Good campground for basing out of for day trips to Reno/Carson City/Virginia City/Tahoe Lake/Pyramid Lake/ etc.
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May 17, 2017
We found Fallon NAS an excellent camping option for military and DoD affiliates. From concrete pads with FHU, to excellent WiFi, this campground has it all - except shade. That said, campers must appreciate the "sound of freedom" aka aircraft takeoff noise. To us - music to our ears. There is a large stand alone restroom/shower/laundry building with key access. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Definitely will stay here again but not in blazing summer.
July 8, 2015
I really hate it when I have to do a poor review of a campground, but someone has to say this. What in the world is Fallon thinking? $30.00 for a concrete parking lot with zero trees, a pay laundry, and it's a base with nothing for your kids to do, there isn't even a car wash on base. It's out in the middle of the Nevada desert. We stayed at Nellis in Las Vegas for $18.00, Lemoore NAS for $24,00, Travis AFB for $20.00, Beale AFB for $18.00, the desert rose, 30 miles west of fallon, (read the reviews), one of the very finest r.v. parks in the country, let alone Nevada, is only $25.00. Why do I think this has everything to do with MWR? The Air Force takes care of their own facilities, not MWR I have been told. I'm retired Navy and this was my very last time at any Navy base. From now on its Air Force bases. I have yet to have a bad thing to say about them. Sorry, but honesty is honesty, oh yeah, they have a first class movie theater. Getting on base takes an act of congress with the new "high security" gates, something most bases still resist. I wonder if Fallon has sold their r.v. park to KOA?? That would explain everything.
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June 16 thru June 18, 2014
Very noisy from the aircraft. Hearing protection should be required when outside. The grid coordinates would have taken us to the main gait and that would have been a mistake. We called and were instructed to use the South gate because we would not be able to make it through the Main gate.
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Prices are weighted in favor of long-term campers. Expensive - could have stayed at a Casino or fairgrounds for $15. South Gate at end of Berney Road to enter. Gravel with concrete pads but no patio. Park on concrete pad, patio is gravel. Figure that one out. 3 networks but site 9 Wifi barely loads mail and won't load any websites. One side is nice desert view but the other three are RV Storage and the rusting poles of driving-range netting, fuel tanks or buildings. Neat and clean except for a couple of 'homesteaders'. Not a tree, shrub or patch of grass. Good electric, hook-ups in good shape. Quiet. This campground is waay overpriced.
March 16, 2014
New rate for this year is $30.00 a night, so a low rating on value compared to other military facilities. The location is a little bit off the beaten path of I80 which is why I rated the location low. This is basically a gravel parking lot with cement pads. It does have full hook-ups, WiFi etc. The facility was lock up for our stay (Sunday) but it looked well taken care of. The sign on the door describes an overall cutback in the MWR budget as the cause for reduced hours. We came in the South Gate as described in the directions. On a Sunday, it required a call to the guards to come let us in but it was no issue.
8-11 Aug 2013
R.L. left this review using the Directory software: - We almost didn't come here as the previous reviews weren't all that exciting. We must have missed Wildes Rd, our gps took us farther south to Berney Rd, where we turned left to 120 (Pasture Rd). We missed the South Gate, it's slightly off the road. The Union Lane Gate is closed. However we got in the main gate with no problem and no questions asked. We don't have a vehicle pass on our new truck and tried to get one at Pendleton. They only issue them to people living within 60 miles and as a whole they are being phased out. There is a gravel parking lot across the street from Bldg 393 with plenty of space. Warning: the very nice lady in the office is totally computer illiterate. It took about a half hour to check in with her cursing the computer the entire time. Check in hours are rather odd. On Saturdays you check in with Auto Skills in Bldg 393, or there is a self check in by the laundry room door. I didn't see any list of open sites posted as the sign said but as there were only 3 sites full when we visited it may not be an issue. The campground is definitely spacious. Concrete pads with nothing between but gravel. The first 2 near the restroom bldg have wider pavement and are designated handicapped. There are 6 non-paved sites with only 30 amp fhu near the driving range. Hookups are new and well placed. Wi Fi works great, lots of cable tv stations. The bathrooms and laundry are quite new looking and spotless. $1.00 to wash, $1.00 to dry. The commissary was closed Sun, Mon, and Tues. It's smaller than some but quite adequate, as is the NEX. We thought Fallon was a very nice town, very clean looking with new looking shopping centers along both sides of Hwy 50. A good selection of retail should meet most needs. This is not a destination park but for a rest stop for a couple days it's quite pleasant. Glad we came.
March 19, 2013
Prices now (March 2013) $30 per day, $180 per week. Gasoline cheaper in town.
OK place, a little overpriced $25.00. The weeds were pretty bad in the rv park. WIFI good, Laundry good, Overall an OK place to stay over nite. We could not get thru the main gate with a rv had to use the far gate about 2 miles away. If you need a sticker for the windshield you need to go to the bldg. outside of the main gate before entering the base. (There is a small parking no place to park a rv).
12 June 2012
G.C. left this review using the Directory software: - really nice place to stay. the wi-fi works great and tons of cable channels.
14 June 2012
G.C. left this review using the Directory software: - A nice place to stay for a few days and visit Carson City and Nevada City.
Fallon may be out there but alot on a little base-movie theater across the street..bowling lanes down the street with very nice community center and book exchange. We have been there when quiet(no squadrons)and enjoy the 'flight practice maneuvers' and very pleasant experience to eat at chow hall. New machines in laundry room so not free any more and the machines aren't upgraded either. Like the concrete pads and rock but be aware every dog has issues walking on the hard rock. Always a good stop going to/from California.
June 24, 2012
The town of Fallon is 15 minutes from Base and is fairly large with most any retail you need. The Base has some real perks including free 1st run movies (theater is 5 minute walk from the RV), you are welcome to use the chow hall (galley) at $4.55 per person for lunch and dinner, nice laundry at $1 per load. There was no training during our visit so jet noise was minimal. The only negative is that most attractions are about an hour to 1 1/2 hours away such as Virginia City, Carson City and Reno. Sites are concrete pads with gravel surrounding them. They are 50 amp with excellent cable and the best wifi we have ever had. Verizon cell worked very well. We would stay here again if in the area.
June 2, 2012
i have stayed here in the past and enjoyed the base and the campground. raising the price by almost double really takes away from the experience as there isn't much here. the theater is pretty cool and just installed 3-D, the park has the very best wi fi i have ever seen,the base swimming pool is pretty good. but poor old fallon nevada is just not much more than a wide spot on hwy. 50. then the wind started to blow, it blew for days getting up into the 65 mph range, it was damaging my pop up so i ran over to the exchange to see about renting a room at the navy lodge. the Filipino woman in charge said they were all full, but whoever rented all of them must have been in town gambling as they ever did have any cars parked in front of them. all in all i think we will be passing on fallon in the future. it just ain't worth the price to us anymore.
May 30-31, 2012
I stayed here May 30-31. I was shocked that the daily rate had increased from $15.00 to $25.00. I was told that the rates and all the paperwork comes from San Diego. This made the checkin process slow waiting on the computer. I didn't inquire about the weekly or monthly rates. There are no AT&T cell phone towers in the Fallon area. Internet service was excellent. Office opens at 0730 so I turned my keys in at 0830. I saw two employees sitting in the lounge drinking coffee (hopefully the rate increase will cover their salary).
July 30-Sept 30, 2011
The monthly rate is $360. The free movie theater across the street from the rv park, and the free 70+ cable tv and free wifi at the park makes up for being way out here in the middle of nowhere. I was sad to learn that the other great thing about this park, the free washers and dryers, are no more. They died last summer and were replaced with pay-type commercial ones. They aren't the tiny ones you find in private rv parks, they are pretty big for that type, and at $1.00 each, a deal considering what could have been put in. I love watching the jets take off, especially at night when you can see the flames coming out the tail - a great air show every day! This is not a "destination resort", you have to want to come here, but it's a nice place to hang out while my husband and I wait for Yuma AZ to cool down to livable winter temperatures.
July 16th, 2011
what a freaky little gem out in the desert. the navy calls it the aircraft carrier out in the desert. its a very small naval air station, home to top gun i hear. has a really nice swimming pool with a giant water slide -- FREE, i went to the base theater twice -- FREE. and guess what ? the mess hall has some of the very best food i have ever eaten. i was really surprised as most don't have food this good.
June 24 thru June 30, 2011
L.C. left this review using the Directory software: Stayed a week and a day. No trees in park so Satellite worked well. Lots of channels on the free cable. No picnic tables at any sites. A couple picnic tables on slabs near bath/laundry house. Rest rooms were clean. Quiet park except for a few planes flying during the week. The Price of Freedom!
2 June 2011
We were unable to stay here as we were told that there was no space available so decided to stay elsewhere. We did ride by and take a look at the camp and area. We saw at least eight open RV sites when we drove by. The sites are concrete paved sites and look level, they have 30/50 amp, water, sewer and Cable. Bathrooms were locked so didn't get a chance to look inside, but from the appearance of the area around the camp and the baths/laundry, I would say all was quite clean and taken care of. There are NO Trees or bushes or grass around the area, no picnic tables or grills. Basically if you don't bring it with you then you won't have it. The FamCamp is located right next to the airstrip and is really loud during flight ops. The base is about four miles from the town of Fallon in the middle of nowhere. It has a decent commisary and small exchange that is fairly well stocked. There is a Navy Federal Credit Union on base. I am glad they told us they did not have sites available as I would prefer not using this FamCamp unless I really have to. This is not a FamCamp that I would go out of my way to stay and will take a different route to avoid.
May 2, 2011
C.T. left this review using the Directory software: This is a nice small campground with big spaces, good wifi, cell phone and air card service. The facilities look new. The commissary is closed on Sunday and Monday. You will probably need to make reservations or call before you come to make sure they have space.