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. 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).
BRIONES ARCHERS – ROAD CLOSURE – Limited Access to Range February 27, 2017
We have a serious problem with the road to the range. Due to a severe washout; the road is CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC.
In case you haven’t been out to the range lately, the winter rains caused a severe washout right as the road leaves the pavement section. The heavy rains washed away the hillside on the right side of the road. That left the culvert unsupported, and part of the culvert collapsed. That let more runoff splash down on the gully and even more of the hillside washed away. Right now, the hillside has eroded so much that the hillside drops vertically right at the right hand wheel rut. The road is absolutely unsafe to travel and the park is absolutely right to close the road to vehicles.
PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE AND CALENDAR PERIODICALLY FOR UPDATES.
Cancelled Until Further Notice: Monday Night Shoot season begins April 10th, 2017. The last shoot will be August 14th, 2017. Download Monday 3-D Flyer 2017
Cancelled Until Further Notice: Bear Creek Open 2017: Download Bear Creek Open Flyer 2017
Join us Father’s Day, June 18, 2017, for our annual Bear Creek Open 3D Shoot.
Gates open: 6:30am
Eagle Scout’s Project Benefits the Briones Archery Range:
Prospective Eagle Scout, Daniel Elerding from Troop 401 in Pleasant Hill, selected the Briones Archery Club, located in Briones Regional Park, for his Eagle Scout Service Project. Daniel developed project plans to construct and replace five aging bow racks and to build three new benches for archers to rest on between targets. As a part of this project, Daniel had to develop detailed drawings and specifications for the work. He drafted a materials estimate and negotiated discount pricing from a local lumber company. He also recruited fellow boy scouts to assist with the construction and installation.
Daniel exhibited excellent leadership skills throughout the project, working well with Briones club officers and the other scouts assisting him. He demonstrated a maturity in leadership and organization well beyond his 17 years of age. The Briones Archers thank Daniel for his dedication to the project! Photos of the project: Daniel Elerding Scout Project