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MC MWTC Pickel Meadows

4048 Hwy. 108, Bridgeport, CA 93517

The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 13 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 76°F. The hottest day of the year is July 29, with an average high of 84°F and low of 44°F.


The cold season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 20 to March 14, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 17°F and high of 43°F.


The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from November 8 to April 8, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 26% on February 21.


The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from April 8 to November 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on July 2.

Bridgeport Reservoir
Mono County

Cost of Living
In Bridgeport, CA, the overall cost of living is 21% lower than the California average and 9% higher 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 Bridgeport, CA, housing is 15% higher than the U.S. average.

Getting to Know the Area
MCMWTC Pickel Meadows is located in the city of Bridgeport, CA in Mono County. The MCMWTC is fortunate to have a modern facility that includes a large weight room, cardiovascular room, two racquetball courts, a basketball court, a state-of-the-art indoor climbing wall and male and female locker rooms with dry sauna. This facility is available from 0800 – 2100 Monday – Friday and 1000 – 1700 Saturday, Sunday and holidays.


For the outdoor adventurer, this is paradise. Bachelor housing is located on base and boasts the best mountain views of any Marine Corps military housing anywhere!


For scenic value, few places can compare to MCMWTC and the surrounding areas. Yosemite National Park is only an hour south of the base. Lake Tahoe is about two hours to the north. Numerous lakes and streams are in and around the base. The surrounding region is known for trophy-trout fishing and outdoor recreation.


The area is home to a number of destinations including: Mammoth Mountain, Mono Lake, June Lake and Bodie State Historic Park. This area is prone to extreme weather conditions. State Route (SR) 89 (Monitor Pass), SR-108 (Sonora Pass) and SR-120 (Tioga Pass – Yosemite Entrance) close frequently due to winter storms.


MCCS does its best in providing day-to-day necessities in their exchanges at main side and the housing area. The closest major shopping location is Gardnerville, NV – approximately 50 miles north on Highway 395.  More diversified shopping is found in Carson City – Nevada’s state capitol – 20 miles north of Gardnerville.


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

Yuba River
Bodie, Ghost Town
Mono County Courthouse