Peregrine Pines FamCamp

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Peregrine Pines FamCamp

Location

Installation
USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
GPS Coordinates
39.00639, -104.840179
Location Information
USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
RV Gate Coordinates
38.955 -104.814

Directions

Directions
RV's can enter at either North Gate or the South Gate. The North Gate is a little closer to the FamCamp. ---- NORTH GATE: Exit I-25 at exit 156 onto North Gate Blvd. heading West (to the Academy). Once through the gate, go about 1 mile and turn left at the B-52 display onto Stadium Blvd. Go about 1.3 miles to Academy Drive on your right - but turn left off Stadium Blvd. then an immediate left to the campground. ---- SOUTH GATE: Exit I-25 at exit 150 onto South Gate Blvd. Travel Northwest approx. 2.5 miles. After crossing the bridge over the railroad tracks, South Gate Blvd then curves to the right, which turns into Stadium Blvd. Follow Stadium Blvd approximately 2 miles to campground entrance across from Academy Dr. Turn right off Stadium Blvd. then an immediate left to the campground.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(719) 333-4980 (Weekdays, May - Nov). (719) 333-4356 (Nov - Apr)
Mailing Address
Outdoor Recreation Center, PO Box 249, USAF Academy, CO 80840-0217

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, Cadets, DoD Civilians, Guests.
Season
Year round, depending on weather conditions.
Reservations
Reservations for camping are highly recommended for May 1 through Oct. 7, and can be made only by eligible patrons. Reservations are accepted up to 90 days prior to arrival for Active Duty and 60 days for all other eligible users by calling Peregrine Pines FamCamp at (719) 333-4980, 7 days a week, Sun - Thur 9am -6pm and Fri/Sat - 9am -8pm through Oct 3, 2017. Campers are charged per night per site. There is no discount for weekly or monthly stays. Check in time is 12 noon with check out at 11 a.m. Reservations will be held until 9 a.m. the next day; after that time the reservation is considered cancelled. Failure to show up or cancel a reservation may result in a one-night cancellation fee. If you do not notify Famcamp within 48 hours that you would like to cancel, a one night fee may be charged.
Internet Access
Free MIFI Hot Spots located at the 2 bathhouses and the office. If anyone wants to rent a MIFI for their RV they can do so at the office for $5/day, $25 week and $60 for a 30 day stay. Verizon EVDO, Sprint, and AT&T Broadband cards work in the campground.
Mail Forwarding
USPS: (Your name), c/o FamCamp, USAFA, CO 80840. (Base post office). -- UPS/FedEx/DHL: (Your name and site#), 9022 Pergrine Drive, USAFA, CO, 80840
Pet Information
Normal leash and clean-up rules. Pet clean up bags are located on some of the dumpster stations in the park. All pets staying longer than a 2 week period must be registered within 10 days of arrival at the Base Veterinary Services. Ask for instructions during check-in.
Campground Information
Rates are based on length of your RV and military status. 34' and shorter and military/DOD have the lowest rates. 35' and longer and civilian guest have the highest rates. Max stay limit of 30 days between May 1st - Oct. 7th. Unlimited stay during winter. Tents and Guests are limited to a 14-day stay. Winter rates are Oct. 1 through March 31. $5 additional charge for sponsored guests in their own RV site. $3 additional charge for sponsored guests in tent sites. Summer is May 1 - Oct 3, 2017. Winter is Oct 3, 2017 - March 31, 2018. Monthly rate during the winter based on calendar month and prorated if arriving outside of the 1st day of the calendar month. See rate at office for winter rates. Ask office for which sites can get satellite signal. Dates and rates of opening and closing may vary at the FamCamp due to Air Force Academy requirements. Please check with Peregrine Pines FamCamp for actual dates and rates for the present year. The office is open Sun - Thurs 9am until 6pm, Fri - Sat 9am - 8pm. These hours are effective May 1 - Oct 7, 2017. Late arrivals will be contacted by the campground Staff and notified where they can find their welcome packet and then come into the office the following day to sign and pay.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
USAF Academy, Cadet Chapel, Visitors center, Volleyball.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Museum
  • Hospital, Clinic

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Gravel
105
W/30,50A/S
$25 - $32
N/A
N/A
Tent
10
None
$12 - $15
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Guns are prohibited in the campground and on the Air Force Academy. Guests must stop at the Southgate (exit 150) and declare their weapon. They will then be escorted down to security forces where it will be tagged and locked in security forces locker. If a gun is found in the campground, the guest will be asked to leave immediately.
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Weather Information

The camp has 105 wooded sites for camping, all with electrical, water and sewage hookups. There are also 8 tent sites. In addition, there are picnic tables, barbecue grills, trash receptacles, level parking spaces and many pull-through sites. There are additional primitive camping sites with a water station. The FamCamp is open year-round depending on weather conditions.

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Oct 2016

This is an awesome campground. You can't beat the location, the price, or the wooded setting. The sites are all mostly level and pretty easy to get into and there are trees everywhere with playgrounds for the kids. The facilities are a little older but still work just fine. We loved camping here.

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26 - 28 Aug and 27 Sep - 1 Oct 2016

Possibly our favorite FAMCAMP. If our schedule would allow it, we'd spend a full 30 days here every summer. We've had ups and downs here, but both recent visits were great. FAMCMAP staff were great. Even if rates go up to $30 per night it's still a great value for this area. We find the newly renovated North Gate easier to maneuver through with our 40Ft Motorhome, towing. However, since it's the visitor entrance, the line at North Gate can get pretty long and slow at peak hours. One thing I can't figure out is why they don't do something about the high water pressure. At Crow Creek on FE Warren they have a water pressure regulator on every riser. Municipalities generally regulate their water pressure. It would seem to be a pretty low cost item to put a water regulator on the line incoming into the FAMCAMP. If the overnight spikes the camp staff claims are correct (up to 150psi), I'm sure water pressure into the base housing areas is regulated, as the claimed pressure is above what most house systems are rated for. It is easy enough to use a pressure regulator on ones water line, but RV water pressure regulators are generally not well-made and don't eliminate all risk. The sites are not real level, but we've always been able to level our MH. We ask for a satellite friendly site when making our reservation and staff has always managed to get us into one.

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August 24-Sep 23, 2016

I love this the best of all military campgrounds, mainly because of its location in the Foothills of the mountains with many nice hiking trails and other activities right the base. Very well shaded, very well managed and maintained. There is so much to do in the Colorado Springs area that if you get bored, it's your own fault. Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, Pike's Peak, Cripple Creek (and casinos), Woodland Park and Manitou Springs -- just to name a few. Commissary and Exchange are nice but small, we went to Peterson AFB and Fort Carson occasionally to use the larger facilities. The Academy Bowl on base near the Exchange has the best Cheeseburgers of anywhere. 30 days is the max stay allowed for the summer season, I would stay here all summer if I could, but I can understand the need to limit because of the popularity. You can stay longer for the winter in October after the Navy/AF game.

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11-13 Sep 2016

A very nice wooded, rustic setting. We entered through the North gate with no issues. Fam Camp is easy to find following the signs. Access to the camp site was a bit tricky through the trees. Gravel pad was mostly level but needed one block up one side. I was unable to use satellite dish due to the trees but the tv antenna worked great to pick up local broadcasting. Lots to do in the area so was a fun stay. The base gas station does NOT have diesel fuel and a bit tight for big rig. We will be back.

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September 6-9, 2016

WARNING: The directions say to use the North or the South Gate. According to the FAMCAMP that is incorrect. Only the South Gate at exit 150 should be used. Reason: The North Gate is a visitors gate and by visitor anyone with picture ID can get in that gate to attend football games etc. If something should happen to put the base on alert the North Gate will close and you will be made to turn around. Trust me, you do not want to be in that situation at the gate. You are going to have to unhook and make some wild maneuvers. The FAMCAMP has submitted a change to the Military Campground dot US but they have not been implemented yet. We made it through the North Gate but there were not security threats. Driver beware. (Editors note: I verified with security that EITHER gate can be used by RV's. They also stated that during an alert, ALL gates are closed.) With that said, Perigreen Pines is a wonderful RV park/Campground. The RV sites are spacious. The pull-through sites are extremely long in most cases and depending on the length of your MH. The 40' MH's spaces are longer in my opinion. Yes, there are trees all over the place but that is what makes it nice. Some sites have space for roof top satellite and others will require a portable for maneuverability and reception. The trees are very navigable and do not pose a problem. Well, they didn't for me. Spaces between sites is very, very good. The staff are friendly and accomodating. Enjoy.

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Aug 29 2016

Have stayed here numerous times over the years. The facility is showing its age. The sites have never been close to level. Ridiculously placed stop signs (maybe should be yield signs). The 5 mph interior speed limit would keep the dust down if it was enforced but there are so many inconsiderate campers that do not adhere to it (some 25 mph) that dust can be a major issue. Some of the staff personnel lead by example when they also disregard the speed limit. Don't mind rate increases if they cross over to facility improvements but so far have not seen any. 50 amp service was added to all sites but that was done when a major electrical power safety issue arose. There are a lot of first class Famcamps and this one, in my opinion, falls short of that classification and it is a shame being located on the Air Force Academy site and could very well set the example for all other Famcamps to follow.

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August 23, 2016

PROS: The campground itself is lovely, high up in the piney woods of the Air Force Academy. BX, Commissary are around 10-15 minutes away. Walmart 30 minutes away. Finding the FamCamp was easy. Toilets were clean. Laundry facility was clean and easily usable. CONS: Sites are very tight, especially for bigger rigs. Entering between the pine trees was a bit scary. The sites themselves are dirt. The sites are terribly uneven. I have a 44' toy hauler and the site is so uneven that I could not fully lower the ramp to take out my bike. At $24 a night this camp is overpriced, AND, I was told that the price is going up to as much as $30. Way too little in amenities for that price. The showers were so filthy that I would definitely not shower in them. On the bright side, the staff was friendly, camp was quiet except for the constant trains...but...it is an AFB, so trains are expected. So, in closing I would say that RVers need to be prepared for close quarters, to high prices, and nasty showers.

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9-15 June 2016

As others have stated, a fantastic park. Particularly like how it is laid out so that rigs are not next to each other. Very private in that sense. Nice staff. There is train noise in the distance but it didn't bother us. Comment said that they check rigs in and out: not any more. Waved right through. Someone in the park said there was a period when they did that, maybe during a security threat? Very few sites can get satellite from a roof top system. I never got wifi to work even though there were strong signals...it would not log in no matter. Wish we could have stayed longer.

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15 Sept - 5 Oct 2015

We have stayed here for overnights in the past. This was our first time spending 3 weeks at the park.  You can make reservations so you can make your plans for your visit. Checkin is easy. When you pull in to the park, there is the office. Easy parking for checkin. Staff is pleasant & helpful. The park is located under the pines. Large sites with picnic tables. We did have to watch for the burrs when the grandkids came to visit. There is a little playground by the cg office but a larger play area is located over at the picnic area right next to the cg.  The commissary is a good size. Exchange is on the small side. We were able to get the rv in to the gas station for fillup.  There is so much to do in the area! Starting with the Academy. The Chapel, the football stadium, static displays, hiking trails.  And then you go out the gates! Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, Pikes Peak and so much more! A stunningly beautiful area. So much to see & do - make a list & know you won't get it all done.  And plan to come back. It's obvious, we would happily stay here again.

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February 2016

Great spot!  I have adopted this as my "summer home" for 30 days out of the year, having spent the past two summers at Peregrine Pines.  Friendly staff, great places to walk every day, and hiking trails on the Academy grounds.  There is so much to do in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas, you can't do it all in 30 days.  Shower facilities, restrooms, and laundry facilities are very well kept and attended to daily.

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July 2015

We have stayed at Peregrine several times and will stay again on our next trip to Colorado Springs. We have a 24' tag-along without any slide-outs. The last trip was from about July 24-Aug3. The camp is easy to get to, nicely shaded and everyone I have met there, whether staff or guest, are friendly.  I consider the camp to be a quiet place, but it is close to the train track and trains do go by regularly. We have not parked on the eastern edge which would be closes to the tracks, but have stayed in the center of that area and we have not been bothered by the trains. I have used the WIFI on every trip, even worked from our trailer a time or two. It may not be the strongest WIFI signal, but it has always worked for me. Our site on this trip was not the best site, we were a little too long to fit into this site easily,there was a drop-off at the front of the site, right where our tongue jack sat. I would have preferred one with less of a drop-off right at the front, but there weren't any other available sites for the time we were there. All our other sites have been flat. there are 2 laundry facilities with 3-4 washers and dryers each. I have not had any trouble finding an open unit when I was ready to use them. They have always been clean and well cared for. I can't comment about the satellite TV access, as we do not have one. I do notice others watching TV, but have no idea if it is local or other. There are playgrounds for the kids close by. My grandkids had fun the afternoon they stopped by. There are also hiking trails and bicycle trails as well. It is hard to be bored in the CS area. I lived in Colorado Springs for almost 30 years and this is where we stay when we go back to visit. The price is better than the CO state parks, with more amenities. I recommend Peregrine Pines, just please leave me a spot whenever I plan a trip to the area.

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2-5 Jun 15

Very nice visit. We will stay there again.

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17 August 2015

This is the second time here, almost one year ago and had to return. Only did an overnight. I'll just ditto "floridacamper"in their review. As far as some of the others that reviewed. Big Rig friendly, YES it its. I have a 43' coach and had no problems getting through. Had to drop my trailer behind the office, plenty of room to get it around. Great sites, and very friendly employees, always helpful. When we arrived with tornado warning sirens sounding which made things a bit exciting. When traveling through the area I would always stop. Absolutely love this place. So much to do and see. I have to go back to some comments that others have made about "Big Rig Friendly". Look though the FC and take a look how many big rigs are in there, from 30' to 45' coaches...

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9-14 Aug 15

OK famcamp. Lots of trees thus no satellite. Sites were gravel (not too level) and some located very close together. Wifi was non-existent at the sites. They had wifi available at other areas but you would have to sit outside to use it. AF Academy is a nice location--very large installation with lots of land mass. Didn't use the facilities (laundry or shower) but went inside to check them out and they appeared clean and well taken care of. There are two 18 hole golf courses--played both. Both courses were in great shape. If I were to return to this area, would probably consider a different location.

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June 2015

Pros, cool temps in summer, some sites shaded. Cons, WIFI is a joke, cell service just OK. No cable, not big rig friendly with trees/vehicles in road. Pricey, no weekly/monthly rate. They could get good WIFI and offer longer stay rates to improve.

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July 2015

I'll start with the negatives first. OK, there are no negatives for us. Making a reservation was easy. I had to leave a message but I did receive a call back in a few hours, unlike some other famcamps I've dealt with recently. Check in was easy. I asked for a site where I could receive satellite and that's what I got. The base is very large and well kept. The mountains in the distance are very cool....I mean still snow capped. Temps in the 50's early in the morning, warming to 80's during the day. Sites are very spacious and you don't feel on top of your neighbor. The price is fair and there is lots to do in the area, i.e. Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Cripple Creek and more. The previous review mention the laundry. Maybe there are some washers and dryers at the price mentioned but we just finished using them and paid .75 for the washers and .75 for the dryers. The cheapest of this trip. It's amazing the difference between famcamps... This one is a keeper. BZ to the AF Academy.

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July 2015

We liked our stay at Peregrine Pines. We were told we had a site with satellite access but our Winegard Traveler would not lock on. Too many trees at site #43. We moved forward and backward three times to try and find an opening but to no avail. We eventually gave up and just watched local TV for a week. It was not the end of the world but we were told and we expected to get satellite TV. Site was fine, plenty of space between neighbors, mostly level and the camp staff would deliver a campfire store if you wanted one for $7 nite (first nite, then $5 after that.) The USAFA is a fantastic place to visit and a great location for the many things to do in Colorado Springs. The laundry was very reasonable at $1.75/wash and $1.25/dry. You may need a sewer hose extension. We had to hook both ours and it was maxed out. Overall very good experience. We camped in a 40' motorhome.

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June 8-July 8, 2015

We stayed a month and really enjoyed our stay. Great setting in a pine forest, with birds, squirrels, pocket gophers, and the occasional deer. We had requested a site with satellite TV access, which we got (#59). Might need to move the rig back and forth for the right position to get a signal, and if particularly windy the movement of the branches might cause some pixelation. Site wasn't very level, but again, by moving the rig back and forth a bit, we managed to get mostly level with our jacks and no additional blocks. Spacious sites with plenty of space between sites as well ... some more so than others. Front desk staff welcoming and helpful. Hiked the Falcon Trail on base -- 13 miles of up and down; great exercise and wonderful scenery. Access the base from the South Gate as recommended; lines to get in did get long at times as more often than not only one of several checkpoints was open. You might want to reconsider staying if you find train noise particularly bothersome (mostly whistles; mostly at night from our site) ... was not an issue for us. USAFA Command Center warns of lightning within 5 nautical miles. Announcements are made over the P/A system ... we appreciated the extra warning as several storms came through the area during our stay.

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3 July 2015

The overall location of the FAMCAMP was outstanding in relation to the geographical area. Bathrooms/showers & laundry room were very clean and couldn't beat the price for the stay. Although there were no fire pits, they had fire rings you could rent and firewood to purchase. There were BBQ grills however. There were two negative issues 1) The picnic table had been moved by other campers' to their area; however, the camp host was glad to rectify the issue and 2) Where we tent-camped, the train tracks were about 50 yards away and trains passed by what seemed like every 1 - 2 hours...on through the night as well. For that reason, we elected to not stay another night...and the reason for the Overall Experience rating. In the future, I would only stay if in a motor home...to help deaden the sounds of the trains.

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July 1-12, 2015

R.W. left this review using the Directory Software: - Very nice campground on the beautiful USAFA grounds. Easy access from the South gate exit 150 off I-25. Campsite good, not too close to neighbors. Only complaint is no DirecTV access through the trees. For some reason we couldn't lock on though this is a designated satellite access spot. Laundry facility nearby: .75/wash and .75 dry/45 minutes. Close to shopping. USAFA is a great place to visit. Visitors Center and Chapel a must see. We camped in our 40' Motorhome and would visit again.

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