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Ellsworth AFB Fam-Camp (SD1A)

Ellsworth AFB Fam-Camp (SD1A)

Updated: Wednesday, October 25, 2000


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Directions: The exit for Ellsworth AFB off I90 is Exit 66.  This is N. 
Ellsworth Rd. Do not follow the signs for the Main Gate, go straight, do not 
turn left.  Use the School Gate (Hours 0600 - 2400).  Road name changes to 
Le May Blvd.  Turn right on Lincoln and you are at the entrance to the 
Family Camp.  You can see the fam camp on your right as soon as you go 
through the School Gate and enter the base.

Telephone: (605)385-2999/2997 Season: 15 May - 15 Oct Reservations: Accepted PCS & TDY only
Type of site Spaces Hook-ups Daily Weekly Monthly
Hardstand 24 W/S/E $19.00 $? $?
Hardstand 12 E $7.00 $? $?
Tent Spaces 12 None $6.00 $? $?

Notes: Camp has a playground, laundry, showers and restrooms. 15 day limit with extensions on a space-a basis.

(Thanks to Ed Colburn for the update to this informarion.)

We stayed at the Ellsworth AFB Fam Camp, June 1997. 24 full hookup sites w/30 amps power. $14.00 a night. There was a laundry room and pay phone available. Close to BX and Commissary. There is an overflow area that has electric for $10.00 a night. You would have to come to the regular camp to dump and get water. There was a Host on site. Registration during the weekend was on the honor system. Envelopes are provided and fees and completed registration are placed in a secure deposit metal container. The host does not register you nor take money.

Thanks to Sherwood J Kok for this info.
W/S/E hookups are 15.00/day Use Patriot Gate (used to be School Gate). Camp host showed us vacant pads. After choosing our site we went to Outdoor Recreation office to sign in and pay. Outdoor Rec provides a number of off base activities such as providing a base van and driver (for about $10) that picked up FamCampers at the FamCamp, took us to Mt. Rushmore for the night lighting of the faces, the pre-lighting movie and talks by the Ranger. Great not to have to drive and get hung up in HEAVY traffic and parking. John O. Johnson August 23, 1998

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