Travel Directions to Doughboy Fields at FORT DIX

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do NOT rely on GPS SYSTEMS indiscriminately to get to the base, you will almost always be directed to the wrong gate. Read these directions carefully.

To obtain directions to the FORT DIX fields online, go to  www.google.com, and click on MAPS. For an address for the Special Events Gate enter:  New Jersey Avenue and Pointville Road, Fort Dix NJ

For an address for the fields once inside the base you can enter:  "7000 Doughboy Loop, Fort Dix NJ”. However, if you use this address with mapping and GPS services to get to the base, you will be directed to the closest gate or the main gate, which will be unavailable for your entry. All soccer teams MUST enter from the Special Events Gate to the south of the fields, on Pointville Road.

Also, READ the boxed section below the Directions following, for important information about your Fort Dix visit.

 

Only ONE authorized SPECIAL EVENTS GATE to enter Fort Dix!!

 

From NJ Turnpike approaching from the North – Exit 7

Take Exit 7 (Bordentown) and exit onto Route 206 South.

Continue on US Highway 206 South for 12 miles until you reach N. Pemberton Road / County Road 630.

Follow directions for Route 206 South below

 

From NJ Turnpike approaching from the South – Exit 5

Go to Exit 5 (Burlington / Mt. Holly) and merge onto Route 541 South toward Mt. Holly.

Follow to Woodlane Road, merge right off of 541 and make a left at stop sign.  (This brings you back across 541 to travel on Woodlane Rd.)

Follow to Fort Dix Special Event and Soccer Gate.

 

From Interstate 295 – From the North

Take Exit 57A for Route 130 North

Stay on Route 130 for about a half-mile, then take first major right at traffic light onto County Road 545 / Farnsworth Avenue

In about a quarter-mile, take first major right at traffic light onto US Highway 206 South

Continue on US Highway 206 South for 13 miles until you reach N. Pemberton Road / County Road 630.

Follow directions for Route 206 South below.

 

From  US Highway 1 – From the North [Princeton Area]

Follow Route 1 South to Interstate 295 South.

Take Interstate 295 south toward Camden.

Take Exit 57A for Route 130 North

Stay on Route 130 for about a quarter mile, then take first major right at traffic light onto County Road 545 / Farnsworth Avenue

In about a quarter-mile, take first major right at traffic light onto US Highway 206 South

Continue on US Highway 206 South for 13 miles until you reach N. Pemberton Road / County Road 630.

Follow directions for Route 206 South below

 

From Pennsylvania Turnpike

Follow Interstate-276E / Pennsylvania Turnpike until it turns into NJ Turnpike Extension.

Take the US Highway 130 exit toward Burlington, Florence and Bordentown.

Merge onto US Highway 130 North toward Bordentown.

Make right at first light onto Florence Columbus Road (County Road 656).

Follow until you come to signs for Route 206 South (will be left hand turn).

Merge onto Route 206 South, follow to 4th traffic light, and make a left onto Pemberton Road.

Follow to Fort Dix Special Event and Soccer Gate.

 

From Route 206:

From Route 206 South take Left onto North Pemberton Road / County Road 630. 

OR

From Route 206 North take Right onto North Pemberton Road / County Road 630. 

THEN

Take North Pemberton Road approximately 3.0 miles until it becomes Pointville Road.

Go 2.0 miles on Pointville Road thru open gates marking base perimeter. Continue another mile past fenced military housing on the left. 

Entrance will be either the first military entrance gate on left, or you will be instructed by road signs to proceed to second “special events” gate 0.5 miles further down on left.

Whether entering first or second gate, proceed straight for half mile and take right on Montpelier Avenue.

Take a left on Doughboy Loop.

You should see the soccer fields on your right. 

 

From Route 68

Follow to Fort Dix Bypass (will be right in front of Fort Dix main entrance) and make a right at the light.

Follow to next full service traffic light (Pointville Road) and make a left.

Go approximately 3 more miles on Pointville Road (past fenced military housing on the left). 

Go past the first military entrance and through intersection. 

Follow to Fort Dix Special Event and Soccer Gate.

 

From Route 73 South

Make left (left hand only turn lane) onto County Road 616 (Church Rd) towards Evesboro.

Follow 1.5 miles to 2nd traffic light (Greentree Road) and make a left.

Follow 1/10 mile and make a right at first light (County Road 616 / Church Road).

Follow 9.5 miles (until you can no longer go straight) and make a left.

Follow 1/10 mile and make a right following signs for County Road 616 East.

Follow to Pointville Road (Chrysler / Jeep Car Dealer on corner) and make a right. (Should be signs for Ft. Dix Special Event and Soccer Gate).

Follow to Fort Dix Special Event and Soccer Gate.

 

From Route 73 North

Take 295 North to exit 40A towards Mt. Holly and merge onto Route 38 East.

Follow to Route 206 (Vincentown Diner on corner) and make a left onto Route 206 North.

Follow to next traffic light (Pemberton Road) and make a right.

Follow to Fort Dix Special Event and Soccer Gate.

 

ONCE YOU ENTER THE BASE:

·         Park in designated parking only! Or vehicle will be ticketed and towed.

 

 

NO PETS ALLOWED ON FORT DIX PROPERTY!

NO SMOKING ON OR NEAR PLAYING FIELDS!

 

 

Security Measures & Entering Fort Dix

 

In order to assist Department of Defense Police / Fort Dix with its military base security and gate entry procedures, please review and cooperate with the following guidelines:

***  As your vehicle approaches the gate, please have your Drivers Licence, Vehicle Registration and Vehicle Insurance Card in hand and ready for police officers to identify you and all adult occupants. All adult passengers in the vehicle will be required to produce a photo ID. This will expedite entry.

***  You must use the Special Events entry gates at the south end of the base, as identified in the travel directions on the website. Be aware that Fort Dix may periodically open a second auxiliary gate near the main Special Events gate to accommodate entry flow; watch the traffic signs.

***  Police officers should have a roster from each participating team, listing each player and each adult in your team's party. Be prepared to identify your vehicle's team affiliation by club/team name, age and gender, and the names of all occupants in your vehicle. Also, be prepared to open your vehicle's trunk space if requested; all vehicles are subject to search.

***  Please note that different individuals identify the same team in numerous ways: by club name, by team name, by initials, by nickname, etc. Police personnel are not expected to know youth soccer trivia, and need to be provided a consistently recognizable name. It is suggested that you check the way your team name is listed online (accessed from the Tournament Homepage). This is the way the team name has been provided to Gate Personnel.

***  Upon entering the base, please go directly to the playing fields. Please do not drive around the base unnecessarily. Do not move any traffic cones.  Vehicles and individuals found outside of designated playing field and parking areas are subject to arrest, fines and imprisonment.  We will provide a good food court which will offer something for everyone.  We are trying to assist the base by keeping everyone affiliated with our event in one area. 

***  Note that these base entry procedures will apply every time that you pass through the gates. (If your vehicle gets its windshield marked upon entry, it is to identify the vehicle as a Special Events guest while on base, and not necessarily to change gate procedures upon future re-entries.)

***  Please exit the base from the same gate that you entered. 

***  Since it may take a little extra time to gain access onto the base, please arrive a bit earlier than normal. We recommend arriving at the gate at least 20 minutes before you would normally plan on arriving for pre-game warm-ups. The team representative conducting registration and in possession of the team player passes should be particularly aware of this consideration.

 

Statement from Department of Defense Police

 

Entry onto the Fort Dix / McGuire AFB / Lakehurst bases by non-military personnel is strictly regulated. You must remember You are a Guest on the compound. YOU MUST ADHERE TO ALL BASE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.  The Department of Defense Police / Fort Dix is here to protect our military forces, their families and all government workers. You are required to comply with all direction given by police officers. You may only park in designated areas. You are NOT authorized to leave the designated recreation area via motor vehicle or on foot. You cannot interact with military members, or with their equipment. You are not authorized to use any government facility other than the soccer organization facilities which have been provided for you (food, merchandisers, etc.)

 

Over-sized Vehicle & Special Parking

 

By definition, any vehicle over 25 feet in length, 3 axles, trailer, recreational vehicle, bus, trucks. Call ahead for oversized vehicle parking plus handicapped vehicles / passengers. 732-940-5599.

Remember, no cooking allowed on the base, no dumping of waste, no litter. 

 

FAQs

 

Why can we only enter Fort Dix through one gate?

The gate is staffed with personnel familiar with the soccer event going on, and traffic can be directed directly to the event without impacting other base activities.

 

Why are there traffic cones blocking off certain roads?

In order to regulate traffic flow within permitted areas, certain roads are blocked off during an event. NEVER move a traffic cone, or try to enter a road that has been closed off.

 

Who must present a picture id?

All adults should bring a valid picture id to enter Fort Dix.  If you are unsure whether a person needs a valid picture id, err on the side of caution and bring one.

 

Youth visitors are not required to present an id.  However, we do recommend that if they have a picture id, again, err on the side of caution and bring it.

 

What is an acceptable picture id?

Valid picture identifications include a photo id drivers’ license or a passport. 

 

What happens if an adult does not have a photo driver’s license or a passport?

You will need to present two forms of valid identification, one must be a photo (e.g., military id photo and non photo driver’s license) that are acceptable to the guard at the control center. The safest approach is to use either a valid photo driver’s license or passport.

 

What should I do if I have any questions?

Direct your questions to the MAPS / MSSL office at 732-940-5599 or email bohdan@mssl.org

 

What should I do in an emergency situation during the tournament (only)?

Try calling 973-698-6655 or 732-309-5710. But base personnel can usually provide adequate assistance.