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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.


Operation Adrenaline Rush


2014 Community Fun Funs


After School Archery


Meteror Watch

Meteor Shower Viewing!
Sat, 13 Dec | 2000-2230 | Turtle Trail Pavilion, Onslow Beach

Mother Nature is putting on a show! Catch the Geminids meteor shower and make a date night out of it on 13 Dec or bring the whole family along. Bring some blankets and chairs for being comfortable while watching the show from the beach. Satellite and space station sightings possible as well. Hot Chocolate will be available for purchase! This event is FREE. register at the Outdoor Adventures Office, Mon-Fri, 1000-1800 for the best viewing locations. For more information, please call 910.451.1440.

Snowboard/Ski Trip


Recreational Equipment Issue Catalog



Foot Path

Tent Roasting Marshmellows








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.



Camping & Picnic Areas



Oak Grove Recreation Area

Oak Grove Recreation Area is located outside of Pollocksville and is Marine Corps outlying air field. It is located along the Trent River and offers miles of trails, boat launching, 4 primitive camping, pavilions with picnic tables and grills. The park has potable water and port-a-john toilets.
*This is a pack in pack out camp site.

Map of Oak Grove Recreation Area

Call 910-451-1440 or email to make a reservation. Reservations must be made 5 working days prior to your requested date. All reservation will be made on a first come first serve bases.

- Camping is closed during Big Game Seasons
-Open for Reservation during Jan-Mar ; May- Sept 30
- Gates are opened with Key only.
- Cost per single site $10.00 for maximum of 20 people
-Ground Fires are permitted in fire rings

Onslow Beach

Onslow Beach also offers tent and RV camping sites. Please visit the Onslow Beach Web Page for more information.


Orde Pond Picnic Area

Open for day use only!

Call 910-451-1440 for more information about these areas.

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Outdoor Adventures

Bldg 728, Adjacent to Gottschalk Marina | 910-451-1440

 Mon - Fri 1000-1800
 Sat & Sun Closed
For Holiday Hours, click here.


Effective 1 Dec, Outdoor Adventures will have new hours of operation:
Mon-Fri: 0900-1700
Sat & Sun: Closed


Outdoor Adventure Forms


Unit Party Packages
Multipurpose Trail that parallels Holcomb Blvd Closed

A portion of the Multipurpose Trail that parallels Holcomb Boulevard from Ash Street to Bearhead Creek will close on 15 November 2012, see map. This closure is required in order to facilitate construction of the new base entry road overpass at the Holcomb Boulevard and Sneads Ferry Road intersection. This portion of the trail is expected to remain closed until the summer of 2014.

Wilderness Challenge All-Military Wilderness Challenge returns in 2014
Registration for the Extreme Outdoor race opens April 1
By Mark O. Piggott, Public Affairs Officer

YORKTOWN – Registration for the Mid-Atlantic Region, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department’s annual all-military Wilderness Challenge opens, April 1, for all members of the armed forces. The Wilderness Challenge will take place, Oct. 9–11, in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and on the New and the Gauley Rivers in West Virginia. Wilderness Challenge

More than 300 military personnel representing teams from around the world are expected to compete. Only the first 60 teams will secure a spot in the Wilderness Challenge, so teams are encouraged to register early. 

“The MWR Wilderness Challenge brings together the best athletes the armed forces have to offer and puts them to the test,” said Michael Bond, event coordinator. “As the competition gets tougher and tougher every year, so do the competitors as more teams battle it out for the title.”


Fishing on Camp Lejeune

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.

 Pond Name Acreage Species*
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.



Leave No Trace

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Principles of Leave No Trace

  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Leave what you find
  • Minimize campfire impact
  • Respect wildlife
  • Be considerate of other visitors

For more information about these principles or the leave no trace program visit the following website http://www.lnt.org/.

Bicycle Information

Mountain Biking PT


New MT Trail - Henderson Mountain Bike Trail

Click here for a map of the Henderson Mountain Bike Trail


Get your first look at the new trail! Check out the video below.


Area Bicycle Map