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MCAS New River Recreation


Marine Corps Community Services enriches the Marine Corps Air Station New River community by providing goods and services to benefit service members, civilian employees, retirees and family members — we all make up the community of MCCS patrons.


MCCS is staffed with community members, each contributing their personal best to make your tour at this air station a memorable one. For a complete list of our programs and services, including updated facility phone numbers and hours of operation, go online to or the MCCS New River Facebook page at



Our marina offers dry storage, boat slips, watercraft rentals, primitive campsites and so much more. Drive down to the water, take a look around and chat with our knowledgeable staff. We recommended patrons call ahead due to the ever-changing Carolina weather; we have to roll with the tide. The marina also operates under seasonal hours during fall and winter.

Anyone under the age of 26 operating a vessel powered by a 10-horsepower or greater motor on public waterways must complete an approved boater safety course. Vessel operators must be able to show compliance upon request of a law enforcement officer. If you plan to rent one of our watercraft, please plan ahead and make sure you complete the approved safety courses. If you have questions, please contact the marina staff before heading out on the water.


If you intend on fishing during your stay, please make sure you have the appropriate licenses. Fishing licenses may be purchased at the MCX Lejeune Annex and Wal-Mart. A base fishing license authorizes the user to fish only in base ponds and can be purchased on Lejeune at the MCX Annex.


Individuals wishing to hunt aboard the station must possess a North Carolina hunting license and a military hunting license. For information, call 910-449-0108.

Youth Sports



The Marine Corps Air Station New River Youth Sports, an affiliate of Camp Lejeune’s Youth Sports, is designed to offer dependent youth of active-duty and retired military, DOD and MCCS employees a variety of opportunities to participate in organized sporting activities. We encourage children to develop enthusiasm for participation, which becomes the foundation for lifelong interests in personal fitness and good health. We emphasize individual and team effort, good sportsmanship and fun. Start your children on the path to success via our Youth Sports program. 


MCAS New River’s pools are usually open Memorial Day to Labor Day. For exact dates and times go online to Pools are available 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday for special events and private parties.

Station Pool



The station pool is larger than the family pool and is also used as a training facility for troops. For those who want to dive right in, we have a diving board and pool depths from 4 feet to 11 feet 9 inches. Whether it be for lap swim or just recreational swim, you are sure to have a good time at this pool during the summer months.

Family Pool



As a zero-depth-entry pool, this pool is geared more toward families with small children. The pool has a max depth of 5 feet 5 inches. The family pool is a plaster pool; water shoes are highly encouraged. Young children are required to wear swim pants and/or rubber pants. 


Semper Fit offers a variety of programs geared to meet the needs of service members serving aboard MCAS New River. Our programs include intramural leagues, varsity sports and All-Marine Team tryouts. Participants must be a DOD employee, immediate family member or active-duty service member stationed aboard MCAS New River and 18 years of age or older to participate. For more information about programs and guidelines regarding dependent participation, contact the athletic director at 910-449-5609.

Gear Issue



If you need it and don’t have it, there is a good chance you can get it at Gear Issue. All recreation equipment can be used free of charge. However, late fees will be assessed at a rate of 50 cents per item, per day from the original date of issue. Patrons are also expected to repair or replace damaged, lost or stolen equipment. Gear Issue is in Building AS-112.

Aerobics & Fitness

Personal training and a variety of free aerobics classes are offered throughout the week to encourage a healthy lifestyle. If group classes are not for you, try the well-maintained cardiovascular machines or work out in the weight room. Unit PT instruction is available by appointment. We have certified exercise specialists on staff to help special populations with unique fitness needs and those recovering from injuries in need of rehabilitation programs.


Mix it up! Tired of working out the same way? Our program offers a variety of exercise programs. Let us help you reach your fitness goals. We offer awesome group exercise classes that improve your muscle fitness, aerobic fitness and flexibility, no matter what your fitness level is. New River has classes that will help you get in the best shape and fit to serve.

Fitness Center



The AS-4000 Fitness Center is equipped with a variety of indoor sports courts and fitness areas, showers, lockers and saunas. 

Station Gym


The station gym is on Bancroft Street. This facility features a full basketball court, weight room and locker rooms for men and women.

Station Gym Weight Room



This weight room offers free weights and some cardio equipment. The entrance to the weight room is accessible via the Bowling Center parking lot.

Bowling Center



The Bowling Center offers league bowling, Extreme Bowling starting at 9 p.m. every
Friday and Saturday and reduced-price bowling Monday through Thursday. The facility is also available to host parties and tournaments. Visit the Bowling Center for more information on party packages and more. Hours are subject to change. Visit the website,, for more information on hours, events and special promotions. 

Station Theater

The theater is open to all authorized patrons 6 and older with a valid ID card/sponsor. Children 5 and under receive free admission. The theater may also be reserved for training and stage plays. Call 910-449-6528 or the movie information line, 910-449-6292.

New River Hockey Rink

New River’s outdoor skating rink is ideal for roller hockey. The rink is regulation size and open year-round. Anyone can reserve the rink a day in advance. Youth roller hockey leagues play here, and the rink also has lights for night play. For more information, call 910-449-6714.

Child Development Center

The Child Development Center offers full-time care, hourly care, part-day preschool programs, before- and after-school programs, Family Child Care program and a Resource and Referral service.


The CDC has an open-door policy, and parents should feel free to visit the program any time. For more information, call 910-449-6712.


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