Was going to stay two nights....left after one. Meets minimum standards but that's about all I can say for this FamCamp. Not pleasant appearance and zero amenities. Host told us where to park but wasn't at all friendly nor helpful. Not suppose to take reservations but I saw at least three spots with reserved signs....one I guess was for someone's pickup because that's all I saw park there. Doubt I'd even stop there again for an overnight if I was in the area. We camped at Gateway FamCamp (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.
The front campground was full so we stayed in the back camp, on base. Let me tell ya getting in the AF gate with my big fifth wheel was tough! But its okay the front host Mel helped me get to the back camp, he was very nice and friendly, greeted me right away. The back camp host in the back site area was not even available to answer my question! I needed to find the PX and commissary. He must have been sleeping and tired from not cleaning the tiny bathroom cause I'm glad my tax pay money is paying for an invisible host. The very very small toilet looked like a Virgina outhouse and there was no showers and no laundry back there. Dang nice scenery though looking at wheat fields and hills. And I talked to a guy who was the former host Bruce who was there...dang nice fellow as well. Quiet camp too but the fees are too high. I have stayed at nicer rest areas for free! So the good things were Mel and Bruce but I would have been better staying in town or the big camp in front if there was room.
The main Gateway Campground has gone through changes. The host this year, Mel, does a great job of greeting and providing information about the area and the base. Outdoor Rec doesn't seem to care about cleanliness of the facilities and it has been stated that it is their responsibility. Bathrooms today were really bad. The sad part is the rates were raised this year by $5 to $24.00 per night making it one of the most expensive in the Air Force Military Camping system with no care for the upkeep of facilities. I've visited Montana for many years. This is very sad as this has been a great place and a good value in the past! We hope Outdoor Rec and Force Support can get their act together!
Are you kidding me? After many years and mega-miles of travel and visiting our wonderful military bases and famcamps, I am appalled at what I found at the Malmstrom AFB Famcamp annex. There has been no updates to this place in a long, long time. There is nothing but weeds everywhere (although I will admit that the camp host Don and his very helpful wife are doing their damn-est). The people or person in charge of the Outdoor Recreation decided to increase the price to $20 per night without any visible justification. Why - well I suppose that it is just because they can. Poor Mike the maintenance man works very hard, but it is too evident that he just doesn't have the experience, knowledge or support to keep up. The cotton pickin stickers and fox-tails just made it miserable for my pets. 'Cousin Brucie' who thinks that he secretly controls everything, is actually not concerned at all, but rather seems to want to prove the ineptness of the current hosts.
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