Outdoor Recreation (ODR)
The Great Outdoors
The ODR Center is open to all base personnel, active duty military, base employees, dependents & guests. All patrons must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid ID card. For more information about upcoming events, click ODR Facebook or Calendar of Events or call 302-677-3959. See some of the cool Recreational offerings below.
Indoor Climbing Wall
Please contact the Dover AFB ODR staff to set up a time to use the Rock Wall during business hours. Before using the climbing wall, sign in at the front desk. Please show your Dover Outdoor Recreation Belay safety card. Also, you must have a signed liability form on file. (All climbers must complete an Agreement to Release of Liability and Assume Risks form prior to climbing or buildering. Thoroughly wash hands prior to and after climbing).
Blue Streak Bike Shop
Our bike shop is located inside Outdoor Recreation and offers basic bicycle repair and maintenance services as well as a full assortment of retail services from parts and components to apparel.
Eagles Nest Park
Located at 1323 Reno Street just off of Perimeter Road, our newly renovated park features four covered pavilions with barbecue grills, tables, playground areas, and volleyball and horseshoe areas. Pavilion areas may be reserved (which can be done at Outdoor Recreation); otherwise, they are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservation use takes priority. There is no fee to use the picnic area. All pavilions and playground areas are handicap accessible, and include handicap accessible picnic tables.
Located on the south end of the base. The camp has 10 recreational vehicle sites with electric (30/50 amp connections), water and sewage hook-ups. Picnic tables and grills are located near each site. There is also an overflow area where we allow “dry camping” (meaning no utilities-ONLY when all full service sites are filled), a dump station, large dumpster and a bathhouse with flush toilets, showers and a coin operated laundry.
Just across the street you will find Eagles’ Nest Park which is equipped with several pavilions, (that can be reserved, at no cost through ODR), horseshoe pits, volleyball nets, and playgrounds that can accommodate children 2 - 12 years of age.
Dover area attractions include Dover Downs, which hosts NASCAR each June and September followed by harness racing November - March, with slot machines and dining available every day. Our FAM Camp is just 45 minutes away from Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches, which are rated among the top ten beaches in the US.
Reservations are accepted for all 10 campsites up to 90 days in advance of the occupancy date by calling Outdoor Recreation, 302-677-3959. Office hours 0900-1700 Mon-Fri, plus 0800-1300 on Sat (Apr-Sept).Closed Sundays and holidays.
Payment must be made by credit card for the total number of days reserved. No refund for cancelled reservations within 3-days of arrival. We also allow Space Available camping.
Maximum occupancy for customers (and total reservation days) is as follows:
1 Oct thru 30 Apr, 30 days; 1 May-30 Sep, 14 days. Customers must vacate Fam Camp after each maximum stay period for 24 hours and may only return if there are at least two sites available – maximum stay customers may not return to the same spot they vacated. Cumulative maximum stay within a calendar year is 120 days.
Air Mobility Command Museum
Just down the highway is the Air Mobility Command Museum. Here you will find a collection of vintage aircraft and memorabilia that reflect the history of Dover AFB and the USAF airlift mission. Admission is free and access to the museum is off route 9 to the south of the base (no entry available directly from the base). Phone Number: 302-677-5938 and Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 9am to 4pm
RV Storage Lot
(Behind northeast side of Eagle Nest Park)
Our RV storage lot consists of 100 20-foot spaces and 100 40-foot spaces.
· Nothing over 40' may be stored in our lot.
· We are unable to offer 40' spaces to retirees/civilians due to a constant shortage of 40' spaces
· Spaces are rented on a monthly basis.
· Only recreational property may be stored in the lot (no commercial vehicles/items)
· All stored property must display current registration (plates/decals/etc.)
· An RV Dump station is located at our FamCamp - $3 fee.
Vehicle Resale Lot
(Across the street from Dining Facility & next to basketball court)
Need to sell your Vehicle? Boat? RV? Trailer? This is a great place to display your used vehicle/RV/etc. to prospective buyers including new Airman recently assigned to Dover AFB. Stop by Outdoor Recreation to register your property for sale.
· Can have vehicle on the lot for a 2 week period or 4 week at a time with a maximum 2 months within a calendar year.
o 2 Weeks-$6.00
o 4 Weeks-$12.00
· Bring current/valid vehicle registration, DoD ID Card & Proof of Insurance
o Vehicle must be registered in that DoD ID Card holder's name.