Parks & Pavilions
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.
For paddling (canoe, kayak and SUPS), please take the required free paddle sports safety course at https://www.boaterexam.com/paddling/
Program for Airmen
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.
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.
Travel Camps and Cabins
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.
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.