The station is located in a rural area north of San Francisco at . It is about from the coast and west of the city of Petaluma, California, at the junction of Tomales Road and Valley Ford road, just south of Stemple Creek and the village of Two Rock, California.
The facility occupies more than of land, which include 129 family housing units and 90 other buildings. It has its own clinic, chapel, fire department, and police.
Enlisted Coast Guard members who have reached the pay grade of E-7, or Chief Petty Officer, must attend the Chief Petty Officer Academy, or an equivalent Department of Defense school, to be advanced to pay grade E-8. United States Air Force master sergeants, as well as international students representing their respective maritime services, are also eligible to attend this Academy. The basic themes of this school are: