Here's information about recreation, fitness centers, outdoor activities and other things to do aboard Camp Lejeune.
The Onslow Beach Recreational Area is located between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. Beach facilities are open to all active duty, retired military personnel, civilian employees and their families. Beachfront cottages, cabanas, lodges and ospreys are available all year long. Onslow Beach is staffed with lifeguards from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Other amenities include picnic areas for large group parties, swimming areas and oceanfront open-air covered seashells complete with tables, chairs, dressing rooms and showers. There is a new pet policy in place; call to find out how to make your pet a part of the family vacation.
You may make lodging and camping reservations at the Onslow Beach Guest Services Office, or call 440-7502. The Guest Services Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All payments are due within two working days after reservations are made.
Onslow Beach also hosts special events throughout the year, including its Retiree Week, Seaside Cinema evenings and annual Fossil Fair; visit www.mccslejeune.com/beach for current information.
A Marine Mart is located on the beach, offering food, beverages and all beach necessities. This exchange is open year round with limited hours during the off season.
The marinas are the center for all boating, canoeing and sailing at Camp Lejeune and are open year round. Gottschalk Marina (located off Julian C. Smith Road) and Courthouse Bay Marina offer sailboats, rowboats, paddleboats, canoes, kayaks and private craft docking. Call Gottschalk, 451-8307, or Courthouse Bay, 440-7386, for more information and hours of operation.
For more information on the MCAS New River Marina call 449-6578.
Camp Lejeune’s newly renovated, 32 lane Bonnyman Bowling Center is located in Bldg 89 at Hadnot Point. It offers black light bowling, leagues, a pro shop, a party room and an arcade, and is available for parties and small gatherings. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 2 to 9 p.m. For league and other information call 451-5121.
The MCAS New River bowling center can be reached at 449-4921.
The Paradise Point Golf course is located on Brewster Boulevard and features two 18-hole courses available for play: the Gold Course (the oldest 18-hole golf course in the Marine Corps) for the experienced golfer and the Scarlet Course for the less-experienced golfer. The clubhouse offers a well-stocked pro shop, a snack bar, an outdoor pavilion and lounge area that may both be reserved for special occasions. Clubs and carts are available for those who’d rather not walk the course. There are also putting greens and two driving ranges available for those looking for a little practice.
Free or low-cost golf clinics are conducted periodically, and individual golf lessons with a PGA Professional are available by appointment for a nominal fee. The course is open daily, 6:30 a.m. to sunset. For more information call 451-5445.
Camp Lejeune boasts a number of indoor pools that function both as military training facilities and recreational swimming venues. Swim programs from “water baby” level to adult lessons are available year round. Information can be obtained from the Aquatics Office at 449-9616. Please visit www.mccslejeune.com/pools for complete information.
The Olympic size outdoor pool at Tarawa Terrace is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Call 450-1610 for more information.
The Paradise Point Officers’ Club pool is open to all officers, their families and guests from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information, call 451-1316.
Camp Lejeune is the place to be for Outdoor Adventures! From recreation, camping and picnic areas to kayaking, fishing, stand up paddleboarding and more, there’s something for everyone! For more information or reservations, please call 451-1440 or visit www.mccslejeune.com/outdoor.
Skeet and Trap Shooting
Camp Lejeune is home to the new McIntyre-Parks Recreational Shooting Complex featuring eight skeet fields with two trap overlays with a five stand overlay for recreational shooting. Ammunition may be purchased for a nominal fee. The range is open Thursday through Sunday as well as Federal Holidays. For more information call 451-3889.
The Archery Range consists of eight lanes with known distance targets. For more information, call 451-3889 or visit mccslejeune.com/archery.
The fitness centers at Camp Lejeune offer the latest fitness/wellness programming. Designed for those who wish to develop and maintain the optimum in physical conditioning and health, the centers offer the opportunity to enjoy individualized and/or group activities. Individual assessment and instruction at all levels is readily available from a highly competent, professional staff. Programs currently offered through the fitness centers include: personal fitness training, weight management, comprehensive group exercise classes, small group training, high altitude training, endurance challenges, run/walk programs, Combat Fitness Training, strength training and more. Call 451-0025 for more information or visit www.mccslejeune.com/fitness.
The Wallace Creek Fitness Center, located on Birch Street and the newest addition to the arsenal, features all of this, plus an elevated track, rock-climbing wall, juice bar, indoor lap pool, outdoor running tracks and a FEMA shelter. Please visit the mccslejeune.com/fitness website for the details of this state-of-the-art center.
Fitness Center Information:
Monday-Thursday, 4 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday-Friday, 4 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bldg 2457 on Tarawa Boulevard
Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bldg #M-168, Main Service Road
Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bldg 401 on McHugh Blvd.
Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
MIDWAY PARK “SWEAT SHOP”
Bldg LCH 4014, Midway Park Community Center
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
NRAS FITNESS CENTER
Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
NRAS FAMILY FITNESS CENTER
Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday
Camp Lejeune offers several gymnasiums throughout base. Some facilities have limited fitness equipment; all offer basketball. For more information, call 451-3762.
Area 5 Gym is the proud home of the USMC Wrestling team.
Goettge Memorial Field House is a large venue that can accommodate anything from sporting events to large group gatherings. Goettge also houses the offices for the Intramural and Varsity Sports teams (451-2061/2710), as well as the Aquatics Office (449-9616).
New River Gym can be reached by calling 449-6714/6436.
The Intramural Sports Program promotes good sportsmanship and goodwill with year-round programs for both men and women. Sports include basketball, volleyball, softball, golf, soccer, flag football and tackle football. For more information, call 451-2061 or visit www.mccslejeune.com/sports. Information on leagues is available through the Athletic Office at 451-2061 or 451-2710.
The New River Athletic Office can be reached at 449-5609.
Hunting and Fishing
There are numerous opportunities for sportsmen to hunt and fish aboard Camp Lejeune.
The Base Game Warden oversees all hunting and fishing activities. Hunting and Fishing is permitted in accordance with federal, state and base regulations. Active-duty, retired military, and civilian employees are authorized to hunt and fish. The public may participate as a sponsored guest.
Base hunting and fishing permits are available through the base Game Warden and all persons wishing to hunt must pass a base hunter’s safety test in addition to meeting the state hunter safety requirement. For more information about outdoor pursuits stop by the game warden’s office on Parachute Tower Road, call 451-5226.