‘Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue. Thomas Campbell.
Bridgeport Mountain Warfare Training Center is located in Northern California, just south of Lake Tahoe.
If you love being outdoors, you will love being stationed at Bridgeport. Year round recreational activities await you that include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, camping, and hiking.
The most challenging aspect of living in this area is its lack of resources. There is no cable TV, only satellite. NO cellular service works on the base itself, and only Nextel works on base housing at Coleville. Verizon is the only home phone company. There is no DSL or cable internet available, only satellite or dial-up and can be very expensive, so shop around.
You will experience all four seasons here. The summers average in the 70s-80s and the winters average 20s-40s with an average snowfall of several feet a year.
You may be asking yourself what is there to do at Bridgeport Marine Corps Base?
Walker: 5 minutes from housing. Offers lodging for guests or those not yet stationed at Bridgeport, dining and recreational activities.
Topaz Lake: 5 minutes from housing and offers a casino, lodging and food. Many spouses like to go and play the weekly Bingo game.
Gardnerville: Approximately 30 minutes from housing.
Carson City: Approximately 1 hour from housing. This is your closest major shopping, movies, etc.
Lake Tahoe: Approximately 1 hour from housing. Tahoe is split across Nevada and California. There are several large casinos on the Nevada side for gambling as well as 12 different ski areas, and of course the lake for water skiing and fishing. Check out the North Lake Tahoe event guide.