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.

Map

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Map of Peregrine Pines FamCamp

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
  • 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.
DoD Interactive Comment Evaluation

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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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12 Sept. 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
I didn't see any comments that mentioned the train. We left after one sleepless night. There is a train crossing next to the campground. The campground and facilities are very good, but we won't be returning. Also, the cadet chapel is closed for remodeling -- a long-term project. A disappointment, but not the reason for our negative review.
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October- November 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
The location is the best part of this FamCamp. In the winter season you basically check yourself in, find a spot and fill out a form and place in the office door. I’m not sure how they run it in the “On Season” but in the Fall/ Winter nothing really gets done. We stayed for almost a month and the change machines in the laundry rooms were never functioning and most of the washers were “out of order” most likely because they couldn’t accept any more coins. Every time I drive by the office it says closed even during the few winter hours they are supposed to be open. I was told to go to the office to show my ID and the door was locked. The manager heard me so opened the door and was rude and the opposite of welcoming. Other then that we love exploring the local areas including Pike’s Peak and Garden of the Gods. There was an unusual October snow storm which made everything beautiful.
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July 15-22, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Check in was fast and very professional. Roads were wide enough for our 43' motorhome. All utilities worked well and were well placed. We really enjoyed our time here. The campsite was level and we were not on top of our neighbor. Very nice setting in the pines! We would use it again if in the area. 
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July 7-12, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
We have been here several times & have always had a good camping experience. Check in is simple, staff was friendly, professional & helpful. I know sometimes people can have a bad day, both workers & campers but the staff here has always been professional. Road in was easy to navigate, lots of trees but they weren’t a problem. This time we had to use leveling blocks to get level. We had site 75, a pull thru gravel site on the eastern edge of the campground with nothing next to us on our patio side except trees & views. Utilities worked fine & located for easy connection. Self contained so we didn’t use the facilities. Laundry room was clean as were the washers & dryers. We will return to this FamCamp whenever we’re in this area. 
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3 - 30 June 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
Another fairly good stay. We always enjoy coming here, but as with other FAMCAMPS we’ve visited in the last year or two, maintenance seems to be slipping. There were several campsites out of service for at least a week. The camp is becoming less dog friendly. There used to be quite a few dog bag stations with trash cans attached to them. There are only a couple of stations now and all the attached trash cans have been removed. Still a good FAMCAMP overall.
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May 2019
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
1.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
Restroom were never clean!
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May 12, 2019
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Location 
 
2.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
Terribly managed famcamp. Poorly maintained roads, hanging trees, dirty bathrooms. Staff is rude!!! They pick your spot for you and you must accept it! Too much speeding in the park and no dog park for your dog to run. They are very hard on tenants with animals!!!!! We booked two weeks here, terrible staff, they put you in one spot and asked you half way through your stay to change to another. No grass all dirt, they have a 4.5 mph speed limit but their workers can drive as fast as they want around you. No dog park, don’t think of putting your dog outside in a dog run on your site cause they will not alllw it. Run down campground. Terrible management. I witnessed him yelling at fellow patron. Do yourself a favor and don’t come here.
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1Dec18 to 1Mar19
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
1.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
USAFA famcamp is being mismanaged. There are signs telling the user (Us) to help out and clean up. Interesting how there are 30-40 of us RV’rs paying $590 a month (winter rates) you’d think they could find someone to clean the bathrooms for 3-4 hrs a day for 15/hr!!!! Kinda makes you wonder why we pay fees to use the facilities since they are NON-Appropriated funds which keeps it open! Also, mis-management doesn’t like it if you are connected to water if it’s 32degrees or lower, never mind the Iowa farmers use these same water spigots year round, if you are connected she’ll charge you $50 when the rounds are made at 9am! I put up with these nitwits as they pretend work as tin cup dictators for 4 hours a day because when they are gone it’s a beautiful, quiet RV heaven even with the trains going by 5-6 per hour, winds are minimal if they do blow hard since the trees protect us and the stadium has a huge parking lot to run the pups! The trains don’t blow the whistle at all...like they used too- FYI, you will feel the rumble the further east you are and less to the west side of the camp! BX has a great amount of camping supplies in the back while The commissary has fantastic prices even with the 5% surcharge, I couldn’t believe it. I spoke with the manager there and apparently they had a come to Jesus moment a bit ago and realized that without us users -they don’t exist, so they adjusted their pricing model! Hmm, imagine that...capitalism at work, perhaps the commissary should school the famcamp since neither get appropriated monies and solely exist from a limited and dwindling user base without handouts to remain open! Time will tell! Local tv channels will bring 4 solid news/sports/weather, 1 full time weather and a healthy array of Spanish and NPR-snooze stations. If you dish or direct don’t worry, there’s plenty of places to park if you have roof mounted or portable- just see the list on the restroom info center glass box and each site shows you where is best for sat access. If you winter over there’s a cold spurt the first of December and end of Jan. Figure about 6 - 8 snow events a season with the moisture of the snow increasing starting in March since it’s warmer then, otherwise it’s dry fluffy snow single digits and teen temps-nights with Daytime its 30-40 and melts. Entrance to famcamp gets snow plowed but not inside the park, at least you can drive around to choose a site that gets south side facing exposure to the sun or completely surrounded by trees if you want but in the summer time your site is assigned. Lastly, the north gate will be under construction soon, the DOD is giving away 50ish acres to the host city to put in a boat load of hotels and shops to accommodate May graduation and their visitors so keep that in mind, also don’t forget that the north gate closes at 10PM daily- in/out traffic. Enjoy and hopefully this forum brings better service awareness and to not take advantage of we the users.
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8 September 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Very nice experience. Came in the North Gate. The Security Police were very professional and explained how to get to the RV park. The site we reserved was the best. FHU and nothing but nice surroundings with nothing but tall trees. Coming in from Southern Arizona big pine trees are always a plus. Had heard the train would be a problem but honestly it wasn't bad at all. Will definitely come back. The Air Force Academy was spectacular. One very nice military park.
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September 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Our first stay here but we will be back. Our gravel pull thru site was extra long and level. Lots of trees but we had no problem getting a sattelite signal. My ATT signal for my phone however wasn’t too great! So much space between sites and lots of open field to walk the dog. Commisaary and exchange are small but adequate. They are tearing down the chapel in January so I am glad we visited now. They say it will be 3-5 years before it is completely reconstructed. Great visitor center ( be sure to watch the film), propane at a very reasonable price and friendly and helpful staff. Picnic table at every site. Road are easy to navigate. Great place to stay and visit all the area attractions.
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5-22 Sept 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
As others have noted and note to be repetitive - this is an excellent military campground. One tip to offer: The base Library is amazing and has a HUGE selection of DVD movies. Almost any movie you can think of is there. The Library offers a temporary library card so you can check out movies (5 at a time) or books. Since the campground does not have WIFI, movies from the library are a nice alternative. Library staff are awesome and also offers computer services for print documents or other admin. Library is located in the community center complex.
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Aug 6-14, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Shhhh.... Peregrine is one of the best Military Campgrounds. Even though it is located right across the street from the USAFA Football Stadium, it feels secluded. If you like to cycle, one can get an easy 30 miles in on Campus and the Eisenhower Golf Courses are championship quality. There is a Community Gym on campus which gets quite crowded. We did not attend, but Outdoor Rec offers a number of guided tours and trips. 
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July 22, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
One of the best campgrounds we have stayed at! Lots of room at each site and the people staying here were very friendly. The train is a little bit bothersome, but not enough to keep us awake all night. Restrooms and laundry room were clean and well maintained. 
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29 Apr - 04 May 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Excellent camp. Closest entrance is the USAFA north gate off I-25 exit 156. Late night arrivals will probably have to use south gate as north gate may be closed late at night. I think we paid something like $25/night. We had site #7 gravel pull-through, fairly level with plenty of room for our 34' fifth wheel and truck; could have stayed connected if we had wanted to. Full hookups (we used 50 amp) and water pressure was high so regulator needed. I think some sites only had 30 amp power. Did not try WIFI but was told by staff that WIFI only worked near rec room facility. Verizon worked fine. May 1st was the beginning of the season and staff was a bit spun up over that. Apparently during the summer RV's are limited to one month stays. Staff was ready for huge influx as of 1 May. Winter camping is allowed but have to disconnect water if temp forecast to drop below 32 deg F. RV skirts not allowed for some reason or another. Pretty good medium-sized BX and commissary were not too far away (but not within walking distance). Outdoor rec near BX had hiking maps for base. Two excellent USAFA golf courses were nearby and open year round. Biggest problems we had were the loud train whistles at random times especially @ 0430. Train tracks run close by the camp. A pretty camp, well-shaded in the pines. We'll return. 
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May 27, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
We enjoyed this park and the Colorado Springs area was great. However, the park is so very dusty. It has gravel roads, gravel sites and grass/sand otherwise. The park is under pine trees so grass can't really grow and, of course, Colorado Springs is painfully dry. Hence all the dust. We stayed a week and when we left our 5th wheel was disgustingly dirty. There is no wifi, but all other utilities were fine. Verizon had a good cell signal. Water pressure is very high. You need a regulator. There are train tracks very near by, but it really didn't bother us. The base is huge! and very scenic. Always look west to Pikes Peak and you won't be disappointed. We would stay there again.
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May 19, 2018 to June 2, 2018
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
We used to live near AFA and would use the FamCamp for "shakedown" cruises with 3 new RVs. So, we have been around AFA FamCamp for several years. Convenient. We have moved away and now have stayed at AFA FamCamp for extended periods the past 3 years. The AFA FamCamp is a real anomaly. Great location, reasonable rates, staff makes you feel like they are doing you a favor (not particularly friendly, often act overworked, rude on the phone), sites far from level, trees hanging down, and the worst wifi of any RV park of this size. For one of the most technologically advanced organizations on the planet, the Air Force's Academy FamCamp is so 1980s. When Res was made and during check in we emphasized that Res was THROUGH a certain date. On the last day of Res I was called and told we had to vacate the site because our Res was finished. I said no, it is finished tomorrow. They insisted we must leave. I went to office and was told that " when you say Res is through a certain date that is the date you must leave". I explained that through means through. Staff needs training in "customer focus". Wifi should be comparable to any KOA or other large RV Park.
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August 18-September 14 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Still an all-time favorite of ours. This time we stayed in Site 52 which was very nice and secluded. We will definitely return. Only thing noticed was on weekends, a little more attention could be given to the shower restroom facilities restocking with paper towels and toilet paper. There is much to do in the Colorado Springs area; the Falcon Trail is a great place to hike right on the Academy grounds. The bowling alley has great food for lunch time.
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June 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
Dont want to be too negative, but charging by unit size, and then being crammed into a site too small is ridiculous unit next to me had dogs that crapped without owners picking up. Informed staff member that could careless . If you are going to continuously raise rates, how about some improvements. I guess this revenue stream is felt to go other mwr projects .Too bad, because this is a nice park that could be so much better.
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30 July - 23 August 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Another wonderful stay! Peregrine Pines is our favorite FAMCAMP and we try to spend time here every summer. This was our eighth stay since 2012 and the staff has managed to get us into a great and satellite friendly site every time. Even though they are loud we actually like the trains. Unfortunately the prices went up this year (again). The prices are still far lower than nightly rates in nearby commercial parks, but compared to commercial park monthly rates this FAMCAMP is not as attractive as it was just a few years ago. We will continue to come here because we really like the park, but it's not the bargain it used to be. We also continue to wonder why each year management goes more and more overboard about having everyone read, initial and sign an ever more stringent set of rules about pets, rig washing, number of vehicles allowed at sites, etc. and then does absolutely zero enforcement of said rules??? Not complaining about these rules. They make sense to us, just don't understand making a huge deal about it on check-in and then nothing, no enforcement of any kind. This is a great FAMCAMP and any gripes we may have are just crotchety old folks gnawing on a bone they love. 
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Aug 16, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
The best thing about this famcamp is that the sites are far enough apart to offer good privacy. The staff is friendly and Colorado Springs has amazing weather in the summer! The negatives is that there is no wifi at the sites. We had to rent a router from the office, $25.00 for a week. Ok and for the absolute worst thing about this famcamp, through no control of their own, is the train noise. I am use trains going by and I even like the sound if it's far enough away, it can be soothing at the right noise level. I don't know where the train tracks are but it wakes me out of a deep sleep to the point that I am startled. It sounds like it is literally right next door and they blow the horn several times a night as they pass the crossing. If you are a light sleeper might want to re-consider this famcamp. I would stay again because military famcamps are less expensive that regular RV parks. I would have rated it five stars had it not been for the wifi and the darn trains!!!!
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