Fort Drum Community


Ft Drum Family and Morale, Welfare MWR
Community Recreation 
Division (CRD)

10783 Chapel Drive

Adventure Training


Building P-11115


Fort Drum Adventure Training offers Soldiers and Family members exciting adventure training and recreational opportunities. Activities include paintball, guided all-terrain vehicle and snowmobile trips, sportsman shooting (archery, skeet, trap and range) and extreme sports such as mountain biking and whitewater rafting. Let us know what adventure you would like to have and we’ll do our best to make it available.

Automotive Skills Center (CRD)


Building P-11120


The Automotive Skills Center offers equipment and tools for authorized users caring for their own vehicles. Mandatory orientation and safety classes are held daily. Classes teaching fundamental repairs, welding and equipment usage are offered monthly. Basic tune-up materials are sold in the parts store, and propane tanks can also be filled at the facility. An auto jump-start and towing service is available for drivers experiencing vehicle trouble on post and in Family housingareas.

Better Opportunities for 
Single Soldiers (BOSS) (CRD)


Building P-10650, 5th Armored 
Division Drive

The Fort Drum BOSS Recreational Facility located on 5th Armored Division Drive, is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and offers an outstanding environment where Soldiers can unwind. The building is open to active-duty and retired military personnel, Reservists and National Guard, their Family members and bona fide guests (two guests per ID card), offering a comfortable and inviting place to relax, watch movies (select from a huge movie library) and play pool, as well as a kitchen area and more.

The facility has one regulation-sized pool table, large-screen TVs, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation and PlayStation 4 systems and games, several computer workstations, wireless internet and the latest in-home theater technology.

Regular gaming tournaments, trips and special events are planned periodically.

Bowling Center, Pine Plains (CO)


Building P-4320


The Pine Plains Bowling Center is a 24-lane bowling center featuring automated, computerized scorekeeping consoles and overhead scoring monitors. Handicapped access lanes and bumper bowl lanes are available. The center contains a unique snack bar featuring an open atrium seating area, billiards tables and full-service bar. Bowling specials are offered, including dollar day, Cosmic Bowling, Family specials and birthday party packages.

Cabins & RV Recreational 
Lodging (CRD)


Building P-11115


The tranquil setting of Remington Park offers cabins that allow sleeping accommodations for six adults, a kitchenette and a comfortable seating or lounge area in a quiet wooded area. The cabins are all within walking distance of wilderness trails, playgrounds, a sandy beach, a swimming area and a laundry facility.

Handicapped-accessible cabins are available. Bring your own linens. Wi-Fi is available through a first-come, first-served basis.

Car Wash (CRD)


Building P-11115


Fort Drum Recreational Complex offers two car washes where you can attain the level of cleanliness your car or truck deserves. Each car wash offers heated bays, vacuum cleaners and cash machines for your convenience.

Enduring Freedom Drive Car Wash

Building P-10700

This car wash is located on the corner of South Riva Ridge Loop and Enduring Freedom Drive. This facility offers seven bays: one fully automated five-wand bay and one outside RV bay.

First Street Car Wash

Building P-1185

This car wash is at the intersection of East First and St. Lawrence avenues, just off Gasoline Alley.

Recreational Lodging (CRD)


Building P-4350


Cottages and Cabins — Nine cottages and nine cabins are on Pine Lane, just off Officers Loop. They are available for daily rental or for a long stay. Two of the cottages have two bedrooms, full kitchens, dishwashers, washers and dryers, living rooms, full bathrooms with tubs and showers, and gas grills. The other seven cottages are single units with a queen-size bed, a stackable washer and dryer, spacious bathrooms with showers, a living room-kitchen combination, a small refrigerator, a microwave and gas grills. All the cottages include dishes, pots and pans, silverware, bedding, towels and a screened-in porch with Adirondack-style furniture.

The cabins have a loft with three single beds and a single and double bedroom on the main floor, also fully furnished. A stove top, refrigerator, dishes, bedding and towels are included when renting these units. These units have an open porch with Adirondack-style furniture, Wi-Fi and basic cable is available in all units as well.

The LeRay Mansion — LeRay Mansion offers two cottages and four rooms inside the historical mansion. This property is designated as Distinguished Visitors Quarters.

Photos of these properties can be found at For information on availability and building rates, call Commons Lodging at 315-772-3128/6222.

Community Operations (CO)
The Commons at Dillenbeck’s Corners


Building P-4350


The Commons is Fort Drum’s multipurpose, on-post club facility and offers a variety of spaces to meet unit and special event needs. Facilities include small and large ballroom spaces, conference rooms and two lakeside lodges at Remington Park.

The Commons Activity Center is ideal for conferences, seminars and small meetings. Groups of 25 to 500 people can be accommodated in one of five banquet rooms. War Fighters conference rooms, which are used for VIP functions, feature two plasma TVs for briefings and are equipped for VTC conferences. A soundproof wall is used to separate the two rooms.

Oates Overlook enhances the beautiful Remington Pond. Guests will enjoy a large stone fireplace, comfortable seating areas and a full kitchen. The lodge is a great place for unit functions or any special event. Seating capacity is for 50 with a standing capacity of 100.

Lloyd’s Landing is on the beach at Remington Park. It has a large stone fireplace with two cozy seating areas. A large deck surrounds the front on the water side; perfect for those special summer events. Seating capacity is 80 with a standing capacity of 150. Catering is available for all locations. For more information or to make an appointment to tour the facilities, call 315-772-6222.

Also at the Commons are Buster’s Brew Pub and the Winner’s Circle Sports Bar.

Buster’s Brew Pub is an Old English-style pub that offers a unique and comfortable atmosphere. The menu includes sandwiches and specialty salads and nightly dinner specials. Buster’s offers several different brewed beers on tap, plus a home-brewed root beer, brewed in their own microbrewery.

The Winner’s Circle Sports Bar offers patrons the latest in state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, with 18 television sets, one large-screen, seven plasma TVs, a dance floor with great surround-sound equipment and a cybercafe with gaming capabilities. Whatever the sports season is, it is sure to be on at the Winner’s Circle Sports Bar. Call 315-772-6222 to see what’s happening.

The Fort Drum Labyrinth

(Corner of Mount Belvedere Boulevard and Enduring Freedom Drive)

The labyrinth can be just for fun or as a tool for serious contemplation and meditation. The design of the labyrinth is based on a medieval labyrinth built in 1200 from the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France. A labyrinth is not a maze. It does not have dead ends but rather follows on one continuous path from the entrance that always leads to the center.

The entrance is on the northwest side nearest the parking lot at the entrance to our recreational trail system and adjacent to one of Fort Drum’s natural areas. (See the foldout map of the recreational trail system.)

Heritage Center Fort Drum Labyrinth

Main Desk: 315-774-0355

Building P-10502

The Heritage Center houses the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum, the USO and Off the Beaten Path gift store.

The 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum collects and preserves the military history of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum. The free exhibits span the arrival of the United States Army in the North Country for the War of 1812 through the current deployments of the modern 10th Mountain Division. The exhibits educate and inspire using actual military objects that represent the diverse military history found right here in the North Country. The museum can also support educational programs, unit professional development, and local staff rides. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except training holidays. The museum can be reach at 315-774-0355 or connect with us through our Facebook page

The United Service Organizations (USO) Fort Drum caters to service members and their Families, providing a “touch of home” atmosphere. Amenities include free wireless internet and computer lab, video gaming, TVs, movie theater, lounge chairs, designated play area for children and a large, multi-purpose room. USO volunteers are on-hand to assist with information on local services and programs offered by the surrounding military support community. The USO Transition Services team is available to assist all services members and Families making the transition back into civilian life.

The USO Fort Drum center is always stocked with complimentary snack and beverages. The Midday Hot Snack Program operates Monday through Friday starting at 11:30 a.m., providing snacks on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

For more information about the USO Fort Drum please visit in person, telephone 315-777-8006, email, Facebook or visit our website

Off the Beatin’ Path provides the Soldiers, Families and community a place to purchases 10th Mountain Division-themed souvenirs and gift items. From local maple syrup to stained glass ornaments or unique unit themed jewelry. Off the Beatin’ Path proceeds support the 10th Mountain Division Spouses Club. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, closed Mondays, weekends and holidays. For more information call 315-608-6162or email:

Library and Education Complex, 
Robert C. McEwen (CRD)

Circulation Desk: 315-772-9099
Reference Services: 315-772-6005

Building P-4300

The McEwen Library collection contains current best-sellers, top children’s books, magazines, online access to educational and professional publications, compact discs, videos, DVDs and audio books. If you can’t find what you are looking for, inquire about the free interlibrary loan service. The facility offers fax and photocopy services at a cost, and it maintains a free paperback swap rack. Patrons may use computers available to access the internet. See the education section of this guide for details about the Education Center adjacent to the library.

Fort Drum Directorate of Public Works – Natural Resources Branch

Fort Drum’s Natural Resources Branch offers a number of outreach events annually. Fort Drum foresters organize an annual Maple Days event held the last two Saturdays of March. It is an opportunity to see this historic North Country tradition in action, from collecting sap to making (and tasting!) fresh maple syrup. Fort Drum biologists organize a free youth fishing derby in May on the Saturday before Memorial weekend at Remington Pond. In August, Outdoor Adventure Day, a free Family-friendly event is held in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension Service of Jefferson County which emphasizes outdoor recreation and natural resources with hands-on activities and live demonstrations. For information on these outreach events, visit our website at or Fort Drum Natural Resources Facebook page.

Outdoor Recreation on Fort Drum

Fort Drum provides one of the largest tracts of contiguous land in the northeastern U.S. available to the general public for recreational use, with approximately 69,000 acres available for hunting, fishing and other recreational activities. The only areas with limited access for hunting are 2,800 acres in the Cantonment Area (where archery hunting is allowed only by individuals possessing a DOD identification card) 
and designated areas open to disabled access hunting only. Fort Drum has six lakes and ponds and at least 39 miles of rivers and streams which are regularly fished. In addition, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) stocks trout (brook, brown and rainbow) annually in selected bodies of water.

Outdoor recreation on the installation is managed by the Fort Drum’s Natural Resources Branch. Fort Drum follows New York State regulations for seasons and bag limits for fishing, hunting and trapping. Active-duty military personnel stationed at Fort Drum are considered state residents and do not have to pay non-resident license fees. New York state hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased off post at local licensing agencies or online. Visit the NYSDEC website at for more information.

All first-time hunters and trappers must pass a safety and education course before obtaining a license from New York State. Courses are free of charge and administered by the NYSDEC. To learn more, see the NYSDEC website at or call the Regional Sportsman Education office at 315-785-2533.

Fort Drum has its own Fort Drum Regulation 420-3, Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Camping for outdoor recreational activities. Outdoor recreation activities allowed on Fort Drum training lands include:

  • Fishing.
  • Hunting (including scouting).
  • Trapping (see Fort Drum Regulation 420-3 for more information).
  • Camping.
  • Wildlife viewing and/or photography.
  • Harvesting fruit, mushrooms, ramps/leeks, rhubarb, fiddleheads, dandelions and asparagus.
  • Picnicking.
  • Hiking.
  • Geocaching.
  • Dog walking and training.
  • Cross-country skiing.
  • Snowshoeing.
  • Bicycling
  • Horseback riding.
  • Target shooting (see Fort Drum Regulation 420-3 for more information).
  • Snowmobiling (only in training areas 7E, 7F and 7G).
  • ATV riding (only on recreational roads around training areas 7E, 7F and 7G).
  • Boating (including kayaking and canoeing).

Fort Drum recreational access passes are required to recreate on Fort Drum. Passes are only available online through the website at Passes are free. Recreationists can obtain access passes from a home, library or other computer terminal with internet access and a printer. Check-in and checkout of the training area is required through the Sportsman’s Hotline at (855-267-9770).

Brochures for angling, small-game hunting, bird watching and other activities are also available in the kiosk outside the Natural Resources Outreach Facility (S-2507), Natural Resources Branch Office (T-4848), or the website at For recreation-related questions, the Natural Resources Branch can be contacted at 315-772-9636.

For information on outdoor recreation on Fort Drum, visit our website at

Outdoor Recreation (ODR) 
Rental (CRD)


Building P-11115


Outdoor Recreation is an enthusiast’s dream. The Recreational Complex affords Soldiers, Families and DOD civilians the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors through our recreational shooting ranges, trips and a large array of equipment rental for all seasons of the year, and all are offered at a low cost to the individual. Outdoor Recreation offers an array of rentals and adventures to include, but not limited to, snowboarding, skiing, ice fishing, ATV riding, whitewater rafting, party rental equipment and boats. We offer almost everything.

The Sportsman’s Lodge facility is available for rent (day use for special events) through the Fort Drum Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Parks and Recreation (CRD)


Building P-11115


Parks and Recreation is the place for brochures and other information on hotels, motels, transportation, camping, parks, sightseeing, adventure and recreational outings, and entertainment attractions. Also available is information about recreational opportunities in the North Country.

Leisure Travel Services serves as a ticket outlet for several organizations, including Disney World. Staff members can also negotiate special discounts and group rates and provide information on various travel arrangements, including cruises. Group trips are offered monthly, including visits to New York City, river cruises, professional sports venues, skiing, theater outings, etc. Seasonal offerings include discounted tickets for riverboat cruises, area attractions and amusement parks, and ski resorts. Classes are offered for safety and recreational pursuits.

Parks and Recreation supervises the skeet and archery range. The range is coin-operated and closes at dusk.

The Equipment Checkout Center provides a long list of rental gear to DOD government ID card holders. Available equipment includes campers, boats, barbecue grills and other picnic equipment needs, fishing and camping equipment, and sporting equipment such as bicycles and skis. Parks and Recreation is also responsible for recreational vehicle storage.

Additionally, lawn and garden equipment, including garden tillers and lawn mowers, are available. A full list of rental items is available at the equipment checkout desk and on the Web at Please inquire at time of reservation. Active-duty patrons may reserve equipment up to 60 days in advance (30 days for all others). Payment in full is due at the time of pickup.

The park offers playgrounds for youngsters to enjoy and an open field area for sporting activities, hiking and bicycling. A footbridge crosses one of the pond’s inlets to take visitors to the new beach house and swimming area supervised by lifeguards.

The park provides two great lodges for gatherings of up to 150 people; reservations for the lodges are made through the Commons at 315-772-6222. The lodges are a natural wood, A-frame building with a wraparound deck, a stone fireplace and great kitchen facilities.

Outdoor Recreation also operates three campgrounds.

Dirty Harry’s Sportsman’s Lodge, located behind the Parks and Recreation Complex, features a fireplace, kitchen, wraparound deck and guest capacity of 50 seated or 100 standing. Reservations for use of Dirty Harry’s can be made by calling 315-772-8222/5169.

Parks and Recreation oversees Remington Park, Fort Drum’s premier seasonal recreation area. Situated on picturesque Remington Pond, the facility offers the post community a place to enjoy the beauty of northern New York. Reservations may be made at 315-772-5169. There are also several small picnic sites for Families and individuals.

Recreational Shooting Complex (CRD)


Building P-11115


With the paintball range, the skeet and trap range, the sportsman’s range at Range 2 and the archery ranges, individuals have been enjoying the outdoors and relaxing in ways that only come from the therapy of shooting a firearm or a bow. Connect with your children, or simply relax in the serene outdoors on any of our ranges.

Remington Park and Pavilion (CRD)



Outdoor Recreation oversees Remington Park, Fort Drum’s premier seasonal recreation area. Situated on picturesque Remington Pond, the facility offers the post community a place to enjoy the beauty of northern New York. Reservations may be made at 315-772-5169. There are also several small picnic sites for Families and individuals.

The park features six large pavilions, several medium pavilions and picnic areas for Family groups, volleyball, horseshoes, and playgrounds, fishing docks (catch and release only), a beach area and a fitness trail. Please call ahead to verify availability and hours. The beach offers swimming, paddleboats and kayak rentals. Come and enjoy a relaxing day in the outdoors through the comfortable setting of Fort Drum’s backyard.

The park provides two great lodges for gatherings of up to 150 people; reservations for the lodges are made through the Commons at 315-772-6222. The lodges are a natural wood, A-frame building with a wraparound deck, a stone fireplace and great kitchen facilities.

Warrior Adventure Quest (CRD)


Building P-11115


Fort Drum offers units and Soldiers exciting outdoor adventure training and recreational opportunities. Activities include Hiking Club, paintball, guided hunting and fishing, geocaching, guided ATV and snowmobile trips, sportsman shooting (archery, skeet, trap and range) and extreme sports such as mountain biking and whitewater rafting. Activity suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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