This NEW FamCamp was opened on April 2012. The FAMCAMP is sited adjacent the base's outdoor recreation area which includes a lake stocked with trout and other native species. The facility will provide a unique opportunity for travelers on their way to bigger vacation areas and to those that want to visit base personnel while staying in a campground setting.
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We had reservations for over a month. Upon arrival the camp is full, our reservations invalid as they were full and the "camp hosts" have a sign on the door stating they sleep during the day and do not knock in big letters We went over to the rec center and there we found out our reservations were filled. Spoke to a manager said that there could not be a sign on the door of the host RV. 3 other RV folks joined into the conversation and all had same issue. Not sure why reservations are accepted if not honored. This camp needs better hosts and better organization.
I do not agree at all with docholliday's review. This Famcamp has a friendly atmosphere and a fair reservation system. It is unfortunate that some campers do not realize before they arrive that they need a reservation in the summer months and arrive expecting to find an empty space--it is just not possible to accommodate everyone with only 38 spaces available so you need to call ahead. While it is true the camp host is not available 24/7, but I don't believe they should be expected to be nor do I believe it detracts from the overall management of the campground. We found the camp hosts to be available more often than not. Campsites are cleaned and prepared for the next camper as soon after they are vacated as possible. It may also be inconvenient for a large RV to not have a pull-through site available, but no one pays more than another for a premium site so first-come-first-served is how it is. When larger sites become available, the camp host is happy to assist the larger rigs move to a preferable site. If this is not acceptable, maybe this is not where you want to stop. All staff make every attempt to accommodate as many campers with their preferences as is possible. Very pleasant stay and highly recommend this Famcamp!
Although this Famcamp has been open for several years now, and even though it APPEARS to be a well-laid out facility with paved, mostly pull-through spots with grass, management leaves everything to be desired. When there IS a Camp Host, who is rarely available, massive abuse is rampant as far as reservation system cheating, rule breaking, and failure to apply regulations equally. On and off season, you have to register/pay half way across the base with NO parking available for large trailers/RV's, they are NOT open on Sunday and limited hours on Saturday, sites are NOT assigned so you don't know whether a tent camper is sitting in a 50' pull-through, when the only first-come-first-serve spot for YOUR 45' RV is a 20' back-in spot. Their 'management' almost never supervises activity in Famcamp, and are VERY discourteous at best. Customer Service is horrible with a "YOU bow down to us" attitude rather than the requisite "We're here to serve YOU" that one would expect. Be prepared for a TERRIBLE stay!
August 1 - September 15, 2015
It is rare that I feel inspired to write a glowing review of a FamCamp, but this one should rightly win an award for Best 2015 FamCamp overall! It's not just that Elisha and Charlie are the friendliest, most accountable and hard working site hosts; it's not just that the scenery (see pics) and site spaces are expansive and beautiful; it's not just that northern Colorado offers lots to do; or that Buckley AFB is new and quickly expanding into a great facility...more than all of this folks have been just plain friendly and fun. I'm in my third year of full-time RV travel, with Buckley FamCamp 14th in my long list of military base stops in 36 months. Buckley AFB and the folks who run it have made my experience here feel like I'm in a *community*. Not only will I come back here, but I wish I could have stayed longer. Other plans and a very full camp are sending me south again (back through Tucson to the Coronado beach for winter) but I would simply stay here if I could. As most of you know, meeting other veterans and their families is a great place to begin any social setting. Here at BAFB, we've all BBQ'd, laughed, gotten to know each other, and just felt true rest in a world seemingly gone mad. The only other place I've had this much fun was at Hill AFB FamCamp, where folks are also crazy fun. The Buckley Outdoor Rec office folks (Shane, Dakota, Jeff) also made it clear that they're doing all they can to offer the best experience for RV visitors. There are plans to expand BAFB Famcamp to add more spaces, but they are also planning to give the sites some shade and to add some better overflow options. Given how new this place is, and how great it already is, I can only guess that Jeff and his staff will soon be even more busy offering this experience to more retirees and their families. Having said all of this, it's also true that there are wickedly scary rattlesnakes (no kidding, I saw one--they ARE here!); an epidemic of rabbits, ground squirrels and prairie dogs, and okay an occasional few hours in the laundry room for a tornado warning....BUT! Once the weather calmed down and we got used to watching where we stepped, it was all worth it! I purchased my first pair of binoculars this year just so that I could watch the beautiful hawks holding reign over the lake behind the park. In the morning, even now as I write, the song birds are a noticeably beautiful backdrop to the shimmering of leaves that are just now becoming yellow-tipped revealing fall is on its way. My favorite bird of all is here, too: the Magpie. Gorgeous, smart and fun to watch. Here's what I would hope to see added at Buckley soon: shade over picnic tables, a 21 day rotation during peak season, an indoor pool on base, more of the excellent (and free) washer/dryers), and a quick repurposing of the empty building where the boat house for the lake once was for the site hosts to use. There's plenty(!) of land here to make this place rival even USAFA's FamCamp, and this year's unprecedentedly full sites reveal the very high interest among military service members. As I always say when I write MCG.com reviews, if you (by whom I mean FSS and Base Commanders!!!) do the math, you'll quickly realize that there's NO OTHER activity on any military base creating this kind of revenue. You would be, if you'll forgive me for saying so, stupid not to leverage the advantages for everyone concerned. At $18k/month for just 30 sites, why not 3 times that and all you need to build that pool? Get ready, Buckley is THE destination for next spring and summer. See you all here....
August 18 - 24
Don't know about the previous bad reviews & comments, but our experience has been one of the best we've had anywhere. I called about a week in advance and made our reservation, but our travel from Offutt to here were shortened by a heavy rain storm, so we arrived around noon (check in is at 2 PM). Went all the way to the CG without seeing 1022. The host was very friendly and said that they'd probably check us in since spaces were first come, first served and several had just left. The directions should probably be updated, as we'd driven past it after entering the Mississippi Gate (watch out for the speed bumps!). If you download the .pdf base map, this building is on it (I didn't look!). Our experience at Outdoor Rec. was also great. Although there's not a large parking lot, once you get inside, they are very professional and courteous. We wanted a hot spot and since they'd just received a batch of new Verizon ones and were having some difficulties with them, they thoroughly checked out one for us to be certain we wouldn't have to come back. The CG is clean and the grass is short enough considering it's native for the area and not a golf course. Laundry has two washers and two driers, all free. Although it's off one side of the runway, there's not a lot of flight ops here so it's quiet. More noise from trains than planes. Only possible complaints have to do with not having any diesel on base and having to find an empty spot on your own. Since Outdoor Rec. is all the way on the other side of the base, I can understand why they have to do this, and no diesel is the Exchange's issue. We'll be certain to stay here again if we're in the area.
26 July-3 August 2015
Arrived on a Sunday so the office wasn't open. Went directly to the famcamp. Being that my Coach and trailer are just about 70' I would have liked to have a pull through but there was only one back in, disconnected the trailer and made due. I checked with the "host" and their daughter answered the door (parents at commissary), she was extremely polite and helpful, could only wish some of the camp hosts at other famcamps were as professional as her. I was abe to move to a pull through the next day. The laundry is "free"..nice bonus. The only problem that I see is that there is some "long term" residents. They do follow the rules and extend with space available. I would suggest to call in advance for site availability. Over-all we had a very plesent stay. Nice level concrete pads and many plenty long enough to fit any long rig. I agree with what was posted in the last review. I would and have recommended this CG to others already.
I have to disagree with the last reviewer, who was also here this month. Comparing this stay with one 2 years ago shows great improvement in the management of this camp. That is not to say that it couldn't be better, but progress is being made. 2 years ago the grass and weeds were knee high and higher ... such a shame in a facility with otherwise great potential. The ground cover is still rough, but it is trimmed to a 5" level (appropriate for drought conditions) and if it gets too high before the next trim, there is a lawnmower that you can borrow and keep your site to your own preference. (This offer is made by the Camp Host with tongue in cheek, but I think he will give you the loan of his machine!) If you report that you have seen a snake, they will mow immediately ... there have been rattlesnakes seen in the past, though rarely. The Outdoor Rec office was fine to work with when I called for availability. You go to the FamCamp, choose a site, and then go to outdoor rec to check in. Bear in mind that this camp fills up quickly in the summer and if you park in a site without a reservation, you may get bad news that all the sites have been spoken for and you will need to get back on the road. There is no overflow, but there is a place to park in the campground while you are securing your spot at Outdoor Rec, if you have not reserved. We were greeted promptly and nicely when we arrived, and the Camp Host made sure we were on the list of arrivals. They carefully explained the grass situation (after I commented on how much better the place looked) and the mention of snakes (it IS Colorado, after all!). The 2 young ladies mentioned in a prior review are the Camp Host's daughters and they are lovely and helpful kids. The laundry equipment is new (and free!) and the showers/bathrooms were very clean. The dumpsters are handy and at one end of the facility ... the farther the better, in my book, if you are worried about rodents and what is wanting to EAT the rodents! It is a small camp ... more trash receptacles would be silly. There ARE several places to get a bag or dispose of doggy waste. That is a plus in my book! The Main Gate closes at 6pm, which is a pain, because it is a long way around to the Mississippi Gate (RV and Commercial). Remember that RVs and large vehicles MUST use Mississippi. With the GPS coordinates, it is easily found. Medium sized BX and Commissary, but every other store under the sun within 5 miles. Great proximity to Denver airport, loads to see and do. Great Verizon signal for my personal wifi. All sites have full hookups, concrete pad and table. No trees, but that means a great shot at the sky for your satellite. LOVE being near the airstrip ... super exciting things to watch!. Very few long term campers ... no homesteaders who have been here for years, that I can see. Clean, tidy and fine camp.
July 15 2015
Another BAD AFB campground experience. VERY POORLY MANAGED FamCamp. We were welcomed to the FamCamp by 2 young kids (maybe 12 years old). ADA sites are being used by anyone staying and are not just for the disabled (according to Outdoor Rec) as all the sites are a first come/first served. We were there for 3 days before anyone was at the office for us to pay for our stay. The grass was ridiculously high and when I asked about it, I was told there was a lawnmower at the FamCamp I could use free of charge. We had reservations to stay for 30 days but only stayed for 7. Got a phone call and text 2 days later from the camp host asking if we had left or was still there. No base map, local map(s), nor information was provided at any time during our stay. The plus side of this camp was the free laundry (2 washers/dryers) and the BX/Commissary were close and of average sized. The fitness path was nice and with the wild rabbits and prairie dogs provided some comical bike rides. This could really be a great place to stay if the Base Command would get involved and show some pride in their facilities and ensure some responsible adults are available for checking in patrons.