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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OUTDOOR RECREATION NEWS
NEW! PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS
Do you want to learn photography from the ground up? Unlock your creativity and start taking better
pictures today in our amazing four-day photography class at Fort Belvoir!
Reserve your seat by calling (703) 805-3081 or by visiting the Outdoor Recreation Center to register.
First session of 2014 starts 18 January.
Classes are held Saturdays, 9 – 11 a.m. Tuition is $110 per student.
wine tasting day TRIPS
All Wine Tasting Trips are $20.00 per person for Transportation. Tastings and events are pay as you go! Trips will be limited to 10 persons!
- Get your wine in time for Thanksgiving travel with us to Charlottesville!
- Join us for the Annual Gray Ghost’s Christmas Cork and Cheese Celebration and a few other local wineries
- We will make a few stops on the Fauquier Wine Trail to find some perfect last minute Christmas Gifts
ski/snowboarding/tubing day TRIPS
We have planned our January and February Ski/Snowboarding/Tubing Trip to Liberty Mountain, PA. $10.00 for Transportation. Lift tickets with/without Equipment Rental can be purchased from the Community Center LTS office.
January 11, 2014
January 25, 2014
February 8, 2014
February 22, 2014
0600 Depart ODR
0800 Arrive at Liberty
0830-1630 8 hours on the slopes
1700 Depart for ODR
1900-2000 Arrive back at Fort Belvoir
OUTDOOR RECREATION EVENTS
Trailblazers: Hiking Interest Group
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 email@example.com.
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
Adventure Trips and Events
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.
Rental Equipment Checkout
Direct link to a pdf of the Price List (updated October 2013).
Facility Reservation Information
RV Storage Lot
LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
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.
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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.
4 Hours: $13
Full Day: $28
4 Hours: $15
Full Day: $30
4 Hours: $15
Full Day: $30
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 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 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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