This campground has really great potential. Janet (campground mgr) is doing a great job. The recently added dog park is a model all campgounds should follow. The weekend/evening hosts, Mike and Nancy were very helpful and just super nice folks. The only hiccup was the Laundry room, dryers just didn't heat like they should. The grounds people were nice & friendly and keep the park looking very nice. With a few tons of gravel and all 50A Sites with sewer and they will have the best in the Air Force. We are looking forward to returning to Kirtland in the near future.
Although our travel timing didn't allow us to spend the night, we stopped at Kirtland to resupply at the commissary on our return from the Texas, New Mexico, Arizona & Utah deserts. While there, we stopped in at the FAMCAMP to see it for future reference. I agree with beachkat, below, about the campground facilities. The base itself is an Air Force showcase, and beautifully maintained, so it seems odd that the FAMCAMP is less than top tier. Still, it's a fine pied a terre for activities in the Albuquerque/northern NM area, of which there are many. Go and enjoy.
Campgrounds are being maintained but the showers are not acceptable. The bathrooms need a lot of help! Showers are old and narrow. Over all we have enjoyed our stay here as it is very close to almost everything we wanted to see and do. We would definitely come back again.
We stayed at the FamCamp for 10 days and had a wonderful time. The site we stayed in was clean, easy hookup and very accessible to everything. The camp does need some fix-um ups but for the cost it was great. There was the "thorn" problem but overall it was easy to take care of. The dog run was very nicely kept up. The only gripe is about the washateria. We had to run the dryers several times. Maybe some larger dryers could be installed. The camp host was very helpful and delight to meet. Helped us find our way to many attractions. The weekend host was especially helpful. We had a camp cookout with many of the people staying there and had a wonderful time. Overall our experience was great and if space is available we will definitely stay there again.
This FamCamp has the potential of being a great place with a few upgrades. They do seem to be actively working on the park. There were about 5 sites open when we arrived but only one suited our hook-up needs. A lot of the sites need extensions for water, power, or sewer. There are thorns everywhere, so watch your pets paws. I will say, they went all out with the Dog Run area. Our dog enjoyed it very much. And it was thorn free! All in all we had a pleasant stay and will return. Oh, there are 2 nice Indian casinos about 20 minutes, one North and one South, on Hwy 25 with great food!
This FAM Camp has been approved for updates on Electric and added pad sites. Bids are being accepted. After traveling for several years, one must be reminded that different commands and their respective bases receives monies based on mission. This base is at lower tiers of allocation. Compared to lets say Nellis, DM, or other major bases with a high level mission. If only the ammenities were spread equally, retires and others couldn't then complain. We felt Kirtland does a great job with what there given. Propane is now available at this FAM CAMP.
Spent a week here, only because we had to wait to have our rig repaired. Not a prleasurable experience. Dog run was directly behind us, and our site was where they "went" if they couldn't quite make it. We were "reminded" by the staff of our day of departure, (does anyone EVER forget when they are leaving someplace?) and reminded of the policy of only a 14 day stay. The manager needs remedial math though, as after our 7 days, he said we could only stay for another 5. Made for some chuckles, but won't stay here again.
I must say we did not stay at this FamCamp. The check in, site selection, lack of anybody to assist, general lack of grounds upkeep turned us away. After having experienced Beale AFB and Nellis AFB FamCamps, this one was a real dissapointment. Not a problem though we do not need to come this way again., Just our thoughts on the site.
Electric hookups are shared between sites. By careful positioning we managed to park where our 50 amp power cord would barely reach the plug. We did have to use our sewer extension hose to reach the sewer connection. Be prepared to need power, water and/or sewer extensions. Contrary to a previous user's comment, we did have 50 amp power through the 50 amp hookup.
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