Campground & Lake Recreation Area
MWR Guest Lodging and the RV Campground are now OPEN to:
Active Duty Military Members
Coast Guard Auxiliarists
Coast Guard civilian employees (including NAF)
Coast Guard dependents with access to base
Other MWR-eligible patrons and patrons without access to base (contractors, other
government agency employees, etc.) may submit a request on a case-by-case basis. These requests must be submitted to the Customer Service Center and must be approved by the CO.
We recommend making your reservation via phone or email.
If you need to come into the office, the following guidelines apply:
Patrons are allowed in the office one at a time.
Check-in is between the hours of 0830-1700 M-F.
If you are unable to pick up room keys during our business hours, your reservation placard will be placed in an envelope and taped to the MWR Customer Service Center door.
Common areas within MWR lodging - including lobbies and recreation rooms, water fountains, and restrooms - are secured and will not be available to patrons.
To reserve a campsite, RV site or the Pavilion, please click the link below.
If you are looking to reserve an RV site, please view our calendar before submitting a Facilities Request Form:
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. Cable and WiFi is available in our campground area. Properly restrained dogs are allowed but horses are not.
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 STAY (Nov 1 - March 31)
No Call/No Show: we charge your credit card for up to a 2 night visit.
Maximum 14 days per reservation with a minimum 7 day break.
Maximum stay is 90 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.
Patrons coming to or departing from the base for PCS reasons are not required to break their stay for 7 days.
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 "MWR Base Access & Sponsorship Policy" 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.
RV campers must check in at the Front Gate when entering the base. Upon check-in you will receive a placard which must remain visibly displayed at all times. Check-in/check-out time is 1300 every day.
*Please note that open fires are NOT permitted except for those from grills or camp stoves*