Great Lakes RTC Maps
If you have to park outside RTC:
Right outside RTC, on OHIO street, is parking for the Metra. It is not a huge lot but I never saw it full and I was there Tuesday through Sunday Memorial Day weekend of last year. You do have to pay for parking in the Metra lot though. I think it was 2 or 4 dollars....don't quote me on that one...but it was not expensive. The Metra spaces are numbered. Just park, remember the number and then the pay box is just to the left from where you first enter the lot. It didn't say too but I left my ticket in the car on the dash. ( I was checking out the Metra for a possible trip into Chicago. You board the Metra on the OTHER side of the tracks and there is NO parking over there. You have to park, walk down the block around the corner and up the stairs to the other side.)
See where it says Buckley Road and then you turn into RTC? This turn is OHIO. Then see Gate 8 with the red dot? This is the gate to enter for PIR. If you continue past Gate 8 on OHIO you will head straight into the Metra parking lot
Just an FYI for everyone. I went to PIR May of this year. We were directed to park behind Midway Hall (where the black grid marks are beside the green building), NOT across the way where it says "Parking Lot Graduation". Actually it goes…Parking structure, Visitors Center (USS YORKTOWN), which leads into Midway Hall.
We DID return our Sailor to that parking lot across the way on the first night. All days after that I was always directed to the parking structure behind Midway Hall. I had to park and walk across (it's a walk)to get my SR from the NEX. (Visitors are not allowed past the Chapel)
Here is a full view of RTC:
Just click either picture and it will open into a new page...then you can zoom in.
The top of the map is West.
RTC consists of Three Camps: Camp Moffat, Camp Porter and Camp John Paul Jones:
The recruit training base in Great Lakes consist of 3 separate properties, Camp Porter, Camp John Paul Jones and Camp Moffett. (See the box to the bottom right of the Map for an explanation of Camp Porter and Camp Moffets locations) Camp John Paul Jones is located at the top of the Map where you see most of the Ships listed.
~ Camp Moffett is the main in-processing area. This is where the recruits will arrive.
~ Camp Porter is the main recruit training area where most of the training is taken place.
~ Capt John Paul Jones is mainly for housing of the recruits. (Courtesy NavyDEP.com)
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