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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



Foot Path

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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.



Hospital Point Picnic Area

Day use only.

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 0900-1700
 Sat & Sun Closed
For Holiday Hours, click here.



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Learn to Sail


Recreational Equipment Issue Catalog


Fishing Gear Sale & Seminar


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

for complete and current information. Further information about fishing regulations may be obtained from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission at 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 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

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