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Stevenson rifle range directions?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by Dalexander, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Dalexander

    Dalexander portland, or New Member

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    I am hoping to go check out the stevenson rifle range fairly soon, If anyone has direction or GPS coordinates that would be great. thanks!
     
  2. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    First Left after the Bridge of The Gods if you are heading EAST on Hwy 14. Then follow the signs. Might need a 4x4 this time of year - I haven't been out there recently.
     
  3. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Although the snow level is real low right now, I heard someone up there shooting @ noon today, so it must be accessible.
     
  4. GRUNDEL

    GRUNDEL Washougal Area Active Member

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    I went up this morning and the road was clear. Had the Pistol range all to myself for a few hours.
     
  5. wolfcreed

    wolfcreed East County - Gresham Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Head across the Bridge of the Gods. Once you reach Hwy 14 turn right, then at about 100 yds or so you turn left on to Ash Lake Rd. Follow Ash Lake Rd a mile or so and turn left (almost straight ahead actually) on Blue Lake Rd and go a couple miles. You'll see a large rock quarry, but keep going. There is a sign for a shooting range. Rifle on the right pistol on the left. Everyone who goes up there tries to keep it clean. They have a trash can for garbage, but haul out what you can when finished.

    The English Pit is a little closer and is only $15.00 for the day. You might save that much in gas depending on what you drive if coming from Portland. They don't allow rapid fire and it's target shooting only, so it all depends on what you're after. They have a web site and are located between Vancouver and Camas.
     
  6. Dalexander

    Dalexander portland, or New Member

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    thanks for all the info, I think I may head out tomorrow if the weather looks clear.
     
  7. GRUNDEL

    GRUNDEL Washougal Area Active Member

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    Just a heads up, there has been talk of closing the Stevenson Range due to the amount of trash that is being left behind by shooters. I wont waste my time lecturing people on picking up their crap after shooting because you either get it or you don't.
     
  8. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    I drove out there a few weeks ago and it was crazy crowded and pretty trashed up. I just left. Sounds like it may become a victim of its own popularity.
     
  9. GRUNDEL

    GRUNDEL Washougal Area Active Member

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    From the carnage I found up there this morning this weekend was no different. Dozens of beer cans, more broken bottles, dishes, milk jugs, blasted fruit, and raw eggs all over the place. People even rolled out one of the cable spools that is used as a reloading table and shot the crap out of it. I got up there about 6 a.m. and raked up bubblegum for over an hour before Shooting. I got it somewhat picked up but ran out of trash bags. The amount of trash on the 25 yard range alone was enough to fill the bed of a pickup and the rifle range was no better. All I can say is WTF people.
     
  10. Cigarlvr313

    Cigarlvr313 Washougal Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I drove up to Ash Lake this morning. It's been a few years since I've been there. It's closed to shooting and apparently open to the homeless, or maybe they are just year round campers and garbage generators. Range7.jpg

    Range7.jpg
     
  11. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    present company excepted since i don't know all of the members,shooters are a bunch of pigs,and losing shooting areas is the result of their being born with crap-for-brains.
    That was a nice place to shoot,but like so many others,it's gone. :(
     
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  12. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Carson has a private gun collector club/range $20 a year
     
  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just a suggestion. Perhaps those local to Stevenson, or other interested folks could organize a clean up morning. I have never been to your range but it seems sad that it could be lost to slob shooters. My wife and I enjoy that whole region for its beauty! You could even make "Please Clean Up" signs that people could shoot up, instead of the furniture!

    PS: I guess I'm an interested folk. I would be interested in helping out. Have small PU.
     
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  14. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Sadly I learned of the Stevenson range about a week before it closed last year. I only got to shoot there once. A cleanup is a good ida, heck it's always a good idea anywhere people shoot. I don't know if it will help in this case. If I remember the excuse the county was using it was some sort of bird or wildlife survey.

    I'd still go up there and pickup trash for a day. I don't have a truck but I have plenty of trash bags !
     
  15. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    erudne..........could you give a little more info on The Carson Range??
    Thanks
     
  16. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I shot my first Appleseed at that place last year before it closed. The place looked like a landfill.
     
  17. nastybynature

    nastybynature ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Active Member

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    Yeah, what he said. :D
     
  18. Cigarlvr313

    Cigarlvr313 Washougal Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thats not a bad idea Sgt, I'm not sure who to contact about it though........any suggestions?

     
  19. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    PMB Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    Man... This just sucks. I thought my regular spot was bad. This one sounds like a hell hole.
    And sadly, the only one's reading this thread are likely to be people who already care about their place.