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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 online, go to ActiveNet
or call 360.733.2900 (Monday thru Friday) 8:00 - 4:30

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).

2014 Schedule

A single-session evening class, 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

  • September 22 (Monday)
  • November 24 (Monday)


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, 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

  • August 25 (Monday)
  • October 27 (Monday)
  • December 22 (Monday)


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.

2014 Schedule

A single-session evening class, 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

  • September 13 (Saturday)
  • October 11 (Monday)
  • November 3 (Monday)
  • December 1 (Monday)

Youth Rifle Shooting Program - $5.00

Our .22 rim-fire rifle "Youth Rifle Shooting Program" for youth age 16 years and younger will be held at the Plantatin Rifle Range in 2014. The Range is seeking a grant from The Whatcom Community Foundation to fund the Youth Rifle Shooting Program and a few local businesses that have supported this program in the past: Yeager's Sporting Goods (Bellingham), Wholesale Sports and Outdoor Outfitters (Burlington), Kesselring's Gun Shop (Burlington) and Skagit Arms (Burlington).

This program will have 2 season, so more youth have an opportunity to participate:

The first season is scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 3, 2014 for 6 consecutive Saturday mornings, ending on June 7, 2014. Each session is from 8:15 - 10:15 AM.

The second season is scheduled to begin on Saturday, November 1, 2014 for 6 consecutive Saturday mornings, ending on December 7, 2014. Each session is 8:15 - 10:15 AM.

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 12 sessions.

The program begins at 8:15 AM each Saturday with a briefing on range and firearm safety. Instruction in the proper handling and operation of the rifle will also be given prior to going onto the firing line. Instruction in marksmanship will be given on the firing line as the youth are shooting. The program ends at 10:15 AM.

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

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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