Visitor passes are issued at building 35 to people who do not have valid military ID cards or Common Access Cards. Each adult occupant of a vehicle must have a valid photo ID and will be cleared through National Crime Information Center Interstate Identification Index (NCIC-III). Visitor Control Operations is open 6 to 11 a.m. Mondays, 6 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 6 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, excluding federal holidays. After regular operation hours, visitors can be issued a pass at the Main Gate or Gate 20. People and vehicles are subject to search upon entering and while on military property. Unauthorized entry is punishable by Paragraph 18 U.S. Code 1382. All motorists entering or operating a motor vehicle at Fort McCoy must be prepared to show proof of vehicle insurance, driver's license, and vehicle registration when requesting visitor passes or when asked to show such documentation by law-enforcement personnel.
Fort McCoy Visitor Center Operations | (608-388-4988)
The Fort McCoy Visitor Center Operations is located on Highway 21 between Sparta and Tomah. Hours are 6 to 11 a.m. Mondays, 6 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 6 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, excluding federal holidays. After regular operation hours, visitors can be issued a pass at the Main Gate or Gate 20. Information about the rules and regulations regarding vehicle safety, insurance, rental vehicles and registration can be found in the Fort McCoy Area Guide at this link.
Fort McCoy Gate 20
Commercial and tactical vehicles are required to use Gate 20. All tactical-vehicle operators must possess a valid military operator's permit (DA FORM 5984-E or equivalent) with the type of vehicle being operated annotated. The operator also must have a current and valid dispatch for the vehicle being operated.
Real ID Act of 2005
Fort McCoy fully enforces the provisions of the Real ID Act of 2005. Under provisions of this act, driver's license and ID cards from certain states and territories are not valid for unescorted access to Fort McCoy. Click on the following link for the Department of Homeland Security website to determine the status of each state and territory Current Status of States/Territories (https://www.dhs.gov/real-id ). Persons requesting unescorted access to Fort McCoy and who present a standard license or ID from one of those states will be required to present additional documentation to verify their identity prior to being allowed access to Fort McCoy.