Joint Base Lewis-McChord has some of the rarest and most diverse ecosystems in Western Washington. From the Nisqually river to the Puget lowland prairies, Oregon white oak woodlands,  and upland conifer forests, with fish-bearing streams, artesian wetlands, and kettle lakes throughout, there is something for everyone. We invite you to create an iSportsman account and explore this landscape responsibly. 

iSportsman is a computer/smartphone based platform for all outdoor recreation activities on JBLM. It improves and simplifies the user experience with single permit purchasing, interactive maps to display open areas, real time communication and alerts, quick and easy harvest reporting, enhanced safety, increased user education and awareness through one streamlined account registration. Questions and requests for more information can be directed to: 

All users, whether brand new to recreating at JBLM, or seasoned veterans, are required to create an account and manage their activities through iSportsman. It offers annual, weekly, and single day recreation permits. There are also Department of Defense community discounts, group rates, or combination passes available. Sign up at! If you have questions, please review our Frequently Asked Questions or email: 

What outdoor recreation opportunities do we offer? 

  • Hunting (deer, elk, bear, waterfowl, upland birds and game, special pheasant hunts and more)
  • Fishing (salmon, trout, bass, catfish, and others)
  • Hiking, Horseback riding, bird watching, kayaking/canoeing, and firewood collection

JBLM hosts over 40 rare and imperiled animal species so it is up to all of us to keep it open to recreation by practicing safety and good stewardship at all times. 

The principal use of Department of Defense (DOD) lands and waters is to support mission related activities; all other land uses are subordinate. JBLM lands and waters are available for non-military purposes in accordance  with Army Regulation 200-1 (Environmental Protection and Enhancement) Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) Sikes Act, and Army directives and policies when compatible with the military mission, installation safety and security, ecosystem sustainability , natural resources, management, and fiscal responsibility. 

Mission related activities always take priority on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Therefore, possession of a state hunting or fishing license, a Federal Duck Stamp, or an installation recreation permit does not guarantee access to JBLM lands.