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Fairchild AFB, WA


Fairchild AFB mantains a pleasant little FAMCAMP on base. It has 32 sites, some shaded, some sunny. Note that use is restricted to military personnel only.


We were met by Host Glen as we pulled into the FAMCAMP at noontime on the last Friday of May. Plenty of sites to choose from; we picked site 1, since it offered a little shade.

Date of visit: May 2008

Sites 1-7. There are four rows of sites, with 8 in each row.

This half of the campground, sites 1-16, appears to be the older half: the trees are more mature and the hookups are only 30A.

Overall, a nice little campground. Our only downside observation was the length of the grass. But Gary was working on that - the base just needs to get him a bigger mower.

Sites 25 - 32. The host's site, 25, is the first you see as you enter the campground. Sites 17-32 offer 50A hookups.

Sites 17-24. Lots more sun here, although they have planted some young trees which will offer some shade in a few years.

There's a nice little bathhouse in the center of the campground, complete with free hot showers and a small laundromat facility ($.75 per load) .

Several crows were hanging around the tree over our campsite, making quite a raucus ruckus. We finally spotted this owl, at whom the crows were squawking.


Dump station available

Verizon Broadband Access service

Free wi-fi

Rates: $17/night, $100/week, $400/month

32 sites with W/E/S hookups

Coord: 47.625236 N, 117.660343 W

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Riverfront Park

Browne's Addition Historic District

Manito Park with its Japanese Garden, Rose Garden & Conservatory

Cliff Drive

Cat Tails Zoological Park

Finch Arboretum