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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton


Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

"The West Coast's Premier Fleet Marine Force Training Base"

Recreational Bicyclists

• Per MARADMIN 595/18 and DoD Manual 5200.08 V3, driver licenses and identification cards marked not valid for federal purposes, federal limits may apply, or any other similar language may not be accepted by DoD for the purpose of unescorted access (i.e. to obtain a Visitor Pass or DBIDS Credential).

Recreational bicyclist will be required to obtain a DBIDS Recreational Bicycle pass/credential in person from the Visitor Center.  Effective October 1, 2018, all previously registered driver's licenses will no longer be accepted.  The only acceptable credential after October 1, 2018 will be the DBIDS Recreational Bicyclist pass/credential which must be obtained in person at the Visitor Center located in Bldg. 20255T, adjacent to the Main Gate near Interstate 5.

Recreational Bicyclists are only authorized to access the Base for bicycle transit and may not participate in any other activities.

Recreational Bicyclists are only authorized to access the base for bicycle transit and may not participate in other base activities.

Recreational bicyclists may not sponsor other adult cyclists. Recreational bicyclists may be accompanied by minors who they are directly responsible. 

Recreational bicyclists who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are prohibited from entering Camp Pendleton unless escorted in person by a Dept. of Defense affiliate.

Cyclists are allowed to transit North/South from the Las Pulgas gate to the Main gate (Stuart Mesa Rd to Vandergrift Blvd) and South/North from the Main gate to the Las Pulgas gate (Vandergrift Blvd to Stuart Mesa Rd).  

Bike Route Map

Visitor Center

The Visitor Center will be CLOSED from 13 January to 25 January, 2021.

The Camp Pendleton 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. Processing of the following services and activities are suspended until further notice:

  • Non-mission essential command sponsored events
  • Marine Corps Community Services category "C" patrons:
    • Marine Memorial Golf Course
    • Pacific Views Event Center
    • Leatherneck Lanes
    • The Paintball Park
    • Stepp Stables - NOT TO INCLUE Boarders, Ferrier services, veterinarian, and hay delivery. These still have access.
  • Recreational Bike Passes
Gate Hours

• Main Gate - 24 hrs
• San Luis Rey - 24 hrs     
• Del Mar - 6am - 8pm
• Las Pulgas – 24 hrs

(Outbound Traffic CLOSED Monday - Friday 0600 – 0800)

• San Onofre - 24 hrs
• Cristianitos - 5am - midnight