Outdoor Recreation

The Soundside Outdoor Recreation Center is located across from Hurlburt Field’s main gate, adjacent to the Soundside housing area. Outdoor Recreation oversees an array of activities, these are: The Marina, FAMCamp, Rifle and Pistol Club, Dive Shop, Aquatic Center, Picnic grounds, Lil’ Commando Community Park Pavilions, Beachside Pagodas, RV storage lots, Specialized Trips and Classes.

Outdoor Recreation Brochure

Closed All Federal Holidays During The Fall/Winter Hours.

For your convenience we also have an extended list of rentals. Our rentals include, camping equipment, one and two-person kayaks, canoes, hobie cat sailboats, motorized watercraft, water sports equipment, grills, trailers and A-frame pop up campers. Please refer to our brochure for a complete listing of items. A $50.00 fee is needed to reserve our boats. There is a 72 hour cancellation fee.

A NASBLA certified boating safety course is required for all motorized watercraft. This requirement is a two portion series. The first portion must be completed online at www.courses.boatus.org. You will need to take the general boating course. After, please take the test following the informational course; print a copy of the certificate indicating you have passed the course. You must then present that certificate to any ODR staff, any day during hours of operation. For your convenience, our card is also accepted at Eglin and Destin Army Rec. The service is complimentary to all DoD ID-cardholders and no appointment is necessary.

Additionally, if you are looking for something special for your next squadron picnic, family reunion, beachside wedding or retirement party check out our pagodas. Restrictions do apply and reservations are required, please contact us directly for specific details.

Please note

Paintball is closed with no projected re-open date at this time.


The Marina facilities are overseen by the Outdoor Recreation facility. We are conveniently located next to the Outdoor Recreation building. We feature a boat launch ramp, temporary wet slips on a limited basis and nightly boat trailer parking at a minimal charge. The small pier makes it a quiet location for an early morning or an early evening fishing spot. Our fleet includes a series of 20 foot pontoons boats and several 17 foot center consoles. The Marina also has water sports equipment, fishing gear for rent, bait, ice and gasoline for sale.

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