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Outdoor Recreation Center

Check the Health Watch COVID-19 Updates web page for the most recent information. The Outdoor Recreation Center is committed to ensure that our customers and employee's safety is maintained during this outbreak. We are open with limited items to rent.

The Outdoor Recreation Center is your one-stop shop for outdoor adventure, trips, equipment check-out, and fishing programs. Outdoor Recreation offers year-round trips to help the Fort Wainwright community get out of the gate and into the state.

Outdoor Recreation Policy

ODR will be taking the following precautions to ensure that the customers and employee's safety is maintained:

  • Moving to an appointment based pickup and return
  • Utilizing curb side pickup and returns
  • Designated 6 ft. spaces on the floors (follow signage)
  • Offering sanitizing spray for customers 
  • Staff will be using appropriate PPE
  • Rental equipment will be sanitized before being placed outside for customer pickup
  • Rental equipment will be sanitized outside upon being returned 

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 guided trips, equipment for check-out, adventure programs, clinics and training, Warrior Adventure Quest, and Women in the Wilderness Trips, and indoor climbing wall, and more!

To ensure optimum soldier and family customer service, reservations are required a minimum of 2 days in advance for equipment. For all motorized water craft and pull behind campers, reservations must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance. 

In addition to equipment rental, we offer a large RV lot to store your RVs, boats and trailers of any size and up to 45ft. 

FREE Activities Offered at Outdoore Recreation

DISC GOLF 
ODR's 18 hold Disc Golf is located within Glass Park. Tee box 1 is across located near Outdoor Recreation, and across the street from Moose Loop RV Camp Grounds. This course takes you throughout Glass Park giving you the opportunity to see all that Glass Park and ODR has to offer. 

HIKING AND TREKKING 
These trails around on the edge of Glass Park and straddling along the Chena River do not require signup. 

What to wear (recommended): 
Hiking shoes or sneakers, light hiking socks, short sleeves and shorts, or choose breathable, light-weight long sleeves and pants if you're worried about bugs or sun exposure. Hat, wind proof outer layer and sunglasses. 

What to bring (recommended):
Backpack, sunscreen, water bottle, face mask, snacks (banana, apple, beef jerky or trail mix), phone for pictures. 

During the winter these trails become great areas for cross country skiing. 

Outdoor Recreation Rental Policies

*All prices are subject to change at any time

  • Must be 18 years of age with a valid DoD ID 
  • Equipment fees and Deposits must be paid in full at the time of reservation
  • Deposits must be made by credit or debit cards only
  • Equipment rentals can be picked up on Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Equipment returns will be accepted between 3 - 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday through Sunday
  • Cancellations less than 48 hours to pick-up-date will be charge a one-day rental fee
  • No cancellations or refunds for reservations on Federal Holidays
  • No refunds given for equipment unused or turned in early
  • Fees still apply on ODRs closure dates
  • ODR staff is not responsible to load or unload equipment 
  • Late equipment will be charged the daily rental fee for each day until the equipment is returned
  • Reservations are on a first come first serve basis not to exceed 30 days in advance 
Camping / Fishing Equipment

*All prices are subject to change at any time.

Item

Day Rate

Cooler 35 quart

$8

Cooler 55 quart

$8

Cooler 125 quart

$12

Water Jug 5 gallon

$4

Stove (2-burner propane)

$3

Camping Chairs

$3

2 Person Tent

$10

3 Person Tent

$15

4 Person Tent

$20

6 Person Tent

$30

8 Person Tent

$40

Backpack

$5

Generator (2000 Watts)

$40

 

Boats / Trailers / Car Haulers

*All prices are subject to change at any time.

  • Vehicle inspection is required every year per vehicle, this must be done prior to reservations by calling 361-6350 for an appointment
  • No cancellations or refunds for reservations on Federal Holidays 
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 know how to do best, and want to share with you!

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

1. Take the ATV Safety e-Course 
2. Schedule an appointment with the Fort Wainwright Outdoor Recreation Center for the ATV Riders Course
3. Obtain ATV Safety Card

Additional guidance available

Boater Certification

1. Take the Boater Safety e-course
2. Visit the Outdoor Recreation Center to test your knowledge on Boater Safety
3. Obtain Boater Safety Certification

Snowmachine Safety Certification

1. Take the Snowmachine Safety e-course
2. Schedule an appointment with the Outdoor Recreation Center for the Snowmachine Riders Course
3. Obtain Snowmachine Safety Card

Additional guidance available

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 available by appointment and walk-in (pemitting staff allocation), and is geared towards climbers of different skill levels. 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.

Free

PT Climb

6 person minimum, $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

Fort Wainwright hosts two campgrounds, Glass Park RV Campground and Chena Cove Campground, both located in picturesque settings adjacent to the Chena River. Interior Alaska's camping season runs from May through September, and is dependent on weather conditions.

Reservations in advance are highly encouraged to ensure availability. Call the Outdoor Recreation Center at +1 (907)361-6349 to make your reservation.

 

Glass Park RV Campground
Glass Park RV Campground offers electric and water hookups, and accommodates large RVs in a private setting. Picnic areas are available throughout Glass Park for day use.

Chena Cove Campground
Further upriver from Glass Park lies the more primitive Chena Cove Campground. This campground offers a quiet setting next to a small cove of the Chena River. Individual primitive RV and tent sites are scattered throughout the campground, with easy access to pavilions and primitive restrooms.

 

Access to showers and laundry for both campgrounds is available at the nearby Outdoor Recreation Center. 

Eagles Nest RV Storage

Eligible customers have access to the secured outdoor storage area, Eagles Nest, for storage of recreational vehicles such as campers, ATVs, boats, and motor homes. Prices are as follows:  

10 x 10 = $25 monthly

10 x 20 - $30 monthly

14 x 45 = $40 monthly

Please stop by Outdoor Recreation or +1 (907)361-6349">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 enhance 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!

Winter Equipment Rates

All prices are subject to change at any time.

Winter rentals available between October 1 - June 1

Item

Daily Rate

Week Rate

Adult Ski or Snowboard Package

ski or snowboard, boots, helmet (13 & Up)

$30

N/A

Junior Ski or Snowboard Package

ski or snowboard, boots, helmet (12 & Under)

$26

N/A

Cross Country Ski Package

$10

$40

Adult Ski’s

$20

N/A

Junior Ski’s

$15

N/A

Adult Ski Boots

$25

N/A

Junior Ski Boots

$20

N/A

Snowshoes

$5

N/A

Helmet

N/A

N/A

Winter Gear rentals are on a first come first serve basis. No Reservations

 

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Clearwater Silvers

Join ODR on the Clearwater River for some Coho fishing!

Sep 24 10 am

Clearwater Silvers

Join ODR on the Clearwater River for some Coho fishing!

Sep 25 10 am
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Clearwater Silvers

Join ODR on the Clearwater River for some Coho fishing!

Sep 26 10 am

White Mountains Fatbike Ride

Tackel the trails in the White Mountains with Outdoor Recreation!

Oct 10 9 am - 4 pm
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ATV Safety Riders Course

Get certified to get out and ride!

Oct 10 1 pm

Hatchet Throwing

Join Outdoor Recreation for an exciting afternoon of Hatchet Throwing!

Oct 17 1 pm - 4 pm
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XC (Cross Country) Skiing

Come out and learn the basics of cross country skiing! 

Nov 14 11 am
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XC (Cross Country) Skiing

Come out and learn the basics of cross country skiing! 

Nov 14 11 am
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