The Outdoor Adventures program provides high-quality outdoor recreation opportunities for the military community. Our activities empower individuals to grow physically, mentally and spiritually while enhancing quality of life and fostering a passion for the outdoors.
Outdoor Adventures has something for everyone. Adaptive kayaks and accessible lifts are available upon request.
Do you get tired of the traffic and noise and just want to enjoy some quiet time relaxing? Life can be very stressful at times and maybe all you need is some time in the great outdoors to set yourself back on the right track. If you are looking for a place to get away from it all without leaving the immediate area then try one of our Recreational Areas for some time alone with nature.
Day use only.
Onslow Beach also offers tent and RV camping sites. Please visit the Onslow Beach Web Page for more information.
Open for day use only!
Call 910-451-1440 for more information about these areas.
For more information about these principles or the leave no trace program visit the following website http://www.lnt.org/.
|Mon - Fri||0900-1700|
|Sat & Sun||Closed|
|For Holiday Hours, click here.|
|Parent Child Archery (ages 5+)|
|Learn the skills to shoot a bow and arrow in this introductory class that involves both parent and child. Cost is $15 per person.
|Session 5||Aug 8||Camp Lejeune||FULL - Wait List|
*All sessions are from 9 AM - 12 PM.
|Archery Camp (ages 7 - 15)|
|Kids learn archery discipline, control, safety, and patience with their peers. Cost is $60 per person.
|Session 3||Jul 27-30||Camp Lejeune||FULL|
|Session 4||Aug 10-13||Camp Lejeune||FULL - Wait List|
*All sessions are from 9 AM - 12 PM.
|Adult Archery (ages 18+)|
|Learn the skills to shoot a bow and arrow while enjoying friendly games and competitions! Cost is $20 per person.
|Session 4||Aug 7||Camp Lejeune||Register Now|
*All sessions are from 5 - 8 PM.
|Moonlight Kayaking (ages 14+)|
|Enjoy a relaxing evening on the water under the moonlight on a guided tour through the New River! Cost is $20 per person.
|Session 3||Jul 31||Camp Johnson (behind the BOQ)||FULL - Wait List|
|Session 4||Aug 1 (*7-9 PM)||Camp Johnson (behind the BOQ)||Register Now|
|Session 5||Aug 29||Camp Johnson (behind the BOQ)||Register Now|
All sessions are from 7:30 - 9:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.
|Kayak in the Sun Skills (ages 12+)|
|Enjoy a 1-hour kayak tour through Camp Lejeune waterways. This is a very basic level paddle, perfect for beginners! Cost is $10 per person.
|Session 7||Aug 4||New River Marina||Register Now|
|Session 8||Aug 11||Courthouse Bay Marina||Register Now|
|Session 9||Aug 18||New River Marina||Register Now|
|Session 10||Aug 25||Courthouse Bay Marina||Register Now|
*All sessions are from 5:30 - 7 PM.
|Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding (ages 10+)|
|Learn how to hold you paddle, how and where to stand on the board, how to safely fall and rescue yourself and others. Cost is $15 per person.
|Session 6||Jul 24||Outdoor Adventures||FULL|
|Session 7||Aug 14||Outdoor Adventures||Register Now|
|Session 8||Aug 28||Outdoor Adventures||Register Now|
*All sessions are from 5 - 7 PM.
Aug 8, Sep 12 | 8 PM - 11 PM
Onslow Beach - Turtle Trail Gazebo
Aug 21 | 8 PM - 11 PM | Onslow Beach - Turtle Trail Gazebo
As of January 1, 2007, any individuals 16 years or older who want to recreationally fish in any water designated as coastal or joint waters of North Carolina must purchase a NC Coastal Recreational Fishing License (CRFL). Please visit http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/recreational-fishing-licenses-and-permits
for complete and current information. Further information about fishing regulations may be obtained from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission at www.ncwildlife.org. North Carolina Fishing Licenses may be purchased at the Main Exchange, Onslow Beach Marine Mart, or the Game Warden’s Office. For the Main Exchange and Marine Mart hours, click here.
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune offers a variety of fishing opportunities for the hobbyist angler. Ocean front, inlet and fresh water areas are available for fishing. Information concerning these areas can be obtained from either the Gottschalk Marina at 910-451-8307, the Courthouse Bay Marina at 910-450-7386 or the Base Game Warden at 910-451-2196.
Base fishing permits may be required for certain areas and types of fishing. Please visit the Camp Lejeune Game Warden’s website at www.lejeune.usmc.mil/gwarden/fishing.html for complete and current information.
Camp Lejeune currently maintains eight ponds, 46.5 acres total, which are managed by the Fish and Wildlife Section of the Environmental Management Division.
|Cedar Point Pond||2.0||BL, BA|
|Henderson Pond||14.0||BL, BA|
|Hickory Pond||5.5||BL, BA|
|Mile Hammock Bay Pond||1.5||BL, BA|
|Orde Pond||3.0||BL, BA|
|Ward Pond||1.5||BL, BA|
|Old Landfill Pond||17.5||BA, C|
|New River Pond||1.5||BL, BA|
(* BL= Bluegill, BA=Bass, C=Channel Catfish)
It is everyone's responsibility to ensure that Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s Natural Resources remain in good order for the next recreational fisherman to enjoy.
Always pick-up litter and deposit it in an approved trash receptacle.
Never spade or dig bait along shoreline that can lead to soil erosion.
Only use rowboats, canoes, or boats powered by electric trolling motors within the Base Ponds, to decrease the effect of pollution in the fresh water Base ponds.
A full line of fishing equipment is available for purchase from the Marine Corps Exchange (full variety), New River Exchange, Camp Johnson Exchange, and the Gottschalk or Courthouse Bay Marinas.