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)
Delaware Water Gap Backpacking
Friday, October 4 thru Sunday, October 6.
$30 for Active duty members; $40 for all other DoD ID holders. Sign up by October 1. Fee includes transportation, basic equipment rental, 4 group meals, and a camping experience you won’t forget!
Join us for a multiday backpacking trip in the Delaware Water Gap along the Appalachian Trail. Trip includes 3 days of hiking and 2 nights of primitive tent camping. Participants are asked to have previous hiking experience and comfort sleeping outdoors for 2 nights, ability to carry 30+ lb backpacks over several miles, and ability to navigate sometimes steep, rocky, uneven terrain comfortably. This hike is rated from moderate to strenuous and expecting between 5-10 miles per day. Detailed trip info will be available at time of registration. Specific plans, equipment requirements, meals and concerns will be covered in participant questionnaire due back no later than October 2. Max of 8 participants due to camping restrictions.
609.562.6667 or 609.562.4208.
NYC Fall Foliage Sailing
Saturday October 19, 8:30am-4:30pm.
$75 for Active Duty members; $100 p/p for all other DoD ID holders. Cost includes the sailing and round trip bus transportation.
AHOY! Set sail with us aboard the 80 feet 1890’s Schooner “Adirondack” as we cruise along the NYC skyline and admire fall’s changing colors. We will sail from Chelsea Piers NY for the 3.75 hour viewing the Hudson River north of Fort Lee NJ, going under the George Washington Bridge, passing the Palisades with picturesque breathtaking cliffs while admiring the orange, gold, and brown leaves along the Hudson River during peak leaf foliage season.
Activity takes place Rain or Shine---Dress appropriately with many warm layers as we will be outside. Cash bar available for additional fees. Encouraged to pack his/her own small picnic for lunch. Detailed trip info will be available at time of registration. Maximum of 25 will be taken.
Cantonment Archery Hunting Briefing
CA (Cantonment Archery) Hunting Program Brief held at 5:15pm at FSS Outdoor Recreation Dix, Bldg. 6045 Doughboy Loop.
This program is eligible for only active duty military and full time civilian DoD employees assigned to JB MDL. Required briefing to participate in deer hunting program on Dix and McGuire Cantonment areas.
2019 Briefing Date: 9/24
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.
Skylarker Charter Fishing Trip
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.
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.