Outdoor Recreation

We make happy campers! The Fort Belvoir Outdoor Recreation Program offers a long list of outdoor recreation equipment for rent at modest per-day rates. This is your one-stop rental facility for all your recreation needs.The outdoor equipment rental shop can supply you with gear for both winter and summer seasons. Call or come on down and check out our value pricing.

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10155 Johnston Rd, Building 778, off of Warren Rd (Gunston Rd and 20th St to Warren Rd), Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 map

ODR Manager
Brianna Kipper

(703) 805-3081


Monday - Sunday
8 am - 8 pm


Outdoor Rec Center
Travel Camp
Hunting, Fishing & Archery
Parks & Pavilions

Rental Equipment Price List

News & Events
Rental Equipment Price List
Facility Reservation Information
RV Storage Information
Kayak Rentals
Canopy Rentals
Dog Park
Boat Launching
Fishing License
Hiking, Trailblazers

VA Hunting & Fishing Licenses


Trips & Adventures

Download the flyer
Call 703-805-3081 for additional details and to save your spot today! All these trips require early sign-ups and fill up fast; they must have at least 8 participants signed-up by the Tuesday before the trip or it may be cancelled.
Please note, prices with + have additional fees at the destination.


Do you want to learn photography from the ground up? Unlock your creativity and start taking better
pictures today in our amazing four session photography class at Fort Belvoir!
Reserve your seat by calling (703) 805-3081 or by visiting the Outdoor Recreation Center to register.

Upcoming Session: Starts Saturday, April 26
Four classes: April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17
Class Flyer

wine tasting day TRIPS

Transportation is $10. Tastings and events are pay as you go; trips will be limited to 10 persons.

Call for additional details: (703)805-3081
May 11: Mother's Day Wine Tasting
September 13: Wine Tasting Trip

Trailblazers: Hiking Interest Group
2014 Upcoming Hikes:

April 5: Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge Hike
April 12: Pyrite Mine Loop Hike
April 26: Old Rag Mountain Hike
May 3: Calvert Cliffs Hike
May 10: Great Falls Hike & Picnic
May 24: Calvert Cliffs Hike
June 21: Lake Anna State Park Hike
July 26: Cedar Run Loop Hike
August 9: Lands Run Falls Hike
August 16: Gun Powder Falls Hike
September 6: Sky Meadows Hike
September 27: Great Falls Hike & Picnic
October 4: Old Rag Hike
October 11: Sugar Loaf Mountain Hike
October 25: Little Devil Stairs Hike
November 15: Humpback Rocks Hike

How do I sign-up?
Sign-up in person at Outdoor Recreation (ODR), Bldg 778, during business hours, 8 am - 8 pm.
When do I have to sign-up by?
Typically, registration closes the Tuesday before the hike. Call 703-805-3081 for any clarification needed. 
What is the cost?
The cost is $10 per person to cover the cost of transportation. Prepaid cards are available for sale - you can pay for up to 10 hikes in advance.
Is there a minimum number of participants needed for a hike to go?
Yes, the minimum number of participants needed for is 8.
Are the hikes difficult?
The level of hikes range from beginner to advanced and terrain can be either fields, hardwood forests, wetlands, beach or mountains. If you are concerned about the difficulty of an upcoming hike, please inquire by calling 703-805-3081 or emailing brianna.m.kipper.naf@mail.mil.
Are there trails on Fort Belvoir?
Yes, but they are not maintained by Outdoor Recreation (or even DFMWR). Here is a map that may be helpful: Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge Trail Map


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Rental Equipment Checkout

Direct link to a pdf of the Price List (updated April 2014).

Facility Reservation Information

Facility Reservation Information Packet

RV Storage Lot

With limited RV Storage Slots available, a waiting list will be started. Preference will be given to active duty, but retirees (military and civilian) and DoD civilians are still eligible. Monthly cost depends on military rank and RV length; please see table below. Call 703-805-3081 for further information.

RV Storage Info & Check-In Packet

0'-20' E1-E5 $40
21'-30' E1-E5 $50
31'-40' E1-E5 $60

Canoe and Kayak Rental

ODR seasonally rents canoes and kayaks from 1 April-31 October. Prices include life preserver if needed. Outdoor Recreation has a specific boat launching site on Tompkins Basin near ODR. For more information or to rent equipment, call 703-805-3081.
Single Kayak
4 Hours: $13
Full Day: $28
Friday-Monday: $42
Tandem Kayak
4 Hours: $15
Full Day: $30
Friday-Monday: $45
4 Hours: $15
Full Day: $30
Friday-Monday: $45

Canopy Rental

canopy pic canopy pic

ODR has canopies to rent for your gathering.
Yellow/White Striped Top is 16’x16’
Blue/White Striped Top is 20’x20’
Red/White Striped Top is 20’x30’
Green/White Striped Top is 20’x40’
For more information or to rent equipment, call 703-805-3081.

Fort Belvoir Dog Park

Dog Park Now Open
Fort Belvoir Outdoor Recreation’s dog park will be open full time from dawn to dusk, seven days a week and is free of charge! The enclosure is an 80 by 80 square foot fenced-in on-leash park, with a double gate to ensure dog safety. (NOTE: This is NOT the Woodlawn Dog Park located in the Woodlawn Village area.)

Directions to Outdoor Rec (and the Dog Park): From the intersection of Gunston Rd and 20th St - Take Warren Rd west down to the water, (Castle Park and Thompkins Basin) and its there on the right. (703) 805-3081 for more info, or click on the flyer.

Fort Belvoir Dog Park Flyer
Location of Dog Park
Dog Park Rules

Boat Launching

Boat Launching at Tompkins Basin
Non-motorized boat launching is authorized at Tompkins Basin. See Boat Launch Map. Prior to launching, boaters must register at Outdoor Recreation, bldg. 778. Call 703-805-3081 for information.

Fishing Requirements

Fishing License requirements for Fort Belvoir:
Ages 16 and above only require a Virginia State fishing license and a Freshwater license. Licenses are available at all local Walmarts, the Fort Belvoir Home and Garden Center (13th and Middleton Rd) and on-line.


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