Campsite Review: March ARB Campground

Campsite Review: March ARB Campground

Campsite Review: March ARB Campground is located on March Air Force Reserve Base in Moreno Valley California just to the east of Interstate 215. This makes for a perfect spot to stop before or after crossing the Mojave Desert from the Los Angles Area.

The best way to get to the FAMCAMP (Family Campground) is to exit Interstate 15 at Cactus Avenue then turn south to enter the main gate at Elsworth Street which goes into the main gate. This road turns into Graeber Street and follows south along the aircraft hangers to a large parking lot, just before the control tower to the east. There across the parking lot, you will see the RV park. I suggest you turn north on Riverside Drive and then immediately east on Customs Way. The office is on the east end of the RV Park. East of the office is the overflow camping.

The two times we have stopped here, the camping is first-come-first-serve with a few days waiting period to get a full hookup location. Typically the RV spots will fill up on Fridays and then empty again on Sunday or Monday. Saturday arrivals will most likely go to overflow.

This RV park doesn’t really meet our style of camping, yet it has adequate room and is clean. Once in a full hookup spot, privacy is limited but the site spacing is much bigger than typical RV parks. As far as RV parks go, this one is above average at a very reasonable price.

Military base access is required.


Website: March ARB FAMCAMP

Reservations: Call directly for reservations. Don’t expect reservations but call anyway, rules here change without notice.

Address: 1870 Graeber Street, Bldg 434, Moreno Valley, CA 92518

Link to Google Map for the area: March ARB FAMCAMP

Phone Number/Reservations: 951) 655-3983 Monday through Friday normal business hours, leave a message. Edit, January 2023… Stayed at March again, they are starting to take reservations.

Here is the link to an article on authorized patrons: Who can stay at military campgrounds?

Dates stayed: February 21-23, 2020 & November 16-21, 2018

Comfort: Weather can be hot, almost always dry. In the winter temperatures can go below freezing but this is rare, almost only at night and followed by warmer temperatures the next day.

Elevation: 1500′

Season: Year-round, can be hot in the summer

Price Paid: $17 per night, full hookups, 50 amp service, $7 per night overflow dry camping

Our Site: Overflow, then depends on openings

Site surface: Gravel, old pavement in overflow, normal spits paved

Hook-ups: Full hookups, 50-amp electric service

Dump station: Unknown

Restrooms: Yes

Showers: Yes

Laundry: Yes

Potable Water: Yes

Water to fill your RV storage tank: Yes

Cell service: Verizon – Good service / AT&T – Good service


Campsite Review: March ARB Campground insider info:

Once in a full hookup spot, privacy is limited but the site spacing is much bigger than typical RV parks.

One of the biggest moving targets here is the stay limit which is stated at 14 days with extensions available depending on the waiting list in overflow. As I understand it, multiple people stay here for extended times, and then the person who has had full hookups for the longest period will then get bumped to make room for someone in overflow as the person in overflow moves up the waiting list.

Other documents say that a “reservation” period is for 30 days. I don’t understand how the word reservation works with the first-come-first-serve arrival. This document says that guests can stay 180 days maximum per year.

Since I have never stayed or wanted and extended stay at March ARB I am probably not the person to ask for advice on this subject.

Layout & Satellite Views

March ARB Famcamp Satellite View
March ARB Famcamp Satellite View

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