First Time to the Rube Powell Balboa Park Archery Range?

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It’s a walking course, just like a golf course.
Always walk in the proper direction!


This unique archery range sits on ~30 acres in the heart of beautiful Balboa Park. It is surrounded by the 163 Freeway to the west, the San Diego Zoo to the north, and the Old Globe Theater and Museum of Us to the east.

Rube Powell Archery Range

The entrance to the Range is on the south side of the Cabrillo Bridge (Laurel St.), near the SW corner of the Alcazar Garden Parking Lot.


San Diego Archers - Rube Powell Archery Range
San Diego Archers – Rube Powell Archery Range

The Balboa Range also has a small practice area at the entrance, with target butts at 10, 20, 30 and 40 yards.

Jim Walker practicing in Balboa Park
Practic – Practice – Practice

The Balboa Range is open to the public from sunrise to sunset, 365 days/year for just a $2 day use fee. 14 targets are open year-round (Targets #15-28).

The remaining targets are only open during tournaments, held twice each month on the 1st & 3rd weekends.

The first open target (#15) is on the north side of the Cabrillo Bridge, which is a 5-10 minute walk from the entrance/practice area (noted in the map above).

Each target has yardage markers (tabs) varying from 5 to 80 yards, depending on the target. This is a NFAA-certified course!

The Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range and the Morley Field Archery Range are both maintained by volunteers from the San Diego Archers (and non-members, too!)


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