Camp Murray Gate Access Information

The new gate access will take effect in February 2022.

Camp Murray is a controlled access installation. Vehicles with an adult (18 or older), possessing a registered, Real ID Act compliant ID, may enter Camp Murray through the Main Gate. The Main Gate is the designated access point for all employees (Washington Military Department and National Guard) and visitors to Camp Murray, to include those visiting recreational facilities.

Vehicles without an adult, authorized ID cardholder (18 or older), must report to the Visitor Control Center located adjacent to the Main Gate to receive a temporary visitor pass. To do this, you must have a valid driver's license, vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and have an authorized installation sponsor (Washington Military Department or National Guard Employee) willing to sponsor your installation access. Sponsors must be available by phone to complete the pass issuance process.

The Visitor Control Center is CLOSED on Mondays. Please use the pre-vetted pass process below if you are coming on a Monday or are expecting a visitor on a Monday.

Commercial vehicles visiting the installation will enter through the Camp Murray Commercial Inspection Gate (off Berkeley Ave SW and Union Ave SW).

Starting on February 1, 2022, the Camp Murray South Gate will be open daily from 0500 - 1900. 

You can access our Camp Murray access unified policy here (PDF)

a map shows camp murray and the entrances

Download our full Map here. (PDF)

Main Gate24/7I-5 Exit 122 to Tillicum; off Portland Ave SW and Boundary St
Commercial Inspection Gate0600 to 1600 / Tue-FriI-5 Exit 122 to Tillicum; off Berkeley Ave SW and Union Ave SW
Main Gate Visitor Control Center0700 to 1500 / Tue-Fri Adjacent to Main Gate

The Camp Murray Main Gate.

A photo of a Camp Murray gate.

The Camp Murray Commercial Inspection Gate.


Camp Murray uses the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) for entry to the installation. Use the pre-enroll website before visiting Building 51 on Camp Murray to register. Email with questions or talk to your supervisor. For more information on DBIDS, visit!/.

Visitor and Commercial Vehicles

If you do not have an ID card listed on the Department of Defense issued ID cards website, you must stop by the Visitor Control Center on Camp Murray to receive a temporary visitor pass.

Camp Murray Visitor Control Center Contact Information:
Phone: (253) 512-2045

At the Visitor Control Center, military law enforcement personnel will verify that the vehicle driver has a valid driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance and that all passengers, 16 and over, have either a driver's license or other form of photo ID. An adult, authorized installation sponsor (18 or older), willing to sponsor your installation access, must be available by phone to complete the pass issuance process. Following a routine background check, visitors will receive a temporary visitor pass and instructions allowing them to enter the installation.


Camp Murray is in compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005. This means visitors presenting drivers licenses and identification cards stating “Not Valid for Federal Purposes" or "Federal Limits May Apply” will need to provide supplemental documentation to prove identity in order to be issued a temporary installation pass. The Department of Homeland Security ( offers a list of acceptable identification options by state and territory.

If a visitor requesting access does not have REAL ID Act compliant form of identification and cannot provide supplemental identity proofing documents, they must be escorted at all times while on the installation.

All persons requesting unescorted access will continue to be vetted through the National Crime Information Center, prior to being issued a visitor pass.

Contractor-Vendor/Visitor/Temporary Passes

Contractors and Vendors

All contractors and vendors requesting a pass for access to Camp Murray will be required to present an “Installation Contractor / Vendor Pass Request Form” when entering the Commercial Inspection Gate. The form must be completely filled out when presented at the Commercial Inspection Gate. There is a portion on the form for the employee or vendor (applicant), the employer and the government agent that has oversight of the contract/project that the employee/vendor is working under. Your sponsor/contracting agent should have a copy of the form they can provide you. If not, click on the below link for a copy of the form.

Click here for the Contractor and Vendor Pass Request Form (PDF)

Pre-vetted Passes for Visitors

Passes for installation events or visits to Camp Murray recreational facilities may be issued up to 14 days before the event or visit. Pre-vetted passes give personnel the opportunity to visit the Visitor Control Center during off-peak customer times.

An Approved Visitor List Request may be submitted by an installation sponsor at least 14 days prior to the event to expedite screening and pass issuance.

Click here for the Approved Visitor List Request Form

To expedite the screening process, visitors may complete a secure DBIDS pre-enrollment web submission at:!/.

Foreign Nationals

All foreign national visitors are required to process at the Visitor Control Center for security vetting and to obtain a pass. Foreign visitors must show current passport showing valid entry stamp prior to receiving a temporary pass.

Submitting Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

The Visitor Control Center requires certain PII in order to conduct security background checks. Generally, this information is obtained when you come to the Visitor Control Center. On occasion, pre-vetting is necessary for special events or other exceptions. To secure your PII, the VCC email address is a controlled-access account and is only accessible by Installation Defense Force personnel with valid need for access.