Vandenberg AFB FamCamp

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Vandenberg AFB FamCamp

Location

Installation
Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc, CA
GPS Coordinates
34.7208, -120.552
Location Information
Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc, CA
RV Gate Coordinates
34.70555, -120.50232

Directions

Directions
DO NOT USE THE MAIN GATE! They require RV inspections and won't perform an inspection at the main gate. -- Exit California Highway 1 at Santa Lucia Canyon Road and proceed almost one mile to the Lompoc Gate (open 0600 - 1900hrs, 7 days/week). After you go through the gate you will be on Ine Canyon Rd. Proceed straight for 2.2 miles. Continue straight through the signal, as th road also changes names to Washington Ave. In another .5 miles, turn left at the stop sign onto California Blvd. Proceed West about one mile to the FamCamp which will be on the right side of the road. Take the SECOND driveway into the campground (the first is the exit). -- For entry onto VAFB when the Lompoc Gate is closed: Proceed on Highway 1 into the town of Lompoc. Turn west onto Hwy. 246 (W. Ocean Ave). Turn right (north) onto 13th St. at VAFB the Solvang Gate. It's about 6 miles from Lompoc to the Solvang Gate. After the Solvang Gate continue north on 13th street for about 4 miles. After the stop light, turn left (West) on California St. The FamCamp is on your right, off of California St.

Map

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Map of Vandenberg AFB FamCamp

Contact Information

Phone Number
(805) 606-8579
Mailing Address
FamCamp, PO Box 5247, Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations are accepted up to 60 days n advance. A one night deposit will be required when a space is reserved. To receive a cancellation refund, 24 hour prior notice is required.
Internet Access
Free WiFi in the RV park, but coverage is currently limited. 2 computer desks with Dial-up and DSL connections in the new lounge. Free WiFi hot spot at the exchange. T-Mobile cell service is "spotty" with no data connection. Verizon and Sprint have good 4G service.
Mail Forwarding
(Your name), c/o FamCamp, PO Box 5247, Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash (8' max). 2-dog limit per RV. Service animals are the exception to this rule. Must provide documentation. Must have proof of immunizations. There's plenty of room to walk your pets. Must clean up after your pets of course and they even provide you with Free bags for that.
Campground Information
Tough security getting on base. Stay limit in hook up sites is 180 days per calendar year given space available. Stay limit in Dry Camp is 10 days per calendar year. Stay limit in tent area is 14 days per calendar year. No 30 amp electric connections, you may need an adapter. Higher rates for DOD Civilians and Contractors. If you can't make contact with our Fam Camp office, patrons may contact our Outdoor Recreation office at 805-606-5908.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Movie Theater
  • Museum
  • Post Office

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites (pull-thru)
20
W/20,50A/S
$28 - $30
$180 - $200
N/A
RV Sites (back-in)
29
W/20,50A/S
$26 - $30
$165 - $200
N/A
Overflow
20
None
$10
N/A
N/A
Tent (Grass)
20
None
$10
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Must declare when entering the base.
DoD Interactive Comment Evaluation

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Weather Information

Each year more and more families are taking to the road and finding the recreation vehicle is the solution for their travel problems. The FAMCAMP is an approach to help reduce the high cost of vacations, weekend excursions, PCS moves, TDY and leave travel, by offering traveling families and retirees the use of Air Force facilities on Vandenberg. This program allows the whole family, including pets, to participate and enjoy the benefits of travel, sight-seeing and outdoor recreation while keeping expenses to a minimum. If you have family members arriving for a visit, consider having them stay at the FAMCAMP.

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Sep 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
We stayed at this Famcamp for a few days as we meander up the coast to WA. We could have easily made it to Camp SLO but we wanted to check out this base and cut down on some costs before we headed further north. We had initially thought about reserving a hookup site but when we saw the weather was going to be in the low 70's during the day we opted for the dry camping area. This worked out well for us since the area was unshaded for our solar panels. There are 20 designated sites with picnic tables for each but no water or bathrooms in that area. These are located about a 100 yards away in the main Famcamp area. The $10 a day rate that most Famcamps seem to charge for a "parking lot" always cracks me up but I guess they have to charge something or else they would get overrun by long term RVer's. 
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June - August 2-19
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
The rates shown are not accurate. It is 28 per day for the pull throughs and some of the back ins that now allow two spots instead of one for additional room. Weekly rate is 180. The other backins are still cramped and close to each other for 26 per day or 165 per week. I would avoid this area if I could. I really enjoyed my stay for the quiet area and the wide open spaces available for biking, walking, jogging etc. The weather is always cool and breezy. There is access to beach areas without leaving the base. The onsite staff were very friendly. The grounds were well kept. Internet was not usable and was never repaired even with constant followup. The answer seemed to revolve around one person at outdoor rec who had the password to the router but was not available. The excuse is really as stupid as it sounds. At the same time the wifi for the office was usable and it seemed that if you were connected (knew the right person) you could get the password and use that wifi as needed. wink wink nod nod, say no more. So there was really no incentive for the regulars and the office to apply any priority to fixing the camp wifi connection. Why not just make the other connection available to all if the other is not going to get repaired. This campsite has an office staff and two hosts sharing duties. I would say a bit of an overkill considering the size of the park and the reponsibilities involved. One of the hosts has dogs that are tied but pretty vicious. We decided not to walk by that area. The same host has the outdoor area around her rv looking like trailer trash. My only other observation, sorry to be so negative, was the ability for civilian contractors being able to live in their trailers. Their cost is 30 per night or 200 per week. These are civilian contractors living on base with all utilities paid for 900 per month. On the weekends the 10 o clock quiet time was not enforced as it was rotating beer time at one of the contractor sites. One of the camp hosts is directly across from this group of 4 contractors and likely never maentioned it. I will never understand any military "fam camp" which I guess is an abbreviation of family campground to allow people to stay any longer than a month. There are a group of at least three retirees that stay 6 months every summer and have been able to do so for several years running. How is this serving our active duty as a family campground. The longer people stay, the more it morphs into a trailer park and the trailer trash that generally gets too comfortable. There is no reason why anyone should not be able to drive up here and get a campsite. Too many long termers prevent family campers from being served.
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16-17 June 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Peaceful, quiet location on base. This was the first stop on a long summer tour and it set the mood for us. The site was spacious and easy to access. We ate the the dining hall (ok - not great but not bad) and used the gas station to fill up (relatively easy access even with a toad). Coming in from the Lompoc gate was a bit unsettling if you don't know the area - seems like you're driving off to nowhere... but soon enough you come to the gate and the campground isn't far ahead. Gate hours are until 1900, at least the Sunday we drove in. We'd love to stay here again for a longer time frame.
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16-17 June 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Great hidden gem! Very pleasant camping with decent-sized sites, clean facilities, friendly host. We dined @ Breakers Restaurant - inexpensive if not gourmet. Relatively easy access to gasoline and other base facilities (for our 35' MH + toad). We'll be back here again!
Vandenberg AFB FamCamp
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Feb 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
We stopped in for a week on a slow northbound route. The park was functional and provided a location for us to explore the area. Some very nice areas to view the surf and generally kick back. The only problems we had were being evacuated @2230HRS the first night we were there due to high winds, soggy ground and trees near the power lines over head. It was a Friday night and the camp host was very good at keeping us informed as the fire and power crews worked to ensure every ones safety. Other than that the stay was not too remarkable. The dining facility was convenient and the prices modest. All facilities such as BX and Express all close early, no "club" to speak of so socializing was limited to the Park People between rain showers. It would be nice if the RV facility received some up grades. Our pull through site had bumps where roots of the now dead pines had grown, TV reception was very limited and no WiFi. My wife started puzzles twice in the "adult" lounge and each time they were put back in the box the next day (She made me add this). The lounges and bathrooms were very well kept. The personnel in the office stayed in the office were cordial, had problems with the dryers and was told that maintenance had been notified. We stayed the first week of FEB 19, in a 32 foot motor home with tow.
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Jan 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Enjoyed this RV park. Had a back-in site and liked the layout. These sites are on a paved pad, so no grass between sites but do have grass at the back of the site with picnic tables and grill. If need grass then opt for the pull-thru sites. Base is very quiet and we liked the absence of activity. Could ride bikes around and not worry about traffic. We arrived after hours and in the dark. Came through the 13th street gate, is a distance from town and at first wondered if going correctly but eventually arrived at gate. We prefer this gate for RV. (Note: if entering via Lompoc/Santa Lucia Canyon gate expect a ½ mile steep up-hill climb from the gate.) Camp Host came over as we were getting settled in, gave us an information sheet with access codes for laundry, wi-fi, etc. Nice that he found us and we didn’t have to hunt the info down. We were in one of the end sites and a little distance from the FamCamp office/laundry room/Rec room but still had wi-fi access. Toward the end of our visit the temps warmed a bit and with sunshine things began to dry out, that is when the ants showed up. Very small black ants that found a way into the RV. Asked neighbor if they had an issue and she said they appeared a month ago in their RV, common problem for this park sounds like. Coyotes (not a problem for us) are nearby, can hear them at night and one afternoon one was just across the street from the RV park hunting for the many ground squirrels in the area. The coyote was unconcerned about our presence. The young man working the office is very pleasant and helpful, great attitude. Camp Hosts are great, they hosted an afternoon cake and beverages event, understand they hold an event once a month. Great bunch of folks. We would visit again.
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January, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
We enjoyed our time at Vandenberg. The park is clean and well kept. Our dealings with the camp host were very friendly and helpful. Our first site had an electrical problem but they put us in a different spot (in the parking lot area) and it worked out just fine. The famcamp is toward the back end of the base so there is very little traffic and very quiet. Verizon signal was ok - not real strong (our hotspot would get real slow at times). The famcamp wifi was ok. It would also slow down at times. There is a very nice BX and a huge commissary (under remodel). We got to see a launch while we were there, which was exciting. There's a couple different sections to the famcamp. There is the section that has pull throughs in a grassy area with trees. There are a couple of sections that are in parking lots (still full hook up). It all depends on your likes - we were in the parking lot and didn't mind it at all. There was a huge field behind us where we watched a coyote (every day) try to catch ground squirrels. We would go back again.
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22 Oct - 5 Nov 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Nice place, bathrooms are clean, very quiet base. No problems at the Lompoc gate getting in. 
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October 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
The entire base could use more TLC. Vandenburg appears to be a base supporting space missions which during these days may not be the highest priority. This is my assumption. There are a lot of abandoned and unused structures that probably had purpose in the past and the quantity of downed trees that lie around waiting to contribute to the always present fire risk seems unwise. The FamCamp is filled with long term stay active Airmen, Retirees and Contractors. Homesteading retirees seem placed at the more attractive pull through sites which include some shade, grass area and a fair amount of space between sites. The back-in sites are in two parking lots which wouldn't necessarily be bad, but the space between sites is only 2-3 feet. The back-in sites are way too close! If you are traveler and attempting to enjoy things to do in the area, this is a good campground to visit Solvang and Santa Barbara for about two or three nights. Wifi is available, but can be slow if you want to stream a movie. At times, I would use my Verizon hotspot and the coverage by Verizon was three bars of LTE. The bathrooms and laundry room were clean and adequate. I visited Vandenburg FamCamp in a motorhome and won't likely return. 
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August 10 - 19, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
we are a 45 foot motorhome towing a truck. We followed the directions and had no problem getting on base. We were asked if we had any weapons and that was it. It was possible that we were not inspected because of construction at the entrance. Check in was easy and getting into our space was a breeze. There are two lounges, one for children and one for adults, both in good condition. BX and Commissary are nice sized and easy to get to. Lompoc is the closest town. Disappointed that there did not seem to be much to the city. Santa Maria is much bigger with more things to do, but is further away. Weather here is really nice. In the 90s as we came south on the 101 and down to the 70s here at the campground.
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April 14th and 15th 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
What a lovely surprise. Yes we were required to undergo an inspection of our rig, but nothing like previously stated. We were not required to go into an enclosed room and accompanied the airman doing the inspection (looking for hidden persons). Not sure what Vandenberg has over bases like Andrews et al. This is the 41st base (AF - not including the numerous Navy and Army installations) and only the 2nd where we were required to even open the RV. The wifi has apparently been upgraded as I'm in my RV and connected. The showers are excellent and clean with an abundance of hot water. The sites are clean and well-maintained. Lots of walking paths and the BX/Commissary complex is nearby. I wish the Exchange gas station had diesel but beggars can't be choosers. I would definitely stay here again if I were ever to venture into California again. 
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July 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
We didn't have any scary experience with our arrival. Everything went well. Xchange and commissary nearby. Go to Wall beach. It's worth the view. You can access it on base. There is a roped area protecting a certain bird. Stay out of that area, it will be posted. Not much near the base.
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Mar 29, 2015
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Location 
 
1.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
1.0
Overall Experience 
 
1.0
BEWARE--We attempted to enter the base at the south gate, and two airmen directed my wife and I to exit the motorhome and open all bays, then go into an enclosed waiting room without windows while they inspected our motorhome. I requested they wear booties if they go inside the motorhome. My wife went into the enclosed waiting room and I stood just outside the door in order to maintain view of my property. I observed one airman step just inside the door of the motorhome, then exit and walk around the motorhome looking into each bay. One airman standing next to me said I was preventing them from doing their job by not going into the enclosed room, and called for his supervisor. A MSG arrived, spoke with the two airmen at a distance, then approached me and said "we do not have booties, and since you refused to allow us to do a complete inspection you are denied entry to the base". I left and sent the base commander an immediate email, protesting the requirement (1)to go inside an enclosed-windowless room while my property is unsecured and out of my site, (2) the nonavailability of booties to protect my carpet, and (3) more competent authority to deny entry to the base. The Installation Commander did respond timely, but his explanation was not acceptable. His excuse to prevent us from maintaining view of our property was so that a "Terrorist or Threat" could not observe the procedures used to inspect! He also said they had not budgeted for booties, however I could provide them or some other means to protect my carpet! He did not discuss the availability of competent authority to deny base access, although he did request I return to observe the professional service of Vandenberg AFB! I think after 26 years of military service, I've observed enough professional service, so a return visit will not be on my bucket list!!
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December 2014 - February 2015
(Updated: November 08, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Came to VAFB without a reservation and the young man in the office was able to get me into a pull thru. He was able to switch around some reservations so I wouldn't have to move during my stay, I greatly appreciated this because my wife is handicapped and the closer we are to the bathroom the better. The camp hosts Hugh and Lisa were accommodating, they lent me a 30 amp adapter when I realized all the sites were 50 amp only. I find the easiest way to review is lay out the pros and cons of a place and why I rated what I did. Location 5/5, prime spot for a campground. I believe with a but of updating and perhaps additions drive thrus you would have a real money maker here. Cleanliness/hospitality 5/5, bathrooms and lounge was clean and comfortable. The staff, especially Brandon, was quite accommodating. The young man in the office makes you feel more like a guest in his home than a customer at a campground, very welcoming and informative. Amenities/facilities 3/5, these need updating. The washers and dryers, furniture, carpets, bathrooms, showers, and sites seem outdated and in need of replacing/updating. The laundry room is desperately in need of a change machine. One thing that really hurt the score here is the roots in the pull thru sites. Value 4/5, according to the staff the prices just went up slightly. I believe that the prices are somewhat competitive but, the campground could offer more to make me feel like I got my money's worth, I recommend some sort of recreation room (ping pong, billiards, etc) and a snack bar or vending machine. Overall experience 5/5, a wonderful place if you like a quiet camp ground and welcoming staff. If this place was to be updated I would go out of my way to stay here as much as I could.
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January 2015 and March 2015
(Updated: March 24, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
I would like to start this review by saying that I nearly skipped this place due to some of the reviews on this website, but boy I am glad I didn't. As a military campground this place is in a prime location, being one hour away from both SLO and Santa Barbara, the area couldn't be nicer. It is a quiet central coast campground that isn't too far away from the BX or commissary. After reading some of these reviews I would to set the record straight on the staff. The office staff is wonderful, the young man behind the desk (Braxton I think his name is) answered all my questions and if he didn't know the answer to something, he diligently searched for it. His level of customer service was outstanding, I have never felt more welcome. I never had a run in with the grounds keeper, but the bathrooms seemed to be cleaned and stocked regularly so he must be doing his job. The camp host Hugh and Lisa were the exact opposite, they seemed very unapproachable. One thing I would like to note, the camp hosts seemed to be missing a lot of the times during the night and when they were there, both of them were always drinking some form of alcohol to the point of what seemed like drunkeness, not very professional. I also had a run in with some of the gossipers in the campground, where I was bombarded with horror stories about the operating instructions and homesteaders, after looking around I could not differentiate between a home steader and a camper. The sites were nothing special, I stayed in a pull thru which had plenty of space. I think a great improvement would be to put in additional pull thru spaces and possibly fix the bathrooms. The price was not exceedingly high, I felt like I was being fairly charged for the amenities on site. As a final comment, I was given very clear instructions by one of the campers there to go to this website and "write a bad review to help change to park", I don't know why someone who stays here would want me to do this, but instead I decided I would review this place truthfully so that people don't miss out on a great campground.
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January 2015
Overall rating 
 
1.6
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
1.0
Overall Experience 
 
1.0
Disgraceful is the word I would use to describe this campground. First, it is not a campground it is a trailer park for full time active duty and contract workers. The back-in spaces are in a parking lot, and you are so close to each other you can hear everything (and I mean everything) going on in the RV next to you. No safety considerations given to anyone in a back in space. Pull through spaces are in great need of repair, very uneven and broken pavement, tree roots pushing through. There are 2 condemned building on the grounds. The washer and dryers are old, don't work well, and the bathrooms are filthy. The "new" bathrooms are falling apart and the "old" ones are in desparate need of renovating. Only 50 amp hookups, so make sure you have adaptors. The man in the office is no help at all, that is if he even comes into the office. Any complaints fall on deaf ears. Dogs running around off their leashes, barking all day, even have a resident bird (someones pet) that squawks all day long. Highly recommend skipping this one.
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1 October thru 1 March, 2015
Overall rating 
 
1.9
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
1.0
As the outgoing host I am submitting this review. If you are staying here for a day or two you'll not know about anything wrong with this camp but if you are a week or more you will notice the following; This camp has two tv lounges which close at 2100 hours. each building here has mens and women's showers and laundry with pay machines. At present the mens showers in the "new" building has been under a work order for over a year now, and recently one lady's shower in the new building is now out of order. The old lounge and bath facilities are in an old Korean war era building, its cold in winter and hot in summer, some renovations have been completed but there are still major issues with the safety of the building. As for the staff, the office clerk never leaves his office except for lunch or to go home. He is unable or unwilling to handle issues that come up between the campers, as a host we've never felt he supported us, but leaves us to handle all issues. The main office does not include us in their meetings, discussions, and never invites us to their special gatherings, again no support from MWR. When we signed on to host here we were told we'd work one week on and one week off, but after the first month when the old hosts left we've been alone and have worked the last 4 months with no time off. There are many active duty personnel here and a few full-time civilian campers, mostly dod civilians in support of the bases NASA mission. If your planning on hosting here, I suggest to continue your search, if your camping here be ready for old, outdated systems, uneven rv spaces due to tree roots, and tight quarters between all spaces except pull thru. There is a tent area which the staff allows homeless to stay for extended times and there are only 50amp electrical connections so if your rig need 30, you should buy an adaptor before arriving. The bases security is tight but no tighter than any other active military base.
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January 03-10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
We arrived without reservations on a Saturday. Camp hosts Lisa and Hugh welcomed us and made us feel right at home. All the pull through spaces were taken but we got a back in. The back in spaces are somewhat tightly packed, but acceptable. The back in spaces are in a parking lot but there are picnic tables and plenty of grass to the rear of each space. As of January 1st, daily rate is $22 for back in, $24 for pull through. Weekly is now $143 for back in, $158 for pull through. They have about 20 dry camp spots for $10 per night. Despite being close to full the Famcamp was exceptionally quiet. Everyone we met was friendly. Vandenberg is a great place for RVers. Good, inexpensive food at the beautiful dining facility, where all are welcome. Many other places on base to eat. Nice exchange and commissary on base. The base is gigantic - nearly 100,000 acres. Nearly all of it is open space, loaded with wild animals. We saw plenty of deer and coyotes every day. Thousands of ground squirrels and birds, including hawks, vultures, herons, quail. We even saw a bobcat. We were told the base also has cougar and wild pigs, but we did not see any. The ocean views are stunning and there are numerous beaches on the base with excellent surf fishing. We saw seals and pods of whales. If you like critters this is the place for you. There is an old Coast Guard Rescue Station at Point Arguello on the base. You can obtain the keys to it at Outdoor Recreation and spend the day there. It is fabulous! Don't miss it if you camp here. We will definitely be coming back.
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Oct 25, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
The FamCamp is going through a major upgrade to the pull through area. Estimated time for completion is 3-6 weeks.
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June 7, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
This is unusual campground. They have sites that appear to be converted parking lot with added hookups and then the pull thru sites. Laundry facilities clean. I was told that they try to assign short term stays to the pull thrus. The pull thru sites are very nice, they are old and may have tree root distortion. I found mine level. Must do, visit the on base beaches, Wall beach and minuteman beach. The electrical hookup is only 50 amp, no 120. If you are 30 amp, you will need a converter. Lompoc gate is the only gate for entrance and exit for an RV. The inspection didn't take long and was simple.
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