Checked into Air Capital Inn as instructed and was greeted by a very pleasant and professional retired Chief! Our in-check was quick and without issues, but we were very disappointed as we made reservations early January for a 13-15 May visit and still ended up in the old section (FamCamp 2). FamCamp 1 sites are pull-through with full hookup and well-maintained. FamCamp 2 is old, unkempt, obviously had not been mowed (this year?), back-in and no sewer connection. The dumpster was overflowing, stuffed full with a mattress on top. One of the campers had a weed whacker and was attempting to knock down the high grass and offered to do our site. Power worked good and the water was good. There is a sewer dump station nearby on the way out of FamCamp 1. The price is very reasonable at $14/night. It is too bad they don't maintain this site. It looks lost and forgotten.
We had reservations for 2 nights. Checkin is at the lodge on base. There were several parking lots so we were able to pull in to one on the side & not block the front of the lodge. I wish more bases would consider having checkin (and reservations) run through their lodges. If the base can't have someone on site at the rv park, then the lodge should handle it. Afterall, they know how to do reservations & checkins! This was the most thorough check-in we had ever experienced. Make sure every i is dotted and every t crossed. Your paperwork will be graded! They asked to see both occupants ids. And if you have pets, have your shot records! This is the only place we have ever had to show our animal's records. We were in the "overflow" area. Water & electric with a dump located right by the sites to use when leaving. Back in sites, very close together. There's no facilities at this section - there's laundry & a bathouse over at the main rv park. The grass was extremely high which kept us from using the picnic table located behind the rig. There was NO room between rvs to put the table. Across the road from the overflow sites, on the other side of the big government fence were horses. We enjoyed checking them out. Commissary was adequate. Exchange very small. We did fill up our rv at the gas station on base. There is an absolutely awesome walking/jogging trail. If in the area, we would stay here again but would hope to be able to get a space in the main park.
The daily rate is $18. FamCamp is set near a pond surrounded by picnic areas. Catch and release fishing allowed in the pond. There are two 34-person tornado shelters, one at each end of the campground. There are two each washers and dryers in the laundry room. Free! The bathhouse is small, with no dressing room privacy whatsoever, and very dirty. It was not cleaned at all in the week we were there and seemingly had not been cleaned for some time before. We were told by Outdoor Rec that, because of funding shortfalls, the cleaning contract called for cleaning once a month! Directions from the south: Take Exit 42 off the I-35 toll road; after passing through the toll booth, continue straight on to 47th street; turn right (east) on 47th street for about 3.5 miles; left (north) on Rock Road for approximately 2.5 miles to the main gate on left. From the north on I-35 toll road take the Kellogg Avenue exit (Exit 50) and go west to Rock Road, south to the main gate; from the north on I-135 get off at Exit 6A onto Kellog Avenue and go east to Rock Road, south to the main gate. The Air Capital Inn is the first building on the left after passing through the gate. There is enough room (barely) to park a big rig up against the curb in the Inn's parking lot while you go inside to check in.
This is second time we have stayed here. No changes since last year. Small, but rural, quiet setting on base. There are a total of 10 sites, only 8 have water. Sites 9&10 share water with Sites 7&8, so have a long water hose in case you get 9 or 10. Site 1, 9 & 10 are grass, others are paved. No tall trees so satellite should work for TV. No individual sewer hookup, but dump site is adjacent to Site #1 and easy to get to. No WiFi, but Verizon data card works fine. Must go to Air Capital Inn, on your left in 2nd block when you enter Main Gate off of Rock Road. Pay up front, and check if you need to stop by when you leave - they told me no need to so long as I left by checkout time - 11AM. Nice people at the VQ (Air Cap Inn) where you check in. If not full, ask not to be next to someone as sites are fairly close. No nearby bathhouse, so be prepared to use your own or walk/drive to Shoppette or VQ if necessary. Decent value @ $14, year round, and in-town Wichita, KS. Lots of shopping - everything - nearby. Golf course and fitness trail adjacent, good outdoor location.
It has already been said about this campground. Word is they are going to improve the campground, but don't count on it. The gym is just as bad as the campground. I don't think the base is on the closure list, but it has the feel of a base that is. Just getting past all the road construction is bad enough. They are still working on Rock Road. You have to go pass it, and do a U turn to get back to it. Stay here if your passing through.
Agree with the other posts. This is not up to fam camp standards. The sites are pretty close together. We have double slides on one side and if there was a rig next to us with a slide on both sides you wouldn't be able to walk between them. 8 sites have water and electricity and two sites have only electricity and share water with sites one to two spots away and have to use a "T" fitting. Cable TV for local channels only and they come in as digital. Verizon air card works real good for internet. We could not find any recycling at the BX as previously mentioned. Good place for a short term stop, real quiet and peaceful. We were surprised to find only one empty site upon arriving this time of the year (Thanksgiving eve). However, the place never filled up.
Free laundry (and movie:) at the lodge - where you check in. That's the biggest plus at this small camp. Great for an overnight or so, or if you're busy doing things around the area (great things around Wichita for kids to do!), and NOT just staying at the CG. Sites are very close together - not room for even putting out our awning, and there is NOTHING for kids to do there; except "get into trouble" on the golf course (behind the sites) or nearby training ranges... The commissary wasn't as nicely "stocked" with organics, and the BX was small, but there was recycling in the BX paking lot.