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Boating Requirements
You must have a Washington State Boater Education ID card or equivalent in order to rent a pontoon, jet ski or motorboat. All boats come with appropriate safety equipment — life jackets, flotation cushion, oars or paddles, anchor, motor shut-off key and instructions on boating operations. You must return all equipment at the completion of your rental. To obtain a Washington State Boater Education ID card, visit boatus.org/washington, register and complete the exam. Upon completion, print out the certificate and bring it or your permanent boater card to the office when you rent a watercraft. All patrons renting a motorized boat or jet ski are required to purchase fuel consumed upon the return of the boat/jet ski.

Paddling
For paddling (canoe, kayak and SUPS), please take the required free paddle sports safety course at https://www.boaterexam.com/paddling/

Summer Cove playground open year-round. Splash park open Memorial Day through Sept. 30
Summer Cove San Antonio Pl, Tacoma 98433 United States
Monday
11:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday
11:30am-8:00pm
Wednesday
11:30am-8:00pm
Thursday
11:30am-8:00pm
Friday
11:30am-8:00pm
Saturday
11:30am-8:00pm
Sunday
11:30am-8:00pm
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R4R

Program for Airmen

Northwest Adventure Center 8050 NCO Beach Rd. Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington 98433 United States +1(253)967-7744
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Range 15 - Rifle & Pistol

All privately owned weapons must be registered on base before bringing them onto the installation. Please visit DES's weapons registration page to complete registration prior to visiting the ranges.

Now closed Fridays until May 2023.
15 E Gate Rd Tacoma, Washington 98433 United States +1(253)967-7056
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday
10:00am-4:00pm
DONSAs
10:00am-4:00pm
Holidays
Closed
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Russell Landing Marina

Rent a boat to enjoy a day on American Lake or rent a pavilion for a unit or family picnic. Moorage and dry storage slips are available if you own a boat, and we have a great selection of bait and tackle. We're also able to host a number of special events - ask us about what's coming soon! Now available to rent at Russell Landing, jet skis!

Everything you need for a day out on the water. Fishing poles, bait & tackle, refreshments, snacks. Have your own boat? The boat launch fee is $5.

Closed until end of May 2023
Russell Landing Marina 8981 American Lake Ave JBLM-Lewis North, Washington 98433 United States +1(253)967-2510
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Scuba

Scuba rentals and classes are not available at this time.
Scuba Shop 8050 NCO Beach Rd JBLM-Lewis North, Washington 98433 United States +1(253)967-7744
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Travel Camps and Cabins

Travel Camp
The travel camp is open year-round. We have 48 full hook-up sites with cable television and currently five tent sites. Our campground is located on the shores of beautiful American Lake. For your convenience our campground has common areas that offer lounge areas with color television, coin-operated washers and dryers and restrooms with shower facilities. On-site we have a sewage dump station for patron use. All full hook-up sites have individual sewer as well. We have a propane tank fill station, RV maintenance facility and a selection of RV accessories on-site.
Cabins
Our state-of-the-art outdoor facility opened, featuring a beautiful community of recreational cabins, is an absolute hit with Service members and their families looking to get away and live the great outdoors fantasy.


 

Northwest Adventure Center 8050 NCO Beach Rd Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington 98433 United States +1(253)967-7744
Monday
9:00am-5:30pm
Tuesday
9:00am-5:30pm
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
9:00am-5:30pm
Friday
9:00am-5:30pm
Saturday
9:00am-5:30pm
Sunday
See Camp Host for Travel Camp assistance from 9:00am-3:00pm.
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