FSS Outdoor Recreation Dix
Bldg. 6045 Doughboy Loop
JB MDL Dix
(Located at Doughboy Loop and Newport Street)
Phone: 609.562.6667 / 609.562.4208 Fax: 609.562.1060
Hours of Operation:
Monday – *Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 4pm Holidays: CLOSED
*Extended Friday Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day): 9am - 7pm
FSS Outdoor Recreation Lakehurst
Bldg. 484 Lansdowne Road
JB MDL Lakehurst
(Located inside the 87FSS Flight Deck)
Phone: 732.323.1362 Fax: 732.323.1105
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm
Weekends and Holidays: Closed
87th Force Support Squadron Mission Statement:
To provide world class customer service and programs to the Joint Base community.
87FSS Outdoor Recreation (ODR)
87FSS Outdoor Recreation (ODR) is open to all our valued customers - Service Members, Retirees, DoD Civilians and their immediate family members. ODR offers outdoor recreation trips, equipment rental, RV Storage Lot, FAMCAMP, Range, Recreational Parks and such.
All of your adventures start here! We offer information and suggestions on the best of New Jersey's recreational hot spots as well as out-of-state adventures for all your outdoors and sporting needs. Join us for fishing, whitewater rafting, surfing, parasailing, hiking, camping, rock climbing, skydiving, backpacking, hot air balloons, outdoor trips and much more!
GeoQuest - A GeoCashing Experience at JB MDL
Introducing in August 2019, we presents geocaching, an opportunity for participants to use GPS for scavenger hunting to explore historical and recreational sites of the JB MDL.
Post your findings at #jbmdlgeoquest for prizes and promotions. Limited GPS units available at FSS ODR for no fee.
Come try our 18-hole Disc Golf Course located at Laurel Pond (10th Street and Juliustown Road, JB MDL Dix). Use of course is FREE! Disc Golf kit rentals and scorecards available at ODR. Great way to get some fresh air, spend time on our trails, and challenge yourself and others to a fun game.
Need a Little Fishing or Hunting in Your Life?
Fishing: We have several lakes on and off base that offer great local fresh water fishing spots. NJ State License required prior permit application. Check in with ODR for stocked areas, regulation guides, permit information or to rent a pole. We regularly host deep sea ocean fishing charters Spring through Fall.
Hunting / Cantonment Archery Program (DCAM): Available for Active Duty Military and Federal Civilian Employees assigned to JB MDL and their dependents only. This program requires each to attend a yearly briefing, possess NJ Hunter Education, and JB MDL Permit to participate. Additional hunting and shooting sports available at FSS Range 14 and JB MDL Lakehurst.
♦ JB MDL Rod & Gun Club, visit http://www.range-14.com/
♦ For JB MDL Lakehurst Section Rod & Gun Club, contact JB MDL Natural Resources Office at 732.323.2911 or 732.666.2158.
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.
"Dix Cantonment Area McGuire" (DCAM) Hunting OI/Safety Briefings
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.
JB MDL Dix Range Area (DRA) Hunting OI/Safety Briefing
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 87FSS 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.
JB MDL Lakehurst Hunting OI/Safety Briefing
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.
Free Community Garden Plots!
Open to all DoD ID holders, April 1 thru November 1 of each year. Raised-bed organic and non-organic garden plots available for the JB MDL community at no charge. Locations at JB MDL McGuire by Wacky World Playground (16 plots); JB MDL Dix off 4th Street, Colonial Plaza (16 plots), and JB MDL Lakehurst adjacent to the FSS Flight Deck (8 plots). Plots are 4’ x 12’ in size. Participants are responsible for all maintenance and care for plots and will complete a contract upon registration for stated policies.
Register on a first come-first serve basis at the FSS Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 6045 Doughboy Loop. Max of 2 plots per person. 609.562.6667 or 609.562.4208.
Having a Party and Need Equipment? Want to go paddling on the local lakes? 87FSS ODR rents everything from canopies and camping tents to tables and chairs; inflatable bounce houses for your little ones' party or dunk tanks and charcoal/gas grills for your unit functions; canoes/kayaks, mountain bikes, skis/snowboards for your own cost outside the gate. Click here to download Equipment Rental Brochure and Fees.
- Call or stop in 87FSS ODR to check availability; certain items may not be available during special events. 24-hour notice required for full cancellation refunds. Cancellations within 24-hours forfeit deposit/payments.
- All reservations require full payment to secure your items. No voluntary holds allowed. We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express. Guests are required to sign rental contracts at time of pick-up and drop-off and will be responsible for any damages or changes to condition of equipment occurred during rental period.
- All rental pick-up's will be available after 11am. Returns are due back by 10am. Late charges do apply at full daily fee until item is returned. Daily, Weekend, and Weekly rental rates available. Delivery rates available for most items and limited to on base locations only.
- Many large rental items require large vehicles or towing capabilities, please check with 87FSS ODR Staff at time of reservation for vehicle and transportation requirements.
Come rent your ski or snowboard equipment with us!
Available from December 1 thru April 1. Based on availability; equipment may not be available while ski/snowboard programs are scheduled. Please plan early and reserve in advance at 87FSS ODR Dix.
Did you know we also service ski and snowboard equipment? Let us sharpen hose edges, grind the base, and get a new coat of wax on those planks. Services available at 87FSS ODR Dix only. This is a drop-off service and can take up to several days to complete depending on queue and technician schedule.
Planning a camping trip or going canoeing?
87FSS ODR 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.
Recreational Vehicle Storage Lots (RVSL)
Located conveniently on JB MDL Dix and JB MDL McGuire, our two secure storage lots are available on a first come, first serve basis with priority for Active Duty Service Members. To inquire on availability, please contact 87FSS ODR.
Single Space (up to 22'): $15 / month Double Space (up to 44'): $30 / month Storage Locker (10'x10'): $60 / month
- Participants must be assigned/attached to JB MDL, or live within the local area. Updated contact info must stay current to uphold contract. Auto-billing occurs on the 1st of each month; current credit card required for every agreement. All participants will have own assigned access code to enter secured storage lot.
- Only currently insured and registered vehicles in working condition allowed to store. Vehicle upkeep and updated documents/contact info is owner's responsibility. Violations will be addressed, notice attempts will be documented and can result in removal of vehicle and forfeit of spot with no refunds. Any towing expenses or impound fees will be participant's responsibility.
87FSS hosts two RV Camp Sites located at Willow Pond (8 spots on-installation) on JB MDL Dix and 87FSS Range 14 (12 spots off-installation). Both campgrounds have electricity, water and waste dump station. Camp Dix (6 spots) primitive tent campsite is located along the Willow Pond peninsula off of 8th Street, JB MDL Dix. These include a fire pit and picnic table per site. Max of 8 guests per site. Porto Potty restroom available in parking lot (seasonally) or restrooms located at Willow Pond RV Camp Site. Fire extinguishers available at 87FSS ODR included with rental. No portable water available on site. Please practice "Leave No Trace" Ethics.
Call or visit FSS Outdoor Rec Dix to reserve 609.562.6667.
- Payment required in full at time of reservation.
- All guests are to check in to 87FSS ODR to sign contracts and get window placard.
- Check-In is after 1pm on arrival; Check-Out is no later than 11am on departure.
- No back-to-back reservations; participants must depart FamCamp for 24 hours before making another reservation.
- We require 24-hour notice for any cancellations for refunds.
Nov - Apr (4 week max stay); May - Oct (2 week max stay)
Events at FSS Outdoor Recreation (ODR)
Fall Adventure in Vermont
Friday September 27 thru Monday September 30. Registration opens August 1 until September 18 for all DoD ID Holders. $115 per person, fee includes 3 nights lean-to/tent camping, park access fees, transportation, basic camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad), and 7 group meals. Take a long weekend break to enjoy the outdoors during the spectacular fall season in Vermont. Departing Friday from ODR Bldg. 6045 at 10am for 3 nights lean-to/tent camping in Jamaica State Park. Campsites located short walk along the West River with several hiking trails to explore; restrooms, showers, water fill stations short walk away. Friday we arrive, set up camp and have some free time to do some local exploring. Saturday, we hike Jamaica State Park with trails to Hamilton Falls, Ball Mountain Dam and scenic overviews along the West River Trail. Sunday we head to Long Trail/Appalachian Trail for a 5-mile loop including the summit of Bromley Mountain then make our way to Stratton for some afternoon free time for more hiking, swimming, scenic gondola ride, shopping, or restaurants. Monday we pack up and make a stop in Manchester for lunch before our ride home. Participant questionnaire required upon registration to notify us of equipment needed, tenting preferences and to make meal/dietary requests. Max of 10 people. 609.562.6667.
Spruce Run Canoe and Camp Weekend
Friday September 6 thru Sunday September 8. Registration from August 1 until August 25. $45 per person.
Departing Friday from FSS ODR Bldg. 6045 at 1:00pm for 2 nights waterfront camping.
Weekend camping and canoeing trip at Spruce Run State Park. Campsites have direct water access; restrooms, showers, water fill stations a short walk away. Daytime activities include canoeing, hiking, lawn games, and any other activities you want to relax with. Fee includes 2 nights waterfront camping, park access fees, canoe rentals, transportation, basic camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad), and 5 group meals (Friday/Saturday evening dinners, Saturday lunch and Saturday/Sunday breakfast).
Participant questionnaire required upon registration to notify us of equipment needed, tenting preferences and meal/dietary requests. Max of 10 participants.
Skylarker Charter Fishing Trip
Saturday July 20; Sunday August 11; Saturday October 12.
$60/person for Active Duty and family members; $75 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. The trip departs FSS ODR, bldg. 6045 Doughboy Loop promptly at 4:45am, 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.
Delaware River Tubing
Sunday July 21, 8:30am to 4pm; $32 per person. Registration opens for Active Duty June 1 - 15; all other DoD ID holders from Jun 16 - July 13. Come float your day away with 87FSS ODR on the Delaware River! Starting in Frenchtown NJ, we will set afloat for a 3-4 hour, 5-6 mile journey through the Delaware River country. Fee Includes transportation, tube rental, shuttle service, river access, life jackets, changing and restroom facilities, and free BBQ lunch at the famous River Hot Dog Man. A gentle float with shallow waters of 2-4 feet with some areas of 8-10 feet deep and possible small rapids. Proper water footwear is required (no flip flops or bare feet). Ask about suggested items at registration. Individual waiver to be signed at registration. Max of 26 persons for this trip, ages 5 and up only.
LBI Surf and Beach Day
Saturday July 27, 8am to 5:30pm, $45 Active Duty members; $60 all other DoD ID holders. Registration open for Active Duty June 1 - 15; all other DoD ID holders: Jun 16 - July 19. Surf’s up! Spend the morning taking surfing lessons with Matador Surf School followed by free time at the beach or exploring the local beach towns. Fee includes van transportation, all gear necessary for the duration of the lesson, beach instruction, water safety tips, and of course plenty of time in the water: 75-90 minutes. Recommend wearing a t-shirt and swim trunks for the lesson. Bring spending cash for beach access, shopping and all food/meals on your own. There will be a time for you and your family/friends to eat lunch at LBI. Detailed trip information will be provided at time of registration. Max of 12 participants for this trip, ages 8 and up. 609.562.6667.
Off-Shore Tuna Fishing Overnight Trip
Sunday September 15 to Monday September 16. Registration opens April 1 – May 31 for Active Duty; open for all other DoD ID holders from June 1 – August 20. $175 person for Active Duty and family members; $225 for all other DoD ID holders. Cost includes round trip transportation, fishing charter, poles and all bait. FSS ODR charters the 85' Queen Mary fishing boat out of Point Pleasant for an exciting night of off-shore tuna fishing! Trip departs FSS ODR, Bldg. 6045 Doughboy Loop promptly at 10:45pm, returning no later than 8pm. Boat departs by midnight on Sunday and returns by 6pm on Monday for 18-hour charter. Participants responsible for own meals/ beverages and tip money for mates. Small personal coolers are okay. Must be paid in full to reserve spot by August 20 or until trip fills up. Waitlist will be contacted after August 20, if available. Trip is nonrefundable after August 20. Ages 18+ years old; max of 22 participants.
Saturday, Aug 31, 7:30am to 4pm.
Registration opens, July 1 - July 13 for Active Duty members only; family members and all other DoD ID holders can register from July 14 - August 17.
$149 per person for active duty military members; $200 for all other DoD ID holders and military family members, includes round trip transportation.
Video/picture package available on site for additional charge ($109); pay directly to the Sky Dive Company on the day of trip.
Attention adrenaline junkies: "Ultimate Adventure" trip to Skydive Jersey. During a tandem skydive, you are securely fastened to your tandem instructor. Must be 18 years and older and weight restrictions apply to participate (Males less than 230lbs /Females less than 215lbs).
Annual FSS Family Campout
Friday & Saturday, August 2 & 3, beginning at 3:00pm, Doughboy Field, JB MDL Dix (Rain Date: August 9 & 10).
Free and open to all DoD ID holders.
Bring the family out for an evening of tent camping and a variety of fun activities run throughout the camp including BBQ dinner, movie on the lawn, popcorn, games, rock climbing wall, Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, Batting Cages, sports, Bounce Houses, fire pits, and of course S’mores! Breakfast the next morning. How much does them cost? All free!
Check-In/Registration and tent set up begins at 3:00pm on Friday.
Pre-registration begins July 1 at 87FSS Outdoor Recreation. Same day registration is available only if space allows; so hurry and reserve your spot!
Activities start at 3:00pm until quiet hours at 11:00pm.
3-7pm: Registration Open and Camp Set Up
3:30-7:30pm: Rock Wall Climbing
5-7:30pm: Go-Karts, Batting Cages
5-8:30pm: Bounce Houses, lawn games, and other sports games near basketball court
5-10pm: Mini Golf
6-7:30pm: BBQ Dinner provided under Doughboy Pavilion
7:30-8:30pm: Campfire and S'mores
8:45-10:30pm: Movie on the lawn, Popcorn
11pm: Lights Out, Quiet Hours
7-8:30am: Breakfast served
6-10am: Campsite Breakdown and Clean-Up
Sponsored in part by Boeing Company.
Hang Glide and Hike NY Weekend
Friday August 16 thru Sunday August 18. Registration open July 8 thru July 17 for Active Duty members/Family Members; July 18 thru August 8 for all other DoD ID holders.
Active Duty members/Family Members: $175; all other DoD ID holders: $195.
Transportation departs FSS Outdoor Recreation, bldg. 6045 Doughboy Loop, Friday August 16 at 12pm, returning approximately 6pm Sunday August 18. Soar to new height and join your friends for an unimaginable adventure for a tandem hang gliding experience as you encounter the ride of your life, gliding up to a max height of 2,500ft above NY State and the Catskill Mountains. Then we will indulge in activities with guided hiking and free time to hike or swim at Lake Tiorati, our primitive tent camping area. For ages 18 and up, max of 12 participants. Fee includes tandem hang glide experience (weather permitting), van transportation, park entry fee, group campsite, basic camping gear (see equipment list) and 4 group camp meals. Additional beverages, snacks, purchases, entertainment are participants’ responsibility. Campsite has pitted toilets and beachfront has showers available during waterfront hours, no electricity available. Suggested packing list and trip details available at time of registration. Participant info sheet required to accurately accommodate meals, allergies and requests. 609.562.6667.
Wave Runner and Beach Day
Saturday August 24, 8am to 5pm. Registration open July 8 thru July 17 for Active Duty members / Family Members; July 18 thru August 11 for all other DoD ID holders.
Active Duty members/Family Members: $55 for single riders, $25 for passengers only; all other DoD ID holders: $65 single riders, $30 for passengers only.
Transportation departs FSS Outdoor Recreation Dix, bldg. 6045 Doughboy Loop at 8am, returning approximately 5pm. The real Jersey Shore experience! Start your day with a thrilling ride aboard a Wave Runner enjoying the views along the Barnegat Bay. Afterwards, free time to explore the famous Seaside Heights Boardwalk where you can try your luck at the many amusements, splurge on funnel cake, take a ride on the Ferris wheel, or just relax at the beach. Trip for ages 8 and up*, maximum of 12 participants for this trip. Single riders must be age 18 and over, or 16-17 years with parent present. Those under 16 are passengers only; minimum passenger age is 8. Fee includes a 30-minute wave runner rental and van transportation. All meals, entertainment, amusements, games etc. are participants’ responsibility. Beach access is free with valid active/veteran ID. Suggested packing list and trip details available at time of registration. 609.562.6667.