ACCESS FOR MCCS ACTIVITIES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Marine Corps Community Services has five activities aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton that are open to the public! (Leatherneck Lanes Bowling Alley, Marine Memorial Golf Course, Pacific Views Event Center, Paintball Park, and Stepp Stables)

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton has recently implemented the Defense Biometric Identification System, also known as DBIDS, which focuses access control procedures to ensure the protection of its population.

The new system ensures that all visitors have their identity proofed and vetted to safeguard the installation and help the Marines and Sailors on Camp Pendleton accomplish their mission.

The “MCCS Patrons” category exists to allow the general public access to use these select recreational activities, per Marine Corps Orders.

To utilize these programs, MCCS Patrons must obtain a DBIDS Visitor Credential at the Camp Pendleton Visitor Center during their normal business hours anytime in advance of their visit.

MCCS Patrons who arrive after hours and did not obtain a DBIDS Visitor credential will not be able to access the installation and will need to visit us another day.

Please follow the steps below to obtain a DBIDS Visitor credential and enjoy our wonderful recreational facilities!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO OBTAIN ACCESS - Please make sure that you read and agree with this before requesting access to any of our activities.

All visitors requesting access to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton as a MCCS Patron acknowledges that they are requesting access for the sole purpose of utilizing one of the above-referenced activities. Additionally, you acknowledge that your visit does not involve any business, employment, use of any other recreational activity, or participation in any other base functions.

You also acknowledge and understand that your access is limited to transit to and from the approved activity 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 for the subject activities will 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.

By requesting access, you understand your access is for the sole purpose of MCCS Patronage and cannot be transferred to another person, nor used for any other reason aboard MCB CAMPEN. You are not permitted to sponsor others and each patron must register independently. Please also note that minors under the age of 18 cannot be screened for access and must be accompanied by an adult who has been screened and approved for base access.

ONE TIME VISITORS AND SHORT TERM ACCESS - Coming to visit is for the day or a few? Check here on what to do!

  • Take your state issued driver’s license or identification card to the Visitor Center during their normal business hours
  • Don’t forget to bring your vehicles current proof of insurance registration and remember that all vehicles access the installation are subject to inspection and must abide by all posted operating installation rules and regulations. Please drive safe!
  • Identify the recreational facility you would like to enjoy (Leatherneck Lanes Bowling Alley, Marine Memorial Golf Course, Pacific Views Event Center, Paintball Park, and Stepp Stables)
  • 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
  • Obtain your Visitors Pass and proceed directly to your chosen activity
  • Enjoy your time and thank you for your patronage and support of our Mission!

FREQUENT PATRON OF OUR ACTIVITIES OR REQUIRE EXTENDED ACCESS? Are you a annual member at the Marine Memorial Golf Course, play in the leagues at the Leatherneck Lanes Bowling Center, board your horse at the Stepp Stables, frequent Catfish Wednesday at the Pacific Views Event Center, or participate in tournaments at the Paintball Park? If you do any of these or just visit us often to enjoy these programs, check here to find out how to request extended access from our activities!

Just a few quick steps and we will verify your request and get your access extended to enjoy your activities longer!

  • Fill out the form below at least 7 business days prior to your visit
    • Our activity will only contact you if they are unable to validate your request for extended access
  • Take your state issued driver’s license or identification card to the Visitor Center on your first visit, or any day before, during their normal business hours
    • Don’t forget to bring your vehicles current proof of insurance registration and remember that all vehicles accessing the installation are subject to inspection and must abide by all posted operating rules and regulations. Please drive safe!
  • Identify the recreational facility you requested extended access for (Leatherneck Lanes Bowling Alley, Marine Memorial Golf Course, Pacific Views Event Center, Paintball Park, and Stepp Stables)
  • Complete all steps required to obtain the DBIDS credential including a quick criminal background check, digital fingerprinting, and a photograph
  • Obtain your credential and proceed directly to your chosen activity
  • Enjoy your time and thank you for your patronage and support of our Mission!

The Camp Pendleton Visitor Center
is located in Bldg. 20255T, adjacent to the Main Gate near Interstate 5. (See Map)

Business hours are:

Mon, Tue, Thur, & Fri
7:30am – 3:30pm 

Wed.
7:45am – 3:30pm

Phone: (760) 763-8435

For more information and details on the recent changes in the base access procedures, please visit the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton website

Pendleton.marines.mil/base-access/

MCCS Camp Pendleton