Reviews written by SamiFleck
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23 July 2012
Went to Gate 2, sign said RV's must be inspected. Pulled into line, Airmen were polite but confused as to why we were coming thru the commercial gate. Told them about the sign, they shrugged, and let us go. FamCamp was down a washboard road. 10 mi speed limit was more than we could handle. Camp is in a small depression -- hills on all sides. Very pleasant surroundings where pronghorn and white tail deer abound. Cheyenne Frontier Days in progress, and camp was full, so we got overflow -- a field with many rodent holes, but adequate. No trash cans. Observed several dogs running around unleashed. One dog was tied to a picnic table next to a tent, and the owner didn't show up for over 5 hours. The old Ft Russell housing was impressive -- a sight to behold. Worth the visit just to see that.
16 - 19 July 2012
Spent four days during the hot spell. Had no power problems. Sites were reasonably separated. We were in the pull-thru expansion area. Host and assistant were very helpful and fun to chat with. We took several day trips into the Black Hills. Received 2 phone calls from the host regarding severe weather. Luckily, severe weather happened at 2300 instead of at 1500 as predicted. Laundry was spotless and reasonably priced. We used the Commercial Gate for entrance and the Patriot Gate for exit. Gate personnel were friendly as were the BX folks we talked with.
What a fantastic place. So clean, everyone is friendly, free WiFi, free laundry. We're only 10 miles from family. No where else could we find a place this nice, and the price is the best for the area. We'll be here a lot.
August 3 - 8, 2011
If you enjoy boondocking in a wooded environment without neighbors in the immediate vicinity, yet appreciate electric and water, this FamCamp is a great fit. Neighbors are at least 30 feet away; a major mall is within a half mile; folks are generally friendly. You won't find a more pocket book friendly campground in the Anchorage area unless you need to wash more than a couple of loads of laundry each day ($1/load). Roads are dirt: in rainy times, muddy and pot holed; in dry times, dusty ... but that's the woods for you. The hosts are friendly and hardworking and wildlife pops in on occasion (moose and bear in our case.) Great hot showers. They just finished a beautiful children's play area. Just finishing up on the new dump station -- should be great. This was our second stay, and we look forward to more.
July 17 to July 19, 2010
Have been to over a dozen military campgrounds in the past three years. Have found Air Force facilities to be the best. Have visited Vandenberg Famcamp twice. Came back the second time because of our experiences the first time... and there will be more. Arrived Saturday: office closed, but host available and friendly. On Monday stopped by office to get our Famcamp Logbook stamped: was greeted with a great smile, some enjoyable banter, and helpful info. Have 2 GSDs: they loved playing fetch in the wide open fields around the Famcamp. Base facility personnel (Shoppette/BX/Gas Station) courteous and helpful. Enjoyed Wall Beach and Minuteman Beach. Wildlife (coyotes, deer, birds) a treat for critter lovers. Not having reservations a plus for us because we never know when we'll be somewhere nor for how long we'll stay. Dry camping availability if no hookup sites available a big plus in that case. VAFB is one of the best at which we've stayed.
April 19, 2010
We drove through the campground. Grassy areas, clean and well kept-up. Ditto the comments of Feb 5 - 10, 2010. Great location along the coast. Just across the CA1, is a regional park that charges $30 for full hookups.
We read complaints about traffic noise, but honestly we had more noise in some private resorts. This time of the year it is beautiful here. Billeting was very friendly and helpful. Travel to Paso Robles is 13 miles on 101 where there are lots of shops and wine/olive tasting. Only a short distance to the coast on a beautiful road. We stayed in the new site area. GREAT!!! We will return.
April 10, 2010
Very nice, quiet, shady rural primitive campground. RE location -- if you hunt, fish or want to get away from everything and enjoy nature, this is a great place. Apparently quite popular with fishermen and hunters, but during our visit, there were only 3 reserve group areas that had occupants. Keep in mind that this site costs the same as Camp Roberts and Camp Roberts has full hookups and is closer to amenities.
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