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Outdoor Rec Expo & Fishing Derby

Learn all about JBLM Outdoor Rec! Free National Parks passes, free kids' fishing tank, free bouncies, free climbing wall and more!

Note: This event has already passed.

Join us for the Outdoor Rec Expo & Fishing Derby Saturday, June 11 at Shoreline Park!

  • Fishing derby from 7-10 a.m. (Washington State's free fishing day! No license required.) Service members can earn Fields of Friendly Strife points! Note: The Fishing Derby requires your own equipment. Fish from kids' fishing tank cannot be entered into the fishing derby competition.


From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. you’ll be able to see a variety of workshops, demonstrations, rentals and opportunities to learn about JBLM’s Outdoor Rec program!

  • Free America the Beautiful passes for Active Duty and their family members, Veterans and Gold Star family members (from U.S. Forest Service)
  • Instruction and free demonstrations of SUPs and kayaks
  • Free kids' fishing tank 
  • Free climbing wall for kids
  • Free bounce houses
  • Free mini-axe throwing (closed-toed shoes required to participate)
  • Paddleboard races
  • Live music
  • Door prizes include: Fishing & camping equipment, outdoor rec trips, rentals of kayaks/boats/paddleboards and cabin stays
  • Outdoor Rec Adventure films on the outdoor screen
  • Food available for purchase

Please note: Outdoor Rec facilities will be closed June 11 to support the Outdoor Rec Expo, with the exception of Russell Landing Marina, Shotgun Shooting Complex and the Rifle & Pistol Range (#15).