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Baumholder Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation is your one-stop shop for outdoor adventure and equipment rental. Meet new people, learn a new sport, or arrange a personalized activity for your own group of friends. Outdoor Recreation hosts families, singles and youth activities. From hut hikes in the Alps and bike trips through European villages, we can put you in touch with your favorite pastime. If you are planning a special event such as a community picnic, a unit organizational day, or a child’s birthday party, check out all of the great equipment offered by Outdoor Recreation.

  • German hunting and fishing courses
  • Skeet and trap range
  • Rolling rabbit range
  • Paintball field
  • Fishing Pond
  • Equipment check out center and resale store
  • ATV tours / rentals
Adventure and Leisure Travel

Outdoor recreation offers a variety of activities that would interest any sports or outdoors enthusiast, to include:

  • White-water rafting
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Skydiving
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Day and weekend trips to numerous European cities
  • Cultural events and festivals
  • Theme parks
  • And much, much more

*All trips require payment and registration NLT 4 days before the planed event.

Trip Cancellation Policies

Outdoor Recreation Standard Trip Cancellation Policy

Day Trips:

  • Cancellations requested 48 hours prior to trip departure will receive a 90% refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to departure will receive a 50% refund.
  • There is no refund for no-shows or cancellations made less than 12 hours prior to departure.

Overnight Trips:

  • Cancellations made up to 7 days prior to trip departure will receive a 90% refund.
  • Cancellations made 7 to 3 days prior to departure will receive a 50% refund.
  • There is no refund for cancellations made 3 days or less prior to departure or for no-shows.
Instructional Courses

Do you want to learn something new? We offer instructional courses to help you begin your new adventure the right way.

  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • SCUBA diving certification
  • Mountain biking
  • Archery
  • Hunting fishing license
  • Paintball playing
  • Indoor / outdoor climbing
  • White water and river touring
  • ATV instruction
  • Fly-fishing / regular fishing
  • Paragliding and parachute instruction

All programs listed above offer instructional courses from beginner to expert and are offered on a seasonal basis. Please contact Outdoor Recreation directly to inquire on courses and schedules.

Ski/Snowboard Equipment Rental
Adult Ski Equipment Daily Weekend (Fri.-Mon.) Week
Adult Ski Set $18 $36 $80
Skis $12 $24 $60
Ski Boots $5 $10 $20
Ski Poles $2 $4 $10


Children Ski Equipment Daily Weekend (Fri.-Mon.) Week
Children Ski Set $12 $24 $70
Skis $8 $16 $40
Boots $3 $6 $15
Poles $2 $4 $10

Adult Season Rental: $189

Youth Season Rental: $149

Snowboard Equipment Daily Weekend (Fri.-Mon.) Week
Adult Snowboard Set $20 $40 $90
Snowboard $14 $28 $70
Binding $5 $10 $25
Youth Board $10 $20 $50
Youth Binding $5 $10 $25
Youth Boots $5 $10 $25
Snowboard Helmet $1 $2 $5


Ski & Snowboard Tuning Price
Edging $10
Waxing $10
Base Repair (starting price) $5

  • All equipment must be returned clean and dry by 4:30 p.m. on the due date
  • By renting ski and snowboard equipment, you assume all liability for damage and personal injury
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the equipment check out date will result in the loss of the entire rental fee.
  • Customers will be held financially liable for damaged or destroyed equipment
  • Fitting and other processing of ski and snowboard equipment cannot be performed on the date of departure for an ODR trip.
  • Lost/Stolen equipment must be replaced. Stolen equipment must be reported to the Military Police
  • No equipment may be picked up or dropped off during non-operationg hours
  • No fittings will occur after 5:15 p.m. on weekdays, or 1:15 p.m. on Saturday
  • Ski and luggage boxes may not fit all makes of rooftop carriers.
  • Ski Package includes: Skis, boots and poles
  • Snowboard Package includes: Snowboard, bindings and boots
Campgrounds and Rentals

Get back to nature and go camping. Five minutes from main post near Rolling Hills Golf Course, ODR Campgrounds areas are available for rent all year round.  ODR has 40 RV sites, three group sites for up to 100 people, and the pavilion next to the driving range all available for rental. TV and group sites include fire pits and grills. Call Outdoor Recreation to reserve a space today.

Also, if you are looking for a great place to hold Unit Functions or events, check out our pavilions located at Soldier Park.


Campground Per Night
Single Site $15
Group Site (with large fire pit_ $45
Yurt (Sleeps 4) $45


Seasonal Rental (Apr.-Oct.): $875

Camping Equipment Rental Fees
Equipment Daily Fri.-Mon. Week
2 Person Tent $6 $12 $20
4 Person Tent $9 $18 $45
6 Person Tent $12 $24 $60
Sleeping Bag $3 $6 $15
Cooler $5 $10 $25
Stove $5 $10 $25
Lanterns $2 $4 $10


Water Sports Day Fri.-Mon. Week
Kayak $20 $40 $100
Canoe $20 $40 $100
Paddleboard $20 $40 $100


Fishing Gear Day Fri.-Mon.
Fishing Pole $5 $10
Fishing Net $3 $6
Tackle Box $5 $10


Miscellaneous Rental Items:

Equipment Day Fri.-Mon. Week
Canopy 10x20 $25 $50 $125
Bouncy Castle $90 $180  
Grill $40 $80 $200
Dunk Tank $50 $100  
Tug-o-War Ropes $3 $6 $15
Fest Tables and Benches $5 $10 $25


 Storage Unit: $60 per month

  • Camping gear must be returned by 4:30 p.m. on the due date
  • Camping gear must be returned clean, dry and serviceable or a $25.00 cleaning fee will be charged.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the equipment check out date will result in the loss of the entire rental fee.
  • Tents must be set up upon return.
  • You must provide your own batteries for lanterns.
Paintball Season

Come out to one of the largest Army Paintball fields in Europe offered through the Baumholder Outdoor Recreation (ODR) and try this thrilling activity and pump up your adrenaline!

Feel free to come out solo or with a group of friends to enjoy a day of excitement! We will organize two teams for continuous all day game play! We will run multiple team formatted games and allow players to enter throughout the day. You will learn to strategize and work as a team, with either friends or complete strangers.

  • Vast selection of Paintball equipment for sale in the Pro Shop
  • Open to ages 16 and older
  • Field fees cover field use & air tank refills all day
  • Convenient Bowling Center food order deliveries
  • All game equipment available for purchase or rent
  • Fly Fishing group meet every Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.
  • Archery Range open same dates as Paintball field
  • Tire Town, White House, Bunkers and more in Paintball field
  • Games format from Attack/Defend to Civil and Zombie War
  • For Military Training and Private Parties call to make reservations

Paintball Fields are open from April through December months and close for Winter months. Contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation for details.

Paintball Rental Fees

Registration/Field Fee: $20

Basic Equipment Rental Fees:

Equipment Daily Rate
Paintball Gun $10
Battle Pack/Ammo Belt $5
Protective Mask $5
Protective Vest $5

Package Fees:

Package Daily Rate
Full Equipment Rental + Field Fee $30

Miscellaneous Equipment Fees:

Equipment Daily Rate
Paint-Case of 2,000 balls $45
High end marker/rotor hopper $20

Special rates are offered for Unit Trainings, please inquire with our friendly staff for details.

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Warrior Adventure Quest

Join Army Outdoor Recreation for a wide variety of great adventure trips and activities offered as a part of the Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) program! Soldiers are invited to take part in this interactive program to build camaraderie with other soldiers as they share the challenges (and even entertainment) of the activities offered.

Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) program is endorsed by the Department of the Army under executive orders for all units pre and post deployment. Activities are designed to re-create the adrenaline rush of combat in a safe, supervised, controlled environment. WAQ builds cohesion, maintains combat readiness and helps Soldiers reach a 'new stage of normal' by diminishing boredom and high-risk behavior. Soldiers will be able to draw similarities between the activity and their combat experiences.

Throughout the year, units who wish to participate in WAQ will have the opportunity to take part in various activities offered through Army Outdoor Recreation. For specific dates and details, contact Army Outdoor Recreation.

So keep your eyes open for these activities during the year!

For full details, qualifications, and eligibility, check out the Warrior Adventure Quest detail page.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What equipment is available for rental?

Baumholder Army Outdoor Recreation has a great selection of rental equipment. For winter, we offer skis, snowboards, booths, poles, sleds, and snow tubes. We offer camping tents ranging from 2 man tents to 6 man tents. We also offer 10x20 canopies. You can also rent coolers, lanterns, and grills. For a party or unit function, you can rent one of our many bounce houses, a dunk tank, tug of war ropes, horseshoes, and a croquet set. We also offer fest tables and bench sets and mountain bikes.

2. What are the rates for equipment rental?

Rental item rates vary depending on the number of days being rented and the number of items. For a specific listing of rental items and their cost to rent, please scroll to the top of this page to locate the "Rental" blue drop-down accordions.

3. How do I sign up for a tour or event?

Customers can sign up in person or by calling Outdoor Recreation.

4. Who is eligible to go on Outdoor Recreation tours/events?

All authorized ID card holders (military, DoD civilians, family members and eligible contractors) may participate in Outdoor Recreation tours/events. Eligible customers may bring up to four guests and must accompany guests on tours.

5. How can I see upcoming trips?

Our website provides a consistent list the next four months and sometimes trips as far out as six months in advance. Feel free to view the "Trips & Events" Date List located at the top of this page or view our Outdoor Recreation Calendar for a list of upcoming trips and events.

6. How do I reserve a pavilion/canopy?

To reserve rental equipment, such as a canopy or tent, contact Army Outdoor Recreation at DSN: (314)485-7182 or Commercial: +49 (0)6783-6-7182. Equipment being reserved must be paid for in advance.

7. How early should I reserve equipment/bus/venue?

For equipment and our campsites/pavilions, it is recommended to reserve equipment as far in advance as you can to ensure availability; however, we accept reservations until they are booked. For trips, we appreciate that all sign ups be made no later than the Thursday prior to the trip departure.

8. Are there driving directions available?

Please use the "Google Map" icon at the top of this page for driving directions that will take you to the Smith Barracks installation gate; then, locate our building which is Bldg. 8167.

9. Where can I find local campground information?

Feel free to stop by Outdoor Recreation on Smith Barracks for a full list of local, available camping areas around our community. Our friendly staff can also send you a copy by email if you contact us by phone.

10. Do you offer lessons (skiing, snowboarding, canoeing/kayaking)?

All of our Army Outdoor Recreation ski/snowboarding trips include free lessons. With all of our canoeing/kayaking trips, we provide lessons before heading out on the water. All of the programs that we offer include instruction to include scuba and high ropes courses.

11. What are the cancellation policies for trips?

Our trip cancellation policy is located in the above drop-down accordion "Cancellation Policies".

12. Can I transfer my trip ticket to another person if I booked a trip and now cannot go on it?

Absolutely, as long as they are eligible to use our programs. Please call or visit prior to the trip departure to change the trip details.

13. If a trip is cancelled for any reason, will I get refunded/will the trip be rescheduled?

If the Outdoor Recreation cancels a trip due to weather, not enough participation, etc. you will receive a full refund, or you may transfer your trip booking to another trip for the same destination or one of your choice if the cost is the same.


Intro to Scuba

Sep 19 8 am - 10 pm

Moselle River Boat Cruse

Sep 19 8 am - 6 pm

Canoeing Mosel Valley

Sep 20 10 am - 5 pm

Thursday Evening Bike Ride

Sep 24 5 pm - 9 pm

Biking the Mosel Valley

Sep 26 10 am - 5 pm

Canoeing Mosel Valley

Sep 26 10 am - 5 pm

ATV - UTV Guided Tours

Sep 27 10 am - 5 pm

Paintball Play Day

Oct 3 10 am - 5 pm

ATV - UTV Guided Tours

Oct 11 10 am - 5 pm

German Fishing Course

Oct 17 8 am - 6 pm