One of my personal favorite features in Fallout 76 is the ability to build and customize your own base. After exploring the wasteland and gathering loads of resources, you can use your CAMP to set up your very own homestead. You can do it in an old ruin, or in the untouched wilderness. Naturally, you’ll want to set up in the best CAMP locations that Fallout 76 has to offer.
A good CAMP location should have access to food and water, and it should be relatively close to important landmarks and locations. In this guide, we’ll be going over our list of the top 7 best CAMP locations in Fallout 76.
7 Best CAMP Locations in Fallout 76
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Forest in South Savage Divide
Despite being the lowest ranked entry on our list, this is my personal favorite. You can find this location to the south of the Savage Divide. It’s located to the northwest of Vault 96, to the southwest of Foundation, and to the southeast of R&G Station. It’s a pretty unpopular location and not one that many people are talking about online. But don’t let that fool you into thinking it isn’t a good CAMP location.
The reason why I like this spot so much is because of the terrain you can build on. There’s a good amount of flat land, perfect for building houses and for planting crops. Plus, there are already some blackberry bushes and firecracker berry bushes here! Due to its isolation and unpopularity, very few players will be bothering you here. The scenery here is also nice, as it’s located right in the middle of a post-war forest. It’s a really great spot if you want to build a log cabin or two for you and your friends!
Another nice thing about it is that it’s right next to the R&G Station. This is a place where you can find a vendor, and it’s a good place to do some trading. Fast traveling there is only 1 cap from this location. You can also just set up your CAMP at the vendor if you’d prefer, but I really like the forested environment here. Just keep in mind that there aren’t any bodies of water nearby, so you can only build water pumps from this location. There are also no resource deposits here either.
Seneca Rock Bridge
Taking the next spot on our list, we have the bridge located at Seneca Rock. This is a spot that has been well-known since the launch of the game, and it is still pretty common to see other players camped here. It’s located by Seneca Rock, directly south of Fort Atlas and to the northwest of the Wendigo Cave. While it is not as popular as it used to be, it’s still an excellent spot that you should definitely consider settling down at.
The first and most obvious reason why this spot is so great is the view. From this location, you get a really, really gorgeous view of the wasteland! It is elevated pretty high up, so it’s no wonder that the view is so attractive. This elevation leads me to my next point, it’s a great defensive location. Not only can you kill enemies from the high ground, but since you’re on a bridge, all invading enemies get funneled into two points. You can set up some turrets and traps at this spot and you’re good to go!
Another thing that I really like about this spot is the nearby lake. Because of this large source of water, you can very easily set up some water purifiers, which is a great way to get some water going. You can then turn that water into food items (such as soups) as well as other consumables. This lets you keep your hunger and thirst sated and allows you to get some useful buffs.
Mole Miner Tunnel
Up next on this list of the Top 7 Best CAMP Locations in Fallout 76, we have the Mole Miner Tunnel. This is a spot that is also fairly popular, but it is not the most popular CAMP location in the game. it is found in the region The Savage Divide, specifically in the northern part of that location. The Mole Miner Tunnel is found to the southeast of the Palace of the Winding Path, and to the northwest of Sunnytop Ski Lanes.
As the name implies, there is a tunnel here that is full of mole rats and mole miners. Because of this, you can easily farm them for meat, weapons, and experience points. This is especially useful early game as you will need a reliable source of food and can benefit from lots of XP. Additionally, you can also farm some lead here as there is a resource deposit of it you can set up an extractor at. Lead is very useful in crafting ammunition.
There is a train station to the southeast. There you can trade with the robot merchant. Overall, this is a pretty great place for you to set up a base, but it’s got some drawbacks. For starters, the area is a bit steep. This is a bad thing if you prefer land that is nice and flat to build on. There is also no natural source of water here. So you will have to contend with a water pump if you want a steady stream of water flowing in.
South of Pleasant Valley Station
Up next on this ranking, we have a location to the south of the Pleasant Valley Station. It can be found in the Savage Divide region, and it is very close to the Pleasant Valley Ski Resort. This particular location is somewhat well known, but it’s still pretty unpopular compared to a lot of the other locations on this list. So if you want something that is most likely un-claimed when you join a server, pick this spot.
Since it’s just south of a train station, that means that you can very quickly head to the station to do some trading. Additionally, even though this is an unpopular CAMP location, a fair amount of players will walk through this area, making it a great spot for trading items. In addition to that, there are some Blood Eagle raiders who will spawn nearby who make for a good XP and item farm.
This location is also pretty close to the center of the map, but the biggest reason why you’ll want to grab this CAMP location is because of the junk deposit located here. You can set up a machine that will collect junk resources for you. This is really handy to have as you can get all sorts of useful components from the junk that you find here. Sadly, there is no body of water near the junk deposit, so you will have to use a water pump to get water here.
East of Vault 76
For the next best location on this list of the Top 7 Best CAMP Locations in Fallout 76, we have a spot with two resource deposits located directly east of Vault 76. This is a very popular spot due to how close it is to spawn as well as how good it is to camp at. So you might have to server-hop a bit if someone is already living here. And if you’re already camped here, it might take joining a few different sessions to get into the game. If you’re okay with all that, then you’ll find this is one of the best locations for you to set up a base.
This CAMP spot features both a copper deposit and an iron deposit! This means that you can easily farm some useful metals here. You can take the iron ore that you harvest here and convert it into steel. This can be useful in building your base and in things like crafting weapons and armor. Additionally, copper can be useful in crafting a variety of useful CAMP items. Pretty much anything that involves electricity will be using copper in its recipe.
Another great reason why you should get this CAMP spot is the foot traffic. It is quite literally right next to Vault 76. This means that it’s the perfect spot to set up a trading CAMP if you want to sell some of your items to nearby players. Being located in The Forest region, other resources are also fairly common to come across. Overall, this is a really good location to grab if you are just starting out in the game.
White Springs Golf Course
For the next pick on this list, we have the White Springs Golf Course. If you’ve been playing the game for a while, you’ll know that this is without a doubt one of the most popular locations in the entire game. You can find this location near the White Springs Resort, to the west of it to be specific. It is also to the southeast of Summersville.
The most obvious benefit to setting up here is the amount of flat terrain for you to build on. It’s mostly just flat open space on green grass. Speaking of which, that green grass will make your CAMP look very clean and tidy. It’s one of the best spots in the game to set up a pristine, pre-war-themed settlement at. If you build your CAMP near the creak, you can have access to water as well.
The White Springs Golf Course is a very high-traffic area, due to its location in White Springs. This means it’s a great place to set up vendors for trading. Speaking of which, its closeness to White Springs is its next pro: you can easily visit there to trade and to pick up some quests. Some downsides of this location are that there is no resource deposit, and since it’s a popular spot, someone may already be camped in your preferred location.
EL-B1-02 Relay Tower
Taking the spot for first place on our ranking, we have the EL-B1-02 Relay Tower! This is a pretty popular CAMP location that I’ve seen being discussed online quite a bit. After you hear about this location, you’ll understand why that is. This location can be found in the Savage Divide region, on the southern side of the map. It’s to the north of Johnson’s Acre, and to the southwest of Fort Defiance.
The biggest selling point of this location is how easily defendable it is. The relay tower is located next to a steep cliff. This prevents any enemies from attacking you from that side, freeing you up to focus all of your defenses on one side of your base. Additionally, there is a body of water here that allows you to set up some water purification pumps, giving you access to easy and clean drinking water.
It’s also just a great place to build at all together. The ground is fairly flat, allowing you to set up buildings here with ease. The nearby pond is not that deep, meaning you can even build on top of it if you really want to. There are also other resources nearby that you can take advantage of, such as a copper deposit site found in the area. As mentioned above, copper is an especially valuable resource in Fallout 76, as it’s needed to construct certain electronic equipment for your CAMP.
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