Camp Roberts Army Base
California National Guard
US-101, San Miguel, CA 93451
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.
There are over 2,000 Active Duty Officers, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and contract employees assigned to Camp Roberts.
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.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in an California school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Promote, preserve and protect the health of all San Luis Obispo County residents through disease surveillance, health education, direct services, and health policy development.
Base Operator (831) 242-5000
Housing Services Office (805) 238-8312
Camp Roberts offers billets, which range from small houses to single unaccompanied personnel BOQ and BEQ, and an RV park for those wishing to stay in their Motor Homes.
Reservations can be made by calling (805) 238-8312.
4.5 miles from base
San Miguel is a small, rural town that is growing in size and has many newly constructed homes.
28 miles from base
Shandon/Whitley Gardens is a quiet and remote neighborhood in the city of Paso Robles. It is a family friendly area with some newly constructed homes.
16 miles from base
Known for its wineries and olive groves. In the northeast, the Estrella Warbird Museum displays military planes, weapons and memorabilia. Paso Robles Pioneer Museum features historical relics like farming tools, a 19th-century schoolhouse and a reconstructed jail. Surrounded by hills, Barney Schwartz Park has a lake and picnic spots. Ravine Water Park has slides and a wave pool.
20 miles from base
A small, quiet town, with a strong community spirit and a vision to preserve its colorful past.
25 miles from base
It is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, about equidistant from Los Angeles and San Francisco on U.S. Route 101. Atascadero is part of the San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles metropolitan statistical area, which encompasses the extents of the county.
At Camp Roberts, the summers are hot, arid, and clear and the winters are cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 89°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 99°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from June 11 to September 28, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is August 14, with an average high of 89°F and low of 54°F. The cool season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 21 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 65°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 37°F and high of 59°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from November 17 to April 2, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 24% on February 19. The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from April 2 to November 17. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 25.
The overall cost of living near Camp Roberts is 4% lower than the California average and 33% higher than the national average. Categories calculated in the cost of living include goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services near Camp Roberts are 6% lower than the California average and 3% higher than the national average.
Camp Roberts is located in between Monterey County and San Luis Obispo County. San Obispo County has beaches, coastal hills, and mountains of the Santa Lucia range, providing a wide variety of outdoor activities. In Monterey County, most of the people live near the northern coast and Salinas Valley, while the southern coast and inland mountain regions are sparsely populated.
Some of the more popular sites include Monterey Bay, Pebble Beach, River Road Wine Trail, McWay Falls, and 17-Mile Drive. There are also museums, several dining and shopping areas, and family friendly events around the area.