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Colorado 78153
May 18 - Jun 1, 2016
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Overall Experience 
We just spent 3 weeks at Buckley Famcamp, and enjoyed our stay.  The Famcamp is located away from the city and majority of the base with quick access to the commissary and BX.  It is quiet except for the "sounds of freedom", F-16s, taking off and buzzing the runway which is located right across the street.  Don't get me wrong, we loved hearing and seeing them and took many great pics!  Free laundry, 2 washers and 2 dryers.  Bath/restroom facilities appeared clean, we did not use them.  When you check in you can borrow an unlimited WiFi, $50 deposit, that is returned when you return the WiFi.  It worked great!  Sites are level.  Although there were some families with children in the Famcamp they were quite and not bothersome, no bouncy houses.  Over all we really liked this campground and will use it again if we return to the Denver area.  Now the not so positive:  the campground is run by MWR and has NO emphasis placed on it from the base/MWR commanders consequently MWR pays no attention.  There were 5 sites with broken water pipes that have not been repaired and no one shows any signs of wanting to repair them.  The streets within the Famcamp are narrow, not enough maneuver space when you must turn corners, as evidenced by the mud on the roads and ruts in the grass areas.  At least one site is all but impossible to get into even with a trailer due to the sites positioning and the narrow roads.  The Famcamp sits on a hill and many of the sites are low, when it rains they retain water.   Mowing happens only before holidays so the grass was high, due to all of the rain.  They mowed just before Memorial day weekend and brought a street sweeper in and cleaned off the interior roads.  What a difference!  Do not trust your GPS, even with the coordinates listed, ours took us to the 6th Street gate.  Call ahead and get the physical address of the Mississippi gate, much easier to maneuver!  The gate guard was super about allowing us to go through and told us that 18 wheelers came through all the time.  The off set barriers ~ once you get through the gate can be maneuvered but not easily.  With a little emphasis from the base/MWR commanders this could be a 5+ Famcamp!
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