FSS Outdoor Recreation (ODR)

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Outdoor Recreation Center Equipment Rental Fees and Brochure

ODR Equipment Rental Brochure

Outdoor Adventure ODR Brochure

Winter 2020 Outdoor Adventure Brochure

Click here to view the 87FSS Events Calendar!

87FSS Events Calendar

Click here to view the 87FSS Outdoor Recreation Release of Liability, Hold Harmless Agreement, and Assumption of Risk

87FSS ODR Release of Liability, Hold Harmless Agreement, and Assumption of Risk

Click here to view the Medical Information Form

Medical Information Form

John F. Mann Recreational Park Brochure 2019

John F. Mann Recreational Park Brochure 2019

Direction to Range 14

Direction to Range 14

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: 9am – 2pm                                  Sunday & Holiday: CLOSED

***Click here for the Holiday Hours during the holiday periods***

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: 10am – 4pm
Weekend and Holiday: Closed

***Click here for the Holiday Hours during the holiday periods***

 

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.

Outdoor Recreation

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! 

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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. 

609.562.6667.

Disc Golf

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.

Click here to download rules, map, and score card

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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. 

Click here to download Fishing Map (JB MDL Dix)

Click here to download Fishing Permit Process

Click here to learn How to Fish Smart, Eat Smart

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.

Click here to download Hunting Permit Process

♦ 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. 

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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.

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Equipment Rental

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.                                                       

Click here to download Inflatable Bounce Houses' types and fees.

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.
FamCamp

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Click here to download the FamCamp Rules.    

SiteDailyWeekly
RV Site$20$100
Tent Site$10—–

Nov - Apr (4 week max stay); May - Oct (2 week max stay)


Events at FSS Outdoor Recreation (ODR)
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Blue Mountain Ski/Snowboard/Tube Trip

Saturday January 18, 6:30am to 7:30pm.

Skiers/Riders: $60 / Snow tubing: $30. 30 spots for skiers/riders, 15 spots for snow tubing only. Register by January 11!

Bus departs FSS ODR Bldg. 6045 at 6:30am and returns NLT 7:30pm.

Join 87FSS Outdoor Recreation to ski/ ride, or tube at Blue Mountain, PA. Experience Pennsylvania’s highest vertical (1,082 ft.), the longest runs, and most varied terrain with 39 trails, 5 terrain parks, and 16 lifts that challenge every level of skier and rider. Ski/Snowboard Fee includes 1 day lift ticket, bus transportation, and rental equipment (ski/poles or board, boots, and helmet). *If planning on utilizing FSS ODR rental equipment, each member must be measured/sized for equipment prior January 11 to guarantee equipment availability* Group lessons available for additional fee and must be added by January 9.

*New for this year * Snow tubing rate includes bus transportation & 3-hour tubing session.

Sliders must be 36” or taller to participate. Participant responsible for all other clothing/equipment, food/ beverage, and personal purchases. Additional details available at registration. We kindly ask guests to provide bus driver cash gratuities.

609.562.6667.

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Elk Mountain Ski/Snowboard

Sunday January 26, 6am to 7:30pm.

$50 per person, 45 spots for skiers/riders.

Bus departs FSS ODR Bldg. 6045 at 6am and returns NLT 7:30pm.

Join FSS Outdoor Recreation to hit the trail at Elk Mountain, PA. Named Best Overall Mountain in the Mid-Atlantic region, you’ll see why with 27 trails, 7 lifts, 180 skiable acres, and 1,000 feet of vertical.  Ski/Snowboard Fee includes 1 day lift ticket, bus transportation, and rental equipment (ski/poles or board, boots, and helmet). *If planning on utilizing FSS ODR rental equipment, each member must be measured/sized for equipment prior January 18 to guarantee equipment availability* Group lessons available for additional fee and must be added by January 18. Participant responsible for all other clothing/equipment, food/ beverage, and personal purchases. Additional details available at registration.

609.562.6667/2157.

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Winterfest Riverfront Ice Skating

Friday January 31, 5pm to 10:30pm.

$10 for all DoD ID holders. Registration begins January 2 - January 27.

Meet at FSS ODR Bldg. 6045 at 5pm, returning NLT 10:30pm.

Blue Cross River Rink Winterfest, Philadelphia’s largest outdoor ice skating rink and winter wonderland, is a must do in the area. This seasonal winter park, includes a beautifully lit landscape, outdoor seating area with fire pits, cozy warming cabins, the Franklin Fountain Confectionary Cabin, the Kids Lodge with arcade games, and a chalet-inspired Lodge with inviting food and beverages. Public Skating for 1.5 hours included. Fee includes transportation, admission, and skate rental. Participant responsible for all other food/ beverage and personal purchases. Additional details available at registration. 

609.562.6667.

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Bear Creek Mountain Ski/Snowboard/Tubing Trip

Saturday February 15, 6:30am to 7:00pm.

Skiers/Riders: $55; Snow tubing: $25.

Active Duty priority sales: January 2 thru January 9, open to all DoD ID holders thereafter thru February 3.

Bus departs FSS ODR Bldg. 6045 at 6:30am and returns NLT 7:00pm.

Come fall in love with the feeling of swooshing and sliding down the slope! Enjoy skiing or snowboarding on over 86 acres of slopes, trails, and terrain parks at Bear Creek Mountain Resort. Skier/Riders enjoy an 8-hr lift ticket, Bus transportation, and rental equipment (ski/poles or board, boots, and helmet). *If planning on utilizing FSS ODR rental equipment, each member must be measured/sized for equipment prior February 8 to guarantee equipment availability* Group lessons available for additional fee and must be added by February 3.

**New this year** Snow tubing rate includes bus transportation & 2-hour tubing session.

Sliders must be 6+yrs old and 42” or taller to participate. Participant responsible for all other clothing/equipment, food/ beverage, and personal purchases. All details available at registration. 30 spots for skiers/riders, 15 spots for snow tubing only. We kindly ask guests to provide bus driver cash gratuities. 

609.562.6667.

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Stratton Mountain VT Ski and Snowboard Trip

Sunday February 23 thru Tuesday February 25.

Single room $249, Double room $410, Triple room $540, and Quad room $700. Pricing subject to change.

Register/pay by February 8.

Trip departs Sunday 10am and returns Tuesday night 10pm.

Get your doctor’s notes for a “sick” time shredding the slopes at Stratton VT—birthplace of Snowboarding. Price includes 2 nights lodging, Mon & Tues lift ticket, rental equipment (ski/poles or board, boots, and helmet) and roundtrip van transportation. Complimentary continental breakfast (cold items) available for 2 mornings. *If planning on utilizing ODR rental equipment, each member must be measured/sized for equipment prior February 18 to guarantee equipment availability* Group lessons available for additional fee and must be added by February 16. Participant responsible for all other clothing/equipment, food/ beverage, and personal purchases. Maximum of 22 will be taken. Ages 18+. 

609.562.6667.

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Hunter Mountain Ski/Board/Tubing Trip

Saturday March 7, 6am to 7pm.

Skiers/Riders: $65 for all Active duty / DoD members / Snow tubing: $30 for all Active duty /DoD members.

Active Duty priority sales January 19 thru January 25; open to DoD ID holders thereafter thru February 29.

Bus departs FSS ODR Bldg. 6045 at 6:00am and returns NLT 7:00pm. At 3,200 feet, take your pick of 67 trails and 13 lifts servicing 4 mountain faces, several freestyle/ terrain park and glade areas. Fee includes 8-hr lift ticket, bus transportation, and rental equipment (ski/poles or board, boots, and helmet). *If planning on utilizing FSS ODR rental equipment, each member must be measured/sized for equipment prior February 29 to guarantee equipment availability* Group lessons available for additional fee and must be added by February 29.

**New this year** Snow tubing rate includes bus transportation & 2-hour tubing session.

Sliders must be 6+yrs old and 42” or taller to participate. Participant responsible for all other clothing/equipment, food/ beverage, and personal purchases. All details available at registration. We kindly ask guests to provide bus driver cash gratuities. 30 spots for Skiers/Riders; 15 Spots for Tubing.

609.562.6667.

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Killington, VT Ski and Snowboard Weekend

Thursday March 19 thru Sunday March 22.

Single room $395, Double room $530, Triple room $750, and Quad room $796. Pricing is subject to change.

Priority registration for Active Duty and dependents January 2 thru January 15, open to all DoD ID holders thereafter until March 4.

Depart FSS ODR at 8:30am Thursday and returning approximately 7pm Sunday.

Finish the 2020 Ski/Snowboard Season with FSS Outdoor Recreation for three nights/ 4 days in Killington Vermont for downhill skiing, snowboarding, and a ridiculous amount of fun! Lodging has moved to Killington Mountain Lodge with amenities including fireside lounge and pub, pool table/rec room, movie theater, heated indoor pool and whirlpool and 20 person outdoor hot tub, fire pits, mountain shuttle and daily hot breakfast. Lift tickets for Friday and Saturday only - Thursday and Sunday are travel days.

Participants can purchase lessons at time of signup for an additional cost (ages 7+). 50 limited spots available. Price includes 3 nights lodging, Friday & Saturday lift ticket, rental equipment (ski/poles or board, boots, and helmet) and roundtrip bus transportation. *If planning on utilizing FSS ODR rental equipment, each member must be measured/sized for equipment prior March 12 to guarantee equipment availability* Group lessons available for additional fee and must be added by March 9. Participant responsible for all other clothing/equipment, food/ beverage, and personal purchases. We kindly ask guests to provide bus driver cash gratuities. 

609.562.6667.

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Annual FSS Youth Fishing Derby Dix

Saturday April 11, 8am to 12pm at Laurel Pond, Juliustown Road and 10th Street, JB MDL Dix.

Pre-registration March 1 – April 15. Same day registration available.

Free and open to all DoD ID holders age 15 and under (parent must accompany child).
Awards for the biggest fish! Derby held rain or shine, actual fishing from 9 to 11am.

Participants must provide their own fishing gear including poles, bait and tackle. Limited bait available. 

Prize drawings (must be present to win), complimentary breakfast, refreshments, and hot dog BBQ.

Participants encouraged to get to the pond early due to limited space around the shoreline. Children may fish the rest of the day after the event.

Laurel Pond is open for fishing to children 15 and under. NO ADULTS ALLOWED TO FISH AT ANY TIME IN LAUREL POND.

Click here to download Registration Form or at FSS Outdoor Recreation Lakehurst, Bldg. 484 Lansdowne Rd., and FSS Outdoor Recreation Dix, Bldg. 6045 Doughboy Loop.

609.562.6667 or 732.323.1362.

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Youth Fishing Derby Lakehurst

Saturday May 23, 8am to 12pm, Bass Lake (subject to change).

Free and open to all DoD ID holders age 15 and under.

Participants must provide own fishing gear (poles, tackle, bait); limited bait available.

Pre-register March 1 thru May 22; same day registration available. Prize drawings (must be present to win), complimentary breakfast, refreshments and Hot Dog barbecue. Awards for the biggest fish! Derby held rain or shine, actual fishing from 9 to 11am.

Download Registration Form Here or at FSS Outdoor Recreation Lakehurst, Bldg. 484 Lansdowne Rd, and FSS Outdoor Recreation Dix, Bldg. 6045 Doughboy Loop.

732.323.1362 or 609.562.6667.