An official army family and MWR Site

Know Before You Go: By order of the commander, alcohol is prohibited at JBLM public access American Lake beaches to include Shoreline, the Marina, Summer's Cove, and NCO Beach due to numerous incidents of indiscipline. Trash at JBLM beaches also remains a problem. Please pack out what you bring in. There are increased trash receptacles and extra bags for patron use. We appreciate your cooperation and help in keeping our beaches a safe and beautiful place for everyone to enjoy.

Please follow COVID-19 mitigation strategies posted onsite at our facilities and outlined on the COVID Blue Hash: https://jblm.armymwr.com/happenings/covid.

Parks & Pavilions

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  • Summer Cove Splash Park

    Summer Cove Splash Park

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  • Paddle boats, canoes and kayaks for rent from Marina during the summer.

    Paddle boats, canoes and kayaks for rent from Marina during the summer.

  • Shoreline Beach

    Shoreline Beach

  • Fishing dock

    Fishing dock

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Boating Requirements
You must have a Washington State Boater Education ID card or equivalent in order to rent a pontoon 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 are required to purchase fuel consumed upon the return of the boat.

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

Holiday Park Pavilion & Yurt Rental

The Pavilion is rented on a first-come, first-serve reservation basis. This enclosed structure is a double hexagon with high ceilings of natural wood with two fireplaces. It can accommodate one large party with seating for 200.

The Pavilion contains a kitchen with service windows into each area and a telephone for on-base use only. An outdoor barbecue grill can also be utilized.

To reserve the Pavilion, come to Adventures Unlimited (739 Battery Rd.). Reservations must be made in person and can be made up to one year in advance. For pricing and information call +1(253)982-5488.
Recreation facilities (play areas, an open field, outside shelters, grills, and horseshoe pits) are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
One yurt on the campgrounds is also available to rent on a daily basis for $35 per night with reservations. Each yurt has a double bed, table, chairs and a small desk (no electricity). Please bring your own linens.

Lewis Main Splash Park
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Lewis North Pavilion Rentals

RUSSELL LANDING PAVILIONS MAP

  • Tall Firs-Large $105 / The pavilion site sits directly behind Russell Landing Marina and accommodates approximately 150 people.
  • Tall Firs-Small $85 / The pavilion sits directly behind Russell Landing Marina and Tall Firs Large and accommodates approximately 75 people.
  • Summer Cove $65 / The pavilion sits next to a playground and beach near Russell Landing and accommodates approximately 40 people.

Reservations are required for all covered pavilions; a 72-hour cancellation or reschedule notice is required for a full refund less the $10 administrative fee.
The prices above include a $25 refundable deposit which will be returned if the facility is clean, trash is removed and tables are in their original positions. Cleaning fee not required for unit functions. Reservation fee required upfront, call the Northwest Adventure Center at +1(253)967-7744 or Russell Landing Marina at +1(253)967-2510 to arrange the payment.

If this is for a unit function and you are paying with Unit Funds, visit the Unit Funds office to arrange the required payment.

Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the JBLM Splash Park and Playgrounds are provided by MWR for free, for use by our military community (DOD ID cardholders and their sponsored guests). We may open outside of scheduled days due to extremely warm weather.
We are located on Lewis Main near Bowl Arena Lanes and the MWR Fest Tent. If the on-site restrooms are closed, please utilize Bowl Arena Lanes facilities.

Please do not bring barbecues and clean up after your pets.

Shoreline Park

SHORELINE PARK PAVILIONS MAP

  • Lakeview (Bldg. 8271) $105 / Located left of the park entrance, this pavilion accommodates approximately 150 people. 
  • North Shore $65 / Sitting above the water on stilts, this pavilion accommodates approximately 40 people.
  • Sunrise (Bldg. 8273) $105 / Located on the far end of the park on a bluff, this pavilion accommodates approximately 150 people. 

Reservations are required for all covered pavilions; a 72-hour cancellation or reschedule notice is required for a full refund less the $10 administrative fee.
The prices above include a $25 refundable deposit which will be returned if the facility is clean, trash is removed and tables are in their original positions. Cleaning fee not required for unit functions. Reservation fee required upfront, call the Northwest Adventure Center at +1(253)967-7744 or Russell Landing Marina at +1(253)967-2510 to arrange the payment.

If this is for a unit function and you are paying with Unit Funds, visit the Unit Funds office to arrange the required payment.

Summer Cove Splash Park
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Located on American Lake, Summer Cove is a picturesque waterfront park with a shallow wading area, a sandy beach and a huge playground and splash park! Carpool here if you can, limited parking onsite.

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  • Parks & Pavilions
  • Summer Cove playground open year-round. Splash park open Memorial Day through Sept. 30
  • Hours:
    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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Dec 8 4 pm - 7 pm
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Ice Skating at Fest Tent

Dec 8 4 pm - 7 pm

Bellingham Brewery Tour

Dec 10
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Ice Skating at Fest Tent

Dec 10 11 am - 2 pm
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Krampus in Belfair

Dec 10 1:45 pm - 7 pm

Eagle's Pride Bird Walk

Dec 15 8 am - 12 pm
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Mount Rainier Snowshoeing

Dec 17 8 am - 4 pm
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Mount Rainier Snowshoeing

Dec 17 8 am - 4 pm

Sporting Clays

Dec 17 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Fly Fishing 201

Dec 18 9 am - 2 pm
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Check Out Washington

Check Out Washington

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Snowshoeing Trip

Dec 19 7 am - 6 pm

Nature Photography

Dec 20 9 am - 3 pm
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Explore Victoria B.C.

Dec 21 7 am - 6 pm
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Snow Play Day

Dec 22
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DONSA

Dec 23
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DONSA

Dec 23
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Tacoma Night Photography

Dec 23 5 pm - 9 pm

Holiday Hours

Dec 26
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New Year's Eve Snowshoe

Dec 31
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Fly Fishing 101

Jan 7 9 am - 2 pm
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Cross-Country Skiing

Jan 8 7 am - 4 pm

Women's Snowshoe Trip

Jan 8 7 am - 6 pm
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