MCRD San Diego Address & Driving Directions

Directions to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Address

The San Diego Recruit Depot’s address is slightly northwest of downtown San Diego and north of the Airport, Lindbergh Field. There are two entrances gates. Gate 4 (the “Main Gate”) and Gate 2.

Entering USMC Recruit Depot San Diego 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.

Driving Directions to USMC Recruit Depot San Diego 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.

Driving Directions to the Marine Recruit Depot San Diego 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).

Get to the USMC Recruit Depot San Diego Address 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.

7 thoughts on “MCRD San Diego Address & Driving Directions”

  1. I graduated MCRD in 1952 and curious if I visited the San Diego area would I be eligible to obtain a pass to get on base?

    Thank you

  2. I work with the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, ,Mexico, there is a young Mexican name Juan Roberto (17 yo) who would like to join the Marine Corps with his parents consent, I’m trying to find out information that would help him achieve his dream serving in the Corps and becoming a U.S. citizen, any info you send me would be helpful, thanks.

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