Goodfellow AFB Recreation Camp

Goodfellow AFB Recreation Camp

 
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Goodfellow AFB Recreation Camp

Location

Installation
Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo, TX
GPS Coordinates
31.377311, -100.486747
Location Information
Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo, TX

Directions

Directions
Northbound US-87 [S Bryant Blvd] turn LEFT (West) onto FM-584 [Knickerbocker Rd). Just past large lake bridge turn LEFT (East) onto S Concho Dr 50 yds on LEFT.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(325) 944-1012
Mailing Address
1950 South Concho Drive, San Angelo, TX 76904-7912

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations can be made year round for select sites, 90 days in advance for active duty and 45 days in advance for all other authorized patrons.
Internet Access
WiFi available throughout the park.
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
Length of stay varies depending on the season. There are 8 cabins that sleep 2 - 8 people.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Volleyball, Horseshoes.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Swimming

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
20
W/20/30/50A/S
$20
$125
$500
RV Sites
10
W/20/30/50A
$15
$90
$400
Overflow
10
W/20A
$15
N/A
N/A
Overflow
Limited
W/30/50A
$10
N/A
N/A
Tent
Unlimited
None
$5
N/A
N/A
Cabins
8
Elec/S - No Water
$50 - $60
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Weather Information

This well organized campground is on Lake Nasworthy with boat rentals and boat launch along with fishing gas, marina, picnic areas.

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Goodfellow AFB Recreation Camp

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July 2018

Very disappointing, but typical of Air Force FamCamps we have been to. The facilities here are in need of maintenance. We stayed in the pull through area with water and power only. You can make reservations for this area. Roads and sites in this area are paved. The FHU area is mostly dirt and gravel roads. FHU sites do have a cement pad for your RV. On our fist site the voltage on one leg of the 50 amp service only had 7 volts. Moved to a second site it had an open ground. Moved to a third site to get good power. Check you power before hooking up to electrical here. Laundry room only had one working washer. $1 to wash and $1 to dry. Lots of dog poo around the Laundry Room. Pool was open and lots of people using it. There is a marina here. I don't have a boat, but the marina looks good. Previous reviews mention the amount of 'seasonals' living here. Just a rough guess is that near 50 percent are seasonals. Overall appearance of FHU area needs some cleanup. 

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May 2018

We arrived at Goodfellow Rec Camp on a Wednesday afternoon for a two-night stay. We had made telephonic reservations 45 days out. However, the Office is closed on Wednesday, so when we arrived the Camp Host directed us to a couple 50A FHU back-in sites from which we could select. We parked and connected. Sites were concrete, however they had not been swept or edged in some time. Trees had not been trimmed, grass mowing, weed-eating, edging and cleanliness through-out the park was not a priority. An oddity was the enormous cast steel ground box with lid that covered the water hook-up. It had to be manipulated to access the water hydrant. No idea why that was there, it was so hot from the sun, when we arrived that you couldn't lift it without gloves. Trash cans had overflown near the restrooms. Camp host was very friendly and offered his assistance several times. I visited the Office the next morning to pay, they were not welcoming nor informative. Just took my payment. No welcome, do you have any questions, here is what we offer, etc. This park is in an excellent location, and with some work could be an outstanding park, however, currently it is not. 

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3-4 April 2018

A bit disappointing to say the least! All available pull-thrus are filled by long term residents. You'd think that the "homesteaders" would be put in the back-ins since they aren't going anywhere any time soon! What a shame to those that don't want to drop a toad just to have full hookups when needed. When you've been on the road 4+ hours you'd just like to pull in and unwind. It was more work than it should have been to get to the dump station with a large rig, so, we dropped the toad and took a back in for the night to have full hook-up. We needed to dump! We were facing the lake and the view should have been beautiful except for the trash! Walking our small dog was unnerving when you have all these others with unleashed dogs because they are too lazy to walk their dogs. The girls next to us had a dog that would lunge at us every time we came to/from our rig! And the fecal smell is awful. Guess people don't think they need to pick up after their dogs! Women's bathhouse - DISGUSTING! Toothpaste and spit in the sink, one shower had 2 large clumps of hair and the other one a dirty diaper and kids skivvies on the floor. And they smelled telling me they had been there for more than a day! Wish I had taken pictures to share!! Stick to the interstates and bases not off the beaten path. We were so disappointed we did not stay longer than one night. Would have been nice to see the base, but, yuck!!!

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NOV.7TH TO DEC.7, 2017

THE FHU SITES ARE MOSTLY MILITARY PERSONNEL.THEY HAVE 3 HOST YOU DON'T SEE OFTEN.YOU HAVE ONE HOST(I THINK IS RETIRED) WHO IS RUNNING A BUSINESS FROM HIS RV.HE HAS HIS TRUCK AND 2 GUYS WITH THEIR TRUCKS COMING INTO CAMPGROUND.HE HAS A UTILITY TRAILER ON SITE AS WELL.OTHER FULL TIMERS HAVE BOATS AND TRAILERS ON THEIR SITES.SEEMS TO ME WE ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE INTENT OF THE FACILITIES.I WONDER IF ANYONE CARES?

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3.2
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4.0
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3.0
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3.0

Nov 11, 2017

We stayed here out in the partial hookups site ( W/E dump station access) because there was nothing available in the FHU sites. We didn’t really mind because the FHU site was crowded and full of long term renters it appeared and the partial lots were much larger. I thought it was very odd that the dump station was located on a corner in the middle of the crowded FHU site though, which makes it difficult to get to with larger RVs. We enjoyed the location, which is right on the lake and very pretty. My only big issue was that people staying out in the partial hookup lot, who also appeared to be permanent residents, just let their dogs wander all over the lot off leash and didn’t clean up after them. It made walking our dogs a little difficult, not knowing when a random dog would come running at us. I’m not a big fan of allowing full time residents at the rec camps, they tend to ignore the rules. Overall it was a decent stay but I wouldn’t stay again bc of the dump station location and the off leash dogs. 

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2.9
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3.0

April 15-17, 2017

We stayed here as a quick stop over. There was nothing available in FHU sites (which seemed to be a lot of long term people) so we grabbed a site in overflow. We had W/E hookups and access to dump station. That was weird in itself.... *Dump station is on the corner / end of one of the FHU rows. Being a 40' 5th wheel it was more than awkward fitting there to dump, but we managed. We actually preferred the overflow sites to the FHU as the area was less crowded and the sites were roomier. The lake looked beautiful. I don't know if we'd stay here again, but this was also a quick stop. (BTW...we never did find the laundry room.)

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March 24 2017

We'd planned a 3 day stay but left after one night. The full service sites are full of long time stays. The layout there is kind of odd with half circle pull thrus. The part along the water is ok. We got partial hookup in a large gravel parking lot. The wind came up overnight and even with the slides put in the noise and rocking was uncomfortable. I know that's not management's fault but the place just didn't appeal to us.

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4.2
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4.0

April 20, 2016

Beautiful camp.  Well maintained.  Great staff.  Thanks everyone.

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3.3
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3.0

March 26-31, 2016

This FamCamp is not on base so do not follow GPS to the AFB. In fact its the opposite direction but easy to get to. Upon arrival we were assigned overflow. This was ok with us as it had 50 amps and water. The next day while walking in the park we found a couple leaving so we pulled our slides in and waited for them to leave and we moved in to a FHU site. This FamCamp is very busy on weekends and especially holidays. The wifi didn't work very good until everyone left then it was satisfactory. The staff was very helpful with information.  If you have a fairly large unit I would not recommend using the back-in site as it is very tight. A class "C" or "A" can make ok. There is no commissary of exchange at this location. The pull-thru sites are large and will accommodate most units but watch out for overhanging branches, although most of them have been pruned. We will return for another stay next year. 

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June 9, 2015

I had scheduled 2 one night stays. First night was 6-9-15 and second night was to be 6-13-15. I knew that I was scheduled for overflow sites for both nights in advance. I had talked to the office folks three times about arriving on a Tuesday, when we arrived (1500) and no one was in the office to help. I finally found a maintenance person who told me the office was closed both Tuesday and Wednesday. I paid him the $15.00 and when to my overflow site. The overflow area is no better than a parking lot with electric and water. Looking at the other sites, I felt they were poor at best. The photos on the web site are way out of date. Looks like they were taken in 2007/2008 and do not show what the campground looks like today. I would never have booked the location if the photos were up to date. (Editors note - send me new photos and I'll post them). I found a KOA campground just down the road and booked them for the second date and canceled the date back here on the 13th. We were very disappointed and would not book stays here again.

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5.0

26 April-1 May 2015

This was our first stay and found it to be very relaxing. We were in site 14 across from office and picnic area facing lake. W-Fi very good and staff very friendly and helpful. Suggest you do drive to Fort Chadbourne up 277. They are open Tues-Sat. Also in San Angelo, Fort Concho near the historic district on Oakes. For last minute items, Stripes is across from campground and convenient for gas. All types of lake craft for rent.. kayaks, paddle boards and boats. The park was full, so glad we had reservations. Amy and John Stanton

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Oct 11 - 18, 2014

We had to stay in overflow, as FHU sites were all taken. Sites long, wide, and hard surface. They do not contact you when a FHU site becomes available. We stayed in overflow the whole week. But overflow sites have 50 amp, and the cost is $15 a day (Larry - your page needs to be updated). The base is about 10 miles away, and we only went there once. Good shopping and eating in San Angelo. My MIFI worked well (4G). Would stay again.

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15-24 Mar 2014

A pleasant rec area type location with nearby lake, picnic grounds and cabins. The back-in sites are next to the bathhouse with a view (out the front) of the lake and picnic area. Lot #15 that we stayed in had the best/widest "front yard" of the back-ins, but in general the back-ins are too close together. The pull-thrus are farther away from the lake but still within easy walk of the bathhouse/laundry. The weather was very nice over the weekend when we were there and this brought out lots of day-use and cabin-stay people. We were not bothered at all by the extra noise and congestion, EXCEPT for the half dozen or so who parked on the grass in our and neighboring lots, even blocking the pads to vacant lots, so they could be a bit closer to the picnic/cabin area than if they had parked in the wide open parking lot. Two of the vehicles remained there overnight, one on each side of our bedroom - well almost overnight - the occupants of one of them woke us up with loud talking and door slamming at 3:00 a.m. as they made ready to pull out. (I told the manager about this the following Monday.) The bathhouse and laundry were clean and tidy, except (again) on picnic day the bathroom got a bit messy because of heavy use. Sightseeing: Take Knickerbocher Road approx 3 miles south past the airport to where it turns right off RM-584A for a look at the amazing spillway.

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(Updated: May 19, 2013)
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4.5
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4.0

May 16-20, 2013

Not a bad little park, especially for the money. Best in the San Angelo area. WIFI is NOW throughout the park, in spite of the info on the website saying front 1/3. WIFI worked great. The women's bathroom was filthy, but they did have a large "Goodfellow Appreciation Day" yesterday, so that could have contributed to the filth. The spaces are large and spaced away from each other. We picked space #10, when we arrive, but found it too close to the large parking lot with a lot of traffic and it had little shade. Asked if we could move to space #12 and was told "no problem". Was told the swimming pool is scheduled to open on Memorial Day, but not sure if they will have the funds for lifeguards. Was told by another "long time" camper, they are building 6 more spaces to the left of the gate, making a total of 26 spaces. We will come back, if in the area.

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(Updated: August 17, 2012)
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4.9
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5.0

August 15 & 16, 2012

Stayed for a couple of days on our way west. The facility is a very nice location on a lake also pool adjacent to RV park. Has boats available however need AF permit. Just one caution to big rigs some trees need to be trimmed but is not a major concern if you are careful.

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(Updated: June 26, 2012)
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5.0

Apr 27 thru May 1, 2012

Great stay, excellent location by Lake Nasworthy. Staff and after hours camp host were very helpful during our stay. This was our very first out of town camping experience with our new RV and it was very rewarding. Will definitely return.

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(Updated: March 26, 2012)
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4.7
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August 2011 - January 2012

I had the pleasure of staying at the GAFB famcamp for 6 months while in training at Goodfellow, the experience was great! Harry and the gang, to include the camp hosts went well above and beyond to make sure the stay was a good one. the only reason this wasnt a full 5 star experience was the fact that the rates went up, but was still affordable, and the lack of cable hookups and the WIFI being slow/spotty. The new restroom/shower facility was really nice as was the laundry room. I truly cannot wait to make my way back out to Texas.

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(Updated: November 28, 2011)
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Nov 11, 2011

Gone down some on value because of rate increase (compared to other famcamps) but still a real good deal considering your alternatives in the area. Upgrades to bath/shower welcome and well done. Very pleasant place to stay. Now they're getting facilities to a good standard need to work some on occupants. Noticed one seemed to be overflowing into 2 other sites. Another had dogs off leash. WiFi worked ok for me this trip.

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(Updated: November 08, 2011)
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4.7
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5.0
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5.0

18-19 October 2011

Arrived on a day the office was closed so was directed to the campground host. The host and his wife were very friendly and quickly fixed us up with a pull-thru site with FHU. They were unable to take a credit card but annotated our registration that we would pay at the office when it opened. Overall, check-in was a positive experience. Our site had a tree in a bad spot so our satellite system would not connect. The broadcast channels sucked to say the least. The park really needs cable hook-ups. We were happy, however, to quickly connect to the WIFI system even though we were considerable distance from the office. All-in-all, a very positive experience and the price was right. We will be back.

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(Updated: October 24, 2011)
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October 21-23, 2011

The increase in price was somewhat unexpected, but $20 per night is still a bargain considering that the two other campgrounds close to the Rec area are almost double that. Got a lovely back-in spot near the lake and bathrooms (a must with a pop-up), close enough to the laundry room that I had a decent wireless signal. This is the first time we have been there since the restroom remodel and I must say that they did a wonderful job. But damn! Did they have a sale on yellow paint or what? Way too bright and cheery for an old salt like me. How about a little haze gray so I can feel at home? Everything was clean and trash cans were emptied every morning. Troy and the guys at the office were great, helpful and friendly. Of course, I would love it if they put in cable as there is only 1 HD TV station over the air so I missed watching the World Series on Saturday and of course an upgraded WiFi system would be appreciated. Either way, it is still one of my favorite campgrounds and only about 3 hours from my house so it's a great weekend getaway. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a lake getaway or just passing through! Dave

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