Current Gate Operations (Updated 07JAN2020)


Gate operations at Naval Support Activity Bethesda have been adjusted to meet current requirements.

Effective Jan. 7, 2020 (and until further notice) – gate hours* at NSA Bethesda are as follows:

Gate 1 (Visitor Center/North Gate): Open ‪24/7‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Gate 2 (South Gate, across from Metro):

- Open to all traffic from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Automated pedestrian turnstiles access remains available 24/7
- ADA swing gates will remain open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Closed on weekends and holidays

Gate 3 (NEX Gate):

- Open to INBOUND vehicle traffic only from 5 to 8:30 a.m., Monday through Friday
- Open to OUTBOUND vehicle traffic only from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Closed to all pedestrian traffic
- Closed on Federal holidays unless otherwise posted

Gate 4 (Navy Lodge): Closed to vehicles and pedestrians until further notice

Gate 5 (USU Gate): Open 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday for taxis, delivery vehicles, and non-DoD vehicles (Closed on Federal holidays)

All non-DoD personnel without official identification (CAC, DBIDS, etc.) or a DoD ID cardholder sponsor traveling by personal vehicle should proceed to Gate 5 (USU Gate) for vetting.

All vehicles coming onto NSA Bethesda are subject to inspection.

Employees, patients, and visitors should expect and plan for possible delays when accessing the installation.

*These hours are current as of Jan. 7, 2020, but may change at any time. For information updates in real time, follow us on social media (@NSABethesda on Facebook and Twitter).


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