Archery is a classical sport that offers challenging, rewarding experiences for all ages and abilities. Test your skills or learn a new skill.
The archery area is located at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville. The area has three ranges. The beginner range enclosed on three sides with safety netting with eight lanes and eight standard targets up to 25 yards. The 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.
Only a fourth of the Beginner archery range is open from December 1st thru February, the Intermediate and Advanced ranges remain fully operational. Crossbows are permissible
When open, the boat-rental area at Blackwell sells Tyvek targets for $6.50 a piece.