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Fairchild AFB, WA

 kska01

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.

509-244-3247

kska02
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

kska03
Sites 1-7. There are four rows of sites, with 8 in each row.

kska04
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.

kska05
Sites 25 - 32. The host's site, 25, is the first you see as you enter the campground. Sites 17-32 offer 50A hookups.

kska06
Sites 17-24. Lots more sun here, although they have planted some young trees which will offer some shade in a few years.

kska07
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) .

kska08
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.

Amenities

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