Kirtland AFB FamCamp

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Kirtland AFB FamCamp

Location

Installation
Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM
GPS Coordinates
35.05545, -106.5404
Location Information
Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NML
RV Gate Coordinates
35.0540, -106.53368

Directions

Directions
Large Rigs should use the Truman Gate. ---- Truman Gate (open 24/7): From I-25, Exit 222/Gibson Blvd SE, follow signs for airport. Turn right at Truman St SE and gate is right there. Turn left at second light, Randolph Rd SE. Follow Randolph (name changes to Kirtland Rd SE) then left on Hardin Blvd. Follow Hardin (name changes to 20th St SE). Turn left at G Ave SE traffic light and you'll see RV park. Turn at first right, which is F Ave SE (on maps) but the street sign says Frost Ave. ---- If less than 30' in length (total), you can use the Eubanks or Gibson gates. But these gates are still difficult to navigate in a RV. ---- Eubanks Gate (open 24/7 - closest gate to the park): I-40, Exit 165 (Eubanks Blvd) and then go south on Eubanks Blvd NE. You will pass the Nuclear Museum on your right. Gate will be just ahead after a half-right bend in the road. Gates are narrow so be careful - Many RV's have been damaged. After entering the gate, turn right on F Ave SE. Famcamp will be on the right. Office is the second right. ---- Wyoming Gate (open Mon-Fri 0530-1900hrs): I-40, Exit 164 (Wyoming Blvd) then go south on Wyoming Blvd NE. You'll run right into the gate. After getting through the gate, stay on Wyoming and turn left on Frost Ave SE (turns to G Ave). Turn left on 12 St SE (just before a parking lot and past the parade field) and then an immediate right on F St SE again. Famcamp is on the left. ---- Gibson Gate (open 0530-2200hrs): I-40 Exit 162 (Louisiana Blvd) then go south on Louisiana Blvd NE. Left on Gibson Blvd SE. The gate will be directly ahead. Stay on Gibson past Commissary, BX and Gas Station, At light, turn right on Wyoming. Follow directions above for Wyoming gate. Check-in instructions are on the wall of the office.

Map

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Map of Kirtland AFB FamCamp

Contact Information

Phone Number
(505) 846-0337
Mailing Address
Outdoor Recreation, 8351 Griffin Ave., Bldg. 20410, Kirtland AFB, NM 87117-5000

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians, Guests.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Not accepted.
Internet Access
Wifi available in the RV Park.
Mail Forwarding
USPS,UPS,FedEx: (Your name), c/o General Delivery/FAMCAMP, 2050 2nd St SE, Kirtland AFB, NM 87117-5000
Pet Information
Pets welcome. Normal leash, pick up rules enforced. Large pet run. Watch your pet closely as there are a lot of thorns (Goatheads) and they HURT. The dog run seems to be free of them.
Campground Information
The stay limit changes frequently, depending on demand. Currently, the stay limit is 30 days in, then 1 day out before returning. There is always a 180 days total stay allowed in a calendar year.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Propane.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Library
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Post Office

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
72
W/30/50A/S
$25
N/A
N/A
Overflow
24
None
$10
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
If you would like to transport a firearm on Kirtland, you are permitted to have it in your vehicle, but a few preconditions must be met. First, the firearm may not be in a usable configuration; it must be unloaded and the chamber cleared. It must also be in a locked container or compartment. There are small gun safes available, which fulfill this requirement or you may lock it in the trunk of your vehicle. Second, ammunition must be separated from the firearm. For example, if you choose to put the firearm in a small safe, the ammunition may not be in the safe, and if you choose to lock it in your trunk, the ammunition may not be in the trunk. Lastly, you must immediately declare the presence of the firearm to any law enforcement when stopped or questioned. Storing a firearm on the installation is also permissible. Unless you reside in the dormitories, you may store the firearm in your vehicle, but the vehicle must be locked and the firearm must be out of sight. If you reside in base housing, and store the firearm in your residence, you must register the firearm by filing an Air Force Form 1314, and a Department of Defense Form 2760 with the armory in Bldg. 20221. If you have a New Mexico concealed carry permit, it does not authorize you to conceal, or carry a firearm on the installation. If you do decide to bring the firearm with you on base, you must first unload and secure the firearm in a locked compartment. If you are pulled over, you must let Security Forces know immediately. If you leave the firearm in your vehicle, it must be out of sight and the vehicle locked.
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Weather Information

Nice military campground for exploring the local area.

Photos

Restroom/shower in open area
New, open RV space area
Restroom/shower in open area
Shared utilities in open area
Overflow - dry camp sites
New, open RV spaces
New, open RV space

Videos

Driving Tour of Kirtland AFB FamCamp, Albuquerque, NM
Video Tour of Kirtland AFB FamCamp

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4.4  (172)
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3.9  (172)
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3.6  (172)
Value 
 
4.2  (172)
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4.0  (172)
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October 2019
Overall rating 
 
1.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
1.0
Kind of not a fair review. We only stayed one night in over flow parking BEFORE the gravel was laid down. Not sure why they waited until everyone was arriving for the balloon festival to do that?? We had a wind and rain storm, so all of the sand and dust that was blowing around the parking lot was caked everywhere by the next morning. We were were only passing through Albuquerque, however if you decide to visit here around the balloon festival activities I would arrive a week or more before the festival to ensure a spot. I agree with other reviewers this place needs to have new staff and management interested and capable of invigorating life into the ole' park. This place is in a weird location, make sure you study Google Satellite before arriving and make note of the one way streets. Nice BX and commissary, diesel is available at the gas station shopette.
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October 3, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Third time at this CG as we have family in the area. This time we arrived the Wednesday before the Balloon Fiesta and since reservations are not allowed, took our chances. We selected a nice dry camping site that backs up to the road near the back of the office and added our name to a waiting list for full hook up. Spent two days dry camping and then moved over to the full hook up in the older section...our favorite! There are trees! Yeah! Never had to camp in the newer section where there is no shade and more in the open for wind to be an issue. We are very comfortable at this CG. Roomy sites, nice walking behind the CG to a parade ground where the dog can get great exercise chasing a ball, Janice and Doreen are super to work with, laundry has 4 washer/dryer combo machines for $1 a load, easy drive to exchange and commissary, gas station has diesel, easy access for us with a 24 foot Navion to the Eubank gate and from there I-40. Also the fitness center is very accessible as is the golf course. Just outside the Eubank gate is the Nuclear Museum which has special events periodically. Very interesting museum. Lots to do...children’s museum...Explora...zoo, botanical gardens, aquarium, dinosaur museum, terrific hiking in the Sandias off Tramway. Easy driving distance to parks such as Bandelier National Monument and the Tent Rocks National Monument. Feels safe to leave the rv for the day.
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12-15 Sep 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
We have stayed at Kirtland several times and we've seen numerous changes over the years. Although they do not take reservations we have never been turned away but had to stay in dry camping for one night a couple of years age at the beginning of the Oct Balloon Festival. Good power and water pressure in huge parking sites in the "new' section.It is a tad of hassle getting to the park through the Truman gate and having to drive all the way across the base when the Eubanks gate would be much more convenient. Yeah, it is about time for the manager to retire. Did not use any of the facilities but stuck my head in to check them out and all looked OK.
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July 2019
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
Disappointed. They do not take reservations, so we were sure to call ahead the day we were due in. Called about 1:30 to see if they had any overnight spots. Sure glad we did! Only dry camping, no hook-ups! Are you kidding? 72 spots and nothing in the heat of the summer?? Maybe they are doing some construction, or maybe they close of part of the camp for the summer. Regardless, BE SURE AND CALL AHEAD.
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June 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
We’ve been coming here every few years for 18 years or so and the same manager has been here all this time. We have 4 words for her — “It’s time to retire.” I’ll refrain from specifics. That said, this place has almost tripled in size since our first years. They now seem to use a 30 day max stay and it is pretty full. There is a younger maintenance fellow taking care of some things. The older section is the most pleasant looking and the newer section has the most spacious sites. Wind seems more an issue in the new section. Watch your awning. Half the rigs have doors facing west, too. Ugh. No WiFi anymore. Laundry room has been upgraded. All gates have changed from a few years ago. We used to use Eubanks gate nearby, but all gates have been narrowed and it is tight. Truman is the best bet now— it is a bit wider and has fewer obstacles. This is a busy base which is good to see. Commissary and BX area are good. There are Rec activities everyone can participate in. The golf course needs more TLC but is okay. Its restaurant is a busy place for breakfast and lunch, too. A great attraction is the Nuclear Energy Museum out the gate north several blocks on Eubanks. Very interesting. 
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5 Jun 19
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Nice stop, nice campground, facilities close , 50A, great big rig stop. Clean....other than a few long term folks the staff let's trash and hoard full of junk.
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31 Apr - 3 May 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
We have a 34' 5th wheel and followed the instructions using Truman gate and had no problems. Staying 3 nights at the newer area on the east side of famcamp. Sites are big and wide with lots of room, (just gravel). Bath/shower is worn like most famcamps, nothing special there. We went to the Petroglyphs National Monument and to the Sandia Tram. Base is nice, Big BX and commissary, diesel at the express station.
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Feb. 26, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
It had been 5 years since we were last here. Not much has changed. This time of the year, the park was less than 50% occupied. Since it's not busy, they changed their stay limits to 30 days instead of 14 days. While the FamCamp is old and nothing great, I disagree with a previous reviewer about closing the campground. It's still a good location and price to stay in the Albuquerque area. You won't find FHU sites for this price anywhere nearby. Just don't expect the FamCamp to be a fancy RV resort. The base itself has all of the amenities you would want. Commissary and BX are large. Fuel (including diesel) was slightly less priced than off-base. I also agree, and verified, the Truman gate is the best gate to sue with a large RV. It's not the closest gate to the FamCamp, but it's the easiest to get through and drive to the FamCamp. The road to the Gibson gate entrance is undergoing major changes and now includes many tight turns. The staff at the park were friendly.
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Oct 4, 2018
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Location 
 
2.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
I feel that all the others who gave reviews were at another camp. I was shocked at how much the park is not maintained. The manager indicated their maintenance guy retired and they had no one for a long time. The problem with this campground is simple. None of the funds collected are going back into the camp. Laundry room too small for the size of the camp. Amenities are awful. Everything looks run down. Sand spurs everywhere that coat your tires, feet and everything else. The overflow is so full of fire ants that I had to move three times and gave up and left the camp. Even the FHU's look rough and ugly. The road to the camp is very residential and too narrow for big rigs. If I were the commander I would close the camp. The base commander and his staff clearly do not care what happens to this camp. This isn't the camp staff's fault, reminds me of an old KOA that wasn't ever remodeled since 1965. I have stayed at many installation camp sites from all the services and this one gets my vote for the worse! STAY AWAY!!! Let it die a natural death! Don't reward poor leadership all the way up the chain of command. 
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Aug 22 - 25, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Go in the Truman gate. This is a giant base so be patient and you'll find the fam camp. It's a large parking lot but very large spaces on the "new" side...no trees just gravel. Fine if this is a jumping off point to see things in the area. They really need to take reservations here. We were lucky and rolled right in but I'd hate to get all the way here and not have a place. I thought the bathroom/shower rooms were just fine and were very clean. Power was off the last morning we were there which was a small inconvenience. The woman at the desk of the fam camp was helpful when I called prior to getting there but grumpy when I checked in. Maybe she just had a bad day but she was a bit dismissive which put me off. The base has everything you need for food shopping and other stuff and the location is great if you are exploring the Albuquerque area. We were surprised at how close it was to everything. The hookups in the 'new' area were a little confusing as you have two sewers and two waters next to each other (so one RV would then face one way, one face the other) but we got there first and picked the ones we wanted. I liked it here as a base of operations for that part of New Mexico. The nightly fee was reasonable. Again....it would have felt a little better if they took reservations but it's a big place so not sure if it ever is full to capacity. 
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Aug 6, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
The Wyoming gate is NOT RV Friendly. Avoid it even if you are a class C. I got caught in the barriers and with two blocks of traffic backed up had to go on forward. $30+thousand in damage to my motor home. Eubank gate is ok but very narrow.
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July 15 - July 29 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Typical of Air Force FamCamps, overall in need of maintenance on just about everything, overall good FamCamp but not great. The Truman Gate (24/7) located on the north side of the the base is Big Rig friendly and does not have any barriers or obstacles. The newer section has large wide sites using common FHUs between the sites. There's absolutely no shade in the newer section. Signage here is horrible. I had to park in the area just south of the newer sites and walk around to find the office. The office is closed on weekends. There are instructions at the office for after hours check in. When arriving after hours you can park in any open site that does not have a cone in it. Then fill out the reservation provided at the office, place it in the dropbox, then mark an 'X' on your site on the campground map. You can pay by check or credit card. If paying by credit card go to the office and provide your credit card info. If you drive your RV into the last road on the west of the FamCamp you will need to disconnect to turn around if no sites are available. In the older area most of the site are not really big rig friendly. Dense trees offer good shade but can be a problem with large RVs and slides. During our stay here there was some tree trimming going on. Site 25 through 33 in the older section are big rig friendly. Those sites offer some shade and green grass. If you want grass and shade those are the best for big rigs. Sites 25 through 33 share a common power pedestal. Which means on some sites you will need to run you power cord under your RV to the power pedestal to the right of your RV. Be prepared and bring an good extension cord. In sites 25 through 33 every other site has a concrete pad. There is WiFi but almost useless with .71Mbps download, 3.07Mbps upload. Verizon Data 34Mbps download, 16.8Mbps upload. AT&T data 6.90Mbps download, 15.1Mbps upload. Verizon cell service was good. The restroom photos here are outdated. Both the newer and older section restrooms are in need of repair and updating. The newer section is the worse, very grungy and smell like poo! I personally would not use the shower in the newer restrooms. The laundry photos are also in need off updating. The laundry room now has stackable washer and dryers. The dog run photo is also in need of updating. The dog run now has large shade tree, but the grass is now gone. I've posted update photos of all.
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May 28 - June 5, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
We are a 45' motorhome towing a truck. In the past we were just skinny enough to use the Eubanks gate, but decided to try the Truman gate. The gate is several inches wider than Eubanks, so passage was easy. Not so easy though for long rigs like ours are two of the left turns from a two lane to a two lane road.. If there had been traffic on the street we were turning into, people would have had to back up. Still, I recommend this gate over the others. Gibson for example does not allow vehicles with three or more axles. Eubanks during the early AM traffic has all lanes open, but later funnels everyone into one lane and after you enter, they have raised barriers so it becomes an "S" and is too short for any RV. We always stay on the new side because the sites are so long and wide you have plenty of room for any size RV and vehicle. They do not take reservations, but we have never found the park full during Spring, Summer, or Fall (never been here during the winter). 
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May 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
The campground has a lot of sites. I was lucky to get a shady area as the temps are getting up there during midday. Really enjoyable 4 days as there are a lot of things to do in Albuquerque and on base. I ran, biked, golfed, visited the BX. No library on base - they have a sign to visit the off base libraries. Wifi at the camp is usually good based on demand. Slow at times. There is a very nice Nuclear History Museum immediately off base (Eubanks Gate).....Fam Camp is visible from the Eubanks Gate so I recommend you use that to get on base (Off I-40 exit Eubanks). $18 for full hook up is a bargain. There's a nice gentleman working on the flowers, grass other upkeep and he's making the place look nice. HOWEVER...if you use the restrooms....they're pretty nasty. That's the only bad comment about this camp in my opinion (cleanliness).
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April 24 through May 1, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Very nice Park. Staff is very accommodating. 
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April 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
Pretty nice for location on the base, dusty and dry gravel pit. Dog owners need to pick up after themselves. Only spent three days, but others where homesteaders. 
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29 April 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
We stayed in the new section with spacious sites. Janet, the site manager runs a good park fairly considering no reservations required for campground. The Truman gate is a ways from the famcamp but works best for big rigs. We would stay here again.
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April 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
This was the first Fam Camp (out of 33) that we have stayed at that did not take reservation. We were a bit nervous traveling and staying through 14 different states and not being sure if we had a site. Called in the morning and they said they did have several sites available. We did get a site, but the park looked full shortly after we arrived. The employees were very nice and addressed a concern (our absentmindedness) promptly. We were on the east side and the sites are very well set up and by far the largest of any site in a Fam Camp we have stayed at previously. The bath house on the east side had 2 separate rooms. Each with a toilet and shower. They were clean and great water pressure. Only small complaint is we couldn't get anywhere on their WiFi. Used our own Jet Pack. Another thing to remember is sometimes those canyon winds can be intense, as they were one night we were there. When using the Truman gate arriving, do not get in the right hand lane with large trucks entering. A guard came up to us and told us to try to get into another lane as the right hand lane checks would be over an hour to get through the gate. All in all a positive stay.
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April 17, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
Our 2nd stay and we've like both of them. This isn't a fancy FamCamp but it is very useful. I gave Cleanliness/Hospitality a 3 star for cleanliness only. The host was very friendly and helpful. Our site was a little "goofy" - had to run power under coach and use an extension cord to finish hooking up. Oh well. Fellow RVers were very friendly BUT one of the long term folks had a pit bull that probably needs to not be there. Didn't bother us but it was really almost off the chain ugly.
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January 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
Not a bad FamCamp and it's quite secure (considering the location of Kirtland AFB in the Albuquerque area). Access to the base can be problematic - we came in from East I-40 and had to go to the west side of the base to the Truman Gate to get in. If you're not familiar with Kirtland/ABQ it would have been a nightmare for you. Info on Kirtland entry recommends not to use the Eubank Gate; however, an RVer had just come through it with a fairly large 5th wheel and he didn't have an issue. Looking at the entry there I don't think I would have had any issues with my 35 ft fiver (Wyoming Gate was closed inbound due to construction). As for the FamCamp it's plenty spacious and was about 30% full - sites are gravel and not much shade in the new section (not a factor in the winter). Office doesn't have much to offer but check-in was quick - staff could have been a little more proactive. Also, laundry room doesn't have a change machine and the office doesn't provide change; so bring your quarters if you plan on doing laundry. Overall our stay was nice and I would recommend this FamCamp.
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