reviewed by RVRamblers November 08, 2012
Last updated: November 09, 2012
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5-15 November 2012

The campground is convenient to both on and off base amenities. Didn't check out any other campgrounds in the area to compare but we like the security of being on base and having commissary, BX, fitness center and all the advantages of being on base. When you come in the commercial gate (good directions above) there is a sign that RVs are to go to right through the truck checkpoint -- ignore and go to gate. The campground itself is very well laid out. The bathrooms/showers are very nice and clean. The laundry room is in the same building and as mentioned, free. They have been trying to grow grass but with the severe drought that has been difficult. It has been mowed. The area has a tendency to be VERY windy so do not leave awnings out when not at site. We had no problems with leveling and the concrete pads with patio area are nice and wide. The hook ups are well placed. But issue with cold weather is that water pipe does not have heat strip on it -- found this strange since this is a year round campground. The folks at the Rec Center are ok with the check- in but make sure you pick your site then go register. But they really don't know anything about the campground and there is no Host. Overall they have done a good job, just hope they maintain and improve where needed.

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T.M. left this review using the Directory software: - While I agree with the other comments especially their lack of organization, it is a nice camp, large sites and free washers & dryers make up for extra cost of site. Try and fine a campground around Denver as nice as Buckley for the money.
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3.7
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy October 21, 2012
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June 2012

T.M. left this review using the Directory software: - While I agree with the other comments especially their lack of organization, it is a nice camp, large sites and free washers & dryers make up for extra cost of site. Try and fine a campground around Denver as nice as Buckley for the money.

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This is our second stop here to visit family. I first thought this new famcamp was on its way to be a very good famcamp. I think the first reviews (including mine) were optimistic. All the grass is dead (experiencing a severe drought) except around the restrooms/laundry where it is sprinkled. The camp host situation as I was told by Jeff has changed...they are looking for a camp host but there are no benefits to host here except you can stay as long as you host. No commitment, no compensation and no defined duties. Hopefully there will be a commitment from the base to put some trees in to break the wind, to replace the grass, and to do something with the pond area over the winter and next spring. Signage is still a problem, as is the check in procedure. The only famcamp signage is when you have driven the entire length of the base. If you have anything bigger than a class b van you can not go to outdoor rec to sign in and get a site because their parking lot is small and already had many vehicles parked in the parking lot. So you need to go to the campground and find a site, go back to outdoor rec and only to find out that you must move to another site since they reserve a specific site when you call in for reservations. Even with the lower ratings I gave the famcamp, it is better than local campgrounds. If you are using this as a home base to see Denver you would do well to stay here, if you are also traveling to Colorado Springs. The Academy is cheaper and has more to offer.
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3.6
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5.0
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5.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
firepup47 Reviewed by firepup47 August 22, 2012
Last updated: August 23, 2012
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August 13 - Sept 13, 2012

This is our second stop here to visit family. I first thought this new famcamp was on its way to be a very good famcamp. I think the first reviews (including mine) were optimistic. All the grass is dead (experiencing a severe drought) except around the restrooms/laundry where it is sprinkled. The camp host situation as I was told by Jeff has changed...they are looking for a camp host but there are no benefits to host here except you can stay as long as you host. No commitment, no compensation and no defined duties. Hopefully there will be a commitment from the base to put some trees in to break the wind, to replace the grass, and to do something with the pond area over the winter and next spring. Signage is still a problem, as is the check in procedure. The only famcamp signage is when you have driven the entire length of the base. If you have anything bigger than a class b van you can not go to outdoor rec to sign in and get a site because their parking lot is small and already had many vehicles parked in the parking lot. So you need to go to the campground and find a site, go back to outdoor rec and only to find out that you must move to another site since they reserve a specific site when you call in for reservations. Even with the lower ratings I gave the famcamp, it is better than local campgrounds. If you are using this as a home base to see Denver you would do well to stay here, if you are also traveling to Colorado Springs. The Academy is cheaper and has more to offer.

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Arrived at the commercial gate and found numerous traffic barriers to zig zag through. Not a problem with a 30 footer, but 40 DP's must have fun. Parked at the camp and used toad to go and sign in since they assign spaces. Really booked up that weekend, on Saturday there were about 20 units. Very little grass around camp spots, mostly weeds. Had to cut a few knee high ones around the pad. The noise from the aircraft wasn't real bad while we were there, but if you have dogs that are sensitive to sharp noises be aware of the gun fire from the hill beside the park. Skeet and trap I think. Pond is almost dry and area around it is grown up with tall weeds. I figure as the budget allows this will become a real nice park. However I think $22 is a little pricy right now, more like $15. The state parks run about $30. and are super nice.
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3.0
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bowjack Reviewed by bowjack July 14, 2012
Last updated: July 15, 2012
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13 thru 15 July 2012

Arrived at the commercial gate and found numerous traffic barriers to zig zag through. Not a problem with a 30 footer, but 40 DP's must have fun. Parked at the camp and used toad to go and sign in since they assign spaces. Really booked up that weekend, on Saturday there were about 20 units. Very little grass around camp spots, mostly weeds. Had to cut a few knee high ones around the pad. The noise from the aircraft wasn't real bad while we were there, but if you have dogs that are sensitive to sharp noises be aware of the gun fire from the hill beside the park. Skeet and trap I think. Pond is almost dry and area around it is grown up with tall weeds. I figure as the budget allows this will become a real nice park. However I think $22 is a little pricy right now, more like $15. The state parks run about $30. and are super nice.

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This is our second stay since the first part of June 2012. I concur with all the previous reviews. I am dismayed at the laxness of emptying the dumpster..it has been over a week and it is running over. Fourth of July is 2 days away and you know it won't get picked up then. I actually bought a cheap lawn watering ring and have tried to water the "grass" around our rig. The wind is bad and newbies learn quickly you can't leave your awning down for very long. Prevailing winds seem to be from the SE and are very strong, especially in the afternoon when thunderstorms build up. We are Colorado residents and yes, the state parks are VERY pricey...over $40 for a small camp up north of Denver, so $22 doesn't seem too bad. When you consider we have had 100 degree days for over a week, being plugged in to 50amp vs. running the generator 24/7, $22 seems to be a bargain. Being close to the VA hospital and clinics is a big plus for us.
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3.0
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OKIEDOKIE Reviewed by OKIEDOKIE July 02, 2012
Last updated: July 03, 2012
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June 24-July 3, 2012

This is our second stay since the first part of June 2012. I concur with all the previous reviews. I am dismayed at the laxness of emptying the dumpster..it has been over a week and it is running over. Fourth of July is 2 days away and you know it won't get picked up then. I actually bought a cheap lawn watering ring and have tried to water the "grass" around our rig. The wind is bad and newbies learn quickly you can't leave your awning down for very long. Prevailing winds seem to be from the SE and are very strong, especially in the afternoon when thunderstorms build up. We are Colorado residents and yes, the state parks are VERY pricey...over $40 for a small camp up north of Denver, so $22 doesn't seem too bad. When you consider we have had 100 degree days for over a week, being plugged in to 50amp vs. running the generator 24/7, $22 seems to be a bargain. Being close to the VA hospital and clinics is a big plus for us.

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