The Outdoor Recreation Center is the hub for “almost” everything you would like to do outdoors here in Alaska. We boast a wide range of activities:

Rec On Program • Single Airmen Program • Women in the Wilderness Program • Warrior Adventure Quest • Custom Trips • Professional Outdoor Guides • Quality Gear and Instruction • Equipment and Recreational Vehicle Rentals • Campgrounds • and lots more!


Are you looking for adventure? The Outdoor Adventure program is prepared to take you on the journey of a lifetime! Tag along with our experienced guides as we lead you through the beautiful Alaskan landscapes. Click here for more information about the Outdoor Adventure Program and to view available trips in season’s OAP Guide.


Recreation permits are required to recreate in undeveloped portions of JBER. Hunting/fishing anywhere on JBER requires an iSportsman recreational permit and state-issued hunting/fishing license, even when conducted at an FSS facility/event or military sponsored event. Recreating on the road system outside the cantonment areas also requires an iSportsman pass. Please click here for more information.


We have a variety of equipment rentals year-round for a nominal fee. Click here to see more and reserve yours today!


Larger boats and recreational vehicles can be found at ORC-R, located in Bldg. 794 Davis Highway, JBER-R. This facility is open for pickup and drop off only, for Summer equipment, once reservation is made at Bldg. 7301.



Get back in touch with nature by visiting JBER’s Campgrounds! Choose from Black Spruce (JBER-R) or Fam Camp (JBER-E) and enjoy a cozy night in the wilderness. Campgrounds operate on a first come, first served basis with priority given to Active-Duty Service Members who need accommodations due to PCS moves.



You can obtain your Alaska State hunting and/or fishing licenses from us for the same price as you will find outside the gates!


Otter Lake is a picturesque outdoor recreation area nestled amid spruce and birch trees located on the back side of JBER. Rent a cabin or camp out by lakeside during Alaska’s sunny, temperate summers. The boat house offers a variety of aquatic rentals for use on the lake during the Summer including Rowboats, Canoes, Kayaks, Stand-Up Paddle Boards, Paddle Boats, and Sail Boats.


Got an RV? Store it with us! We have 7 RV Storage lots located throughout JBER. For your convenience, all of our lots are accessible 24/7 through our secure key card gate systems.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Outdoor Recreation Center, BLDG. 7301 is located on the JBER-E side, directly behind Hangar 5.

Many of our trips are all day and rigorous and therefore designed for older participants.  Age requirements vary depending on the specific trip:

Ages 10+ can participate in our Matanuska River Rafting Trip and can be riders for our ATV Eklutna and Hillberg Trip.

Ages 12+ can participate in our Indoor Rock Climbing Classes, SUP Trips, or to be a rider for our Snow Machine Trips.