NAWS China Lake
Commander Navy Region Southwest, Navy Installations Command
1 Administrative Circle, Ridgecrest, CA 93555
In Ridgecrest, the summers are sweltering, arid, and clear and the winters are cold, dry, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 30°F to 103°F and is rarely below 21°F or above 110°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Ridgecrest for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living index in Ridgecrest, CA is 105, which is 24% lower than the California average and 5% higher than the national average.
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 in Ridgecrest, CA are 6% lower than the California average and 3% higher than the national average.
Getting to Know the Area
China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station is the high desert home of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division. It’s located 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles on the western edge of California’s Mojave Desert.
China Lake Museum Foundation (CLMF) is a non-profit educational corporation established in 1993 to support the establishment and operation of the US Naval Museum of Armament and Technology. What’s unique about this is most of the weapon development heritage of the China Lake facility is unique and irreplaceable.
The Coso Range Canyons contain the highest concentration of rock art in the Northern Hemisphere. More than 6,000 images engraved, and no one knows for sure how old these petroglyphs are. Little Petroglyph Canyon is open to the public for tours.