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Michael McFarlane

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Headquarters
3373 Mount Baker Highway
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Telephone: (360) 733-2900

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation

Plantation Rifle Range

Plantation Rifle Range -

To register please call 360.733.2900 (Monday thru Friday) 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Basic Handgun Safety & Skills Class - $35.00

A single-session class open to both men and women that is patterned after the Women's Handgun Class: safe handling and operation, a review of pertinent laws, and basic marksmanship. 50 rounds of ammunition is needed for the shooting section (Indoor Range ammo is required).

2015 Schedule

A single-session evening class, 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

  • February 21 (Saturday)
  • April 25 (Saturday)


Pistol Marksmanship Class - $35.00

A one-evening class intended for the recreational shooter who wishes to learn more about precision shooting.

2014 Schedule

A single-session evening class, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  • December 6 (Saturday)

2015 Schedule

A single-session evening class, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  • April 4 (Saturday)
  • June 6 (Saturday)


Women's Handgun Class - $35.00

Covers basic operation and care of handguns, choosing the right ammunition, the laws and liabilities related to self and home defense. Focus on instinctive shooting techniques. Class includes two hours of classroom instruction and one hour on the shooting range. Please bring handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition (Total Metal Jacket). Handguns are available for rent and ammunition is available for purchase the evening of the class.

2015 Schedule

A single-session evening class.

  • January 24 (Saturday) 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • March 21 (Saturday) 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • May 16 (Saturday) 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • June 27 (Saturday) 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Youth Rifle Shooting Program - $5.00

Our .22 rim-fire rifle "Youth Rifle Shooting Program" (YRSP) for youth age 15 years and younger will be held at the Plantation Rifle Range in 2014. The Range received a grant from The Whatcom Community Foundation to support the Youth Rifle Shooting Program.

The YRSP is scheduled to begin on Saturday, November 1, 2014 for 8 consecutive Saturday mornings, ending on December 20, 2014. Each session is 8:00 - 10:00 AM. Participation is on a first-come-first-served basis each session.

All rifles, ammunition, ear and eye protection and targets are supplied. Participating families may bring their own .22 rim-fire rifles and ammunition is they wish.

All youth must have an accompanying parent or guardian and may attend any single session or all 8 sessions.

The program begins at 8:00 AM each Saturday with a briefing on range and firearm safety. Instruction in the proper handling and operation of the rifle is also given prior to going onto the firing line. Instruction in marksmanship is provided on the firing line as the youth are shooting. The program ends at 10:00 AM.

Please contact the Plantation Range at 360-676-9770 for more information.

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Thursday, December 24, 2014

Friday, December 25, 2014

Thursday, January 1, 2015


For more information you can contact our Parks & Recreation Main Office from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday at:
Lead Park Ranger : Jerry Warren
Phone: 360.676.9770
Hours: High Power Rifle & Trap
  Pistol & Smallbore Rifle

The Plantation Rifle Range is located in Bellingham at:

5102 Samish Highway

Take I-5 North Lake Samish exit (246). Take ramp toward North Lake Samish. Turn right onto N. Lake Samish Drive / Samish Way.

Map to the Park pdf

Plantation Rifle Range Fees