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Sports, Fitness & Aquatic Center

Outdoor pool, Fort Rucker

The Physical Fitness Facilities consist of two facilities dedicated to meeting all of your physical fitness needs. The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility and the Fortenberry-Colton Fitness Facility offer a full range of activities. With free weights, universal machines, speed and punching bags, a rock climbing wall, basketball courts, racquetball and squash courts, an indoor pool, a steam room and sauna, and a variety of themed runs and fitness classes, you can surely find a fun activity to help keep you at your best physically.

The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility is located in Building 4605 on Andrews Avenue. It is a 64k square foot facility with a fitness room that offers top of the line Life Fitness and Precor Cardiovascular equipment, Life Fitness Selectorized Strength equipment, and a free weight room. This facility also offers a regulation college center basketball court with 3 regulation high school practice courts and 2 volleyball courts, 3 racquetball courts and 1 squash court, a 25 meter indoor swimming pool, football, soccer and softball fields, 1/4 mile running track and other outdoor running trails.

The Fortenberry-Colton Fitness Facility is located in Building 5900 on the corner of Skychief Street and 5th Avenue. It is a 27k square foot modern facility with a fitness room that offers top of the line Life Fitness Cardiovascular equipment, Strive Selectorized Strength equipment, and Life Fitness free weights. A group fitness room, a regulation basketball court with 2 practice basketball courts and 2 volleyball courts. The group fitness room and basketball court have hard wood and impact resistant floors. This facility also offers Fitlinxx, a web based, computerized personal training/tracking system, a 28 foot climbing wall and a nutrition bar.

Both facilities have men's and women's locker rooms with steam and sauna. Both facilities are opened 7 days a week excluding some holidays. Sports Branch also offers a variety of fitness programs and events including 5K/10K runs, dodge ball tournaments, bench press competitions, aerobics, cycling, yoga, hip hop classes, and more.

Contact Information is listed below:

  • Fort Rucker Fitness Facility: 255-2296
  • Fortenberry-Colton Fitness Facility: 255-3794
  • Indoor Pool: 255-3386
  • Outdoor Flynn Center Pool (May through September): 255-1875
  • SPLASH! (May through September): 255-2096/2296
  • Lake Tholocco, West Beach: 255-4234

Center Library

The Center Library is located in Building 212, on the corner of Novosel Street and Fifth Avenue. The library can be utilized for leisure-time reading and serious studying. The facility offers current fiction and nonfiction best sellers, reference materials, more than 110 magazines, 2500 DVDs and videos (both educational and recreational), video games, music CDs, foreign language books, local and national newspapers, books on tape, compact discs, and 20 high speed internet access computers. The facility is equipped with WI-FI, to allow patrons Inter Net accessibility via personal lap top computer. For more infomration, please call 255-3695.

Leisure Travel

The Leisure Travel Office (formerly, ITR Office) is located in the Soldiers Service Center, Building 5700, Room 113. Leisure Travel will assist you with all your leisure travel. Leisure Travel can provide you with discounted tickets to Disney World, Universal Studios, Six Flags over Georgia and many other popular attractions. They also offer tours to Hawaii, Alaska, Opryland and Disney World. Leisure Travel is now organizing cruise line travel; check out our new web link featuring Disney, Carnival, Princess, and many more. For more information, please call 255-2997/9517.

Riding Stables

The Riding Stables are located in Building 20090, adjacent to the Silver Wings Golf Course, on Hatch Road. The Fort Rucker Riding Stables are one of the finest of its kind in the Army. The facility is surrounded by more that 10,000 acres of wooded trails. The facility has 36 duplex stalls each with Tack room and Paddocks, 82 stalls for transient and show horses and two community pastures. Programs offered by the Riding Stables include Youth Summer Camps, Riding Lessons, Pony Parties, Open Horse Shows and Horse Trials. For more information, please call 598-3384.

Outdoor Recreation Branch

Outdoor Recreation
West Beach Lake Tholocco, Building 24236
Phone: 334-255-4305

Outdoor Recreation offers many services and opportunities for a spectacular time at Lake Tholocco!

Equipment Issue Center

For that special family outing, Outdoor Recreation offers several items to boost the fun potential. Ski boats, pontoon boats, wake board boats, fishing boats, water tubes, canoes, kayaks and paddleboats are available for use on 677-acre Lake Tholocco. For those family reunions or school fundraisers, ODR offers picnic pavilions, volleyball sets, horseshoe sets, large BBQ cookers, canopies and dunking booths. For the "under the stars" enthusiasts, ODR has camping tents, sleeping bags, camping gear and travel trailers which sleep up to six people.

Covered Floating Boat Dock Slips

A brand new floating boat dock is located at the West Beach Marina where patrons can store their personal vessels.

Daily Slip Fee: $10.00
Monthly Slip Fee: $75.00
Six Months Slip Fee: $400.00
Annual (12 Months) Slip Fee: $600.00

Please call Outdoor Recreation for availability.

Fishing & Hunting

Fort Rucker has several excellent lakes and ponds for fishing: Lake Tholocco, Beaver Lake, Buckhorn Lake, Ech Lake, and Beaver Pond. Come try your luck with hybrid bass, catfish, crappie or bream and see if you'll catch The Big One.

Fort Rucker also offers deer, turkey and hog hunting. All hunters must have a valid hunter's safety education course completion card, regardless of age. If you do not have a hunter's safety card, the Alabama State Hunter Education program, in partnership with ODR, offers safety classes on Fort Rucker. Sign up at

All individuals 16 years and older wishing to fish or hunt on Fort Rucker are required to have an Alabama State license and a Fort Rucker post permit. Both may be purchased at Outdoor Recreation. Military personnel without an Alabama driver license will need to present a copy of orders stating Fort Rucker as current duty station. Military dependents without an Alabama driver license will need to present orders authorizing movement of dependents to Fort Rucker. For all rules and regulations, and permit prices pertaining to fishing and/or hunting on Fort Rucker, patrons may view Fort Rucker Regulation 215-1 at

Youth & Challenged Sportsmen

This program provides special events for youth and challenged sportsmen. In the fall of each year, before deer season opens, ODR provides a special deer hunt for youth and challenged sportsmen. Youth fishing tournaments are held once a year in the spring. Just before turkey season, the installation works with the local community to host a youth and challenged sportsmen turkey hunt.

Fort Rucker Outdoor Recreation

West Beach, Lake Tholocco Paintball EFMP Friendly/Open to the public

Ft. Rucker ODR Fields Hour of Operation
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open during the week by reservations only

Cost: $25.00 per person/ $20.00 per person with group of 10+
Includes: All day field usage, equipment, unlimited CO2 and 100 Paintballs. Dothan Survival Games, INC. 334-793-8202/ Outdoor Recreation 334-255-4305

Outdoor Recreation ATV Trail Ride

This program is to provide soldiers, civilian and their families an opportunity to experience the Great Outdoors of Fort Rucker via ATV Trail Rides.

Outdoor Recreation will host two ATV trail rides a year:
Dates: 14 August 2010 & 12 February 2011
Time: 0700 - 1300
Cost: $20.00 per person
Age Group: 16 years & older

For more information please call Outdoor Recreation at 334-255-4305. Pre-Registration is required for each scheduled ride. This event is open to all Soldiers, Civilians and their families. Patrons will be responsible for providing their own ATV, protective gear (helmet, boots & etc.). Protective gear will be worn at all times.

Lake Tholocco

Fort Rucker and the surrounding communities are encouraged to visit Lake Tholocco, a 640-acre facility that offers a full range of recreational activities. You can take your pick from swimming, boating, camping, RV parking, volleyball, skiing, hiking and fishing. Pavilion and beaches are available for all to use. Boating activities are available year round. The swimming program along with the snack bar located on West Beach is operational beginning the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day each day from 1100-1800. Patrons may use the two waterslides and three trampolines or just swim in the beach area. Life jackets are available. Swimming without lifeguards is not allowed. Patrons may also rent any of our twelve recreational cabins located on East Beach. In January 2008, we will have twelve brand new cabins located on West Beach - Singing Pines available for public rental. The cabins will consist of 2-bedrooms, 1-bath and a gorgeous lake-front view. The cabins will sleep six. One of the cabins will be modified to accommodate handicap access. Cottages/cabins are fully furnished with a complete kitchen, a living room and bedrooms. Effective October 2007, the cottages will be rented through our Outdoor Recreation program by calling 255-4305.

Automotive Skills Center

The Automotive Skills Center is located in Building 1902, Headhunter Street and 2nd Avenue. The Automotive Skills Center has the equipment you need to save money on do it yourself car maintenance and repair. At the Automotive Skills Center, you have access to on-site trained instruction, assistance, tools and equipment. We also offer Mitchell-On-Demand information software to access "how-to" information. This 24 bay facility has twelve lifts, eight bays (non-lift) inside the building, and five sheltered bays outside of the main building. We also have a paint booth and a body bay. The self-help car wash located at the center has three wash bays, one shampooer/vacuum, two other vacuums (one of which has a fragrance machine) and three vending machines. The Automotive Skills Center has a Mechanic-for-Hire Program, which can save the military Families money towards labor expenses. The Automotive Skills Center also offers propane gas for sale. We are set up to fill bottles (as opposed to swapping them out). For more information, please call 255-9725.

Arts & Crafts Center

The Arts and Crafts Center (SAC's Fifth Avenue) is located in Building 9205 on Fifth Avenue. The facility provides a wide range of opportunities to participate in a variety of arts and craft projects. The facility offers full laser engraving and framing services. Patrons have available to them custom made plaques, certificates, or mementos framed, engraved, and memorialized. A wide variety of creative instructional activities are offered. Learn to frame, learn pottery or ceramics, stained glass, children's arts & crafts, sewing & quilting and much more. The center offers a fully equipped woodshop where you can build anything from a jewelry box to your own custom furniture. The engraving shop has a full line of personalized trophies and gift items. The center offers a large facility where flight students can cut and press their maps, laminate study guides, and more. Customers can work individually at their own pace in an open shop atmosphere, or they can take classes such as holiday crafts, ceramics, picture framing and mat cutting. For more information, please call 255-9020.

The Landing

The Landing is operated as a Community Activities Center, and offers food, beverage, and catering operations. Lunch is offered Mondays through Fridays, with the exception of holidays and DONSAs. Lunch at the Landing features hot and cold sandwiches, soups and chili, a full salad bar, dessert selections, and, of course, the featured daily entrees. Ask about our 1st CHOICE FREE MEAL COMBO! Whether you're looking to have a quiet working lunch, or you are part of a larger group, our facilities are quite adequate to meet your needs. The relaxing atmosphere features comfortable seating, a sufficient number of tables, and lots of TV monitors with a number of stations to choose from for viewing. We incorporated a variety of menus and service levels to meet the price range of the entire community. The center offers its clientele catering services customized to meet any occasion.

Novosel Street, Building 113
Hours: Lunch Line, Monday-Friday, 1100-1315
Phone: 598-2426

Administrative Office
Hours: Monday-Friday, 0800-1700

Above the Best Catering
Hours: Monday-Friday, 0800-1700

The Landing Zone

Landing Zone is located inside The Landing at Fort Rucker. The Landing Zone, or as the we call it the LZ, is the newest addition to The Landing. The Landing Zone is a full service family entertainment and dining area featuring 24 flat screen monitors offering sports, other featured attractions and the most extensive video music selections in the area. The Game Zone, located within the LZ offers traditional entertainment options including pocket billiards and electronic darts. One of the most exciting entertainment offerings is the new, state-of-the-art gaming room, featuring three separate game stations, with Wii, X-Box 360 gaming platforms being available for use. Special game chairs and sound systems lets you feel every rumble and movement that is shown on the screen. And don't forget to check out their menu..from burgers, steaks and mouth watering BBQ, this menu has something to please everyone. Lunch and Dinner is offered seven days a week. The Landing Zone proudly brews Starbucks coffee. With daily specials Monday-Friday, there is always something exciting happening at the LZ. Call or visit our website at

Operating Hours are Sunday-Thursday, 0700-2100, Friday-Saturday 0700-Midnight

For more information, please call 598-8025.

High Rise Sports Bar

Open Monday-Friday 1600-2100

Come join friends and watch one of our 8 televisions with 2 BIG screen TVs, play Fantasy Football, Basketball, Racing or Hockey. Enjoy your favorite icy cold beverages and order snacks from our limited bar menu. For more information, please call 598-5216, ext 38121.

Fort Rucker Bowling Center

Twenty lanes with automatic scorers, a pro shop, lockers, shoe rental, snack bar and video games. Open bowling and bumper bowling for children ages 3-10 is available year round. The bowling center provides services for birthday parties, unit functions and hail and farewells. Fort Rucker offers leagues for men, women, mixed, youth and military.

Every Friday look for a red pin in the machines. If the red pin comes up in the head pin position and you get a strike, you win a free game! The red pin must be witnessed by a bowling center employee and free games must be used that day. On Saturday 0800-2300 let the good times roll with lights, music & glow in the dark balls. Located at Building 9227, 5th Avenue. For more information, please call 255-9503 or fax 255-1973.

Silver Wings Golf Course

Silver Wings Golf Course is a 27-Hole Championship facility. The course has outstanding Champion Bermuda Greens and one of the most challenging layouts in the region. The fairways are tree lined with numerous hardwoods and pines that gently roll through different elevation changes. The facility boasts a fully stocked Golf Shop, Divots Restaurant & Grill, Meeting & Banquet rooms, and a 300 yard long lighted Practice Range.

The facility is open to the public and offers several types of membership opportunities. Membership includes unlimited green fees, advanced tee times, Golf Shop merchandise discounts, Member-only tournaments, discounted outside tournament fees, complimentary USGA GHIN handicap, and reduced room fees and food minimums in Divot's Banquet Room.

Actual opening and closing hours for this period will be predicated on the weather and course conditions as determined by Golf Course Management.

Hours: 0630-Dusk
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
Hours: 0630-Dusk

Contrary to the operating hours specified above, any or all of the golf facilities may be closed when existing conditions or demands due to scheduled maintenance require closing. In such cases, an appropriate notice will be posted in the Clubhouse.

Call or visit our website.

Location: Combat Road, Building 20067
Phone: 598-2449
Divots Restaurant and Grille
Weekdays: 1000-1400
Weekends and Holidays: 0630-1600

Driving Range

For your convenience, the SWGC driving range is open from daylight to midnight! The driving range will accept dollar bills, tokens or rechargeable keys that can be purchased at the Pro-Shop.

Visit for more recreation-related information.


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