Parking is FREE!
Handicap Parking is available – enter via Gate 1 and follow signs for Handicap Parking.
NO RV Camping or Parking permitted anywhere on base air show weekend.
Those with DoD identification cards and DoD automobile decals may enter through Gate 1 or Gate 2.
General Admission vehicles may enter/exit Gate 1 (intersection of Rt 235 & Buse Rd) OR Gate 2 (intersection of Rt 235 & Cedar Point Rd) and follow signs for General Admission Parking. Both gates are open for the general public to enter/exit the base.

Distinguished Visitors (DVs)/ VIP

Gate 3 (intersection of Rt 235 & Forest Park Rd) has been designated for DVs & VIP guests. From Rt 235, turn left onto Forest Park Rd. Forest Park Rd becomes Shaw Rd upon entering Gate 3. Enter/Exit via Gate 3 and stay on Shaw Rd following signs for VIP Parking.
Be sure to display your VIP Parking Pass on left side of windshield. VIP Parking is now located directly in front of the Chalet area. Once parked, proceed to VIP Security Checkpoint.

Traffic Delays

While efforts have been made to expedite the flow of traffic, you may experience significant delays when entering and leaving NAS Patuxent River. Please plan accordingly.


Please Note:

You must have a valid driver's license, current registration and proof of insurance to bring your vehicle onto a military base. If driving a rental car, valid driver's license, proof of insurance & car rental agreement may be required if stopped on base. Seat belts are required while driving on base. The use of cell phones without a hands-free-device while driving on base is strictly prohibited. The speed limit on base is 35 mph unless posted otherwise. Security personnel will assist with directing you from the gate to your designated parking area.