See the Getting To & Around Yuba County Section for information about local airports, train service and public transportation. The closest commercial flights land at Sacramento International Airport in Sacramento, California, about 50 miles from the base. From the airport, you can arrange for taxi service or commercial shuttle service to Beale AFB.
Contact your sponsor with your estimated arrival time and flight information, if applicable, prior to your arrival at Beale AFB.
Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking to your sponsor before departing for Beale AFB. Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about the base and the local area, make lodging or dorm arrangements and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will be there to help you and your family until you are settled into your new community.
If you have not been in touch with a sponsor and your departure is nearing, contact your gaining unit or call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 530-634-2863.
Cellphone use by the driver of a moving motor vehicle is prohibited on all Department of Defense installations, unless the cellphone is used with a hands-free device.
From Sacramento International Airport
Follow the Airport Exit to Interstate 5 south. Take I-5 south toward Sacramento for 2.4 miles. Take the state Route 70/99 exit toward Marysville/Yuba City. Continue on state Route 70 north at the state Route 70 north/state Route 99 north split. Continue on state Route 70 to North Beale Road. Follow North Beale Road to the Schneider Gate. If the Schneider Gate is closed, follow the previous directions to North Beale Road, then turn left at Hammonton-Smartville Road and continue 7 miles to the Doolittle Gate.
From the East or West
When traveling from the east or west on Interstate 80, Highway 65 provides the easiest access to the base. From Interstate 80, take the state Route 65 exit toward Lincoln/Marysville. Merge onto state Route 65 north to Marysville. Turn right onto Main Street in Wheatland for four blocks. Main Street veers into Spenceville Road, which becomes Camp Beale Highway. Drive approximately 8.8 miles on Camp Beale Highway to the Vassar Lake Gate.
From the South
Those driving from the south on Interstate 5 should take the Highway 70/99 turnoff just north of Sacramento and follow the signs for Marysville. Beale’s access appears just before the city limits of Marysville.
From the North
When driving from the north on Interstate 5, take Highway 20 at Williams. It will take you to Yuba City and Marysville. Once in Marysville, take Highway 70 until you see the Beale access sign.
Beale is a large base in terms of land and has five gates providing access on all sides of the base. Although many of the “back gates” save time, they may prove confusing to the newcomer.
The Schneider (main), Grass Valley and Wheatland gates are open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The Doolittle and Vassar Lake gates are open 24 hours a day. The Commercial Vehicle Inspection Area is open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call the 9th Security Forces Squadron at 530-634-2131.
The 24-hour arrival point on Beale AFB is the Gold Country Inn at 5786 A St. The main office is snuggled between the dormitories. Directional signs are posted on base to ease your arrival. Once there, lodging personnel will assist you in contacting your sponsor. Upon notification, your sponsor should meet you at the arrival point. To contact the Gold Country Inn, call the front desk at 530-634-2953.
Upon arrival, all military personnel must first report to their squadron’s commander support staff. Base inprocessing with the Military Personnel Flight’s Customer Support Team is conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. The Customer Support Team is in the Consolidated Support Center building at
17855 Warren Shingle Road.
You must be in uniform to inprocess. Items required for inprocessing include PCS orders and amendments for the member and dependents, personnel record (if hand-carried), travel receipts and vehicle pickup documents (if applicable). Failure to bring all required items may result in delay of travel pay.
Members inprocess through their unit commander support staff before coming to the Military Personnel Flight’s Customer Support. Members who inprocess with the Military Personnel Flight’s Customer Support are scheduled for Wing Right Start and Medical Right Start briefings held at the Recce Point Club. All inprocessing appointments are mandatory military appointments and the uniform of the day must be worn.
If you get married en route during your PCS, you must inform your commander and follow the procedures exactly as they are given. The military will not pay for travel and housing of your spouse if you do not follow the proper procedures.
For more information, visit www.beale.af.mil/Library/Newcomer-Info/Arriving-to-Beale.
Gold Country Inn
24112 A St. 530-634-2953
The Gold Country Inn provides safe, comfortable and clean accommodations for incoming personnel. The inn has high-speed wireless internet, a business center, a fitness room and laundry facilities. Pet-friendly accommodations are available, however there are breed restrictions.
Arrange for temporary quarters as soon as you receive your PCS; check availability and room rates online. Contact the lodging office directly for reservations with children and pet-friendly rooms.