9 March 2017
18 - 21 Jan 2017
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.
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.
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!
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.
Apr 6-10, 2012
Very convenient famcamp. Sites very close if all fill up. Staff helpful.
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.
June 25 - July 8, 2011
Pros: Large, level concrete pads for RV parking. New (4 years old) building that houses the office, small lounge, showers, and laundry. Ice machine provides free ice. Very fast Wi-Fi (almost 4 Mbps.) Campground is wooded which provides some shade. Each site has its own garbage container. Full hookup site for only $16 while many FamCamps are charging $20 or more. Cons: Many long-term residents with trashy sites. Gravel roads. Only 2 washers for 42 sites which is not sufficient because of the large number of long-term residents. A large number of sites share their utility area with another site, bringing those pair of sites close to each other. The FamCamp is 4 miles from Industrial gate, 7 miles from the BX/Commissary. Power drops from 120 volts to 107 volts on hot days when many A/C units are in use. Weak to medium cell phone and air card signal. Trees could block satellite TV reception at some sites. Noise from B-52 flight operations.
June 14, 2011
Friendly and helpful staff. Located deep inside the base, this campground is very quiet. We had a pull through site with a concrete pad, picnic table, and full hookups. The clubhouse has shower facilities, a laundry, and TV room. This campground fit our needs and I would definitely return. We only overnight-ed here, and next time I want to visit the 8th Air Force museum. It looked very interesting, but we didn't have time to enjoy it. There is a nice commissary and PX here. The officer's houses here are beautiful; built in the French colonial style.
27 Oct 2010
We just arr'ed for a 2 wk stay. So this is just a quick, emergency info entry for someone reading up on Barksdale before coming here soon. It's full !Packed !Overflowing. If you're inbound & reading this- pls call first. No they don't take reservations but they're great with current info & advise. They've been this full for several weeks according to the staff. There are no real RV sites empty; and there are MH's & RV's in every possible overflow spot that can reach electricity. My retiree neighbor says most of the "campers" are civilian contractors working on the new FEMA trailer/mobilehome "city", being constructed next door to the Famcamp. Pls don't get me started on civilians using the FamCamp. That's for the community blog section. Paul & Teresa were super helpful getting me squeezed into a makeshift spot that still got us w/e. I see some trailers that have been here for yrs. I really love this FamCamp & the staff but it's turning slowly into a "trailer park" in my opinion.
Feb. 23-28, 2010
Another nice, quiet campground with very friendly staff. Facilities were clean and modern. WiFi was quick, and FREE! The AFB has everything you would want. The FamCamp is located on the quiet, wooded side of the base away from all the activities. It's been 5 years since we were last here and the improvements really brought the campground up in condition and ratings. Will always stay here when in the area. To be fair to all wanting to use this RECREATION facility, they need to start enforcing their "30 day stay limit" during busy seasons.
Jan. 21-Feb 20, 2010
First review of 2010 I see. Barksdale Famcamp is still in great shape. Office area, computers, TV, restrooms, showers, are all clean and well cared for. The new FEMA trailers used for rentals are full, but do not seem to have overburdened the facilities. There are still several LONG time (years) residents and several civilian contractors taking up nice sites. (These bother me, but as long as there are openings when we come, I guess I shouldn't complain) We are in 1 of the "new" sites, closest to the road. The wi-fi signal is lower here, but usable. Just like someone else has noted, the electricity is low and fluxs at night (brown downs, etc.) Nothing damaged, but we don't have any real high tech, high power electrical gizmos. As noted in the "Discussion" section, BAFB is not using the scanners during the day. The new Bio-metric ID cards are only checked after 5:00 pm. Main gate construction is completed. The reworked Famcamp sites/roads are holding up well in the extensive rains BAFB has had this winter. The unpaved RV storage lot was underwater however. Very muddy, very hard to "extract" our TT. I'm on the waiting list at 3 other paved, military RV storage areas.
Nov 25 - Dec 4, 2009
Nice RV park the only problem I had was low voltage. I checked my site and 2 others and the voltage was 105 to 109. I did report it so I hope it has been fixed.
20 Sept -27 Sept 2009
The Alaskans are back to Barksdale, our home Fam camp away from home. Everything's just about like we left it. Facilities still clean & well kept. Bathhouse, showers, wi-fi all working top notch. At 95 degrees, we sure love their never ending ice-machine. Great Fam Camp. The only new glitch is the Global Strike Command (ACC, the old SAC, and Space Command combined) that's HQ'ed here now has got some new requirement to register into a brand new id cardholder Data bank. After 15 Oct (so we're told by base Sp's) you can not enter BAFB without being registered into the new system. It requires electronic finger printing and registering your ID card into this new data bank. We tried twice but no luck. "the system's down" - you know the drill. The best part is that you can't do it as you come on base but need to go sit in a separate line and wait to be re-enrolled. Seems like a lot of crapola to me, but SAC always had some extra security stuff that nobody else did. Hang on... BAFB's still not registering vehicles by the way.
This was are first visit to a FamCamp, found it to be very clean and accessable. Entering the base was just what you would expect and the security staff was very helpful in guiding us to the camp itself. The onsite managers were not to much help but once we got set up and investigated all was good. Would recommend this camp if ever in the area. Base exchange was awesome, you won't want for anything!
10 MAR - 12 MAR 2009
We liked this FAM Camp. The staff were just so-so--didn't seem real interested in helping, but not rude either. We got a pull through right near the laundry room and clubhouse, which was nice. There was a nice sized book/magazine exchange and computers to use, if you need them. There were lots of empty sites while we were here. There are only two washers in the laundry room, so they stay pretty busy.
August 30, 2008
Nice campground but too many rental travel trailers are on sites. Some sites have hazards such as falling tree limbs that the management want you to sign a waiver to stay in those sites. WiFi is great and free. Office and bathrooms/shower facilities are clean and fairly new. The pads are concrete, but the drives are gravel. Manager was nice and helped us find a spot for our big rig. Not all sites can handle a 35+ motorhome. We came here to evacuate from the hurricane on our way to Fort Worth and enjoyed our stay. We would come here again. The only improvements that I could recommend would be to cut down the dead trees that restrict certain sites and I would allow reservations. This campground is first come, first served. You roll the dice if it's a holiday weekend or evacuation for the lower part of the state. During our visit, the campground filled up very fast.
20-25 Nov., 2007
While here at Barksdale, AFB FAMCAMP I had the opportunity to have lengthy conversations with the camp manager and both of the camp hosts. Currently there is not a length of stay policy but the manager insures me that if/whenever the FAMCAMP is full there will be a 30 day limit and whoever reaches it first will have to leave for at least 24 hours then go to overflow to wait for the next site. With two camp hosts and a manager on site the office is staffed 7 days a week until 8 PM. We have extended our stay here to six days because of the weather. This camp is located on low land and is very saturated with water right now with some sites almost completely under water. The manager/hosts avoid putting rigs in low sites as long as others are available and are quick to advise about the low ones. We are next to a low one and I'll take pictures when it stops raining. (I've already posted some taken from atop my 5th wheel). Otherwise, this FAMCAMP has been very adequately reported in the previous reviews. We and our friends traveling with us both have NAS, Jacksonville, FL base stickers and had no problem getting through the commercial gate. The threat conditions are Alpha and the gate guard only checked the drivers military ID. Tight left turn then just follow the FAMCAMP signs to the campground. If you miss the first right turn into the campground there is another one about 100 yards down the road. We had Thanksgiving dinner in the mess hall with the troops. Very nice meal and super service. Everyone was very friendly and we all had a great time. For the four of us the total was a whopping $12.30 and tips are not allowed. Also got in a round of golf on Friday - the only sunny day - and it was $26.00 PP with electric cart. Very nice lay out and in very good condition.
10 May thru 05 June 2007
A great improvement over just a few months ago, we were there in January for a couple of weeks, camp ground was in very poor shape, now it's great, all sites were clean, the facilities were fantastic and the full time personnel were very good host. The couple of improvements that could be done is cable TV and wireless Internet service, but they did say that was in the near future. I'll definitely be back soon.
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