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Map MarkerNavarro
SectionsGas station
Main base
FactionsPoseidon Oil (pre-War)
Enclave (formerly)
New California Republic
LeadersNavarro base commander
QuestsGet the Vertibird plans for the Brotherhood of Steel.
Deal with the deathclaw.
Fix K9.
Retrieve the FOB from the base Commander.
TerminalsCentral computer
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Internal sabotage took down the oil rig - never did get the full story. The NCR took out Navarro, saying we posed a threat to the region.

— Judah Krieger

Navarro (also known as Navarro Refinery[1] and Camp Navarro[2]) is a pre-War installation, where a Poseidon Oil refinery and an Enclave military base are located, located north of San Francisco along the coastline. By 2281, Navarro is a part of the New California Republic. Navarro can be found fifteen squares south of Arroyo.


Before the War, Navarro served as a Poseidon Oil refinery.[3] Adjacent to the oil installations, a government-funded military base was constructed, together with a satellite up-link station and maintenance and repair facilities. Over a century after the Great War, the base was commandeered by the Enclave, who converted it into their primary mainland outpost, establishing a location for refueling and maintaining their Vertibirds. Due to the limited range of the Vertibird,[4] as well as frequent malfunctions, especially in post-War conditions, Vertibird schematics were almost always present on site for necessary repairs and maintenance, but were prone to misplacement.[5] By 2242, Navarro was still a relatively new base, without a full compliment of staff.[6] Replacements were transferred to the base from other, smaller installations on the mainland.[7][8]

While the Enclave used Navarro, it played host to a number of important figures, including two prominent Enclave scientists, Dr. Henry and Dr. Schreber. They worked together, but had radically different theories about the mutations in the wastelander population and methods of curing them. Their disagreements had dire consequences: when Henry was arguing with Schreber about the mutation problem for the five billionth time, the latter told Henry in a fit of anger that he was going to recommend Henry's transfer to another Enclave facility and reassignment to cybernetic maintenance. Henry took the threat seriously and within hours, he stole a cybernetic dog and slipped away from the Navarro facility. The Enclave, although not pleased with the doctor's attitude and avenues of research, were unhappy with his desertion (they need all the scientists they can get), which resulted in several soldiers from Navarro being punished for negligence.[9] Henry wasn't the only deserter: Navarro's location on the mainland made it possible for others to abandon the Enclave (for example, A. Ron Meyers).[10] The fact that soldiers were issued leave to San Francisco couldn't help the situation.[11]

In 2242, the Chosen One infiltrated the base, disguised as new recruit. He was sloppy: Sgt. Arch Dornan caught him, but assumed that they were an actual new transfer and delivered one of the greatest and inspiring verbal smackdowns in recorded history.[12] His mission is otherwise successful: he killed Dr Schreber, freed Xarn,[9] liberated K-9 (taking him to Shady Sands)[9] and, most importantly, retrieved the Tanker FOB[13] and used it to activate the tanker to travel to the oil rig. After the destruction of the oil rig, Autumn Senior was contacted by John Henry Eden, who ordered the majority of the Enclave forces to relocate eastwards, to the Capital Wasteland.[14] Navarro remained as a fully staffed Enclave base, including one of its premiere infantry squads, the Devil's Brigade.

A couple of years after 2246,[15] the New California Republic Sacked Navarro, stating that it posed a threat to the region.[16][17] The NCR Army was victorious and the Enclave Remnants scattered to the winds.[18] Advanced technology was recovered from the base, including Vertibirds in operational condition and a mysterious package bearing markings similar to those found in the Divide. The NCR hired a Courier to take the item from Navarro to the Divide, inadvertently bringing about a catastrophe.[19] The loss of Navarro was likely not known to the Enclave forces on the East Coast as the creator of a Duraframe eyebot prototype refers to "Navarro scientists" in his audio logs, under the assumption that they will continue his development of the duraframe eyebots.[20] Furthermore, the eyebot carried on from the Divide and continued traveling to where it thought Navarro was, vanishing and leaving its fate and the current state of Navarro unknown.[21]


Navarro is divided into three districts.

Gas station

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Main article: Navarro gas station

The station acts as a checkpoint for the Enclave's military base - the sentry's role is to turn away any undesirables and receive replacement recruits from other mainland bases. He is supposed to clear them and direct through the minefield in the forest next to the station.

Main base

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Main article: Navarro main base

The surface houses the Vertibird landing pad, as well as a Vertibird hangar, maintenance workshop, air traffic control station, barracks and the drill sergeant's quarters, with adjacent kennels.

Loot in Main Base

Quincy Hangar:

Vertibird Hangar:

Navarro Underground

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Main article: Navarro Underground

The underground areas of the base contain the base's armory, mainframe, commander's office and the soundproofed science lab, operated by Dr. Schreber, participating in the deathclaw intelligence enhancement project.[22][23]

Loot in Underground


Schreber Room

Base Commander Room:


Unseen in game

Related quests


  • According to one of the soldiers, personnel can be granted leave to San Francisco.[24]

Behind the scenes

A working name for "Navarro" was "Colusa".[25] According to one of the lead designers:

I remember that once we put all of the locations on the world map that we moved some of them around a bit to create a more even spacing of adventure locations. I don't remember if we moved the Enclave's mainland base for this reason, but it's possible.

Matt Norton, Fallout Bible 5

The real Navarro is located in California, south-east of the towns of Fort Bragg, Little River (which has an airfield near the coast), and Albion Ridge. In the Valley of Anderson, west of Booneville. There is a small gas station, Navarro General Store, which may be what the gas station in Fallout 2 is based on.


Navarro appears in Fallout 2 and is mentioned in Fallout Bible, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Lonesome Road.


  1. PoseidoNet
  2. Arch Dornan: "{103}{sgnt1a}{Welcome to Camp Navarro... a civilian! How in the hell did a civilian get on this base! I’ll have someone’s ass for dinner! Get this civilian off government property.}"
    "{104}{sgnt1b}{Welcome to Camp Navarro... civilians! How the hell did civilians get on this base! I’ll have someone’s ass for dinner! Get these civilians off government property.}"
    "{108}{sgnt3}{Welcome to Camp Navarro. So, you’re the replacement. What's your name, private?}"
    "{123}{sgnt9}{Welcome to Camp Navarro. So, you’re the new replacement... You are out of uniform, soldier! Where is your power armor?}"
  3. PoseidoNet
  4. The Chosen One: "{179}{}{First, why do you have a base at Navarro?}"
    Dick Richardson"{250}{prs45}{Simple. Navarro is an isolated base. Our Vertibirds have a limited range. They refuel there.}"
  5. The Chosen One: "{115}{}{Where are the Vertibird plans located?}"
    CCNCOMP.MSG: "{120}{}{Searching... Accessing current inventory records... Data acquired. Current records indicate that 1 set of Vertibird schematics are in stock. Four copies of the Vertibird schematics have been ordered this quarter. Four copies of the Vertibird schematics have been delivered this quarter. Three copies of the Vertibird schematics have been reported lost this quarter. The Vertibird schematics are housed in maintenance.}"
  6. The Chosen One: "{115}{}{Who are you guys?}"
    Matthew: "{119}{}{We are a paramilitary organization known as the Brotherhood of Steel.}"
    The Chosen One: "{121}{}{Okay - and what is it that you do?}"
    Matthew: "{122}{}{At one time we were the sole bastions of technology left on the planet. We set ourselves up as what could best be called 'technology police.' We hoarded the old knowledge and only doled it out in small parcels. Of course, it was only to those who we felt deserved it and had the wisdom to properly use it.}"
    The Chosen One: "{124}{}{You said 'at one time.' What about now?}"
    Matthew: "{125}{}{Several months ago we came across a group known as the Enclave. Much to our surprise their level of technology surpassed even our own. We found this quite disturbing and considered contacting them. However, we decided on a more cautious course of action until we could determine exactly who the Enclave was, and the underlying purpose of their organization.}"
    Matthew: "{126}{}{To this end, we have reactivated small outposts near areas of Enclave activity from which we can safely observe them. Currently, we have activated such outposts in the Den, the NCR, and here in San Francisco.}"
    The Chosen One: "{128}{}{Sounds interesting. What have you learned?}"
    Matthew: "{129}{}{We have found that the Enclave deals heavily in drugs, weapons, and slaves. However, these are simply trivial pursuits leading up to some higher purpose, which we have failed to uncover. We are still watching them.}"
    The Chosen One: "{131}{}{Before we go any further, why tell me all this now?}"
    Matthew: "{132}{}{(sigh) The Enclave has developed Vertibird technology, flying machines that allow them to move deeply into surrounding territories. Without similar technology to counter this threat, the Brotherhood would be unable to stop an invasion launched by the Enclave. We need to have Vertibird technology, or a viable counter to it, for ourselves.}"
    Matthew: "{133}{}{Now, recently the Enclave established a base north of here called Navarro. It's used as a stopover point for the maintenance and refueling of Vertibirds. It's my belief that such a base may have complete technical plans of the Vertibirds. All I need is for someone to infiltrate the base, steal the plans, and bring them here to me.}"
    The Chosen One: "{135}{}{Let me guess. You want me to infiltrate this base for you.}"
    Matthew: "{136}{}{Let me be frank with you,}{137}{}{. The Brotherhood of Steel is not the power that we once were. We believed ourselves to be the sole source of technology left to mankind. Secure in this belief we have let our order decline over the years. Now we don't have the resources at our disposal to deal with the Enclave. We need your help.}"
    Matthew: "{138}{}{I am prepared to make you this offer. Perform this mission for me and I will grant you access to our facility here. The best of the Brotherhood technology will be made available to you, exclusively. What do you say?}"
    The Chosen One: "{180}{}{Yeah, I think I'll take the job.}"
    Matthew: "{155}{}{Excellent. Here is what I need you to do. Go to Navarro, infiltrate the base, and recover the technical plans for the Vertibirds. Return the plans to me.}"
    The Chosen One: "{158}{}{All right, but... Just how do think I should go about this? This is a military base after all.}"
    Matthew: "{196}{}{Navarro is relatively new and not fully staffed as yet. My sources tell me that they receive new recruits from time to time. Perhaps you could pose as a new arrival. I would suggest that.}"
    The Chosen One: "{201}{}{You mentioned your 'sources.' Who would they be?}"
    Matthew: "{202}{}{I had an operative go and scout the base. Her reports recently stopped; I can only assume the worst. Please be careful}"
  7. Chris: "{200}{}{Wait a minute. Are you trying to say you're one of the Enclave replacements?}"
    The Chosen One: "{202}{}{That's right.}"
    Chris: "{203}{}{Damn. Sorry for the hassles. I'm supposed to clear a bunch of newbies coming through here but I got to weed out the trash. Anyway, just go up to the gate, through the woods there, and give 'em the password. It's 'sheepshead.' Oh, and stay on the path!}"
  8. Chris: "{206}{}{Wait a minute. Are you trying to say you're one of the Enclave replacements? If that's the case, then why aren't you alone?}"
    The Chosen One: "{208}{}{I hired an escort!}"
    Chris: "{203}{}{Damn. Sorry for the hassles. I'm supposed to clear a bunch of newbies coming through here but I got to weed out the trash. Anyway, just go up to the gate, through the woods there, and give 'em the password. It's 'sheepshead.' Oh, and stay on the path!}"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Fallout Bible 6
  10. The Chosen One: "{114}{}{How do you know all this?}"
    A. Ron Meyers: "{118}{}{I used to serve with the Enclave. Then I realized it wasn't the USA I was fighting for; it was for the rich old bastards who didn't want to give up their power. I deserted and now I live here with more honest people.}"
  11. Ccguard.msg: "{104}{}{Word is the old man's gonna issue leave to SF!}"
  12. The Courier: "Who's Sergeant Dornan?"
    Cannibal Johnson: "He was a drill instructor I knew. He was also the meanest bastard I've ever known. Once, he caught this private out of uniform and old Dornan went off on the most ear-blistering rant known to man. It was inspiring."
    (Cannibal Johnson's dialogue)
  13. Fallout Bible 0
  14. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.41: "The Enclave
    In the recent past, the Enclave—the remains of the United States government—were evacuated to an oil rig off the coast of California. Little is known about what happened to these forces, although the country has a new commander-in-chief: President John Henry Eden. However, recent reports and chatter have pinpointed the resurgence of the Enclave, with their base centered on a secure underground facility known as Raven Rock. Initial contact was made there 35 years ago.
    During this time, the new President Eden has been slowly rebuilding his resources, thanks in part to the technology already available at the Raven Rock military base. Vertibirds, weapons, and robots were easy to construct, but human followers were more difficult to find. The answer was to rely on Colonel Autumn, who controls the Enclave soldier forces, as well as creating a propaganda-spewing series of Eyebots sent to roam the Wasteland, spreading hope. Eden could spout his pro-government rhetoric, and promise a return of the pre-war America of legend: a land of white picket fences, baseball, apple pie, and good, old-fashioned American global supremacy.
    President Eden's secretive plan all along has been to rule over an America of the "pure," free from any mutation. He has learned of a ridiculously ambitious experiment known as Project Purity, and knew the time to strike had come: His Enclave forces would "reclaim" the Jefferson Memorial. By controlling the purified water, Eden would control the Capital Wasteland, and the rest of the country eventually. What better way to administer modified F.E.V.- which kills anyone infected with any form of mutation-than through the water supply?"
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide faction profiles)
  15. Arcade Gannon was born in Navarro in 2246
  16. The Courier: "What happened to the Enclave oil rig and Navarro?"
    Judah Kreger: "Internal sabotage took down the oil rig - never did get the full story. The NCR took out Navarro, saying we posed a threat to the region."
    (Judah Kreger's dialogue)
  17. The Courier: "Tell me about the old days with the Enclave."
    Judah Kreger: "I miss those days sometimes. We all had a purpose, you know? I admit that some of the folks in charge were pretty ruthless. The rest of us, though - we were just trying to civilize things. The NCR was still new and it didn't look like they'd last all that long. Then, we lost the oil rig and shortly after that, the base at Navarro. Nobody left except us Remnants."
    (Judah Kreger's dialogue)
  18. Enclave Remnants dialogues
  19. Chris Avellone talks about the package from Lonesome Road
  20. Whitley: "Subject E: Diagnosis complete. Begin Recording. My name is Whitley. I'm a researcher at Adams Air Force base. Until recently I was in charge of the Duraframe reinforcement project for the combat model Eyebots. Eyebot Duraframe Subject E is both the prototype, and the last functional model in this test group. I was prepared to make several significant upgrades to the machines. However, as the project was canceled and all Duraframe assets are being diverted to Hellfire Armor, I am sending this model to the Navarro outpost. If you are listening to this log from one of our Enclave Outposts in Chicago, give this unit whatever repairs it needs so it can continue to Navarro."
    (ED-E's dialogue)
  21. Lonesome Road endings#ED-E
  22. Cookie's dialogue: "{140}{}{Med lab's been taken over by an Enclave egghead named Schreber. Mean son of a bitch; don't care for nothing or nobody. He's been doing some sort of experiments on deathclaws down there, don't know what though. Anyway, he was making all kinds of noise until the commander ordered the room soundproofed.}"
  24. Ccguard.msg
  25. Fallout 2 script description: " ; Drill Seargant in Colusa/Nevarro # local_vars=17"
    (SCRIPTS.LST (Fallout 2))
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