WORST CAMPING EXPERIENCE EVER! DO YOU LIKE TO CAMP ON A SANDLOT? THEN THIS IF FOR YOU! NO bushes, trees, flowers or native plants...just dirt. DO YOU LIKE HIGHWAY NOISE? THEN THIS IS FOR YOU! The 5'brick wall did nothing to dampen traffic sounds. YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT RESTROOMS? THEN THIS IS FOR YOU! The toilets are still broken...made "the Commander" really mad! Yes, Active Duty and long-term campers have the few "nice" spots: concrete pad, a shrub, and a covered table. SKIP THIS PLACE! SAVE MONEY - head east across the valley to OLIVER LEE MEMORIAL STATE PARK. Quiet; beautiful native landscape; hiking trails; water& electric for only$15/night!
This FamCamp is very small, although there is adequate land nearby for expansion. It seemed that there were a large number of "homesteaders" (almost 50%) here and at least two Motor Homes (That I saw.) were turned away as all the pull throughs were taken. The place was trashy and poorly maintained - light bulbs out, shower door broken off the men's shower and laying against the wall, trash blowing around, etc. Not what you would expect for the nightly rate. There is a major road construction project on base which keeps you from finding the camp or getting to the gas station. Signage is poor or non existent. I squeezed through the cement blocks only to be told by the gate sentry that I should have used the West gate. A left turn onto Alamogordo was not possible because of road construction. Finding the camp was a real mess. This place needs major work.
I can't honestly speak about the campground itself other than to say that it is somewhat difficult to find once you get on base. What I can speak about is how rude and disrespectful the campground host is. This was my first experience trying to stay at a campground on post....as we just bought our camper about two months ago. As we drove up we saw several spots we thought were open. I found the park manager and told her I was checking in.....she told me in uncertain terms that she didn't have any open spots. I understand that she was full.....however she was completely unprofessional. All I could do was shake my head and walk away....I will not be back.
This place is not worthy to bare the "FamCamp"! It is very small and directly off the interstate, very noisy!!! They had tile bathrooms which I discovered only after chasing the roaches to the corners. They would not answer the phone number listed so we were placed in overflow due to the limited number of spaces and what looked like a good number of full time residents, with no hook-ups and super loud semi trailer trucks every minute, all night long!
Arrived around 1900. Host was put out that I knocked on her door. Way to many homesteading here. Overflow backs onto NM Rt# 70. Very busy, very noisy! No Base information available at campground. There are some real long termers here and as traveling active duty member, I got no support from the host. Highly recommend, DOG CANYON State Park. Beautiful, 12 miles south of town on Rt 54, views to die/kill for and the most beautiful canyon hikes right from your electric steps!! $14 a night.
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