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The Outdoor Recreation Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base is your gateway to all-season adventures in the Black Hills.
From camping and hiking to climbing and snow sports--whatever calls your name-- our experts are here to help guide and equip you with everything you need to explore the outdoors.
Monumental journeys await you here--and it all begins at Outdoor Recreation.


Whether you're wanting to explore the outdoors, plan an event, or need a shovel for your first South Dakota winter, Outdoor Rec has all the Equipment you need to LIVE, WORK, & PLAY at Ellsworth Air Force Base.

Making a Reservation

Rental reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance. All reservations require a one-day deposit that goes towards the final cost of the rental. Any remaining balance is due when the item is picked up.

Please note that an item rented for Saturday or Sunday is considered a weekend rental. The item must be picked up on Friday after 1300L and returned on Monday before 1200L.

Cancelling a Reservation

72 hour notice is required for refund. If less than 72 hour notice is given, the deposit is forfeited. There will be no refunds due to weather.


Monday-Thursday 1300—1630
Friday 1300—1730

Returning Items

Items must be returned by 1200 hrs, anything late will be subject to a late fee.

All Equipment and Campers returned with full sewage and/or excessively dirty are subject to a minimum $50 surcharge.

Click here for a printable copy of the equipment rentals brochure.
(All rental equipment is subject to availability and prices are subject to change. Please contact Outdoor Rec for the most current prices.)


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Rental Equipment

Outdoor Recreation offers a variety of rental equipment to include; outdoor adventure equipment, watercraft, home maintenance equipment, camping equipment, trailers, RVs, party items and sporting equipment, and winter rentals.

Information, Tickets, and Tours

Located at Outdoor Recreation office, you can get information and tickets to local events and attractions. You can also get discounts on theme parks, hotels, and more for your next vacation! Ellsworth Outdoor Recreation also provides ticket sales for events at The Monument Civic Center!

Disc Golf Course

Located in Memorial Park (across the street from the Rushmore Center on Ellsworth St.) enjoy our free to use disc golf course that takes you around the beautiful Base Lakes!

Adventure Programming
and Classes

Discover the beauty of the Black Hills with Outdoor Recreation. We offer classes on hiking, skiing, biking, camping, rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, and much more!

Lakes and Pavilions

Memorial part contains two gorgeous lakes, a 1.5 mile loop for running and walking, a disc golf course, and several covered pavilions. The pavilions have grills, picnic tables, and plenty of space for your next barbecue.

Recreational Lodging

While visiting the local area, we offer two venues to stay at. Cedar Lodge offers a queen size bed, cable TV, Wi-Fi, washer and dryers, and more! Fam Camp offers water and electrical hookups, Wi-Fi, showers and a pet walking area.

RV Storage Lot

Contact us at (605)385-2997 for availability and pricing!


With over five million acres of forest and mountain lands—the Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota offers the adventure seeker an outdoor oasis to discover life without walls. These local resources will help you explore some of the most popular outdoor activities in the area.


Skills Complex
2750 George Drive
Ellsworth AFB, SD 57706

Contact Us

(605) 385-2997
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Hours of Operation

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday - Thursday
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sundays and Holidays