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. Continue straight thru the Main Gate. After passing through the gate entering traffic circle at 6 o'clock and exit 3 o'clock, the first exit which is Schreiver Street. Proceed approximately 4 blocks to Arnold. Turn right proceed across N. Ellsworth., becomes Lincoln Turn right at next (3 way) intersection onto the CG entrance road proceed past housing office to CG office. ---- Additional info on gates: Personal RVs are welcome to use any gate on Ellsworth AFB they choose, whether entering or exiting the installation. The Main Liberty Gate is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The other gates have various hours.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(605) 385-6699
Fax Number
(605) 385-2998
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, which is located on the North fence line. Pets are required to on a leash and guests are responsible for picking up after their pet.
Campground Information
30 day stay limit. Rates displayed are for prime season, with the higher rates during the Sturgis Rally (end of July - early August). Lower rates are available (not posted) in off season with no water, shower or laundry. Tent site is for up to 4 people. $5 per person for additional.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Auto Hobby Shop, Arts & Crafts, Recreation Equipment Rental
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • 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
51
W/15,30,50A/S
$21 - $32
N/A
N/A
Overflow
12
30A
$10 - $23
N/A
N/A
Tent
30
None
$8 - $15
N/A
N/A
Lodge Room
47
Full
$75 - $100
N/A
N/A

Other Information

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Weather Information

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

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Average user rating from: 101 user(s)

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Great FAMCAMP & staff. We had to change our reservations two days before arriving & the Staff couldn't have been more accommodating. The Facilities were within easy walking distance. We were there during 'Sturgis' week so there lots of MC's around. We stayed in a class 'A' motor home.
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gunner0293 Reviewed by gunner0293 August 19, 2015
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6 Aug - 9 Aug 2015

Great FAMCAMP & staff. We had to change our reservations two days before arriving & the Staff couldn't have been more accommodating. The Facilities were within easy walking distance. We were there during 'Sturgis' week so there lots of MC's around. We stayed in a class 'A' motor home.

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During our 4 day stay, we were given 2 different sites. This seems to be standard procedure when making reservations in order for them to keep all spaces in use. We spoke to a number of other rv'ers w/o had to move sites in the middle of their stay. This musical chairs with sites was annoying. Some residents (not active duty) appear to be homesteading. Wifi was free but mostly non-existent. There's no off leash dog park. Grass had been recently cut but there's several large mounds of dirt from construction near the walkways and in the new area that had been there so long, weeds were growing out of them. There were 2 washers and 2 dryers in the laundry room so it was in constant use. There's no convenient parking area near the laundry room if you're coming from the new pull-thru section. All sites are paved with permanent picnic tables. Nice park with obvious signs of future expansion and improvement.
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FourdogsRV Reviewed by FourdogsRV July 29, 2015
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July 2015

During our 4 day stay, we were given 2 different sites. This seems to be standard procedure when making reservations in order for them to keep all spaces in use. We spoke to a number of other rv'ers w/o had to move sites in the middle of their stay. This musical chairs with sites was annoying. Some residents (not active duty) appear to be homesteading. Wifi was free but mostly non-existent. There's no off leash dog park. Grass had been recently cut but there's several large mounds of dirt from construction near the walkways and in the new area that had been there so long, weeds were growing out of them. There were 2 washers and 2 dryers in the laundry room so it was in constant use. There's no convenient parking area near the laundry room if you're coming from the new pull-thru section. All sites are paved with permanent picnic tables. Nice park with obvious signs of future expansion and improvement.

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Great location to see the sights such as Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Badlands, etc. Park had nice paved sites--some appeared occupied by permanent party. Had 2 washers and 2 dryers (75 cents each). For the number of people staying there, I believe they could use more washers/dryers. Grass at the sites was kind of long (above ankles) resulting in more mosquitoes. New pull-thru sites appear close to being opened. Wifi was weak to non-existent. Went to the library to access wifi. Library, BX and commissary all located right next to each other. BX and commissary fairly small. Shoppette/gas station right across the steet from famcamp. Able to get diesel for the Class A without any problem. Air Museum right outside the main gate is worth taking a look at--museum also offered a base tour that took you down a trainer missile silo. If in the area again, would stay here.
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MoonRun26 Reviewed by MoonRun26 July 23, 2015
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10-15 Jul 2015

Great location to see the sights such as Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Badlands, etc. Park had nice paved sites--some appeared occupied by permanent party. Had 2 washers and 2 dryers (75 cents each). For the number of people staying there, I believe they could use more washers/dryers. Grass at the sites was kind of long (above ankles) resulting in more mosquitoes. New pull-thru sites appear close to being opened. Wifi was weak to non-existent. Went to the library to access wifi. Library, BX and commissary all located right next to each other. BX and commissary fairly small. Shoppette/gas station right across the steet from famcamp. Able to get diesel for the Class A without any problem. Air Museum right outside the main gate is worth taking a look at--museum also offered a base tour that took you down a trainer missile silo. If in the area again, would stay here.

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This is a great place to stay. All sites that I have seen are paved with great access. About 10 miles from Rapid City so you will need a vehicle. Great surrounding area. Park is clean. I would advise staying here and will stay here again.
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BarryAtkinson Reviewed by BarryAtkinson June 19, 2015
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June 13-20, 2015

This is a great place to stay. All sites that I have seen are paved with great access. About 10 miles from Rapid City so you will need a vehicle. Great surrounding area. Park is clean. I would advise staying here and will stay here again.

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Great location for seeing the sights both east and west. Shower facilities are clean. They are in the process of upgrading the washers/dryers and now costs $1.00 to wash and .75 to dry. There is wifi but it is impossible to get on line - apparently some folks insist on downloading netflix. Shopette is convenient, has diesel fuel and is with walking distance. I would stay again.
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Waccamaw Reviewed by Waccamaw June 15, 2015
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28 May - 11 June, 2015

Great location for seeing the sights both east and west. Shower facilities are clean. They are in the process of upgrading the washers/dryers and now costs $1.00 to wash and .75 to dry. There is wifi but it is impossible to get on line - apparently some folks insist on downloading netflix. Shopette is convenient, has diesel fuel and is with walking distance. I would stay again.

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Convenient to the Black Hills and easy to access, the base is a reasonably priced alternative to others in the area. Nice that you can enter through any gate, and during our stay we were impressed by the courtesy and friendliness of the entry guards. Very nice commissary just down from the Famcamp, sad, little used BX. The older portion of the park is all back-in, the newer 16 sites are concrete pull-thrus with 8 more nearly completed. The host went out of her way to help, and returned $1 of our $21/day fee since the free washers and dryers were not yet installed. The new area is a bit shabby and without trees, but the sites are large. Overall a great stay; we'll be back again.
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Meanderman Reviewed by Meanderman June 10, 2015
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May 2015

Convenient to the Black Hills and easy to access, the base is a reasonably priced alternative to others in the area. Nice that you can enter through any gate, and during our stay we were impressed by the courtesy and friendliness of the entry guards. Very nice commissary just down from the Famcamp, sad, little used BX. The older portion of the park is all back-in, the newer 16 sites are concrete pull-thrus with 8 more nearly completed. The host went out of her way to help, and returned $1 of our $21/day fee since the free washers and dryers were not yet installed. The new area is a bit shabby and without trees, but the sites are large. Overall a great stay; we'll be back again.

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Very nice Famcamp staff was very helpful and friendly. Good location to go out and enjoy all the outdoor events that are available in the area. Base had everything you need to keep you going, would go back again with no problems at all.
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DressBlues91 Reviewed by DressBlues91 November 02, 2014
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26 June-9July 2014

Very nice Famcamp staff was very helpful and friendly. Good location to go out and enjoy all the outdoor events that are available in the area. Base had everything you need to keep you going, would go back again with no problems at all.

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Stayed here 1 night, traveling with 2 other rigs. Back-in I used was spacious. Other rigs used the pull throughs which were gravel. New pull throughs were not yet complete. Looked like concrete work was the only phase left. Close to Mt. Rushmore. Attended an evening presentation there which honors veterans. All are invited on stage to participate in colors. Very moving.
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onewire Reviewed by onewire October 29, 2014
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September 7, 2014

Stayed here 1 night, traveling with 2 other rigs. Back-in I used was spacious. Other rigs used the pull throughs which were gravel. New pull throughs were not yet complete. Looked like concrete work was the only phase left. Close to Mt. Rushmore. Attended an evening presentation there which honors veterans. All are invited on stage to participate in colors. Very moving.

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One of the nicer FAMCAMPs we've stayed at. Well kept up (to include lawn mowing while we were there) and base facilities couldn't be more convenient - like most anymore not a lot of dining options tho. Agree the back-ins are better with more space, better wifi signal, access to laundry etc. Can't speak on staff as we arrived the day after the office closed for the season. They gave us a reservation a couple of weeks prior and that was posted but alongside conflicting guidance indicating a first come first served policy after office closure (its the military right?). Someone in the site we had been assigned but, no problem, another one that was acceptable was open. Don't quite know what happened - maybe thats why they ran my card for the reservation instead of using it as a hold (whats with this a week rate is 7xdaily?) Anyway, that and wifi that would randomly cut out despite being close to the office are the only down checks I can think of.
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greg126 Reviewed by greg126 September 26, 2014
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Sept 2014

One of the nicer FAMCAMPs we've stayed at. Well kept up (to include lawn mowing while we were there) and base facilities couldn't be more convenient - like most anymore not a lot of dining options tho. Agree the back-ins are better with more space, better wifi signal, access to laundry etc. Can't speak on staff as we arrived the day after the office closed for the season. They gave us a reservation a couple of weeks prior and that was posted but alongside conflicting guidance indicating a first come first served policy after office closure (its the military right?). Someone in the site we had been assigned but, no problem, another one that was acceptable was open. Don't quite know what happened - maybe thats why they ran my card for the reservation instead of using it as a hold (whats with this a week rate is 7xdaily?) Anyway, that and wifi that would randomly cut out despite being close to the office are the only down checks I can think of.

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L.B. left this review using the Directory software: - Really need to enter through Main Gate. The RV Gate closes at 1800 and is not open weekends. Very nice and Camp Host was very friendly and helpful.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy September 25, 2014
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4-7 August 2014

L.B. left this review using the Directory software: - Really need to enter through Main Gate. The RV Gate closes at 1800 and is not open weekends. Very nice and Camp Host was very friendly and helpful.

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V.L. left this review using the Directory software: - Excellent park. Slots are tight and fairly close to each other. Pads were gravel with a concrete sidewalk, picnic table and a brand new cast iron bar-b-que grill, set in concrete, were right next to the pad. The place was packed. According to the host, we got the last site. Every site we saw was full hook-up...50 amp, water and sewer. About 15 new sites were under construction. Camp manager was awesome. He met us right at the entrance. The FamCamp director was also there taking reservations and processing paperwork. It was quite busy. Restrooms were nice and clean, grass within the park, where it existed, was mowed, and trash bins were nearby. Commissary and BX were about five blocks away. Yes, as one person noted, some grass on Base is no longer mowed because of budget cutbacks, but that was only in limited areas away from the main thoroughfare. The National Motorcycle Rally was that week at Surgis about 30 miles away with an estimated 450,000 motorcycles, so there were quite a few bikers in the camp, but they were the older set. Despite this, the manger told us the place is full almost all summer long. So, get reservations as early as you can. Thankfully, we got ours the same day, but only because of a cancellation. Overall this is a great place to stay.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy September 25, 2014
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26 - 28 Jul 2014

V.L. left this review using the Directory software: - Excellent park. Slots are tight and fairly close to each other. Pads were gravel with a concrete sidewalk, picnic table and a brand new cast iron bar-b-que grill, set in concrete, were right next to the pad. The place was packed. According to the host, we got the last site. Every site we saw was full hook-up...50 amp, water and sewer. About 15 new sites were under construction. Camp manager was awesome. He met us right at the entrance. The FamCamp director was also there taking reservations and processing paperwork. It was quite busy. Restrooms were nice and clean, grass within the park, where it existed, was mowed, and trash bins were nearby. Commissary and BX were about five blocks away. Yes, as one person noted, some grass on Base is no longer mowed because of budget cutbacks, but that was only in limited areas away from the main thoroughfare. The National Motorcycle Rally was that week at Surgis about 30 miles away with an estimated 450,000 motorcycles, so there were quite a few bikers in the camp, but they were the older set. Despite this, the manger told us the place is full almost all summer long. So, get reservations as early as you can. Thankfully, we got ours the same day, but only because of a cancellation. Overall this is a great place to stay.

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Stayed for the Sturgis bike rally. The site was in the new pull thru's, plenty of space. Had all the hook ups, even had 2 sewer hook ups to accommodate any size RV. There was also Wifi, wasn't reliable at my site but I guess the closer to the office the better. They were in the process of putting in 7 more pull thru's. This is a nice little gem for the black hills and all its attractions. Even got a space next to mine for my parents, just had to get them a pass at the main gate. BX and commissary not to far, shoppette is on the corner walking distance.
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McDaddy_Al Reviewed by McDaddy_Al August 26, 2014
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Aug 2-9, 2014

Stayed for the Sturgis bike rally. The site was in the new pull thru's, plenty of space. Had all the hook ups, even had 2 sewer hook ups to accommodate any size RV. There was also Wifi, wasn't reliable at my site but I guess the closer to the office the better. They were in the process of putting in 7 more pull thru's. This is a nice little gem for the black hills and all its attractions. Even got a space next to mine for my parents, just had to get them a pass at the main gate. BX and commissary not to far, shoppette is on the corner walking distance.

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We spent our time in this area visiting all the sites around the area. The manager and host were extremely friendly and helpful. The base had easy access to the camp site. They are adding additional pull thru spaces. The base exchange and commissary are very close. We will return to this location.
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KO4R Reviewed by KO4R August 25, 2014
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Aug 19-24, 2014

We spent our time in this area visiting all the sites around the area. The manager and host were extremely friendly and helpful. The base had easy access to the camp site. They are adding additional pull thru spaces. The base exchange and commissary are very close. We will return to this location.

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Greeted by a wonderful host and his wife. Very nice campground with perfect location to explore the area. Totally enjoyed the morning "wake-up", afternoon Flag retrieval, and the night Taps. Felt safe and secure leaving our Motorhome here to go see the sights offered by South Dakota. Only concern was the poor WiFi service as it was hit and miss even when it stated excellent signal. Would definitely return. Mike & Chris, Auburn, WA
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Gitinaway Reviewed by Gitinaway August 20, 2014
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Aug 15-21, 2014

Greeted by a wonderful host and his wife. Very nice campground with perfect location to explore the area. Totally enjoyed the morning "wake-up", afternoon Flag retrieval, and the night Taps. Felt safe and secure leaving our Motorhome here to go see the sights offered by South Dakota. Only concern was the poor WiFi service as it was hit and miss even when it stated excellent signal. Would definitely return. Mike & Chris, Auburn, WA

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We really enjoyed this FamCamp. It is less than an hour from Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park and about two hours from Devils Tower National Monument. All of the RV sites are concrete and level. The back-in sites are actually better than the pull-thru sites because they allow you more space between you and your neighbor and because the access roads to these sites are paved. The access roads to the pull-thru sites are gravel. Hookups were excellent, our back-in site was satellite-friendly (clear southern exposure), diesel fuel was available at the Express station directly across the street from the FamCamp, there is a nice outdoor pool ($5 for adults and $3 for children) and indoor fitness facility, and Amy (FamCamp manager) was very helpful and friendly. There is a recycling center on base (on Centennial Drive), but it was only open on Thursdays and Fridays. The camp host was very friendly but not very knowledgable. If you wanted an answer to most things associated with the FamCamp, you needed to speak with Amy. The only significant negative about the FamCamp was that the WiFi did not work for Apple devices. The WiFi signal was very strong, but only people with Windows-based devices seemed to have any luck using the passcode to gain access to the FamCamp WiFi.
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byron.bailey Reviewed by byron.bailey August 01, 2014
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July 17-30, 2014

We really enjoyed this FamCamp. It is less than an hour from Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park and about two hours from Devils Tower National Monument. All of the RV sites are concrete and level. The back-in sites are actually better than the pull-thru sites because they allow you more space between you and your neighbor and because the access roads to these sites are paved. The access roads to the pull-thru sites are gravel. Hookups were excellent, our back-in site was satellite-friendly (clear southern exposure), diesel fuel was available at the Express station directly across the street from the FamCamp, there is a nice outdoor pool ($5 for adults and $3 for children) and indoor fitness facility, and Amy (FamCamp manager) was very helpful and friendly. There is a recycling center on base (on Centennial Drive), but it was only open on Thursdays and Fridays. The camp host was very friendly but not very knowledgable. If you wanted an answer to most things associated with the FamCamp, you needed to speak with Amy. The only significant negative about the FamCamp was that the WiFi did not work for Apple devices. The WiFi signal was very strong, but only people with Windows-based devices seemed to have any luck using the passcode to gain access to the FamCamp WiFi.

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This is a great campground for visiting all the tourist attractions near Rapid City, Rushmore and Custer State Park. A word of warning - be sure to make your reservations in advance. It is very popular. The camp host was right on top of things and the manager could not have been better. Each offered advice on things to do in the area. We camped in a 35' motorhome and did not have to use the commercial gate. The main gate provided easy access and the Patriot gate was great when we used our towed car only. We had to leave two days early due to a family emergency and everyone showed great compassion. We will definitely visit again.
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2justright Reviewed by 2justright July 30, 2014
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July 16, 2014 to July 24,2014

This is a great campground for visiting all the tourist attractions near Rapid City, Rushmore and Custer State Park. A word of warning - be sure to make your reservations in advance. It is very popular. The camp host was right on top of things and the manager could not have been better. Each offered advice on things to do in the area. We camped in a 35' motorhome and did not have to use the commercial gate. The main gate provided easy access and the Patriot gate was great when we used our towed car only. We had to leave two days early due to a family emergency and everyone showed great compassion. We will definitely visit again.

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Loved this FamCamp. Great BASE facilities. Enjoyed the Dining Facility. Walking and Bike Riding with/without Dog was great. Yes, the bathhouse and laundry are not the most convenient; however, with FHU we were comfortable using our MH facilities. Stayed in the new PT section (Site 35). Staff were outstanding and very informative. The base MWR/Contracting folks need some leadership in that the lawn maintenance contract had no provision for "wet/heavy rain spring/summer" grass cutting. Thus, the grass was over 10" high on all our sites and the contractor had used all prearranged mowing services. Shame. Really couldn't use our patio/site area due to high grass. Will definitely return. Construction moving rapidly on another seven or so FHU sites. Great FAMCAMP.
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elysium3 Reviewed by elysium3 July 28, 2014
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July 3-8 20114

Loved this FamCamp. Great BASE facilities. Enjoyed the Dining Facility. Walking and Bike Riding with/without Dog was great. Yes, the bathhouse and laundry are not the most convenient; however, with FHU we were comfortable using our MH facilities. Stayed in the new PT section (Site 35). Staff were outstanding and very informative. The base MWR/Contracting folks need some leadership in that the lawn maintenance contract had no provision for "wet/heavy rain spring/summer" grass cutting. Thus, the grass was over 10" high on all our sites and the contractor had used all prearranged mowing services. Shame. Really couldn't use our patio/site area due to high grass. Will definitely return. Construction moving rapidly on another seven or so FHU sites. Great FAMCAMP.

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Our visit to Ellsworth AFB has mixed emotions. The new section was almost finished and we were allowed access even with the backhoe and other equipment sitting next to our site. The biggest problem was NO access to the bath house/laundry area without driving from one section to the next and then having to walk quite a way with your laundry basket to get to the building. The bath house is outdated but was kept clean, the washers and dryers were expensive, outdated and small. The location for sightseeing the Black Hills was fantastic, amenities at the base was adequate for our needs so overall, it is a great FamCamp with the exception of the bath house & laundry facilities. Amy was extremely helpful and quite an asset to the facility.
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CSM LAYPORT Reviewed by CSM LAYPORT July 25, 2014
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June 19, 2014 - June 25, 2014

Our visit to Ellsworth AFB has mixed emotions. The new section was almost finished and we were allowed access even with the backhoe and other equipment sitting next to our site. The biggest problem was NO access to the bath house/laundry area without driving from one section to the next and then having to walk quite a way with your laundry basket to get to the building. The bath house is outdated but was kept clean, the washers and dryers were expensive, outdated and small. The location for sightseeing the Black Hills was fantastic, amenities at the base was adequate for our needs so overall, it is a great FamCamp with the exception of the bath house & laundry facilities. Amy was extremely helpful and quite an asset to the facility.

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J.C. left this review using the Directory software: - Grass was tall as last reviewer said, but during our stay, they did cut it. I think it just grows so fast this time of year they can't keep up. They currently have 40 spaces and are building 7 additional which will be ready by 2015. Strongly advise making reservations as park was full during our entire stay. Also, with reservations you get your site assignment in advance and can simply pull into your site and then register. There is diesel at the gas station and it is possible for a big rig to fill up there. BX and Commissary are smaller than we expected, but adequate.
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23-30 June 2014

J.C. left this review using the Directory software: - Grass was tall as last reviewer said, but during our stay, they did cut it. I think it just grows so fast this time of year they can't keep up. They currently have 40 spaces and are building 7 additional which will be ready by 2015. Strongly advise making reservations as park was full during our entire stay. Also, with reservations you get your site assignment in advance and can simply pull into your site and then register. There is diesel at the gas station and it is possible for a big rig to fill up there. BX and Commissary are smaller than we expected, but adequate.

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Amy was great getting me in last minute for the 4th of July holiday week. But did have to move a few times due to spots having reservations. Their paper system of reservations seems out of date and probably would be more organized if they didn't give people their space number before they got here. They have a big board that if you check in after hours, you know what space you would go to. Bob and Casey the camp hosts that were on duty when I arrived were great!! Bob was able to save me one move and I was able to stay in the main campground and not go to overflow. (Elec only) The other camp hosts that took over later were rude and evidently drunk all the time. Bottles were visible under their rig. The man also showed up one night in his pj's and very drunk. There were other complaints about them, and they were working on getting rid of them. The hookups and showers and laundry were fine. No cable which surprised me considering it was more than I had paid at other military campgrounds that had everything. WiFi is spotty at best. Overall, I enjoyed staying here, appreciated Bob and his wife inviting me to dinner and being exceptional camp hosts.
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Seamama61 Reviewed by Seamama61 July 04, 2014
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June 28-July6 2014

Amy was great getting me in last minute for the 4th of July holiday week. But did have to move a few times due to spots having reservations. Their paper system of reservations seems out of date and probably would be more organized if they didn't give people their space number before they got here. They have a big board that if you check in after hours, you know what space you would go to. Bob and Casey the camp hosts that were on duty when I arrived were great!! Bob was able to save me one move and I was able to stay in the main campground and not go to overflow. (Elec only) The other camp hosts that took over later were rude and evidently drunk all the time. Bottles were visible under their rig. The man also showed up one night in his pj's and very drunk. There were other complaints about them, and they were working on getting rid of them. The hookups and showers and laundry were fine. No cable which surprised me considering it was more than I had paid at other military campgrounds that had everything. WiFi is spotty at best. Overall, I enjoyed staying here, appreciated Bob and his wife inviting me to dinner and being exceptional camp hosts.

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