Mountain Home AFB FamCamp

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Mountain Home AFB FamCamp

Location

Installation
Mountain Home AFB, ID
GPS Coordinates
43.05952, -115.86535
Location Information
Mountain Home AFB, Mountain Home, ID
RV Gate Coordinates
43.07228, -115.89555

Directions

Directions
From the West on I-84: Take exit 90, merge RIGHT onto I-84 Business. Stay on this road through town. When you pass under the railroad bridge you will be on W 6th S ST (SR51)/Airbase Road (SH67). Follow road for approximately 10 miles to Main Gate. If you are in a big rig you must use Lane 3 (far RIGHT lane). The guards will open the barrier to allow you entrance. ---- From the East on I-84: Take Exit 99Old Oregon Trail Rd. Turn left onto on to I-84BUS W/Old Oregon Trail RdI-84BUS W/Old Oregon Trail Rd. Continue for approximately 6 miles (you might notice the street name change to 3rd W Street). Turn left on to W 6th S St (SR 51)/Airbase Road (SR67). Drive approximately 10 miles to Main Gate. If in a big rig you must use Lane 3 (Far Right Lane). The guards will open barrier to allow you entrance. ---- To FamCamp: Take a Right turn at the 3rd light. Follow Ardvark Ave to Falcon Street. Turn R onto Falcon, proceed to Trap LN and turn Right. You have arrived.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(208) 828-6333
Mailing Address
366 SVS/SVRO, 775 Pine Street, Bldg 2800, Mountain Home, ID 83648-5125

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV.
Season
Year-round.
Reservations
Not accepted.
Internet Access
WiFi access is available in the lobby of the Gunfighter Service Center & at the Base Library. You may use the library computers to check and receive e-mails. Hookups provided for your laptops. Library hours are - Tuesday thru Thursday 10am to 7pm. Friday 10am to 6pm. Saturday Noon to pm.
Mail Forwarding
(Your Name), c/o General Delivery Box 5000, Mountain Home AFB, ID, 83648-5000
Pet Information
Limit two pets. Pets are NOT to be left unattended. Rule states that you "...not leave camp and leave your pet alone."
Campground Information
Rigs 40 feet and over (includes Truck-trailer/Truck-5th wheel combo) have difficulty manoeuvring this campground; sites are close together; roads are narrow. Please observe direction arrows for traffic flow & speed limit of 5 MPH inside campground! Sites at back of camp are longest & request 40ft & over use these sites when available. Stay limited to 14 days. Self registration: Select a site, place registration form on board with site number, place fee in envelope and deposit in safe. You may also pay via credit card at ODR, bldg. 2800 when open (please see camp host if ODR closed). You may sponsor visitors. Due to burrowing wildlife, the OVERFLOW areas are USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Overflow cannot be used if appropriate space is vacant.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Discounts
Pay for 6 nights and the 7th night is free. (Frequent camper coupons not accepted with this discount).
Facilities
All pull-thru sites. Propane available. Strike Dam Marina is close. Other nearby recreational activities are: Bruneau Dunes, Bruneau Canyon Overlook, Malad Gorge State Park, Three Island Crossing State Park, Bonneville Point & Remnants of the Oregon Trail, Anderson Ranch Recreation Area, Silver City, Hagerman Fossil Beds, Hagerman Fish Hatcheries, Banbury Hot Springs, Kirkham Hot Springs, Balanced Rock, Thousand Springs, Gooding City Of Rocks, Snake River Birds Of Prey Natural Area, Shoshone Falls, Craters Of The Moon National Monument and the city of Boise.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Library
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Movie Theater
  • Post Office

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Hardstand
22
W/20,30,50A/S
$15
$90
N/A
Tent
6
None
$8
$50
N/A
Overflow
Unlimited
None
$8
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Not allowed on base.
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Weather Information

Beautiful park and close to many recreational opportunities.

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July 5, 2016

First thing I would like to say is this was very BIG RIG freindly. 44 ft 5th wheel at 1 am and I pulled right in, set up and had a great night sleep. Going through the gate was easy, I pulled up to the right side and the guard ran out to open up for me. They must have added a stop light because once through the gate go 3 lights not 2 then turn right. The BX was nice and well maintained. I had a Great time, Thanks!!

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June 18, 2015

Stayed just 1 night passing through on our way to Cascade, Id.  Nice sites with easy access. Decent bath house facility & laundry. Was nice to have a carwash close as the truck & trailer were plastered with 1500 miles worth of bugs. Was able to fuel up easily & grab dinner at Pizza Hut. Utilized the BX in the morning on our way out.  Would stay here again if in the area.

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7 August 2015

Although base is off the highway a little way, approx 10 miles, once we were on base we were pleasantly surprised. We were quickly greeted by the camp host and welcomed and given options on where to park and door codes for facilities. This was not our destination, just a stop over which worked out perfectly for us. Campground was easy to locate and within walking distance to the BX and Commissary. Sites were clean and easy to navigate with a bigger rig. Would recommend as a stop over for a day or two depending on your need.

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JUL 26-01 AUG 2014

V.O. left this review using the Directory software: - VERY LITTLE OPEN/AVAILABLE AT THIS BASE. DISAPPOINTING VISIT. UNSURE WHAT HAPPENED. FAMCAMP FULL OF THISTLES. CAMP HOST WATERING WITH PORTABLE SPRINKLERS TO NOT AVAIL. APPARENTLY VERY LITTLE MONIES GOING INTO THIS FACILITY.

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5.0

June 13, 2014

MHAFB Fam Camp is a VERY decent RV park, and for the money it's outstanding! We came in late on a Friday and there were still spaces available - not alot, but we got lucky. We came late on a Friday, so called the command post and they gave us the number to SF to alert them we needed to come through the main gate, they opened up lane 3 to let us and another RV in. Their number is: 208-828-2256. We were just passing through, so only stayed one night, but after looking at all the marina has to offer we may very well come back here on vacation. Every spot is easily accessed and there is a well kept lawn and picnic table for every site - a very nice touch. The bathroom / laundry room is great, nice and clean and the laundry is only .50 per load. One dryer was out of order, but the other dryer handled both of my loads just fine, thoroughly dried. The showers were great, good water pressure, clean, new shower fixtures enabled you to adjust to your perfect setting. We stayed here in a travel trailer with 4 children. Mountain Home is a nice little town too. My only complaint would be that it's 10 miles off the highway, but when you leave there is a bypass you can take to get you back to 84 North, but it comes up on you quickly, so have your GPS zoomed in so you don't miss it, we missed it and went through Mountain Home, no big deal. My final rating for this camp is OUTSTANDING!! Easy in / Easy out.

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6-12 June 2014

This is an excellent park. My only recommendations are for more signage when entering from the Commercial Gate, as well as direction of travel once inside the park. Also once in the park it would be nice to know where the BX, Commissary and other facilities were located on base. Granted it's a small base so we were able to drive around and find everything. My point is if a map was located on the wall where you self check-in, it would have saved a couple gallons of diesel.

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4.0

May 2014

The Famcamp is great for the price. Laundry is only .50 per load. The place to eat is at the bowling alley. They have fixed it up much better than some off base sandwich shops. I would give the bowling alley snack bar 5 stars! The BX and commissary are small. It all correlates with the base population. The base has all new housing since the 80's when I was stationed here. The hospital can fill your prescriptions! Less than 50 miles to Boise. Sun Valley is about 130 miles. There is a Walmart in town!

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17-19 Dec 2013

Great little camp site. Warm showers that were really appreciated during negative temps. Older facilities and thin pads but overall okay. No camp host available during low temps but the self pay center was very informative. No cable available, but you can explore so much here. Its a good little camp site to stay at for a little bit.

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September 2013

Okay, this FamCamp is off the beaten path. but its still only about 10-11 miles from I-84, so what's the big deal. The place was fairly clean and Don greeted us, even though it was about 11 PM when we got in. We are TENTERS, and Don requested we set up off to the side a bit, as he was trying to get the grass back in shape (and, he's doing a great job!) The place does have a desolate feel to it, but so does the rest of the surrounding area. At least this place is closer to being what I'd call a CAMPGROUND, than say, Hill AFB. You're not next to a highway, you're not on top of each other, and you still have amenities close by, but not right next door to you (so that you don't hear the constant parade of cars getting gas at all hours of the day and night. So what if you don't have a major city just down the road; at least you don't have to fight the traffic that goes along with that paradigm, either. Listen, Mountain Home is clean, quiet at night and a good value compared to other places and other FamCamps. A good night's sleep means more than having the mini-mart just two streets away.

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July 2013

After reading the other reviews, I began to wonder if those folks were at a different famcamp. I didn't like the MH famcamp at all. It felt desolate and inhospitable. The camp hosts didn't answer the door when I knocked, even though they told me to come back so that I could get my AF Frequent Campers coupon book stamped. I had to figure out that the table under the cabana next to their Class A had the stamp and ink on it for me to stamp the book myself. But the coupon book requires a signature...it was a bummer. Uncool even. The place just felt dark and dingy to me, and I'd been to four other famcamps in the same month and I felt just the opposite about them. :o(

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(Updated: October 14, 2012)
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3.6
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Oct. 11-14 2012

A very quiet base/stay as well as almost empty. Even the skeet range next to park was quieter this visit. Camphosts were gone for winter so not sure when the restrooms/laundry will get cleaned again... Verizon MI-FI was fine but poor TV reception(only ABC in our site) Nice big dog park since last visit and you can no longer eat at chow hall. Sites are small as RV's get bigger but the concrete pads are flat. Camphosts had planted wonderful garden-impressive. We had a ridiculous wait at the Commercial gate...appeared to be one guard for two lines till suddenly 5 guards showed up and they apologized for wait as all we had to do was show ID's twice to go thru. All in all though we would come back.

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(Updated: September 18, 2012)
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3.9
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3.0
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0

August 19, 2012

A nice FamCamp. Hosts were congenial; disappointed that we didn't stay longer. We like trees so this was very pleasant for us; shade most of the day; that helped with keeping the RV cool. Restrooms/showers, Clean clean clean! Base commissary/BX very convenient and appropriately stocked. Gas station has room for big rigs needing diesel (use the right hand pumps, right side). Note: you have to enter via the commercial gate for security, BUT you can depart via the main gate; there's adequate room to get around the barriers.

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(Updated: September 06, 2012)
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4.7
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5.0

September 3 - 5, 2012

Very nice small famcamp. Restrooms/laundry were spotless. Long pull-thru concrete pads. Famcamp brochure is very useful, as is the other info posted in the kiosk where you register. Park hosts were very congenial. We'd like to stay again sometime, for a longer period.

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(Updated: October 16, 2011)
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3.9
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4.0

October 9, 2011

We stayed there Oct. 9, 2011 for 1 night. Really liked the campground. CAUTION - the commercial gate is closed on Sunday and there is no way to turn you rig around to go back to the road. There is a sign directing you to go on an old road thru a field back to Grandview if the gate is closed. Took the road only to find a fence at Grandview. I had to drive out into a field to turn around to go back out the way I came in. Note: the commercial gate is also closed after hours. I was able to enter through the main gate with no problems. My rig towing a car is 45ft. Other than getting into the base our experience was positive.

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(Updated: September 30, 2011)
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9 Sept-12 Sept 2011

We stayed here 9 September for 3 nights and found it very quiet and clean. Our space was 8 and close to laundry. Toured the Dam area, but did not go into Mountain Home. There was a host on duty and were told to pick any spot available. Would stay here again. Amy and John Stanton

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(Updated: July 22, 2011)
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22 July 2011

At Mountain Home now, agree, a little off the beaten path but 15 mi. ain't that bad. I only have a small RV (Leisure Freedom) so we have no problem getting in and out and the weather is nice and cool so we are not using A/C so no power problems. Since you can't make reservations it is good we got here early because at 2 PM there were only 4 slots open. And I think they are all full tonight. As I said WX is nice, we walked to Commissary and BX and didn't pick up a lot. There were a few eating areas close. Bowling Alley right up the block. We are here only one night but I think we could enjoy a longer stay. bath house clean, laundry cheap. I'm using Verizon stick for Internet and TV has about 15 channels on antenna.

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July 10-13, 2010

Very nice FamCamp. Paved roads and full concrete pull-thru sites. 50 & 30 amp electric. Lots of pretty green grass and shade trees. The trees may cause a problem with satellite reception. Full size commissary and exchange nearby. Nearest town is 15 miles away. Nothing in between. My RV is 37' and the sites are not quite long enough to park tow vehicle on site. Nice clean laundry and bathhouse. Commercial gate is open 24/7.

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5 July 2009

Nice spot albeit a little off the beaten track; about 15 miles from freeway. It might be a great spot for long term visit, but for overnight I think it is just too far off the road. The electrical service was dogie at best throwing my circuit breaker at least three times. Sewer hookups too far from drain; need an extra long hose. BX and commissary located about 1/2 mile from camp. Good selection, but too far to walk in the extreme heat we experienced during our stay. Restroom facilities are adequate and semi-private. Best spaces for late afternoon shade: #3 or #12.

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August 30, 2009

If you have a long rig, use the Commercial Gate on Grandview Avenue. It is a little further west on Highway 67 from the main gate. The Main Gate has been recently re-designed and has sharp curves. We maneuvered our 40 RV and toad through the curves but were hitting the sidewalls on our rear RV tires. The FamCamp is an older campground but very nice and clean with many tall trees. It is on the north side of the base and located in a very quiet location. The host is very friendly and helpful. I sought and could not find a base map. There is a crude map posted at the FamCamp entrance but it is not entirely accurate. Like another post, we had water spots on our RV each morning from the sprinkler system that runs every night. I don't know how you can avoid this and you are not allowed to wash your RV in the campground. Overall, a nice, pleasant place to stay.

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Aug 27, 2009

K.H. left this review using the Directory software: Excellent FamCamp. Don is a great host with 11 years experience here at Mountain Home AFB.

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