NAWS China Lake is not open to the general public. Everyone that wishes to gain access to the installation must go through a vetting process prior to being approved for a badge. The type of badge received will depend on the purpose and duration of the visit.
Pass and ID Office (formerly the Visitor Center)
The Pass and ID Office processes all badge requests.
Next to the Main Gate.
6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Non-flex (working) Fridays
Closed flex (non-working) Fridays, weekends and holidays
Non-working Fridays for 2022 are: June 10 and 24; July 8 and 22; Aug. 5, and 19; Sept. 2, 16, and 30; Oct. 14 and 28; Nov. 11 and 25; Dec. 9 and 23
| NAWS Physical Security Department
|| (760) 939-1655
| NAWS Public Affairs
|| (760) 939-1683
| Pass and ID badge pick-up verification
|| (760) 939-3160