John Mann Park and Laurel Pond Closure: As of 2/16/2018, John Mann Park and Laurel Pond community playgrounds located on JB MDL Dix will be closed until furthers notice. Closures are due to the age and deterioration of the playground equipment that will require them to be upgraded or repaired. For those in base housing, there may be playgrounds provided in neighborhoods. There is also a newly renovated playground known as Wacky World, located on JB MDL McGuire behind the Base Theater that is also available to the JB MDL community for use. Updates on the affected playgrounds will be provided as they become available.
Outdoor Recreation at JB MDL Dix
Bldg. 6045 Doughboy Loop
(Located at the corner of Doughboy Loop and Newport Street)
JB MDL Dix
609.562.6667 / 4208
Hours of Operation:
Monday – *Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 4pm
*Seasonal Fridays (June 2 to September 1, 2017): 9am - 6pm
CLOSED ALL FEDERAL HOLIDAYS
Open 7 days a week, Outdoor Recreation (ODR) on Doughboy Loop offers many unique opportunities to the JB MDL community. Customers can rent a pavilion for unit organizational days, BBQ’s or family picnics. Passing through the area with a R.V.? Why not stay at Willow Pond Family R.V. Campground. ODR also manages a tent campground, please click here to learn more.
Skylarker Charter Fishing Trip is back for the 2018 season!
Hosted by 87FSS Outdoor Recreation (ODR), $50/person for Active Duty Military/Dependents; $65 for all other DoD ID holders.
Detailed info sheet provided sign up. This trip is appropriate for ages 6 and up. Price includes round trip transportation, fishing fare, poles and all bait. Cast into the Frequent Fisherman Loyalty Program and save this summer! Buy 3 fishing trips at once and save 20%! Active Duty Military only $120 for 3 trips, DoD ID holders only $155 for 3 trips. See all trips available this summer at www.gomdl.com). Transportation departs FSS ODR, bldg. 6045 Doughboy Loop promptly at 5:15am, returning no later than 5:00pm. FSS Outdoor Recreation charters the 70' Skylarker fishing boat for an exciting day of fishing for whatever the mighty Atlantic has to offer! Bring tip money for the mate and FSS ODR will provide the coolers for your catch. Personal plastic coolers are okay and participants must provide their own food/drinks. 609.562.6667 or 609.562.4208.
Trip Dates / Sign Up Deadlines:
Saturday, May 19 - Sign up by Thursday, May 17
Sunday, June 17 (Father's Day) - Sign up by Thursday, June 14
Saturday, July 14 - Sign up by Thursday, July 12
Saturday, August 18 - Sign up by Thursday, August 16
Saturday, September 15 - Sign up by Thursday, September 13
Saturday, October 13 - Sign up by Thursday, October 11
HUNTING OI / SAFETY BRIEFINGS AT JB MDL
Persons interested in hunting on JB MDL must have a valid NJ state license and attend the corresponding orientation/safety briefing for the section they wish to hunt. 1. Dix Cantonment Archery McGuire (DCAM) 2. Dix Range Area (DRA) 3. Lakehurst (LKE) Once the appropriate briefing is attended, the required JB MDL hunting permit may be purchased. For more information, please call 609.562.6667.
DIX CANTONMENT AREA MCGUIRE (DCAM) HUNTING OI / SAFETY BRIEFINGS
Recurring Thursdays thru January 2018, 11am - 12pm. Anyone wanting to hunt the on-base DCAM section of JB MDL must attend a briefing to be authorized to purchase a permit. Located at 87FSS Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 6045 Doughboy Loop, JB MDL Dix. Free and open Active Duty Military and permanent federal employees assigned to JB MDL. Contractors and retired military personnel are not authorized to participate.
Dix Range Area (DRA) Hunting OI/Safety Briefing
November 1, 11, 15 & 25 at 6pm. Anyone wanting to hunt the DRA section (JB MDL Dix Training / Range areas) of JB MDL must attend a briefing to be authorized to purchase a permit. Located at 87FSS Rod & Gun Club at Range-14, JB MDL Dix. Free and open to Active Duty Military and general public. Any Active Duty and family members new to JB MDL or returning deployment or TDY that could not attend pre-season briefings may contact 87FSS Rod & Gun Club, 609.562.4676.
Lakehurst Hunting OI/Safety Briefing (LKE)
Active Duty Military may contact Natural Resources office to schedule a briefing. Anyone wanting to hunt the JB MDL Lakehurst section (Training areas) of JB MDL must attend a briefing to be authorized to purchase a permit. Free and open to Active Duty military, Retired Military, and DoD ID Civilians. Any Active Duty and family members new to JB MDL or returning deployment or TDY that could not attend pre-season briefings may contact 87FSS Rod & Gun Club to schedule a briefing. For more information, please call 732.666.2158 or 732.323.2911.
Have a party and need equipment?
ODR rents everything from canopy and camping tents to tables and chairs, inflatable bounce houses and sumo suits, canoes/kayaks, mountain bikes and skis/snowboards, dunk tanks, charcoal or gas grills and the list goes on.
Need space to store a recreational vehicle? ODR manages 355 R.V. storage spaces for any type of vehicle.
ODR also offers adventure trips such as skydiving, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, canoeing/kayaking, downhill skiing/ snowboarding, and much more. Both day and overnight trips are offered. Inquire about setting up a trip for a unit, family or group of friends; we will accommodate your needs. ODR also offers annual special events such as a Kiddie Trout Fishing Derby on the opening day of Trout season in April and a FSS Family Campout night the second Friday in August.
Whatever your needs, Outdoor Recreation is a great way to explore the North East Region!
Outdoor Recreation at JB MDL Lakehurst
Bldg. 123 Severyns Rd
JB MDL Lakehurst
732.323.2583 / 1362
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm
Closed on Weekends and Federal Holidays
Before you set out on your outdoor adventures or plan a party, stop by ODR in Building 123 to gear up.
The Outdoor Recreation boasts wide variety of items available for rent on a daily, weekends and weekly basis. Planning a party? Get your tables, chairs, canopies, and grills at a fraction of the cost of outside-the-gate rentals.
Planning a camping trip or going canoeing?
ODR at JB MDL Lakehurst has canoes, kayaks and jon boats along with camping gear, tents, coolers and more. Wanna play? Tennis rackets, footballs, soccer balls, softball equipment, horseshoe equipment and more are all available for rental.
ODR at JB MDL Lakehurst is open to all JB MDL ID cardholders and is located in the Fitness Center Building 123 on Severyns Road.
Please reserve equipment in advance by calling 732.323.2583 / 1362.