GTA 5: Zancudo Military Base And It’s Map Location

Noor Fatima
9 Min Read
Military base location on map in GTA 5

The Military base in Fort Zancudo is a great location if you want to play with military-grade vehicles for free. My favorite one of these vehicles is the Rhino Tank. After spending a significant chunk of my life roaming around the streets of GTA 5, I will talk about how you can find the Zancudo military base on the map and how you can benefit from it.

Key Takeaways
  • Fort Zancudo is the only available military base.
  • It is located in the western area of the map in GTA 5, and you can locate it towards the South of North Chumash beach near the Great Ocean Highway.
  • It is a highly secured area present on the map of GTA 5, but you can legally enter there after buying a hangar in there.
  • Similarly, you can steal vehicles and do many adventurous activities there.

Fort Zancudo Military Base Map Location In GTA 5

It is the only available military base in GTA 5. This heavily secured base serves as the operation center and headquarters for the US armed forces in the game, and you can find it while roaming around the western coast. If you haven’t found it yet, here is my step-by-step guide to finding it in GTA 5 using it’s map:

Fort Zancudo military base map location in GTA 5
Map location on Fort Zancudo military base
  • It is located in Blaine County, the State of San Andreas, and you can find your way to it by going south of the North Chumash beach near the Great Ocean Highway.
  • Alternatively, If you start from Mount Josiah, move southwest towards the outskirts of Lago Zancudo. You will know you are on the right track when you see the Harmony town nearby.
Pro Tip

Do you know how I quickly locate this military base on the map? Well, I zoom in on the northwest shoreline on the map, and the extended tip of the base becomes visible and easily locatable in this way. Give it a try.

Satellite image of Fort Zancudo
Satellite image of Fort Zancudo

What Happens If You Illegally Enter Fort Zancudo Military Base In GTA 5?

Entering this base is no easy task, obviously, as it is reserved for military personnel and contains precious army-graded vehicles. Similarly, forcefully entering the base will immediately grant you a 2-star wanted level.

However, that is not it, and the wanted level may rise up to 4-star if you don’t leave the base immediately. This will trigger the base’s security system, and it will launch missiles at you. Mind you, the missiles are guided towards you, and surviving them is not an easy task. Additionally, you will also be attacked by a P-996 LAZER.

How To Legally Enter Fort Zancudo Military Base In Grand Theft Auto 5?

Fortunately, there is a way you can legally enter Fort Zancudo. All you have to do is buy a Hangar in the base. There are three available options for purchase, and for your convenience, I have listed their details below:

  1. Hangar 3497: $2,085,000
  2. Hangar 3499: $2,650,000
  3. Hangar A2: $3,250,000

You can buy all these Hangars from Maze Bank Foreclosures. Similarly, they all have a storage capacity of 20 aircraft. I know the price is too high for many players but making money in Grand Theft Auto is not really a difficult task. If you are interested, I recommend checking our extensive guide on Fastest Ways To Make Money in GTA 5.


Make sure you don’t try to steal any vehicle or use any weapons inside the base, even after acquiring a Hangar. Doing so would result in an ambush on you by the troops inside the base.

All Vehicles In Military Base

You can find the following vehicles in Zancudo Military base:

  • Cargobob
  • Buzzard Attack Chopper
  • P-996 Lazer
  • Rhino Tank
  • Titan
  • Hunter

How To Steal a Vehicle From a Military Base In GTA 5?

Stealing a vehicle from a military base is an extremely risky task. However, it is as much adventurous and fun. While most of the vehicles are standing idle in there, you will probably see troops driving around in Rhino Tanks. Here are a few suggestions that you can follow to steal vehicles, especially the Rhino Tank:

Rhino Tank in GTA 5
Rhino Tank in GTA 5
    1. Safely enter the base.
    2. After locating an occupied vehicle, i.e., a Rhino Tank, shoot at it and immediately hide somewhere.
    3. It will trick the driver into getting out and looking for you.
    4. Avail this opportunity to shoot him down and take hold of the vehicle.
    5. Make your way to the highway tunnel to avoid getting hit by missiles, as stealing the truck will immediately grant you a 4-star wanted level.

Fun Activities At Fort Zancudo Military Base In GTA 5

You can do many fun activities inside the base. The strictly supervised and heavily secured military base provides a chance to do many adventurous activities. Here is my favorite list of activities that I tried after learning about them from the Gamer that you must try:

  • Dogfight: You can start a dogfight by stealing a fighter jet and flying it above the limits.
  • Steal The Minigun: Enter the base from the air traffic control tower and see two green doors. By carefully avoiding the troops, you can enter the doors and climb up the stairs to enter a room with a minigun inside.
  • Steal The Titan: This one’s the most adventurous thing to do at the Military base. The big plane at the runaway is ready to take off, and you can take control of it and lead it out of the base. How will you avoid the heavy artillery and focused attacks from the troops? You will have to figure it out yourself.
  • Steal The Fire Truck: This one is my favorite. You can steal the fire truck from the fire department inside the base and use it to give the troops a solid shower. Seeing the attacking troops flying around due to water pressure is funny.

Talking about The Fire Truck, it is one of the useful vehicles in GTA 5. If you are interested, I recommend checking out our detailed guides on Where To Find A Fire Truck and how to use it in GTA 5.

Final Thoughts

Well, this was a wrap on our detailed guide on how you can find the military base on the map, its vehicles, and how you can steal them in GTA 5. Don’t forget to leave your comments below. I hope you found our guide useful. If yes, don’t forget to check our other guides on:

Share This Article
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.