- Published: Sunday, 04 July 2010 10:18
Editors note: This article was written by Jim Twamley, www.rvtravel.com, and is used by permission.
Military RV’ers will enjoy a stop at Edwards AFB Famcamp. At the current rate of $15 bucks a night it’s a good deal. With a newly added bathroom, shower and laundry room it’s more comfortable than ever. There is a dog clean-up convenience station in each corner of the campground. Full hook ups are available at 25 sites. Registration is self help and there is also a campground host. There is a standalone dump station and overflow parking in the paved parking lot next to the pool. They do not take reservations.
The family camp has its own tennis courts and is by the base swimming pool and the bowling alley. Many other support facilities are available including a nice golf course. The Commissary and Exchange are within walking distance of the campground. The food court at the PX has your standard fare and there’s also a barber shop and various vendors. Around the corner and down the road about a half mile is the post office, pizza and sandwich shops, convenience store, thrift shop, MWR and the veterinarian. The base is a long way from anywhere (the closest town of any size is Lancaster - a good 45 minute drive) but there is a base gas station (with diesel) so be sure you fill up before you leave.
The Air Force Flight Test Center Museum is a must see attraction. It has some great displays inside and a pretty good static aircraft display outside. Watch the video for a brief visit. You can see the tail of the B-52 looming just a short distance from the famcamp. The museum is free and has a nice souvenir shop as well. If you want a detailed tour of the flight line area then you can contact the Public Affairs Officer Dennis Shoffner at (661) 277-3517. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on Sunday, Monday and Federal holidays. Directions - look at a map of Southern California and find Edwards AFB out in the middle of the Mojave all by itself and take the shortest route (You can’t miss it). The GPS coordinates are 34.9178, -117.9251.
I like Edwards because it is open year round and it’s much nicer than the next military campground down the road at the Barstow Marine Corps Logistics Base (cheaper too). See you around - Jim Twamley, Professor of RV’ing
Watch this video as I take you on a guided tour of the facilities: