Outdoor Recreation

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Outdoor Recreation oversees Recreation Lodging (Cedar Lodge & FAMCAMP), Equipment Rental, ITT, Aquatics, and Outdoor Adventure Programs, while offering many special events throughout the year.

Recreation Lodging

    Visit the Recreation Lodging page to learn more about Cedar Lodge and FAMCAMP.

Equipment Rental
    Visit the Equipment Rental page for a complete list of items.

Information, Tickets, & Travel (ITT)
    Visit the ITT page to view current offers and promotions. 

Facility Reservations
    Bandit Lake Pavilion - Picnic Area I
    Heritage Lake Pavilion - Picnic Area II (1 Grill)
    High Plains Pavilion - Picnic Area III (2 Grills)
 There is a $25.00 fee to use the pavilion area and is due upon reservation. Picnic areas and base lakes are to be vacated by 2100. NO Open fires will be permitted except in barbecue grills.
Visit the Base Lakes page for more information and Base Lake rules.

Recreational Vehicle Storage
    Looking to store a boat, camper, or enclosed trailer? Recerational vehicle storage is available on base through Outdoor Recreation and Equipment Rental. Spots are around 30' or longer. Outside spots are back-in lots. Middle spots are pull through lots. Price is $13 per month and 24-hour access.
  Terms and conditions: DoD eligible personnel must be owner of vehicle being stored.
  Storage lots are for local Ellsworth/Rapid City eligible residents. No more than one unit will occupy a single space.
The registered unit is the only authorized unit in the assigned space. It is the owner's responsibility to maintain property in good working order.
It is the owner's responsibility to update out office with contact information.

    Visit the Swimming Pools page for information on our Indoor and Outdoor Pools.

Ellsworth AFB Rod & Gun Club
    Annual Rod & Gun Club members receive a free on-base fishing permit, a $2 per round discount at Trap and Skeet, and 24 hour access to the Doolittle Archery Range. Visit the Rod & Gun Club page to learn more. 


Ice Skating Tickets for Main Street Square coming soon!

Cost is $4 for adult day pass or $3 for youth and $3 for ice skate rental. 
Tickets can be purchased at Outdoor Recreation, for additional information call (605) 385-2997.


Disc Golf Course located along the Heritage and Bandit Lake(s)

Skate Park located next to the Bellamy Fitness Center

Climbing Wall available located inside the Pride Hangar

Ice Skating Rink located by the Dakota's Club (Open November - February Weather Permitting)


Outdoor Recreation Terms and Conditions
-All trips must have the deposit or be paid in full at the time of registration. NO EXCEPTIONS. 


  • Hours of Operation
    Spring/Summer Hours
    Effective Memorial Day - Labor Day

    0700 - 1630
    Tuesday - Thursday
    0900 - 1630
    0900 - 1800

    Fall/Winter Hours
    Effective Labor Day - Memorial Day

    0700 - 1630
    Tuesday & Thursday
    0900 - 1630
    0900 - 1800

    Outdoor Rec will be open from 0900-1600
    on Wednesday, 22 Nov.

    2750 George Drive
    (605) 385-2997