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Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

Kirtland AFB FamCamp

Kirtland AFB, New Mexico



Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 846-0337

Sites: 72
Recent Rate: $18 7/2016

Latitude: 35.054
Longitude: -106.53368

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

38 Reviews

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Military only Family Camping aka Famcamp. Enter at Eubanks gate for easy access to the Famcamp. Many long term campers but still plenty of room for first come, first serve.
Several sites need trimming of low branches for easier access. Part of Famcamp is treeless for those who prefer that. Some pull thrus require driving over a curb to exit, something we chose not to do. Very helpful office staff.

Famcamp is in serious need of landscape maintenance. Trimming lower branches will allow trees to gain height for pleasant shade instead of bush like height. Recent stay at Air Force Academy Famcamp was exemplary in comparison. We camped at Kirtland AFB FamCamp in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

National Museum of Nuclear Science is just outside the Eubanks gate and is a must see.
Indoor and outdoor exhibits can take all day to explore.

Several Catholic churches in town with varying daily Mass schedules are convenient.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Few sites with trees and concrete pads. They all seem to be taken by long-term folks. Had to park in 'new' area which is gravel and has no shade. No WIFI while we were here. Weeds starting to get an upper hand on the staff: especially the goat-heads. (A unique sticker/weed that punctures bicycle tires, and when you get one in your foot or hand, itches like mad for a long time afterwards.) In any case, toilets, laundry room were clean. Staff was Very friendly and helpful. Has propane for sale during week, none on weekends. We camped at Kirtland AFB FamCamp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
66
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Very basic military park. Pretty much an open area, but sites are marked off. Stayed in the "new" side, no openings in old side much better shade. Overall good. Entered through Wyoming gate , but it is closed on weekends so note that. ( hassle to turn around and leave thru other gate). Lots of stickers and not too good of areas for dog walking, but normal for the area. We camped at Kirtland AFB FamCamp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
New section
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Good place to see the area from. Nice facilities such as gas station, etc...

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We like this place. It's very convenient for us and we return year after year. We stay in the 'newer' area with the large sites. Typical for many bases it seems, more and more people are homesteading and turning the campground into an extension of base housing. Nevertheless, the sites are unusually long and wide and very nice. Full hookups are available and we were able to wash our RV. The staff is good. One camp host was exceptional. I left over $10 in quarters in the laundry room. I reported the loss. She called me a week later and went out of her way when the Tupperware jar of quarters was returned. She called me and found a way to get the money back to me. Never heard of the 'way and above' service! Kudos to her for sure! We will be returning to the FamCamp on our next visit to Albuquerque. Our RV is 40' long. We camped at Kirtland AFB FamCamp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you are looking for some great New Mexican food at a local diner, check out Padilla's Kitchen on Girard. It is fabulous!

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for two weeks while visiting Albuquerque. The park is split into two sections, the older one, where we were was a mix of paved and gravel sites and a tree for shade at each. The newer sites are all gravel, with no shade and appeared very long and wide. You're not right on top of your neighbors but still close enough. They don't take reservations so be sure to call before you stop. The park is one of the more quiet military campgrounds we've stayed at, with only occasional air noise which was mostly from the local airport.

The hookups were fine as were laundry facilities. No cable, but no issues picking up over the air channels and WiFi was fine. Not a lot of grass to walk pets, but there is some just down the street at the temporary lodging area. There are walking paths (sidewalks) that take you all around the housing areas without worrying about traffic. The exchange and commissary are ok, but close earlier than we're used to, so if you want to hit the food court for dinner, you'll need to do so before 7:00 PM.

All in all we enjoyed our stay at Kirtland and will definitely return if in Albuquerque again. We camped at Kirtland AFB FamCamp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Limited number of paved (concrete or asphalt) sites, mostly gravel without trees (not unexpected given New Mexico). WiFi appears to have been upgraded since January 2015 but still weak and spotty. Limited access (Eubank gate only open until Mid-night, Carlisle gate has metal barriers to entry so late arrival not recommended. Filled solid for Balloon Fiesta, however the rest of the year there seems to be ample sites available. We camped at Kirtland AFB FamCamp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Many sites and adventures. Old Town, Sandia Crest (tram or driving), shopping, museums, Santa Fe approx 60 miles north, Casinos, and more.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

The hookups all worked well. The WiFi did not work at all. We stayed in the new part of the campground, which was devoid of trees and greenery. The campground was well located on base, just inside the Eubank Gate. The grounds were very clean and well kept. The laundry cost $1 per machine. We camped at Kirtland AFB FamCamp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
66
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Stay here Columbus Day weekend and enjoy the balloon fiesta. Santa Fe was especially nice as was Old Town Albuquerque.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed on the graveled portion. Very few concrete and most of those appear to be taken by full-timers (even though the rules state 14 day except for a few exceptions.) Regardless, the spots are fairly level and the grounds crew has worked to keep the weeds (stickers called goat-heads) at bay. That said, the only issue we had is that the wind blows through Tijeras Canyon with a vengeance; while we were there we experienced winds in excess of 30 mph yet you can go North two miles and it will be calm - the venturi effect of the mountains and the winds coming through the canyon. Other than that a superb campground and easy access to all areas of town. There are two ladies who man the office, one is exceptionally pleasant, the other is, well let me just say I much rather deal with the other one. However, both are extremely helpful, knowledgeable and will do their very best to help you. We camped at Kirtland AFB FamCamp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
East Side Gravel
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Balloon Fiesta during the time we were there so plan ahead. You have the Sandia Tramway which takes you from approximately 5500 feet up to 13000 feet; Santa Fe is approximately 60 miles north which offers a variety of sightseeing and other adventures.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here only one night on our way elsewhere. The park is on the base, just inside the Eubank gate. The newer area is all gravel, but very level. Access to all of the sites is very easy. There was some noise from the Sandia Labs facilities just to the south and some aircraft noise from the airport. You're on a base next to a runway. We made the choice. We can't say anything about laundry facilities. The bathrooms and showers are clean, but we didn't use them. The sites are close together. We have our own Wi-Fi hot spot, so didn't use the parks. There is Wi-Fi available. There are many local TV channels available with your antenna. We would stay here again. We camped at Kirtland AFB FamCamp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Attractions: National Nuclear Museum is just off base outside of the Eubank gate. Balloon Fiesta is the first full week in October and well worth a visit.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We thought this a nice campground with long, wide, and level sites - and no shade - at least in the so-called "new" area. Staff was pleasant and helpful. We didn't use the showers, but bathroom was clean and well kept. WiFi is so-so depending on time of day, and whether or not those not so considerate are streaming data. Eubanks gate is tight but doable as previously reported. One quirky thing - the sewer was at the far end of our site. And, I mean far. In addition to our regular hose, I needed TWO extensions to connect. This is a good location for visiting the area, but I wouldn't recommend for Balloon Fiesta as it is 10 miles from the fiesta site with associated traffic gridlock. If you plan to visit Balloon Fiesta, stay at the huge RV park across the street from fiesta and take the free shuttle. We would visit again. We camped at Kirtland AFB FamCamp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Balloon Fiesta, Breaking Bad tour, tram to top of Sandia mountain.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is Military only. The park is just inside the base from Eubanks Ave gate. Gravel with very large pull thru sites. Park is well lite and quiet. We camped at Kirtland AFB FamCamp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The Area has many things to do. If there during the Balloon Fest, it's worth attending. If your are looking for interesting fast food try Twisters they have burgers and burritos both dinner and breakfast. The food is great and the price is good

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Small park; no reservations taken, so it's first come, first serve. The park consists of two areas: An older area with shade trees and a newer area with no trees. The older area has more room between sites, but most were already taken. Park has a fenced dog park, but it is all dirt and no grass. The park is free of stickers so your furry friends won't get stuck, but be careful walking around the remaining area because they are everywhere! We camped at Kirtland AFB FamCamp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the newer section so had a level, open, gravel, large, pull through site. We self registered on a Sunday, so can't comment on the office staff. We camped at Kirtland AFB FamCamp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
new section
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

We entered through the Eubank gate. Approach the gate straight on because there are steel posts on each side that makes the entrance pretty narrow but adequate for our 40 foot motor home with minivan in tow.

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in the newer gravel area again. Plenty of room and all sites are level. Love the gravel which is nice when it rains. Great location from I-40. We camped at Kirtland AFB FamCamp in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Use the Eubank gate. No problems, easy access. Open a lot so don't have to worry about weekend arrival. Gate closes at midnight. Gibson gate is open 24/7 but not as easy to get through. Wyoming gate is a bad choice.

We prefer the box stores out the Eubank gate.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We got here 4 days before Balloon Fiesta at 8:50am and were very lucky to go right into a site at 11:00am. Even luckier, we got a site in the older section where there are grass sites and trees for shade. The new section is nothing but gravel with sites separated by railroad ties. Goat heads are awful but not in the dog park. We used the bathrooms and laundry rooms right next to the office. The bathrooms were clean, except the women’s shower is very touchy in that it must be facing directly upwards for the water to be warm; otherwise, you will have a cold shower. The laundry rooms had 4 washers and 4 dryers and were $1 each. The office staff is very good about keeping to the 14-day rotation during busy periods such as this one. Even so, there were days when new arrivals had to go into dry camping, which has plenty of space for overflow, until they could get a full hookups site. There is no cable, but our antenna picked up all the local channels. The WiFi was really good where we were. After Balloon Fiesta, the FamCamp cleared out about 30% and we were able to extend another week with no problem. We really enjoyed our stay. We camped at Kirtland AFB FamCamp in a Fifth Wheel.

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