Lackland AFB FamCamp Featured

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Location

Installation
Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX
GPS Coordinates
29.39985, -98.6143
Location Information
Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX
RV Gate Coordinates
29.40601, -98.58858

Directions

Directions
You MUST use the Growden Gate, which is located off US-90 near the intersection of US-151. From US-90, take the Acme Street exit and turn South at the red light and then right at the stop sign onto Gowden Dr. (N29.40631 W098.58794). Follow Growden Dr. South/West for a couple miles. Enter the Gowden Gate (24/7) and bear right at the Y onto Andrews Rd. Andrews Road changes names to Kelly Dr, (total about 1.75 miles). Turn right (North) on Kenly Ave. Turn right on Luke Blvd. Near the end of road, turn left on Foster Ave. Campground is on your right.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(210) 671-5179
Mailing Address
Outdoor Recreation, 37 MSG/SVROF, 2800 Foster Ave., Lackland AFB, TX 78236-5234

Campground Information

Available Downloads
Lackland AFB FamCamp Memo
Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD Civilians, Guests.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Not accepted.
Internet Access
WiFi is available near the office and laundry room. Verizon EVDO Broadband Card works in Broadband mode with good coverage. SPRINT Broadband card users can get internet access here.
Pet Information
Pets allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
30 day stay limit. Higher rates are for guests. Dump station is $5.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
RV Storage.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Movie Theater
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Post Office
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
29
W/30,50A/S/CATV
$20 - $22
$120
$440
RV Sites
12
W/20,30,50A
$18 - $22
$110
$420
Overflow
3
None
$7
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Not allowed on base.
Weather Information

Modern and clean campground to use as a base while taking in all the sites of San Antonio. Home of the U.S. Air Force's ONLY Basic Training.

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Stayed here for 6 nights to enjoy San Antonio. Pros: well groomed facility; layout was pretty simple and basic - drive around the ring and find an appropriate spot to back-in; lots of sites surrounded by trees that offer sufficient shade during the hot summer days; location within the city of San Antonio was excellent since it was close to downtown and other attractions in the South and West side of the city; great deal for $20 a night. Cons: pull-through sites had no water/sewer drops and were out in the middle of the blacktop without any trees nearby to block the hot Texas sunshine; location on base was very far from the BX/Commissary; WiFi was intermittent at my location, however the signal when working was pretty strong. We did not know about the Growden Gate requirement and pulled through the Luke Gate without any hassle from the Security Police.
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rcdj-talo Reviewed by rcdj-talo July 13, 2014
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30 June - 5 July 2014

Stayed here for 6 nights to enjoy San Antonio. Pros: well groomed facility; layout was pretty simple and basic - drive around the ring and find an appropriate spot to back-in; lots of sites surrounded by trees that offer sufficient shade during the hot summer days; location within the city of San Antonio was excellent since it was close to downtown and other attractions in the South and West side of the city; great deal for $20 a night. Cons: pull-through sites had no water/sewer drops and were out in the middle of the blacktop without any trees nearby to block the hot Texas sunshine; location on base was very far from the BX/Commissary; WiFi was intermittent at my location, however the signal when working was pretty strong. We did not know about the Growden Gate requirement and pulled through the Luke Gate without any hassle from the Security Police.

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ALERT******** RATTLESNAKE FOUND BY RV SPACE 8 AND 9 ON 7/5/14. WE COULDN'T LET IT RUN AROUND HERE SO WE KILLED IT, SORRY SNAKE LOVERS!
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nisd221n Reviewed by nisd221n July 06, 2014
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July 4, 2014

ALERT******** RATTLESNAKE FOUND BY RV SPACE 8 AND 9 ON 7/5/14. WE COULDN'T LET IT RUN AROUND HERE SO WE KILLED IT, SORRY SNAKE LOVERS!

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We've stayed at Lackland several times and it's always pleasant. When we arrived the office was closed so we checked in the following day. We used our coupon from the AF FamCamp program plus had the weekly rate so it saved us $40. There are a few long term campers as we have found at a lot of the military campgrounds in the South. It's hard to fill those places up during the late spring and summer. Glad to see they can adjust the restrictions on length of stay and continue to have some income.
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mainer2 Reviewed by mainer2 June 20, 2014
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May 2014

We've stayed at Lackland several times and it's always pleasant. When we arrived the office was closed so we checked in the following day. We used our coupon from the AF FamCamp program plus had the weekly rate so it saved us $40. There are a few long term campers as we have found at a lot of the military campgrounds in the South. It's hard to fill those places up during the late spring and summer. Glad to see they can adjust the restrictions on length of stay and continue to have some income.

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We were staying at Fort Sam Houston and took a day trip to Lackland. While there we visited this Famcamp. The overall appearance looked very good. There are 12 asphalt sites with water and electric and all were vacant. It looked as if about half of the full hookup sites were empty also. It looks as if this would be a good park to visit this time of year. However, the 3 overflow sites were being used as a parking lot for overflow cars and pickup trucks. I would like to stay here but probably won't because you can't make reservations. If I'm going to be in an area for a couple of weeks, I like to have confirmed reservations.
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Frank A. Reviewed by Frank A. May 14, 2014
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May 1, 2014

We were staying at Fort Sam Houston and took a day trip to Lackland. While there we visited this Famcamp. The overall appearance looked very good. There are 12 asphalt sites with water and electric and all were vacant. It looked as if about half of the full hookup sites were empty also. It looks as if this would be a good park to visit this time of year. However, the 3 overflow sites were being used as a parking lot for overflow cars and pickup trucks. I would like to stay here but probably won't because you can't make reservations. If I'm going to be in an area for a couple of weeks, I like to have confirmed reservations.

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We're here at Lackland now and we're sorry we have to leave tomorrow. It is very peaceful and quiet here and the weather is great. We were very pleasantly surprised when we got here to find several full-service slabs open to choose from! All the facilities are in very nice shape, and the wifi works! The staff here is very helpful, and they don't bother you with a lot of rules, they just let you relax. Also, my wife dropped a small purse with most of her cash in it. One of the workers found it and turned it over to Craig. He came right to our RV and returned it! That's integrity!
This is our third trip here, and we'll be back often. Steve & Lise Trahan.
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SATrahan Reviewed by SATrahan April 08, 2014
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4 - 9 April 2014

We're here at Lackland now and we're sorry we have to leave tomorrow. It is very peaceful and quiet here and the weather is great. We were very pleasantly surprised when we got here to find several full-service slabs open to choose from! All the facilities are in very nice shape, and the wifi works! The staff here is very helpful, and they don't bother you with a lot of rules, they just let you relax. Also, my wife dropped a small purse with most of her cash in it. One of the workers found it and turned it over to Craig. He came right to our RV and returned it! That's integrity!
This is our third trip here, and we'll be back often. Steve & Lise Trahan.

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We stayed here at Lackland from Christmas Eve until Feb 18 with a short break in between. As a retired Air Force Vet I felt so at home in these surroundings. We truly enjoyed our stay. There are so many things to see and do in and around San Antonio. It is also a great location for heading out on day trips around South Texas. We will truly miss being here at Lackland where it all began for me. Every facility on Lackland was top notch. Thank you so much. Lawrence Becker MSgt Retired
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Becker5334 Reviewed by Becker5334 February 17, 2014
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Dec 24-Feb 18

We stayed here at Lackland from Christmas Eve until Feb 18 with a short break in between. As a retired Air Force Vet I felt so at home in these surroundings. We truly enjoyed our stay. There are so many things to see and do in and around San Antonio. It is also a great location for heading out on day trips around South Texas. We will truly miss being here at Lackland where it all began for me. Every facility on Lackland was top notch. Thank you so much. Lawrence Becker MSgt Retired

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Checked in about 4pm. No one around all day. A gentleman named Bill told us that someone would be here about 5pm to check people in. Thanks Bill. When I checked in Gary was in the office and charged me $40.00 for two nights. Very pleasant guy. The laundry room has 4 washers and 4 dryers and an Ironing board and iron for you use as well. I personally like wash and wear! Cost for washers and dryers are $1.50 per wash or dry. TV in there too. All areas were nice and clean. It was a great morning to take a walk in the rain. They also have a take one give one book/DVD rack. Though there were no DVD's in sight. Oh BTW this was our first stop on Marie and I's, adventure called retirement and full timing.
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nisd221n Reviewed by nisd221n October 31, 2013
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Oct 30, 2013

Checked in about 4pm. No one around all day. A gentleman named Bill told us that someone would be here about 5pm to check people in. Thanks Bill. When I checked in Gary was in the office and charged me $40.00 for two nights. Very pleasant guy. The laundry room has 4 washers and 4 dryers and an Ironing board and iron for you use as well. I personally like wash and wear! Cost for washers and dryers are $1.50 per wash or dry. TV in there too. All areas were nice and clean. It was a great morning to take a walk in the rain. They also have a take one give one book/DVD rack. Though there were no DVD's in sight. Oh BTW this was our first stop on Marie and I's, adventure called retirement and full timing.

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We stopped here to visit San Antonio and this was the perfect place. Getting on base was the most difficult part of our stay, one must be very quick getting off the freeway at the correct exit since there are three separate exits within 500 feet. This campground is very well maintained, the office folks were very friendly and helpful. While we didn't have sewer, we were in the new part of the park which was the only part with pull through pads. The commissary was very nice as was the exchange. The laundry facilities were adequate for our needs. If in this area again we would stay here.
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Bandit23ce Reviewed by Bandit23ce July 12, 2013
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19 - 23 Jun 2013

We stopped here to visit San Antonio and this was the perfect place. Getting on base was the most difficult part of our stay, one must be very quick getting off the freeway at the correct exit since there are three separate exits within 500 feet. This campground is very well maintained, the office folks were very friendly and helpful. While we didn't have sewer, we were in the new part of the park which was the only part with pull through pads. The commissary was very nice as was the exchange. The laundry facilities were adequate for our needs. If in this area again we would stay here.

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Followed directions on the web-site coming in the Growdon gate. Very accurate and thanks for whoever made the strip map with the water tower landmark. Previous comments indicate that the Famcamp was having issues in the management arena. It is my opinion that MWR has corrected any faults as stated in the previous comments. The Famcamp does have a weekend manager on duty I think Gary is his name. Very informed individual and willing to provide and share information. Police of the Famcamp is excellent, no trash or paper in the area, as was the entire Base. Dogs were observed in the Famcamp, owners did police up after the pet and did use a field next to the Famcamp to exercise their pets. Did not see the presents of homesteading in the camp. One motor home with a cargo trailer next to it but seemed very organized and neat. The field next to the Famcamp provides for some interesting viewing of squirrels, rabbits and various types of birds, bring your bino’s very entertaining. Laundry and bath facilities were cleaned daily. Showers were kind of on the old side but clean and serviceable. Utility hook ups at the sites look like they are new, this is throughout the entire Famcamp. Laundry costs are $1.50 per use, both washer and dryer. Roads coming into and on base are excellent not like Joint base Sam Houston. We stayed here in a motor home and will return whenever in SA.
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2bnot2b Reviewed by 2bnot2b June 09, 2013
Last updated: June 09, 2013
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6 Jun 2013 - 9 Jun 2013

Followed directions on the web-site coming in the Growdon gate. Very accurate and thanks for whoever made the strip map with the water tower landmark. Previous comments indicate that the Famcamp was having issues in the management arena. It is my opinion that MWR has corrected any faults as stated in the previous comments. The Famcamp does have a weekend manager on duty I think Gary is his name. Very informed individual and willing to provide and share information. Police of the Famcamp is excellent, no trash or paper in the area, as was the entire Base. Dogs were observed in the Famcamp, owners did police up after the pet and did use a field next to the Famcamp to exercise their pets. Did not see the presents of homesteading in the camp. One motor home with a cargo trailer next to it but seemed very organized and neat. The field next to the Famcamp provides for some interesting viewing of squirrels, rabbits and various types of birds, bring your bino’s very entertaining. Laundry and bath facilities were cleaned daily. Showers were kind of on the old side but clean and serviceable. Utility hook ups at the sites look like they are new, this is throughout the entire Famcamp. Laundry costs are $1.50 per use, both washer and dryer. Roads coming into and on base are excellent not like Joint base Sam Houston. We stayed here in a motor home and will return whenever in SA.

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We've been here twice. The first time 3-1-2013 to 3-11-2013, we were in the overflow, no hook-ups the 1st night, moved to partial hook-ups,water & sewer the 2nd night and moved to full hook-ups for the remainder,8 days on the 3rd day. When we arrived, the first time, we found that there is no designated area to park. We were told we could stay in the overflow area, wait until someone to leave in the partial hook-ups, then move to the partial and wait for someone to leave in the full hookups then move into one of those. Everything worked out fine. Having to move everyday was a bit annoying. Laundry was free then. Our 2nd visit, 5-14-2013 to 5-20-2013. Laundry is no longer free. New washers & dryers were installed, $1.50 wash + $1.50 to dry. I've never paid this much even off base. Our stay here was fine. This time we parked in an area next to the dump station to go register. The man at the desk seemed to be annoyed that we were interrupting his TV watching. If you park on the side facing the office you will get NO shade on your door side, which we asked to be directed to. We were warned that there was someone there with 4 dogs that barked all the time. If you want shade pick the side that faces the partial hook-ups. We've stayed at military bases from Northern California to Florida. I rated this park as average because there are better and worse.
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TheFenders Reviewed by TheFenders May 25, 2013
Last updated: May 25, 2013
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May 14 - May 20, 2013

We've been here twice. The first time 3-1-2013 to 3-11-2013, we were in the overflow, no hook-ups the 1st night, moved to partial hook-ups,water & sewer the 2nd night and moved to full hook-ups for the remainder,8 days on the 3rd day. When we arrived, the first time, we found that there is no designated area to park. We were told we could stay in the overflow area, wait until someone to leave in the partial hook-ups, then move to the partial and wait for someone to leave in the full hookups then move into one of those. Everything worked out fine. Having to move everyday was a bit annoying. Laundry was free then. Our 2nd visit, 5-14-2013 to 5-20-2013. Laundry is no longer free. New washers & dryers were installed, $1.50 wash + $1.50 to dry. I've never paid this much even off base. Our stay here was fine. This time we parked in an area next to the dump station to go register. The man at the desk seemed to be annoyed that we were interrupting his TV watching. If you park on the side facing the office you will get NO shade on your door side, which we asked to be directed to. We were warned that there was someone there with 4 dogs that barked all the time. If you want shade pick the side that faces the partial hook-ups. We've stayed at military bases from Northern California to Florida. I rated this park as average because there are better and worse.

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I am retired Air Force and have enjoyed using Military Famcamps for many years. Until I stayed at Lackland Famcamp, I had been extremely satisfied with all of them. The manager, Greg, does absolutely nothing to ensure that the facility is maintained in a clean and orderly manner. While I was there, I saw only one person pick up the droppings when walking her dog. You can imagine what that does to a campground over the period of months/years. The "quiet time" listed on their rules is definitely not enforced. If you are seeking a place to play your loud music, run a generator, work on your car, etc. any time of the day or night, this is the place. Personally, I would not stay at the Lackland Famcamp if it was free! My next stay in San Antonio will be at Ft Sam. I sincerely hope this helps you escape the same unpleasantness that we had...
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chipman000 Reviewed by chipman000 April 14, 2013
Last updated: April 15, 2013
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Apr 7-15, 2013

I am retired Air Force and have enjoyed using Military Famcamps for many years. Until I stayed at Lackland Famcamp, I had been extremely satisfied with all of them. The manager, Greg, does absolutely nothing to ensure that the facility is maintained in a clean and orderly manner. While I was there, I saw only one person pick up the droppings when walking her dog. You can imagine what that does to a campground over the period of months/years. The "quiet time" listed on their rules is definitely not enforced. If you are seeking a place to play your loud music, run a generator, work on your car, etc. any time of the day or night, this is the place. Personally, I would not stay at the Lackland Famcamp if it was free! My next stay in San Antonio will be at Ft Sam. I sincerely hope this helps you escape the same unpleasantness that we had...

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Clean, friendly, and did they mention the laundry is free? A little confusing to find, but definitely worth it. Will definitely visit again.
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geopurdy Reviewed by geopurdy March 25, 2013
Last updated: March 26, 2013
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Macrh 25, 2013

Clean, friendly, and did they mention the laundry is free? A little confusing to find, but definitely worth it. Will definitely visit again.

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In Jan of 2013 we stayed one month at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, several issues were brought to the attention of the Outdoor Rec Director Lisa Muse, Bldg 871. On 7 January 2013, we met with Ms. Lisa Muse to discuss the current operation and management at the Lackland AFB Fam Camp. As an experienced traveler we primarily use the Military Fam Camps. This is the first operation where I’ve felt several issues needed to be addressed. My first course of action was to direct my concerns to the manager of the Fam Camp, Greg Wooley. I inquired information regarding the mini-van on site 18. It’s common to see card board covering the windows, where apparently a homeless veteran resides. His response was “it’s paid for I don’t care what sits there”. I was shocked by his response. The occupant of the mini-van occupies the site intended for an RV. Today 21 Jan 2013, while checking on my laundry I met the homeless veteran coming out of the men’s bathroom with a 5 gallon bucket. We had seen the gentleman on several occasions with the bucket and could only speculate its content. My suspicions were confirmed this individual is using the bucket as a bathroom in his mini-van. I’ll admit paying $400 a month for rent, free electric, free cable and free wifi, and free laundry facilities is a wonderful deal. But this Fam Camp was not intended to house the homeless; nor those veterans seeking to minimize their expenses. When in fact there were several motor coaches and RV's waiting to move into full hookup sites. One of the most desired necessities of any RV traveler is a full hookup site where water and sewage can be established. On 1 January 2013, I was bitten by an aggressive dog located at site 19. I stepped out of my RV and noticed a fellow RV’r needed a bag to pick up after his dog droppings. This is another issue that has gone without strict enforcement. I did not know the occupant had 4 dogs, and 2 of those dogs were on leads extending 20 ft or more. When I approached the back of the rig to take the doggy bag to the owner, the hound came around the rig and bit me. There was no warning the dog was tied to a lead extending far more than the limited 10ft. The dog did not break the skin, nor did I make a formal report to the MP’s. The incident was not witnessed by anyone. I insisted the gentleman take the bags and get his dogs under control. That was my ‘Welcome Packet’ to Lackland Air Force Base. No Fam Camp manager to report the incident to. There are only limited office hours to receive guests, no check-in packet or rules for review. We received an adding machine receipt as proof of payment. Granted, Mr. Wooley was on vacation at the time of our check in; but that person should have presented to us a copy of the Fam Camp rules and outlined the expectations as a guest. During our visit we have seen fellow RV’s, fight over a Fam Camp sites. We have watched individuals, park on an RV site and sleep in their POV during the night. Just to get the site they desired, while their RV is parked “on the grass” in the overflow area leaving ruts in the grass. During this overnight period the wife slept in the RV, while the husband held the site desired. Or other RV’s going to a parking lot on post for the required 24 hour absent period. Unlike many other Military Fam Camps, occupants are required to leave the post for a period of one week before returning. The maximum stay cannot exceed 180 days per year, and they are assigned a site when one is open. We desire the military Fam Camps for their security and the compliance of basic rules of common courtesy. When entering the military Fam Camps we have been greeted by a camp host or the camp manager. After the initial greeting, a map with the most basic list of rules is reviewed on-site with the visitor. Most individuals will abide by the common courtesy of picking up after their dogs, but sometimes it needs to be reinforced. At that time the manager will outline the expectations of a “designated dog walking area’ where all persons are intended to take their pets and pick up after them. This site is often marked and enforced. One rule of enforcement is if at least two fellow RV’r witness and report, the same dog owner not completing his chores of picking up after his dog, after three occurrences he or she is asked to leave the Fam Camp. I offered my suggestion of placing a sign and a bucket marked as a designated area for a dog walk. Wooley remarked, ‘they walk their dogs here and over there everywhere’ I would have buckets everywhere. Rule violation A1-9 pet clean up. I am discouraged due to the lack of enforcement of the basic military rules and common courtesy; I took my concerns higher to the Outdoor Rec Director Lisa Muse, on 7 January 2013. During our meeting with Ms Muse I repeated my concerns and made suggestions to resolve incidents at the Fam Camp. Her response was ‘Greg doesn’t like confrontation ’. She noted that Wooley did report incidents to her. Believing that Ms Muse would address our concerns we left feeling that something might be accomplished by our discussion. Apparently I was very wrong, today 21 January 2013 we now have a cargo trailer parked on a ‘full service RV site’. The soldier is in violation, IAW AF1 34-10 DOD I 1015.10, the soldier is using the cargo van as temporary housing. He is using no water, no sewage hookup. He is paying the $400 a month for “free cable, free wifi, free washer/dryer, and free electric and shower”. Plus the owners of the aggressive dogs have been allowed to return to the Fam Camp and are now parked within 40 feet of our RV. I have already witnessed the violation of A1-9 ref: pet clean up. Plus the apparent homeless veteran left for his mandatory 24 hour period and returned to his same site over the weekend, and this time has brought his dog with him for company. Known violators should not be allowed back into the Fam Camp, but it is apparent that military rules and regulations have no merit here. I made the suggestion of a Fam Camp Host, at Lackland to Ms Muse. The idea was immediately dismissed. The position and duties of a Camp Host is to greet campers during weekends and after hour arrivals. During our travels it is common to be greeted by a Camp Host at military Fam Camps. The position is not a paid position but a reduction of lot and facility rent. A Fam Camp host is needed badly at Lackland. Camp operations need to comply with the rules and basic operations of other Military Fam Camps such as Fort Bliss, TX or Fort Sam Houston, Fort Rucker, AL etc. Ms Muse expressed concern over not being able to fill Lackland AFB Fam Camp during the off season. This can easily be addressed. Fort Sam Houston receives many more calls for reservation, during the year due to it being a hospital facility. Lackland AFB Fam Camp along with Fort Sam Houston as a joint facility can now redirect inquiries to Lackland Fam Camp. Such request for RV accommodation can be forward to Lackland Fam Camp, to assist our Veterans families by having a safe and affordable place to stay while their loved one are hospitalized. When we called Fort Sam Houston there was no mention of coming to, or checking at Lackland AFB for an open site. This could easily be changed to continually fill Lackland during the off season. We visited Fort Sam Houston the first item we received was a copy of the park rules, and they continued to highlight items and the parks amenities. The purpose of this letter is to encourage a review and compliance of regulation of the Lackland AFB, Fam Camp. As of today, Monday, January 21th , aside from the aggressive dogs, and apparent homeless veteran we have witness vehicles parking anywhere on the grass. RV’s and cars being washed on site, persons using the washer/dryer facilities at 0100 hours or later, and children with full run of the Fam Camp and the laundry room facilities’ without supervision. Plus a fifth wheel trailer and truck drive through the grass leaving ruts at site one, a back in site. And a violation of article A1-14, cigarette butts outside the office and laundry. Having been accustomed to military order of rules and regulations this Fam Camp does not meet the a higher standard and expectation of other Fam Camps. This Fam Camp is not in compliance to its own rules, and regulations and military standards.
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DeAntha Wright-Thornburg Reviewed by DeAntha Wright-Thornburg February 19, 2013
Last updated: February 20, 2013
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25 Dec-Jan 25, 2013

In Jan of 2013 we stayed one month at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, several issues were brought to the attention of the Outdoor Rec Director Lisa Muse, Bldg 871. On 7 January 2013, we met with Ms. Lisa Muse to discuss the current operation and management at the Lackland AFB Fam Camp. As an experienced traveler we primarily use the Military Fam Camps. This is the first operation where I’ve felt several issues needed to be addressed. My first course of action was to direct my concerns to the manager of the Fam Camp, Greg Wooley. I inquired information regarding the mini-van on site 18. It’s common to see card board covering the windows, where apparently a homeless veteran resides. His response was “it’s paid for I don’t care what sits there”. I was shocked by his response. The occupant of the mini-van occupies the site intended for an RV. Today 21 Jan 2013, while checking on my laundry I met the homeless veteran coming out of the men’s bathroom with a 5 gallon bucket. We had seen the gentleman on several occasions with the bucket and could only speculate its content. My suspicions were confirmed this individual is using the bucket as a bathroom in his mini-van. I’ll admit paying $400 a month for rent, free electric, free cable and free wifi, and free laundry facilities is a wonderful deal. But this Fam Camp was not intended to house the homeless; nor those veterans seeking to minimize their expenses. When in fact there were several motor coaches and RV's waiting to move into full hookup sites. One of the most desired necessities of any RV traveler is a full hookup site where water and sewage can be established. On 1 January 2013, I was bitten by an aggressive dog located at site 19. I stepped out of my RV and noticed a fellow RV’r needed a bag to pick up after his dog droppings. This is another issue that has gone without strict enforcement. I did not know the occupant had 4 dogs, and 2 of those dogs were on leads extending 20 ft or more. When I approached the back of the rig to take the doggy bag to the owner, the hound came around the rig and bit me. There was no warning the dog was tied to a lead extending far more than the limited 10ft. The dog did not break the skin, nor did I make a formal report to the MP’s. The incident was not witnessed by anyone. I insisted the gentleman take the bags and get his dogs under control. That was my ‘Welcome Packet’ to Lackland Air Force Base. No Fam Camp manager to report the incident to. There are only limited office hours to receive guests, no check-in packet or rules for review. We received an adding machine receipt as proof of payment. Granted, Mr. Wooley was on vacation at the time of our check in; but that person should have presented to us a copy of the Fam Camp rules and outlined the expectations as a guest. During our visit we have seen fellow RV’s, fight over a Fam Camp sites. We have watched individuals, park on an RV site and sleep in their POV during the night. Just to get the site they desired, while their RV is parked “on the grass” in the overflow area leaving ruts in the grass. During this overnight period the wife slept in the RV, while the husband held the site desired. Or other RV’s going to a parking lot on post for the required 24 hour absent period. Unlike many other Military Fam Camps, occupants are required to leave the post for a period of one week before returning. The maximum stay cannot exceed 180 days per year, and they are assigned a site when one is open. We desire the military Fam Camps for their security and the compliance of basic rules of common courtesy. When entering the military Fam Camps we have been greeted by a camp host or the camp manager. After the initial greeting, a map with the most basic list of rules is reviewed on-site with the visitor. Most individuals will abide by the common courtesy of picking up after their dogs, but sometimes it needs to be reinforced. At that time the manager will outline the expectations of a “designated dog walking area’ where all persons are intended to take their pets and pick up after them. This site is often marked and enforced. One rule of enforcement is if at least two fellow RV’r witness and report, the same dog owner not completing his chores of picking up after his dog, after three occurrences he or she is asked to leave the Fam Camp. I offered my suggestion of placing a sign and a bucket marked as a designated area for a dog walk. Wooley remarked, ‘they walk their dogs here and over there everywhere’ I would have buckets everywhere. Rule violation A1-9 pet clean up. I am discouraged due to the lack of enforcement of the basic military rules and common courtesy; I took my concerns higher to the Outdoor Rec Director Lisa Muse, on 7 January 2013. During our meeting with Ms Muse I repeated my concerns and made suggestions to resolve incidents at the Fam Camp. Her response was ‘Greg doesn’t like confrontation ’. She noted that Wooley did report incidents to her. Believing that Ms Muse would address our concerns we left feeling that something might be accomplished by our discussion. Apparently I was very wrong, today 21 January 2013 we now have a cargo trailer parked on a ‘full service RV site’. The soldier is in violation, IAW AF1 34-10 DOD I 1015.10, the soldier is using the cargo van as temporary housing. He is using no water, no sewage hookup. He is paying the $400 a month for “free cable, free wifi, free washer/dryer, and free electric and shower”. Plus the owners of the aggressive dogs have been allowed to return to the Fam Camp and are now parked within 40 feet of our RV. I have already witnessed the violation of A1-9 ref: pet clean up. Plus the apparent homeless veteran left for his mandatory 24 hour period and returned to his same site over the weekend, and this time has brought his dog with him for company. Known violators should not be allowed back into the Fam Camp, but it is apparent that military rules and regulations have no merit here. I made the suggestion of a Fam Camp Host, at Lackland to Ms Muse. The idea was immediately dismissed. The position and duties of a Camp Host is to greet campers during weekends and after hour arrivals. During our travels it is common to be greeted by a Camp Host at military Fam Camps. The position is not a paid position but a reduction of lot and facility rent. A Fam Camp host is needed badly at Lackland. Camp operations need to comply with the rules and basic operations of other Military Fam Camps such as Fort Bliss, TX or Fort Sam Houston, Fort Rucker, AL etc. Ms Muse expressed concern over not being able to fill Lackland AFB Fam Camp during the off season. This can easily be addressed. Fort Sam Houston receives many more calls for reservation, during the year due to it being a hospital facility. Lackland AFB Fam Camp along with Fort Sam Houston as a joint facility can now redirect inquiries to Lackland Fam Camp. Such request for RV accommodation can be forward to Lackland Fam Camp, to assist our Veterans families by having a safe and affordable place to stay while their loved one are hospitalized. When we called Fort Sam Houston there was no mention of coming to, or checking at Lackland AFB for an open site. This could easily be changed to continually fill Lackland during the off season. We visited Fort Sam Houston the first item we received was a copy of the park rules, and they continued to highlight items and the parks amenities. The purpose of this letter is to encourage a review and compliance of regulation of the Lackland AFB, Fam Camp. As of today, Monday, January 21th , aside from the aggressive dogs, and apparent homeless veteran we have witness vehicles parking anywhere on the grass. RV’s and cars being washed on site, persons using the washer/dryer facilities at 0100 hours or later, and children with full run of the Fam Camp and the laundry room facilities’ without supervision. Plus a fifth wheel trailer and truck drive through the grass leaving ruts at site one, a back in site. And a violation of article A1-14, cigarette butts outside the office and laundry. Having been accustomed to military order of rules and regulations this Fam Camp does not meet the a higher standard and expectation of other Fam Camps. This Fam Camp is not in compliance to its own rules, and regulations and military standards.

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Easy access. No red-tape/inspections. Very Friendly. BX/Commissary, Gateway Club, Pool facilities, etc all easy access nearby. Also close to San Antonio attractions. Camp is clean and hosts are helpful and friendly. Arrived after hours. Selected site under shade trees, hooked up and checked in next morning. Clean showers, free laundry facility. Safe, secure. Will return.
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dsquared Reviewed by dsquared July 10, 2012
Last updated: July 10, 2012
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July 2012

Easy access. No red-tape/inspections. Very Friendly. BX/Commissary, Gateway Club, Pool facilities, etc all easy access nearby. Also close to San Antonio attractions. Camp is clean and hosts are helpful and friendly. Arrived after hours. Selected site under shade trees, hooked up and checked in next morning. Clean showers, free laundry facility. Safe, secure. Will return.

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Really nice campground, not far from BX and Commissary. There is a very nice family pool close by ($2). The staff is great. Wi-Fi throughout the park. My only complaint is not enough trees! The shaded sites are great, just not enough! Wish they'd plant more trees. Otherwise, a great RV park!
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bvgreen602 Reviewed by bvgreen602 June 20, 2012
Last updated: June 20, 2012
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June 17-20, 2012

Really nice campground, not far from BX and Commissary. There is a very nice family pool close by ($2). The staff is great. Wi-Fi throughout the park. My only complaint is not enough trees! The shaded sites are great, just not enough! Wish they'd plant more trees. Otherwise, a great RV park!

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Just spent a week here in May 2012. It is just what I wanted, close to SA attractions,inexpensive and convenient. We did not use the showers or laundry, spoke to the manager once and he is polite and nice enough. No problems with other guest. Clean and very quiet after the sightseeing. Spaces not as large as Sam Houston but no train noise. I will stay here again in the future.
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cwii Reviewed by cwii May 10, 2012
Last updated: May 11, 2012
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May 2012

Just spent a week here in May 2012. It is just what I wanted, close to SA attractions,inexpensive and convenient. We did not use the showers or laundry, spoke to the manager once and he is polite and nice enough. No problems with other guest. Clean and very quiet after the sightseeing. Spaces not as large as Sam Houston but no train noise. I will stay here again in the future.

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We stayed here 3 days in early April 2012. The camp hosts were very nice and helpful. It was quiet. Found out one can come and enter from other gates rather than Growden. If your rig will make it through the maze the guards have no problem with you using the other gates.
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docman5 Reviewed by docman5 April 28, 2012
Last updated: April 29, 2012
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April 2012

We stayed here 3 days in early April 2012. The camp hosts were very nice and helpful. It was quiet. Found out one can come and enter from other gates rather than Growden. If your rig will make it through the maze the guards have no problem with you using the other gates.

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When we arrived there was one full hook-up spot left. It is wide, level and a clear site to the south for our satellite dish. Park is nicely located in a quiet area, BX and Commissary are just down the road but a bit hidden behind other buildings. BX is big but nothing special. Roads on base and in San Antonio leave a great deal to be desired. Rough, uneven, poorly maintained and a lot of traffic. We are visiting our daughter and her family and will be here for a couple of weeks, if not for her, we wouldn't spend any time here. Just too congested. Camp host helpful, laundry clean with newer machines. No ice machine, that would be nice.
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NevadaBob Reviewed by NevadaBob April 28, 2012
Last updated: April 29, 2012
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26 April 2012 for two weeks

When we arrived there was one full hook-up spot left. It is wide, level and a clear site to the south for our satellite dish. Park is nicely located in a quiet area, BX and Commissary are just down the road but a bit hidden behind other buildings. BX is big but nothing special. Roads on base and in San Antonio leave a great deal to be desired. Rough, uneven, poorly maintained and a lot of traffic. We are visiting our daughter and her family and will be here for a couple of weeks, if not for her, we wouldn't spend any time here. Just too congested. Camp host helpful, laundry clean with newer machines. No ice machine, that would be nice.

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Office hours are limited on the weekend. Office is located on the exit side of the campground. They trimmed and mowed the grass while we were there. The mower and trimmer threw grass clippings on to both sides of our camper and truck. Just not very considerate. We stayed a week and noticed several trailers and motor homes in the full hook up section that had been parked there a while and no one around them for the entire week. It's an "OK" campground - not the worst in the military but definitely not one of the best.
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Wadcutter Reviewed by Wadcutter April 20, 2012
Last updated: April 20, 2012
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March 2012

Office hours are limited on the weekend. Office is located on the exit side of the campground. They trimmed and mowed the grass while we were there. The mower and trimmer threw grass clippings on to both sides of our camper and truck. Just not very considerate. We stayed a week and noticed several trailers and motor homes in the full hook up section that had been parked there a while and no one around them for the entire week. It's an "OK" campground - not the worst in the military but definitely not one of the best.

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We stayed here about five days in late January. Very accommodating. Sites were large. We arrived after hours and were able to pull right into a pull thru site. Didn't need a full hookup site since we were only staying a few days but probably could have gotten one had we stayed longer. Showers were small and quite warm but clean. Laundry was free. Had a great area next to sites that you could walk your dog or run them without bothering anyone. Very pet friendly. All in all a very nice FamCamp.
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spylinski Reviewed by spylinski February 27, 2012
Last updated: February 27, 2012
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January 2012

We stayed here about five days in late January. Very accommodating. Sites were large. We arrived after hours and were able to pull right into a pull thru site. Didn't need a full hookup site since we were only staying a few days but probably could have gotten one had we stayed longer. Showers were small and quite warm but clean. Laundry was free. Had a great area next to sites that you could walk your dog or run them without bothering anyone. Very pet friendly. All in all a very nice FamCamp.

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