Gate Locations and Hours
Exit 301, U.S. Interstate Highway 70 is Fort Riley’s main gate, is open 24 hours daily and also the location of the Visitor Control Center.
On the east side of Fort Riley from Manhattan via Kansas Highway 18 is open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Traffic patterns change during non-peak hours so use caution when approaching.
On the southwest side of Fort Riley from Junction City via Washington St. is open 24 hours daily. Traffic patterns change during non-peak hours so use caution when approaching.
On the south side of Fort Riley from Junction City via Grant Ave. is open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Grant Gate is closed Saturdays, Sundays and Federal Holidays.
Located on the west side of Fort Riley from U.S. Highway 77 via Old Highway 77 is open 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Commercial traffic will need to have an installation pass or badge PRIOR to attempting entry through Estes Gate.
12th Street Gate
Located on the east side of Fort Riley off of Kansas Highway 18 at Camp Funston. The gate is open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday for commercial traffic only. Outbound traffic is not authorized.
Rifle Range Road and Four Corners Gate
EXPANDED PRIVILEGES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS
The Department of Defense has expanded Commissary, Military Exchange and Morale, Welfare and Recreation privileges on U.S. Military installations. On Jan. 1, 2020, access was expanded to include all veterans with service-connected disabilities, veterans who are Purple Heart recipients, veterans who are former prisoners of war and individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. For more information on eligibility visit, https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2015599/department-of-defense-expanding-access-to-commissaries-military-exchanges-and-r/ and https://download.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Factsheets/expanding-access-fact-sheet.pdf
Process for obtaining access to Fort Riley:
Upon the first visit to Fort Riley, these eligible veterans and caregivers must stop at the visitor control center. Following successful vetting the eligible individuals will be issued a 1-year badge for access to the installation. The installation badge will allow them to proceed to the gate for entry upon subsequent visits without having to stop again at the Visitor Control Center.
As with all other individuals seeking access to DOD installations, all eligible veterans and caregivers must pass vetting which entails a basic on-the-spot background check. Veterans with felony convictions, felony arrest warrants or other types of derogatory information related to criminal history or terrorism will not be permitted entry.
Real ID Act
The REAL ID Act is a federal policy which establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and, boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft. If your state is out of compliance with Real ID, you may be required to show additional forms of identification before being granted access to Fort Riley.
Fort Riley visitors with out-of-state driver's lisences can view their state's current compliance status at: