Plantation Rifle Range

Plantation Rifle Range is Open

  • The High Power Range is open and operating at 100% capacity, with visitors required to wear masks at all times.
  • View the High Power Range schedule here
  • The Small Bore Range remains closed due to the current pandemic, as well as upcoming construction to replace the roof and air handling system.
  • More information on Parks operational changes due to COVID-19

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Take a class with us!

***We are not currently accepting registration for any range classes*** 
Whatcom County Parks COVID-19 Updates

Whether you want to learn the basics of firearm safety or you are looking to learn more about precision shooting, signup for one of our Saturday evening classes. Details and class times are below. Click the link under each class name to register.

*New* Home Firearm Safety Class $35

This four hour single session class is focused on safe gun handling and teaches students the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for safe storage of firearms and ammunition in the home. It is a hands-on, non-live fire class that will be conducted in the classroom. Do not bring firearms to this class. ALL participants must be age 21 or older.

Notice:
In 2018, the citizens of Washington passed Initiative 1639 which requires certain training for gun owners in Washington State. These training requirements have not yet been fully developed. As such, this class has not been designed to meet the requirements of Initiative 1639.

Single-session evening class, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Basic Pistol Safety & Shooting Skills Class $35

This single-session class provides an overview of safe firearms handling and operation, a review of pertinent laws, and basic marksmanship. Instruction is provided through a combination of classroom and indoor range fire line activities. You can bring your own handgun and ammunition (50 rounds Total Metal Jacket / Center fire) for the class. Firearms are also available to rent and ammunition is for sale at the range. Must be 21 years or older.

Single-session evening class, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Pistol Marksmanship Class $35

This single-session class is designed for the recreational shooter who wishes to learn more about precision shooting. Prior shooting experience is required for this class. This class includes one and a half hours of classroom instruction and one and a half hours on the shooting range. Participant skill levels and confidence will significantly increase with your newly acquired techniques. You can bring your own handgun and ammunition (100 rounds Total Metal Jacket / center fire) for the class. Firearms are also available to rent and ammunition is for sale at the range. Must be 21 years or older.

Single-session evening class, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Women’s Handgun Class $35

This single-session class provides an overview of basic handgun operation, safe firearms handling, selecting the right ammunition, and an overview of pertinent laws. This class includes two hours of classroom instruction and one hour on the shooting range. You can bring your own handgun and ammunition (50 rounds Total Metal Jacket / Center fire) for the class. Firearms are also available to rent and ammunition is for sale at the range. Must be 21 years or older.

Single-session evening class, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Please contact the Plantation Rifle Range at (360)676-9770 for more information

*Targets, ear and eye protection, and ammunition are for sale at the range

Plantation Rifle Range


Phone:

               360.676.9770

Located at:

        5102 Samish Way
                            Bellingham, WA

Regional Parks Supervisor:

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  1. High Power Rifle & Trap Range
  2. Pistol & Smallbore Rifle Range
  3. Rentals
  4. Rules
  5. Fees

 

The High Power Rifle Range has 15 covered firing points with distances to 300 yards.  Sturdy shooting benches with adjustable gun rests and sandbags are provided. Spotting scopes are available to rent for a nominal fee, as well as a chronograph. Targets are available but not ammunition for center fires.

The Trap Field has an automatic trap available. 12 and 20 gauge shotgun ammunition can be purchased.  

Targets, ear and eye protection, and ammunition
are for sale at the Range

 

History
The Plantation Rifle Range opened in 1971 with a 300 yard outdoor range.  Since that time an indoor/outdoor small-bore rifle and pistol range, trap range and classroom have been added. The Plantation Rifle Range serves as a focal point for public and law enforcement shooting and training activities for the greater Whatcom / Skagit County area.