Welcome to the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk - the Home of Heroes! Our mission is to provide installation support for building combat readiness for all tenant units as well as JRTC rotational units; power projection of our deployable formations, provide quality services and facilities, all the while optimizing our resources, sustaining our environment and enhancing the overall well-being of the Fort Polk community – the best “hometown” in the Army!

 Fort Polk was established in 1941 as Camp Polk to support the innovative 1940 Louisiana Maneuvers where thousands of Soldiers for trained for combat during World War II. That mission – to provide realistic, relevant, and rigorous training to deploying units – still exists today. In addition to training over half of the Army's Infantry Brigade Combat Teams, we support the Operations Group; 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division; 32nd Hospital Center; 1st Battalion, 5th Aviation Regiment; the 46th Engineer Battalion; the 519th Military Police Battalion; Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital, the Fort Polk DENTAC, and the 705th EOD Detachment.

Visitor Information
Vehicles entering Fort Polk are required to have either an adult authorized ID cardholder in the vehicle or an authorized visitor pass. To obtain the pass, the vehicle operator must process at the visitor center and present the following: A valid vehicle registration, proof of current vehicle insurance, valid driver's license. Click here for directions to Fort Polk and ACP Locations.

Weapons Registration: (337) 531-0380

All personnel that reside on Fort Polk are required under Army Regulation 190-11 and Fort Polk Regulation 190-3 to register their privately owned weapons on the installation within 3 days of arrival on post.

Personnel that reside off post that intend to transport weapons on the installation will also register them.

All personnel residing in the barracks will register and store privately owned weapons in their unit arms rooms.


Access Control Point Information

ACP 1, Main Gate, Louisiana Ave., open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

ACP  2, University Parkway, La. Hwy 467 North, open 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed weekends and federal holidays.

ACP 3, Mill Creek Road, closed.

ACP 4, Lookout Road and La. Hwy 10, closed.

ACP 5, La. Hwy 467 South and La. Hwy 10, open 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Friday,  9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, closed Sunday and federal holidays.

ACP 6, Chaffee Road at North Fort housing, open 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed weekends and federal holidays.

ACP 7, K Avenue and Alligator Lake, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

ACP 8, Artillery Road and K Avenue, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week only during rotations in support of the Joint Readiness Training Center.

For more information call (337) 531-2677.