- Winter Sports
Snow Xperience Trips:
Discounted Snow Xperience Trips 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.
- Tours by appointment only
- Location: Appomattox Boat Harbor
- Cost: $25 per person for group outing (three-person minimum); $75 for a couple's cruise
- Tour size: 2 - 10 pepolple
Enjoy rafting down the James River along the capital city's skyline. With the James River Park system lining both banks of the river, this exciting outing offers the chance to discover the river while enjoying some fun on a historic waterway. The 2020 season scheduled trips are the following dates: May 24, June 28 & July 26.
Helmets, life jackets, paddles and a safety briefing will all be provided before the group tackles the Class III & IV rapids.
- Participants must register 1 day prior to the day of the event.
- Cost: $65 per person; participants must be age 10 years or older.
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 May and run through August. Trips are scheduled for the following dates in 2020: May 20, June 3 & 17, July 8 & 22 and August 5 & 19.
- Participants must register 1 day prior to the day of the event.
- Kayaking Location: Roslyn Landing, Colonial Heights
- Cost is $25 per session
Learn to Water Ski
You can learn to water ski on two skis, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, barefooting, slalom, tubing and more. Lessons are available for novice to experienced skiers. Lessons start in June and run through August.
- Sessions are available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays by appointment only. Pre-registration is required and there is a 4-person minimum per session/lesson.
- Water Ski Launch Site Location: Appomattox Small Boat Harbour
- Cost is $30 per person
Learn to Stand Up Paddle Board
This activity is an exciting full body workout that allows you to explore a scenic trip on the Appomattox River. Participants should wear shorts and a t-shirt (or bathing suit; something that moves with you) and shoes that you don't mind getting wet. Participants must be able to swim and have exceptional balance. The layout and route of the trip is provided. All equipment will be supplied at Roslyn Landing. Equipment includes stand up paddle board, life jacket and paddle. Lessons start in June and run through August. Trips are scheduled for the following dates in 2020: June 24, July 15 & August 12.
- Pre-registration is required one day prior to the day of the event.
- Stand Up Launch Site Location: Roslyn Landing, Colonial Heights
- Cost is $25 per session
- Shooting Sports
Hunting on the Fort Lee 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
Personally Owned Weapons Range (POW):
The POW Range is closed until further notice.~ ODR Management
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.
The range is located across from Bldg. 15014 and is open daily 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
The Trap and Skeet Range is closed until further notice.~ ODR Management
Fort Lee 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 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Shooters pay $3.50 for each 25 targets shot, plus the cost of ammunition if purchased from the range.
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
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
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
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.
Water and Snow Sport Rentals
Item Name Daily Rate 16 ft. John Boat with Bass Pkg. $55 (weekend $110) 16 ft. John Boat with 20 hp, 4-stroke $45 (weekend $90) 14 ft. John Boat with 9.9 hp, 4-stroke $35 (weekend $70) 10 ft. John Boat with trolling motors $25 (weekend $50) Kayaks (single & double/tandem) $20 (weekend $40) Canoe $20 (weekend $40) Paddle Board $20 (weekend $40) Trailer for Kayaks or Canoes $25 (weekend $50) Paddle $5 Life Jacket $5 Water Skis $30 Wakeboard $30 Snowboard $30 Snowboard Boots $15 Snowboard Package $40 Hitch Rack (for Bike, Snowboard or Boat) $15
All registered boat rentals require proof of Boater Safety Course completion.
Item Name Daily Rate Large Frame Tent (6 person) $25 Dome Tent (3 person) $15 Sleeping Bag $10 Sleep Pad $5 Backpack $20
Party and Event Rentals
Item Name Daily Rate 10' x 10' Pop-Up $30 (weekend $35) 20' x 20' Canopy $105 (weekend $160) 20' x 30' Canopy $140 (weekend $210) 20' x 40' Canopy $175 (weekend $260) Folding Chairs $1.25 Folding Tables $6 Port-A-Cool $50
Item Name Daily Rate Bounce House $150 (weekend $225) Fire Truck Combo $200 (weekend $300) Small Water Slide Combo $175 (weekend $250) Small Slide Combo $175 (weekend $250) Basketball Challenge Inflatable $100 (weekend $150) Baseball Challenge Inflatable $100 (weekend $150) Soccer Challenge Inflatable $100 (weekend $150)
Item Name Daily Rate Ice Chest/Cooler, any size $10 Water Cooler $10 Dunk Booth $100 Super Cooker $70 (weekend $100)
Outdoor Sporting Equipment and Games
Item Name Daily Rate Mountain/Road Bike $20 (weekend $40) Full Suspension $50 (weekend $100) Trekking/Hiking Poles $5 Decoys $15 Basketball $5 Soccer Ball $5 Volleyball Set $20 Horseshoe Set $10 Tug-O-War $10 Corn Hole Set $20 Badminton $20 Kan Jam $15 Spikeball $15 Giant Jenga $15 Giant Connect 4 $15 Disc Golf Set with Hole $20 Disc Golf Frisbees $10
Lawn and Garden
Item Name Daily Rate Push Mower $15 Weed Eater $15
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 at Fort Lee plus other local areas to explore. You’ll find information, maps and policies for both off-post hunting and fishing.
Need rental equipment?
Check out our list of available rentals, including camping, sports activities, inflatables and more.
Year ‘Round Classes and Education
We offer a variety of classes to help you expand your outdoor interests and hobbies.
Outdoor Recreation also manages the Recreational Vehicle Storage Lots.