If you love being outdoors and active, the Northwest Adventure Center can help make it happen for you! Sign up for trips and tours, and check out the retail and rental store.
- Adventure Programs
Seasonal adventure trips include sea kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, fishing, bungee jumping, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and many more. Choose from trips on the monthly adventure calendar, or schedule a private trip with Family and friends or for your unit or FRG. Read more about adventure trips.
- Equipment Rental
We support units with free rental of picnic kits to support unit functions and protocol events! Free Unit Issue Memo
Equipment Rental Periods
The equipment is offered based on availability and at the discretion of the manager.
Equipment items can be picked up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the date reserved for. All equipment must be returned by 2 p.m. on the due date. Items returned after that time on the same day will be charged an additional $25. Items returned after their due date will be charged the daily rate plus the $25 late fee per day.
Travel trailer, boats, grills and utility trailers can be reserved up to 30 days in advance.
All other items are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Customers are required to pay for 100% of the rental at the time of reservation. Cancelations made within 7 calendar days will not receive a refund. Cancelations made outside 7 calendar days will receive a full refund.
Rental Equipment Damages and Delinquencies
The user is responsible for full restitution of value of any equipment lost, damaged or stolen. If you cannot return the items on schedule, contact our office to explain the situation; this may prevent additional charges. All items issued will be checked upon return.
Inspect Each Item Checked Out Before Leaving the Facility
Please take proper steps to inspect all equipment before you check it out and notify a staff member of any obvious damages or lack of cleanliness; this may prevent additional charges. If no problem is noted on the receipt, it will be assumed the equipment is issued in good, clean, damage-free condition. Damage or loss of any items will be charged to the user for the cost to repair or replace the item in accordance with base regulations.
• Renter agrees to return equipment in the same condition as it was issued. Renter is responsible for any lost or damaged equipment.
• Early returns will not be credited.
• Does not include loading and unloading, tie-down straps or rope.
• Fuel (gasoline, propane, charcoal, etc.) must be full upon return.
• Late equipment will be charged the normal daily rate until returned.
• Rentals must be returned before 5 p.m.
In addition to the general policy, the following applies:
• Please ensure towing requirements are met, improper towing setups may result in loss of reservations.
Refunds will be issued only by approval of the Director of Outdoor Recreation. Other than special circumstances (i.e. medical emergency, deployment or other military job related tasking), absolutely no refunds will be issued. Proper official documentation is required for special circumstances.
- FFL Transfers
Washington state laws regarding the transfer of firearms have significantly changed.
The JBLM Outdoor Recreation Program is a federally licensed dealer but can no longer directly process NICS checks for handguns and semiautomatic assault rifles. Instead, ODR will submit NICS check requests to the county in which patrons reside. With this new law, you should expect a response on or about 10 days from the date your request is received (if your transaction is placed on a 30-day hold, your response will be delayed to on or about the 30th day). Further, the above additional background checks are now required on transfers of semiautomatic assault rifles, frames and receivers. Additionally, for transfers on semiautomatic rifles, proof of a safety course is now required.
- Retail and Rental Store
Our retail store carries everything you need for a wonderful day skiing, fishing or camping. We have a great selection of equipment rentals for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, camping, hiking and barbecuing and also have gun sales.
- RV Storage Lots
Need to store your RV or boat? We have covered and uncovered storage spaces available to rent. Visit our RV Storage page for details.
- Water Equipment
Rent equipment online! (desktop computer link)
• Visit boatus.org/washington.
• Print or show digital copy of certificate at time of reservation.
• Completion of training will be annotated on household account for future reservations
Paddlecraft (Canoe, Kayak, SUP) Requirements
• Visit boaterexam.com/paddling.
• Complete training.
• Print or show digital copy of certificate at time of reservation.
• Completion of training will be annotated on household account for future reservations.
- POV Resale Lots
Lewis POV Resale Lot
- You can register up to 3 weeks at a time.
- The fee for a car is $5 a week, $10 for a vehicle or item taking up 2 spaces, and $15 a week for an item requiring our biggest spaces.
The Lewis POV Resale Lot is on the corner of Kaufman Ave and Pendleton Ave. For large vehicles, like RVs, please visit the American Lake Conference Center Parking lot at 8085 NCO Beach Rd.
The Lewis Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Resale Lot currently consists of 30 numbered spaces. These parking spaces constitute the only authorized public vehicle resale area on Lewis-Main/North. Unit parking areas, or other public lots, are not authorized resale areas.
Authorized personnel desiring to use the Lewis Vehicle Resale Lot will report to the Northwest Adventure Center, 8050 NCO Beach Rd, with appropriate state registration and proof of insurance documentation. Vehicle owners displaying proper state and post registration documents and proof of insurance will be issued a Resale Lot Permit with an expiration date of 14 days from the date of issue. If space is unavailable in the lot at the time, the owner will not be issued a permit but will be added to a waiting list and notified as soon as space becomes available. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
To register your POV, trailer or boat for resale on out POV resale lot, please bring proof of insurance and registration for the vehicle being sold. You may pay weekly or for the whole time, however, if the item sells before the time is up on your reservation, no refund will be given.
Upon issue of a permit, the authorized user will park his vehicle in the numbered space assigned and ensure that all property is removed from the vehicle and that the vehicle is properly secured. Permits will be displayed in a visible location on or in the vehicle.
McChord Field POV Resale Lot
To register your POV, trailer or boat for resale on the POV resale lot, bring proof of insurance and registration for the vehicle being sold to the Northwest Adventure Center. You can register for up to three weeks at a time. The fee for a car is $5 a week, $10 for a vehicle or item taking up 2 spaces and $15 a week for an item requiring our biggest spaces. You may pay weekly or for the whole time; however, if the item sells before the time is up on your reservation, no refund will be given.
- JBLM Scuba
The scuba class program is currently on hold.
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