Founded in the early 1960s, the Briones Archery Club has attracted archery enthusiasts of all ages.
Situated amongst shady oak and bay trees within Briones Regional Park, the range is accessible via the Seaborg/Crescent Ridge Trail, approximately three quarters of a mile east of the park’s Bear Creek Road entrance.
The Briones Archery Club is a nonprofit volunteer organization, established to promote the sport of archery in its various forms. Club members work hard to maintain a safe, enjoyable shooting experience. The range is set up to National Field Archery Association specifications with a large open-area practice range and three separate 14 target field rounds.
The range is open to the general public during park hours and there is no cost to use the range. The range is not set up to provide equipment or training. However, those new to archery can get started in the sport at any of several Bay Area local archery shops (see local pro shops on our links page).
Weather permitting; the Briones Archery Club holds a shoot at the range on the second Sunday of the month, starting around 9:00 a.m. On the Wednesday prior to the club shoot weekend, the club has a monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m., at Round Table Pizza in central Lafayette. It is a good opportunity to inquire about membership and meet the club officers.
The Briones Archery Club does not rent or loan equipment, nor do they provide lessons to non-members.
This is a reminder to not drive on the park access road out to the range if it has rained or if there are muddy conditions. Please wait until there has been at least 3 days of dry weather and the road is no longer muddy.
After the first winter rains, it is common to see California Newts crawling along the forest floor at Briones Regional Park. They are about 4-6 inches in length and tend to be a dull, rust brown color with an orange belly. The orange color is a warning to predators that they are poisonous. These newts are slow moving, so please try not to step on them. They are a part of the natural environment and beauty that makes Briones so special to us.