MCRD GATE ACCESS
TO OUR VALUED PATRONS:
**Visitors without base access (valid military ID or DoD decal) must enter through Gate 5**
Gate 2 (Barnett Ave)
Mon – Fri: 0600-2100
Sat – Sun: Closed
Gate 4 (Old Town Ave Gate)
Mon – Sat: 0600-2100
Gate 5 (Washington Street, Main Visitor Gate)
Directions to MCRD
MCRD is located just northwest of downtown San Diego and north of the San Diego International Airport, Lindbergh Field. Gate 5 (Washington St.) is the main visitor gate.
Entering and Leaving the Depot
All visitor vehicles MUST enter through Gate #5 (Washington Street, exit off of highway 5 north or south) when opened. Vehicles and personnel are subject to search upon entry. Expect delay and plan accordingly. Speed limit throughout the base is 15-20 MPH. Please drive at 5 MPH when near marching troops and obey all traffic and speed signs.
Identification: Every person age sixteen and older is required to have a valid form of photo identification to gain access to the Depot. This ID must be kept on their person at all times. Acceptable forms of identification include: state issued identification cards, driver’s licenses, passports, military dependent identification cards, and school/work identification cards.
Driver’s License/Registration/Insurance: If you are driving a vehicle, ensure you have a driver’s license, vehicle registration card, and proof of insurance in your possession. Each of these items are required to be current and in a valid status. If you are unsure, contact your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles/Motor Vehicle Administration and they will assist you in determining the status of your driver’s license and registration.
Firearms/Weapons: All firearms and weapons are prohibited aboard MCRD San Diego.
Drugs: All controlled substances are prohibited aboard MCRD San Diego. Any person(s) found possessing a controlled substance or associated paraphernalia (i.e. smoking devices) will be found in violation of Federal law. A medical marijuana card does not authorize possession of marijuana aboard MCRD San Diego. Contraband will be seized and offenders may be cited and denied entry.