Outdoor Recreation

Hours of Operation

This facility is currently closed

Monday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Outdoor Recreation is a one-stop shop for all outdoor adventure enthusiasts. ODR offers a variety of programs including hiking, hunting, archery, boating and special day trips throughout the year. With an extensive equipment list, equipment issue is offered year-round for parties, camping trips, cookouts, and organization day events. Live or frozen bait can be purchased to take advantage of the great fishing location along the Potomac River.  Parks and pavilions can be reserved for large gatherings and family picnics. 

Outdoor Recreation offers a RV park, travel trailers, tent camping, a rustic cabin and the Thermo Con House for guests to rent and relax right in Fort Belvoir. The Travel Camp is in a perfect location along the shore of the Potomac River. There are 52 full hook-up, 40-foot RV spaces available for rent. Castle Park, two fishing piers and Accotink Wildlife Refuge hiking trails are all within walking distance.

View the Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge Trail Map.


Jon Boats with Electric Motors. Details located in Equipment Issue tab below.

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Travel Campers. Details located in Equipment Issue tab below. 

Coachman Viking 17BH Travel Trailer.

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Coachman V12RBST HW Camping Trailer



BEL_ODR_Rustic Cabin Front.jpgThe Rustic Cabin is now available for rent! Visit the Recreational Lodging and Travel Camp Page for the details.

Facility Overview

Outdoor Recreation offers equipment issue and a variety of programs such as hiking groups, hunting, archery, fishing and special day trips throughout the year.

Outdoor Recreation is home to an RV Travel Camp available for a day, weekend, or week-long getaways and also has various parks and pavilions available for rent for family picnics or large gatherings.

Outdoor Recreation has added to the ice, bait and ice cream resale items, and has begun selling a new array of snacks and beverages for Tompkins basin patrons to enjoy. Come on down and visit the new space!

Experience nature and hike the Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge. View the Trail Map.

Equipment Issue


Equipment Issue Price List (PDF).


Sports and Game Equipment

Item 1 Day 3 Days 7 Days
Basketball/Football/Soccer Ball/Volleyball/Kickball  $2  $3 $5
Softball Set (9 Gloves, 3 Bats, 3 Balls, 4 Bases, 1 Mask) $10 $15 $20
Disc Golf Set (3 Baskets & 9 Discs) $10 $15 $20
Bubble Ball Suit (Set of 2) $25 $50 $75
Jousting Sticks $25 $50 $75
Horseshoe Set $5 $10 $15
Croquet Set $5 $10 $15
Flag Football Set $5 $10 $15
Spikeball Set $5 $10 $15
Washer Toss Game $5 $10 $15
Tug of War $2 $5 $10
Potato Sack Set (3 Bags) $4 $7 $10
Hoppity Hops (Bounce Ball with Handle) $3 $5 $8
Fishing Rod $5 $10 $15
Fly Fishing Rod $5 $10 $15
Archery – Recurve/Compound Bow + Range Fee $12
Megaphone $5 $10 $15
Baggo (Corn Hole) $15 $30 $50
Ladder Ball $10 $20 $40
Giant Jenga $5  $10 $15


Party and Cook-Out Equipment

Item 1 Day 3 Days 7 Days
Large Tow-able Charcoal Cooker* $100 $150 $250
Dunk Tank* $100 $150 $250
Cooler Large (100 Quarts) $10 $20 $40
Cooler Medium (60 Quarts) $7.5 $15 $25
Cooler Small (40 Quarts) $5 $10 $20
Large 5 Gallon Thermos $5 $10 $20
Extension Cord $3 $6 $10
Trailer – 4×6 Tow-Behind $20 $50 $100
Hitch – 3 Way $5 $10 $20

*Charcoal Cooker and Dunk Tank require a $100 deposit.


Camping Equipment

Item 1 Day 3 Days 7 Days
6 Person Tent $15 $25 $50
Sleeping Bag $7 $15 $28
Sleeping Ground Pad $2 $5 $10
Stove (with 2 Burners) $10 $15 $25
Air Matress – Twin / Queen $3 $7 $14


Canopies, Tables, and Chairs

Item 1 Day 3 Days 7 Days
16 x 16 Canopy  $100 $125 $200
20 x 20 Canopy $105 $135 $225
20 x 30 Canopy $125 $175 $275
20 x 40 Canopy $150 $250 $300
20 x 40 White Canopy  $225 $300 $350
Chairs (Black/White) $1.50 $4 $8
Table – 6 Ft. $5 $8 $12
Table – 8 Ft. $6 $10


*All Canopies require a $100 deposit.


Water Boat Rentals

New for Rent: Jon Boats w/ Electric Motors!

Item 2 Hours 1 Day 3 Days Weekly
Single Kayak – Sit on Top $10 $25 $45 $75
Tandem Kayak – Sit on Top $15 $30 $50 $100
Canoe $15 $30 $50 $100
Stand-up Paddle Board $10 $25 $45 $75
Kayak Paddle/Canoe Ore     – $5 $10 $20
Jon Boat w/ Electric Motor $30
Life Vest     – $2 $4 $8

*Water Boat Rentals include Paddle and PFD. Advance reservations are time block specific. All 2-hour rental times start on the hour. A late fee of 2 hours is applied to returns later than the designated time. Weekly rentals require deposits of $100.





Inflatable Weight Min Height Max Height Max Weight Price (24 Hours) Price (Weekend, Fri – Mon)
Fun House Bouncer (1-100) 225 lbs 42″ 72″ 800 lbs $125 $200
Jump in the Box Moon Bouncer (144) 122 lbs 36″ 52″ 500 lbs $125 $200
4-in-1 Combo Fun House (151) 275 lbs 42″ 60″ 625 lbs $175 $300
Jumbo Fun House (163) 340 lbs 42″ 72″ 1600 lbs $175 $300
3-in-1 Mini Deluxe Fun House Combo (282) 195 lbs 36″ 52″ 500 lbs $175 $300
Mini Turbo Rush (521-2 Pieces A&B) 475 lbs 42″ 66″ 600 lbs $175/$250 Set $300/$450 Set
Deluxe Fun House Play Center (430) 295 lbs 36″ 50″ 800 lbs $150 $250

* Inflatable rentals are required to pay deposit of $100.


Travel Campers

Patrons are authroized to tow these camping trailers off post!


Coachman Viking 17BH Travel Trailer (external website)

  • $99 a night.
  • $200 refundable deposit.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) – maximum permissible weight of the unit when fully loaded including all weights, fluids, cargo, optional equipment and accessories) is 3756 lbs.
  • Cargo Carrying Capacity is 787 lbs.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the campers.
  • Driver requirements:

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Coachman V12RBST HW A-Frame Camping Trailer (external website)

  • $65 a night.
  • $200 refundable deposit.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) – maximum permissible weight of the unit when fully loaded including all weights, fluids, cargo, optional equipment and accessories) is 3635 lbs.
  • Cargo Carrying Capacity is 1453 lbs.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the campers.
  • Driver requirements:






All Equipment Reservations must be made in person with full payment at Outdoor Recreation. Reservations are not guaranteed without full payment. Customers are required to load and unload all equipment. Deposits are paid at time of reservation. No cash or check deposits. Deposits will only be returned if equipment is returned on time and in clean operating condition. All deposits must be requested on the date of return. Cancellations must be made 7 days prior to reservation start.

Parks and Pavilions

Large Parks Price Deposit Max Capacity
Anderson $175 $100 400
Soldier Statesmen $150 $100 250
Castle Park (Exclusive Use) $200 $100 250

Pavilions              Price Deposit Max Capacity
Castle $85 $50 75
Osprey $35 $25 50
Eagle                   $35 $25 50

All Reservations must be made in person at Outdoor Recreation. Reservations are not guaranteed without full payment. Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to date of reservation for a full refund. Refunds will not be granted for inclement weather. Cleaning Deposits will only be refunded if the park is cleaned after use. All Cleaning Deposits must be made by credit card; no cash or check deposits will be accepted.


The Fort Belvoir MWR Archery Center Operates with:

  • One 18 Point NFAA Indoor 20 yard Practice Range
  • One 10 Point Indoor 10 – 30 yard Practice Range
  • One 14 Point Standard Outdoor NFAA Field Archery Course
  • One eight Point Outdoor Lighted Practice Range with targets at 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 yards.
  • One four Point Outdoor Broad head Practice Range with 20 and 30 yard lines

Archery Center Prices Youth Adult
2 Hour Pass $4 $4
Annual Pass (Indoor or Outdoor Range Only) $30 $55
Annual Pass (All 4 Ranges) $50 $90
Compound Bow Rental with 5 Arrows $12 $12
Recurve Bow Rental with 5  Arrows $12 $12

Travel Camp and Lodging

There are 52 fully loaded 40 foot RV camping spaces available at the Travel Camp. Each camp site has a picnic table, fire ring for grilling and campfires and a stunning view of the Potomac River. Castle Park, two fishing piers and Accotink Wildlife Refuge hiking trails are all within walking distance from the campground. Outdoor Recreation offers additional services to include: firewood, bait, ice, ice cream, equipment rental, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking and boating.

Outdoor Recration also offers the rental of the historic Thermo-Con House! Thermo-Con amenities include 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms and a studio kitchen with a stove, fridge, microwave convection oven, coffee maker, cooking utensils, and dishes.

Visit Travel Camp Page.

(Travel Camp Sitemap PDF).

Tent Camping


Outdoor Recreation now offers primitive tent camping sites! A total of 10 camp sites overlook Gunston Cove of the Potomac River. 

The fee is $20 a night. There is a 14 night maximum stay.


  • Picnic table
  • BBQ Fire pit


Campsite Map (PDF)



All Active Duty Service Members, Retirees, Family Members and DoD Civilian Employees and Contractors.


Available for rent at Outdoor Recreation

  • 6-person tents (shown in pictures).
  • Sleeping bags and mats.
  • Fishing rods.
  • Archery equipment.
  • Canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards.
  • Lawn games.
  • View full equipment issue price list.


Available for purchase at Outdoor Recreation

  • Charcoal.
  • Live and frozen bait for fishing.
  • Trash bags
  • S’mores supplies, to include marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers and roasting sticks (please don’t use sticks from our trees).
  • Hot dogs, buns, peanut butter, jelly and other camping favorites.
  • Beer and wine
  • Firewood. Campers are not permitted to bring firewood to use at the ODR campsites. Firewood brought from other locations might transmit insects that are deadly to our trees.


Important Information to know about Primitive Camping Sites

  • A maximum of two tents will be allowed per site.
  • These are primitive campsites. There is no water or electricity.
  • There is no overnight access to indoor restrooms on site. There is a porta-potty available within walking distance of the camp sites. Also all guests may use the 24 hour restrooms, showers and laundry facility at the Travel Camp, approximately .7 miles.
  • There is no vehicle access to the sites. Campers must pack-in and pack-out any camping equipment and trash. Outdoor Recreation offers all-terrain carts for campers, by request, to assist in transporting camping equipment from the parking area to the sites.

  • Parking is located at the end of Johnston Road, near the kayak and canoe racks.



  • Campers are responsible for cleaning the campsite area and taking all trash from the campsite and depositing it in the dumpster, located in the Outdoor Recreation parking lot closest to the Dog Park. Do not leave trash at the site. There are plenty of animals that would appreciate it but other campers would not!
  • Vehicles are not permitted on the grass for any reason or at any time. Campers must pack-in and pack-out everything.

  • Quiet hours are 10 p.m. – 8 a.m. Please be considerate of other campers.
  • Dogs must be on leash at all times and owners must clean up after them.
  • Campers are not allowed to bring firewood to use at the ODR campsites. Firewood brought from other locations might transmit insects that are deadly to our trees.

  • Cancellations or changes must be made 2 days prior to the day of check-in to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made due to inclement weather.

  • The sponsor is responsible for the conduct of their dependents and guests. Guests and children under the age of 12 should not be left unattended.
  • Management reserves the right to relocate or change reserved sites at any time.
  • Respect other campers’ privacy—do not crowd or walk through other campsites.  Site or Group parties are not authorized.
  • There is not any swimming or wading allowed on the shores of Fort Belvoir.
  • The discharge of firearms or fireworks is prohibited at all times.
  • Open fires are only permitted in fire rings and BBQ grills and patrons must be present at all times.  Fire rings may not be moved.   Gathering of wood on Fort Belvoir is prohibited.  The limbs on the ground serve as an ecological function in our unimproved areas.  Campers must clean out their fire ring prior to checkout.
  • Golf Carts, ATV’S, and any motorized vehicle that are not licensed are NOT permitted on Fort Belvoir or in the campground per Fort Belvoir Regulation, 190-1.
  • Respect our environment – hanging of clothes or anything else on trees as well as climbing on trees is prohibited.  Please do not feed any wild animals.  Bothersome animals should be reported.
  • If you bring your pet(s), the pet(s) must be kept on a leash at all times, and pet waste must be picked up and deposited in waste enclosures or dog waste stations located throughout the camp.  Also, pets must not be tied up outside or left unattended in or around vehicles.
  • When fishing all Virginia State rules, regulations, and guidelines must be followed. For More information visit www.dgif.com.
  • Outdoor Recreation, the Travel Camp, DFMWR, and the Army assume no responsibility for damaged, lost, or stolen personal property during a camper’s stay.
  • Abuse of the campsites and grounds will result in removal of parties concerned.  Individuals will be held responsible for any damages or loss that is caused by negligence, willful misconduct, or fraud.  And refunds will not be processed.
  • Enjoy your stay and thank you for choosing to stay with us!

Events and Trips


Upcoming Events!

Warrior Adventure Quest



Warrior Adventure Quest Office Hours

Monday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

What is Warrior Adventure Quest?

  • Department of the Army initiative, by executive order (Execution Order09-019) to provide high-adventure outdoor recreation programs as part of team building and the Army’s holistic approach to RESET.
  • Warrior Adventure Quest is a free resiliency training for Army units.  All units are now eligible for participation. Non-deploying units can attend once every two years while units who are 120 days prior to deployment or 120 days after deployment can attend during that time frame.
  • Helps strengthen Soldiers resiliency and builds strong bonds that will last throughout deployment (pre deployment).
  • Mitigates common high risk behaviors (post deployment).

Activities Include:

  • White Water Rafting.
  • Winter Tubing.
  • Skiing/Snowboarding.
  • Fishing Excursions.
  • Paintball.


To inquire about WAQ for your unit call Romel Voellm at +1 (703)805-3081 or send an email by clicking “Email Us” above.


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