Morale, Welfare and Recreation
The Fort Indiantown Gap Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) program is designed to improve the quality of life for members of the military, their family members, military retirees and eligible civilian employees. From outdoor recreation programs to bargains on travel for entertainment to fitness gyms and pools, there’s an option for anyone who wants to get moving.
For the most up-to-date information on facility hours, special events and more:
Hunting, Fishing and Wood Yard
FTIG offers a variety of game species for the hunter, including deer, turkey, bear, spring gobbler and small game. Open seasons are in conjunction with Pennsylvania Game Commission dates. For more information on hunting in Pennsylvania, visit www.pgc.state.pa.us.
Sportsmen will enjoy fishing for trout, bass and other fish in the stocked streams and lakes of Fort Indiantown Gap. The seasons are the same as Pennsylvania’s Fish and Boat Commission’s seasons. For more information, you can visit their website at www.fish.state.pa.us or call 877-707-4085.
Hunting and fishing on the installation are open to the public; however, training priorities for the armed forces take precedence, and this may result in certain areas being closed. Call the information line to find out which areas are open.
The wood yard is open by appointment only. The logs are precut in 8- to 10-foot lengths and customers are responsible for cutting and loading their own firewood at their own risk.
In addition to Pennsylvania game laws, Fort Indiantown Gap is subject to FTIG Regulation 215-2 Morale, Welfare and Recreation: Hunting, Fishing, Wood Gathering and Outdoor Recreation in the Training Areas, which outlines all mandates. Copies are available at FTIG Range Operations.
All participants MUST attend a safety briefing offered four to six times a year and pay the applicable access fee. Safety make-up briefs are granted for deployed Soldiers.
No horseback riding, boating, ATVs or snowmobiles are permitted on post.
Call for information on hunting and safety classes 717-861-2806
Call for recorded information on what areas are open 717-861-2100
Information about the wood yard 717-861-2672
Visit http://ftig.png.pa.gov for extensive information regarding fishing and hunting at Fort Indiantown Gap.
Picnic Areas and Equipment
Enjoy a unit event or family barbecue at one of our 12 picnic pavilions scattered in scenic areas across post, including Marquette Lake and poolside. Each pavilion can comfortably seat about 50 people. Most pavilions have electricity, grills, volleyball courts and horseshoes. All are available for a small fee.
If you are hosting a larger group, Area 12 has four closely located pavilions that may be rented together, allowing for groups up to 300. Rental equipment including a super-cooker (serves 300), 7-foot grills (serves 125) and canopies are available.
If you wish to serve alcohol at your outdoor event, a waiver must be submitted to the post commander prior to the event.
Leisure Travel Services (LTS)
Building 9-65 (inside Community Club)
See a show in NYC, go whitewater rafting or ride some coasters — leisure travel can get you there. LTS is the one place to go to take care of all your travel needs. LTS sells discount tickets to a variety of local, regional and national attractions. LTS also offers travel packages, including bus tours departing from Fort Indiantown Gap to exciting locations.
Summer (April to September): 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
Winter (October to March): 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Friday through Saturday
(FTIG during business hours) 717-861-3994
(Intersection of Blair Road and Anderson Road)
Cool off after a day of training or bring the kids to enjoy a day swimming at the 25-meter pool, with water slide, concession stand and locker rooms. Chaise lounges are located poolside. A playground is adjacent to the pool with pavilions available for rental.
Rates: Military active and retired $4, federal and state employees $5, all others $6. Children under 5 are free. Season and family passes are available.
Open June through August only.
11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily
Call — Pool 717-861-2656
Call — Concession Stand 717-861-2994
Call — Out of season 717-861-2711
Blue Mountain Sports Arena
The arena boasts fully equipped locker rooms with saunas and complimentary towels, a basketball court that divides into two regulation volleyball courts and two racquetball courts. The three cardio rooms are outfitted with flat-screen televisions, rowers, bikes, treadmills, steppers and elliptical machines. The weight room has a large selection of free weights as well as Nautilus and Cybex equipment.
The Sky Box multipurpose room features TV and DVD players for individual and group use. Organized fitness classes, like yoga and Zumba, are offered year-round at Blue Mountain Sports Arena.
5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
The gym closes one hour earlier Monday through Friday during winter months.
Warrior Fitness Center
Open 24/7, the Warrior Fitness Center allows Soldiers to fit in a workout regardless of the time constraints of their mission. The satellite facility is equipped with vending machines, lockers, locker rooms, treadmills, elliptical machines, bikes, free weights and Nautilus machines. The space is monitored by the Fort Indiantown Gap Police Department via video cameras. An access card is required for use. Units will be issued access cards upon request showing a copy of a valid DA 1687. Individuals may visit Blue Mountain Sports Arena for information on how to receive an access card.
Blue Mountain Track
Located one block from the sports arena, the track is a certified quarter-mile track. It’s available for individual or group PT. To schedule a PT test, you must contact FTIG Range Operations.
Sports Fields and Equipment
At no cost to Soldiers, there are two new, lighted multipurpose courts for basketball and volleyball — one in Area 12 adjacent to the Warrior Fitness Center and another in Area 13 behind Building 13-190. You can bring your own equipment or rent equipment from the Blue Mountain Arena or Recreation Center.
Fort Indiantown Gap has two new fields in area 14 available for rent, as well as a soccer and football field available in Area 5 with a small reservation fee.