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.
Lackland AFB FamCamp Featured
Type of site
$20 - $22
$18 - $22
Not really impressed with this camp, a lot of homesteading and active duty personal who are taking all the spots away from others. Dog feces was all over the place. The camp host was not very friendly or welcoming. Thankfully we only stayed one night.
This is a great little famcamp. Friendly management who made checking in a breeze. Excellent prices. The laundry room and bathrooms are very clean. Sites are a little small but that's ok, didn't need a lot of space anyway. We chose a gravel site with partial hook ups. Clean of litter and well cared for. Beautiful shade trees with plenty of songbirds. It was a little difficult to find if you don't know the area. All in all a great place to stay and we would definitely return.
1 - 7 October 2015
Very nice place under new management, check in went very smoothly. We once had an experience at Ft Sam where we made a reservation and they were unable to keep it? At least @ Lackland where it is first come first serve they don't promise you something they cant deliver on....Facility was very clean and the laundry room had plenty of machines. Staff was very helpful and courteous. Watch for snakes, there was a rattlesnake found by our neighbors but pest control was called out and they took care of it right away. No complaints, it was very quiet and this camp is well kept up. We will return next year.
July 28-30, 2015
The camp host is non-existent it seems. I was there three nights and NEVER was able to physically meet the camp host and phone communications are just as bad. But, at least the sites are clearly marked as reserved or available so you can just pick an available site and fill out the registration card and pay fees. But, you will want to use a check for this. I would not stick cash or a credit card number in the drop box. If you were allowed to come in through the SE Military Drive gate, it would be awesome, but they require you use the Growden gate which results in a long confusing drive to the campground. If you follow the directions, you will get their fine. Hopefully, you have a navigator helping you watch for road signs though. It makes it rough if you miss one. You can use the other gates with just a passenger vehicle after you set up. The campground is clean and quite with ample on site parking. There is some good shade on some sites which is great for S. Texas in July. The restrooms and showers are clean and well kept. There were several open sites the day we arrived and they never filled up the three days we were there. I was on a 10 day round trip from Wisconsin to Corpus Christy, TX and back and stayed at three military campgrounds. This was the worst but still better than most private and state campgrounds. And for $20 a night and full hookups, you can't hardly beat the value.
***Note: The Growden gate has working hours and is NOT open 24/7. We arrived late, around 9pm and the Growden gate for large commercial vehicles was closed already. Went back on the highway to find another gate and entered via the Luke gate with our military ID. It was a tight squeeze for our 31ft motor coach but the sentry were patient since there was no traffic. We followed the helpful map posted in the photos below pulled thru the loop and parked in the first vacant spot (they have little placards that show if they are occupied) set up for the night and paid for our 2 day stay the following morning. The office is only open from 8-4pm so plan accordingly. Most of the partial hook up sites were available, a plus cosidering there are no reservations. There are some permanent/full time RV residents but they are polite and helpful. We ventured out to the BX and commissary on the second day and wish we would have gone earlier it's like a big shopping mall with food court and shops and everything one could need at post/tax free prices! The commissary is a great place to restock as the prices are great, and it is quite large and very well stocked and has nice employees. Overall we enjoyed our 2-day stay and actually considered adding an add'l day just to check out the base and PX. We will definitely return here when in San Antonio. Also, The host assisted us in obtaining info for a rental car to checkout the local sights (Alamo and River Walk) and there is one on base with complimentary pick up from the camp ground. If you want a day weekday rental it's about $45/day for their smallest car w/military discount.
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Feb. 4 thru Feb. 11, 2015
Sites are small concrete pads under some trees so no grass can grow and if it has rained recently it is quite muddy. Very clean rest rooms and laundry area. No reservations so pick a site and then go into the office to sign up. The office may or may not be open. They need someone reliable in the office. This is the smallest Fam Camp we have been to.
Jan 28 thru Feb 5, 2015
Our experience at the campground was very nice. We stayed for a week and have no complaints about the campground. The camp host was no bubbling personality but he answered all our questions and helped us any way we needed. The restrooms and laundry area were very neat and clean. Full hookup sites were available the whole time we were there. The sites are kind of tight and it can be a little tricky getting onto your site without getting on the grass. My only complaint is the roads on post. They are terrible so driver beware. Go slow and just deal with the bad roads as best you can. We were able to leave out the Luke Road gate which was much easier than going all the way back out the Growden gate. We will certainly stay here again next time we are in the area.
Nov 22-29, 2014
Pulled in on Sat, office closed, there was one FHU site empty and 7 or 8 partial sites empty. Checked with a couple in partial sites to make sure they weren't waiting for a FHU and non were. So, we pulled right into a FHU site. There appears to be some changes going on here. Greg is retiring in March I hear, he is using some vacation time between now and then, so office is hit and miss with fill ins. Max stay is 30 days and out for 24 hours. I haven't really noticed much if any homesteading, but there are a few that stay 30 and leave for 24 and then come back for another 30. So, if you are in a partial you move and take their site when they leave and they may have to take a partial when they come back. I saw one or two leaving every day that we were here. There have been 2 empty FHU sites today and all 12 of the partial sites. On Sat 29th there were 5 FHU sites available, but that might be because of Thanksgiving holiday. Bathrooms appeared pretty clean as well as the Laundry room. Sites are typical RV park spacing with concrete pads, good water pressure. WIFI was broke while we were here. We will be back. I think this place is shaping up and I think it will only get better, hopefully they continue with a good Commander that enforces the rules. We enjoyed our stay reminiscing our adult life beginnings at Lackland 33 years ago.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.