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Who We Are

The Air Force Outdoor Recreation Program provides oversight and guidance to Air Force installations around the globe to encourage sound morale, welfare and recreational programs for our active duty members, families, and other eligible personnel. Our programs are well-rounded, safe and exciting and cover a broad spectrum of outdoor activities.

Our installation Outdoor Recreation Program provide expertly managed recreational activities and outings, as well as professionally-trained and knowledgeable recreation staff. We’ve got information; equipment and access you need to get outdoors and enjoy your local natural resources.

What We Do

Our diverse range of Outdoor Recreation activities includes:


Tent, pop-up, or RV. Whatever your set up, “rough it” in the great outdoors.

Equipment Rental:

Learn a new skill without the big equipment expense. We’ve got the gear you need to enjoy the great outdoors.


Navigate the foot trails and explore the back country. Venture along creeks, up snow-covered peaks, and experience panoramic views.


Get wet. Or not. Float, paddle or roll. Enjoy nature’s beauty as you make your way downstream.

Mountain Biking:

Pedal your way to fitness through meadows, fields, and forests. We’ve got gradual and exposed climbs, suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike.


Fishing, swimming, tubing, or cruising. You’re the captain, so get out on the water.

Rock Climbing:

It’s a battle with gravity. And you win.


Jump in, the water’s fine. Swim a few laps. Take a class. Throw a pool party.


Shred some powder on one board or two.


Don’t talk about the one that got away. Catch a bigger one. Go fish.

Disc Golf:

Leave your clubs, but grab your Frisbee. We’ve got the courses. You bring your “A” game.

Other Activities:

Paintball, Dive Shop, Riding Center, Rod/Gun/Skeet, Skate Park, Surfing, Land Sailing, and more, depending upon your location (availability depends on the geography, climate and natural resources at each base).

Why Outdoor Recreation?

It’s pretty simple:

  • Get outside and enjoy the fresh air
  • Experience your local natural wonders
  • Get active and fit
  • Enjoy an alternative to your indoor workout
  • Spend time, communicate, and bond with family members
  • Access all the necessary equipment, without the big expense
  • Meet new people and make some friends

What We Offer

You Need It? Outdoor Recreation Has It

It’s true. Outdoor Recreation has an environmentally sound lineup of exciting outdoor programs and activities. But we’ve also got all the rental equipment you’ll need to get out and maximize your experience. Whether it’s a fishing boat to reel in the big ones or a sleeping bag to curl up under the stars, we’ve got you covered. And we also sell items that complement our programs and help enhance your outdoor experience (like fishing licenses, sunscreen, souvenirs, sundries, and other convenience items).

Maybe you already know what you want to do, but need help finding where to go in your local area. No problem. Your Outdoor Recreation facility is stocked with maps, brochures and local travel guides. Our knowledgeable staff can help connect you with local groups or national organizations that share your outdoor interests. And if you just want to learn more about a particular outdoor program or activity, our facilities offer a variety of how-to books, magazines and instructional videos.

Who Can Participate

Eligible patrons include Air Force active duty, Air National Guard, Reserve members and their families, retirees and DoD ID card holders. Guests may participate in most programs when accompanied by an eligible member. Contact your local program to find out local eligibility rules.

Where We Are

Outdoor recreation programs vary by geography, climate, and available natural resources at each base.

The range of facilities typically includes, but is not limited to:

  • Outdoor recreation and equipment centers
  • Parks, playgrounds, picnics areas, and recreational trails
  • Swimming areas, pools, and beaches
  • Recreational vehicle (FAMCAMPs) and tent camping areas
  • Recreational lodging facilities
  • Recreational vehicle (RV) storage lots
  • Marinas, ski/snowplay areas, Skeet, trap, and archery ranges
  • On- and off-base recreation areas
  • Paintball fields
  • Equestrian Centers


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