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Outdoor Recreation

We have what you need to enjoy the great outdoors

Archery Range and Trap/Skeet Ranges
Our ranges are open year ‘round to practice your marksmanship.

Local hunting and fishing
Hunting is permitted on on-post, plus other local areas to explore. You’ll find information, maps and policies for both off-post hunting and fishing.

For more information, please click here.

Need rental equipment?
Check out our list of available rentals, including camping, sports activities, inflatables and more.

Boating Safety Course

Outdoor Recreation also manages the Recreational Vehicle Storage Lots.

Outdoor Sports

Biking at Battlefield Park

Biking at Battlefield Park is a two-wheeled self-guided tour through Battlefield Park. Enjoy heart-pumping adventures just next door on a beautiful trail through the historic park. The bike ride through the park offers a up close view of the park's abundant wildlife and forests from spring to autumn. remember to bring a bottle of water. For more information, call (804)765-2212.

Bike rides are scheduled 5 - 7 p.m. on the following dates in 2024:

May 7, 9, 21, 23; June 11, 13, 25, 27; July 16, 28, 30; August 13, 15, 27, 29; September 10, 12, 24, 26 and October 1 & 3.

  • Bicycle and helmet are provided.
  • Cost is $10 per person; there is a height requirement of 60 inches and above.

Paintball

Ready for some paintball? Enjoy the adrenaline and the splatter at Outdoor Recreation's Open Play Paintball days. Whether shooting solo or alongside your friends, you have several chances for open play paintball: April 6, May 4, Jun 1, July 6, Aug, 3, Sept 7, Oct 5, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Participants must be at least 13 years of age to play. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must sign the Outdoor Recreation Waiver including legal guardians of those under the age of 18.

Private parties are available upon request (minimum of 20 people)

  • Cost is a $40 rental package; includes your marker (gun), air, face mask, and a bag of 500 paintballs which will last a minimum of three games. Additional paintball pellets are available for $20 a bag. 
Winter Sports

Snow Xperience Adventure:

Discounted Snow Xperience Adventures to Wintergreen Resort are offered on various dates throughout the winter season. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tubing on discounted lift ticket packages. Cost varies and transportation is included (limited space availability).

 

 

Water Sports

Hero Boat Tour
Enjoy the sunshine, the river wildlife and the historic landmarks on a guided-tour of the Appomattox and James Rivers on our "Hero" or Pontoon boat.  Bring a cooler with any food and beverage; swimming is permitted so dress accordingly.  By appointment only.

  • Tours by appointment only
  • Location: Appomattox Boat Harbor
  • Cost: $50 per person for group outing (three-person minimum); $150 for a couple's cruise
  • Tour size: 2 - 10 people

Kayaking on the Appomattox
This little-known local waters sports treasure is sure to get your heart rate pumping while viewing some of Virginia's most historic lands and natural waterways. The layout and route of the kayaking trip is provided by Outdoor Recreation. All equipment will be supplied at Roslyn Landing upon arrival. Lessons start in June and run through September.

Adventures are scheduled for the following dates in 2024:

June 6 & 20, July 11 & 25,  Aug 8 & 22,  and Sept 5 & 19.

  • Participants must register by noon the day of the event.
  • Kayaking Location: Roslyn Landing, Colonial Heights
  • Cost is $30 per session
Shooting Sports

Hunting:
Hunting on the installation is allowed only in the following areas: the Cantonment and Range Control areas (only during designated seasons). For information and dates, contact Outdoor Recreation.
Hunter Education Program
Hunting Guidelines (updated guidelines coming soon)
 

Personally Owned Weapons Range (POW)

The range is open on the first and third Sundays of the month, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Patrons may only practice with the following authorized weapons:  handgun, muzzle loader, shotgun, rim fires and center fire calibers .17 to .223/5.56.  The rate is $20 per person, per day.  Targets are available for sale at the range.  The POW Range does not supply eye/ear protection or ammunition. 

**Opening is dependent on weather and other training requirements. Hours are subject to change without prior notice. Please call +1(804)765-1631 for the most current information.
 

Archery Range:
The range is located across from Bldg. 15014 and is open Friday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  There is a $5 per guest per day rate or annual range permits may be purchased at the rate of $30 for an individual or $40 for a family. Archery instructions and equipment is available if needed.  If you would like to know more about private archery group events, tournaments or lessons, please contact Outdoor Recreation office.  Beginners are welcome!

    Archery Range Rules and Policies:

  • Range is subject to close due to military training or weather
  • No broad heads may be used on this range
  • Range fees are subject to change with 30 days notice
  • Bow hunters - elevated platforms with multiple backstops available
  • Range fees will be paid at Outdoor Recreation (Bldg. 15014) prior to using the range


Trap and Skeet Range:

Fort Gregg-Adams has great shotgun shooting opportunities for all skill levels on the two skeet, two trap, and one 5-stand range. Military, retired military, DoD employees and civilians are welcome to use the ranges.

The range is open Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shooters pay $5.00 for each 25 targets shot, plus the cost of ammunition if purchased from the range.  NOTE: New prices (effective March 1) are $5.00 for 25 clays, $15.50 for a box of ammunition and $6.50 for a gun rental. 

Registered Shoots
Skeet Shoots

Registered Skeet shoots are held for National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) members April through September each year. Membership in NSSA is available on line at www.mynssa.com or may be purchased during shoot registration. Shooters from the best in the state as well as local shooters just getting started in registered competition are all welcome. Registered shoot dates can be found at www.vaskeet.org
Trap Shoots
Registered Trap shoots are held for American Trapshooting Association (ATA) www.shootata.com members during the same months, but these shooters need to be members of ATA to participate in the trap shoots. Registered trap shoot dates may be found at www.vatrap.com 

Non-Registered Shoots
Fun Shoots

Fun Shoots are held on the third Sunday of October through March. All skill levels compete on a fairly even playing field with awards usually given in five classes based on the scores shot. The skeet event is 50 targets: one round of regular skeet and one round of doubles. The trap event is 30 targets at 16 yards and 10 pairs of doubles. The five stand event is 50 targets on our 5 Stand range. Door prizes are given to all competitors and food is almost always provided by one of the shooters. Shooters may enter one event or all three events and high overall. 
Disabled Veteran Shoots 
These shoots are run by the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) for local disabled veterans.

Fishing Information

"Do it Yourself" Local Fishing Opportunities


Free fishing is available at Roslyn Landing. Directions: Travel on Temple Avenue towards Colonial Heights turning left at the light onto Dimmock Parkway.  After traveling 1/4 mile, turn left at Roslyn Landing sign. The public boat ramp is located behind the Colonial Heights Animal Shelter.  

Fishing licenses are required.

When does "do it yourself" start?
Hibernation season for most local species ends in February. Nationally-recognized, the James River and its tributaries are considered #1 on the list for the biggest catfish. In addition, there are a variety of local lakes open for public fishing. Bank fishing is available for those who prefer to keep their feet on shore. John boats without outboard motors, canoes and kayaks are available to rent from Outdoor Recreation.

Bass, White Perch, Shad and Stripper activity usually gets started by mid-March and by the first full moon in April. However, toward the end of April, migrating species (Shad, Herring and Strippers) typically start to clear out.  

Tip: Peak fish activity and the best success is influenced by many different variables to include moon, water temperature, tackle, etc.  

Rental Center

Rental Center

Reservations can be made 90 days in advance. A 50% deposit is due when the reservation is made. All rental fees must be paid in full at the time of pick up.

Rentals

Water and Snow Sport Rentals 

Starting at

Item Name Daily Rate
*16 ft. John Boat with 20 hp, 4-stroke $75
*Small Pontoon Boat $300
*Large Pontoon Boat  $500
*Kayaks (single & tandem) $40
*Canoe $40
*Paddle Board $30
*Trailer for Kayaks or Canoes $25
Paddle $5
Life Jacket $5
*Wakeboard $30
*Snowboard $30
*Snowboard Boots $30
*Snowboard Package $70
*Hitch Rack (for Bike, Snowboard or Boat) $15

All registered boat rentals require U.S Coast Guard Safety Course completion and insurance. For additional information, call: (804)765-2212.

Free Online Course

Camping Equipment

Item Name Daily Rate
Sleeping Bag $15
Sleep Pad $5
Backpack $20
Tents Starting at $25
*Coleman Campers Starting at $150


Party and Event Rentals

Item Name Weekend Rate
10' x 10' Pop-Up $35
10' x 20 Pop-Up $40
20' x 20' Canopy $160
20' x 30' Canopy $210
20' x 40' Canopy $260
Folding Chairs $1.5
Folding Tables $7

 

Inflatables

Starting at

Item Name Daily Rate
*Bounce House $150 
*Wet/Dry combos $200
*Inflatables Challenges $100

 

Outdoor Items

Item Name Daily Rate
Water Cooler $10
Large Ice Chest $10
Dunk Booth $100
*Super Cooker $70

 

Outdoor Sporting Equipment and Games

Item Name Daily Rate
*Bikes starting at $25
Decoys $15
Sport balls $5
Volleyball Set $20
Horseshoe Set $10
Tug-O-War $10
Corn Hole Set $20
Badminton $20
Flag Football set $20
Kan Jam $15
Spikeball $15
Giant Jenga $20
Giant Connect 4 $20
Disc Golf Set with Hole $20
Disc Golf Frisbees $10
Washer Toss $10


Lawn and Garden

Item Name Daily Rate
Push Mower $20
Weed Eater $20

 

*Weekend rates vary.

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Open Play Paintball

Ready for some Paintball?

Aug 3 11 am - 4 pm
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EFMP Fall Fest

Open to registered EFMP family members.

Oct 24 5 pm