Kirtland AFB FamCamp Updates

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11 years 3 months ago #4701 by Mustang03
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Construction on the new FamCamp sites has started. Many ditches, lots of pipe laying around. The old Field of Goatheads is the area where the new sites are going in. The laundry room got all new machines also.

B.N. Lavender
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11 years 2 months ago #4929 by Chiefswife
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Mustang, I was wondering. Is there any public transportation from Kirkland to town. We don't have a toad, and could rent a car but public would be the way to go.

Thanks...

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11 years 2 months ago #4942 by Mustang03
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Can't guarentee the accuracy here, just recollection, but I think I remember a public bus that runs through the Wyoming Gate and there's a stop not more than a few blocks from the FamCamp. There may also be a bus line on Eubank Blvd, which is just a couple of blocks in the other direction. You might call the camp hosts??

And then I had a thought and here's the ABQ bus line map:
www.cabq.gov/transit/documents/pdfs/mar08sysmap-04-18-08.pdf

Stay on the west side of the campground -- less dust from the construction!!

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11 years 2 months ago #4994 by Chiefswife
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:-* :-* :-* Thanks Mustang, Thats an awesome site. It looks as if we can do without a rental

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10 years 10 months ago - 10 years 10 months ago #5739 by afchap
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The 44 (I think that's how many) new sites at the Kirtland AFB Famcamp opened today about mid-morning. As of 6pm there were about 12 rigs parked in the new sites, with the old sites still full.

The new sites are very large ...long and wide ...wide enough that you could park your tow vehicle/toad beside your RV if you wanted to! They are heavily graveled. Utilities are shared between sites so the rigs beside you are headed the other direction. Those are the good parts.

The disappointing aspects are the somewhat crude setup marking off the sites, using telephone poles tied to the ground. Although the sites are graveled, the roads are not ...they are just dirt ...and the camp host said they told him there are no plans to gravel or pave the roads. It is pretty dirty out there today with high winds. But that is probably preferable to what will happen when it rains... On the last row, 6 sites, they have double utility hookups for some reason ...a total of three 50a plugs and one 30a plug for the two sites. It's anybody's guess what they are thinking there!!

It is nice to have more sites at Kirtland, but disappointing to see the result ...a gravel & dirt parking lot laid out with telephone poles marking off the sites. Hopefully they will improve the roads ...I see zero provision made for any future landscaping.
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10 years 10 months ago #5752 by afchap
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Got a little more info ...those new sites (total is 40) are being rented for $20 per night rather than the $15 they charge for the older sites. And Kirtland does not have a weekly or monthly rate like most famcamps do. There is a 14 day max stay, but you can roll-over for another 14 depending on the waiting list. So if you stay a month in the new sites, you will be paying $560 for gravel and dirt w/no landscaping, no wifi, no catv, no table, no grill. Maybe these new rates will make it easier to get a site, as you can get much better rates with more amenities at several civilian parks in the area!! We come to Albuquerque at least once a year for a month or so. We will definitely be looking much harder aat the other options!

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10 years 10 months ago #5759 by franknsandy
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afchaap,
Does Kirkland honor the Air Force Club Card for a discount? Some Air Force bases do, even though they don't advertise it.
Nellis does advertise and I have been to other's that don't advertise, but when I ask they say yes. Just a thought.
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10 years 9 months ago #5829 by 2travlrs
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I was at Kirtland today and drove through the FamCamp for a look. afchap's description is right-on and his picture is exactly what the 40 new sites look like. Not a nice place to stay if it's windy or raining.

An update on the price: All sites in the new and old area are $18.00.

Oh, they sell propane when the office is open (M-F 0830 till around 1400). Price today was $1.95/gal.

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10 years 6 months ago #6323 by lapster
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afchap and 2travlers absolutely correct spent 4days/3nights there in May. Regards....

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