Ellsworth AFB FamCamp Featured

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Location

Installation
Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, SD
GPS Coordinates
44.143115, -103.069483
Location Information
Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, SD
RV Gate Coordinates
44.14150, -103.07072

Directions

Directions
Off I-90, take exit 67B(Liberty Blvd) and continue to the 4-way stop. Turn right at 4-way stop onto N Ellsworth and follow it to the Patriot Gate. Go in gate, turn right on Lincoln Rd/Co Rd 223, FAMCAMP is to your right. ---- Additional info on gates: Personal RVs are welcome to use any gate on Ellsworth AFB they choose, whether entering or exiting the installation. The Liberty Gate is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Patriot Gate (inbound traffic) is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Patriot Gate (outbound traffic) is open 8 a.m. to 2:30 and again 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. On early release days for the Douglas School District, the Patriot gate will be open 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Bismarck Gate (commonly referred to as the commercial gate) is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. One note of caution on use of the Patriot Gate: There's a tight right hand turn to get to the FamCamp when you enter the installation. If you're towing another vehicle with your rig, consider using the Liberty or Bismarck Gate.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(605) 385-6699
Fax Number
(605) 385-2998
Mailing Address
Outdoor Recreation, 2750 George Drive, Ellsworth AFB, SD 57706-4910
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians.
Season
Closed during the winter months.
Reservations
Reservations are accepted.
Internet Access
Dial-up and WiFi available at library. WiFi is available near the office in the campground.
Mail Forwarding
(Your Name) c/o General Delivery, Box Elder, SD 57719
Pet Information
Pets are welcome in designated area only. There is a area available along the North fence to walk your pets, please pick up after your pets. Please do not walk your pets in the tenting area. Pets must be kept on leash.
Campground Information
30 day stay limit. Lower rates in off season with no water, shower or laundry. Weekday tours of of the Black Hills available if enough participants (fees to apply). Laundry: 4 washers ($1.50), 6 dryers ($1.00).
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Discounts
14th night free when staying 14 consecutive days.
Facilities
Auto Hobby Shop, Arts & Crafts.
Amenities
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Movie Theater
  • Post Office
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
37
W/15,30,50A/S
$20
$140
N/A
Overflow
12
30A
$10
N/A
N/A
Overflow
20
None
$8
$40
N/A
Tent
30
None
$8
$40
N/A

Other Information

Dining Hall Policy
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Weather Information

Nice area to explore. Lots to do in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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4.5  (79)
Arrived on Sunday, used commercial gate after quick call to Security police to open the gate. Camp host was waiting for us as we pulled in with directions and info packet. Everything neat and clean. Seven new pull-thrus to open soon. I go out of my way to stop here. 20th visit to Mt. Rushmore this trip. Will be back RCA.
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Big Sky Tom Reviewed by Big Sky Tom September 01, 2013
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August 11-15, 2013

Arrived on Sunday, used commercial gate after quick call to Security police to open the gate. Camp host was waiting for us as we pulled in with directions and info packet. Everything neat and clean. Seven new pull-thrus to open soon. I go out of my way to stop here. 20th visit to Mt. Rushmore this trip. Will be back RCA.

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The day after we arrived the Camp Hosts packed up and quit. Amy, the temporary manager, took charge, cleaned up the office and straightened out the reservation system. Amy was able to get the "well grown" grass mowed throughout the FamCamp AND get the WIFI fixed. The laundry room was good - $1.25 wash / $1.50 dry; some dryers heated hotter than others; a machine or 2 were awaiting repair. Upon arrival you receive a color brochure of the base and information on the facilities and there is a rack with area brochures in the office. If there is no room for you in camp, you are directed to overflow a few miles away. I heard Amy even offer to lead someone there. Customer service is excellent and very friendly. Would we stay again? Absolutely!
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LGBolon Reviewed by LGBolon August 08, 2013
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June 23 through July 20, 2013

The day after we arrived the Camp Hosts packed up and quit. Amy, the temporary manager, took charge, cleaned up the office and straightened out the reservation system. Amy was able to get the "well grown" grass mowed throughout the FamCamp AND get the WIFI fixed. The laundry room was good - $1.25 wash / $1.50 dry; some dryers heated hotter than others; a machine or 2 were awaiting repair. Upon arrival you receive a color brochure of the base and information on the facilities and there is a rack with area brochures in the office. If there is no room for you in camp, you are directed to overflow a few miles away. I heard Amy even offer to lead someone there. Customer service is excellent and very friendly. Would we stay again? Absolutely!

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The campground has a new manager named Amy who is doing an amazing job. They are again taking reservations and everything seems to be running smoothly. Amy has been able to get the grass mowed fairly frequently in spite of the sequester budget limitations. The restrooms are spotless; one of the four washers is awaiting repair but all six dryers are working well. The campground was full due to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally but there was always room in the overflow lot with 30 amp power. We don't mind the overflow lot as we enjoy watching the B-1's taking off and landing. Great campground, convenient to all the Rapid City attractions.
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dddlin Reviewed by dddlin August 05, 2013
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July 31 - August 5, 2013

The campground has a new manager named Amy who is doing an amazing job. They are again taking reservations and everything seems to be running smoothly. Amy has been able to get the grass mowed fairly frequently in spite of the sequester budget limitations. The restrooms are spotless; one of the four washers is awaiting repair but all six dryers are working well. The campground was full due to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally but there was always room in the overflow lot with 30 amp power. We don't mind the overflow lot as we enjoy watching the B-1's taking off and landing. Great campground, convenient to all the Rapid City attractions.

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A great place to stay, especially if you can't get into a state park. The shopette is within walking distance. I had a reservation, but upon arrival, our designated spot was occupied, but the host had another spot available. The laundry room coin changer was inoperative and we had to go to the shoppette for change and they didn't have much to spare. Although we went to the Commercial Gate, we were told we could still use the Main Gate for entry/departure. The host said this was the first year for reservations, but they may not continue next year, they weren't sure yet.
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EJnCJalways Reviewed by EJnCJalways July 09, 2013
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5 July 2013

A great place to stay, especially if you can't get into a state park. The shopette is within walking distance. I had a reservation, but upon arrival, our designated spot was occupied, but the host had another spot available. The laundry room coin changer was inoperative and we had to go to the shoppette for change and they didn't have much to spare. Although we went to the Commercial Gate, we were told we could still use the Main Gate for entry/departure. The host said this was the first year for reservations, but they may not continue next year, they weren't sure yet.

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We called for two days but were unable to speak with anyone. Considering it was a holiday weekend, that didn't seem unusual. There was a phone message indicating that they were no longer accepting reservations but would honor all existing reservations. The FamCamp was full on our arrival but we knew there were 12 overflow sites with electric only. There was a map on the FamCamp office door with a black marker line to the Over Flow area. The problem was that the street names were covered by the Black Line. We eventually found the Overflow area with the help of two Security Policemen. It would have been nice to have written directions to the overflow area available. From the Famcamp: Exit left on Lincoln. Right on LeMay. Veer Right on Scott. Left on Menoher Drive. Left on Dyess St. - Overflow area is straight ahead on right hand side after the road curves to the left.
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2chiefsrus Reviewed by 2chiefsrus July 07, 2013
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6 July 2013

We called for two days but were unable to speak with anyone. Considering it was a holiday weekend, that didn't seem unusual. There was a phone message indicating that they were no longer accepting reservations but would honor all existing reservations. The FamCamp was full on our arrival but we knew there were 12 overflow sites with electric only. There was a map on the FamCamp office door with a black marker line to the Over Flow area. The problem was that the street names were covered by the Black Line. We eventually found the Overflow area with the help of two Security Policemen. It would have been nice to have written directions to the overflow area available. From the Famcamp: Exit left on Lincoln. Right on LeMay. Veer Right on Scott. Left on Menoher Drive. Left on Dyess St. - Overflow area is straight ahead on right hand side after the road curves to the left.

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This campground is very well ran and maintained, the location on base is very nice near the shoppette and the gates. Campground is about 45 minutes from Mount Rushmore and and hour and a half from Wind Cave National Park. There is a TON of things to do in the area and we will certainly be back. Our only complaint is that the shower house is locked at least at night, there was a severe thunderstorm warning one of our nights which turned out to not be that bad but if it were there was no shelter to go to. Hopefully if the sirens did go off the host would unlock them but I would hate to be waiting there for someone to unlock a door. Other than that, great campground and would recommend it to anyone that wants to explore the area.
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MMWWMM222 Reviewed by MMWWMM222 June 21, 2013
Last updated: June 21, 2013
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17-20 June 2013

This campground is very well ran and maintained, the location on base is very nice near the shoppette and the gates. Campground is about 45 minutes from Mount Rushmore and and hour and a half from Wind Cave National Park. There is a TON of things to do in the area and we will certainly be back. Our only complaint is that the shower house is locked at least at night, there was a severe thunderstorm warning one of our nights which turned out to not be that bad but if it were there was no shelter to go to. Hopefully if the sirens did go off the host would unlock them but I would hate to be waiting there for someone to unlock a door. Other than that, great campground and would recommend it to anyone that wants to explore the area.

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I agree with everything that in previous post by Sherry. But wanted to add info about the new sites. There are 7 new pull throughs and they are still adding more.
We used this famcamp as our base to explore the area. Here you are within an hour of many many of the areas attractions. We had lunch at Colonial House in Rapid City today and it was great! We will definitely be back. Tammy
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Tammyt Reviewed by Tammyt May 31, 2013
Last updated: June 01, 2013
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May 26 - Jun 1, 2013

I agree with everything that in previous post by Sherry. But wanted to add info about the new sites. There are 7 new pull throughs and they are still adding more.
We used this famcamp as our base to explore the area. Here you are within an hour of many many of the areas attractions. We had lunch at Colonial House in Rapid City today and it was great! We will definitely be back. Tammy

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Just checked into the FamCamp at Ellsworth AFB and there are some changes this season: 1. Reservations are now being accepted. There are only 5 rigs here but there was only four free spots, everything else has been reserved. 2. Stays are now limited to 30 days, up from two weeks last season. We'll be here until Friday, 31 May. Really like this year's camp host Hector. He is conscientious about his job and keeps the campground very clean! Cheers, Sherry
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AprilWhine Reviewed by AprilWhine May 25, 2013
Last updated: May 26, 2013
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25 May 2013

Just checked into the FamCamp at Ellsworth AFB and there are some changes this season: 1. Reservations are now being accepted. There are only 5 rigs here but there was only four free spots, everything else has been reserved. 2. Stays are now limited to 30 days, up from two weeks last season. We'll be here until Friday, 31 May. Really like this year's camp host Hector. He is conscientious about his job and keeps the campground very clean! Cheers, Sherry

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F.D. left this review using the Directory software: - Concur with all previous comments. Excellent FamCamp.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy October 21, 2012
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27 Sep 2012

F.D. left this review using the Directory software: - Concur with all previous comments. Excellent FamCamp.

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Hosts John and Gene were great, very helpful. Very clean, arrived on a very windy day, trash blown up to the fences, cleaned-up next day. So much to see in surrounding area, great base camp. WiFi a little weak. Always loved RCA, will return.
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Big Sky Tom Reviewed by Big Sky Tom August 19, 2012
Last updated: August 20, 2012
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Aug 14-19 2012

Hosts John and Gene were great, very helpful. Very clean, arrived on a very windy day, trash blown up to the fences, cleaned-up next day. So much to see in surrounding area, great base camp. WiFi a little weak. Always loved RCA, will return.

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D.B. left this review using the Directory software: - I had no problem getting in here twice. We are on an extended stay, and been with Sturgis Rally there were still spaces. The camp host and staff at outdoor rec are very eager to assist. I would highly recommend this FAMCAMP as a must stay if in the area.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy August 15, 2012
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7 - 21 July and 29 Jul to 13 Aug 2012

D.B. left this review using the Directory software: - I had no problem getting in here twice. We are on an extended stay, and been with Sturgis Rally there were still spaces. The camp host and staff at outdoor rec are very eager to assist. I would highly recommend this FAMCAMP as a must stay if in the area.

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G.C. left this review using the Directory software: - The camp host is very good. Moves you from dry camp to full hookups as soon as possible, dry camp was pretty good with 30 amp electric.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy August 04, 2012
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29-30 July 2012

G.C. left this review using the Directory software: - The camp host is very good. Moves you from dry camp to full hookups as soon as possible, dry camp was pretty good with 30 amp electric.

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This place was awesome, everyone we met here from the hosts to the other park visitors were very friendly and helpful, Will definitely stop here again.
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hfechtler Reviewed by hfechtler August 01, 2012
Last updated: August 02, 2012
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July 2 2012

This place was awesome, everyone we met here from the hosts to the other park visitors were very friendly and helpful, Will definitely stop here again.

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This FAMCAMP is well managed. The restrooms/showers are very clean. The camp host and staff at outdoor rec are very friendly and helpful. If they can not find a site for you when you arrive, they have 20 or so overflow sites with electric. They will place you on a list and move you up as sites become available. The week of Sturgis is very busy. The security police told me when I arrived that they changed the policy and RVs are permitted to use the main gates.
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davebogue Reviewed by davebogue July 31, 2012
Last updated: July 31, 2012
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July 6 to July 27 2012

This FAMCAMP is well managed. The restrooms/showers are very clean. The camp host and staff at outdoor rec are very friendly and helpful. If they can not find a site for you when you arrive, they have 20 or so overflow sites with electric. They will place you on a list and move you up as sites become available. The week of Sturgis is very busy. The security police told me when I arrived that they changed the policy and RVs are permitted to use the main gates.

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Great place to stay while seeing the sights in the Black Hills, the Badlands, and Rapid City. Camp Host, John, and his lovely wife, Maria, were the best. This is a very busy place in the summer and being a "1st come, 1st served" no reservations campground, you'd better plan to arrive early, like between 10am and 12 Noon cause they fill up fast. (recommend calling about 5 - 10 miles out to check availability.) Great commissary and PX/BX with a nicely stocked Shopette/gas station. The shopette is within walking distance. Clean bathhouse and laundry. $1.50 wash/$1.00 dry....We used Main Gate for entry with no issues and will use the Main Gate to exit the base...A recommendation for lunch if you get to Lead, SD is Lewie's Saloon & Grill...great burgers and Reubens...lol We plan to return again in the future. All 5 stars well deserved....
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rvgrammy1953 Reviewed by rvgrammy1953 July 28, 2012
Last updated: July 29, 2012
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July 22 to August 1, 2012

Great place to stay while seeing the sights in the Black Hills, the Badlands, and Rapid City. Camp Host, John, and his lovely wife, Maria, were the best. This is a very busy place in the summer and being a "1st come, 1st served" no reservations campground, you'd better plan to arrive early, like between 10am and 12 Noon cause they fill up fast. (recommend calling about 5 - 10 miles out to check availability.) Great commissary and PX/BX with a nicely stocked Shopette/gas station. The shopette is within walking distance. Clean bathhouse and laundry. $1.50 wash/$1.00 dry....We used Main Gate for entry with no issues and will use the Main Gate to exit the base...A recommendation for lunch if you get to Lead, SD is Lewie's Saloon & Grill...great burgers and Reubens...lol We plan to return again in the future. All 5 stars well deserved....

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Spent four days during the hot spell. Had no power problems. Sites were reasonably separated. We were in the pull-thru expansion area. Host and assistant were very helpful and fun to chat with. We took several day trips into the Black Hills. Received 2 phone calls from the host regarding severe weather. Luckily, severe weather happened at 2300 instead of at 1500 as predicted. Laundry was spotless and reasonably priced. We used the Commercial Gate for entrance and the Patriot Gate for exit. Gate personnel were friendly as were the BX folks we talked with.
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SamiFleck Reviewed by SamiFleck July 22, 2012
Last updated: July 23, 2012
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16 - 19 July 2012

Spent four days during the hot spell. Had no power problems. Sites were reasonably separated. We were in the pull-thru expansion area. Host and assistant were very helpful and fun to chat with. We took several day trips into the Black Hills. Received 2 phone calls from the host regarding severe weather. Luckily, severe weather happened at 2300 instead of at 1500 as predicted. Laundry was spotless and reasonably priced. We used the Commercial Gate for entrance and the Patriot Gate for exit. Gate personnel were friendly as were the BX folks we talked with.

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This was our very first stay at a military Famcamp. We had no problem following the directions listed here. Came in on the weekend so we had to call to have the commercial gate opened. Only waited about 10 minutes. However, the civilian guard who let us in said we could use the main gate. We mentioned this to the host and he was upset. Evidently the Base Commander doesn't like the main gate to be used. In short, use the commercial gate. The base is located in an area that allows easy access to some great areas. The amenities are very clean but are a pretty good walk from the pull through area. Can't say enough about the hosts. While out and about in Deadwood, I received a message on my cell phone warning about an impending thunderstorm and possible hail. Then received another call making sure we got the first message. The base gas station is about a block away and they have diesel. Overall, we had a very good experience here and look forward to returning in the future.
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Drillagent Reviewed by Drillagent July 18, 2012
Last updated: July 19, 2012
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15 - 18 July 2012

This was our very first stay at a military Famcamp. We had no problem following the directions listed here. Came in on the weekend so we had to call to have the commercial gate opened. Only waited about 10 minutes. However, the civilian guard who let us in said we could use the main gate. We mentioned this to the host and he was upset. Evidently the Base Commander doesn't like the main gate to be used. In short, use the commercial gate. The base is located in an area that allows easy access to some great areas. The amenities are very clean but are a pretty good walk from the pull through area. Can't say enough about the hosts. While out and about in Deadwood, I received a message on my cell phone warning about an impending thunderstorm and possible hail. Then received another call making sure we got the first message. The base gas station is about a block away and they have diesel. Overall, we had a very good experience here and look forward to returning in the future.

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This was the first time for my wife and I at this FAMCAMP. Camp hosts John/Jean couldn't have been nicer. Attempted to make every experience the best. Riding motorcycle on post was a challenge. You had to suit up in 100 degree weather for your protection. Oh well, out the Patriot Gate and bagged the Long sleeves. Base and surrounding area is beautiful. People are super. Rapid City is a great little western town, DO NOT miss the Firehouse downtown. As always, know where to be at what time of day or night. In the extreme heat, power drain kicks the breakers, be mindful for your pets sake. Will love coming back in a couple years, weeks before Sturgis (25mi). The B1's rock. Can't say enough good about this Base.
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SUBAM Reviewed by SUBAM July 09, 2012
Last updated: July 09, 2012
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June 16-28, 2012

This was the first time for my wife and I at this FAMCAMP. Camp hosts John/Jean couldn't have been nicer. Attempted to make every experience the best. Riding motorcycle on post was a challenge. You had to suit up in 100 degree weather for your protection. Oh well, out the Patriot Gate and bagged the Long sleeves. Base and surrounding area is beautiful. People are super. Rapid City is a great little western town, DO NOT miss the Firehouse downtown. As always, know where to be at what time of day or night. In the extreme heat, power drain kicks the breakers, be mindful for your pets sake. Will love coming back in a couple years, weeks before Sturgis (25mi). The B1's rock. Can't say enough good about this Base.

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The last time I stayed here was a decade ago. It was nice then and still is. The trees have grown to provide some shade for sitting around the campsite. They do not interfere with satellite signal reception. All pads are concrete and level. Utilities work well although the voltage dipped occasionally. Perhaps due to the campground being full and abnormally hot weather for this part of the country. The bath house was clean. Verizon cell coverage, to include 3G, was good. There are two things to look out for. The turn-in to the campground has a dip that needs to be navigated carefully. Despite the Directions information listed above, you CANNOT use the commercial entrance to the base. There is a posted sign that states it is closed to all POV traffic and it is completely closed on the week-ends. Enter through the main gate and ask for a base map. It will accommodate all size rigs.
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skyking8 Reviewed by skyking8 June 28, 2012
Last updated: June 28, 2012
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June 25, 2012

The last time I stayed here was a decade ago. It was nice then and still is. The trees have grown to provide some shade for sitting around the campsite. They do not interfere with satellite signal reception. All pads are concrete and level. Utilities work well although the voltage dipped occasionally. Perhaps due to the campground being full and abnormally hot weather for this part of the country. The bath house was clean. Verizon cell coverage, to include 3G, was good. There are two things to look out for. The turn-in to the campground has a dip that needs to be navigated carefully. Despite the Directions information listed above, you CANNOT use the commercial entrance to the base. There is a posted sign that states it is closed to all POV traffic and it is completely closed on the week-ends. Enter through the main gate and ask for a base map. It will accommodate all size rigs.

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For our first time in a FAMCAMP, we loved it, the camp host was very nice and helpful. The camp is clean and well taken care of. We will stop again when in this area.
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rosiep Reviewed by rosiep May 19, 2012
Last updated: May 19, 2012
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May 15th, 2012

For our first time in a FAMCAMP, we loved it, the camp host was very nice and helpful. The camp is clean and well taken care of. We will stop again when in this area.

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