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Fort Gordon Georgia: In-Depth Welcome Center (2020 Edition)
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Fort Gordon Georgia: In-Depth Welcome Center (2020 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to Fort Gordon, Georgia, home of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence. Fort Gordon hosts activities, training, and operations for a multiservice community of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, and multinational forces. Its 55,596 acres include more than 49 training areas and 11 ranges.

Approximately 16,000 service members and 9,000 civilian employees work at Fort Gordon. Overall, the fort supports a population of approximately 80,000, including military families, contractors, retirees, and others.

The fort is home to the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, the U.S. Army Signal Corps, and the U.S. Army Cyber Corps. For a full list of units at Fort Gordon, visit the fort’s website.

Continue reading for our in-depth guide on Fort Gordon and get to know your new installation and surrounding community.

1. Where Is Fort Gordon?
2. Google Map View
3. Getting There – Directions to the Base
4. Where Should I Live Near Fort Gordon?
5. What Schools are Near Fort Gordon?
6. What’s the Weather Like in Fort Gordon?
7. Things to Do At Fort Gordon
8. Moving Tips
9. Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel
10. Fort Gordon Gate Hours and Info
11. Hotels Near Fort Gordon

Where Is Fort Gordon?

Fort Gordon Headquarters
307 Chamberlain Ave.
Darling Hall, Building 33720, Suite 346
Fort Gordon, GA 30905
Phone: 1 (706) 791-6300

Fort Gordon is in Georgia, just a few minutes southwest of Augusta. The city of Augusta is consolidated with Richmond County. Augusta sits along the banks of the Savannah River, which forms most of the Georgia-South Carolina border. The fort is approximately 122 miles from Savannah; 139 miles from Atlanta; and 138 miles from Charleston, South Carolina.

Fort Gordon Map

Fort Gordon Map

Fort Gordon Directions

If you do not have a valid military ID, you will have to stop at the visitor control center to gain fort access. Click here for more information on the visitor control centers at Fort Gordon.

Driving Directions to Fort Gordon

From Augusta Regional Airport

  1. Exit the airport’s main entrance and go straight on Tobacco Road.
  2. Tobacco Road leads to Fort Gordon’s Gate 5.

From East of Augusta

  1. Take Interstate 20 West to Exit 194 (Augusta).
  2. Turn left onto Jimmie Dyess Parkway (Fort Gordon).
  3. Enter Fort Gordon via Gate 1.

From West of Augusta

  1. Take I-20 East to Exit 194 (Augusta).
  2. Turn right onto Jimmie Dyess Parkway (Fort Gordon).
  3. Enter Fort Gordon via Gate 1.

From South of Augusta

  1. Take U.S. Route 25 North to I-520 (Augusta).
  2. Take I-520 (which travels north) to Exit 3A.
  3. Take U.S. Route 78/Gordon Highway West (Fort Gordon) and turn left at the third light.
  4. Enter Fort Gordon via Gate 1.

From North of Augusta

  1. Take U.S. Route 25 south to U.S. Route 78 west.
  2. U.S. Route 78 will turn into Gordon Highway.
  3. Gordon Highway West will cross over I-520 (Bobby Jones Expressway).
  4. Turn left at the third light. Enter Fort Gordon via Gate 1.

Augusta Regional Airport

There are a number of small and regional airports near Fort Gordon, but most incoming personnel arrive at Augusta Regional Airport. Augusta Regional Airport is only 13 miles from Fort Gordon (a 20-minute drive without traffic). Visit the Augusta Regional Airport website for more information on airport amenities and transportation services.

Public Transit Near Fort Gordon

Augusta Transit provides local fixed-route bus service for the Augusta region south of the Bobby Jones Expressway, including the Hephzibah, McBean, and Blythe areas. Visit the Augusta Transit website for route and fare information.

Bus Station Near Fort Gordon

Fort Gordon’s bus station is in Building 36200 on 36th Street. The station is served by Southeastern Stages and Greyhound, which provide service to many popular destinations throughout the United States. Call 1 (706) 793-0026 or visit the Southeastern Stages website or Greyhound website for fare and route information.

Cities Near Fort Gordon

While some military family members live in post housing, many choose to live in nearby communities. The neighboring communities of Augusta, Blythe, and Hephzibah provide housing, employment, and other services for Fort Gordon’s military families.

Where Should I Live Near Fort Gordon?

Fort Gordon Housing

Fort Gordon Family Homes, managed by Balfour Beatty Communities, has six neighborhoods for families who wish to live on the installation. The neighborhoods feature a variety of rental homes styles with two to five bedrooms. Amenities include playgrounds, athletic courts, a fitness center, and more. For more information on Fort Gordon Family Homes, including floor plans, pet policies, and photos, visit their website.

Places to Live Near Fort Gordon

Places to Live Near Fort Gordon

Augusta

Known as the Garden City of the South, Augusta offers its residents Southern Charm with modern amenities. The city, which is consolidated with Richmond County, has a population of nearly 200,000. It is home to golf’s Masters Tournament, the headquarters of the Professional Disc Golf Association, and a number of public and semi-private golf courses. It is also home to a number of popular parks and recreation areas. The city’s riverwalk provides access to various gardens, a playground, restaurants, museums, and the Jessye Norman Amphitheater. Fort Gordon is just southwest of the city of Augusta, so the commute to the post is reasonable (about 15 to 25 minutes, depending on traffic).

Blythe

The city of Blythe is found south of the post, about 20 miles southwest of Augusta. This small, relaxed city, which calls itself “Georgia’s Best Kept Secret,” is home to approximately 700 people. The city is about 25 minutes from Fort Gordon. It has a library, a recreation center and a park.

Hephzibah

Located east of Blythe, Hephzibah is about 25 minutes from Fort Gordon. The city has a population of almost 4,000. It is home to the 286-acre Diamond Lakes Regional Park, which features walking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, fishing ponds, sports fields and courts, and a campground.

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Fort Gordon Schools

Fort Gordon Schools

There are many options for your child’s education near Fort Gordon. The state offers traditional public schools, as well as public charter schools and private schools. For younger children, there are a variety of local daycares and pre-K programs on and off post.

Fort Gordon is local to three school systems: the Richmond County School System and Columbia County School District in Georgia and the Aiken County Public School District in South Carolina.

The Fort Gordon School Support Services website has more information on area school districts, homeschooling in Georgia, special education resources, and the youth sponsorship program, which matches incoming students with a fellow student who can guide them in their new community. The website also has contact information for the post’s school liaison officer, who can provide information and guidance on area schools as well as educational resources for your children.

Find more local school information at The Best Fort Gordon Schools: Daycare – High School.

Fort Gordon Weather

Fort Gordon Weather

Georgia has a humid, subtropical climate with mild winters and hot, humid summers. Fort Gordon gets about 42 inches of rain annually. In the summer, temperatures can soar to the 90s. In the winter, the weather is relatively mild, with highs in the 50s and 60s and lows in the 40s.

To find out more in-depth information on the weather in the area, visit Fort Gordon Weather: What To Expect When Moving Here.

Things to Do At Fort Gordon

Things to Do At Fort Gordon

Fort Gordon is located just a few minutes southwest of the city of Augusta, Georgia, which offers a ton of recreational opportunities. You can sample Southern cuisine and libations downtown, then hit up a nightclub or dancehall. Live music, comedians, ballet, stage shows and more can be found at performing arts venues around the city. Local museums tell the story of the region’s history and famous former residents, like singer James Brown and President Woodrow Wilson. Head outdoors to play a round of golf, fish in Clark Hills Lake, kayak the Augusta Canal into Lake Olmstead, or cruise down the Savannah River. For more information on the many things to do near Fort Gordon, visit the Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website.

On post, there are a multitude of recreational opportunities, including bingo, bowling, camping, dinner theater, disc golf, and traditional golf, riding stables, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool and spray park.

Suggested Read: 26 Of the Best Things to Do Near Fort Gordon

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Moving Tips

Check-in Procedures For Incoming Personnel

For in-processing and check-in requirements and guidance for each unit at Fort Gordon, visit the Fort Gordon website. Additional relocation information can be found at the Fort Gordon Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation website.

Fort Gordon Visitor Centers

There are two visitor control centers on Fort Gordon. The first center is in Building 00076, just off Gordon Highway on the east side of the post to the right of the McKenna Gate (Gate 1). It is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Call 1 (706) 791-3071 for more information. The second center is at Gate 3, and is used mainly for commercial traffic. This center is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information on fort access and visitor centers, visit the Fort Gordon Visitor and Access Information website.

Fort Gordon Gate Hours

  • Gate 1 (McKenna Gate): Gordon Highway at Jimmie Dyess Parkway, open 24/7.
  • Gate 2: Gordon Highway at Robinson Avenue, open 4:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Gate 3: Gordon Highway. This gate is used mainly for commercial traffic. Open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday for commercial traffic. Open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for inbound non-commercial traffic and inbound or outbound POVs.
  • Gate 5: Tobacco Road, open 4:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily.

Fort Gordon Hotels

Fort Gordon Hotels

There are many hotels near Fort Gordon, so you’re sure to find one to fit your budget. For a full list of IHG Army Hotels and affiliated resorts in the area, visit the IHG Army Hotels website.

Candlewood Suites

Building 38300
215 Avenue of the States
Fort Gordon, GA 30905
Phone: 1 (762) 246-6100

Holiday Inn Express Griffith Hall

250 Chamberlain Ave.
Fort Gordon, GA 30905
Phone: 1 (706) 790-3676

IHG Army Hotels Ring Hall

36700 O’ Club Drive
Fort Gordon, GA 30905
Phone: 1 (706) 790-3676

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Conclusion

Moving to a new post comes with challenges, but Fort Gordon is a great place to call home. The region offers a dynamic mix of Southern hospitality and big-city amenities. Whether you prefer a quiet walk along the river or an exciting night on the town, Fort Gordon and Augusta are sure to please.

 

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