Plantation Rifle Range

Updated 10/21/2022

High Power & Trap Range are Closed

  • Click here for information on the range environmental remediation project

Small-Bore Range is Closed

  • The Indoor Small-Bore Range is currently closed. Click here for project updates.
  • The Outdoor Small-Bore range is currently closed.
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Education, Safety, and Practice

Plantation Rifle Range opened in 1971. It began with a 300-yard large-bore rifle range (also called the high-power range) and a trap range. In the mid-1970s, the indoor and outdoor small-bore ranges were added. It is one of only two public gun ranges in the state of Washington. The range sits on lands leased by Whatcom County from a private company, Bertch Timberlands, LLC. The property was historically used as a tree plantation, which is how the site got its name.

The Plantation Rifle Range is one of only two public ranges in Washington State. The Plantation Range also serves as a focal point for law enforcement shooting and training in greater Whatcom and Skagit counties.

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

Range Tab Outdoor Range

Outdoor High Power Rifle Range

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 and chronographs are available to rent. Targets are available for purchase. Centerfire ammunition is not available for sale.

Trap Range

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 available for sale at the Range
*Ammunition only available for purchase to those shooting at the range