The Outdoor Adventures program provides high-quality outdoor recreation opportunities for the military community. Our activities empower individuals to grow physically, mentally and spiritually while enhancing quality of life and fostering a passion for the outdoors.
Outdoor Adventures has something for everyone. Adaptive kayaks and accessible lifts are available upon request.
Do you get tired of the traffic and noise and just want to enjoy some quiet time relaxing? Life can be very stressful at times and maybe all you need is some time in the great outdoors to set yourself back on the right track. If you are looking for a place to get away from it all without leaving the immediate area then try one of our Recreational Areas for some time alone with nature.
Oak Grove Recreation Area is located outside of Pollocksville and is Marine Corps outlying air field. It is located along the Trent River and offers miles of trails, boat launching, 4 primitive camping, pavilions with picnic tables and grills. The park has potable water and port-a-john toilets.
Map of Oak Grove Recreation Area
Call 910-451-1440 or email to make a reservation. Reservations must be made 5 working days prior to your requested date. All reservation will be made on a first come first serve bases.
- Gates are opened with Key only.
- Cost per single site $10.00 for maximum of 20 people
- NO Ground Fires are allowed
Onslow Beach also offers tent and RV camping sites. Please visit the Onslow Beach Web Page for more information.
Open for day use only!
Call 910-451-1440 for more information about these areas.
|Mon - Fri||1000-1800|
|Sat & Sun||Closed|
|For Holiday Hours, click here.|
Brewster and Knox Recreation Areas are closed due to construction. Please visit one of our other facilities during this time. For more information, please call 910-451-1440.
A portion of the Multipurpose Trail that parallels Holcomb Boulevard from Ash Street to Bearhead Creek will close on 15 November 2012, see map. This closure is required in order to facilitate construction of the new base entry road overpass at the Holcomb Boulevard and Sneads Ferry Road intersection. This portion of the trail is expected to remain closed until the summer of 2014.
As of January 1, 2007, any individuals 16 years or older who want to recreationally fish in any water designated as coastal or joint waters of North Carolina must purchase a NC Coastal Recreational Fishing License (CRFL). Please visit http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/recreational-fishing-licenses-and-permits
for complete and current information. Further information about fishing regulations may be obtained from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission at www.ncwildlife.org. North Carolina Fishing Licenses may be purchased at the Main Exchange, Onslow Beach Marine Mart, or the Game Warden’s Office. For the Main Exchange and Marine Mart hours, click here.
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune offers a variety of fishing opportunities for the hobbyist angler. Ocean front, inlet and fresh water areas are available for fishing. Information concerning these areas can be obtained from either the Gottschalk Marina at 910-451-8307, the Courthouse Bay Marina at 910-450-7386 or the Base Game Warden at 910-451-2196.
Base fishing permits may be required for certain areas and types of fishing. Please visit the Camp Lejeune Game Warden’s website at www.lejeune.usmc.mil/gwarden/fishing.html for complete and current information.
Camp Lejeune currently maintains eight ponds, 46.5 acres total, which are managed by the Fish and Wildlife Section of the Environmental Management Division.
|Cedar Point Pond||2.0||BL, BA|
|Henderson Pond||14.0||BL, BA|
|Hickory Pond||5.5||BL, BA|
|Mile Hammock Bay Pond||1.5||BL, BA|
|Orde Pond||3.0||BL, BA|
|Ward Pond||1.5||BL, BA|
|Old Landfill Pond||17.5||BA, C|
|New River Pond||1.5||BL, BA|
(* BL= Bluegill, BA=Bass, C=Channel Catfish)
It is everyone's responsibility to ensure that Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s Natural Resources remain in good order for the next recreational fisherman to enjoy.
Always pick-up litter and deposit it in an approved trash receptacle.
Never spade or dig bait along shoreline that can lead to soil erosion.
Only use rowboats, canoes, or boats powered by electric trolling motors within the Base Ponds, to decrease the effect of pollution in the fresh water Base ponds.
A full line of fishing equipment is available for purchase from the Marine Corps Exchange (full variety), New River Exchange, Camp Johnson Exchange, and the Gottschalk or Courthouse Bay Marinas.
For more information about these principles or the leave no trace program visit the following website http://www.lnt.org/.