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10 years 10 months ago #11951 by seadog
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Hi,

Headed to Ellsworth AFB in a few days but how to get on base and to the FAMCAMP seems to be an issue??? Website says "all rv's MUST use the commercial gate", but when I called the guy(host?) said do NOT use the commercial gate...those directions are WRONG!
When I look at Google Maps, it appears you can get off the interstate onto the old hwy(it's south of and runs parellel to the interstate) and go east to S. Ellsworth St., make a left(north), go onto the base to Lincoln St, turn right and the FAMCAMP is on your right(just after the turn onto Lincoln).
Is this correct? Can I get on base with a 35ft motorhome(towing) this way?
If anyone knows, please advise ASAP!

Thanks,
Jim

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10 years 10 months ago #11952 by floridakamper
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We haven't been there since 2010 but we used the Commercial Gate with no problems. The area and the campground was great and we have some wonderful memories of that two week stay. Someone will have more recent info on which gate to use but you'll enjoy your stay.

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10 years 10 months ago #11953 by larryf
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seadog wrote: Hi,

Headed to Ellsworth AFB in a few days but how to get on base and to the FAMCAMP seems to be an issue??? Website says "all rv's MUST use the commercial gate", but when I called the guy(host?) said do NOT use the commercial gate...those directions are WRONG!
When I look at Google Maps, it appears you can get off the interstate onto the old hwy(it's south of and runs parellel to the interstate) and go east to S. Ellsworth St., make a left(north), go onto the base to Lincoln St, turn right and the FAMCAMP is on your right(just after the turn onto Lincoln).
Is this correct? Can I get on base with a 35ft motorhome(towing) this way?
If anyone knows, please advise ASAP!

If someone finds out the correct and current gate for RVs's to use, please let me know. This was a BIG issue with them last year. They INSISTED the base commander ONLY wanted RV's to use the commercial gate. But the police were allowing RV's to use the main gate. Eventually, they turned RV's away form the main gate. But things always change. Let me know the current policy.

Larry Farquhar, USAF (Ret)
Owner/Operator of this website.
The Happy-Wanderers
Casino Camper Website

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10 years 10 months ago #11954 by seadog
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Hi all,

Talked to Amy and she advised the following:

-Off I-90, take exit 67B(Liberty Blvd) and continue to the 4-way stop

-Turn right at 4-way stop onto N Ellsworth and follow it to the Patriot Gate

-Go in gate, turn right on Lincoln Rd/Co Rd 223, FAMCAMP is to your right

She said security has agreed to let RV's through any gate, not just the commercial gate.

Jim
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10 years 10 months ago #11957 by monkey44
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Last week we entered the main gate. WE went up into the Black Hills and Custer for a week. Today we entered the commercial gate. We had no issues at either gate, and no search - just an ID check, per any other base.

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10 years 10 months ago #11958 by seadog
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Monkey 44,

Is high water pressure still a problem at Ellsworth AFB? I only have the little straight-line "flow restrictor" type regulator, maybe I need a better one if the pressure is still real high.

Thanks,
Jim

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