Each base has their own Morale Welfare Recreation (MWR) office that has resources for travel, fitness, and local information. Though much of the typical recreation activities on base are closed due to COVID-19, here is a quick list of some lesser known winter offerings from Naval Base Kitsap MWR:
If you are not familiar with disc golf it is golf played with frisbees. The “golfer” throws the frisbee or flying disc down the fairway aiming at one of the various “holes” typically an elevated metal basket. Once the disc lands in the basket the “hole” is complete. MWR has recently installed a disc golf course at Trident Lakes. Discs can be borrowed from the recreation center or you may bring your own.
Looking to get away to the mountains. You can rent full snow gear from jacket to pants to boots to snow shoes even an ice axe at reasonable prices before you depart. They also have a large inventory of camping gear for couples to large families including various sized tents, sleeping bags, cots, stoves, and chairs. On the surprising spring-like days there are canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards to be rented as well.
Prices, policies and procedures for renting and pick up are all laid out in their brochure.
Navy Getaways Pacific Beach
Located between the Olympic National Forest and the Pacific Ocean, Navy Gateways Pacific Beach has much to offer as a getaway. The resort has hotel rooms and suites, cottages, RV sites, and campgrounds.
Check out their events calendar to see if your leave time frame matches up with one of their various festivals., like the Chocolate Festival in February or Glass Float Frenzy in March! They often have sale rates on holiday weekends.