Hanscom Famcamp improvements

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4 years 7 months ago #13247 by CapeCodBob
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A big pile of money is going to be spent upgrading and improving and adding on here. Work has already started. New roof on the office, adding sewage to 6 50amp sites across from bath house,all 30amp sites up graded to 50amp, creating 6 new fhu sites in the overflow field and building a new pavillion / lounge of some sort. Probably with open sides. I am not exactly sure about the pavillion design.

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4 years 6 months ago #13249 by monkey44
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About time -- that place has needed improvements for quite a while ... I like it anyway, and have spent many, many, many days there at all times of the year (open all year, even NE Winter :)

Glad to see it upgrade -- hope they upgrade the showers - really needs it. I like the fact it has pads in front for the 'big rigs' and a woodsy part in the side -- great atmosphere for camping, and close to all the NE East attractions ...

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4 years 6 months ago #13263 by Sarge3398
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"and close to all the NE East attractions ... "

Boston is an attraction? :whistle:

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4 years 6 months ago #13264 by monkey44
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Yes, John, lots of history around here, in case you missed it when you were a little boy. Revolutionary War, ?? Remember it, or were you too young? Good base camp for much of NE -- Good stopover fro heading up to Maine too ...

BTW: Where are you guys? You home, or still out batting around?? We're in Gainesville, and will be in JAX next week. Heading west end of Feb -- we keep missing you all !!

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4 years 6 months ago #13266 by Sarge3398
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Wayyyy too young for that one Monkey. That was YOUR war. :laugh:

Did all the history stuff when I was stationed up there on a 3 year recruiting tour. :sick:

I'm home for the holidays right now and I haven't made my mind up when I'm leaving this year. I'm looking at heading out west too this year.

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4 years 2 months ago - 4 years 2 months ago #13622 by CapeCodBob
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Well then snow has finally melted away and they are starting to get moving again on the upgrade.
So far before the snow flew they managed to make a good mess of things.

They have dug up the field fo the new sites and have gotten the sewer lines in.
They had to close off the sites in the front row (6) and are still closed.

They have gotten in the sewer lines for the 6 sites across from the campfire area.
They have done a little work where the Pavillion is going.

No work has been done on the 30 amp sites.

Also the Army Corp of E. are here today to start replacing more of the power line ploes.
Most of the FHU site taht are open are occupied today. I'd say maybe 4 are available.
We had about 12-13 winter residents with a mix of active duty, base workers,homesteaders, and retirees that couldn't go south for one reson or another.

I would have to say that from what I see happening, this work will not be finished in time for the opening season.

There are plenty of site with 50amp and water that can be used.

A pic of blizzard aftermath. The first 33 inches of the 110 inches we got this season. Of all the winters I had to stay up north !?!


So, I just posted and no less then SEVEN post diggers ACE , one with a traile, 2 humvees, and another desert storm type vehicle showed up with a buch of soldiers to replace the poles this weekend.
I assume they are reservists qualified to do the work.

Plenty of bodies and equipment. No ploes yet though. The military way. HOORAAH.

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4 years 1 month ago #13695 by CapeCodBob
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Work has started on the site being upgraded to 50amp. Trenches dug and pipes in and filled trenches. It seems as though they only have 3-4 men working here and have started work on all phases and finished none.
Actually the place looks dumpy. I am not impressed with the company. They are doing the work , but with little manpower.

The available sites are filling up and some are passing thru on their way to other areas. Plenty of room right now.

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4 years 3 weeks ago #13736 by Suzq
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So if you are still at Hanscom how is it now? We will be there in about 2 weeks. Hoping things are somewhat better.. Thanks for your updates.

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4 years 3 weeks ago #13738 by CapeCodBob
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Work is progresing at a snails pace.Seems as though there was an engineering error on the amount of amps required and the electrical work has been halted. All the pipes are in in the respective sites just no wire and no new transformers. The water supply lines appear to be in. The sewage lines are completein the area by the volly court and are being used/occupied at this time. NONE of the sites in front of the office are open. No electric. The plug ins are installed, just need wire.
The foundation for the new pavillion is in and the new tent pads are almost complete.
There are usually only 2-4 men working here. Lots of stone dust has been lugged in here for the added road and sites. There is a lot of dust here anyway and with the equipment running back and forth it is a nuisince. There are maybe 2 FHU's left and plenty of W/E open. Shaded and quieter then out front.
There is also a couple of turkeys around and I saw a deer a couple days ago.

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3 years 9 months ago #13924 by CapeCodBob
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Well it has been a long hot summer and sparodic work here. However , despite that work is nearing completion. All the work on added sites is complkete. Hydroseeded and just need to remove fence and turn on the juice. All the sites where added 50amp has been finished for several weeks but not open yet ???
The added openair building is almost finished. I call iy the fort because of the significant structure. LOL Rumor has it that $350,000 of the total $750,000 went into it. Cannot be true! But who knows. There is NO transparency , no updates , just rumors.

I worked in construction for years and I would be embarressed if this were my project.
Sorry to say that but that's how I feel.

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3 years 3 weeks ago #14726 by CapeCodBob
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OK, all work completed and open. Official ribbon cutting ceremony was the 26th.There are plenty of open sites right now. I exspect they will be filling up as the schools let out and the tourists start coming here.

This si a destination Famcamp. IMHO

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1 year 1 month ago #16641 by eagle43056
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I am working on getting reservations for next month at Hanscom famcmap. I found out there is currently no running water to the RV sites. Fill your tank before going...

www.hanscomfss.com/fourth-cliff This is the correct web site for the camp ground.

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1 month 1 week ago #17051 by akfiredog377
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Does anyone know if the place is opened up yet ? I just found this place today while searching on line. My wife will be in the hospital for a week in Boston. Looking to arrive Thursday next week.

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1 month 1 week ago #17056 by monkey44
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For that area, military campgrounds, look at Hanscom, north of Boston, also look at Fourth Cliff, south of Boston.

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