Family Camping

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY CAMPING (FAMCAMP) INFORMATION PAGE

Hours of Operation

Main Office:  8:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.     After hours: Camp hosts are located in spots 1 & 2.

Check out time is 12:00pm.  Additional fees will apply if staying longer.  For information on site availability or to make reservations for a   mobile home call 318-456-2679 or 318-453-7176.

Directions:

Famcamp is located off I-20 at Exit 23.  From the East, turn left onto Industrial Drive and stay in the left lane, this lane becomes a turn lane which you will turn left with it at the Mobile Gas station.  From the West turn right and get in to the left lane immediately, this lane becomes a turn lane and you will turn left with it at the Mobile Gas station.  There is a small sign that designates this as the Commercial Entrance Gate Proceed over the railroad tracks and the bridge to get to the gate.  After entering the gate, turn left onto Lindberg Road and proceed for apporximately 1.5 Miles (your speed limit will go from 25 to 45 and back down to 25), cross a small bridge and make a left turn immediately after bridge and before the Military gas station.  Proceed down Range road for approximately 2.5 miles.  After passing the Sea Bee (large bumblebee with sailor hat), continue across the small bridge and then turn at your second right.  The club house will come up on your right hand side of the road.  Should you get lost at any time feel free to call us! 

General Information

FamCamp is the only RV camping area on Barksdale and is located on the East Reservation, on Range Road adjacent to Cullen Park and the Natural Resources Bldg.  Situated in a Wildlife managed wooded location this area provides a great venue for RV camping.  With 42 paved sites your stay with us is bound to bring you back again & again! 

Each campsite is equipped with 50/30/20 amp hookups, water, sewer, and free WIFI capabilities.  Primitive tent camping is also available if desired.  There are NO reservations accepted for RV camp SITES....all are first-come, first served! (See definition in next paragraph). 

We have 12 fully furnished 3 bedroom mobile homes all ready to go!  These homes are equipped with all the creature comforts so all you need to bring is food and toiletries.  Reservations ARE accepted for these  and are taken up to 90 days in advance of your stay.  A "one day rental" deposit is required when reserving a mobile home.  All mobile homes are non-smoking!  

Duration of Stay at FamCamp

All RV camp sites are occupied on a First-come, First-served basis. 

Definition of First-Come, First-Served---- This means that physical presence is required to register a campsite. By physical presence, we mean the person who is to occupy the site must be present with their camping unit, ready to occupy the site. Many times a camper will be checking in and wish to pay for another site for another family member or friend who is expected to arrive shortly. This is not acceptable. We cannot register that site for him until that person actually arrives. Also, we do not allow a person to drive in his car the day before and place a lawn chair in a site to reserve it with the intention of returning the next day with their camping rig to occupy it. We feel this is a form of reserving and inconsistent with our first-come, first-served policy.

The maximum length of stay is 30 days for all sites and rentals.  Exceptions may be granted under certain circumstances (such as natural disasters) and are at the discretion of the Director of Outdoor Recreation.

Pricing

RV camp site      $18 day / $115 wk / $400 mth

Tent camping      $4 day

Mobile Hm          Units 1-6  $49  a day

                        Units 7-12 $59  a day

Pet fee of $10 a day up to a maximum of $50 (applies when renting all moblie homes units).

 
   

Common Use Areas

 The main office is located in the FamCamp Club House.  The club house has a fireplace, spacious living room, and flat screen TV for use by all FamCamp residents.  There is also a common use computer lab with WIFI internet and a screened in porch available on a walk in basis.  The club house is open during regular business hours.

Adjacent to the club house is a fully equipped coin operated laundry, restrooms, and shower facility secured by a cipher lock system.  Combinations are available in the camp office or from the night hosts.  These areas are well maintained and available to all campers.  A dump station is located on the grounds and will be utilized for dumping of waste water.  NOTE:  Under no circumstances should waste water (gray water) be dumped on the ground in the camping area, or anywhere else except the dump station.  Violators will be subject to fines and/or other base sanctions.

Although common use areas are regularly maintained we ask that residents clean up after themselves as a courtesy to others who may be using the facility at the same time.

 

 

LOCAL GOODS & SERVICES

A small shoppette is located approximately 1.5 miles from FamCamp.  This facility has a pay phone and gas pumps that can accommodate both cars and RVs.  There is no diesel fuel available on Barksdale AFB.  The closest diesel pumps are located just outside the east gate.

This shoppette is limited in terms of food and toiletries and is designed for short term support.  The base commissary and exchange are located on the main base and are available to all military & dependent ID card holders.  

 Select here to down load BAFB Cullen Park  (Map)

PARK USAGE & FEES

Cullen and Clear Lake Parks are located next to FamCamp on the East Reservation (see map).  Both parks are well maintained and equipped with covered pavilion picnic areas and large grills that can accommodate most any size group.  NOTE:  Reservations and a deposit are required for use of the pavilion areas and large grills.  These areas are great for squadron parties, church groups, or family reunions.  Cost is $25 per military function/event or $35 per pavilion or $100 for the entire park for non-military/personal events. A park kit is available for those who rent the entire park free of charge! 

Each park has a volleyball court, horse shoe pits, and multiple uncovered picnic tables & grills available anytime on a 1st come 1st serve basis.  Cullen Park also has a nice playground for the kids.  Both parks have grassy areas so groups can play team sports during their gathering.  See the below links if you desire to have beer/alcohol at your party.  You must have an "approved" special request to serve or consume alcohol when using the parks or the Witches Hut.

The "Witches Hut" is a covered group/picnic usage area located across the street from the flight line and just behind lodging.  This location has a large built-in grill, restrooms, and picnic tables under a large coned metal roof.  This is an excellent place for a squadron party/BBQ or after work gathering.  Centrally located on the base, it provides a great venue for socializing and entertainment.  Reservations are required to use this facility and the same park fees apply.  

RESERVATIONS:   Reservations for the parks or for the Witches Hut are handled by the FamCamp Management.  Go by the main office or call 456-2679 or 453-7176 to secure a spot on the list.  During periods of nice weather reservations fill up quickly so call early and reserve a date up to 90 days in advance of your function.  Deposits are required and don't forget to to allow for a minimum of two weeks to route your request if you desire alcohol at your function.

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