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Location DB > United States > California > Camp Roberts > Camp Roberts
Camp Roberts
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created by cambrianguy on 4/11/2008 4:25 AM
last modified by cambrianguy on 4/11/2008 5:49 AM
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Massive site with hundreds of structures. Mostly abandoned barracks. The site is large enough to support 35,000 troops. Some structures have been removed (i.e. hospital, parts of the East Garrison, etc), but for the most part, it's all there.

 Basic Information
Type: Active Military w/old abandoned buildings
Status: Active, with many abandoned buildings still on site
Accessibility: Easy, but only after being cleared by the MP's at the PMO.
Recommendation: worth the trip, but don't expect to "UE" there
 Physical Information
Highway 101
Camp Roberts, California
United States
Owner: United States Army National Guard
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • armed Military Police
  •  Interesting Features
    - Features the largest parade ground (the length of fourteen football fields) on any military facility.

    - Hundreds of abandoned barracks and other support buildings

    - active Post Exchange (PX) on base

     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  • cameras
  • armed Military Police
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1940
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • valid driver's license, proof of valid/current vehicle registration, proof of auto insurance
  •  Recommended Equipment
    hat, sunscreen, water, snack (or get food from the PX)
    Camp Roberts officially began it mission as a replacement training center in March 1941. At that time it ranked with the world's largest military training facilities. It may still be so in terms of training capacity, and so far as it is known features the largest parade ground (the length of fourteen football fields) on any military facility.

    Camp Roberts was officially closed by the Army in April 1970. On 2 April 1971, the California Army National Guard received control of the site, under a license from the Army, to establish a Reserve Component Training Center. The site continues to operate in this fashion today, and while reserve component units have priority under National Guard management, military forces from all service branches (and some foreign countries) have trained there. The qualities in the original Army Corps of Engineers study still serve the training needs of the military today, and will continue for the foreseeable future
     Media Coverage
    tons of it... just google it and you'll find plenty
     Future Plans
    The site will remain active as a California Army National Guard (and Federal) military training center. However, the abandoned buildings will remain as is for the time being.
    How to get on the site LEGALLY
    Fri, Apr 11th, 2008
    posted by cambrianguy
    Photography on Camp Roberts
    Fri, Apr 11th, 2008
    posted by cambrianguy

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     Photo Galleries
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    Day trip
    Fri, Apr 11th, 2008
    posted by cambrianguy
    25 pictures
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    Camp Bob 2004
    Sat, Jul 4th, 2015
    posted by RomanKam
    25 pictures

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    Camp Roberts Parade Grounds Panorama
    Fri, Apr 11th, 2008
    posted by cambrianguy
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    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 7 / 10
    Content Quality 7 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Explorer Zero on 8/19/2017 3:47 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 19 17 at 15:47, Explorer Zero validated this location
  • on Aug 19 17 at 6:14, cambrianguy made this location public
  • on Jul 5 15 at 19:41, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Jul 4 15 at 21:17, RomanKam swapped pictures 7 and 8
  • on Jul 4 15 at 21:17, RomanKam added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jul 4 15 at 21:13, RomanKam swapped pictures 8 and 19
  • on Jul 4 15 at 21:13, RomanKam added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jul 4 15 at 20:46, RomanKam added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jul 4 15 at 20:42, RomanKam added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jul 4 15 at 20:21, RomanKam created a new gallery
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