Northwest Adventure Center

Hours of Operation

Monday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Rentals only. No resale)


8050 NCO Beach Rd
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If you love being outdoors and active, the Northwest Adventure Center can help make it happen for you!

You can sign up for trips and tours, or come to our retail and rental store for equipment checkout.

Many specialty diving classes are available at Joint Base Lewis-McChord SCUBA. Adult SCUBA diving classes include the basic open water, advance, rescue, the master diver, dive master and the dive instructor.

Retail and Rental Store

Our retail store carries everything you need for a wonderful day skiing, fishing, or camping. We have gun sales.

We have a great selection of equipment rentals for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, camping, hiking, barbecuing, etc. 

For more information on all the Northwest Adventure Center has to offer call 253-967-8282/7744.

Adventure Programs

Unit Trips, FRG Trips, Sea Kayaking, Hiking, Mountain Biking, White Water Rafting, Fishing, Bungee Jumping, Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing and many more adventure programs. Go to our adventure trips page.

Escape gravity with JBLM Scuba

Many specialty diving classes are available at Joint Base Lewis-McChord SCUBA (the only 5 Star PADI IDC in the military), located at the Northwest Adventure Center, Building 8050, NCO Beach Road, JBLM-North. Safety is a top priority, and divers with medical problems, such as high blood pressure, must have their doctor’s approval and be medically cleared. 

Equipment Rental Policy

General reservation/cancellation policy
• Phone reservations require a credit card payment.
• No refunds given for early return.
• All fees must be paid in full prior to picking up equipment.
• Reservations for boats and campers can be scheduled as far out as three months to the day.
• Payment in full required for reservation item.
• Eligibility requirements must be met for all rentals.
• Reservations cancellations outside of 72 hours will be charged $10 cancellation changes for each day of the reservation. Inside 72 hours, patron will forfeit the nights' deposit that was taken to hold the item. If patron is changing the reservation, they will be charged a $10 change fee. A separate policy is applied to federal holiday weekends; please ask about details when calling.
Rental policy
• Renter agrees to return equipment in 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.
Camping trailers
In addition to the general policy, the following applies:
• Please ensure towing requirements are met, improper towing setups may result
in loss of reservations.
• Reservations require a minimum of 24 hours notice.
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
If no problem is noted on the receipt, it will be assumed the equipment is issued 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 NAC policy.
Refunds will be issued only by approval of the Director of Outdoor Recreation. Other than special circumstances, no refunds will be issued.
Eligible Patrons
Eligible patrons include active duty military, Department of Defense civilian employees,
U.S. military Retirees and members of the Armed Forces Reserve (18 years or older). Family Members of the above groups, 18 years or older with a military/government ID card are also eligible.

Water Equipment
Item Daily
16' Lund Boat w/20-hp motor (#0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) $70
16' Lund Boat w/25-hp motor (#6, 7, 8, 9) $75
14' Lund Boat w/15-hp motor (#10, 11) $65
16' Lund Boat w/15-hp motor (#12, 13) $65
14' Livingston w/25-hp motor (#15, 16, 17, 18) $68
John Boat $30
15' Canoe (w/ two PFDs & two paddles) $40
Single (sea kayak, sit-on-top) $40
Double (sea kayak, sit-on-top) $45
Fishing kayak $45
Stand-up Paddleboard $45
40-lb thrust electric trolling motor w/ battery $15
Clam gun $5
Crab ring (customer provides buoy) $8
Shrimp pot (customer provides buoy) $6
Fishing pole $5
Personal Flotation Device (PFD) Vest $3

Boat Requirements
• Visit
• Select online course and state of 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
• 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.

Item Daily
19' Springdale Trailer, GVW 5,955 lbs, sleeps 7 $107
18' Springdale Trailer, GVW 6,030 lbs, sleeps 4 $90
16' Ameri Lite Trailer, GVW 3,500 lbs, sleeps 4 $80
18' Jayco Trailer, GVW 3,750 lbs, sleeps 5 $90
Flagstaff A-Frame Trailer, GVW 3,337 lbs, sleeps 2 $75
4-person tent $20
6-person tent $25
Backpack $8
Child carry backpack $5
Camp stove, two-burner $10
Folding cot $5
Lantern, battery $3
Foam sleeping pad $6


Reservable Rental Items
Item Daily
Open utility trailer, 5'x9', 3,000 lbs (BU9) $55
Utility trailer, 5'x10', w/ramp, 1,500 lbs (BU5, BU6) $60
Utility trailer, 5'x8', w/gate, 3,000 lbs (BU8) $45
Motorcycle hauler, 5'x8', 2,990 lbs (BU8) $45
Dual quad trailer, 8'x8', w/ramp, 2,400 lbs (BU10) $45
Covered utility trailer, 5'x8', 1,600 lbs (CU2, CU3) $85
Utility trailer w/gate $60
Hitch & Ball, 2 5/16'' $5
Gas Barbecue Trailer $75
Charcoal Trailer $65
Canopy, 10'x10' $45
Canopy, 10'x20' $75
Folding chair $2
Folding table $8
Dunk tank $100
Bounce house $175
Inflatable billiards $175
Inflatable archery $175


Item  Daily
Cotton candy machine $40
Popcorn machine $40
Snow cone machine $40
Hot dog machine $40
Generator, gas, 2,000 watts $35
Fire pit $12
Volleyball/net $25
Tug-of-war rope $15
Yard jenga $20
3-in-1 yard games (cornhole, ladder golf, washers) $25
General sports box (volleyball and net, four softballs, two bats, eight gloves, horseshoe set, croquet set, 2 frisbees and football) $25
Garden plot $25


Winter Equipment
Item Daily 3-Day
Downhill ski package (includes ski/boots/poles) $35 $70
Snowboard package (includes board/boots) $35 $70
Skis (downhill) $25 $50
Ski boots (downhill) $15 $30
Ski poles (downhill) $8 $16
Snowboard (no boots) $28 $30
Snowboard boots $15 $30
Downhill ski boots $10 $19
Snowshoes (without poles) $18 $36
Snow tube $25 -
Helmet $5 $8
Maintenance Cost
Ski tune-up (Sharpening, rust removal, lubrication, P-Tex, and hot wax) $26
Snowboard tune-up (Sharpening, rust removal, P-Tex, and hot wax) $26
Ski/snowboard hot wax $15
Ski binding removal $16
Mount binding $26
Adjust bindings $11
Torque testing $11
P-Tex bottom repair starts at $11
Rust removal $9
Sharpen/edge $11
Speed wax $11
Quick wax $5


RV Storage Lots

Need to store your RV or boat? We have covered and uncovered storage spaces available to rent.

The storage facility is fully enclosed with a locked gate, and the minimum storage time is one month. Only registered patrons will have access to the RV Storage areas. 

RV Storage prices
Lot Monthly
20' & under uncovered $45
21'–30' uncovered $50
20' covered $65
31'–39' uncovered $55
40' uncovered $60
40' covered $100

Band Lot (off Plant Road); Stable Lot (off Main Street near horse stables); Main Street Lot (near Army museum)