Located at historic Fort D.A. Russell, this is a scenic and quiet campground. Near base facilities, with plenty of trees, and a spring nearby.
F.E. Warren AFB Crow Creek FamCampFeatured
Type of site
$10 (Win) - $20 (Sum)
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24 - 26 Sep 2016
10 Sep 2016
September 5, 2016
July 26, 2016
We stayed for 2 weeks in the summer of 2015. Everyday we got up excited to be in Cheyenne in general and at F.E.Warren in particular. There were a few minor things that could have been better, but having said that we most definitely look forward to being here again. Most of the complaints I heard were because folks did not follow the directions that were given - DO NOT TRY TO COME UNDER THE RAILROAD BRIDGE!!! Two folks did and two folks were very unhappy with the results; it is not high enough to accommodate 5th wheels or motor homes - it is 11 foot 6 inches, and the air conditioners on the roofs will not survive. The only thing that encouraged us to leave is the changing leaves and the snow that will soon follow. This camp may not have all the up-to date amenities, but is has 50 amp service - water - and septic at the sites. And incredible beauty and history everywhere. Thanks F.E.Warren for the beautiful memories that my wife and I have told and re-told to all our friends and family.
3-17 Aug, 2015
I would like to agree with the last posting. I tried to get in for Frontier Days but they said they were booked already, strange considering I called May beginning of June, for a reservation for mid-July. I changed my schedule and decided not to attend this year. From the road: I then tried to call three times (over three weeks) to finally get a return call, after calling the “2988” number (the voice mail says your call will be returned within 24 hrs.) Finally speaking to someone there I received a return call from the famcamp within 10 minutes and booked my reservation. The day of arrival, I received a text 20 miles from the base. The directions that were given brought me through the front gate….OMG I’m 71’plus with the trailer…its tight but we maneuvered through and around the circle taking both lanes. I guess I should have read the posted directions from this web site. Arrived at the CG and not much has changed in a year. The entry road is still the gravel road and dusty. The back road has no bridge left. The host was at the office and my site ready (same site as last year). There have been no upgrades made in a year, if anything it has deteriorated. The wifi is still the same and they use the same excuse as a year ago, the connection is good in the first three rows but little to nothing in the last row. They say because they are historic buildings they can’t do anything. A tree trimming and an underground wire with a wifi antenna in the middle of the CG would change everything. There still is the same home steading individuals as last year and more stuff outside. Freezers outside their campers, snow shovels, toys, storage bins, lumber lying around and a/c units hanging out the window. As far as the “Cabin” rental goes.. you guessed it “home steading” too. This is probably the most miss managed Famcamp in the Air Force. They have completely thrown out the regulations and the Command has turned a blind eye. I can’t understand how these people can stay here in the winter without water and sewer hookup. I can’t understand how the Installation Commander would allow NAF to operate a place like this. They need to use the money made here and put it back into the FamCamp. Averaging around $3200 plus a month they sure can make some improvements. They said during Frontier Days the place was completely packed, another major money maker. As the last reviewer said, “They have a nice golf course. “ If they spent just a fraction of the money that’s put into that course into this Famcamp this place would be a great destination. On a positive note.. Cheyenne is full of things to do and see. The installation is absolutely full of history. Next year’s trip will not have F E Warren AFB on the places to stay. I’ll find somewhere else in the Cheyenne area.
30 Jul - 2 Aug 15
Below average famcamp. Had a gravel, pull-thru site. It was very close to the site on the backside. Felt bad for the backside neighbors because if they sat outside, they were right next to our sewer hose. Roads were all dirt (very dusty). As mentioned previously, there are some permanent homesteaders here--it is all too apparent with all their "stuff" everywhere around their site. Could use more enforcement of the rules. Could only get wifi at the office and that was very small and cramped--located with the laundry area. A few positives: famcamp staff texted directions to the camp the day before arrival and they took us thru the front gate. It was easy enough to get thru with a 35' Class A w/towable. Directions took us directly to the famcamp with no problems. FE Warren AFB is a quite historical location. If you just take a walk around, there are numerous little signs describing the historical significance of different sites and buildings--very interesting. Also, the pronghorn antelope are everywhere and that is kind of neat to see. Played golf on the base golf course and there were so many pronghorn antelope, I felt like I had my own gallery. However, all that being said, If I were to come to this area again, I would probably look elsewhere for a place to stay.
1 Aug 2015
We made a reservation 30 days in advance, and the fam camp called us two days prior to out visit to ask us to release our reservation so that a PCS person could use it as their housing was not available yet. We agreed and they asked if they would like for them to try to find a spot in the local civilian parks. At first we said we would try to find a spot our self however we were on the road and could not get info on the local parks we called Warren back and said we would like them to try to find us a spot. A few hours later they called and said they had a cancellation and we ww would be able to stay at Warren. We have stayed here in the past and usually arrive after hours. The clubhouse is always locked and unless we ask a neighbor we don't know the combo for the door. It would ne nice if the office people would either provide us the combo when we make the reservation or email it to us. Overall, an average spot for the night and the price is decent.
July 20-21, 2015
My wife & I sold our house 25 miles NW of Cheyenne, and made a reservation 30 days in advance. I was told due to "Frontier Days" in Cheyenne, we could only be placed in the dry-camp area (although, a couple of full hook-up sites were vacated before and after our stay). I strongly believe that there is a preference in place for both active duty and retired (from FE Warren AFB) in place ... I am retired from 28 years active duty in the US Marines (CWO4), which just did not matter to the FamCamp staff. The actual RV park was not too bad, especially since it is located next to Crow Creek with mature trees and a lot of vegetation. There was wind & thunderstorms during our stay, but that is typical for the area (understandable). Quite hours (no generators) are from 10 pm to 8 am, although trains run past about 6 am right next to the FamCamp, and morning colors sound at 730 am. If a person wants coffee and is dry-camping, be sure to cook it on a propane stove. I will only recommend this FamCamp to those who are active duty aboard FE Warren, or for those retired from FE Warren AFB.
Okay, so. There's lots of painful truths to learn about FEW Famcamp before you get here, not least of which this year is the daily dark clouds and electrical/rain storms each and every day since at least early June. The FSS CC can't possibly value retirees or the Famcamp--and apparently is okay with slum-like conditions here. Several people I've talked to here have registered complaints in writing and in person. First, there are 2 washers @ $1.75 a load and 3 dryers for $1.25. In a camp this big, that's absurd. I've never paid that much for washers, either, and I've been FT RVing for 3 years. Secondly, as someone said previously, the trees (probably in part because of all the rain) are thick and heavy with branches, which stretch out over all the sites. With 50 knot wind gusts a common occurrence, there's going to be trouble. The only question is when. To say it's harrowing during the storms is an understatement. I was placed into a site that is so short that the back window of my towable is literally against the trees at back. Someone also mentioned the roads. Beware: they are gravel or dirt only, slope downward into the camp, and are gravel-slippery, and/or muddy/washed out after rain. They're also ONE LANE wide. Go very, very, very slowly. The two entrances off of Randall Avenue take you on a single-lane road under low-height railroad bridges. If you follow the directions I was given by the Famcamp manager, you'll be in big trouble. The Missile Gate path in is also closed because the bridge over Crow Creek was washed away (I have no idea how long ago). The only way to safely bring an RV in is to come through the front gate (Exit 11 off of I25) on Randall Ave. After you're in (and the serpentine through the front gate is only wide enough for one vehicle to maneuver safely without dings and scrapes, so let others pass before you attempt it--with or without your RV). Once you're on base, turn left at the light where you'll see a sign pointing to the BX/Commissary. At the end of that road, turn right heading toward the BX/Comm, go past them, after the stop sign stay straight and you'll see the orange detour sign on the right taking you to the Famcamp in a way that will avoid any RR bridges BUT....first up a steep dirt one-lane hill, and down it into a narrow entry into the park where for some insane reason there's a cone in the middle of the road. With regard to the condition of F.E. Warren Famcamp: it looks as though this place is being used as low income housing with no oversight whatsoever. Example 1: there is a veteran living full time in the only cabin one could rent here in the park. He's so settled in that he's got his tiki lamps, barbecue, and other things all set up, including stowing his gear on the front porch. He's got his own private little driveway too. Without any rules, who wouldn't move in? Don't even think you're going to reserve it...and don't listen if someone tries to tell you it's nice after it's been used that way. Example 2: There are ~10 homesteaders here, with a purported 80 people on the waiting list with the rodeo a week away. How do we know they're homesteading? Things stowed beneath the RV with grass and weeds growing over them, one site with a refrigerator boldly covered by its own hand-made shed, etc. It's clear they're favored by the camp manager and have been given the best spots, too. Example 3: Folks here realize that nobody's looking so they completely ignore the rules applied elsewhere regarding maintenance of vehicles. I've seen people unabashedly sudsing up their RV, rinsing and waxing...in full view of all. One RV is a monstrous mess with the owner rebuilding it right here in the midst of us all. Trash, supplies, and belongings in and around it make this a very unpleasant experience for others. Be prepared to have your vehicle randomly inspected on a regular basis as you come and go off base. I've been here one month and have been inspected 3 times, twice in one day. It's aggravating as hell and utterly pointless when the teenage Security Forces airman pretends to do it. So what's good about F.E. Warren Famcamp? Antelope with their twin and triplet fawns; the CFD rodeo with great country artists, the wide-open prairie, proximity to shopping in Ft. Collins 35 minutes south, the museums, the historic tours and Governor's Mansion (which will be closing for a year soon for renovation). The base museum and director are also a delight. Folks on base are mostly friendly. When the sun shines, it's beautiful to see. The wind makes kite flying....errr...a breeze, and I have a great kite. Don't expect to rent a horse at a stables here, though, there are none to be had. If you're a Longmire fan (Walt Longmire, intrepid sheriff of fictional Ansaroka County, WY, (see A&E and Netflix, you'll love it), there's "Longmire Days" up in Buffalo, WY, too. And of course, there's all the other American history sites.
I'm having a difficult time reviewing F.E. Warren for our June stay because it was much better than a terrible stay in 2010. I did everything possible to make sure my reservation was correct and had a text and email verifying the reservation, but in spite of best efforts, it was screwed up and someone else was in the site they assigned me to. After some anxious waiting they found me a spot. My overall stay was good because my daughter and son in law live in Cheyenne and it was so convenient to their home. To be fair the gravel pull through, full hook up site I had was fine but many of the other sites, not so much. There are a few homesteaders in the park with trashy sites and junk outside. Pot holes need to be repaired and trees desperately need to be trimmed. The staff members seem nice enough but they don't seem to be around much. Washers and dryers were good. They were crowded while we were there. There seems to be plenty of room for additional sites. The whole park needs maintenance. We are at the Air Force Academy now and there is no comparison.
9 July 2014
L.B. left this review using the Directory software: - When I made my reservation I requested a pull through site and was told I would get one. I tow my Goldwing trike on a trailer behind the motor home. Arrived on a Saturday afternoon. Nobody there and no camp host. Just a sign on the office door telling you which site. I would have missed it if there weren't other campers in the building using the wifi. The site was not a pull through and it was so small that in order to park I would have to disconnect my trailer and store it in the overflow area. Needless to say, I just parked in the overflow area and left my trailer connected. All of this info should have been made known to me when I made the reservation. Being in the overflow area without electric or water was OK and If I had known in advance I could have saved $10. The campground is nice and quiet and it is a beautiful base.
Sept 1 - 4 2014
Made our reservation on the Saturday before Labor Day and when we arrived our name and site number were posted on the office door. Nice facilities but two things prevented a 5 - very poorly maintained road into the park and the apparent long termer's sites. Broken chairs and a full sized refrigerator do not come close to meeting 'military' standards. Staff was great and this place is so close to downtown Cheyenne and all that city has to offer.
July 21 - August 13, 2014
This is a nice FamCamp and we would stay here again if we were in the Cheyenne area. The pros: level gravel sites, excellent hookups, satellite accessible (if you specify such a site when you make your reservation), and Donna (manager) is very helpful and accessible. She organized a FamCamp potluck, while we were there, and the office provided the main course. There is WiFi in the office which is accessible in your RV if you have a signal booster. The cons: the grass areas between the RV sites are mowed infrequently and they harbored thistles, and the gravel access roads and gravel sites make for a bit of a mess when it rains or when it is dry and dusty. There is a nice (medium sized) commissary and exchange on the base. Diesel is available on base at the Shoppette. There are nice fitness facilities (2) and a small library on base. The library has a nice selection of movies (DVDs) which you can borrow for free.
We stayed there May 2014 and I asked the mgr. why the grass was not mowed and she replied that the contract for mowing the grass stated it could not be mowed until it reached 18" tall. I told her how unacceptable that was and she said that is the way MWR wrote the contract because it is a secondary land use area. Housing just over the railroad tracks was mowed on a regular basis. Other wise it was a pleasant place to stay.
Great family camp and run very well. Friendly staff and a pleasure dealing with them. Stayed in 2003 in my trailer and back July 2014 on my way to Sturgis, riding and camping the whole way. $10 nightly for tent and I'm told dry camp. WiFi signal in park weak but office strong. Office and laundry open 24/7 but no management on site after 1800. Run professionally and nice place. Camp full because of "Frontier Days" here in Cheyenne. Gate 1 is open 24/7 but you go under 11'6" bridge so RVs need to use Gate 2 or get direction @ 1 after hours.
Late June 2014
Although reservations are recommended elsewhere on this site, we had no trouble getting a spot for two nights in late June without them. All sites are gravel and fairly level with good utilities. Most are shaded. About 8 are pull through. We did notice one trailer that seemed to be set up permanently, but most folks seemed like us. It was a pleasant place. Not much on base but we did play the golf course along with the antelope and found a business area nearby with Albertson's grocery store. (Commissary is closed on Mondays.)
18-23 June, 2014
J.C. left this review using the Directory software: - We are a 45 foot motorhome. I would estimate that only about 10 sites are large enough. Also, if you have a satellite dish, be sure to ask for one of the pull throughs (sites 33-40) as other sites have lots of big trees. |In addition, some of the sites in the first row (11-14), have the hook-ups on the wrong side unless you nose in, versus back in. The camp host was very nice and as helpful as could be. The one stretch of gravel in the amended directions is easy and much smoother than the paved (gravelly and with pot holes) road, so in the future I plan to always use the amended directions.