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Outdoor Recreation

Policies & Procedures During COVID-19

Outdoor Recreation is now offering all rental equipment.

  • Personal use rentals (tents, coolers, bikes) can be reserved by paying over the phone to expedite the pick up process.
  • Unit function rentals (canopies, fest sets, chairs) should be reserved in advance.
  • For inflatables, the following is required:
    • Renter is responsible for maintaining a roster to track users and contact

      info in the event it is needed for tracing purposes.

    • Renter should provide hand washing options.

    • Keep in mind parental supervision and distance between users.

    • Call ODR to check for availability and reservations.

    • Dig permit for on post use is the responsibility of the renter.

    • Customer may pick up or reserve for delivery on USAG Stuttgart

      Installations.

Rules:

Credit card transactions only. No cash.
Only 1 customer allowed inside the facility at one time.
Customers are required to wear mask inside the facility. 

Cancellation Policy

Adventure program activities cancellation policy:

• Registration deadline:  seven (7) days prior to event.

• Cancellations allowed 48 hours before registration deadline.

• Cancellations after the 48 hours prior to the deadline will not be refunded.

Amenities

We are your one-stop shop for outdoor adventure and equipment rentals.

Join us for:

  • Indoor Rock Climbing
  • Warrior Adventure Quests (WAQ) includes:
  • White-water rafting
  • Paintball
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Scuba diving
  • and more!

We’ll even schedule special trips for your unit or large group and don’t forget Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) programs which is fully funded resiliency training for all Army units!. 

We have equipment for:

  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Special events (canopies, BBQ grills, etc.) 

Hunting, Fishing and Sport Shooting program features: 

  • Our own hunting area adjacent to Panzer Kaserne
  • Personal firearm storage
Bike Rentals

Seasonal bike rental specials for only $229!  Any 3 month period starting in April until Sep 2020!

Coming soon, Do it Yourself (DIY) bike rental repair stations on all installations!  Stay tuned for locations!
 

 

Bike Type Weekend     Week     Daily    Monthly   

Mountain or Touring    

$46 $99 $23 $129
  • Includes bike helmet and lock
  • Bike rental limited to one month maximum (exception only for seasonal rental periods!)
  • Bike must be returned clean or a cleaning fee equal to one days rental will be assessed
  • Weekend rental is Friday - Tuesday
  • Week rental is 7 calendar days
  • Month rental is for month block (no refund for early returns). 
  • Additional days can be added to weekend, week, and monthly rentals.
  • Bike rentals may be reserved one week in advance.
  • Bike rental reservations must be cancelled at least three working days prior to pick up to be eligible for a refund.  Reservations cancelled two working days or less (or 'no show') will forfeit rental fee.
  • No refund for rentals in the event of non-use.
  • Customers liable for lost, damaged, or destroyed equipment. 

 

Please contact the Outdoor Recreation Center for local bike shop contacts that can provide bike repair services.

 

Rental Equipment

All equipment must be returned clean and dry.  If equipment is returned dirty or wet a cleaning fee equal to one day's rental will be assessed per item.

Equipment must be returned during regular business hours.

Renter responsible for propane for camp stoves and batteries for lanterns.

Weekend rentals: Pickup on Friday and return on Tuesday.

Week rental is 7 calendar days.

Rental equipment must be paid in full at time of reservation.

Equipment rental reservations must be cancelled at least three working days prior to pick up to be eligible for a refund.  Reservations cancelled two working days or less (or 'no show') will forfeit rental fee.

No refund for rentals in the event of non-use. 

Customers liable for lost, damaged, or destroyed equipment. 

Ski/Snowboard Rental & Tuning/Repair Services

 

  • All ski/snowboard packages include a helmet while supplies last
  • Weekend, Week, and Seasonal ski/snowboard rentals begin on Monday 1 October.
  • All individuals wishing to rent ski/board equipment should be present for fittings.  In the event that a person is not present for fitting, Outdoor Recreation cannot be held responsible for improper sizing. If re-sizing is required, a fee may be assessed.  Groups or families can be fitted separately, if needed.
  • Weekend rentals: Pickup on Friday and return on Tuesday.
  • Week rentals are for 7 calendar days.
  • Ski Package includes skis, boots, poles, and helmet.
  • Snowboard Package includes board, bindings, boots, and helmet.
  • No reservations or prior fittings for ski or snowboard equipment available.
  • No refunds for equipment in the event of non-use.

Rental Agreement:

  • No equipment may be picked up or dropped outside regular operating hours.
  • All equipment must be returned clean and dry by close of business on due date.
  • Equipment dropped off dirty or damaged will be assessed additional fees.
  • Lost, damaged, or stolen equipment is responsibility of person renting said equipment and must be replaced or reimbursed. Stolen equipment must be reported to the Military Police.
  • Customers will be held liable for damaged or destroyed equipment.
Hunting, Fishing & Sport Shooting Program

Hunting/Fishing

There are many wonderful opportunities for US Forces personnel to go hunting and fishing in Germany. Hunters may seek game including Red Deer, Roe Deer, Wild Boar and Chamois. Fishers will find several different trout, catfish and pike along with many other fish in the waters of Germany and other European countries.

The German government allows US IMCOM-Europe and US Air Force Europe (USAFE) to conduct courses that allow US Forces personnel to gain foreigner's hunting and fishing licenses in Germany. Volunteer US Forces personnel instruct these courses in English at IMCOM-Europe Rod & Gun Clubs. Refer to Class listing or call Outdoor Recreation for detailed information.

The main emphasis of our hunting and fishing courses is to learn German laws and traditions that are a bit different from the ways of hunting and fishing in the states. However, the training in safety, game identification and overall procedures provides hunters and fishers with knowledge and abilities to become more well-rounded in the outdoors than ever before.

After gaining certification, US Forces personnel may obtain German Hunting/Fishing licenses and join in hunting and fishing traditions that go back several hundred years, as well as becoming eligible for our hunting and fishing instructor program.

Hunting Course

  • Course is offered twice a year (Spring and Fall).
  • Meetings during the 3 months will take place Tuesday and Thursday for class and Wednesday and Saturday for shooting.
  • $250 course + membership fee.
  • Must be 18 years old or older to sign up.

Fishing Course 

  • Contact ODR for next available class dates. 
Frequently Asked Questions

1. What equipment is available for rental?

Summer rental equipment includes inflatables (bouncy houses), dunking booth, canopies, grills, games, bikes, tents, lantern, stoves, backpacks, coolers, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, chairs, fest tables and benches. Winter equipment includes ski equipment (skis, boots, poles, helmets), snowboard equipment (boards, boots, & helmets), and snowshoes.

2. What are the rates for equipment rental?

Rental rates vary depending on equipment rental and duration of rental period.  Please see menu options on this page for specifics. 

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

Registration and payment can be completed by visiting our Outdoor Recreation Center or by calling us during regular business hours.

4. Where can I get my bike repaired?

Unfortunately Outdoor Recreation is not able to perform maintenance at this time.  Please contact us for references to local bike shops. 

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

Authorized US ID cardholders and their bonafide guests, except for local nationals.

6. How can I see upcoming trips for the next six months?

Check our webpage event listing or go to the calendar view.

7. How do I reserve a pavilion/canopy?

Outdoor Recreation only reserves canopies, not pavilions.  Pavilions are property of the housing areas and their coordinators.

8. How early should I reserve equipment?

Reservations depend on equipment requested.  For special event equipment reservations can be made up to three months in advance.  Camping equipment can be reserved one week in advance.  There are no reservations or prior fittings for ski and snowboard equipment. 

9. How early should I register for a trip or tour?

We advise patrons to register as soon as possible for trips and tours as we have limited spaces.  To secure a trip or tour reservation you must pay in full for event.  Payments can be made in person or by calling us.   

10. Where can I find local campground information?

ADAC provides information of all registered campsites in Europe. One can also do web site search for a specific location. Contact our office and we will be willing to assist you.

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

No.

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

Full refund is granted only if ODR cancels the trip.