Welcome to Southern California and Marine Corps Base Camp Joseph H. Pendleton, the site of the Corps' largest amphibious assault training facility, encompassing 17 miles of prime coastline and 125,000 acres.
As the most complete West Coast training facility, Camp Pendleton is one of the Department of Defense's busiest installations. While many military bases share one or more of Camp Pendleton's features, none can match Pendleton's broad spectrum.
The base is home of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, the 1st Marine Division, the 1st Force Service Support Group and many tenant units, including elements of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA).
Pendleton Marines are environmentally conscientious as they share the land with nearly 400 species of mammals and birds. The protection of several endangered species is considered when planning for training. Camp Pendleton is also home to about 55 bison.
A wide variety of recreational facilities and activities are available on base. Combine these with an unlimited number of local points of interest and you have a wonderful setting!