Campground & Lake Recreation Area

For questions email or call

The Hub 707.765.7341 M-F 0800-1700, Sat 1100-1600

If you are looking to reserve an RV site, please view our calendar before submitting a Facilities Request Form:

To reserve a campsite, RV site or the Pavilion, 

please click the link below.

Please note: the first day of your reservation can be made a maximum 90 days out.

Check-in and check-out is 1300.

The Lake Recreation Area is a beautiful part of the TRACEN property and features a 5 acre lake with

catch-and-release fishing (no swimming), walking paths, picnic areas, a playground, canoes and kayaks (for on base use only), horseshoe pits, a sand volleyball court, a large pavilion with ample covered seating and a very large open charcoal grill.  To use the pavilion a reservation is required, please submit a 'Facilities Request Form'. We have a great program for loaning out recreation equipment so you can explore our beautiful Northern California scenery. Equipment such as bicycles, coolers, golf clubs, lanterns, sleeping bags, tents and two burner stoves can be rented from the gym. All equipment must remain within TRACEN Petaluma and cannot leave the base.  

Call the gym for more details at 707.765.7348.

We have 6 RV/Trailer sites with electric and water hookups.  Sites do not have sewer, but there is a sewage dump station located on base next to the water treatment facility.  Rates are currently $30/night for military/retirees and $60 for guests. Tent camping is also available at the Lake and is $10/night for military/retirees and $20 for guests.

Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after continuously. WiFi is available in our campground area. Properly restrained dogs are allowed but horses are not. 


Cancellation policy: 

Peak Stay (April 1 - October 31)

-Cancellations made less than 7 days from the visit forfeit up to 2 days charge.

No Call/No Show: we charge your credit card for up to a 3 night visit.


Off Peak (Nov 1 - March 31)

-No Call/No Show: we charge your credit card for up to a 2 night visit.

PEAK STAY April 1 - October 31:  14 days per reservation with a minimum of a 14 day break. 

OFF PEAK November 1 - March 31:  30 days per reservation with a minimum 30 day break. 

Maximum stay is 45 days within a one year period.*

*Personnel reporting to and departing the base can stay an additional day at a time depending on space available. 

Subject to prior approval from Chief, MWR.

Restrooms are available across from the RV sites at the Teen/Community Center and shower facilities are available at the Gym. Laundry facilities are available after 1630 on the second floor of

Harrison Hall or the second floor of Mace Hall.

All adults must have a valid ID to enter the front gate and drivers must have valid registration and insurance. If your ID states 'Federal Limits Apply' you can only access the base as a sponsored guest and must show a second form of federally recognized ID.

The document below has examples of acceptable ID's and additional information.  

Foreign nationals must be vetted at least 30 days in advance or they will not be allowed on-board.

Campers must check in at The Hub adjacent to Two Rock Coffee Company.

M-F 0800-1700 & Saturday 1100 - 1600. 

Check In/Out time is 1300 every day.

*Please note that open fires are NOT permitted except for those from grills or camp stoves*


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599 Tomales Rd

Petaluma, CA 94952


USCG Tracen Petaluma is an active military base.

For information on accessing our facility, please view our

Base Access & Sponsorship Policy.

Sponsorship does not imply endorsement