Kirtland AFB FamCamp

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Kirtland AFB FamCamp
New, open RV space area
Restroom/shower in open area
Shared utilities in open area
Overflow - dry camp sites
New, open RV spaces
New, open RV space
Restroom/shower in open area

Location

Installation
Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM
GPS Coordinates
35.05545, -106.5404
Location Information
Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NML
RV Gate Coordinates
35.0540, -106.53368

Directions

Directions
Large Rigs should use the Truman Gate. ---- Truman Gate (open 24/7): From I-25, Exit 222/Gibson Blvd SE, follow signs for airport. Turn right at Truman St SE and gate is right there. Turn left at second light, Randolph Rd SE. Follow Randolph (name changes to Kirtland Rd SE) then left on Hardin Blvd. Follow Hardin (name changes to 20th St SE). Turn left at G Ave SE traffic light and you'll see RV park. Turn at first right, which is F Ave SE (on maps) but the street sign says Frost Ave. ---- If less than 30' in length (total), you can use the Eubanks or Gibson gates. But these gates are still difficult to navigate in a RV. ---- Eubanks Gate (open 24/7 - closest gate to the park): I-40, Exit 165 (Eubanks Blvd) and then go south on Eubanks Blvd NE. You will pass the Nuclear Museum on your right. Gate will be just ahead after a half-right bend in the road. Gates are narrow so be careful - Many RV's have been damaged. After entering the gate, turn right on F Ave SE. Famcamp will be on the right. Office is the second right. ---- Wyoming Gate (open Mon-Fri 0530-1900hrs): I-40, Exit 164 (Wyoming Blvd) then go south on Wyoming Blvd NE. You'll run right into the gate. After getting through the gate, stay on Wyoming and turn left on Frost Ave SE (turns to G Ave). Turn left on 12 St SE (just before a parking lot and past the parade field) and then an immediate right on F St SE again. Famcamp is on the left. ---- Gibson Gate (open 0530-2200hrs): I-40 Exit 162 (Louisiana Blvd) then go south on Louisiana Blvd NE. Left on Gibson Blvd SE. The gate will be directly ahead. Stay on Gibson past Commissary, BX and Gas Station, At light, turn right on Wyoming. Follow directions above for Wyoming gate. Check-in instructions are on the wall of the office.

Contact Information

Fax Number
(505) 853-1535
Mailing Address
Outdoor Recreation, 8351 Griffin Ave., Bldg. 20410, Kirtland AFB, NM 87117-5000

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians, Guests.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Not accepted.
Internet Access
Wifi available in the RV Park.
Mail Forwarding
USPS,UPS,FedEx: (Your name), c/o General Delivery/FAMCAMP, 2050 2nd St SE, Kirtland AFB, NM 87117-5000
Pet Information
Pets welcome. Normal leash, pick up rules enforced. Large pet run. Watch your pet closely as there are a lot of thorns (Goatheads) and they HURT. The dog run seems to be free of them.
Campground Information
14 day stay limit. From Nov to Apr sites can be occupied for 30 days.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Discounts
10% discount for all Military Club Cards
Facilities
Propane.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Library
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Post Office

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
72
W/30/50A/S
$18
N/A
$400 (winter only)
Overflow
24
None
$6
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
If you would like to transport a firearm on Kirtland, you are permitted to have it in your vehicle, but a few preconditions must be met. First, the firearm may not be in a usable configuration; it must be unloaded and the chamber cleared. It must also be in a locked container or compartment. There are small gun safes available, which fulfill this requirement or you may lock it in the trunk of your vehicle. Second, ammunition must be separated from the firearm. For example, if you choose to put the firearm in a small safe, the ammunition may not be in the safe, and if you choose to lock it in your trunk, the ammunition may not be in the trunk. Lastly, you must immediately declare the presence of the firearm to any law enforcement when stopped or questioned. Storing a firearm on the installation is also permissible. Unless you reside in the dormitories, you may store the firearm in your vehicle, but the vehicle must be locked and the firearm must be out of sight. If you reside in base housing, and store the firearm in your residence, you must register the firearm by filing an Air Force Form 1314, and a Department of Defense Form 2760 with the armory in Bldg. 20221. If you have a New Mexico concealed carry permit, it does not authorize you to conceal, or carry a firearm on the installation. If you do decide to bring the firearm with you on base, you must first unload and secure the firearm in a locked compartment. If you are pulled over, you must let Security Forces know immediately. If you leave the firearm in your vehicle, it must be out of sight and the vehicle locked.
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Weather Information

Nice military campground for exploring the local area.

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November 2017

Haven't been here in some years. Still a fine place to stay. Very well kept up, helpful, friendly staff. With the park not full wifi was adequate for most purposes - forget streaming anything tho. I can't figure out the gate issues. We saw no serpentines at Eubanks and only a shallow serpentine at Gibson. Saw city buses go through both. Yes Eubanks is tight but we've been through it before and Truman looked to be the same width on exiting. Still, Truman is probably the safe bet. 

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30 Sep-12 Oct 2017

We knew that arriving here and getting a parking spot at the famcamp this close to the start of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta would be a challenge. We called a couple of times and talked to the park host and got detailed information on what to expect upon arrival. She took our number and said she would call back when she had more info and she actually did call us later in the day. We arrived at 0800 and at 0900 she came to the office and started the roll call for the folks on the waiting list. There were 4 people ahead of us who were parked in overflow and she took care of them first. Then she called the name of a guest who was scheduled to leave to make sure they didn’t want to extend their stay. (Folks already in sites have first chance to extend their stay). They didn’t answer the call so we got their site. The lady came just as my wife was leaving and said she wanted to stay but was told she was too late. I believe the way they run the movement of folks into and out of the park during this busy time is very fair and organized. The campground host here is the best we have seen in any military park we have visited. The park’s Wifi is usable (from site 72) sometimes depending on the time of day; early mornings and late at night being the best time. Verizon 4g service is great in the mornings, late evenings and weekends but during the day it is very slow. No problem getting a satellite signal in the "new" section. New gate hours: Truman & Eubanks gates, 24/7; Wyoming gate, 0530 to 1900, weekdays; Gibson gate: 0530 to 2200. The Security Forces have again made the Eubanks Gate even more difficult to get through with the addition of more barriers. I’m not sure I would drive any RV through there but for sure nothing over 30 feet. I watched a very large and expensive RV go out the Eubanks gate (escorted by security forces) and put a very long scrape on the side of his rig.

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2 - 10 Aug 2017

Fair Warning do not use Gibson Gate. There are concrete barriers that will damage your RV and can not be moved. Truman Gate is the best to use for entry, period. The wifi will not even allow us to check email. The RV is large and first come first serve. Most of the sites are gravel and very large. We did enjoy our stay as there are so many things to do in Albuquerque.

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May 21, 2017

We arrived at Kirtland AFB FamCamp for a 14-day stay. We are in a 43-foot motorhome towing a F-150 and followed the directions to the Gibson gate. The Security Forces ran down the street to stop us before we got to the barriers. Long story short, we had to disconnect our F-150 and I had to back the motorhome up about 1/4 mile to turn around and go back down Gibson Blvd. to Truman Blvd. to go into the Truman gate. Do NOT attempt to enter Kirtland EUBANKS GATE OR GIBSON GATE if you are longer than 30 feet total. The gates are very narrow and there are new barricades that you cannot drive around without hitting them. No barricades at Truman gate.

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April 29, 2017

First, the gate hours are changing effective 15 May. You need to update that in the directions. I have uploaded a photo with the new hours. As for the park itself, not bad. The directions on this site are great. We came in on a weekend and used the Gibson gate and made it through just fine with our 35' MH and towed. The older part has some trees, but they need trimmed as our rig would not fit under the branches. So we picked a site in the new section. Typical "desert" RV park. Gravel sites, shared utilities, limited shade. However, this is a great place to stay. We were delaying for snow storms and cold weather and wanted a hook up to keep from freezing and this place was perfect. Watch out for all the "sand" burs, some call them "goat heads". There are millions of them in the grass and in the open areas. We did not walk our dog in those areas. Check-in was easy and straight forward. Probably the best Wi-Fi we have had at any military campground. Kudos for that!! The new side has limited showers and bath and no laundry, but that is fins as most folks that stay on this side do not use. The laundry was clean and working. 

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April 3-24, 2017

Extended our stay easily to three weeks by talking to Janice in the office. She was very helpful. We were able to get into the older section under a large pine. May have to scrub sap when we get home but it was a very nice site. We have a 24 foot Navion and tow a Jeep. The site was surprisingly level. There is a building next to the office for men/women bath/showers and the laundry between. Only one shower but I never waited for it which was surprising because this campground is busy. Laundry was very busy at times and the machines took some abuse with some out of order most of the time. Speed Queen would be a better brand for this type of facility. Although they are easy to operate, it would be nice to have operation instructions posted. The wifi worked well for us. Tons of tv stations available with an antenna. Commissary and exchange and gas station convenient with redbox at the gas station. We brought our golf clubs hoping to play golf several times but played only once dt high winds and circumstances. Okay course...pretty rough. Surprised that they are able to keep it open because we seldom saw more than one or two groups on the course. Fun place to have lunch with pretty decent food, but crazy hours. Closed on Monday and Tuesday while we were there. The indoor pool and a fitness center is near the Gibson gate and we utilized both several times. The pool is nice with lots of lanes. We hope to stay here whenever visiting family although, hopefully, not for three weeks!

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March 2017

BIG RIGS: DO NOT COME IN EUBANKS GATE! There are rigs in the park right now with damage from coming through Eubanks. By 'big rig', we mean anything over 25'! We have a 40' 5th wheel and came in Truman, which is the current commercial gate. We followed google maps on phone and the route avoided all traffic on base. From I-25, Exit 222/Gibson Blvd SE, follow signs for airport. Turn right at Truman St SE and gate is right there. Left at second light, Randolph Rd SE. Follow Randolph (name changes to Kirtland Rd SE) then left on Hardin Blvd. Follow Hardin (name changes to 20th St SE). Left at G Ave SE traffic light and you'll see RV park. Turn at first right, which is F Ave SE (on google) and the street sign says Frost Ave. There's a large open area just ahead where we pulled off then walked to check in. The old section is nice in that it has a lot of trees, but the 'big' sites there go first. The new section has huge sites and very easy to maneuver through. In the old section, I saw big rigs going over curbs trying to get through. (Another reason to park at the big, open area and walk/ride the park first!) We didn't need any sewer extension in new section as mentioned in previous post. No hookup problems at all. Staff is still very much part time. If you need quarters for laundry, go to the gas station. Using General Delivery, be aware that your mail will be at the base post office across the street from the USPS building.

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Jan 2017

Location is marked low because of the placement of the FAMCAMP on the base and orientation of the parking spaces. The "new" area is exposed to a LOT of wind--prevalent winds hit the camper broadside--no sleep. Nite host was exceptional and has far better customer skills than the full-time staff. On-base facilities are good, but the campground could use some serious upgrading. Trees were in bad need of trimming and the goat-heads (huge stickers) are awful--especially for pets. Speaking of pets, people let them go in the weeds on the far end of the new area, which is the same direction the wind usually blows from. Think about it folks! Campground signage is poor and it is not well set up for arrivals/departures. Orientation of hook-ups is poor--sewer in new area requires a lot of hose, electric in some older slots requires an extension and is on wrong side. We're full timers and this campground is a bad choice if staying for over 2-weeks--they don't take reservations and you can't stay longer without moving out and back in, even if they are nearly empty. We moved to a nearby campground that takes reservations, is clean, exceptionally well maintained, has security, and is well managed. 

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Sept 2, 2016

I can't say enough about the staff, especially the host Dorene, she is awesome. We arrived there Sept. 2, Sept. 7 my husband was admitted to the VA hospital, the 9th while under observation he had a heart attack. I don't know what I would have done with out Dorene. You ROCK. A big thanks to John and Janet too.

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Sept 24-Oct 8, 2016

We stayed at Kirtland Fam Camp September 24th-October 8th in a 32 foot fifth wheel. We came for the 2016 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. The Fam camp is divided into the old section and a new section. The old section has green grass and trees and a dog park. The new section just has gravel. It has wide and long pull throughs that are flat. Had to use the new section because I needed 50 amp service. Be informed, the utilities are shared on one pedestal between sites so we had to park close to our neighbor for access. The WiFi is so-so at best. The new section is well lite at night, with exceptionally clean bathrooms and showers. The only bad comment I could come up with is there are few goatheads or what we call stickers up north (Puncturevine or Tribulus terrestris ) in the parking area and my dog got stickers or goatheads in his paw pads a couple of times plus I dragged a couple of these nasty things into my trailer and my wife let me know about it. I highly recommend using Kirkland Fam Camp for the balloon fiesta; it just can't be beat. We used the KAFB outdoor recreation tour bus and admission tickets to get from the Kirkland airbase to the balloon fiesta and back which is a bargain for 18 bucks per session. Commissary and exchange are large and well stocked. The gas station has diesel. The Fam Camp is small showing its age and it is also a bargain for $18 per night. I need to add that Doreen the night host lady is a gem. I called the Fam Camp several times during the week and all I got was a recorded message on their answering machine. Doreen called me on a Sunday morning and said come over because “no one is turned away”. Thank you Doreen. Thank you Kirtland.

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May 2016

We just finished a five week cross country trip from FL to CA and back in May. We stayed at 9 military RV parks. All are very different. The section we were in has level gravel lots. There appears to be another section of older sites. There are homesteaders here, and it stays quite busy. Location was great for access to shopping and site seeing. The utilities are shared between sites so the RVs tend to have to park close to the neighbor for access.

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April 30 to May 4, 2016

We came in only staying one night and ended up at the er with our son the first night and they camp Host was AMAZING-- she was very sweet and a amazing woman she has a great heart.. We decided to stay a few days and she check on us everyday to make sure my son was ok. I will tell you to put Costco on Eubanks in your gps and keep going past that until you run in the gate because these directions are to complicated to figure out-- we told a friend to do that and they for right there no problem. We didn't deal with the mwr worker at all so I can't say reviews are true or false. No it's not a huge fancy camp but it's still intimate and very busy.

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March 14 - 30, 2016

We stayed here for two weeks while visiting Albuquerque. The park is split into two sections, the older one, where we were was a mix of paved and gravel sites and a tree for shade at each.  The newer sites are all gravel, with no shade and appeared very long and wide.  You're not right on top of your neighbors but still close enough.  They don't take reservations so be sure to call before you stop.  The park is one of the more quiet military campgrounds we've stayed at, with only occasional air noise which was mostly from the local airport.  The hookups were fine as were laundry facilities.  No cable, but no issues picking up over the air channels and WiFi was fine.  Not a lot of grass to walk pets, but there is some just down the street at the temporary lodging area. There are walking paths (sidewalks) that take you all around the housing areas without worrying about traffic.  The exchange and commissary are ok, but close earlier than we're used to, so if you want to hit the food court for dinner, you'll need to do so before 7:00 PM.  All in all we enjoyed our stay at Kirtland and will definitely return if in Albuquerque again.

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23-30 Sept 2015

We thought this a nice campground with long, wide, and level sites - and no shade - at least in the so-called "new" area. Staff was pleasant and helpful. We didn't use the showers, but bathroom was clean and well kept. WiFi is so-so depending on time of day, and whether or not those not so considerate are streaming data. Eubanks gate is tight but doable as previously reported. This is a good location for visiting the area, but I wouldn't recommend for Balloon Fiesta as it is 10 miles from the fiesta site with associated traffic gridlock. If you plan to visit Balloon Fiesta, stay at the huge RV park across the street from fiesta and take the free shuttle. We camped on Kirtland in a 5th wheel and would visit again.

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15-29 Sep 15

Second time we've stayed here; both times in the newer area. Office staff was very helpful and friendly. However, the bathrooms need some help; both in terms of cleanliness and the reliability of hot water. Twice, hot water stopped while I was taking a shower. We'll stay again, but I'll call first to see if the facilities are working.

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20 Sept 2015-4 Oct 2015

Been here in past, this stay a bit bad. Wifi ok, but in the new section need better maintenance of the shower/bath area. Clean up leaves much to be desired and if you enjoy cold showers its your ideal. Maybe due to up coming balloon show? But will return good for a short stay as mentioned in previous posts.

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2 Aug - 3 Aug 2015

We were only there overnight. The sign on the door said that the office closes at 1200 on Sundays but we were able to check in due to someone being on site. The sites were HUGE & well kept. Easy in & out. The gate off of Eubanks is as reported, extremely tight. Go slow. We stayed in a class 'A' motor home.

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December 2011 and April 2013

Have stayed here in the past. Well kept camp and convenient location for us.

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Oct 2014

We only stayed here overnight. DO NOT follow the directions in the FAMCAMP Guide available at the Exchange. We arrived late Saturday afternoon and had to call security to find out how to get on base. Finally got to the gate and WOW extremely tight for our 40 footer. Found a spot and dropped payment in the drop box. The area we stayed in was a large stone lot with hookups. Perfect for a one night stay. Can't comment on anything else cause all we did was eat, sleep and walk the dog.

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29 May 2015

This was a convenient place to park and visit family in the area for a reunion. The park is pretty basic (the new section). You're out in the open on gravel parking spaces. Everything is there you need. It doesn't have much in the way of character; trees, plants, etc. All told it satisfied the parking needs and the price was ok.

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