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    China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, CA Housing and Relocation Information

    Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH)

    The military provides two options for the use of your BAH. The first is living on base. provides you with the necessary information to complete that request.

    Your second option is using your BAH to rent or buy a home off base. provides you with a military-friendly process and pricing for those looking to maximize the use of their BAH.

    On Post Housing ( Rent On Post )

    You can contact the housing office at (760) 939-4450. Please keep in mind that there is a process involved in renting on post housing that may include wait times.

    Off Post Single Family Homes

    For those who are not ready to buy a home, and are looking to rent, check our database for available listings in the area. Click here for Single Family Rentals. Click here for Apartments for Rent.

    Surrounding Cities of China Lake

    Cities around Naval Air Weapons Station (Purchase a Home) - The cities around this installation are Ridgecrest, Inyokern, and Indian Wells. There are plentiful housing opportunities off base for those looking to get into a new home.

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    Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake is the United States Navy's single largest landholding with 85 percent of the land used for the research, development, and testing of weapons and armaments. The total land ranges covers over one million acres and nearly all of the land is undeveloped. Above China Lake NAWS lies 19,000 square miles of restricted and controlled airspace which allow more testing and training for warfighters. NAWS China Lake, along with Edwards Air Force Base and Fort Irwin, control the airspace known as R-2508 Special Use Airspace Complex. Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake is located in between Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Death Valley.

    For those interested in living on base at China Lake, get in touch with the housing office to learn more about options and potential wait lists. Call the office at 760-939-4450.

    For information on typical rental rates, local attractions, history of the base, rental opportunities, and lots more, check out the Information links on the left of this page. For needed services, check out the service providers on the right side.