Outdoor Recreation

Hours of Operation

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Monday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Outdoor Recreation Center
Building 4050
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+1 (907)361-6349

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Whether you're an avid outdoors lover, complete novice, or somewhere in between, the Outdoor Recreation Center (ODR) is the place to be. We offer gear rentals, adventure programs, clinics and training, Warrior Adventure Quest, and Women in the Wilderness Trips, and indoor climbing wall, customized trips, and more!

Guided Adventures & Activities

Outdoor Recreation offers trips to meet the needs and interest for a wide range of people in our community. Ice Climbing, White Water Rafting, Overnight Hiking, Snowmachining, Fishing, and Rock Climbing, are just a few of the things that we can do for you.

Please check the calendar for a list of our upcoming trips!

Outdoor Recreation Adventures & Equipment Check-Out

The Outdoor Recreation Center offers a full line of Summer and Winter recreational gear to get you out and going. Download the Winter Equipment Price List to see prices of available equipment. Download the Summer Equipment Price List to see prices of available equipment.

View the Fort Wainwright Outdoor Recreation Adventure Guide, complete with an equipment price list, safety tips, trip ideas, and so much more!

Safety Certifications (ATV, Boater, and Snowmachine)

A large part of adventuring in Alaska's great outdoors is having fun, but it all starts with being safe. The Outdoor Recreation Center offers safety courses for ATV use, boating, and snowmachining.

In order to participate in ATV trips or to check-out a watercraft or snowmachine, you must obtain certification. Once you have finished watching the video portion included below, complete a knowledge test in-person at the Outdoor Recreation Center in order to obtain your certification.

ATV Certification

Watch the ATV Safety video
2. Visit the Outdoor Recreation Center to test your knowledge on ATV Safety
3. Obtain ATV Safety Certification

Boater Certification

1. Watch the Boating Safety video
2. Visit the Outdoor Recreation Center to test your knowledge on Boater Safety
3. Obtain Boater Safety Certification

Snowmachine Safety Certification

Patrons must attend the Snowmachine Safety Course in-person at the Outdoor Recreation Center. Courses are held regularly throughout the winter months. Please contact Outdoor Recreation for a complete list of upcoming Snowmachine Safety Course dates.

Indoor Climbing Wall

Join the ODR staff for one of our Belay Certification Clinics to get you on the wall and climbing. The climbing wall is open whenever Outdoor Recreation is and is available for everyone large and small, young and old. Wall rental is available for groups and parties, and we can even do PT sessions for our Active Duty Soldiers. Please check out our calendar for upcoming classes and clinics.


Daily Price List Cost
Youth under 18 years old $2
Adults 18 years old and older $4


Event/Activity Cost

Climbing Wall Belay Clinic, every Thursday, 5:30 - 7 p.m.


PT Climb

6 person minmum, $10 per person, $5 for each additional climber.

Please call ODR for availability

Climbing Wall Birthday Parties Please call ODR for pricing and availability
RV and Tent Camping sites

ODR has two small campgrounds, with a limited number of water & electric hookup sites available. The season runs from May to September, the season is weather dependent.


Reservations in advance are highly encouraged to ensure availability.


Please check the Outdoor Recreation Adventure Guide for current pricing.

Eagles Nest RV Storage

We have a large enclosed storage area for Recreational Vehicles Only, like campers, atvs, boats, and motor homes. Prices are as follows:  

10 x 10 = $20 monthly

10 x 20 - $25 monthly

14 x 45 = $30 monthly

 Please stop by ODR or call for a copy of our rental agreement and to answer any question that you may have.

Warrior Adventure Quest

Warrior Adventure Quest is a centrally funded program designed to support and enchance greater Soldier/leader/unit cohesion, morale, and combat readiness, while contributing to mitigation and coping skill development, through the integration of outdoor high adventure activities.

The core of the WAQ program, is a one day adventure activity (ie, rock climbing, paintball, white water rafting, ice climbing) conducted by the local outdoor recreation staff. Please call +1 (907)361-2175 or stop by to find out how to get your Unit enrolled!

Women in the Wilderness

Fort Wainwright has an awesome program called Women in the Wilderness. In WIW, we take groups of ladies only out for our outdoor adventure programs, it's just a day for you to enjoy and relax. So call your girlfriends, bring your daughters, mothers, and sisters and join us for a day in nature powered by pure girl power!