Opportunities abound on Fort Hood MWR Website
Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area…
BLORA is a beautiful, comprehensive 89 acre recreational facility nestled against Belton Lake. The facility
offers fishing, swimming, boating and camping. The facility is located 14 miles north of the main post. In
the Spring, budding trees and wild flowers are plentiful. At times, wild turkey and deer can be seen. During
the drive out, motorists should look for cattle which roam freely on the ranges. Also, look for tactical
vehicles. BLORA is near tactical training ranges.
Cottages – One bedroom cottages (sleeps four adults) and two bedroom cottages (sleeps six
adults), equipped with full kitchens, linens, screened-in porches, bar-b-que and picnic tables are available
for rent. For more information call: 287-2523/8303 or visit:
Camping – BLORA welcomes campers. There are several acres set aside for camping. BLORA
features many RV pads, equipped with electricity and plumbing. Dump stations are also available.
For more information call: 287-2523/8303 or visit:
Boats – Watercraft rentals, ranging in size from fishing boats to 36’ party boats. Boater
safety course offered. Free use of paddleboats, hydro-bikes and boat ramps.
Mountain Biking – Get in gear and head to BLORA's Mountain Bike Trail! The trail system is designed to
accommodate riders of all skill and endurance levels ranging from first-timer to advanced racer. For ore information call:
287-2523/8303 or visit:
Paintball – Equipment rentals are available and Includes: All day air refills, pack, 4 pods, 500 field grade
paintballs and safety mask. All paintballs must be purchased at BLORA. For more information call: 287-2523/8303 or visit:
Water Fun – Anyone using BLORA has free use of Sierra beach. On the beach are changing
facilities, picnic tables and playground equipment. BLORA features twin 300 foot waterslides that curve
and plunge for hours of family fun. For smaller children, there is the Kiddie Wash water spray pad.
Swimming is only permitted when lifeguards are on duty.
Party & Picnic Pavilions – BLORA features several large pavilions perfect for unit functions.
Most of these facilities are located adjacent to playgrounds, athletic fields, and permanent restrooms.
Pavilions must be reserved in advance and reservation fee is required. Ask for specials just for unit and
family readiness group functions. In addition to pavilions, there are hundreds of picnic tables, some with
grills for your use. For more information call: 287-2523/8303 or visit:
Sports Fields – Baseball, volleyball, basketball and horse shoes can be played at several
locations. One of the most popular attractions is the challenging bike trails. The trails are designed to
accommodate riders of all skill levels.
BLORA is located on Nolan Road, 14 miles northeast of main post. Call the reservation office at 287-2523/8303.
The boat dock office telephone number is 287-6073/5526.
Hunting & Fishing…
Sportsmen’s Center – A one-stop shop for hunting on post. This center offers state hunting and fishing
license and post permits. There is a fully-equipped pro shop. Check out their guided and unguided hunts.
Seasonal fishing and hunting contests are frequently featured. Bow hunters are not forgotten with supplies
and bow qualification testing offered. The Sportsmen’s Center also operates an Archery range and a Trap
& Skeet range. Check out the Sportsmen’s Center, Bldg. 1937 on Rod & Gun Club Loop, off North Avenue.
For more information call 532-4552 or visit:
Enclosed floating dock at BLORA with three interior fishing wells, interior and exterior seating, heated in
the winter. Guided fishing trips and youth fishing derbies offered quarterly. Resale shop offers bait, tackle
and camping supplies. Watercraft rentals at the boat dock. State of Texas boating safety courses offered
monthly. The facility is located in Bldg. 126, located north on Nolan Road, 14 miles northeast of main post.
Call the Marine Rental/Resale Office at 287-6073/5526.
The Courses of Clear Creek – a state-of-the-art 27- hole course with challenging greens located in the
scenic rolling hills of Fort Hood. The courses features a 4,500 square foot club house with a large deck
overlooking the courses, and an upscale retail pro shop. A four-hole children’s course introduces kids to the
sport. A professional golf pro is available for lessons at the golf course. The Courses of Clear Creek
sponsors frequent tournaments and clinics. Club and car rentals are available. The club house is located in
Bldg. 52381, Battalion Avenue, west of Clear Creek Road. Call 287-4130 for more information.
Available on the web at: www.hoodmwr.com/coursesof_cc.htm
Community Events Center – Bingo is played six days weekly Cash prizes of over $2,400 are paid out daily. Three
progressive jackpots are played Tuesday through Sunday. $10,000, $3,000 and percentage of first days play
jackpots are offered. Progressive game numbers go up weekly. The Community Events Center is located in Bldg.
50012, Clear Creek Road, behind AAFES gas station. For more information call 532-9253/9263 or visit:
Phantom Warrior Lanes – a spacious state-of-the-art bowling facility offering 48 lanes. Lanes feature automatic
scoring and pop-up bumpers. One of the most popular events is Xtreme (glow-in-the-dark) bowling with high-energy
music, neon bowling balls, pins and light show. Many Soldiers and families enjoy league play at Phantom Warrior
Lanes. Purchase your perfect ball and other equipment at the Pro Shop. Other entertainment includes a video
arcade and billiards area. The Phantom Warrior Lanes are located in Bldg. 49010, Clear Creek Road and Santa Fe
Avenue. For more information call 287-3424 or visit:
BLORA features primitive to full hook-up RV campsites. Tent camping sites can be primitive or sites with water
and electric utilities. BLORA has dump stations, group camp areas, playgrounds, coin-operated laundry, showers
and restrooms, RV’s, boat and camper storage. BLORA is located in Bldg. 126, Located north on Nolan Road, 14
miles northeast of main post. For more information call: 287-2523/8303 or visit:
West Fort Hood Travel Camp…
The Travel Camp has 64 full hook-up RV sites, with 50-30-20 amp electrical service, water, sewer and dump
stations. There is a coin-operated laundry and 24-hour showers. The travel camp features a playground and
a secure, fenced storage for RV’s, boats and campers. The travel camp is located on West Fort Hood, Bldg.
70004, Clark Road. For more information call: 288-9926 or visit:
Palmer Theater – is located in building 334. It was recently renovated and now has a state-of-the-art Dolby
system. You can reach the movie hotline by calling 287-3066 for a daily listing of movies showing. Veiw the current movie schedule at:
Horseback Riding Trails…
BLORA features guided horseback trail rides for guests 12 years of age or older. Pony rides are offered for
children 11 years and younger. Mountain bike park trails, for novice to experienced riders. A nature trail
for hikers winds through the wooded acres of the park. BLORA is located in Bldg. 126, north on Nolan Road,
14 miles northeast of main post. For more information call the reservation office at 287-2523/8303 or visit:
Sprocket Auto Crafts – offers a variety of services for the home mechanic. The facility has clean, heated/air
conditioned work space for self-auto repair. State vehicle inspections are available. Knowledgeable staff
members offer mechanical advice and engine analysis. A tool room and machine shop facilitates all levels of
car repair. Sandblasting and welding is available. Car lifts and vehicle storage completes the services at
Sprockets. Check out the facility, located in Bldg. 9138, 20th Street and Old Ironsides Ave. For more information call 287-2725 or visit:
Trips & Tickets…
Information, Ticketing and Registration (ITR) – provides affordable leisure and recreational activities
for the military community. Purchase amusement park, concert and sporting event tickets at ITR. Local and area
tours are featured. MWR has a world-wide link up to many facilities. Hotel discounts, trip brochures and
planning assistance are all available at ITR. Check out all the offerings at Bldg. 126, 761st Tank Battalion
Avenue, next to Military Clothing Sales. For more information call 287-7310 or visit:
Equipment Checkout Center - offers a long list of outdoor and party equipment rentals. For camping:
sleeping bags, tents, coolers, stoves, lanterns, heaters, port-a-potties. Trailers: pop-up and tow behind
recreational vehicle travel trailers, utility trailers. Party items: climbing wall, dunking booth, folding
chairs, tables, cotton candy, nacho, popcorn, snow cone and hot dog machines, coffee pots, turkey/fish fryers.
Tents and canopies, all sizes, with and without sides are available. Sports equipment: basketballs, footballs,
tug-of-war ropes, volleyballs, horseshoes, baseballs, push balls, tennis rackets, gloves, bats, croquet sets.
Specialty items: canoes, flat bottom boats, grills, trolling/boat motors, spot lights. The center is located
in Bldg. 4930, Clear Creek Road, across the street from the main PX. For more information call: 287-1853 or visit:
Fort Hood Sentinel…
The post newspaper prints a listing of area concerts, events, fairs and festivals. Each week, the Traveling
Soldier article features a day-trip in the local area. Pick up the free Fort Hood Sentinel at many locations
around post or visit the Public Affairs Officer, Bldg. 1001, III Corps Headquarters, or call 287-4003.
View the paper online at: www.forthoodsentinel.com
Arts & Crafts…
The Apache Arts & Crafts facility includes work space, classrooms and supplies for arts and crafts projects,
including: a sales store, ceramics, computer internet space, frame, jewelry, multi-crafts, wood, plaque and
trophy, embroidery and screen printing area. Create your own works of art or take advantage of full-service
provided by the talented staff. Classes are offered for ceramics, wood shop, basic framing, mat cutting and
other special interest classes. Call for schedule and topics. Apache is located in Bldg. 2337, 761st Tank
Battalion Avenue. Call 532-2586 or 287-0343. For more info see:
Arts & Crafts
Aerobics and Skating Center – The facility offers a rolling good time for kids and kids at heart.
Specialty skate sessions, classes and programs are featured. There are party rooms for birthdays, meetings
or family gatherings. Video games are available for those who need a break from skating. Snack bar provides
refreshments. Center/rink rental is available for special events. A Pro Shop offers all your skating needs.
The skating center is located in Bldg. 324 on 37th St. For more information call the center at: 287-5623 or visit the website:
Aerobics are a fun and energetic way to get or stay in shape. Aerobics are offered 6 days weekly. Monday and
Wednesday – step aerobics; Tuesday - hi/lo cardio kick-boxing; Thursday – strength training and toning;
Saturday – instructor’s choice. Class punch cards are available for purchase. Sign up for aerobics in Bldg.
324 on 37th Street. For more information call the center at: 287-5623 or visit the website:
Casey Memorial Library – features books, reference, media, e-books, databases, computer and internet
access, CDs, DVDs, videos, language tapes, story time, periodicals, newspapers, study areas, tax forms,
microforms and interlibrary loans. Casey library is located in Bldg. 3202, 72nd Street & 761st Tank Battalion
Avenue. For more information, call Circulation at 287-4921, Reference at 287-5202, Public Services at 287-2716.
Sports & Fitness…
Intramural Sports – flag football, softball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, bowling, golf,
racquetball and wrestling are facilitated. Sports are open to all Soldiers. To learn more or sign up for team
sports, visit Bldg. 23001, 62nd Street and Support Ave. or call 288-3622.
Army Sports – Fort Hood supports Soldiers interested in competing in Army-wide sports.
These include competitions in power lifting, tae kwon do, 10-miler races and rugby. These competitions are
open to active duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers. More information is available in Bldg. 23001,
62nd Street & Support Ave., or by calling 287-5405.
For more information or visit:
Lifeguard training, adult swim lessons, pool party reservations and water aerobics are available. More
information is available in Bldg 23001, 62nd Street & Support Ave. or by calling 287-9430. The hours of
operation are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Available at Abrams Physical Fitness Center. Lap swimming hours from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. During training holidays,
hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The facility is closed on holidays.
Non/low impact water aerobics are offered at Abrams Physical Fitness Center. Water aerobics is designed for all
fitness levels and non-swimmers. There is a fee for water aerobics. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday, 8-9 a.m.
Abrams is located on the corner of 62d Street & Support Avenue. For more information call: 5942/5623 or visit:
Recreational swimming, water slides, diving boards, lap swimming, unit combat water survival training, unit
physical training, physical therapy and pool parties. Abrams indoor pool is open year round. Fort Hood’s
outdoor pools are open Memorial Day through Labor Day. For pool schedules see:
Abrams Indoor Pool – Eight-lanes, 25-meters, 4-to-12 feet deep, one-meter
diving boards and hot tub are available for swimming year round. Abrams is located in Bldg. 23001, Bldg.
23001, 62nd Street & Support Ave. Phone 287-4648.
Comanche – Eight lanes, 50-meters, four-to-13 feet deep, one-meter and three-meter diving
boards, two water slides and a wading pool. Comanche pool is located in Bldg. 52932, Tank Destroyer Boulevard,
next to Comanche Youth Center. Phone 287-7544.
Martin – Three lanes, 48-yards, three-to-nine feet deep, one-meter diving board and two
water slides. Martin pool is located in Bldg. 112, Hood Road, by ITR and the Mega Food Court. Phone 287-5037.
Patton – Patton’s pool is 25-meters, four-to-nine feet deep, two one-meter diving boards,
two water slides, wading pool and large picnic area. Patton pool is located at Bldg. 5774, 24th St.
& Tank Destroyer Blvd., behind Legend’s Pub. Phone 285-5837.
West Fort Hood – 25-yards, four-to-eight feet deep, two water slides, wading pool and
large grass area. West Fort Hood pool is located at Bldg 91070, Clarke Road and Headquarters St.
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