22 March 2019

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.

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 FTIG for 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.

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