Great location to Anchorage. Clean, everything works. Laundry centrally located. Close to commissary and auto services. Got great over the air TV reception as well as radio stations. Easy access through all gates. Made a great base camp for our time in Anchorage.
We used the 24/7 Gate #1, (Ft Richardson/Arctic Valley exit from Hwy #1). The posted directions on this site were great, led us to the camp with no issues. We only encountered Active Duty Gate Guards, they were all friendly, courteous and professional. We elected to use one of the 30Amp sites (#41 - #45) for $27 per night rather than the 50Amp full hook up site for $33. Plenty of open sites while we were there. Lots of trees, but the road and the sites are clear of overhead branches, easy drive thru and parking, some pot holes, but not bad. Road and sites are gravel and seem to all be level. The cost is still $27 per day for the RV sites with 30Amp, water and no sewer. The dump station is in the center of the camp close to the laundry facility. The laundry facility has 4 washers and 4 dryers at $1.25 each. The area is really a great place to visit and JBER had everything we needed at a reasonable price, approximately 5 miles from downtown Anchorage. Just some of the places we visited are: The Alaska Zoo, Matanuska Glacier, (drive up to and walk on the glacier, $20 per person access fee for Military), The Farmer’s Market, Salmon fishing on Ship Creek, (you can rent all the required gear and get a license at the creek by the viewing bridge), Talkeetna Historic Walking Tour, visited the Ulu Factory, drove Turnagain Arm toward the Portage Glacier, We have a 45’ Class A and a Wrangler Unlimited.
F.S. left this review using the Directory software: We first stayed on the AF FamCamp for a week and then moved over to Ft Richardson Black Spruce for a few days. Wish I had started out with Black Spruce first. All sites are pull through, level and private. The laundry is free although abused by some with pet bedding and some let small children do their laundry. Both times here there were empty spaces so suggest everyone check out this campground before going to Elmenddorf.
This is a great camp. The roads are dirt and gravel but who cares? The sites are first class, among trees, and spread out very nicely. The sites are big and easily handle big rigs. No cable but the TV reception (digital) is great. Free laundry facilities were a big plus. We were allowed to wash our motorhome at our spot. The campground isn't very far from the runways at Elmendorf AFB so you will have noisy aircraft flying patterns overhead during the day but that didn't bother us at all - it's kind of like having your own private air show all day. Camp host was wonderful. We loved this place. We stayed here a week in a motorhome. A word about getting here. The signs on the freeway say nothing about "D" Street. The only sign you will see on the A1 freeway says "Fort Richardson/Artic Valley." Take that exit and turn to the north towards the base. Go through the security gate and you will be on "D Street" even though it is not marked too well. Stay on "D" Street as it winds around all the way through base. "D" Street eventually ends. At the end of the street it forms a "Y." Turn to the RIGHT. The campground is about 100 yards ahead of you on the left.
We stayed there after we moved out of are base house before are move to the lower 48. We had a nice pull through spot which I think most are. They are far enough apart that you don't notice your neighbor but close enough to make new friends. They have a nice play area for the kids. My 2 older girls love to ride there bikes around the campground. They have a wonderful shower. There is only one for the men and one for the woman so sometimes there was a wait. But it is a clean, nice shower with plenty of hot water. They also have 5 new washer and dryers. If you timed it right you could have use of all of them and the best part, they were free! They host were very friendly. If you choose to stay there i don't believe you will be let down.
This is our first camping trip of the year, we come here to "test-out" our elec, sewer and water connections to our 1972 Winnebago Brave. It was a little dusty this spring, but at least all the snow was gone. We stayed in site 6 which is a pull through site, and right across from the kids playground and showers/washateria bldg. There is 6 free washers and dryers here for registered guests of the park. We saw 3 black bears just outside of the park, still on base, but outside of the park. Did not see any bears in the park.
Wow, I was surprised to see the low rating for this place, we stayed here last year to "test out" our hook-ups for the limited camping season here in Alaska. The price was great, 18 bucks a night for all hookups, water, sewer & Electric. The site was a pull through with a BBQ pit/stand. You are not allowed open fires so the kids made smores on the BBQ pit/stand. The camp host was very nice and helpful for us new to "motorhoming" we were a pop-up family in the past. There is a great children's part in the middle of the park, next to the onsite washateria/shower house. The place was very clean, and looks like new washers and dryers. The playground is situated in the middle of the park, surrounded by trees so that you can not hear the playing kids. You can receive all the local channels on the antenna to keep up with the local news. We will be staying there again this weekend to "test out" our hook-ups again this weekend. This is really a great place for both the beginning and seasoned campers.
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