Camp San Luis Obispo

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Camp San Luis Obispo (1928-Present) - A California National Guard Camp established in 1928 as Camp Merriam in San Luis Obispo County, California. The camp was leased by the federal government during World War II and renamed Camp San Luis Obispo in 1940. The camp was inactivated in 1946 and reactivated for the Korean War in 1951. Deactivated on 15 Nov 1953 and returned to the state. Active military installation.

Camp San Luis Obispo Period Buildings
Camp San Luis Obispo Hillside Eagle
Camp San Luis Obispo Entrance Sign

Camp San Luis Obispo History

Known as the original home of the modern day California National Guard. First established in 1928 as 5,800 acre Camp Merriam near San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo County, California. The camp was expanded to some 15,953 acres and leased by the federal government during World War II. Additional construction expanded the capacity of the camp to 1,523 officers and 19,383 enlisted personnel during the war. The camp was deactivated in 1946 after the end of World War II and federally reactivated for the Korean War in 1951. The camp was deactivated on 15 Nov 1953 after the Korean War truce was signed. The post was returned to the State of California for use by the California National Guard.

Current Status

Active National Guard Military Installation near San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California. Buildings from many periods. A museum building and an open air aviation museum.


USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry: 2512071


Location: Camp San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California.

Maps & Images

Lat: 35.3252517 Long: -120.7164325

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Visited: 26 Nov 2012

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