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Outdoor Recreation Center

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 Outdoor Recreation

DISC GOLF 
ODR's 18-hole 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. 

2023 Jan-Mar NON-Motorized Trips Information

January 2023

Fat Biking Twin Bears

Date: 01/07/2023

Time: 1000 – 1600

Place: Outdoor Recreation – 4050 Glass Dr/Twin Bears Trails

Min: 3

Max: 6

Price: $50

Description: Enjoy biking in the summer? Have you tried it in the winter? On snow? Well now’s your chance! Join me as we head up chena hot springs road to do just that! Biking on snow comes with its challenges but once you get the hang of it and maybe shift your bike into its lowest gear, you’ll be enjoying yourself in no time! As we cruise through the acres of spruce trees you’ll have many opportunities for beautiful winter sights, at which point you can also take a selfie! And don’t forget to take a picture of your bike with a beautiful background – that’s what all the regular fat-bikers do!

Ice Climbing

Date: 01/13/2023

Time: 0700 – 1700

Place: Outdoor Recreation – 4050 Glass Dr/Denali Park area

Min: 4

Max: 8

Price: $80

Description: Come join us as we head down to the Denali Park area along the Parks Hwy to go ice climbing! Whether you’ve done this before or you’re a novice, all are welcome! We will cover the basics of how to use ice axes and crampons, as well as techniques to get you up the ice. So come out with us and enjoy something truly exciting!

Castner Glacier Hike

Date: 01/15/2023

Time: 0800 – 1800

Place: Outdoor Recreation – 4050 Glass Dr/Castner Glacier

Min: 4

Max: 10

Price: $75

Description: Join us as we head down the Richardson Hwy to enjoy the Castner Glacier! This is an easy, beginner friendly hike which means all ages are welcome! During the hike we’ll be completely surrounded by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range and once we reach the ice cave you’ll be amazed of its sheer size and beautiful blue color!

WIW XC Ski Angel Creek

Date: 01/22/2023

Time: 0900 – 1600

Place: Outdoor Recreation – 4050 Glass Dr/Angel Creek Trail

Min: 4

Max: 8

Price: $45

Description: Ladies! Join me on a women’s only excursion to cross-country ski through the beautiful Chena Hotsprings Road area! We will be cruising along an easy to moderate 5-6mi out and back trail that’ll take us through the never ending spruce trees. If the public use cabin isn’t being utilized, we’ll be able to stop and enjoy a break. So come out and enjoy what Alaska has to offer with some other amazing women!! All ability levels are welcome. Skis, poles, boots, and shuttle provided.

February 2023

XC Ski Isberg/Rosie Creek trails

Date: 02/05/2023

Time: 1000 – 1500

Place: Outdoor Recreation – 4050 Glass Dr/Isberg or Rosie Creek trails

Min: 4

Max: 8

Price: $35

Description: As the days start to get longer and warmer, get yourself outside and join us as we make our way to the Isberg trails that are just outside of town. These winding trails are pretty extensive but we will likely stick to the mildly hilly 5 mile loop that will lead us through the acres of spruce trees, with the option to extend our loop to 7 miles.

WIW Fat Biking Nugget Creek

Date: 02/26/2023

Time: 0900 – 1800

Place: Outdoor Recreation – 4050 Glass Dr/Nugget Creek

Min: 4

Max: 6

Price: $55

Description: Fat biking is a great way to get outdoors especially when the days are getting longer, so come join us on our women’s only adventure to Nugget Creek! Here we will follow along an out and back trails for about 15mi. While riding, you’ll get to enjoy the cool, crisp winter air and have many opportunities for beautiful views of the rolling hills that are northeast of Fairbanks.

March 2023

Hike and Soak in Chena Hot Springs Area

Date: 03/04/2023

Time: 0900 – 1900

Place: Outdoor Recreation – 4050 Glass Dr/Chena Hot Springs area

Min: 5

Max: 10

Price: $55

Description: Now is a better time than ever to get outside and enjoy what Alaska has to offer! With the days getting longer come join us as we head out to the Chena Hot Springs area to enjoy an easy to moderate hike through the rolling hills that are bound to offer gorgeous views! Afterwards, we’ll end at the Chena Hot Springs Resort where you get to decide how you want to spend the rest of your trip – from soaking in the hot spring pools, visiting the ice museum, grabbing a bit to eat, going on a dog kennel tour, or anything else the resort has to offer*!

*Resort activities not included in pricing

WIW Bike to Distillery/Brewery (for international women’s day)

Date: 03/08/2023

Time: 1600 – 2130

Place: Outdoor Recreation – 4050 Glass Dr/local distillery or brewery

Min: 4

Max: 8

Price: $25

Description: What better way to spend International Women’s Day than with a bike ride, other amazing women, and ending with a drink in hand!* This is a day to celebrate all that women have achieved in the past, to acknowledge the challenges that we still face, and to hope for an even better future for generations to come. So please join me as we bike over to a local distillery or brewery to enjoy a refreshing drink** with fabulous company! Afterwards, a shuttle will taxi us back to Fort Wainwright.

*Must be 21 years of age or older to attend

**Drinks not included in price

Fat Biking Ester Dome

Date: 03/19/2023

Time: 1000 – 1400

Place: Outdoor Recreation – 4050 Glass Dr/Ester Dome

Min: 3

Max: 6

Price: $45

Description: Fat biking is a great way to get outdoors during the shoulder season, so come join us on our adventure to Ester Dome! Here we will follow along some of the many established trails for upwards of 10mi. While riding, you’ll get to enjoy the cool, crisp early winter air and have many opportunities for beautiful views of the rolling hills that are west of Fairbanks.

XC Ski Goldstream

Date: 03/25/2023

Time: 1000 – 1500

Place: Outdoor Recreation – 4050 Glass Dr/Goldstream area

Min: 4

Max: 8

Price: $35

Description: Get yourself outside and come join us as we head to the beloved Goldstream Valley area. Here we will meander along some of the many established trails for upwards of 8mi. While traveling, you’ll get to enjoy the cool, crisp winter air and be immersed by spruce trees.

2022-2023 Winter Motorized Trips and Safety Course Information
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 Gear / Grills / Fishing Gear

 

Camping Gear

Daily Rate

Additional Days Rate

Bear Barrel

$5

$3

2-Person Tent

$10

N/A

4-Person Tent

$15

N/A

5-Person Tent

$20

N/A

Sleeping Pad

$10

$5

Large Cooler

$12

N/A

Backpack/Dry bag

$12

$6

Camp Chair

$5

$2

Camp Table

$7

$3

Baby Backpack

$12

N/A

 

Fishing Gear Daily Rate Additional Days Rate
Fly rod and reel $10  $5
Trout rod and reel $10 $5
Salmon rod and reel $15 $5
Waders $30 $10

 

Canopies Daily Rate Additional Days Rate
EZ-Up 10x10 $25 N/A
Screenhouse $35 N/A

 

GRILLS (PROPANE NOT INCLUDED) Daily Price
Charcoal Grill $40
Propane Grill $55

 

 

 

Recreation Equipment and Outdoor Games
Recreational Equipment Daily Price Additional Days Rate
Standup paddle board $35 N/A
Water Skis $5 $2
Knee / Wake Board $5 $2
Mountain Bike $20 N/A
Deluxe Mountain Bike $30 N/A
Bike Kiddy Trailer $10 $5
Gold Pan $3 $1
Sluice Box $5 $2
Bike Helmet $3 $1
ATV Helmet $5 $3
Log Splitter $60 N/A
Generator 2000 Watts $40 N/A
Picnic / Folding Table $7 $3
Folding Chair $7 $3
Life Jacket $3 $1
One up 450 ATV $95 N/A
Bounce House (XL) $100 N/A
Bounce House $90 N/A
Santa Suit $30 N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outdoor Games Daily Rate Additional Days Rate
Volleyball Set $7 $3
Volleyball Poles $5 $2
Horseshoe Set $5 $2
Disc Golf Set $5 $2
Disc Golf Basket $15 N/A
Cornhole Game $10 $5
Tug-O-War Rope $5 $2
Ladder Ball $5 $2

 

Boats / Trailers / Car Haulers / Camping Trailers

*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 

Riverboats
Daily Price
35HP Jetboat $80
Under 90HP Jetboat $95
150HP Jetboat $105
225HP Jetboat $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Boats (Props)  Daily Price
18' Ski Boat $150
16' 60 HP Lake Boat $95

 

 

Non-Motorized Boats Daily Price
Canoe/Scanoe $35
Single Kayak $30
2-Person Inflatable Kayak $40
12' Jon Boat $35
14' Joe Boat $45
14' Raft $65
16' Raft $75
Oar Frame $25

 

Outboard Motors (Props) Daily Price
8 HP and under $25
15 HP $30

 

Trailers (Requires 2 5/16" Ball) Daily Price
Canoe Trailer $40
2-place Trailer $45
4-place Trailer $60
Car Hauler $50
Meat Wagon $40
9K Utility Trailer $65
3K Utility Trailer $55

 

Camping Trailers

(Propane not included)

Daily Price
16' Nash Trailer $75
19' Jayco Trailer $100
23' Jayco Trailer $115

 

 

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

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 (permitting 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 14 years old Please call ODR for pricing
14  years old and older $7/ per person with belay certification
14 years and older $14/per person without belay certification

 

Event/Activity Cost

Climbing Wall Belay Class, every Saturday, 12 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Must be 14 years old or older to become certified.

$10/per person

PT Climb

Please call ODR for pricing and availability

Climbing Wall Birthday Parties Please call ODR for pricing and availability

 

 

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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.

RV PARK Daily Price
RV Site, H20/Electricity $30
RV Site, H20 Only $25
Tent Site $15
Pavilion $45

 

 

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. Please call ODR for current pricing.  

10'x10' Storage: $40

12'x12' Storage: $45

14'x45' Storage: $50

Please stop by Outdoor Recreation or +1 (907)361-6350">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) 361-2652">+1(907) 361-2652 or stop by to find out how to get your Unit enrolled!

 

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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

Please call ODR for current pricing.

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)

$

N/A

Junior Ski or Snowboard Package

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

$

N/A

Cross Country Ski Package

$

$

Adult Ski’s

$

N/A

Junior Ski’s

$

N/A

Adult Ski Boots

$

N/A

Junior Ski Boots

$

N/A

Snowshoes

$

N/A

Helmet

N/A

N/A

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

 

Explore more of Alaska with Fort Greely

Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely work together to bring Outdoor experiences to our Service Members and their Families.

Check out the Fort Greely Outdoor Recreation Center for additional trips and equipment to check out.

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