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San Francisco Bay Area Archery Stores and Indoor Ranges

San Francisco Bay Area Archery Stores and Indoor Ranges 

Archery Shop 

Indoor Range 


High End Coaching 

Bow Rentals 

Leagues and JOAD 

Archery Only 


37300 Cedar Blvd. Suite C, Newark

–The only archery store in the East Bay. Closed Sundays. 

Small shop mostly deals in compound bows. Small selection of arrows for light target bows. 

Small Range. Rental by whole hour increments only. $10/hr.  

Basic group lessons. Monday Nights. 7-9pm. Reservations Required. 


Yes. $25/hr. Includes equipment and range rental. 

Vegas League + Kids JOAD. 

The Bow Rack

701 A Escobar St., Martinez 


as of 2012



Pacifica Archery 


2995 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City

–Largest archery store in the immediate Bay Area. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Expensive. Closed Sundays and Mondays. 

Wide selection, including a good selection of arrows for light bows, which most shops do not have.

14 20 yard lanes. 10 yard lanes available. $12/hr 1/2hr min.

Individual and Group. By appointment. Certified instructors 

USA ArcheryLevel 4 by appointment.

Yes. Well maintained. Good selection of light bows and matched arrow sets. 


Palomo Archery 


4022 Transport, Palo Alto 

Closed Monday & Thursdays.

No Shop. Indoor range only. 

Medium sized indoor range.

Group beginning classes. Small group / private, or intermediate. Certified instructors.




Predator's Archery 


7350 Monterey St, Gilroy

–Some archers like this store so much they will drive all the way from San Francisco. Closed Sundays. 

Cluttered, lived in looking store has fine service and good prices.

Yes. Aprox. 8 Lanes.

By appointment.  

5 free with bow purchase.

Co-owner Mike understands and teaches barebow recurve archery well.




San Francisco Archery 


3795 Balboa St, at 39th Ave, San Francisco

–Near Golden Gate Park. Slightly odd, eclectic shop with erratic hours. Call to make sure they are open before going. Closed Sundays. 

Carries mostly low end light target bows.  


By appointment at nearby Golden Gate Park. 


Yes. The only bow rentals available in the area for use at nearby Golden Gate Park. 


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San Francisco Bay Area Archery Ranges

Many public outdoor ranges offer introductory instruction, including use of all needed archery equipment, on a limited basis. None of the public outdoor ranges rent archery equipment. For equipment rentals you will need to visit an archery shop or indoor range that offer's equipment rental for use on site. When open, San Francisco Archery offers rentals for use at the nearby Golden Gate Park range. Consider taking lessons from a qualified program as outlined elsewhere in this guide. 

San Francisco Bay Area
Public Outdoor Ranges 

Practice Range 

Field Archery
Trail Range 



Leagues and Tournaments

Bowhunters Unlimited 

Stevens Creek County Park, Saratoga

–Many “traditional” shooters.  Despite the name “Bowhunters,” hunting is not required :-) Bring bug spray in season.

28 target range 


Free introductory lessons. Sundays by appointment. Seasonal. Check website. 

3D  including Traditional and Primitive bow shoots.

Briones Archers 

Briones Regional Park, Lafayette

–non-members must park and hike 6/10ths of a mile to the range on non tournament days. Lots of poison oak. Bring water. Club has a contingent of trad shooters. 

42 target range 

$3 parking fee on week-ends 

Free introductory lessons. Check website. 

3D League and Tournaments. 

Golden Gate Park Archery Range 

47th and Fulton, San Francisco

–A great city resource. Popular with many recurve archers.

0-100 yards. 

No fixed shooting line. 



Golden Gate JOAD. Saturdays 9-11. Beginning through advanced. Level 4 head coach.

San Francisco ArcheryIntroductory.


Kings Mountain 

Huddart County Park, Woodside

10-60 yards 

2 14 target ranges 


Free introductory lessons. Reservations required. Check website. 

3D League and Tournaments, including pop up targets. 

Redwood Bowmen 

10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, by Chabot Science Ctr.

–Great Range. Cooler than the surrounding area. The 14 target “hill”  field archery range in the Redwoods has little/no poison oak, except behind the last target.*

10-60 yards 

3 14 target ranges. 



Paper Target Field Archery Tournaments 

San Francisco Archers 

Sharp Park, Pacifica,

–Gorgeous range, cool coastal weather 

2 28 target ranges 

$5, 13 and under free 

Free introductory lessons. 1st and 3d Sundays. Seasonal. Check website.

3D League and Tournaments, including Traditional bow shoot. 

Santa Cruz Archers 

DeLaveaga Park, Santa Cruz

–Open to the public from 12-4pm, Sat-Sun. Signed waiver required. (Download from website and bring with you to range.) Club also has an indoor range and a number of trad shooters. 

28 target range 


Novice and beginning lessons. Check website. Signed waiver required. 

Indoor and outdoor shoots, including 3D 

*All Bay Area Field Archery trail range courses have some poison oak. Most trails are cleared, but think twice about hunting for lost arrows if they are in a tangle of poison oak. Another good reason to shoot close to the target. The Redwood Bowmen's 14 target “Hill Range” in the Redwoods (targets 15-28) has no poison oak except for behind the last target. 

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San Francisco Bay Area Archery Rendezvous, Club and Fun Shoots

There are a number of archery clubs around the Bay Area. They host tournaments. Some tournaments are sanctioned official shoots, others are fun “club” shoot. Many have novelty themes, such as Halloween-themed “Boo Shoots” or the “1,000,000 BC” shoot which features 3D dinosaur targets.

Trad shoot” refers to “traditional” archery shoots that do not allow compound bows. Trad shoots are a lot of fun and great introduction to 3D archery events for newer archers and are a lot of fun. You don't need to be an expert to shoot at these shoots. Look the shoots up on the web for more information.  


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