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Archery

A classical sport that offers challenging, rewarding experiences for all ages and abilities.

Archery Area

The archery area is located at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville.

The area has three ranges:

    • A beginner range enclosed on three sides with safety netting with eight lanes and eight standard targets up to 25 yards
    • An advanced range with 11 lanes and 11 standard FITA targets up to 90 meters
    • An interactive range with nine lanes and 15 two-dimensional targets up to 60 yards

Each range has bow racks as well as limestone shooting lines with overshot and clear zones. There is also a common spectator area.

General Use Information

  • Use of the archery range does not require a permit or have an associated fee. 
  • The range opens one hour after sunrise except on Wednesdays, when it opens at 10 a.m. after routine maintenance; it closes daily at sunset. 
  • The area features bow racks, quivers and 10 targets with distances of 20 to 60 yards.  
  • For the safety and enjoyment of all forest preserve visitors, archers must follow all rules and regulations, which are on display at the range. 
  • When open, the boat-rental area at Blackwell sells Tyvek targets for $6.50 a piece.  
  • Only ¼ of the “Beginner” archery range is open from December 1st thru February, the “Intermediate” and “Advanced” ranges remain fully operational.
  • Crossbows are permissible
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