Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Dry Canyon Artillery Range
Located in Ventura County due north of the city of Ventura near the southwestern corner of Kern County.
Army use began on 12 August 1942 when it obtained an Occupancy Permit for appoximately 2,880 acres of forest land from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. The site was used numerous times as an artillery range during World War II. During use, the historic records indicated that no Army structures were installed. The site was declared excess by the Army in 1952 and retransferred to the Department of Agriculture. The site is currently part of the Los Padres National Forest, as such it is used for recreational purposes, most notably the Dome Spring Campground. Vehicle use is limited to posted roads.
Source: Los Angeles District, US Army Corps of Engineers
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Updated 8 February 2016