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MCLB Barstow

Headquarters Battalion
Wake Ave. & Joseph L. Boll Ave., Barstow, CA 92311

In Barstow, the summers are hot and dry; the winter temperatures are moderate, at an average of 44.8 degrees. The City of Barstow is fortunate to have a very desirable climate. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 102°F. In Barstow, it is rarely below 26°F or above 109°F.


The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 6 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 93°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 102°F and low of 73°F.


The cool season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 19 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 66°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 35°F and high of 58°F.


The wetter season lasts 7.3 months, from August 19 to March 28, with a greater than 7% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 14% on February 21.


The drier season lasts 4.7 months, from March 28 to August 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on June 13.

Around Barstow
Barstow Railroad

Cost of Living
In Barstow, CA, the overall cost of living index is 96, which is 31% lower than the California average and 4% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Barstow, CA, the city’s goods and services are 1% lower than the California average and 8% higher than the U.S. average.

Getting to Know the Area
MCLB Barstow is located in the city of Barstow, CA in San Bernardino County. The base has recreational facilities and community centers available for service members and their families to enjoy. There is also a swimming pool available with DOD ID card.


The city of Barstow has a rich history with the Armed Forces and offers museums, outlets and natural areas. Museums such as the Route 66 Mother Road Museum, the Western American Railroad Museum and the Mojave River Valley Museum are perfect for visitors to enjoy. Barstow offers multiple shopping opportunities in the Outlets at Barstow and the Treasure House Mall. It is home to many outdoor areas of interest including the amazing Rainbow Basin Natural Area on Fossil Bed Road.


Other points of interest in the area include the California Welcome Center, the NASA Goldstone Visitor Center, the Barstow Harvey House and the Skyline Drive-In.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

Rodeo Barstow
Route 66
Mojave Nat'l Preserve