The Paintball Park at Camp Pendleton is located on a Marine Installation and there are some new procedures on how to gain access to come play at the Paintball Park! Currently this location is only open for authorized patrons and we are not granting access for civilians to come and play paintball. Please check back on our website for changes.

You also acknowledge and understand that your access is limited to transit to and from The Paintball Park and you will exit the installation when your usage of the activity has concluded. You also understand and acknowledge that requesting access to the installation may require a security screening to include a criminal background check, digital fingerprint scan, photograph, and any other requirements deemed necessary by the Provost Marshalls Office.

There Are 3 Ways to Gain Base Access!

Military With Base Access

  • The Trusted Traveler procedure allows a uniformed service member or government employee with a valid Common Access Card (CAC), a military retiree (with a valid DOD identification card), or an adult family member (with a valid DOD identification card) to present their identification card for verification while simultaneously vouching for any vehicle occupants.
  • On MCB CAMPEN, Trusted Travelers are also permitted to vouch for/sponsor the occupants of two additional vehicles in immediate succession. Members identified as Trusted Travelers are responsible for the actions of all visitors for whom they vouch and must accompany their visitors at all times while aboard MCB CAMPEN.
  • Adult escorted visitors must be in possession of an acceptable identity source document such as a valid government issued photo id (i.e. Real ID Act compliant [or state approved extension] driver’s license, state identification card, or passport) to establish their identity.

Vistor Center


1 Day/60 Day/1 Year Passes Available
Camp Pendleton Main Gate Visitor Center Information
  • DBIDS visitor credentials will be processed ONLY at the Visitor Center at the Main Gate, Bldg 20255T (Click Here for Directions)
  • Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 3:30pm
  • Contact Visitor’s Center for any additional questions – (760-763-8435)
  • Visitor Center Is Closed on the Weekend
You must stop at the Visitors Center Building at the Main Gate before you attempt to access base if:
  • You are playing Paintball during the week
  • Your sponsor is not with you in your vehicle
  • You do not have a Valid: Military ID, CAC card or a Retiree ID (Veterans ID cards should not be used as a replacement for Retiree ID card or any other required official government ID)
You can go directly to a gate’s security checkpoint at a gate if you have a valid:
  • Military ID, Retiree ID, CAC card 
  • You are accompanied by your Sponsor in your vehicle
  • Have been issued a MCCS Recreation Visitors pass
  • Take your valid state issued driver’s license or identification card to the Visitor Center during their normal business hours
  • If you have a new CALFORNIA ID that says Federal Limits Apply you must provide a second form of identification like a Social Security Card, Passport, Birth Certificate. If you have a Green Card please  bring that as well.
  • Don’t forget to bring your vehicles current proof of insurance, valid registration and remember that all vehicles accessing the installation are subject to inspection and must abide by all posted operating installation rules and regulations.
  • Identify the recreational facility you would like to enjoy “The Paintball Park”.
  • Provide the day(s) you will be visiting us.
  • Complete all steps required to obtain the DBIDS Visitors Credential including a quick criminal background check, digital fingerprinting, and a photograph.
  • Wait times may be lengthy. Processing time may be 5-7minutes per adult visitor.
  • Obtain your Visitors Pass and proceed directly to the Paintball Park.

If you are a frequent patron or participate in tournaments at the Paintball Park you may request sponsorship through the online form at MCCSCP including the duration of access.

Online Form For Single Visit


Use the form below if you are a civilian without base access. Information must be received a minimum of 7 days prior to your visit for each person accessing the Base. If you are planning to visit The Paintball Park in less than 7 days, please call us at 866-985-4932 so that we can assist you with gaining access to the base.

  1. Fill out the form Below at least 7 days before your first visit.
  2. Enter the the base from the San Luis Rey Gate.
  3. There will be a sponsor at the guard gate with a list with your name on it.
  4. That sponsor is at the gate from 8am-11am and 12pm-2pm every Saturday and Sunday. You must arrive in one of those windows to gain access to the paintball park.
  5. Make sure you have your ID and that everyone in the car has an ID.
  6. Bring your vehicles current proof of insurance and valid registration.
  7. Have a blast playing Paintball!



From Highway 15 traveling South:
  • Take exit 46 towards Oceanside, turn right to merge on to Highway 76W
  • Stay on the 76W, after approx. 7 miles, turn right on North River Road
  • After approx. 4 miles, turn right on Vandegrift Blvd
  • Vandegrift Blvd will lead to the “San Luis Rey” Gate of Camp Pendleton
  • Enter Gate and drive approx. 1 mile
  • The Paintball Park will be on the left
Directions from Highway 5:
  • Take exit 54A to merge on Highway 76E
  • Take the 76 East, turn left on Douglas Drive
  • Stay on Douglas Dr
  • After approx. 2 miles, turn left on Vandegrift Blvd. Vandegrift Blvd will lead to the “San Luis Rey” Gate of Camp Pendleton
  • Enter Gate and drive approx. 1 mile
  • The Paintball Park will be on the left
From Highway 15 traveling North:
  • Take exit 32 to merge on Highway 78W
  • Take Exit 3- College Blvd
  • Turn left off exit onto Vista Way, and then an immediate right on to College Blvd
  • Stay on College Blvd until it dead-ends on to North River Road (approx. 6 miles)
  • Turn right onto North River Road (aka Vandegrift Blvd.)
  • Vandegrift Blvd. will lead to the “San Luis Rey” Gate of Camp Pendleton
  • Enter Gate and drive approx. 1 mile
  • The Paintball Park will be on the left