Chugiak, AK – Birchwood Recreation & Shooting Center

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20269 Birchwood Spur Loop
Chugiak, AK 99567

Upcoming Events


Both Centerfire and 22 Rimfire rifles are normally allowed at this location. Please check each particular event for details though since some events have different requirements.

Please Read: How to Prepare for an Event

Safety Notice:

Rifles must be cased and left in vehicle until after the Safety Briefing. Do Not bring your firearms out until instructed to bring them to the firing line. No loaded firearms on the range unless on the firing line and load command has been given. Eye and ear protection required. No illegal firearms are allowed. Some ranges are .22 rimfire only. At ranges that allow centerfire no rifle cartridges over 8mm cal or handgun cartridges over .45 cal are allowed.

Range Fee:

Birchwood Recreation and Shooting Park is a members-only facility.  They have graciously afforded us the use of their facility *at no charge*.  In exchange for this, we would like for you to seriously consider becoming a member of this fine facility.  More information on the benefits of being a member, as well as an application, can be found here:

Camping Available:

RV sites with water and electric (no sewer) are available.
Primitive tent camping sites are also available (no hookups).
Please see


Motel 6
21.2 mi
Phone (907) 677-8000
5000 A St, Anchorage, AK 99503

Bear Mountain View B & B
Chugiak, AK 99567
(907) 688-5440 ?

Barrier Free Recreation
20100 Beach Lake Road
Chugiak, AK 99567
(907) 688-5571

Eagle River Motel
11111 Old Eagle River Road
Eagle River, AK
(907) 694-5000

Stephan Lake Lodge
18809 Fish Hatchery Road, AK
(907) 696-2163


Take the North Birchwood Exit off the Glenn Highway.
Go West and we are located right next to the Birchwood Airport.

Google Maps:'19.0%22N+149%C2%B030'22.0%22W/@61.421938,-149.5083117,17z

GPS: 61.421938,-149.506123

State Laws to be aware of:

State gun laws at the NRA:
State gun laws at GLBS:!/states/-gun-laws

It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all and Federal Firearms Laws.

Check State Laws


25m Events:
These events will cover the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship utilizing targets scaled for use at 25m.  All rifles, from .22LR through 8mm are welcome!

One-Day 25m Events:
These courses are intended as a review for those who have already attended a 25m event.  These are a faster pace than the standard 25m event, with the intention to provide multiple opportunities for our students to qualify on the Appleseed Qualification Test.  Expect the temperatures to be cold!

Rimfire Known Distance Events:
These courses are intended for those who have already attended a 25m event, and are designed specifically for .22LR.  Targets have been scaled for use out to 200 yards. 

For more information on Project Appleseed's events, please see:

There are snacks and drinks available for purchase in the office.

What You Can Expect
New Shooters - Learn firearm safety and the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship.
Experienced Shooters – Reinforce your marksmanship fundamentals.
Experts – Polish skills and help instruct other shooters.
Everyone – Expect to have a great time!

What You Should Bring
A desire to learn and improve.
A rifle (and a spare, if you have it).  Optics are OK.
At least two magazines or other speed loaders specific to your rifle.
Ammunition - at least 250 rounds per day.
GI web sling is strongly recommended.
Eye and ear protection.
Mat or ground cloth especially for April and October.
Hat, sunscreen, rain gear, and appropriate clothing
Water, lunch, and snacks.
Staple gun, staples,  and a sharpie marker.
Some friends!

For more information contact:

Name: AK State Coordinator Email Address:

Name: Personal Message to "AK84" on Appleseed Forum Email Address:

Name: Personal Message to 'ItsanSKS' on the Appleseed forum Email Address: