We came in on a Saturday, planning to stay three nights. Our experience at the main gate initiated the frustration. As noted in the description above, using the main gate is tricky, very tricky. We have a 36' motorhome, pulling a small SUV toad. I am pleased to report that using our mirrors and taking it slow, we were able to make it through the "S" curves and narrowness of this gate without jumping a curb or hitting the concrete supports at the awning. We made it to the FamCamp, greeted with a sign to check in with the Camp Host at site #___ (10, I believe) before selecting a site. I walked to the Camp Host site only to find a sign directing me to another Camp Host site. When I walked to that site, I was greeted with another sign telling me to self-check in at the laundry room. The laundry facilities seemed well kept. We didn't use the facilities but others were using them and seemed to have no problem. We selected our site, which was one of the newest ones with no covered picnic area (sites with covered picnic areas are the first two rows of spots; we took a space on the third row), and proceeded to hook everything up. We had a cable box and connection, but the cable did not work. We wanted to ask the Camp Host about the cable and a couple other items but I could never catch them at their site. I tried both hosts three different times over the course of several hours that afternoon. Because of all this, we decided to shorten our trip from three nights to one. We left out the next morning. A block wall is the only thing separating you from the Interstate. However, the noise from the highway was surprisingly not that bad. There is no dog park in the FamCamp and the spaces to walk the dogs were not well kept, all dirt and rocks with trash mixed in. There was really no grass to find (my dogs really like grass)! One star on Cleanliness/Hospitality was specifically due to Camp Hosts not being available. The camp, overall, is clean. A FHU site, $20 is a good deal. WiFi was not strong at our site, which was on the back row. The location is great, though! You are a short distance from the White Sands Monument and the missile testing areas. We will consider staying here again and hope future reviews are more positive than the experience we had on this one particular day.
We just arrived and were surprised in how bad shape the FamCamp was in. Some prior occupants were more gracious than I. If your touring the White Sands NP or going up to Alamagordo it's good place to hold up. Like other comments this base has no pride.
The park is close to the highway, mostly gravel sites. Has 30 & 50 amp service. The advertised free wifi and cable did not work. When speaking with others neither have worked for sometime. There was a camp host, but he wasn't visible during our stay. I would rate this as a 3 out of 5. It's okay but if they advertise wifi and cable, then they should have it!
Well based on others comments I called first and they said they were full and had no idea when a space would come available. I said don't you have a 30 day max stay especially for DOD employees and she said well we reevaluate the needs on a regular basis and they are short housing so alot of people are being able to stay more than 30 days. I appreciate that being applied to active duty IF NO QUARTERS ARE AVAILABLE. but definitely not for DOD employees.
It must be a good park and a great location from the previous reviews. However we have tried twice in the last month to get in. The 30 day stay policy has an obvious flaw or not enforced. A few RV's have been there a long time. The elderly Lady in the Van from New York has been there for over 4 months. Another example of the unpublished Good Old boy Policy that is alive and well throughout the system. If you're going to have policies to manage a park lets enforce them. Thats why the ICE system was introduced.
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