WELCOME TO FORT POLK

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 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 Combat Team, 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 residing 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

For more information call (337) 531-2677.

ACP 1 Main Gate, Louisiana Ave.

Sunday   24/7
Monday   24/7
Tuesday   24/7
Wednesday   24/7
Thursday   24/7
Friday   24/7
Saturday   24/7

Notice: Always open.

ACP 2 University Pkwy

Sunday   Closed
Monday   5am-9pm
Tuesday   5am-9pm
Wednesday   5am-9pm
Thursday   5am-9pm
Friday   5am-9pm
Saturday   Closed

Notice: Closed weekends & holidays.

ACP 3 Mill Creek

Sunday   Closed
Monday   Closed
Tuesday   Closed
Wednesday   Closed
Thursday   Closed
Friday   Closed
Saturday   Closed

Notice: Closed

ACP 4 Lookout Road/South Fort Washrack

Sunday   Closed
Monday   Closed
Tuesday   Closed
Wednesday   Closed
Thursday   Closed
Friday   Closed
Saturday   Closed

Notice: Closed

ACP 5 Hwy 10 & 467 South

Sunday   Closed
Monday   5am-9pm
Tuesday   5am-9pm
Wednesday   5am-9pm
Thursday   5am-9pm
Friday   5am-9pm
Saturday   9am-3pm

Notice: Hwy 10/467

ACP 6 Chaffee Road at North Fort Housing

Sunday   Closed
Monday   5am-9pm
Tuesday   5am-9pm
Wednesday   5am-9pm
Thursday   5am-9pm
Friday   5am-9pm
Saturday   Closed

Notice: Gate is open these hours when there are no ongoing rotations. During rotations, the gate is open 24/7.

ACP 7 Alligator Lake

Sunday   24/7
Monday   24/7
Tuesday   24/7
Wednesday   24/7
Thursday   24/7
Friday   24/7
Saturday   24/7

Notice: ACP 7 is closed to POV traffic during rotations. ACP 7 is open to commercial vehicles during rotations.

ACP 8 Artillery Road

Sunday   24/7 Only during JRTC rotations
Monday   24/7 Only during JRTC rotations
Tuesday   24/7 Only during JRTC rotations
Wednesday   24/7 Only during JRTC rotations
Thursday   24/7 Only during JRTC rotations
Friday   24/7 Only during JRTC rotations
Saturday   24/7 Only during JRTC rotations

Notice: Open 24/7 during rotation only.

Visitor Control Center

Sunday   24/7
Monday   24/7
Tuesday   24/7
Wednesday   24/7
Thursday   24/7
Friday   24/7
Saturday   24/7

Notice: Just outside the main gate.