Outdoor Recreation Service Center

Hours of Operation

West and East Beach Pavilions, Patios, Playgrounds, and Equipment Rentals CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Holiday Hours Subject to Change 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day Closed

Contact

Outdoor Recreation Service Center
Bldg 24235
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (334)255-4305

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Beginning 23 May Outdoor Recreation will be open for boat rentals by reservation ONLY. To schedule pick-up time, call +1 (334) 255-4305.

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Outdoor Recreation is located on the West Beach side of Lake Tholocco, Fort Rucker. Lake Tholocco is a 676.8-acre lake that offers numerous recreational activities. Boating, skiing and swimming are favorite sports at the lake. Facilities include four fishing piers, beaches, pavilions, and clean restrooms. Outdoor Recreation is EFMP Friendly!

West Beach, Lake Tholocco Aquatics

Contact

West Beach Swimming closed for season

Johnson Rd.
Bldg. 24207
Google Map

Tel:
+1(334)255-4305

Daily Admission Fees:  
Ages 2 & under: FREE
Ages 3–12: $2.00
Ages 13–17:    $2.75
Ages 18+: $3.50
Recreational Equipment Checkout
  • Civilians must be sponsored by Active Duty Soldiers, Retired Military, DoD personnel, Veterans who were awarded to Purple Heart, Veterans who are former POWs, or Veterans classified by the VA as having a service-connected disability to rent from Outdoor Recreation (ODR)
  • Patrons must be 18 or older to rent from ODR
  • Equipment fees must be paid at the time of reservation
  • Over-the-phone reservations are accepted for those with a valid Visa or MC credit card
  • Payment fees will not be refunded without a 24-hrs notice of cancellation
  • Equipment must be picked up and dropped off between 1000-1200 unless otherwise specified
  • Patrons will be held financially responsible for damaged/missing equipment up to item replacement cost
  • Any equipment scheduled for nightly rental must be picked up between 1500-1600 and dropped off by 1000
  • Patrons will be required to complete the Fort Rucker Boater Safety Course to utilize rental vessels
  • All boats must stay on Lake Tholocco except kayaks and canoes
  • Travel trailers can be delivered and set-up at Engineer Beach RV Park & Campground for an additional fee. Patrons must make their own reservation with Lake Lodging for the camp site
  • All off-post deliveries & set-ups must be with 10 miles of Fort Rucker Outdoor Recreation
Pavilion Checkout
  • Outdoor Recreation oversees picnic areas at Lake Tholocco (West & East Beach), Beaver Lake, and Buckhorn Lake. Patrons will need to reserve pavilion areas through Outdoor Recreation (Bldg 24235 Johnston Road), or call at +1 (334)255-4305.
  • Reservations are subjected to change due to inclement weather or military requirements.
  • Picnic areas are authorized for use on a first come-first served basis, unless reserved through the Outdoor Recreation Pro Shop. Reservations are confirmed only after receipt of appropriate fees, and are subject to cancellation restrictions.

 

Conditions of Use

  • Lake Tholocco (West & East Beach), Buckhorn Lake, and Beaver Lake are open from sunrise to sunset. To remain after dark, patrons must have written consent from Outdoor Recreation.
  • There is no recreational (boating, tubing or swimming) activity allowed on Lake Tholocco after sunset.
  • Patrons are responsible for keeping a rental sales receipt in their possession while utilizing rented pavilions.
  • Driving or parking on the grass is prohibited.
  • Pets are only allowed in the designated pet areas. Pets are not allowed on the beach, or in the swimming area, and must be kept on a leash at all times. You must clean up and dispose of any pet waste.
  • Loitering in the vehicle parking lot is not permitted.
  • Alcohol may not be consumed in the vehicle parking lot areas.
  • Glass is not allowed in any picnic area, park area, or vehicle parking area.
  • Music must be maintained at a respectful volume that does not interfere with other patrons in the area. Please play music that is appropriate in a Family environment.
  • Leaving children unattended at any Fort Rucker lake or picnic/park area will be governed by guidance in the Army Aviation Warfighting Center Regulation 608-6, Supervision of Children. (January 2007)
  • Patrons will be responsible for cleaning up the area used prior to leaving.

 

Cancellation

  • Patrons may cancel without financial penalty by giving a cancellation 24-hours prior to the reservation day.
Inflatables

Jungle Jumps

Large Jumping Area

13x19x15 feet*

*walking room still required

 

Call for pricing +1 (334) 255-4305

Mentorship Program

The Outdoor Mentorship Program encourages participants to be good stewards in all areas pertaining to the Great Outdoors. Mentors connect with Soldiers and Civilians, in and around the installation, to enlist their assistance on recreational matters. Mentorship opportunities are available in the following categories: Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Water Sports, and General Outdoor Sports. General Outdoor Sports Mentors for outdoor sports will be expected to have any varying level of expertise as it pertains to the sport in which they sign up. All levels of sportsmen are advised to sign up to be mentors to foster an environment of good sportsmen and women as it pertains to common courtesies and practices.

 

Camping

Camping mentors are expected to have general knowledge of local areas that are open for camping, general fire safety and survival tools. RV and Travel Trailer campers will be expected to offer best practices for the operation and towing of those vehicles. Please be prepared to share general experiences of local campgrounds and places of interest.

 

Fishing

Fishing mentors will be expected to have proper identification and licensing as they pertain to local laws and regulation on and off Fort Rucker. Mentors are expected to have a good to excellent level of knowledge as it pertains to the conservation practices of local area fisheries i.e. creel limit, catch limit. Mentors should be able to advise pupils of local and state regulations and policies as it pertains different safety requirements and practices. It is expected that mentors will have fair knowledge of local fishing areas on and off Fort Rucker.

 

Hunting

Hunting mentors will be expected to have proper identification and licensing as they pertain to local laws and regulation on and off Fort Rucker. Mentors are expected to have a good to excellent level of knowledge as it pertains to the conservation practices of local area wild game. Mentors should be able to advise pupils of local and state regulations and policies as it pertains different safety requirements and practices. It is expected that mentors will have fair knowledge of local hunting areas on and off Fort Rucker.

 

Water Sports

Canoeing, Kayaking, Boating, and Whitewater mentors will be expected to have proper identification and licensing as they pertain to local laws and regulation on and off Fort Rucker. Mentors are expected to have a good to excellent level of knowledge as it pertains to the safety of the water sports listed above. Mentors should be able to advise pupils of local and state regulations and policies as it pertains different safety requirements and practices. It is expected that mentors will have fair knowledge of local water sport areas on and off Fort Rucker.