Outdoor Recreation

Hours of Operation

Monday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Holidays Closed

Contact

Bldg 15014
5th Street
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Tel:
+1 (804)765-2212

Military DSN Tel:
(312)539-2212

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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.

Boating Safety Course

Outdoor Recreation also manages the Recreational Vehicle Storage Lots.

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).

Schedule:
January 13th, February 10th, March 10th

Water Sports

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.

  • Participants must register 2 days 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. 

  • 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:
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
Hunting Guidelines

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. 

Archery Range:
3-D and Traditional archery tournaments are held throughout the year.  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


Trap and Skeet Range:
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. Wednesday through Sunday. Shooters pay $3.50 for each 25 targets shot, plus the cost of ammunition if purchased from the range.  

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

Items may be reserved up to 30 days in advance. No reservations will be taken without a 50% reservation fee. This fee is non-refundable.

Rentals

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
Paddle $5
Life Jacket $5
Water Skis $30
Wakeboard $30
Snowboard $30


All registered boat rentals require proof of Boater Safety Course completion. 

Free Online Course

Camping Equipment

Item Name Daily Rate
Large Frame Tent (6 person) $25
Dome Tent (3 person) $15

 

Party and Event Rentals

Item Name Daily Rate
40' x 80' Canopy $450
20' x 20' Canopy $105
20' x 30' Canopy $140
20' x 40' Canopy $175
Folding Chairs $1
Folding Table $5

 

Inflatables

Item Name Daily Rate
Moon Walk Inflatable $150
Fire Truck Inflatable $200
Slide Inflatable $200
Basketball Challenge Inflatable $100
Baseball Challenge Inflatable $100
Soccer Challenge Inflatable $100

 

Outdoor Items

Item Name Daily Rate
Ice Chest, any size $10
Dunk Booth $100
Super Cooker $70
Gas Cooker $75

 

Outdoor Sporting Equipment and Games

Item Name Daily Rate
Basketball $5
Soccer Ball $5
Volleyball Set $20
Horseshoe Set $10
Tug-O-War $5
Bean Bag Toss Set $20
Strongman EZ Striker $50

 

Lawn and Garden

Item Name Daily Rate
Push Mower $15
Weed Eater $15