Outdoor Recreation includes the DZ aquatic center, skeet and trap range, an RV parking lot and an active outdoor adventure program. Training and trips are planned for such things as camping, hiking, sightseeing, skiing and mountain biking. Call 784-2773 for details and reservations.
Equipment checkout is located at 106 W Street. Open weekdays, ODR provides low cost rentals for camping and sports equipment to base personnel. Among the items available are new inflatable bouncy toys that can be rented for birthday parties or special events, coolers, lanterns, camp stoves, sleeping bags, tents, canopies, tables, chairs, pop-up campers, fishing boats, canoes, trailers and snow skis, boots, bibs, poles and carriers for cars, volleyballs, horseshoes, badminton, croquet sets, etc. Some of the most popular items are the recently purchased ski boats and family pontoon boat adding to the fleet of bass boats.
Outdoor Recreation has outdoor adventures for every season--summer, spring, fall and winter. Don't miss skiing and snowboarding on some of New Mexico's best snow capped mountains, go for a horseback ride and enjoy the scenery of the Lincoln National Forest or enjoy a glass of wine and learn the history of wine making. The staff at Outdoor Recreation plans a variety of trips, so you are sure to find an adventure that's right for you. Contact Outdoor Recreation to find out what places they will explore next.
Trap & Skeet
Trap shooting is a sport that is based on shooting small disks launched into the air. These disks are of various sizes. The disks are shaped somewhat like Frisbees and fly in a nice arc through the air.
The trap and skeet range is located south of the flight line on Raptor Road, building 2318. The range is open Sunday from noon until dark. The range enforces a strict 2-hour rule; if no shooters arrive within the first two hours of opening, the range will close. The range manager can be reached at (575) 784-2819.
The range is available for custom shoots or special events including a squadron challenge or fun shoot. Events can be scheduled for any day of the week. Custom shoots must be confirmed and reserved with Outdoor Recreation ten business days prior to event date. A $75 reservation fee is required to secure the event. To schedule these events contact Outdoor Recreation.
Trap and skeet rounds are sold at the range. Regular rounds are $7.50, 12 gauge ammo is $10 per box and 20 gage ammo is $10 per box. Shotguns, 12 gauge and 20 gauge, are available for rent for use on the range. The rental fee is $10 per shotgun.
A number of boats are available for rental at Outdoor Recreation including John boats, ski boats, pontoon boats, and fishing boats. Also available are canoes and kayaks. Water tubes, boards, water skis and life jackets can be rented as well. There are separate fees depending on the length of your rental--daily, weekly, weekend or holiday rates apply. Reservations for boats can be made 90 days in advance for active duty members and 60 days for retirees or civilian employees. Boat renters must complete a certified boaters safety course prior to making the reservation or release of the rental.
An uncovered RV storage is available for rent. The RV storage is located just behind the Outdoor Recreation building. For rates and space availability contact the staff at Outdoor Recreation.
DZ Aquatic Center
The DZ Aquatic Center offers open swim, swim lessons, pool parties, aqua Zumba, and lap swim. Contact the staff by calling 784-2910. You can visit the DZ Aquatic Center page for information regarding fees and hours of operation.