Fort Drum Recreational Access Pass


Hold Harmless Agreement and Recreationist Responsibilities



1. In consideration for the issuance of this pass, the undersigned does hereby release, remise, forever discharge, and agree to hold harmless the government of the United States of America, the United States Army and officers, agents and employees (both civilian and military) of the United States Army and the government of the United States, of and from any and all manner of action, causes of action, suits, charges, claims, demands, and liabilities, or whatever kind of nature to include death, personal injury, and/or property damage due to accident or negligence, which arises or may arise on the Fort Drum Military Installation pursuant to this permit, and further covenants not to sue or file any claim for such death, personal injury , and/or property damage. The undersigned further acknowledges that this release is given voluntarily and without any representations of any kind, other than those explicitly set forth within this application, by the United States Army, its agents and employees, both civilian and military.


2. The undersigned acknowledges that he/she obligates him/herself, by virtue of this agreement and the privileges granted to him/her by issuance of this pass, to observe and obey all Fort Drum rules and regulations while he/she is present on the installation. The undersigned further acknowledges and comments that he/she will not disturb living trees, shrubs, and other vegetation. The undersigned further acknowledges that he/she will be held pecuniarily responsible for any damage caused by his/her willful or negligent acts or those of his/her agents or persons under his/her supervision.


3. Certain hazards exist in the training areas. These hazards include, but are not limited to: concertina and barbed wire, communication wire strung between trees and shrubbery, pits, foxholes, man-made depressions, barricades on roads and trails, and unexploded ordnance (ammunition).


4. Personnel are warned not to pick up, handle, or in any way disturb pyrotechnic devices or ammunition that have been fired or failed to detonate. All unexploded ordnance will be reported to Range Division for disposition. The removal from the range of any component parts or projectiles or any other unidentifiable objects associated with explosives is strictly prohibited.


5. The undersigned acknowledges that issuance of the Fort Drum Recreational Access Pass does not give approval to enter the Training Area without following check-in procedures.


6. The undersigned acknowledges that the Commander, Fort Drum, reserves the right to withdraw this permit at any time. The undersigned acknowledges that this permit may be withdrawn because of violations of the terms above, or may be withdrawn at any time by the Commander, Fort Drum, or his designated representative.


Recreationist Responsibilities:

  • Persons barred access and/or with recreation privileges revoked, are not eligible to reapply for a recreation permit.


  • All information provided is correct and truthful. Providing false information is in violation of federal law and violators are subject to fines and/or imprisonment.


  • You are responsible for printing out your own recreation permit and access pass.


  • Recreationists are responsible for following Fort Drum Regulation 420-3 and all other applicable state and federal regulations and obtaining a current Fort Drum Recreation Map. FD Reg 420-3 can be downloaded from this web site; maps are available at the Natural Resources Permit Office, Bldg. S-2509.


  • NYS licenses for hunting, fishing and trapping are required by all persons conducting those activities on Fort Drum.


  • All persons entering Fort Drum for the purpose of hunting, skeet shooting, etc. must register the applicable weapons in their possession with the Directorate of Emergency Services.


  • All persons entering the Training Area must have a Fort Drum Recreational Access Pass and it must be clearly displayed with the permit numbers facing up. Access Passes are non-transferrable.


  • Before entering the Training Area, all recreationists must check-in each day by calling the Sportsman Hotline at 772-7153.

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