What a shame, such a nice park and it's not maintained. There is no grass, just loads of thorny weeds and dirt. The weeds aren't even mowed and some were over 2 feet high. There is no shade or trees and no Wi-Fi. On the plus side, the hookups are good and the concrete pads are nice. The park is easy to navigate and big rig friendly. The whole park is satellite TV friendly with nothing to obstruct the signal. I also got over 20 stations with my antenna. Cell phone and Verizon air card work well here. They have a park host, but I was told they are usually not here. We never saw them at their camp site. What good is a park host that's not there? I made a reservation and paid via phone. When I got to the base, they had no record of my reservation. Took about 45 minutes to sort out. I would give them a higher rating if they just had someone to look after the park and maybe clean the restrooms and mow the weeds. The place has potential, but at present it's badly neglected. When entering the base come in the commercial gate which is at the corner of Mississippi and Aspen streets. When you approach the gate, take the RIGHT lane. They had an RV try to take the left lane, but it's too narrow for all but the smallest rig. This guy got wedged between the concrete barriers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Buckley Air National Guard Base famcamp (retired/active duty military only) is located at the end of Steamboat Road. To get on the base you MUST go through the commercial gate. (Intersection of E. Mississippi and S. Aspen or coordinates 39.69654N and 104.76995W.) This campground offers FHU sites (30 & 50 Amp) with moderately level cement slabs (some pull through, some back in), picnic table and, an in-ground charcoal grill. The process is you go to the CG, find a site and then go to the RV office. In Aurora’s hot summertime you best have a strong A/C unit as there is NO shade at any site we viewed. They claim to have planted trees, but some unnamed thief removed them. They have 2 showers and 2 toilet stalls per M/W restroom, no WiFi but free laundry (2 washers/2 dryers, very inadequate for a campground this size) and no organized campground events. We are here through the weekend due to a problem with our RV engine. The previous reviewers were pretty much right on. The RV office is not at the park but is located at 538 S. Aspen Way (Bldg 1022). They have a surprisingly nice commissary, BX (well stocked and fairly large) plus gas station, but no diesel. Our Verion 4G air card worked well and there are TV antenna stations available. A nice, paved, long bike/walking trail beside the campground offers the chance to walk the dogs or stretch your legs. They have a camp host but their site is unmarked, they never came around to identify themselves, nor do they appear to check the sites. For the price we would consider this park in the future, but NOT during Denver’s hot summer or cold winter days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Before making reservations we checked out their website. Directions to arrive are spot on. Exit 7 (GPS indicated exit 9) through a commercial gate. There is a sign that indicates that RVs check in on right, but do not have to with personal vehicles, just proceed to gate. Straight on Aspen to Steamboat (you will see main gate) before turning right. CG was well thought out for convenience of getting in and out of sites. Lots of space between sites, concrete pads and paved roads. Each site has wonderful picnic table and grill (ours must have never been used before). The things lacking to get a rating of 7. It was hard to make this reservation: took 3-4 phone calls to finally reach a person. Site was paid for with Visa, so no receipt received. Since this was an overnighter we were not disconnecting to check in at bldg 1022, and get one (no one at CG when arrived). CG is definitely right along the flight line, no shade, no pool and the grounds (grass) are in need of attention. More weeds and scratchy grass. It would be a stretch if we stay here again, really hard up. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park just opened on April 1. It is a very nice park. The parking pads are cement and electric is 50 Amp. There is no cable TV, but you can pick up all the Denver channels on your antenna. They do not have Wi-Fi yet, but they say they are working on it. We used the laundry which was free. There were 2 washers and 2 dryers. Since they just opened April 1, I am thinking that the laundry might not always be free. There was only 1 trash dumpster and that would not be enough if the place was full which I am sure it will be as the season progresses. There was no shade but it is on the plains next to the base flight line and so if felt OK not having trees. There was a lot of grass. Only real negative was the crabby old man who checked us in. He communicated in grunts and acted as though we were bothering him. Maybe he needs the customer service course. The woman in the office was very personable and knowledgeable. We camped here in a Motorhome.