Gate Information

Barksdale currently operates four gates for admittance onto the base. Three on the main base and one on Barksdale's East Reservation to accommodate east-side residents.

At the end of the Shreveport-Barksdale bridge is the west gate. This is the main gate to the base: Manned by our elite security forces personnel, this gate is the point at which visiting individuals are granted access via a temporary visitor's pass to Barksdale AFB. This gate is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

At the end of Northgate Rd. you will find the Bossier Gate. This is the north gate. This is the easiest way to access the Barksdale Lodging office, for those who are in need of temporary lodging.

Barksdale's East Gate is located off Industrial Dr. on the northeast side of the base. This gate is intended to service those individuals residing in either of the two housing areas located on the east reservation and for those who live the subdivisions to the north of the base.

(West) Shreveport Gate Normal Hours:

  • 24 Hour Operation

(North) Bossier City Gate:

  • 6:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday - Friday 
  • 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday
  • Closed Sunday 

(Industrial) East Gate, East Gate Visitor's Center and search area:

  • 6:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Closed to outbound traffic until further notice

Bodcau Gate:

  • 6:00 a.m. to  10:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
  • 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday - Sunday

For notifications on when gate hours change, you may download the AF Connect App.

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Visitor Centers

West Shreveport Gate Visitor Center Hours: 

  •  6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday- Sunday

Phone Number: 318-456-3580

East Gate Visitor Center Hours:

  • 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday- Saturday 

NOTE: When Visitor Centers are closed, the west gate will write visitor passes. Please contact 318-456-3587 with any questions.