New campground opened in August 2013.
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Average user rating from: 6 user(s)
22 Mar - 04 Apr 2014
Nice new facility with lots of potential. They still have that $35 daily rate and that's why I gave it a '2' for value - but $130 weekly and $350 monthly rate a '4', at least. Bathhouse and laundry room a bit small but clean and well maintained while we were there. Laundry, both washers and dryers, now $1.25 per load. As mentioned in an earlier review, the lots are a bit short. However, over-nighting big rigs can stay hooked up by cheating a little (overhanging a little) on each end. Otherwise, there are plenty of handy parking places for trucks and toads. We were able to pull in WiFi easily from our end lot near the bathhouse but those further in were having trouble doing so. Info for late arrivals, after office is closed, is nonexistent. Nothing on the bulletin board and no host. No printed rules/regs/info sheet or brochure available at the office when checking in. We had been told when calling ahead for reservations that there was a one month stay limit. Ha! A majority of the lots were occupied by homesteaders. During our stay we were told that the stay limit was probably going to change to one year. Directions to the main gate when coming from the south on US-277: Turn left (north) on FM-3438/Dub Wright Blvd southwest of town and proceed approx 2 miles to gate on left. (FM-3438 coming from the north is Arnold Blvd, name changes to Dub Wright at the gate as Arnold turns into the base.)
Dec 9, 2013
P.A. left this review using the Directory software: - This campground is the worst managed campground we have stayed at. For a place only a few months old they can't even seem to keep there registrations straight. We could not get the cap off of the dump without a pipe wrench so I figured I would use the dump station. It was pad locked so know one could use it. The bath rooms were cold and the hot water never did get above warm. At $35 a night they should do better.
21-22 Dec 2013
First off, I am really disappointed in the $35 price tag on the site. Abilene is a great little town, but we just stayed at Nellis for half the cost and well, it's Vegas. There are the normal amenities such as cable, sewer and level concrete pads. The parking spaces are very short, just in case you stay one night and want to stay hooked up, your truck will stick out the front. Second major gripe is the laundry facility. It cost $1.75 to wash a load of clothes and $1.75 to dry that same load. It might not seem expensive, but when you have a family of four, it gets pretty pricey. It was also the most expensive laundry stay of all other famcamps we've experienced so far. Showers and one toilet are extremely clean, but set up in a large room of wasted space and zero places to put down a bar of soap. I came in at 10 PM. There were no information desks, self pay or any clues as to where to pay. I used this site to tell me how much to pay and a contact number to call in the morning. There was no camp host during my stay, and really didn't see a person come around. Overall the stay was pretty decent, but could have been better on the wallet. I could have stayed in temp lodging for $30 more! I will not be staying here again, and probably will not recommend it to any of my camp buddies unless they are planning on staying for a week or longer.
9 Oct - 5 Nov 2013
Fam Camp just opened this past August. They had their formal Grand Opening while were there. They are still in the process of getting everything in order. Base Commander stated they had spent over 1 Million on the Fam Camp. Currently, you need to check in with Base Recreation which is just down the road about a block from the Fam Camp. Staff very friendly and open to suggestions. Will definitely return when in the Abilene area again. Directions to the Fam Camp are very accurate and easy to follow.
Oct 15 to Oct 25 2013
Stayed here while visiting my wife's mother in Abilene. Easy in and out and everything is brand new. The staff visit the camp a couple of times/day and were very friendly. My 10 day stay averaged $23/night. The WiFi signal is a little weak. Overall really enjoyed the stay here and will stay here anytime I'm in the area.
25 Sep 2013
Brand new, 18-unit park, with all concrete (and level) pads - right inside the gate. Everything is paved and big rig friendly.. Pulled in at 4:00pm, looked for the camp office - there is none. Went to the bathroom bulletin board to look for instructions on where to go to sign/-in - there are none. Looked for the camp host - there is none. Called the Outdoor Recreation number provided by this site - nobody answered. Park has the potential to be nice, but for right now, it looks like they have a few bugs to work out. Grass looks like it's never been cut. No up-to-date instructions for newcomers. No camp/base info at all. No wifi. Strange daily/weekly/monthly pricing structure. $35 a night? Seriously? That's more expensive than Military parks in San Diego and Los Angeles. Cheaper to pay for a week than it is to pay for four days? Interesting. One cheaper to pay for a month than it is to stay for only 10 individual days? Understand park is new, and they have a few things to iron out - but they may want to chat with a few other military parks to position themselves a bit more realistically!