Camp Roberts is a California National Guard post in central California, located on both sides of the Salinas River in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties. The mission of Camp Roberts is to facilitate the training, mobilization and security of the National Guard, Army Reserve and Active Component units in support of Federal, State and community missions.
Camp Roberts is just off Highway 101 and it’s one of the most beautiful drives in California. The road is still referred to as “El Camino Real,” which translates to the “The Royal Road” or “The King’s Highway.” North of the camp, you’ll find the historic landmark of the Mission San Miguel, which was one of the most popular missions first established in Alta California by the early Franciscan missionaries.
Arriving at Camp Roberts
Camp Roberts is located along US Highway 101 about 12 miles north of Paso Robles, half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The closest airport is San Luis Obispo Regional Airport, which is about 46 miles away. There is a dedicated off-ramp (Exit 244) that leads right into Camp Roberts’ Main Gate.
Directions from San Luis Obispo Regional Airport
- Get on US-101 N in San Luis Obispo from CA-227 N/Broad St, Tank Farm Rd and S Higuera St
- Follow US-101 N to Monterey County. Take exit 244 from US-101 N
- Drive to A Street and Camp Roberts will be on the right
At the guard station, persons who do not possess a military identification card will be directed to check in with the security personnel in the visitor center on the right before proceeding into the camp. Vehicle drivers must show current registration and proof of insurance for the vehicle, as well as a valid driver’s license, passport, or Native American tribal ID card. Please note that soon, only passports or REAL ID certified IDs will be accepted (enhanced driver’s licenses and DMV ID cards). All adults, whether driving or not, must show one of these acceptable identification documents for entry.