Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Naval Outlying Field, South Coyote Wells
(Naval Outlying Field, Coyote Wells No. 1)
US Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District History (3 June 1992)
This site was apparently established in 1939 by the US Navy, and consisted of 220 or 320 acres. A Naval Shore Activity summary report, dated approximately october 1955, indicates that the site was 220 acres; however, 1940 and 1941 annual reports from the Commandant of the Eleventh Naval District to the secretary of the Navy indicate that the site was 320 acres. Further information concerning the size or acquisition of this property was not found.

This site was established by the Eleventh Naval District as an unsurfaced, emergency, outlying landing field. Apparently, the only improvements made to this property were the leveling and
grading of three unpaved runways, the placement of approach markers, and the installation of a wind sock.

The above-mentioned Naval Shore Activity Summary report indicates that this site was declared excess 31 October 1955. Further information concerning the disposal of this outlying field was not found. The site is currently vacant desert (with the exception of some of the former approach markers) and is under private ownership.
Online History:
Abandoned and Little Known Airfields
Extract, US Army Air Forces Directory of Airfields (January 1945)


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