Clean and modern campground with HUGE sites.
Laughlin AFB FamCampFeatured
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4-11 February 2018
Dec 30, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017
Dec 21-26, 2016
G.T. left this review: On arrival we found the MAIN GATE CLOSED with no turnaround to be had on the 2 lane road. So we started our stay with an unhooking the toad and back/fill exercise. We found this was done for construction starting mid-Feb BUT neither of us saw any signs of this on 90 coming in from the east (a banner indicating closed across the exit sign comes to mind as something useful). So we could have missed something, BUT I had called outdoor rec to check site availability a couple of hours out and were told sure --- come ahead, with nothing said about the gate. Its supposed to be closed til mid April but you know how that goes - call first and ask specifically about the gate. In the meantime take 79 south to the first exit and head to the West Gate. Ok entering, concrete barriers in the exit lane are a bit tight for big rigs but doable. The individual I spoke to on the phone at outdoor rec wasn't there when we registered but I spoke to the manager. Unfortunately, I got the impression he didn't think my issue was of much significance. ICE time. Otherwise the FAMCAMP itself is as described previously - nice level concrete pads. Basic hookups. No amenities such as wifi or laundry. Limited dining and shopping options. Nice large fitness facility and library tho.
Stopped here for 2 nights. Personnel in MWR office inside BX mall for check-in. This is a very small base but has a nice commissary/BX. The camp is well located. Yes, there will be jet noise, it's a training base! But AF people love hearing them right? Right! Access off the highway is easy and straight back to the camp, nice partitions between sites and a lovely park next door. No laundry, bathrooms/showers are basic but very clean. Lots of TDY personnel here as it's a training base. No wifi and we used our Tailgater satellite system so cannot speak to TV reception. The dog loved the walking trails. Del Rio is interesting to explore, very old town with great architecture in the old parts, just be careful which bridges you cross if you don't want to end up in Mexico! ;-)
Jan 6-7, 2015
R.F. left this review using the Directory software: - A very good stop off point along US-90 / US-277 to avoid having to travel I-10 across west Texas. Clean, efficient. New cable TV being installed. Nice sound barriers between sites. Yes, the flight line/ runway is located less than a half-mile from the FamCamp. You can hear the planes, and the students are flying by 8 am and til 8 pm.
27 June 2014
We were passing through and stayed here for one night. Pros: well groomed facility; layout was pretty simple and basic; sufficient pull-through sites with full hookups; within easy walking distance of the BX, a Subway, and Outdoor Rec where you pay. A little further up the road is the AF Inn which has a "business center" where one can check e-mails; great deal for $18 a night. Cons: no WiFi available at the campsite, no place to do laundry near the campsite.
May 7 to May 13, 2014
If your goal is to be in West Texas, this is a great place to stay. Good value - $100 for a week. Check in and Outdoor Rec is in the PX. Close enough to Lake Amistad for day trip and the Visitors Center has lots of information and films to see. Not a lot to do in Del Rio but we had a recommendation from a local for Poncho's Restaurant - great Mexican food and very reasonable prices. Facilities on base are adequate but no restrooms,showers or laundry in the FamCamp area.
Nov 8, 2013
A.T. left this review using the Directory software: - Visited for 3 days. Everything is convenient except laundry. Quiet, easy to get to. FAMCAMP is run by outdoor recreation, personnel are helpful. Library is good for internet.
December 23, 2013
Stopped for an overnight stay. There were 5 empty sites. 10 on left are reservable, 10 on right are first come first serve. Did not see camphost, appears to maybe be some homesteaders, three or four, however sites are clean and not junked up. 4 sites with FEMA trailers as rentals, camphost on a site, and homesteaders. That leaves about 10 sites for RVers. We enjoyed the quaint atmosphere of the campground. Sites are fairly level some sloping but not bad, concrete pads, nicely spaced, and have privacy fence between sites. BX one block away, didn't go in. Did not use the restroom facilities located at the playground area not far from campground. The whole base appeared very clean and remodeled with mostly newer buildings. Nice place to stop and we would consider staying for a week or two just to relax. Price is now $18 a night, not sure of weekly rate.
Visited my wife who PCSd there in June. Easy to get to off the highway - just turn into the base and go straight. Being in this part of the country one expects barren land and spartan conditions. This FamCamp has more than most FamCamps or RV parks in the military and was a nice surprise considering the location (in the middle of no-where Texas)! It was clean, the camp host were pleasant and those who were there were very friendly. There are a few folks who stay at the FamCamp who are stationed there but not too many. Besides, sometimes with split families such as ours (one PCSd and the other at home) it is a nice and proper way to live. Wished my wife took the RV and lived there instead of paying 2 places to live. Those who complain about "long-termers" might need to reconsider their harsh comments. You get what you pay for and as far as I'm concerned, the military camps are the cheapest for the price with a good value. I have no problem with "long-termers" at the military campground as long as they are keeping the place clean and there are at least 50% of the spaces open for visitors. Hey, it's a money maker for MWR, just keep the spaces clean and not have any porches built with Pink Flamingos in the yard.
Aug 31 - Sept 12, 13
When I called about making a reservation, I requested a specific site and was told that that side of the FamCamp was reserved for long term stays only. So I was given a site on the other side of the FamCamp. That particular side of the campground has 5 spaces facing the wrong way (the porch side receives the afternoon sun). There are also 5 "FEMA-type" trailers that can be rented by the month only. There is no wi-fi in the campground, so one has to go to the library in order to access the internet. The campground is adjacent to a picnic/playground area. The flight line is on the other side of the picnic/playground area, so the campground tends to be noisy.
Couldn't be easier to get to, turn left off US90 at the base and go til the road ends. Wonderful sites, could hold 2 rigs lengthwise although they might have put the hookups another foot or so away from the pad. I couldn't fully open a couple of storage doors. One of the nicest bases I've been on. Small, not a high level of activity around but for the flights, of course. But mostly adequate facilities. Commissary, library and gym are very good for the size of installation. BX is ok, dining options are very limited, the BX now has a Subway which I guess replaced the Burger King. We'll definitely keep it in mind on our south Texas explorations.
Sept 26, 2012
This has always been one of our favorite stops until this time. NO LAUNDRY FACILITIES AT ALL! Must drive 8 miles into Del Rio to the only laundromat in town. Other than this problem, the other base facilities are adequate, personnel friendly and base very clean.
24-26 April 2012
We arrived late in the afternoon with a reservation. It's a good thing, the park is full of homesteaders. It's a nice park, fully pave spots, with privacy fences between spots. Big drawback is the lack of dining options at the BX. The just have Burger King and the BX is small for the size of the base, as is the commissary. Apart from stopping here on the way east, there isn't any reason to stay here. It's too bad because this has the makings of a top notch RV park.
Jan 2011-March 1 2011
I really enjoyed my stay here. Commissary was super, well stocked for such a small facility, however aafes needs to wake up and smell the coffee, or a lack of. Eating establishments on base rank somewhere between 5 and 0 on a scale of 1 to 10. it's not the quality of the food so much as it is a place to find it. The laundry facility went on the blink for some unknown reason while i was there and it seemed that no one was in a earth shattering mood to fix it. Laundry mats in del rio suck. I would gladly pay to do laundry in a aafes laundry facility if one were provided, at least most of them are clean and the machines are kept in a operating condition. I have never met up face to face with a rattle snake, but i am nearly certain some of them are probably friendlier then the camp host, the staff at the outdoor rec office, and the staff at the auto craft shop.
May 12, 2011
K.C. left this review using the Directory software: First time at the campground but not my last. The camp host was very friendly and helpful. The sites were clean, paved and long. Bathrooms are just outside the campground at the playground with showers at the fitness center down the road. The exchange is one block from the campground and there is WiFi in the coffee shop. The sites are full hook-up with cable. Security makes the rounds every few hours. There is a railroad nearby but the sounds are not too loud. Flight ops seem to end by 1900. The only downside is there are several homesteaders that are not active duty or students but retired personnel who work at the base. If this policy of not enforcing the stay rules continue to be ignored than a great FamCamp will not be available to the traveling community.
23 Nov - 14 Dec 2010
I stayed her in Nov 2010...I didn't expect much for the price but realized I had made a good choice..altho there is not alot of accommodations close by there is everything you need including free laundry..I would have no problem going back.
Feb 3 - 18, 2011
S.K. left this review using the Directory software: Due to the cold weather we had no water when we arrived but it was fixed the next day. No laundry and it's the lowest priority. AF Inn allowed me to do 2 loads one day. One laundromat in town. No diesel fuel on base, not much to do, commissary small but very good, BX is small with very little in merchandise.