ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Anniston Army Depot's Outdoor Recreation organization offers a wide variety of equipment rentals that are perfect for summer activities.
Small boats, kayaks and canoes give depot employees, retirees and other eligible MWR patrons freedom to explore on the water while A-line campers and recreational vehicles provide a safe place to sleep at night.
Need to rent a grill for a party or event? They have them, along with yard games, inflatables and even a dunk tank.
Reservations are required for all large equipment and a deposit may be required as well.
The equipment may be rented to be used on or off depot property.
For those who want to stay close to home, the depot's RV park, Cone Reservoir, Jones Knob and White Oak Recreation Area provide a relaxing spot.
Fishing is permitted at the reservoir with a valid fishing license and permit. The site also offers barbecue grills, walking trails, picnic areas, two floating piers and a boat launch.
The Lakes at Jones Knob feature a playground, pavilion, tennis courts and small lakes stocked with fish.
Another playground is available at the White Oak Recreation Area, which has a one-acre lake with an accent fountain, walking trail and pavilion.
Cost of equipment rentals varies by the type of equipment and number of days. The three picnic facilities may be reserved at no charge.
For more information on equipment or facility rentals, contact the Outdoor Recreation office at 256-235-6768.
Oh, the places you can go! Numerous MWR sites in the Southeast
For a list of Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities throughout the United States, visit http://www.armymwr.com/recleisure/outdoors/paths.aspx
Check out each facility's website or call the contact number provided for additional information, cost and availability.
Approximately 100 miles
Alabama - Maxwell Gunter AFB Lake Martin Recreation Area
Camping, RV sites, mobile home rentals, boat rentals, boat launch, fishing pier, playground, beach, nature trail, swimming area, chalet cabins
Georgia - Dobbins AFB Lakeside FAM Camp
Playground, RV sites
Alabama - Redstone Arsenal Campground
Cottages, camping, RV sites, a swimming pool, golf course, wireless internet, equipment rentals
Approximately 200 miles
Alabama - Fort Rucker Recreation Area
Located on Lake Tholocco on Fort Rucker.
Camping area, RV sites, three boat launches, swimming, paintball, a variety of equipment rentals
Georgia - Robins AFB FAMCAMP
Bowling, golf course, swimming pool, hunting, stables, fishing, skeet shooting, RV sites
Approximately 300 miles
Florida - Eglin Air Force Base
Archery, beach, equipment rentals, boat slips, RVs, fishing, golf, hunting, marina, nature trails, picnic area, playground, stables, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water sports
Florida - NAS Pensacola - Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area
RV sites, wireless internet, camping, mobile home rentals, cabins, mountain bike trails, tennis, disk golf, miniature golf
Florida - Fort Benning - Destin Army Recreation Area
(800) 642-0466 or (850) 837-2725 or (706) 545-5600
Private beach located less than three miles from the resort, villas, hotels, an RV site, full-service marina where you can charter a fishing or sight-seeing tour.
Georgia - Fort Stewart - Holbrook Recreation Area
Wireless internet, grills, RV sites, camping, golf course, bowling,
Alabama - Coast Guard Group Mobile - Dauphin Island Recreation Complex
Located at historic Fort Gaines.
Camping, RV sites, bird sanctuary, beach, boat launches, equipment rentals
Mississippi - Keesler AFB - FAM Camp
Golf course, bowling, marina, RV sites