Peregrine Pines FamCamp

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Location

Installation
USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
GPS Coordinates
39.00639, -104.840179
Location Information
USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
RV Gate Coordinates
38.955 -104.814

Directions

Directions
RV's can enter at either North Gate or the South Gate. The North Gate is a little closer to the FamCamp. ---- NORTH GATE: Exit I-25 at exit 156 onto North Gate Blvd. heading West (to the Academy). Once through the gate, go about 1 mile and turn left at the B-52 display onto Stadium Blvd. Go about 1.3 miles to Academy Drive on your right - but turn left off Stadium Blvd. then an immediate left to the campground. ---- SOUTH GATE: Exit I-25 at exit 150 onto South Gate Blvd. Travel Northwest approx. 2.5 miles. After crossing the bridge over the railroad tracks, South Gate Blvd then curves to the right, which turns into Stadium Blvd. Follow Stadium Blvd approximately 2 miles to campground entrance across from Academy Dr. Turn right off Stadium Blvd. then an immediate left to the campground.

Map

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Map of Peregrine Pines FamCamp

Contact Information

Phone Number
(719) 333-4980 (Weekdays, May - Nov). (719) 333-4356 (Nov - Apr)
Mailing Address
Outdoor Recreation Center, PO Box 249, USAF Academy, CO 80840-0217

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Retired Military, 0-100% DAV, Purple Heart Recipients, Former POW, Veteran Caregivers, DoD civilians, Sponsored Guests. Read this article on Authorized Users
Season
Year round, depending on weather conditions.
Reservations
Reservations for camping are highly recommended for May 1 through Oct. 7, and can be made only by eligible patrons. Reservations are accepted up to 90 days prior to arrival for Active Duty and 60 days for all other eligible users by calling Peregrine Pines FamCamp at (719) 333-4980, 7 days a week, Sun - Thur 9am -6pm and Fri/Sat - 9am -8pm through Oct 3, 2017. Campers are charged per night per site. There is no discount for weekly or monthly stays. Check in time is 12 noon with check out at 11 a.m. Reservations will be held until 9 a.m. the next day; after that time the reservation is considered cancelled. Failure to show up or cancel a reservation may result in a one-night cancellation fee. If you do not notify Famcamp within 48 hours that you would like to cancel, a one night fee may be charged.
Internet Access
Free MIFI Hot Spots located at the 2 bathhouses and the office. If anyone wants to rent a MIFI for their RV they can do so at the office for $5/day, $25 week and $60 for a 30 day stay. Verizon EVDO, Sprint, and AT&T Broadband cards work in the campground.
Mail Forwarding
USPS: (Your name), c/o FamCamp, USAFA, CO 80840. (Base post office). -- UPS/FedEx/DHL: (Your name and site#), 9022 Pergrine Drive, USAFA, CO, 80840
Pet Information
Normal leash and clean-up rules. Pet clean up bags are located on some of the dumpster stations in the park. All pets staying longer than a 2 week period must be registered within 10 days of arrival at the Base Veterinary Services. Ask for instructions during check-in.
Campground Information
Rates are based on length of your RV and military status. 27' and shorter and military/DOD have the lowest rates. 27.1' and longer and civilian guest have the highest rates. Max stay limit of 30 days between May 1st - Oct. 7th. Unlimited stay during winter. Tents and Guests are limited to a 14-day stay. Winter rates are Feb. 1 through March 31. $5 additional charge for sponsored guests in their own RV site. $3 additional charge for sponsored guests in tent sites. Monthly rate during the winter based on calendar month and prorated if arriving outside of the 1st day of the calendar month. Ask office for which sites can get satellite signal. Dates and rates of opening and closing may vary at the FamCamp due to Air Force Academy requirements. The office is open Sun - Thurs 9am until 6pm, Fri - Sat 9am - 8pm. These hours are effective May 1 - Oct 7, 2017. Late arrivals will be contacted by the campground Staff and notified where they can find their welcome packet and then come into the office the following day to sign and pay.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
USAF Academy, Cadet Chapel, Visitors center, Volleyball.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Museum
  • Hospital, Clinic

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Gravel
105
W/30,50A/S
$28 - $30
N/A
N/A
Tent
10
None
$12 - $15
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Guns are prohibited in the campground and on the Air Force Academy. Guests must stop at the Southgate (exit 150) and declare their weapon. They will then be escorted down to security forces where it will be tagged and locked in security forces locker. If a gun is found in the campground, the guest will be asked to leave immediately.
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Weather Information

The camp has 105 wooded sites for camping, all with electrical, water and sewage hookups. There are also 8 tent sites. In addition, there are picnic tables, barbecue grills, trash receptacles, level parking spaces and many pull-through sites. There are additional primitive camping sites with a water station. The FamCamp is open year-round depending on weather conditions.

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August 23 - September 9, 2020
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4.2
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
As we and others have said, this is our favorite FAMCAMP. We had two good stays this summer. The staff appeared to take the required COVID protections seriously and conducted themselves well. The staff did a good job of letting everyone know of water disconnecting needed prior to a Labor Day week freeze event. They did not do quite as well advising about a water outage for repairs on the west side of the park the first week of October. Our second visit this year was our first experience on the older, west side of the campground. the 50A sites are spacious, but it's a little quirky driving a 40 Ft. motorhome through the west side. For those who don't like the train noise, the west side is better, but AT&T cell/data service is poor. We left the west side on the morning of October 8th and they were shutting down that side of the campground that day. The east side was completely full with folks in for the Columbus Day weekend and to take advantage of the early part of the first come, first served, no stay limit season starting on the 9th. Leaf peeping was good during the first week of October this year. It would have been outstanding if not for the smoke haze from regional forest fires. We'll be back next year.
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Sept 2020
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Another great stay at the USAFA. This is our favorite famcamp. Reservations are currently required due to Covid. No drive-ups allowed. Masks and social distancing required at the office. Walking thru the famcamp, not so much. Yes, there is a train that comes thru and sometimes a horn blows. At $30 a night for a wonderfully sized site in Colorado Springs, it isn't a big deal. Other than the train, it is very quiet. Got lucky this time and was able to get some satellite tv with Dish. No off leash dog area on the base, but no one bothered me for letting him run at the stadium parking lot. The base auto hobby shop has reasonable prices for vehicle detailing. If you want to use their equipment to work on your vehicle, you have to take a test. It isn't hard, but it is a nuisance. No idea when we'll pass thru "The Springs" again, but when we do, we'll no doubt stay here.
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August 2020
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4.9
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
We really enjoyed our 6 night stay. Excellent location for touring around Colorado Springs. Really enjoyed Old Colorado City which is in Colorado Springs city limits. Ate at Amanda's Fonda in Old Colorado City. Outside seating on the creek. Food was really good, great margaritas. PX and Commissary were in full operation. Got a decent haircut on base. The sites are big. No complaints with any of the hookups. We were fortunate that we had a clear view of the southern sky for our portable satellite dish which could be a problem due to all the pine trees. I read some complaints about the train...did not bother us, but we run one of the air conditioners for white noise and air circulation. The only interaction with staff was at check in. Young lady was very friendly. I actually wish we could stay longer, but we are on a three month trip and had to move on. I highly recommend this park.
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July 2020
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Stayed three nights, but with lots of activities and visiting friends, we didn't spend that much time at the FamCamp. That being said, the RV pad was level (19), even if the picnic table at the site was not. Slightly annoyed at the fact that you had to rent a fire pit separately ($8 for the first night, $5 each subsequent night). That being said, it was nice and quiet, nicely central for everything around the Colorado Springs area, and now my wife is really interested in checking out other FamCamps.
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July 2020
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4.7
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
Beautiful campground with nicely spaced sites for lots of privacy and lots of extra green space. You can hear some traffic noise during rush hours and there is an occasional train horn, but otherwise the place is very quiet at night. Lots of tall trees - very nice for shade, but my sirius radio did not work well, and I doubt satellite TV would either. Verizon signal is good. No wifi at sites, but you can rent a hot spot if you don't have your own. My site was very level, but it looked to me that many of them were fairly off-level, as the entire park is set into a hill. Decent customer service when you go into the office, but they do not always answer the phone. Currently no guests - military and retired only, and no drop-ins - must have a reservation. No late arrivals - have a plan B ready.
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Nov 2019
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4.9
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
Value
 
5.0
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5.0
Stayed here during Thanksgiving 2019 and it was nice. Second day and Mother Nature dumped tons of snow on us. Beautiful in all of it's wonders but this Texas Fella didn't like it much. Wifey enjoyed the snow. Nice location, awesome folks helped along the way and meet some great people. Nothing in the world can beat the family of Military Vets. Only negative is we had to roll out a day early due to another monster snow storm coming. It's only as fun as you make it and we had fun exploring.
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15-18 June 2020
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3.2
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4.0
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5.0
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3.0
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4.0
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2.0
Pros: $30 per night for full hook up sites. Good location relative to Colorado Springs and for the base. Good space for most sites. Cons: Road noise from I-25. Intermittent loud train horns at night. Dry and dusty. Pay to use approved enclosed campfire pits per day.
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22-24 May 2020
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
FamCamp reopened in mid-May. Bath houses still closed. Reservations need to be made by phone. Check-in only during work hours. No late check-in currently. Park already mostly full for summer. North gate currently only open 0600-0800 and 1500-1700 during workweek.
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12 Sept. 2019
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3.8
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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2.0
I didn't see any comments that mentioned the train. We left after one sleepless night. There is a train crossing next to the campground. The campground and facilities are very good, but we won't be returning. Also, the cadet chapel is closed for remodeling -- a long-term project. A disappointment, but not the reason for our negative review.
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October- November 2019
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3.2
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5.0
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2.0
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3.0
Value
 
3.0
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3.0
The location is the best part of this FamCamp. In the winter season you basically check yourself in, find a spot and fill out a form and place in the office door. I’m not sure how they run it in the “On Season” but in the Fall/ Winter nothing really gets done. We stayed for almost a month and the change machines in the laundry rooms were never functioning and most of the washers were “out of order” most likely because they couldn’t accept any more coins. Every time I drive by the office it says closed even during the few winter hours they are supposed to be open. I was told to go to the office to show my ID and the door was locked. The manager heard me so opened the door and was rude and the opposite of welcoming. Other then that we love exploring the local areas including Pike’s Peak and Garden of the Gods. There was an unusual October snow storm which made everything beautiful.
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July 15-22, 2019
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4.9
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Value
 
4.0
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5.0
Check in was fast and very professional. Roads were wide enough for our 43' motorhome. All utilities worked well and were well placed. We really enjoyed our time here. The campsite was level and we were not on top of our neighbor. Very nice setting in the pines! We would use it again if in the area. 
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July 7-12, 2019
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
We have been here several times & have always had a good camping experience. Check in is simple, staff was friendly, professional & helpful. I know sometimes people can have a bad day, both workers & campers but the staff here has always been professional. Road in was easy to navigate, lots of trees but they weren’t a problem. This time we had to use leveling blocks to get level. We had site 75, a pull thru gravel site on the eastern edge of the campground with nothing next to us on our patio side except trees & views. Utilities worked fine & located for easy connection. Self contained so we didn’t use the facilities. Laundry room was clean as were the washers & dryers. We will return to this FamCamp whenever we’re in this area. 
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3 - 30 June 2019
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3.7
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4.0
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
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4.0
Another fairly good stay. We always enjoy coming here, but as with other FAMCAMPS we’ve visited in the last year or two, maintenance seems to be slipping. There were several campsites out of service for at least a week. The camp is becoming less dog friendly. There used to be quite a few dog bag stations with trash cans attached to them. There are only a couple of stations now and all the attached trash cans have been removed. Still a good FAMCAMP overall.
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May 2019
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2.0
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5.0
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1.0
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1.0
Value
 
1.0
Overall Experience
 
2.0
Restroom were never clean!
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May 12, 2019
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2.0
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2.0
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2.0
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2.0
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2.0
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2.0
Terribly managed famcamp. Poorly maintained roads, hanging trees, dirty bathrooms. Staff is rude!!! They pick your spot for you and you must accept it! Too much speeding in the park and no dog park for your dog to run. They are very hard on tenants with animals!!!!! We booked two weeks here, terrible staff, they put you in one spot and asked you half way through your stay to change to another. No grass all dirt, they have a 4.5 mph speed limit but their workers can drive as fast as they want around you. No dog park, don’t think of putting your dog outside in a dog run on your site cause they will not alllw it. Run down campground. Terrible management. I witnessed him yelling at fellow patron. Do yourself a favor and don’t come here.
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1Dec18 to 1Mar19
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2.7
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
2.0
Value
 
1.0
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3.0
USAFA famcamp is being mismanaged. There are signs telling the user (Us) to help out and clean up. Interesting how there are 30-40 of us RV’rs paying $590 a month (winter rates) you’d think they could find someone to clean the bathrooms for 3-4 hrs a day for 15/hr!!!! Kinda makes you wonder why we pay fees to use the facilities since they are NON-Appropriated funds which keeps it open! Also, mis-management doesn’t like it if you are connected to water if it’s 32degrees or lower, never mind the Iowa farmers use these same water spigots year round, if you are connected she’ll charge you $50 when the rounds are made at 9am! I put up with these nitwits as they pretend work as tin cup dictators for 4 hours a day because when they are gone it’s a beautiful, quiet RV heaven even with the trains going by 5-6 per hour, winds are minimal if they do blow hard since the trees protect us and the stadium has a huge parking lot to run the pups! The trains don’t blow the whistle at all...like they used too- FYI, you will feel the rumble the further east you are and less to the west side of the camp! BX has a great amount of camping supplies in the back while The commissary has fantastic prices even with the 5% surcharge, I couldn’t believe it. I spoke with the manager there and apparently they had a come to Jesus moment a bit ago and realized that without us users -they don’t exist, so they adjusted their pricing model! Hmm, imagine that...capitalism at work, perhaps the commissary should school the famcamp since neither get appropriated monies and solely exist from a limited and dwindling user base without handouts to remain open! Time will tell! Local tv channels will bring 4 solid news/sports/weather, 1 full time weather and a healthy array of Spanish and NPR-snooze stations. If you dish or direct don’t worry, there’s plenty of places to park if you have roof mounted or portable- just see the list on the restroom info center glass box and each site shows you where is best for sat access. If you winter over there’s a cold spurt the first of December and end of Jan. Figure about 6 - 8 snow events a season with the moisture of the snow increasing starting in March since it’s warmer then, otherwise it’s dry fluffy snow single digits and teen temps-nights with Daytime its 30-40 and melts. Entrance to famcamp gets snow plowed but not inside the park, at least you can drive around to choose a site that gets south side facing exposure to the sun or completely surrounded by trees if you want but in the summer time your site is assigned. Lastly, the north gate will be under construction soon, the DOD is giving away 50ish acres to the host city to put in a boat load of hotels and shops to accommodate May graduation and their visitors so keep that in mind, also don’t forget that the north gate closes at 10PM daily- in/out traffic. Enjoy and hopefully this forum brings better service awareness and to not take advantage of we the users.
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8 September 2018
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
Very nice experience. Came in the North Gate. The Security Police were very professional and explained how to get to the RV park. The site we reserved was the best. FHU and nothing but nice surroundings with nothing but tall trees. Coming in from Southern Arizona big pine trees are always a plus. Had heard the train would be a problem but honestly it wasn't bad at all. Will definitely come back. The Air Force Academy was spectacular. One very nice military park.
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September 2018
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
Our first stay here but we will be back. Our gravel pull thru site was extra long and level. Lots of trees but we had no problem getting a sattelite signal. My ATT signal for my phone however wasn’t too great! So much space between sites and lots of open field to walk the dog. Commisaary and exchange are small but adequate. They are tearing down the chapel in January so I am glad we visited now. They say it will be 3-5 years before it is completely reconstructed. Great visitor center ( be sure to watch the film), propane at a very reasonable price and friendly and helpful staff. Picnic table at every site. Road are easy to navigate. Great place to stay and visit all the area attractions.
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5-22 Sept 2018
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
As others have noted and note to be repetitive - this is an excellent military campground. One tip to offer: The base Library is amazing and has a HUGE selection of DVD movies. Almost any movie you can think of is there. The Library offers a temporary library card so you can check out movies (5 at a time) or books. Since the campground does not have WIFI, movies from the library are a nice alternative. Library staff are awesome and also offers computer services for print documents or other admin. Library is located in the community center complex.
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Aug 6-14, 2018
Overall rating
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Shhhh.... Peregrine is one of the best Military Campgrounds. Even though it is located right across the street from the USAFA Football Stadium, it feels secluded. If you like to cycle, one can get an easy 30 miles in on Campus and the Eisenhower Golf Courses are championship quality. There is a Community Gym on campus which gets quite crowded. We did not attend, but Outdoor Rec offers a number of guided tours and trips. 
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