Barksdale AFB FamCamp

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Barksdale AFB FamCamp

Location

Installation
Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, LA
GPS Coordinates
32.5111, -93.6186
Location Information
Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, LA
RV Gate Coordinates
32.526547, -93.675596

Directions

Directions
Famcamp is located off I-20 at Exit 23. From the East, turn left onto Industrial Drive and stay in the left lane, this lane becomes a turn lane which you will turn left with it at the Mobile Gas station. From the West turn right and get in to the left lane immediately, this lane becomes a turn lane and you will turn left with it at the Mobile Gas station. There is a small sign that designates this as the Commercial Entrance Gate. Proceed over the railroad tracks and the bridge to get to the gate. After entering the gate, turn left onto Lindberg Road and proceed for approximately 1.5 Miles (your speed limit will go from 25 to 45 and back down to 25), cross a small bridge and make a left turn immediately after bridge and before the Military gas station. Proceed down Range road for approximately 2.5 miles. After crossing the bridge just past the Clear Lake Park (on left) turn right, at the "Famcamp" sign, into the campground (at the second right.)

Contact Information

Phone Number
(318) 456-2679 / 453-7176
Mailing Address
6341 Range Road, Barksdale AFB LA 71110
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians, Guests.
Season
Year round
Reservations
Not accepted for camp sites. Accepted 90 days in advance for rentals. Reservations required for rental campers and mobile homes.
Internet Access
WiFi available.
Mail Forwarding
USPS: - MUST use local General Delivery. ---- UPS/FedEX: (Your Name), c/o Barksdale AFB FamCamp, 6341 Range Road, Barksdale AFB LA 71110
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules. $50 a day fee for pets in the mobile home rentals.
Campground Information
Mobile homes are fully equipped and stocked with linens and kitchenware. 30 day stay limit.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Comunity room
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Equestrian
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Movie Theater
  • Museum
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Post Office
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook- ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Site
42
W/20,30,50A/S
$18
$115
$400
Tent
Unl
None
$4
N/A
N/A
Mobile Home
12
Full
$49 - $59
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Must declare upon entry to base.
DoD Interactive Comment Evaluation

The Department of Defense (DoD) Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) system is a web-based tool that collects feedback on services provided by various organizations throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). Click the ICE logo to submit your evaluation on this campground directly to the responsible department.

Weather Information

Located on the far side of the base. Outdoor Recreation has a ton of activities to participate in.

Attachments

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    Barksdale AFB FamCamp, LA information and rules.
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4.7
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5.0
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5.0

April 2-4 2017

I'd pretty much decided not to come here but made a change in route plan and am very glad I did. It's a great little park, quiet, off by itself. I rated amenities low just because of the rather dumb layout of some sites. Whoever thought the side by side nose to tail arrangement was good?? Also those sites tend to be rather small. I was lucky to get single site 18 and even that was quite hard to get backed into. The road is narrow, there are deep ditches to beware of and after the heavy rain we'd just had I was trying hard not to tear up the grass. So just because you're told there are many sites available doesn't necessarily mean they'll work for you. It would be helpful if camp personnel assigned sites based on rig size so everyone had a fair shot. But then they'd have to understand rig handling so I guess that's a dumb idea. The base is very attractive with a great commissary and bx.

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3.6
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4.0

9 March 2017

This remote site on the far side of the base is in dire need of repair There is a lot of deferred maintenance. Sewer pipes are exposed right at the surface of the ground. The sewer connections at our site were broken and leaked when you dumped your tanks. Many of the sites are backward meaning if you locate on one of these sites, your front steps will open to the sewer fittings and your neighbors back. There appears to be plans to refurbish the park which is sorely needed.

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3.9
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4.0

18 - 21 Jan 2017

We had a nice 3-day stay at this park: it rained quite a bit just before our arrival & the first 2 days of our stay, so the campground was very muddy. Most sites have concrete slabs & the roadways were graveled. The staff - especially the Camp Host, Teresa, were VERY hospitable & helpful. The base itself is laid out in a very confusing manner with many one-way roads, so it can be a bit confusing to drive around. Overall, a nice stopover campground! 

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3.2
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4.0
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25 Oct 2016

Visited but didn't stay overnight. Talked to long-time mgnr, Teresa. She said big upgrades will begin April 2017. 20 new pull-thru' sites are being added. They will be back down the new road that currently leads to the refurbished FEMA trailers (now cute little cottage looking units). There is a new gate to Barksdale AFB in the new family housing area, approx. 5 miles beyond the FamCAmp. It doesn't admit RV's or big trucks. The gate that RV'ers now must use (detailed above) off of I-20, exit 23 -has new hours. It now closes at 1715 daily. If you're coming to Barksdale plan on arriving before it closes. There are no other gates that large enough to handle large trucks, RV's, motorhomes, etc. Besides these chg's Barksdale FamCamp looked about the same. Some of the vacant sites are the ones with "backwards" hookups and can't be used by most RV'ers. maybe they'll get those fixed during the big upgrade next yr. 

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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

June 2016

We just finished a five week cross country trip from FL to CA and back in May. We stayed at 9 military RV parks. All are very different. This was by far my favorite military RV park. It was nice and quiet. The folks there are extremely helpful and nice. We stayed in the clubhouse watching TV and using the Internet while we did our laundry. The commissary and Exchange is a few miles away from the RV park. Just a lovely, comfortable place to stay. I highly recommend. 

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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

June 8, 2016

Easy to find off I-20 exit 23. Staff VERY pleasant. Did not go to Clear Lake but close enough to walk via paved trail. Great for jogging or bicycle! Stayed in 43' MH towing. Did not have to disconnect.

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4.6
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3.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0

December 14, 2014

T.T. left this review using the Directory software: - This is an excellent campground with a friendly, helpful staff. It does take several miles of travel to arrive at the BX and commissary, or to even reach the gate from the FamCamp, which eats into the savings on campground fees.

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Overall rating 
 
3.9
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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3.0

16 May 14

We stay here every year on our way to New Mexico. If you want a site you need to plan to get here EARLY in the day! No reservations made here! The office staff has always been courteous when I have called in making sure they still have spaces open. These are some of the oddest sites. Some of the sites have hookups on the opposite side from where one needs them. So, make sure you have plenty of water hose & electric to reach. Pretty much everything is on the other side of the base. There is a convenience store on past the famcamp but only the smallest of rigs - class b would get in there with any ease. I love the sounds of freedom that comes across the sky here at Barksdale.

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3.3
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4.0
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
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3.0

23-24 April 2014

We stayed here a couple of days in April as we toured the State of Louisiana. There are a lot of long-term folks in the campground. Very few spots are available for short-term guests. Bathhouse is clean. Clubhouse/office is well-appointed. Large TV and PC available for use to check e-mail, etc. Also, they sell beer and a few other necessities in the office. There is a mini-mart about a mile and a half up the road with some snacks and gasoline. No diesel at the station. Close to the casinos in Bossier City if that is your game. Some noise with B-52's flying over - but they do not appear to fly late in the evening.

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3.2
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2.0
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5.0
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3.0

May 2014

We had hoped to spend two nights here so we'd have a day of rest before getting on the road again. We are heading home to Nevada from visiting family in Pensacola. We are a bit disappointed in this FAMCAMP. Too many homesteaders with all their "stuff" piled up outside their rigs. When we called this morning to see if there was a possibility of an open site the phone rang 12 times each of the 3 times we called. About noon we got a call back. They must have a way to tell who called as there was no way to leave a message. We were told there were plenty of sites so we came on in. When we got here we saw why there were sites available - they were all the "backwards" ones. We were told to drive around and pick our site and then come back and pay and let them know which site we chose. Utilities are on the wrong side of the RV in half the sites. Yes, some have driven in forwards so it works for them, and then driven the tow vehicle across the grass. No problem hooking up water and power but our sewer hose wasn't long enough to cross under the 5th wheel to reach the sewer. So, we are only staying one night. There is a dump station, but it seems as if it would be an issue to use - you have to park in the middle of the road to use it and no one could get by you if they needed to get out while you were dumping. Love the greenbelt area between the sites and all the trees are nice, but weird parking and the feeling of not belonging. Won't come back.

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3.7
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4.0
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3.0
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4.0

11March-14March 2014

Nice FAM camp but seems to be a lot of long term people. Only a few sites that were available and we were fortunate and got one. Nice level sites but roads need to be improved with some grading/gravel. It seemed that they haven't performed any general grounds maintenance in awhile. If you have a towable camper be aware that some sites you will have to pull in and disconnect, turn your vehicle around on the grass, a bit bazzar (refer to some of the photos). Wi-fi isn't that great but used my-fi Verizon and had great signal. Vicksburg, Shreveport and Bossier down the road a bit. I would go back if I could get a space.

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2.9
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2.0
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3.0
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3.0

June 2013

The FamCamp is located on the Eastside of the base…a long way from the main base. However, it is located in a wooded area, but the roads are gravel (very dusty) while the sites are cement and very level. If you like staying in the trees, then most of the sites will be accommodating. However, I'd watch for falling tree limbs in the windy conditions…since they don't seem to do any tree maintenance. There does seem to be some "homesteading" and/or people living in the FamCamp. However, we saw very few days when there wasn't at least one slot available and they do have primitive camping in the park next to the FamCamp. We liked that they had a clubhouse with a large screen TV and AC. Nice place, but few people use it even though the Camp Hosts keep it open until 9pm nightly. Finally, the FamCamp Hosts were…distant. One of the Camp Hosts was not very engaging nor helpful…in fact I'd say rude most of the time. However, Teresa the person who runs the FamCamp was very engaging and helpful.

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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

24-26 Oct 13

Outstanding facility and staff (Thanks Theresa). Restrooms clean and heated. Computer available in office. FamCamp has everything except cable.... but local channels are available via air/antenna. Close to good stuff in Bossier City/Shreveport including casinos. Nothing negative to say. Enter via commercial gate off I-20 exit 23. Will definitely stay there again.

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4.5
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5.0
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4.0

November 4, 2012

D.C. left this review using the Directory software: - Donna, the FamCamp Manager, was really friendly and helpful. Her directions to the BX and Commissary were perfect! Think the FamCamp office had more amenities than any other I've ever seen. The BX gas station and Shopettte just down the street were very convienent!

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(Updated: November 22, 2012)
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4.3
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0

November 16, 2012

Only stayed one night but found the place nice. The staff was VERY friendly and helpful. The cost has gone up to $18 a night.

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(Updated: November 17, 2012)
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3.2
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3.0
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4.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0

Nov. 13- Dec 13, 2012

It's back to Barksdale AFB. Didn't see any current reviews so here's a brief update. Exit 23 off I-20 is still the preferred entrance gate. I-20 construction has not reached it yet. Lots of SP's on base patrolling for speeders. The long winding road around the back of base to the RV park has construction, so be aware. The new main gate construction is complete & the gate is open but it's NOT for trucks or RV's. The RV park has lots of open spaces now. It is the quietest we've seen it in 3 winters. Most of the FEMA trailers turned tempo family qtrs are empty and it appears that most of the "trashy" full-timer, RV spaces have been vacated or cleaned up. Welcomed news for us since we really love Barksdale. RV park facilities and base facilities are unchg'ed.

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(Updated: June 13, 2012)
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4.9
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0

May 27 - ?, 2012

Pros: Very nice, clean park and clubhouse. Staff was friendly and helpful. Fellow campers were helpful and friendly as well, and the park is very quiet (except for the cicada bugs at night, which is the loudest I've ever heard! Would be nice to have cable TV, as the satellite signal gets blocked by the thick tall trees (the same trees that provide excellent shade). I stayed here as a temporary home while house hunting, and it is has been very nice. Theresa and Paul are awesome, and the rates are the best by far in the entire area!

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(Updated: June 09, 2012)
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4.6
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3.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0

June 4-6, 2012

We inadvertently went into the wrong gate but did not have to turn around which was nice. We finally found the campground after making a wrong turn but once there we were greeted nicely and were given a convenient campsite. Used the shower and got ice from the laundry room...everything was fine.

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(Updated: May 26, 2012)
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0

Apr 6-10, 2012

Very convenient famcamp. Sites very close if all fill up. Staff helpful.

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(Updated: May 24, 2012)
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0

May 13-17, 2012

Upon arrival on a Sunday I went to talk to the Camp Host who informed me that there was someone on duty 7 days a week now. All arrivals should check in at the FAM CAMP main office during business hours before selecting an open spot. We told the on duty host which spot we desired but she informed us that that particular site was taken. There is NO advance reservations accepted at this FAM CAMP so I still don't understand that one. After finally setting up our site, I went back to the office and paid in full. She never really provided me any information unless I asked her for it which I thought was odd. Most FAM CAMPs provide you packets of information upon payment. Hospitality gets a low mark from us. Cleanliness was above average. FAM CAMP was about 8 miles from the base amenities but no really a bother. Commissary, Fitness Center and Museum were excellent.

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