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Outdoors at Fort Inditantown Gap 

Outdoor Recreation

Fort Indiantown Gap’s Shuey and Marquette Lakes along with the installation’s spectacular views of Blue Mountain, make a wonderful setting to enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits.

For complete information on Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities at Fort Indiantown Gap, visit http://www.gapmwr.com.

Hunting, Fishing and Wood Gathering
FTIG offers a variety of game species for the outdoorsmen including: deer, turkey, bear, spring gobbler, and small game.  Open seasons are in conjunction with Pennsylvania Game Commission dates, visit http://www.pgc.state.pa.us for more information.

You may gather and process fallen timber on FTIGfor personal use.  Areas are designated daily by range control.

Sportsmen will enjoy fishing for trout, bass and fish in the stocked streams and lakes of FTIG. The seasons are the same as Pennsylvania’s Fish and Boat Commission. Visit their website http://www.fish.state.pa.us for more information.

Hunting, fishing and wood gathering activities on the installation are open to the public, however, training priorities for the armed forces take precedent, and this may result in certain areas being closed. Call the information line at (717) 861-2100 to find out what areas are open.

In addition to PA game laws, Fort Indiantown Gap is subject to FTIG Regulation 215-2 Morale, Welfare, and Recreation:  Hunting, Fishing, Wood Gathering, and Outdoor Recreation in the Training Areas which outlines all mandates, copies are available at FTIG Range Operations.

All participants MUST attend a safety briefing offered three times a year and pay the applicable fee. Waivers for the safety briefing are granted for deployed Soldiers.

No horseback riding, boating, ATVs or snowmobiles are permitted on post.

Call (717) 861-2152 for information on hunting and safety classes

Call (717) 861-2100 for recorded information on what areas are open

Visit http://ftig.ng.mil/outdoors/Pages/Default.aspx for extensive information regarding hunting, fishing and wood gathering at FTIG.

Camping
Get away from it all for a night, or a week. Eagle Scout Campground has four primitive sites. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, lantern holder, and tent base. A portable latrine is on-site. There is no potable water. A nominal fee is charged and no RVs are permitted.

Call (717) 861-2711

Picnic Areas and Equipment
Enjoy a unit event or family barbeque at one of our 12 picnic pavilions scattered in scenic areas around post including Marquette Lake and poolside. Each pavilion can comfortably seat about 50 people. Most pavilions come with electricity, grills, volleyball courts, and horseshoes. All are available for a small fee.

If you are hosting a larger group, Area 12 has four closely located pavilions that may be rented out together allowing for groups of up to 300. Rental equipment including a super-cooker (serving 300), seven foot grills (serving 125) and canopies are available.

If you wish to serve alcohol at your outdoor event, a waiver must be submitted to the post commander prior to your event.

Call (717) 861-2711


Sport

Blue Mountain Sports Arena
Bldg. 4-117
The arena boasts fully equipped locker rooms with saunas and complimentary towels, a basketball court which divides into two regulation volleyball courts and two racquetball courts. The three cardio rooms are outfitted with flat-screen televisions, treadmills, steppers, rowers, bikes and elliptical machines. The weight room includes a large selection of free weights as well as BodyMaster and Cybex equipment. The Sky Box multipurpose room features TV and DVD players for individual and group use. Organized fitness classes, like yoga and Zumba are offered year round at Blue Mountain Sports Arena.

Hours*
Monday-Thursday 0600-2100
Saturday and Sunday 0830-2000
The gym closes one hour earlier during winter months

Warrior Fitness Center
Bldg. 12-99
The Warrior Fitness Center, open 24/7, allows Soldiers to fit in a workout regardless of the time constraints of their mission. The satellite facility is equipped with vending machines, lockers, locker rooms, treadmills, elliptical, bikes, free weights and nautilus machines. The space is monitored by the FTIG police department via video cameras. An access key is required for use. Units will be issued a key upon check-in, and individuals working on post may visit Blue Mountain Sports Arena for a key.

Call (717) 861-2711

Blue Mountain Track
Located one block from the sports arena, the track is a certified one-quarter mile track.  It’s available for individual or group PT. To schedule a PT test you must contact FTIG Range Operations.

Call (717) 861-2533

Intramural Sports and Camps
Several leagues run throughout the year including softball and golf. All Army Sports hosts camps and championships in tae kwon do, basketball and softball.  Enroll today!

Call (717) 861-2711

Sports Fields and Equipment
At no cost to Soldiers, there is a new lighted multipurpose court for playing basketball/volleyball located in Area 12 adjacent to the Warrior Fitness Center. You may bring your own equipment or rent equipment from the Blue Mountain Arena or Recreation Center.

FTIG has recreational softball fields in Areas 3 and 19 as well as a soccer/football field available in Area 5 with a small reservation charge for their use.

Call (717) 861-2711


Recreation

Leisure Travel Services (LTS)
Bldg. 9-65 (Inside the Community Club)
See a show in NYC, go whitewater rafting, or ride some coasters-leisure travel can get you there. LTS the one place to go to take care of all your travel needs. LTS sells discount tickets to a variety of local regional, and national attractions. LTS also offers travel packages, including bus tours departing from Fort Indiantown Gap to exciting locations.

Hours*
Summer (April-September) Wednesday-Saturday 0900-1300
Winter (October-March) Friday-Saturday 0900-1300

(717) 245-4048/3309 (Carlisle LTS) / (717) 861-3994 (FTIG during business hours)
Visit
http://www.carlislemwr.com/travel-lodging/leisure-travel-services  or http://gapmwr.com/recreation-travel/leisure-travel-services

Community Pool
Bldg. 4-128 (Intersection of Blair Rd. and Anderson Rd.)
Cool off after a day of training or bring the kids to enjoy a day swimming at the 25-meter pool, with water slide, concession stand, locker rooms and diving board.  Chaise lounges are located poolside.  A playground is adjacent to the pool with pavilions available for rental.

Rates: military active and retired $4; federal/state employees $5; all others $6; children under 5 are free
Season and family passes are available.
Open June-August only

Hours*
Monday-Sunday 1130-1930
Out of season call (717) 861-2711
Pool Phone (717) 861-2656
Concession Stand (717) 861-2994

*All Posted Hours Subject To Change At Any Time - Call Each Entity To Verify Hours


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