San Diego Archery Ranges

San Diego The San Diego Archers main­tain two archery ranges in the heart of Bal­boa Park in the city of San Diego. The fee is $2.00 per archer that can be placed in a col­lec­tion box at each range. The fee is based on the hon­or sys­tem. The mon­ey col­lect­ed goes to the main­te­nance of the ranges. With­out these fees, the ranges can­not stay open, so please be sure to pay the fees.

Both archery ranges are open from sun­rise to sun­set, 365 days per year. The San Diego Archers host 25 archery tour­na­ments each year, open to mem­bers and non-mem­bers: 23 tour­na­ments are at the Rube Pow­ell Archery Range and two at the Mor­ley Field Archery Range. Oth­er orga­ni­za­tions may host tour­na­ments, such as the US Police and Fire Cham­pi­onships and the Senior Olympics. An archery range will be closed to pub­lic shoot­ing dur­ing tour­na­ments, so please check the SDA web­site for clo­sures. When a tour­na­ment is in progress at the Rube Pow­ell Archery Range, the Mor­ley Field Archery Range will be open to the pub­lic and vice ver­sa. Tour­na­ments are held on the first and third week­end of each month.

Morley Field Archery Range

This is a stan­dard range with 34 lanes divid­ed into two halves. The left field has tar­get butts at 10, 20, 30 and 40 yards. The right field has tar­get butts at 50, 60, 70 yards and 30, 50, 70, 90 meters. This range is good for fine tun­ing your sights or prac­tic­ing for tour­na­ments.

Directions:

Exit I-8 at Texas St. (Texas St. is about 0.8 miles east of the I-8 and 163 inter­change.)
Fol­low Texas St. south, cross­ing Uni­ver­si­ty Ave., con­tin­u­ing until you cross Upas St. into the park towards the Mor­ley Field Munic­i­pal Pool.
Make the required u-turn and turn right into the park­ing lot.
Con­tin­ue through the park­ing lot and make the first right turn through the open gates (onto Joe Schloss Way).
This road con­tin­ues into anoth­er park­ing lot and the archery range is at the end of the lot on your left, across from the ball fields.

GPS
GPS coor­di­nates for Mor­ley Field Archery Range park­ing lot: 32.737307, -117.13782
GPS coor­di­nates for entrance to Mor­ley Field Archery Range: 32.736739, -117.13779

Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range

This is a walk­ing range through the canyon adja­cent to High­way 163. 14 tar­gets are open year-round (Tar­gets #15–28). The remain­ing tar­gets are only open dur­ing tour­na­ments, held ~twice/month on the 1st & 3rd week­ends. The first open tar­get (#15) is on the north side of the Cabril­lo Bridge, ~5–10 minute walk from the entrance to the range. Tar­get dis­tances range from 20 feet to 80 yards.  There is also a small prac­tice range at the begin­ning of the course with tar­get ranges from 10 to 40 yards. This is a great range with a for­est like qual­i­ty.

Directions:

Off of I-8, take 163 South (2.7mi).
Take the “I-5 South/Park Blvd.” exit (0.6mi).
Keep right, fol­low­ing signs for “Park Blvd, Zoo, Bal­boa Park” (0.2mi)
Turn left at stop light onto Park Blvd (0.3mi).
Turn left at stop light onto President’s Way (0.2mi).
Turn right at stop sign onto Pan Amer­i­can Rd. East (0.2mi).
At El Cid horse stat­ue in front of the S.D. Muse­um of Art, make a U-turn (left turn at stop sign, 150 ft).
»>Turn right onto small road that dips down­hill, then up into the Alcazar park­ing lot (200 ft).
Con­tin­ue to far left (SW) cor­ner of park­ing lot to the entrance of the archery range (350ft).

GPS

GPS coor­di­nates for right turn from Pan Amer­i­can Rd E into Alcazar Park­ing Lot: 32.730674, -117.150642
GPS coor­di­nates for entrance to Rube Pow­ell Archery Range in SW cor­ner of Alcazar Lot: 32.73025, -117.15248

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