MCB Camp Pendleton
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MCCS Category C Patrons are required to obtain a visitor pass in person from the Visitor Center located in Bldg. 20255T, adjacent to the Main Gate near Interstate 5.

Stepp Stables patrons under a lease with MCCS will be issued a visitor pass for the duration of the lease.

Go to the MCCS Base Access site for additional details.


MCCS Category C Patrons who are driving must also  have a Real ID Act compliant (or state approved extension) driver's license in their possession, valid insurance, and valid vehicle registration.

MCCS Category C Patrons  are only authorized to participate in the specific base activity for which they are sponsored.

MCCS Category C Patrons may not sponsor other adult patrons.  Adult MCCS Category C Patrons may be accompanied by minors for whom they are directly responsible.

Use of MCCS Category C Patron Program is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents unless escorted in person by a Dept. of Defense affiliate.

The Camp Pendleton Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is located in Bldg. 20255T, adjacent to the Main Gate near Interstate 5. (See Map) The Center is intended to process visitors who have been pre-sponsored by base personnel.  Those visitors who have not been pre-sponsored should expect long delays or should arrange to have their sponsor meet them at the gate.

Business hours are:

(Mon - Fri). - 7:30am - 3:30pm 


Phone: (760) 763-8435


NOTE: The "Trusted Traveler" program is still in effect.

Main Gate - 24 hrs
San Luis Rey - 24 hrs     
Del Mar - 6am - 6pm
Las Pulgas – 24 hrs
(Outbound Traffic CLOSED Monday - Friday 0600 – 0800)

San Onofre - 24 hrs
Cristianitos - 5am - midnight

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton