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Paintball & General FAQ

I'm a Civilian, what do I need to get on base?

The Paintball Park at Camp Pendleton is located on a Marine Installation and there are new procedures to come play at the Paintball Park! All persons coming on base are required to supply identification credentials in order to gain access to come play paintball. Information must be received a minimum of 7 days prior to your first visit to the Paintball Park. 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. Click Here to fill out the form at least 7 days before your first visit.
  2. At the Gate to Camp Pendleton tell the Guard you are going to the Paintball Park and show your driver’s license or state ID. (Also remember to have your proof of insurance and registration for your vehicle).
  3. You can request access for up to 90 days. Access must be requested again at the end of the request period.
  4. Have a blast playing Paintball!

What will I need in order to rent equipment?

Anyone who will be renting equipment will need a driver’s license or credit card that will be held at registration until all equipment has been returned. Make sure not to forget your ID! If you rent our equipment you are required to purchase paintballs from the Park.

How do online waivers work?

All players must sign a waiver before being able to play at The Paintball Park. We only accept online waivers which can be filled out by clicking this link Online Waivers Now! Once you have filled out the waiver, you do not have to fill one out for an entire year! We will be verifying everyone’s waiver by First name, Last name, and Date of Birth.

What is a private group?

A Paintball Private Group needs a minimum of 15 players (ages 10+), a Paintball Lite group has a minimum of 12 players (ages 8-12), Splatmaster Kids Groups have a minimum of 10 players (ages 6-9), and finally Airsoft Private Groups need a minimum of 12 players. Private Private Groups receive their own referee to coordinate and assist the party and a discount on rental packages! Groups need to reserve at least one week in advance. Click here to make a reservation.

What should I wear?

When you play paintball it is suggested that you wear layered long sleeves, long pants, closed toed shoes, and a hat or beanie. The paint does wash out, but be sure to wear old clothes because you will be getting dirty!

Is there an age limit?

  • Paintball: Recommended minimum age of 10 years old
  • Paintball Lite: Recommended for ages 8-12 and all beginners
  • Airsoft: Recommended minimum age of 10 years old
  • Splatmaster: Recommended for ages 6-9 years old

Can players bring their own paintballs?

  • At all of our locations, if you rent our equipment you are required to purchase paintballs from the Park. The Paintball Park @ Camp Pendleton allows self equipped players (players who do not need to rent full gear) to bring in their own paint as long as its not red, pink, or staining.
  • The Tournament Park @ Camp Pendleton allows only Deluxe paint and above. Referees onsite will be checking and approving certain paint.
  • The Paintball Park @ Miramar and 29 Palms requires players to use field paint only which is approved and environmentally safe.

Is there a retail store on-site where I can buy gear?

At The Paintball Park @ Camp Pendleton we do have the Extreme Store Pro Shop that has a wide variety of both paintball and airsoft products for beginning and advanced players.

Is there a phone at your parks?

Yes, we do have a landline available for customers to use at our registration window upon request.

Do you have walk-on play on weekdays?

We are open for walk-on play year round Friday through Sunday from 8:30am-5pm. We also do release special hours for holidays, during the summer and night games available on our website.

Can walk-ons play by themselves on a field without referees?

Walk-on players must be accompanied by referees at all time when out in the paintball fields. All walk-ons will be assigned to groups under the supervision of our field referees.

Are there different levels of walk-on play?

Yes, we separate players based on skill level and equipment technology (upgrades, electronic, etc). Advanced walk-ons typically have electronic markers & hoppers where beginner walk-ons are for younger, less experienced players with standard field-rental level paintball markers.

Are you open when it rains?

We are open rain or shine! Paintball and Airsoft are exciting sports in all types of weather, especially when it rains!

Do you accept Credit Cards?

Yes we do! We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Do you serve food at the Paintball Park?

The Paintball Park @ Camp Pendleton has a Snack Shack onsite that serves sodas, and a variety of snacks. If you are interested in catering options, give us a call and we’ll make sure your group is fed and taken care of!

Can I bring my own food or drinks?

Yes. You can absolutely bring your own lunch, drinks, or birthday cake. We also have two very large parking lots where you can tailgate, set up your own pop up tents, tables, coolers, chairs, and propane BBQs. No alcohol or charcoal grills are allowed on the premises.

What if I have less then 15 people in my private group?

If you had less than the 15 players for a private group, you can reserve for a Half Day Semi-Private Group for 8-14 players. Your group would still play with the walk-ons, but would also receive a discounted rate and their equipment reserved.

Can non-renters (self-equipped players) reserve a private group session?

Yes you can! The admission is $20 for a non-renting player, and a minimum of 15 players (whether they have their own equipment or need to rent) are required for Private Groups.

What if I book a group for 15 people and a couple people drop out?

You can still come and play as a Private Group! A “No Show Fee” of $20 is charged for each missing player under the minimum 15 players.

What if I need to cancel my private group reservation?

If you need to cancel your Private Group, you would need to call at least 48 hours prior from your scheduled reservation time. Reservations cancelled less than 48 hours in advance are subject to forfeiture of the deposit.

What days/times do you have available for private groups/parties?

For Private Groups we are open seven days a week from 9am-5pm. Half Day Private Groups are either from 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm where All Day Private Groups are from 9am-5pm. If you are having difficulty finding a time that works for your group call us! We will be more than happy to find the best time to accommodate your group.

Click here to make a reservation.

Do you fill H.P. gas cylinders (compressed air tanks) as well as CO2?

We fill both the compressed air tanks and the CO2 tanks at our locations. CO2 is $5 per fill (any size canister) and HP(compressed) refills are $10 all day.

How often do we chrono?

We chronograph all paintball guns before each day of play. Players are responsible for their paintball guns and keeping them at the correct speed. No exceptions! If you do not chronograph your gun, you will not be allowed to play. Our chrono limit is 290 FPS.

What other paintball gun technology restrictions do you have?

Nothing full-auto or select-fire; semi-auto only (one shot per one pull and release of the trigger). All paintball guns must have a trigger guard and barrel safety cover.

Are there any tournaments or big games held?

Yes, we have several tournaments each month at both the Tournament Park and The Paintball Park @ The Paintball Park! Check on our Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on events!

Paintball Lite & Splatmaster FAQ

What is Paintball Lite?

PAINTBALL LITE (Ages 8+) : Paintball Lite uses a new type of paintball gun that was built specifically for beginner players and kids ages 8-12.  The guns are much smaller and weight a lot less than traditional equipment, but the best part is they use the same extra small paintballs that are used for Splatmaster.  What does that mean?  No bruises or marks after a day of Paintball Lite! All of the playing gear is easy to carry, super lightweight, and the game itself has the same feel as regular paintball (but without the intensity!) Paintball Lite is perfect for adult first timers, young up-and-comers, and for anyone else who’s looking to have a great time on the paintable field without the fear of getting shot.

What is Splatmaster?

SPLATMASTER (Ages 6-9) : This low-intensity activity uses lightweight, spring-loaded, pump-action equipment that use extra small paintballs for ammo. Perfect for younger children, Splatmaster gives kids ages 6-9 the chance to play the game of paintball without having to worry about any loud noises or leaving with a bruise.  It’s 100% pain-less and 100% fun!

What’s the difference between Splatmaster and Paintball?

Think of it like “kid-friendly” paintball. Younger players (ages 6-9) will play a variety of different paintball style games, but with guns that shoot about half the speed of a regular paintball gun. Also, the ammunition is about two-thirds the size of a regular paintball.

Are Paintball Lite & Splatmaster safe?

Absolutely! All players will be equipped with protective eye goggles and a chest protector that are to be worn at ALL times. Also, players will have a thorough safety brief before being allowed to play.

Does it hurt?

The ammunition used is designed to be as painless as possible. The impact will only cause a small sting, such as the flick of a rubber band.

Does The Paintball Park provide supervision?

Yes! Each private group and group of walk-on players will be accompanied by a safety coordinator  to ensure adequate supervision and safety.

What equipment do the players receive?

Each player will receive a rental gun, ammunition, and a mask.  Splatmaster private groups come with chest protectors at no charge.

How many guests can I invite?

Minimum players for a Splatmaster private group are 10.  Minimum players for a Paintball Lite private group are 12.  Paintball Lite also has a walk-on option every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (no reservation required).

When can I book my group?

Group bookings are available seven days a week at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

What time should my guests and I arrive at the party?

We ask that you and your guests arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled party time to allow time for check in.

Do I need to stay at the party?

We ask that at least one adult stay with the party group at all times. Other adults are welcome to stay and watch the fun!

Does each guest, including adults, have to have a completed/signed waiver?

Yes. For insurance purposes, all guests who play any adventure sport we offer at The Paintball Park are required to have a completed/signed waiver. Our waivers are signed through a digital system and can be found at Online Waivers Now! All waivers must be filled out ONLINE and in their entirety to participate. Skipping fields in the form will delay your check-in time on the day of your party.

What is the feet per second (FPS) for JT Splatmaster guns?

These guns are spring-loaded and fire at a velocity of 150 FPS, which is about half the speed of a standard paintball gun. At this rate, you can see your ammo fly through the air before you get the satisfaction of seeing your splat!

Can I use my own decorations and/or paper products in the party area?

Yes. However, to preserve the integrity of our party area, we do not permit confetti, piñatas, streamers, silly string, or heavy adhesive tapes (i.e. duct tape, masking tape) to be used.

Can I bring my own goodie bags/balloons?

You are more than welcome to bring your own goodie bags & balloons.

What should the kids wear to the party?

We recommend that players wear long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes. The ammunition is washable, but we recommend that kids not wear their favorite clothes as they may get a little dirty.

What if I need to reschedule my party?

To avoid cancellation charges, we require at least a 48-hour advance notice of intent to cancel or reschedule. If you do not provide notice, there is a $150.00 cancellation fee.

Airsoft FAQ

What's the difference between airsoft and paintball?

Airsoft is a completely different game that uses battery or gas powered guns to shoot tiny plastic (biodegradable) BB’s at one another.  The BB’s do not leave a mark on impact, so this game is played using the honor system (if you get shot, call yourself out).  Airsoft has it’s own area at our facility to keep the paintballers and airsofters separate.

What are the Airsoft Rules at Camp Pendleton?

For a complete list of the Airsoft Rules on safety, gun requirements, etc, visit our “Airsoft Rules Page

What's the FPS limits of airsoft?

F.P.S. limit is 400

What are the eye and face requirements regarding airsoft?

To play airsoft we require that each player at least has full eye and face protection.

Although not enforced, it is recommended that you have a lower mask with ear protection along with your eye protection, or a full face mask.  However, when entering a paintball field aside from our airsoft only field, full face mask, or eye protection with lower mask, is required.

Do you sell BB's? If so, how much do they cost?

Yes, we do sell BB’s. We carry Non-Bio’s and Bio’s in .20g, .25g, .28g, and .30g caliber.

It is $11.95+tax for a bag of 3000 BB’s.

How long are the games?

Each game is ten minutes long. We play two rounds once we head out to the field, with both teams switching sides at the end of a round.

What are the game types that airsoft players might encounter at the park?

We offer the following game types:

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Capture the Flag
  • High Value Target
  • Double Agent
  • Infected
  • Man Hunt
  • Iwo Jima

Does it hurt when you get hit?

Yes it does. It is about equal to getting pinched by someone.

Is their an age limit for airsoft?

Yes there is an age limit. At a minimum a player needs to be at least 8 years old.

Are airsoft grenades allowed?

Yes, airsoft grenades are allowed in the park. We allow Thunder B’s and Tornado grenades. However, the use of dummy grenade will not count.

What should I wear when playing airsoft?

We suggest that you wear the following:

  • A good pair of shoes for the outdoors
  • Pants that you do not mind getting dirty
  • A comfortable shirt

Is food and drink available?

Yes. We have a variety of food and drink available for purchase at our Camp Pendleton park.

How far does and airsoft gun shoot?

Airsoft guns can shoot up to 160 feet. Their range is dependent on the brand and rifle and any upgrades it might have on it.

Do you rent airsoft guns and equipment?

Yes we rent airsoft guns and equipment. Please look at our pricing section to see what our current prices are.

Can I bring my own BB's?

Yes, you can bring your own BB’s. However, if you rent a gun from us, you must use our BB’s.

What needs to be done before I can play?

We ask all players to fill our a waiver. This can be done online(needs link) or on-site.

What's the difference between private groups and walk-on's?

Private Airsoft groups you need a minimum of 12 people for and must reserve at least a week in advance. Private groups can reserve a reservation any time during the week and weekend.  They get their very own private referee and will just be playing with their group members (Don’t have to worry about playing with strangers). Walk ons need no reservation and can just show up any time between 8:30am and 5pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and 6pm-10pm for night games on Saturday. Walk-ons will be playing with everyone else that shows up to play.

What day's are you open for private groups?

We are open for private groups everyday of the week. If you’d like to book a private group we ask you do so at least one week in advance.

How many fields does the park have?

The park has seven fields to play on. One of those fields is for airsoft only.

Do you fix broken airsoft guns?

Yes we do. We have an on-site gun tech that can help repair broken airsoft guns.

How much does it cost to play airsoft?

Airsoft prices can be found on the pricing section of our site.


Self equipped Walk-ons:

Admission: $25 for Civilians

Admission: $20 for Military

Rifle package for Walk-ons:

Civilian: $50- includes: admission, rifle rental, mask rental, jacket rental, and 500 rounds 0f .20 BBs

Military: $45- includes: admission, rifle rental, mask rental, jacket rental, and 500 rounds 0f .20 BBs

Rifle Package for ALL Day (9-5) Private Groups:

$45- includes: admission, rifle rental, mask rental, jacket rental, and 500 rounds of .20 BBs (Price for Civilian and Military)

Admission: $20 (Price for Civilian and Military)

Rifle Package for Half-Day (AM 9-1 or PM 1-5) Private Groups:

$40- includes: admission, rifle rental, mask rental, jacket rental, and 500 rounds of .20 BBs (Price for Civilian and Military)

Admission: $20 (Price for Civilian and Military)

** We used to have Pistol packages as well, but I believe we no longer have the pistols for rentals just rifles

Do you offer night games?

Yes, we do offer night games. On Saturday night’s only from 6PM to 10PM.

Does each guest, including adults, have to have a completed/signed waiver?

Yes. For insurance purposes, all guests who play any adventure sport we offer at The Paintball Park are required to have a completed/signed waiver. Our waivers are signed through a digital system and can be found at Online Waivers Now! All waivers must be filled out ONLINE and in their entirety to participate. Skipping fields in the form will delay your check-in time on the day of your party.