Hipcamp host Myrna
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We've recently discovered that our former bomb storage magazine's grounds offer a nice, very private camping retreat. So, we are offering the paved area specifically for car, van and small trailer camping. Nearby, we have a mowed area that will work for another private tent camp spot, either as a group site, or each site as two separate individual camp uses.  Thus, the two Continue reading...

We've recently discovered that our former bomb storage magazine's grounds offer a nice, very private camping retreat. So, we are offering the paved area specifically for car, van and small trailer camping. Nearby, we have a mowed area that will work for another private tent camp spot, either as a group site, or each site as two separate individual camp uses. Thus, the two listings. We pretty much assure you the stars will be out with a slight view of the Napa River and vista beyond of the "Sulphur Mountains" to the East. A propane cook stove is OK on site. A communal cook area with a propane or charcoal grill, camp stove and a nice stainless counter prep area is located a short walk away. To give you a little more idea of the tent camp site, it is literally a mowed spot along the roadway approach to the Magazine. 

You park in the small parking lot in front of the Magazine and carry your camping gear a short distance. It's very basic. However, our private yurts, a gypsy wagon and tent camp sites in the Preserve may be available, too, if you prefer. You'll be surrounded by the sounds of nature with distant reminders that you are across the Napa River/Mare Island Strait from urban life. BE PREPARED...temps are dipping into the 50's this time of year and the campsite is near marshes, so it can feel even cooler. Good news is that you are very close by to the Magazine so easy access to the portable restroom and your vehicle. Bring your s'mores kits, some warmish drinks, cold ones and gather around our campfire evenings. The sunsets are often quite spectacular and even night walking reveals the majesty of the region with its lighted Carquinez Bridge. Pop up in the morning for breakfast and a hike to the hilltop for the potential for 7-county panoramic views of the Bay Area if the fog disappears. We have bikes and helmets for riding the entire Island to rent for a small donation.

While the Preserve is a a vibrant and spectacular natural, scenic, historic and cultural land, it is not protected forever as parkland. Your stay helps us make a strong case for a permanent park on the 300 acres of wildlands of the Navy’s now closed oldest ammunition depot in the West, with 7-county panoramic views of the Bay Area. The Preserve is grassroots and volunteer-run with no funding from the City of Vallejo. We are so excited because so many Hipcampers have stayed in our yurts and camped at our bunker campsites. Now, here's another cool campsite. Your stay helps us protect and share our park with you. Hope to see you one night, soon!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water
No fires
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
No showers
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
Have a question? Send Myrna a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: None
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Camp Ammo Magazine Car Van Trailer

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Hipcamper Joelle
Has mixed feelings towards this listing

Interesting place! We had a great time bike riding around the old base to Mare Island Brewing.
Definitely not pristine wilderness camping but nice for a quick get away from the city.

Hipcamper Jennifer
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If you're looking for a unique camp site for your van, and don't want to travel too far outside the Bay - this is the place for you. We have a VW Vanagon, and the site had tons of space for us to spread out. It was very private, and just a short walking distance from the porta potty. Myrna was a great host. Super friendly and helpful.

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Hipcamper Sarah
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Mare Island is such a special and interesting place! Myrna has created a really cool atmosphere, and hiking around to see all the history was fun! Camp Ammo was a great car-camping spot for the night: a paved site right near a bathroom, and very quiet since it’s just the one spot. Easy to get to, short walk to the visitor center, and no fuss!

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Property
Mare Island Preserve
State
California
$45/night
2 Sites