January 03-10, 2015
We arrived without reservations on a Saturday. Camp hosts Lisa and Hugh welcomed us and made us feel right at home. All the pull through spaces were taken but we got a back in. The back in spaces are somewhat tightly packed, but acceptable. The back in spaces are in a parking lot but there are picnic tables and plenty of grass to the rear of each space. As of January 1st, daily rate is $22 for back in, $24 for pull through. Weekly is now $143 for back in, $158 for pull through. They have about 20 dry camp spots for $10 per night. Despite being close to full the Famcamp was exceptionally quiet. Everyone we met was friendly. Vandenberg is a great place for RVers. Good, inexpensive food at the beautiful dining facility, where all are welcome. Many other places on base to eat. Nice exchange and commissary on base. The base is gigantic - nearly 100,000 acres. Nearly all of it is open space, loaded with wild animals. We saw plenty of deer and coyotes every day. Thousands of ground squirrels and birds, including hawks, vultures, herons, quail. We even saw a bobcat. We were told the base also has cougar and wild pigs, but we did not see any. The ocean views are stunning and there are numerous beaches on the base with excellent surf fishing. We saw seals and pods of whales. If you like critters this is the place for you. There is an old Coast Guard Rescue Station at Point Arguello on the base. You can obtain the keys to it at Outdoor Recreation and spend the day there. It is fabulous! Don't miss it if you camp here. We will definitely be coming back.