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- FSS Outdoor Recreation & ITT Office Closed on June 28 - 

Our offices will be closed on Friday, June 28th in support of the Summerfest Luau event. We hope to see you there!

Outdoor Recreation Centers (ODR)

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 outdoor and sporting needs. Join us for a large variety of spring, summer, fall and winter trips

Services Offered

Outdoor Recreation offers a wide range of services and programs including a large equipment rental center offering everything from camping equipment to bounce houses and much more.

Services Offered

  • GeoQuest

    Geocaching, is an opportunity for participants to use GPS for scavenger hunting to explore historical and recreational sites of the JBMDL.

    Post your findings at #jbmdlgeoquest for prizes and promotions. Limited GPS units are available at FSS ODR for no fee.


  • Disc Golf

    Come try our 18-hole Disc Golf Course located at Laurel Pond (10th Street and Juliustown Road, JBMDL Dix). Use of course is FREE! Disc Golf kit rentals and scorecards are available at ODR. Great way to get some fresh air, spend time on our trails, and challenge yourself and others to a fun game.

  • Fishing and Hunting

    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 from Spring through Fall.

    Hunting / Cantonment Archery Program (DCAM):  Available for Active Duty Military and Federal Civilian Employees assigned to JBMDL and their dependents only. This program requires each to attend a yearly briefing, possess NJ Hunter Education, and JBMDL Permit to participate. Additional hunting and shooting sports available at FSS Range 14 and JBMDL Lakehurst.

    Hunting OI / Safety Briefings at JBMDL

    Persons interested in hunting on JBMDL 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 JBMDL hunting permit may be purchased. 

    "Dix Cantonment Area McGuire" (DCAM) Hunting OI/Safety Briefings

    Anyone wanting to hunt the on-base DCAM section of JBMDL must attend a briefing to be authorized to purchase a permit. Briefings are free and open to Active Duty Military and permanent federal employees assigned to JBMDL. Contractors and retired military personnel are not authorized to participate. 

    JBMDL Dix Range Area (DRA) Hunting OI/Safety Briefing

    Anyone wanting to hunt the DRA section (JBMDL Dix Training / Range areas) of JBMDL must attend a briefing to be authorized to purchase a permit. Located at 87FSS Rod & Gun Club at 87FSS Range-14, JBMDL Dix. Free and open to Active Duty Military and general public. Any Active Duty and family members new to JBMDL or returning deployment or TDY that could not attend pre-season briefings may contact 87FSS Rod & Gun Club, 609.562.4676.

    JBMDL Lakehurst Hunting OI/Safety Briefing

    Active Duty Military may contact the Natural Resources office to schedule a briefing. Anyone wanting to hunt the JBMDL Lakehurst section (Training areas) of JBMDL 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 JBMDL 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.

  • Equipment Rental

    Having a Party and need equipment? Want to go paddling on the local lakes? FSS ODR rents everything from canopies and camping tents to tables and chairs, and much more.

    • Call FSS ODR to check availability; certain items may not be available during special events. 24-hour notice is required for full cancellation refunds. Cancellations within 24-hours forfeit 1-day fee.
    • All reservations require full payment to secure your items. No voluntary holds are allowed. We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. Guests are required to sign liability form at the time of pick-up and drop-off and will be responsible for any damages or changes to the condition of the equipment that occurred during the rental period.
    • Many large rental items require large vehicles or towing capabilities, please check with FSS ODR Staff at the time of reservation for vehicle and transportation requirements.                                                       

    Come rent your ski or snowboard equipment with us!

    Available from December 1 thru March 31. 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.

    An appointment for sizing is required prior to any rental reservation. Gear cannot be rented to anyone without sizing on file.

    Did you know we also service ski and snowboard equipment? Let us sharpen those edges, grind the base, and get a new coat of wax. Services are available at FSS Outdoor Rec 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?

    FSS Outdoor Rec has canoes and kayaks along with camping gear, tents, coolers, and more. Wanna play? Footballs, soccer balls, softball equipment, horseshoe equipment, and more are all available for rental. 

    FSS Outdoor Rec Center Lakehurst has limited equipment. Please call ahead to check for availability.

  • FamCamp

    87FSS hosts two RV Camp Sites located at Willow Pond (8 spots on installation) on JBMDL Dix and at 87FSS Range 14 (12 spots off-installation). Willow Pond has water, electric, and a dump station. Range 14 has water, electric and sewage hookups.

    Camp Dix (6 spots) primitive tent campsite is located along the Willow Pond peninsula off of 8th Street and Texas Avenue, JBMDL Dix. These sites include a fire pit and picnic table per site. Max of 8 guests per site. Porta Potty restroom is available in the parking lot (seasonally) or restrooms located at Willow Pond RV Camp Site. No potable water is available on site.

    Please practice "Leave No Trace" Ethics.

    Max 180 days of reservations allowed per person/vehicle per year.

    Range 14
    Bldg. 9060 Browns Mills-Cookstown Rd.
    Provided: Picnic tables and fire rings are available at campground.
    Equipped with water, electric, sewage, and restrooms
    Fees: $35/night, $225/week

    Willow Pond
    Bldg. 5550 8th St. & Texas Ave.
    Provided:  Picnic tables and fire rings are available at campground.
    Equipped with water, electric, dump station, and restrooms.
    Fees: $35/night, $225/week

    • Payment required in full at the time of reservation.
    • Contracts and copies of Registrations are required prior to making reservations.
    • All guests are to check in at FSS ODR to pick up a window placard.
    • Check-in is after 1pm; Check-Out is no later than 11am.
    • No back-to-back reservations; participants must depart FamCamp for 48 hours before making another reservation.
    • We require 48-hour notice for any cancellations or refunds. 
  • John Mann Park

    Spend a day at the park, specifically FSS John Mann Park on Doughboy Loop. Along with a wide-open area for picnics and group events, the park features batting cages, mini-golf, go-karts, horseshoe pits, volleyball and basketball courts, and a playground for kids. The park is open to all eligible ID Holders and their guests.

  • RV Storage

    FSS has two gated and locked locations to accommodate such a need. The Dix Lot is located on 8th Street and Alabama Avenue and also has 8×10 storage units. The McGuire Lot is located on Broidy Road and Belmarsh Avenue.

    Type of StorageMaximum Size of SpaceFee
    Self Storage Units8'H x 10'W x 8'D$180/quarterly
    Single RV Lot Space11'W x 22'L$300/calendar year
    Double RV Lot Space15'W x 44'L$480/calendar year

    To Dix Recreation Vehicle Storage Lot from Outdoor Recreation
    Turn right on Doughboy Loop and at the first stop sign, make a right on to 8th Street, turn right on Alabama Avenue, proceed to 12th Street and the lot will be on your left.

    To McGuire Recreation Vehicle Storage Lot from Outdoor Recreation
    Turn right on Doughboy Loop to stop sign. Make a right on to 8th Street until traffic light and make left on to Texas Avenue. Stay on Texas Avenue until you see a traffic light and veer right on to Broidy Road. When merged into Broidy Road, follow until the traffic circle (that continues to Broidy Road). Follow along the airfield and then turn left on Belmarsh Avenue. Storage lot is immediately on the right.

    Please call 609.562.6667/609.562.4208 or stop by FSS Outdoor Recreation JB MDL Dix for reservations and more information.

    • Participants must be assigned/attached to JBMDL and live within a 50-mile radius.
    • Contact info must stay current to uphold the contract.
    • Auto-billing occurs on the 1st of each month; a valid credit card is required for every agreement.
    • All participants will have their own assigned access code to enter the secured storage lot.
    • Only currently insured and registered vehicles in working condition are allowed to store.
    • Vehicle upkeep and updated documents/contact info are the 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 the participant's responsibility.
  • Community Garden Plots

    Free raised-bed garden plots available for the JBMDL Community

    One location on McGuire (by Wacky World Playground); One on Dix (off 4th St, Colonial Plaza).

    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 with FSS Outdoor Recreation Dix at Building 6045 on the Dix side of JBMDL; Max of 2 plots per person.

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Outdoor Recreation

  • Bldg. 6045 Doughboy Loop, JBMDL Dix

    Opening Hours

    • Mon - Fri
      10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sat
      9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Sun
  • Bldg. 484 Lansdowne Road, JBMDL Lakehurst

    Opening Hours

    • Mon - Fri
      10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Sat - Sun