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The Navy Department obtained 631.345 acres in fee for use as Camp Dunlap Naval Reservation through condemnation proceedings on 6 February 1942. The Final Judgement stated that the land shall revert to and revest in the State of California if the land is no longer used by the U.S. for national defense purposes.
 
Construction of Camp Dunlap was completed in 1942. Improvements included an estimated 30 buildings, a water treatment system, distribution system, sewage collection and treatment system, over 8.2 miles of paved streets, recreational areas including a 76 x 165 foot foot swimming pool, and concrete fuel tanks. The 631.345 acre site was used by the Marine Corps as headquarters for Camp Dunlap at which over 185,000 troops received special artillery training over a 3-year wartime high-activity period. After the war, military operations at this location wound down, but a "fair sized" contingent was said to remain until 1949. A skeleton crew was maintained until the base was dismantled in 1956.
 
The land was determined to be no longer required by the Department of Defense and conveyed to the State of California by quitclaim deed dated 6 October 1961. The deed did not contain any restrictions, a recapture clause, or any restoration provisions. All of the former Camp Dunlap buildings have been removed. The remaining slabs are not proposed for removal

 
Source: Los Angeles District, US Army Corps of Engineers

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