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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.

 

Operation Adrenaline Rush

Events

Water Adventure Camp

 

Summer Kayaking Classes

Kayak in the Sun
Enjoy a 1-hour kayak tour through Camp Lejeune waterways. This tour is perfect for figuring out if flat water kayaking is something you are interested in pursuing, as well as trying out different types of kayaks! This is a very basic level paddle, perfect for beginnings.

Price and Registration Info
$5.00 a person
Ages 12 and up - If under 16 parent/guardian must be present
Register with payment at the Outdoor Adventures Office, Mon-Fri 1000-1800. Space is limited. First come; first served.

Upcoming Tours:
Thursdays 29 May-28 Aug 1400-1500 Onslow Beach ICW
(Meet in back of RV Park)

For more info, please call 910-451-1440.
Kayak Fishing
This class is great for those newly interested in the sport of fishing. This class will help you read the water and identify fish in this area. Bring your rod and reel and we will provide the bait and kayaks!

**Must have an NC Saltwater Fishing License (available for purchase at the MCX)

Price and Registration Info
$15.00 a person
Ages 16 and up
Register with payment at the Outdoor Adventures Office, Mon-Fri 1000-1800. Space is limited. First come; first served.

Upcoming Classes:
22 Aug 1700-2000 Gottschalk Marina

For more info, please call 910-451-1440.
Moonlight Kayaking
Enjoy a relaxing evening on the water under the moonlight on a guided tour through the New River!

Price and Registration Info
$20.00 a person
Ages 18 and up
Register with payment at the Outdoor Adventures Office, Mon-Fri 1000-1800. Space is limited. First come; first served.

Upcoming Tours:
13 Jun 1900-2100 Camp Johnson behind the BOQ
12 Jul 1900-2100 Camp Johnson behind the BOQ
9 Aug 1900-2100 Camp Johnson behind the BOQ

 

SUP

Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing paddle sports in the country. These small group classes will allow you to progress comfortably at your own pace. Learn how to hold your paddle, how and where to stand on the board, how to safely fall and rescue yourself and others while being introduced to proper techniques and safety considerations while on the water in a fun controlled lesson.

Price and Registration Info
$15.00 a person
Ages 12 and up - If under 16 a parent/guardian must be present
Register with payment at the Outdoor Adventures Office, Mon-Fri 1000-1800. Space is limited. First come; first served.

Upcoming Tours:
Fridays in Aug 1700-1900 Outdoor Adventures Office

15 Aug 1700-1900 Courthouse Bay Marina
Sunset SUP
Gaze at the sunset both in the sky and in the reflection of it in the water. SUP during this time of day is becoming popular due to its simplicity and the fun factor it creates. Come out and enjoy a beautiful part of nature while having a relaxing paddle through our own waterways!

Price and Registration Info
$10.00 a person
Ages 12 and up - If under 16 a parent/guardian must be present
Register with payment at the Outdoor Adventures Office, Mon-Fri 1000-1800. Space is limited. First come; first served.

Upcoming Tours:
11 Jun 1900-2030 Gottschalk Marina
11 Jul 1900-2030 Gottschalk Marina
6 Aug 1900-2030 Gottschalk Marina
Coastal SUP
Ready to take flat-water stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) to a whole other level? Come out and challenge your skills to learn the most ancient way of stand-up paddleboarding. Instructions will include balancing in the surf, paddling in waves, improving your power stroke, punching out through the surf, battling against the wind, and if conditions permit riding the waves. We highly recommend taking the Intro to SUP course before taking this class.

Price and Registration Info
$20.00 a person
Ages 16 and up
Register with payment at the Outdoor Adventures Office, Mon-Fri 1000-1800. Space is limited. First come; first served.

Upcoming Tours:
14 Jun 0900-1100 Starfish Point Beach
19 Jul 0900-1100 Starfish Point Beach
2 Aug 0900-1100 Starfish Point Beach
Fitness Paddleboard Classes
We highly recommend taking the Intro to SUP course before taking these classes.

SUP Strength Training (Land/Water Workout)
Bring functional fitness to another level working half the class on the land and half on the water. Working on a full body workout while enjoying the outdoors.

Price and Registration Info
$28.00/person for 5 classes or $7.00/person per class
Ages 18 and up
Register with payment at the Outdoor Adventures Office, Mon-Fri 1000-1800. Space is limited. First come; first served.

Thursdays May-Aug 1630-1800 Gottschalk Marina

Next Step SUP (All Water)
Take stand-up paddleboarding to the next level. Learn different workout routines while paddle boarding on the water.

Price and Registration Info
$28.00/person for 5 classes or $7.00/person per class
Ages 18 and up
Register with payment at the Outdoor Adventures Office, Mon-Fri 1000-1800. Space is limited. First come; first served.

Tuesdays May-Aug 1630-1800 Gottschalk Marina

 

 

Sailing Regatta

 

2014 Community Fun Funs

 

Sunset SUP Classes

 

Moonlight Kayaking

 

Fall Eco-Explorer

 

Adult Archery

 

Fall Family Campout

 

After School Archery

 

Free entry to your National Parks


Recreational Equipment Issue Catalog

 

Camping

Foot Path

Tent Roasting Marshmellows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Camping & Picnic Areas

 

 

Oak Grove Recreation Area

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.
*This is a pack in pack out camp site.

Map of Oak Grove Recreation Area

Reservations
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.


- Camping is closed during Big Game Seasons
-Open for Reservation during Jan-Mar ; May- Sept 30
- Gates are opened with Key only.
- Cost per single site $10.00 for maximum of 20 people
-Ground Fires are permitted in fire rings

Onslow Beach

Onslow Beach also offers tent and RV camping sites. Please visit the Onslow Beach Web Page for more information.

 

Orde Pond Picnic Area

Open for day use only!


Call 910-451-1440 for more information about these areas.

Around the Area
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Contact Info

Outdoor Adventures


Bldg 728, Adjacent to Gottschalk Marina | 910-451-1440

 Hours
 Mon - Fri 1000-1800
 Sat & Sun Closed
For Holiday Hours, click here.

 

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Announcements

Multipurpose Trail that parallels Holcomb Blvd Closed

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.

Wilderness Challenge All-Military Wilderness Challenge returns in 2014
Registration for the Extreme Outdoor race opens April 1
By Mark O. Piggott, Public Affairs Officer


YORKTOWN – Registration for the Mid-Atlantic Region, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department’s annual all-military Wilderness Challenge opens, April 1, for all members of the armed forces. The Wilderness Challenge will take place, Oct. 9–11, in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and on the New and the Gauley Rivers in West Virginia. Wilderness Challenge

More than 300 military personnel representing teams from around the world are expected to compete. Only the first 60 teams will secure a spot in the Wilderness Challenge, so teams are encouraged to register early. 

“The MWR Wilderness Challenge brings together the best athletes the armed forces have to offer and puts them to the test,” said Michael Bond, event coordinator. “As the competition gets tougher and tougher every year, so do the competitors as more teams battle it out for the title.”
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Fishing

Fishing on Camp Lejeune


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.

 Pond Name Acreage Species*
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.

 

 

Leave No Trace


Leave No Trace Logo

Principles of Leave No Trace




  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Leave what you find
  • Minimize campfire impact
  • Respect wildlife
  • Be considerate of other visitors

For more information about these principles or the leave no trace program visit the following website http://www.lnt.org/.

Bicycle Information

Mountain Biking PT
 
New MT Trail - Henderson Mountain Bike Trail

Click here for a map of the Henderson Mountain Bike Trail

 

Get your first look at the new trail! Check out the video below.

 


Area Bicycle Map