Sept. 30, 2017
Sept 29 - Oct 1 2017
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Brochure with map, prices, and information on the Hill AFB FamCamp.935 KB110
June 20 -24, 2017
Sept. 11-25, 2016
10 Seo 2016
Sept. 1, 2016
Only stayed one night after not making it to Boise due to windstorms in Wyoming. Called ahead and got reservation set up with the gentleman at the MWR office got everything set up for us, including access codes for laundry, bathrooms and wifi. (We never used the site facilities, but everything around the FamCamp looked clean and tidy.) After arriving in the rain I can understand the confusion with how the sites are numbered. Site 8 sits next to site 24, as they are configured like zipper-teeth. Your utilities between sites mean you have to do a bit of maneuvering to get your rig positioned, but it wasn't inconvenient even when flat-towing because all sites are pull-thru. Water pressure was very good, OTA TV picked up the usual suspects, including BYUtv sport channel, so I didn't bother with the dish. Sprint & AT&T both had great reception, but we used the base wifi instead. As noted there was no shade trees on our loop, and my wife thought the spaces were a bit narrow, although I felt they were average for a full concrete pad site. We look forward to staying here again when we head to Vegas and Phoenix.
25-29 Jul 15
Had a spot in the new section (westside of famcamp). Nice large paved, pull-thru. However, you want to make sure your pull-thru faces west--that might provide you some shade if you have an awning. We faced southeast and could never get any shade and it was very HOT during our stay. There are no trees in the new section. The older section of the camp had trees but it appeared the spots were confusing--never could figure out where the spots were. Famcamp nicely located right next to base gym, walking trail and a track with soft surface. Also next to a large picnic area that had a small water park for kids. Never used the bathroom/shower facilities. Laundry was in good condition (4 washers/4 dryers). Wifi only available at the office but they had a nice large room with tables/desks, sofa chairs where you could use the wifi. Nice golf course--in good shape. Heard lots of F-16s--some night flying going on. No problem for us--it is an Air Force base after all.
There are no signs directing you to the famcamp. I mean none at all. When arriving at the camp there are no signs directing you to the building to register and then the host is only available at certain times 0900-1100AM and 1:00-3:00PM. If you arrive between those times you just wait. They tell you a site when you register but in my case they changed the # of the site so if I would have set up then I would have had to move. They tell you they don't change the site #'s but they do. A lot of the campground was not designed for big rigs and the water hoses and sewer hoses run under around and over everywhere. The host is not helpful and don't get out and talk with the campers. We didn't use the restrooms or the washer areas so we won't rate that. The new part of the campground is great. It is level and very big spaces.
July 10-12, 2015
Nice campground, very friendly and helpful host. Definitely recommend reservations. The sites are long and level. Only complaint, there does not seem to be any speed limit posted in the FamCamp. Don't think anyone did under 20 mph. There are children and pets to consider. Know that most do not follow the limit signs, but it would help. Was told upon check-in, Wifi only worked at camp office. This was really inconvenient and we were forced to use our "hotspot". Not sure if this is a permanent problem or temporary. Tip: When entering the base on Southgate, first left, then take first drive past the park. Camp office is located at the end of the drive. Second drive takes you directly in the camp, but you still must register at the office.
Bad first - Only thing that is really poor is the wifi. Getting bumped off 8 times in an hr is ridiculous especially when I'm sitting 10 feet from the comm equipment. It is so bad, having no wifi would be better, IMO. At least then you would know you have to use a fast food joint (or something else) for connectivity. Now to the good; really nice grassy/shady/fenced off leash dog area. I just wish everyone would use the provided items to clean up after their dogs. At least most people do. Good water pressure. Wide loop road. My site was concrete, some are gravel. Good antenna tv reception. There are a couple sites that are drive in/back out, so you are nose to nose with the coach opposite you, but I saw only 4 sites like that. My site was well away from the road, so no road noise. Those closer to the road may have a different experience. As for getting here, if you're on I-15, I strongly suggest using Exit 331, then head east. That exit is Hill Field Rd. When you head east, it takes you straight to the South Gate. No muss, no fuss, no turns, no counting traffic lights. I would stay here again if in the newer section. No shade, but I like the concrete pads better than gravel. I had no problems maneuvering my 40' fifth wheel and long bed dually. It was a little tight parking the truck on the pad with the coach, but I made it.
May 1 & 2, 2015
We stayed here 1 & 2 May 2015. For the most part everything is as stated except for two important items. Wi-Fi only exists in the camp club house and then it is spotty at best. They say they are working with a new company who placed the antenna in a closet. The other thing, and this is a big one. The necessity to use the Roy gate at Hill AFB no longer exists. The South Gate is the one preferred and recommended by the FamCamp management. Here are directions word for word as they were given to me at the FamCamp office. *Southbound on I-15: Come South on I-15 to the 700 S exit#334. Take a left, onto highway 193, heading East to the South Gate approximately 3 miles or the fourth stoplight. Turn Left. *Westbound on I-80: Coming out of Wyoming on I-80 into Utah, proceed to the I-80/I-84 split. Take I-84 West towards Ogden to the Salt Lake exit# 87B for Highway 89. This will be a “B” exit heading South on Highway 89 approximately 3 miles. As the road merges right you want to merge with it to the top of the incline and the Highway 193 Westbound exit. There is a sign stating Hill AFB exit. Stay on 193 Westbound to the fourth stoplight and take a right turn to the South Gate. *Northbound on I-15: Come up I-15 to the 700 S exit#334. Take a right onto highway 193, heading East to the South Gate approximately 3 miles or the fourth stoplight. Turn Left. *Eastbound on I-80: Coming East on I-80 into Salt Lake City, you will take the exit for Ogden/I-215 bypass. Get on I-215 towards Ogden and eventually it will merge into I-15 Northbound to Ogden. Proceed Northbound on I-15 to the 700 S exit#334. Take a right onto highway 193, heading East to the South Gate approximately 3 miles or the fourth stoplight. Turn Left. *South Gate: “All Traffic” After you make the turn towards the South Gate stay I or immediately merge into the far left lane. After you go through the gate you will take an immediate left approximately 150 feet after going through the gate. This is street is Balmer and you will stay on Balmer for one block and then take your first left onto Park Lane. This will bring you back to the FamCamp office. Rush Hour: Rush hour traffic for the base is from 0600 to 0800 and 1500 to 1700 Monday through Friday. For Salt Lake City it is 0500 to 0900 and 1500 to 1900 Monday through Friday. Please plan your trips accordingly as these time are very hectic to travel. Check in is after 1300 hours daily. Questions? Call 801-775-3250
5-9 October 2014
We had another great stay at Hill. Howard gave us a through briefing, providing info on the base and local area and the amenities of the Famcamp. We have never had a bad experience dealing with Howard. He has always treated us with respect and has been very accommodating. We didn't use any of the facilities but when we poked in to look, they were clean and stocked. We had to have some work done on our coach while we were there. I highly recommend Ray Citie RV which is less than five miles from the base. During our stay we did find some folks don't pick up after their dogs, hence the four star rating. Several times I witnessed guests letting their dogs do do their business and then the folks just walked off. I even saw one woman walking two dogs let them do that in the middle of the street. Disgusting!
June 23, 2014
Another great visit at HILL AFB FamCamp. We visit just about every year during are summer trip. The grass was green, mowed and well kept. Facilities were very well maintained. All washers and dryers were operational. Howard was more visible this time and it was good to see him around camp. Good job, Howard!
V.S. left this review using your Directory software: - Very nice campground and an excellent value. Remember that famcamps are now pretty much required to be self-supporting. Staff were friendly and courteous. The fellow that had problems with being a tenter should head for the hills and use state and national parks. The busy road didn't bother us and listening to the jet fighters reminded me of my younger days being an Air Force brat. Would stay here again without question.
May 30, 2014
First thing you need to know is that the office is only open from 8:00 - 10:-- and 13:00 - 15:00 and not a minute earlier. I arrived 12:45 and disconnected my tow. Howard went into the office about 12:50 and didn't open the door till exactly 13:00 even though he knew we were waiting to sign in. He acted like we were interrupting him. I will say that if you lucky enough to get the new cement pads it's a great stay, but if you get the gravel sites it's not so good. Some of the gravel site are jamb packed, with only inches between RV's if the have slides extended, I only have 14 inches between slides. Some units are hard plumbed with water and sewer so that leads me to believe that the 2 week rule isn't enforced, in fact the 5th wheel behind my unit was hooked up to 2 water connection one for sewer and one for potable water. The travel trailer next to mine took my table when we left for a few hours to tour the area and get something to eat. I called for reservations & also emailed for reservations but did not get any acknowledgment, till I checked in at the Fam-Camp. Would I stay here again yes, but only for an over night and some shopping at the commissary if needed. I believe this is my first negative rating I have ever given on a Fam-Camp.
June 6-16 2013
I've seen definite improvements in the FamCamp and Howard over the last couple years. I've stayed here numerous times and have been accommodated each time. I've changed my arrival and departure dates, based on unforeseen events, and Howard has tried to make it happen for us. I agreed alot of the sites are small and utilities are shared. There does need to be an upgrade in the older sections, which should include marked sites with dedicated utilities and paved over-flow. Putting smaller rigs on smaller sites and using the larger sites for larger rigs would help, even though I was told it would be a scheduling nightmare. Backing a 42' motorhome with 4 slides into a site sharing utilities in itself is also a nightmare. Howard does what he can with what he has and the "powers to be" need to upgrade the place since it's booked up most of the good months. I am still a believer of FamCamps, not homesteader parking. There definitely needs to be an enforcement of policy and get rid of the homesteaders. Leave the FamCamps under Outdoor Recreation, not the Housing Office.
May 31 to June 7 2013
I read the last two entries and agree a number of people appear to have been camping here a while but I disagree that the camp is rundown or poorly managed. Howard the camp manager was helpful and courteous. The summer camp host was very friendly and helped us park. The older sites have some strange hookups and can be close together but the site we stayed at was in perfect working order. The newer pull through sites are clean, well maintained, large, and state of the art. We plan on more trips to Salt Lake City and we will definitely stay at this campground again. The base has a very nice park with a water park for young children if your traveling with kids right next to the FamCamp. If you are driving a large RV I suggest that you turn right on H Street and go straight thru the next stop sign. H Street turns into Balmer St. It is a straight shot down to the FamCamp. If you follow the directions to E Ave the left turn onto Balmer St. is tight.
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