Davis Monthan AFB FamCamp

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Davis Monthan FamCamp

Location

Installation
Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ
GPS Coordinates
32.179756, -110.860721
Location Information
Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ
RV Gate Coordinates
32.191864, -110.87523

Directions

Directions
EAST BOUND: Exit I-10 N at Alvernon Way (Exit 265). You need to turn left on Alvernon Way and THEN get in the right lane. Keep in right lane as it changes names to E Golf Links Rd. Follow road about 4.5 miles and turn right on Craycroft Rd. Go thru main gate. ---- WEST BOUND: on I-10 take exit 270 at KOLB Rd. North 6.6 miles to Golf Links then left (West) to Craycroft. Left (south) into main gate. ---- ONCE ON BASE: Left on Quijota Blvd. Go about 1.1 miles to FamCamp office on right side of street (across street from the camp site).

Map

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Map of Davis Monthan AFB FamCamp

Contact Information

Phone Number
(520) 747-9144
Mailing Address
Agave Gulch FamCamp, 6170 Quijota Blvd, Bldg 6015, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ 85707 (Not for guests mail).

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Retired Military, 0-100% DAV, Purple Heart Recipients, Former POW, Veteran Caregivers, DoD civilians, Sponsored Guests. Read this article on Authorized Users
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Not accepted.
Internet Access
Free WiFi throughout the park, including the overflow area. 5 DSL hookups at the FamCamp office, open 24/7. Sprint and Verizon EVDO Broadband Card works in Broadband mode with good coverage.
Mail Forwarding
(Your name), c/o General Delivery, Tucson, AZ 85726-9999 (located 6 miles from base). -- FedEx, UPS, DHL: (Your name), c/o Agave Gulch FamCamp, 6170 Quijota Blvd, Bldg 6015, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ 85707
Pet Information
No limitations, other than normal leash and clean-up rules. Doggie park available.
Campground Information
They have TWO different stay limits: 1) There's a 21 day stay limit if paying by the day, which can be renewed for another 21 days if there's a vacancy. If campground is full, you go into the dry-camp area until a FHU site opens up. 2) All sites are also available on a 3- or 5-month contract. You pay in full in advance and there's no refunds. A 3-month stay is $2,070 and the 5-month stay is $3,473. ---- FamCamp office open 7 days/week from Oct - Apr and Mon - Fri from May - Sept. Hours are 0800 to 1700. However, the lobby is open 24/7. After 1700 choose available site from board outside of office. Some back-in pads, most are pull-thru's.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Auto shop.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Movie Theater
  • Post Office
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Hardstand
197
W/20,30,50A/S
$24- $29(guests)
N/A
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Overflow
57
None
$11 - $17(guests)
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
If staying more than 3 days the base requires firearms to be registered with the base armory. Individuals retain possession. Forms and armory location are available to guests upon check-in at FamCamp office.
DoD Interactive Comment Evaluation

The Department of Defense (DoD) Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) system is a web-based tool that collects feedback on services provided by various organizations throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). Click the ICE logo to submit your evaluation on this campground directly to the responsible department.

Weather Information

A top-rated, popular military campground in the Arizona sunbelt. Received the Campers Choice Award for OVERALL BEST Military Campground in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 AND 2011 (Western USA)!

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Davis-Monthan AFB FamCamp - Tucson, Arizona
360 degree Video Tour of Davis Monthan AFB FamCamp, AZ

Attachments

  • File Description
    File Size
    File Type
    Downloads
  • 2016 Agave Gulch FamCamp Map
    Map of the FamCamp and base facilities.
    2 MB
    854
  • Agave Gulch FamCamp Brochure
    45 KB
    4529

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User reviews

178 reviews
 
77%
 
16%
 
4%
 
2%
 
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Overall rating
 
4.6
Location
 
4.8(178)
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4.7(178)
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.3(178)
Value
 
4.5(178)
Overall Experience
 
4.6(178)
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March 2020
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
We found that the office staff were very friendly and helpful. The FHU sites were full but they put us in a nice dry campsite. We were able to get a FHU site the next day. The FHU sites have increased in price...now $24 daily rate. We have stayed here a few times and will definitely stay here again if passing thru the area.
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Mid-December-February 2020
Overall rating
 
1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
Where do I begin to clarify what’s going on at DM? This place has become so corporatized that you can barely tell you’re on a military installation. Like all profit-driven enterprises, they pack as many people into what has become a tight place as they possibly can. It’s like buying a seat on an airplane these days. Suffer through kiddo. I speculated to friends at the dog park (where aggressive dogs—and pit bulls—go unchecked) that the crowd was a result of more Baby Boomer retirees having the money to begin RVing around the country. Occupancy certainly is TRIPLE what I’ve experienced there in the past. And guess what? Where the hundreds of people in the campground might find relief in using the Wilmot Gate...it was closed virtually the entire time. So the congestion isn’t just in the campground, it’s on the base roads. Every one of the 21 nights I was “lucky” to be in site #9, my neighbors held a party of 8+ people who found it necessary to speak loudly right outside my dining room window about 3 feet away. Every night. Add to that the noise of 100s of generators running simultaneously in the overflow area and you simply can’t call it fun anymore. The overflow, quite literally, is overflowing. Some said that it’s been that way at DM for the last 3-4 years. Folks arrive there in October, pay up front for a 3 or 5 month stay, then have the right to extend 30 days at a whack. This is despite the fact that there are people on the waiting list constantly, and they are made to sit in the office every morning at 11 am to see if they’ve been “lucky” enough to get a spot—for 21 days. Why in the name of good customer relations they can’t simply make a call to someone on the list, knowing that EVERYONE has a cell phone and the person waiting is POISED AND EAGER to get that call, defies explanation. Their excuse is that they’re understaffed. That’s ridiculous; phone calls can be done anywhere, making staff and guests stay in the office every morning is obviously the greater management burden and everyone knows it. But convenience for guests is not their intention. Many people, after attending the public meeting that took place at the gazebo a few weeks ago, walked away saying they’ll never come back. I was one of them. If you do the math on DM, you realize this is a multi-million dollar revenue source for the base....but you wouldn’t know it given the lack of attention to visitor amenities. People who attended the meeting had suggestion after suggestion and expressed their frustration at the wait list protocol. We all heard the man who directs this campground say that we would “never tell the owner of a restaurant what to do if we had to wait outside for a seat”. Ummm....that’s exactly what customers would do—by their absence and reviews. I could hardly believe he said it. Folks tolerated the condescension from staff at the meeting; their silence was not agreement. They say that soon you’ll see the FHU sites expand to all available sites—construction doesn’t begin until summer 2021. I predict you’ll also begin paying the rates you’d pay in San Diego on the water when they finally open. All of the folks writing 5 star reviews must not know or remember when DM was a nice campground. Any local sightseeing can be done from campgrounds off base for equal or less money and with far greater service to customers. Read BGarrison’s review below. That reviewer’s comments reflect the reality at DM Famcamp. A whole lot of us simply won’t be going back.....after all, Luke AFB will soon be an option, as will Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs. There are lots and lots of choices better than DM.
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Feb 9-26, 2020
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Very nice. Clean, large sites w cement pad, picnic table. Huge Exchange and Commissary, open 7 days! We dry camped for 7 days. Their system for being assigned full hookup site is very fair. When we checked in, they estimated 7 days..spot on. Great dog walking area, dog park. LOTS of dogs. Very clear instructions on the bulletin board outside office for late arrivals. So many terrific things to see and do in the area. Highly recommend. Note, Wilmot Street gate is closed most of the time. Your GPS will take you there. From Wilmot turn left on Golf Links to Craycroft. Gate on Craycroft.
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9-10 Oct 19
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
I have used both Kolb and Alvernon Way to get to the Base, and I prefer the latter. I have stayed here three times now and will stay here again as I like the Tucson area. Nothing to complain about and nothing but praise. I am a retired Department of the Army civilian with an ID card issued by my civilian personnel office after retirement that allows me on military installations to use certain recreation facilities. I have stayed at Army, Navy and Air Force Famcamps and also visited a Marine Corps base. I pass this on to other civilians retired from Federal Civil Service that a visit to a civilian personnel office with proof of retirement and apply for an ID card.
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Aug 2019
Overall rating
 
4.2
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
I read some of the recent reviews and I suggest that anyone who posts a comment also go to the ICE (Interactive Customer Evaluation) website to review or try to get some action on military Famcamps, RV Parks or Campgrounds. Most military customer service activities can be found there. https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=80316&s=188&dep=*DoD&sc=15 This site is the electronic form of the comment card and goes directly to the unit and presumably the commander will see it. Go to the Base/Post etc, "Recreation", "FamCamp or RV Park". 
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July - August 2019
Overall rating
 
1.9
Location
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
1.0
Value
 
1.0
Overall Experience
 
2.0
We used to love this Famcamp. Those who pass through here frequently will notice a big difference. The employees in the office are young and always on their cellphones - or making out with their boyfriend over the counter. Have a question? They don't know the answer and don't care to find out. They do not replenish the coffee machine that is available for campers and shrug their shoulders when you ask when it will be refilled. The ice machine was not working when we left and the internet had been down for over a week and we were told in the office that FamCamp is last on the list of priorities for the base commander, though we were also told the base commander talked about "milking the cash cow" that is the Famcamp. The pool has very limited hours, even in the summer. The Wilmot gate has very restricted hours more so now than before. No one is available for emergencies on the weekend, so if something goes wrong (like the ice machine being broken), well, tough luck. We have been coming here since 2009 and this is the worst customer service we have ever experienced. Many base FamCamps are getting better and better while this one is going downhill. We finally decided to move to an RV resort on the west end of Tucson - cheaper, better amenities (pool, 2 gyms, laundry rooms with 20 washers and dryers) and fast, working wifi and $150/month less than the Famcamp. Such a shame, this used to be a great place to visit.
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21-23 June 2019
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Arrived in Tucson and stayed at DM for the weekend. We decided to enter the Craycroft gate as the Wilmot gate (which is closer to the RV Park) had concrete traffic barriers that were hard to weave in and out of for the truck and 5th wheel. The employees were courteous during check in, the office appeared clean and luckily air-conditioned on a balmy 104 degree day. I was never able to get connected to the Wi-Fi, they have a dog park area, dog wash, and the bathhouse were ok. Our site #16 W/S/50 was rock with a concrete pad and a picnic table. Got lucky with no neighbors on either side for our visit. Quiet at night, short drive to commissary, bx, movie theater, and bowling. Centrally located for touring around Tucson. 
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May 5-7, 2019
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Friendly check in staff. Ideal location and convenient to Tucson and vicinity. 
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28-31 March 2019
Overall rating
 
3.5
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
Third visit here ... Start with the good part ... This park is in Tucson (lots to see and do) and the staff is great. Bathrooms and grounds are well kept and clean. The not so good part ...cell coverage is fair to good and wifi is fair to poor. Sites are tight ... I step out of my RV and the neighbor’s water/sewer is right beside the picnic table. The neighbor’s sewer hook up is about 15 feet from my steps. So, it’s a trade off ... for three days it was worth the trade.
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February 5-8, 2019
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Enjoyed our short stay in dry-camp. Friendly staff, good location, friendly staff, fair pricing and lots to do in the area.
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27 Nov - 18 Dec 2018
Overall rating
 
4.5
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
Very nice, clean and friendly staff and people. We stayed in the newer 200 section, I don't really have any complaints-except the usual: the WiFi sucks.
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August 2018
Overall rating
 
4.2
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
I would have rated this park 5 stars across the board if they would only get their internet sorted. Very low occupancy this time of year, parked right next to the antenna, and still was barely usable. They need to seriously upgrade the speed of this.
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May 2018
(Updated: May 07, 2018)
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
What everyone else says. It is indeed one of the better FAMCAMPS we've experienced. My only divergence from other reviews is I found internet service marginal without an extender/amplifier. Famcamp wifi kept dropping connection and wasn't all that fast - we were only one site from an antenna but there was vegetation inbetween. Usually not a problem because I can use my Verizon unlimited plan but in the middle of a very large metro area my Verizon data signal was also poor - significantly less than 1mb downloads. Up on main post had great speeds. As indicated I suspect an extender/amplifier would solve the problem but configuring my extender is problematic with web page logins - which you have to do once a day. 
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12-19 March 2018
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
This is a very busy famcamp with several large overflow sites. First come first served is well regulated to be fair for all. All site are desert landscaped (gravel) but well laid out with good FHU's. The laundry was good size, had eight washers and seven dryers. We will stay here again, the area has a lot to offer just outside the base.
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21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Our stay was great, no surprise. We have stayed DM in the past and always enjoy our stay. Just a update, was talking with one of the employees here and he informed us that one of the overflows will be converted to FHU . 
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22 Jan - 12 Feb 2018
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
This was our second time at DM FamCamp. Weather was great (upper 70s/low 80s) - the CG was full the whole time to include the overflow/drycamping area. Several gem shows were going on so I think this contributed. Most folks were staying 5-7 days in overflow before getting full hookups. Can't say anything bad about Agave Gulch, staff is great and process is fair to everyone. CG was kept clean and not cluttered like we've seen at other FamCamps. There were some extracurricular activities that they put on, which was a nice touch. Wish they would have a closer recycle, currently they just have aluminum can receptacles. We plan on coming back.
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February 17, 2018
Overall rating
 
2.6
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
2.0
Worst experience during 7 months on the road. The park is beautiful and clean. The staff is rude and not helpful at all. We came in after hours. The available list was not correct so we chose another spot that was empty. I left my name and number; they never called. They told us we had to move but could not accurately tell us what spots were available. Campers were moving all around to different spaces; camp managers had no idea what was going on.
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January 19 - 26, 2018
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
We have stayed here on numerous occasions both winter and summer and have always come away satisfied. Current prices for retirees are $22.00 for a FHU site and $11.00 for overflow. We are a 45 foot motorhome and can fit in all the newer sites and most of the older ones. Typically the park gets full mid to late January, but this year, because of hurricane damage in Florida and some parks being closed, the FamCamp got full early. There is a pretty steady rotation so most folks will be in overflow for a week or less. They publish each night a list of the folks in overflow and how many are projected to go into a FHU site the next day. AT 11:00 each morning at the FamCamp office they total up the number of vacancies and call out the names of folks who can move into a FHU site. Sometimes they have unexpected departures so I suggest go to the office for the 11:00 AM call out the day before you expect to move as well as the day of. I initially was told 8 days in overflow, but it turned out they had some unexpected move outs, so it was only 7. Due to some electrical issues, there are a number of older sites that are 30 amp only.
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July - October 2017
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
We love this place. It is convenient to Tucson shopping and restaurants. On base, the commissary is very good, well stocked, and there is a convenience store for after hours. The bowling alley is terrific ( we used it a lot during our stay) and it is easy to keep fit with two gyms. The laundry facilities are nice and clean as are the bath/shower rooms. The one thing I object to is that the contract workers who come over early in the morning use the campground bathrooms before going to work. I like the system at Yuma Proving Grounds where you get a key for the facilities - keeping out the civilian contractors. It is a one mile walk from the campground to where the sidewalk ends, and this path is lighted, so you can walk after dark. We were told that after October 1, prices were going up to $27/night for everyone, which we think is high for a military campground. Otherwise, this is a great place to stay and they have figured out how to make it nice for everyone. I like the no-reservation policy. If you have ever tried to get a site at Nellis, you will know what I mean. They are reserved for folks who may never show up - keeping others from getting a place for the night. 
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24 Dec 2017- ??? 2018
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Just a side note. Do NOT follow Google Maps. It will get you to the base, but unless you have a VERY high clearance, don't go in the gate beside the Famcamp. Go in the front gate, and follow the directions on this site. I got there on Sunday, 23 Dec, and pulled toward the gate....realized it was locked. So had to unhook the TOAD, turn around, and rehook up to go to the Main Gate. But after going out the gate yesterday morning, I'm SOOOO glad it wasn't open when I got there. The 'bump' is probably over a foot high...I know I would have scraped. But it is a great place. I will be here every year.
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