Google map to Gate 2, Barnett Avenue
Google map to Gate 4 (Main Gate), Witherby Street, Old Town exit, off Interstate 5
Google map to Gate 5, Washington Street
Directions to MCRD
MCRD is located just northwest of downtown San Diego and north of the San Diego International Airport, Lindbergh Field. There are two entrances (gates) to MCRD, Gate 2 and Gate 4 (Main Gate). The Marine Corps Exchange is nearest to Gate 4.
Entering and Leaving the Depot
A vehicle driver must show a valid driver's license to the Military Policeman at the gate before entering the Depot. All occupants of vehicles must be wearing seat belts. The speed limit throughout the base is 20 MPH. Please drive at 5 MPH when near marching troops. Obey all traffic and speed signs. Gate 2 is open from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. daily. Gate 4 is open 24 hours.
From the North
To MCRD's Gate 2: Drive south on Interstate 5. Take the Rosecrans exit. Continue on Rosecrans to Midway Drive (third light). Turn left onto Midway Drive and continue to the second traffic light (Barnett Street). Turn right onto Barnett - go to the first traffic light and turn left into Gate 2. To MCRD's Gate 4: Take Interstate 5 South to the Old Town Avenue exit (the second exit after Rosecrans exit). At the stop sign, continue straight 1/2 block to yield sign, turn right onto Witherby Street. Follow signs another 1/2 block to Gate 4.
From the South
To MCRD's Gate 2: Take Pacific Highway exit; stay in the left lane. Take Barnett Street turnoff and travel west past the Midway Drive intersection. At the next traffic light, turn left to enter Gate 2. To MCRD's Gate 4: Take I-5 North to Pacific Highway; stay in the right lane for 1/8 mile, exit right at large MCRD sign (caution: tight circular turn), go under Pacific Highway. Follow signs 1/2 block to Gate 4.
From the East
To MCRD's Gate 2: Drive Interstate 8 West to Rosecrans exit. Turn left at Midway Drive. Follow directions above (from the North). To MCRD's Gate 4: Drive Interstate 8 to Interstate 5 South. Take the Old Town Avenue exit (first exit after entering I-5 South). Follow directions above (from the North).
From the West (Point Loma)
To MCRD's Gate 2: From Rosecrans Street in Point Loma, travel east on Lytton Street. At second traffic light, turn right into Gate 2. To MCRD's Gate 4: From Rosecrans Street in Point Loma, use the directions above. Drive past Gate 2 and continue east on Barnett. Stay in right lane and watch for immediate right turn exit (caution: quick exit) which will take you to Gate 4.