Fallout 76 has a huge map that has tons of dangerous enemies roaming across it. Not only that, there are other players as well that will not hesitate to take a shot at you. To save yourself from all these threats, you must have a base of your own where you can not only save yourself but also store your equipment safely. That is why this guide will show you the Fallout 76 Best Camp Locations.
There are a variety of places where you can set up your camp and operate. However, not every location is a good one. This guide will help you find the optimal locations which will have tons of resources nearby and will allow you to travel to other parts of the world easily. With that said, let’s dive straight in and take a look at the Fallout 76 Camp Locations.
Best Camp Locations in Fallout 76
While I would normally say to put your camp wherever you want, Fallout 76 punishes players for not paying attention to this. If you place it close to enemies like bandits or Super Mutants, you will be regularly invaded by them. Plus, if you do not have a good amount of essential resources nearby, you will have a difficult time running the camp.
With that said, before we take a look at the best locations, let’s see how can you determine if your camp’s location is good or not. The first thing you need to make sure of is that you need to place your camp in a location that is easy to defend. Plus, make sure that no enemies are nearby when building it.
Since you can fast travel to your camp, it is essential if you place it at a location that is further away from other fast travel points. Make your camp at a place where you normally have to walk quite a bit to get to. Finally, try to find a flat surface – or as close to an even ground as possible – so that you don’t have problems expanding your camp later on.
Now that you are aware of a few things to keep in mind when building a camp, let’s take a look at the best Base Camp locations for it.
Lakeside Grill – Toxic Valley
Starting with the number 10 entry on our list, the Lakeside Grill. This place provides a natural shelter in the shape of the -60s themed diner. However, you’ll want to build your walls and structures to be more secure. because Ghouls are lurking nearby. I suggest clearing them out so that you can have the place to yourself. Keep in mind that you can still get attacked even after you clear out the enemies but that is rare.
The good part about this place is that you have tons of access to water, materials, food, and shelter. You can even salvage the docks nearby to get more resources. However, since this area is in the Toxic Valley, you won’t be able to set up proper border defenses.
In short, these are the things that make Lakeside Grill a great area to make your camp at:
- Good resources
- Already built shelter
- Access to water
- Useful areas nearby
Gilman Lumber Mill – Appalachia’s Forest
This is a great camp location as it provides a good shelter that is secured and has all the basic needs. The fence around the perimeter also offers decent protection but you should start building your walls to make them more secure. Plus, this location is quite safe regardless of whether you make a wall or not. There are no enemies nearby – at least not any major ones – and you have tons of supply of wood – with it being a lumber mill and all.
The place itself is situated in Appalachia’s Forest area. As you might already know, that region is ideal for starters as it does not require a high level. On top of that, you have access to a lot of flat areas so building structures is not an issue. Here are all the positives summed up:
- Flat area to build on
- No nearby enemies
- Ideal for starters
- Free supply of wood
- Good shelter in the shape of the mill itself
Raider Shack – Hemlock Holes
The Raiders Shack in Hemlock Holes has a good view of the surroundings and provides great intel on the crashed space station. If you make your way up on the hills, you will come across some of the best houses in Fallout 76. Oftentimes, players are not aware of this location as it is quite secluded. Another major plus point of this area is that you will not have to build a Tinker’s Bench as it already has one. Plus, it also has a cooking pot!
However, you can sometimes find Super Mutants lurking around so be careful. You can always place turrets or clear them out yourself to make life easier. Having a good Power Armor like the Ultracite Armor can go a long way in clearing out these enemies.
These are all the selling points of this location:
- Premade Tinker’s Bench
- Cooking Pot
- Great for defensive set ups
- Good travel point
- Ample shelter nearby
- Tons of Raider’s loot
- It even has a bed
The Seneca Rock Bridge – Seneca Rocks
Located between the Pleasant Valley Cabins and the beautiful Seneca Rocks, you’ll rarely find players building their Fallout 76 camps here. While you might think that building here will be impossible or difficult – and you’re right to an extent, you can get great protection. Since access to this area is quite limited, enemies can only come from a few directions. Also, there are a few rivers here so you get free water access.
Apart from that, it is also a great travel point, especially if you are in the mid-game. It will save you a lot of hassle and travel time when going to mid-game locations or quests. Also, there aren’t a lot of enemies here due to the elevated position of the Seneca Rocks. Some of the key features include:
- Free water access
- Easy to defend
- Convenient mid game location
Morgantown Trainyard – Morgantown
This trainyard is located at an ideal place as almost all essential resources are close by. To the West of the Trainyard, you have the Appalachia’s Forest – where the Gilman Lumber Mill is. You can also find a river in the Forest which makes it easier to get water. On top of that, there are station vendors in the Trainyard which makes it easier to trade and sell stuff such as ammo.
That’s not all though, you even have access to a stash chest that lets you store tons of loot for free. However, there are a few negatives as well. You do not have privacy at this location as it is quite popular and is situated near the airport and Vault 76. This also means that you’ll have two fast travel points next to each other. With that said, I believe the positives outweigh the negatives. The major good things include:
- Free water access
- Extra stash chest for storing loot
- Perfect for trading
- Easy to access public events
The Noose Tree – Toxic Valley
This place looks straight out of a horror movie and it might not be suitable for everyone. However, if the noose on a tree does not bother you, this is a great – and unique – location for you to set up your camp at. First of all, it is almost at the center of most things like quests or other points of interest. Secondly, if you are a fan of creative building, you can design a camp that has a haunted theme to it. Finally, the terrain is flat so you won’t have trouble expanding your base in any direction.
- Easy to access various locations
- Tons of resources and loot nearby
- Water is also availalable nearby
Mole Miner Tunnel -Savage Divide
The exact location where you will be building your camp is called the Savage Divide. It is near the Mole Miner Tunnel and Sunnytop Station. At this place, you will have high ground and access to the train station. Oh, and did I mention that you have an ample supply of lead here as well? Building your camp at this location can be a strategic choice at it is a great fast travel point since it is further away from other points of interest.
However, there is a major issue so keep that in mind when building your base here. You will not have access to water in this area. There is no water nearby either. Plus, since it is not a central location, you will have to walk a lot to get to various quests.
- Supply of lead
- Near a train station
- Easy to defend
EL-B1-02 Relay Tower – Savage Divide
Another location in the Savage Divide, the EL-B1-02 Relay Tower is one of the best camp locations in Fallout 76. This site has access to water, food, resources, and is convenient to defend. Since the place is half surrounded by a cliff, you will only have to defend the camp from one direction. Not only that but this place is also secluded so you won’t get that many visitors which – in an apocalyptic world – is a good thing.
Plus, the ground is mostly flat so you won’t have a problem building at all. There is also an extraction site nearby and that is always good to have if you need rare resources or minerals. Here are all the main selling points:
- Flat surface
- Water access
- Food access
- Extraction Site nearby
- Convenient to defend due to cliffside
Lake on the Mountain – Thunder Mountain
Situated to the East of our previous location – the Relay Tower, the lake on top of Thunder Mountain is a surprisingly popular and extremely peaceful location. The lake itself is shallow enough for players to build their structures on so you can utilize a lot of space. There is little to no enemy spawn in this location so you will be rather peaceful when staying here.
The best part is that this location has a reasonable distance to most of the end-game content like the Watoga or Berkley. Plus, it has a good source of dirt and water for you to grow crops and get free food for as long as you like. To add the cherry on top, the lake on the mountain is scenic and looks like a spot straight out of a fairy tale.
- Gorgeous location
- Easy access to food, water, and dirt
- Ample space to build on
- Located at a good spot for late-game activities
Whitespring Golf Course – Whitespring
Finally, our number one pick for the best camp location is Fallout 76 is the Whitespring Golf Course. First and foremost, the best part about this location is its security. Some NPCs roam around in this area to fend off enemy attacks. The location also provides easy access to late-game supplies for you to stock up on. Also, needless to say, that you have tons of space to build your camp on since it is a whole golf course. Being a golf course, the surface is flat so you won’t have a problem.
However, the major problem with this area is its popularity. Since it is considered a central location, you won’t have your privacy here as tons of players will be roaming around and building their base as well. Despite its flaws, this location is still our number one pick as it offers everything the other locations did plus more. You get:
- A secure enviornment
- Tons of space to build on
- Access to almost every resource – rare or otherwise
- Primary location which means vendors will be easily accessible
- Good fast travel point to have
Takeaways and Summary
That about does it for our guide about the Fallout 76 Best Camp Locations. We hope that this guide assisted you in choosing the ideal place to set up your base and start roaming the Wasteland of Fallout 76. Let us know in the comments below about your favorite location to build a base at and why.
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You can have one active camp. However, technically it is possible to have two separate camps in Fallout 76. However, only one camp can be active and act as your base. This allows you to build a new camp without losing all of your stuff and a save point.
Yes, your camp can get attacked and destroyed. It can get invaded by either raider, other enemies, or even players. However, if you are offline, your base will not take any damage and cannot be destroyed no matter what the other players do.
To make a good camp, you must, first of all, choose an ideal location. After you’ve done that, make sure to collect as many resources as you can. Then, plan out all of the structures that you want to set and expand slowly. Place turrets at strategic locations to fend off potential enemy attacks. Build against a wall if you have to since the fewer sides you can get attacked from, the better.
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