There are hundreds of military bases scattered all throughout the United States as well as many other countries. They are owned and operated by each of the five branches of the military. Among these bases is Fort Hunter Liggett, one of four bases operated under the Army in the state of California.
Fort Hunter Liggett Geography
Fort Hunter Liggett is located in Southern Monterey Country, California, approximately 250 miles north of Los Angeles and 150 miles south of San Francisco. The fort is bordered on the north by the Salinas Valley, on the east by Los Padres National Forest, on the west by Monterey, and on the south by San Luis Obispo. It is the largest reserve command post in the country, with over 165,000 acres of land. The fort used to be larger; however, 52 acres of land was donated by the army base to Mission San Antonio de Padua, a Christian religious institution. The army base has also been involved with several trades with the United States National Park Service, donating land to Los Padres National Forest. The fort is also surrounded by Junipero Serra Peak, formerly known as Santa Lucia Peak, and contains part of the Sacramento River.