11400 E Fernan Lake Rd
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
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.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE USE OF SMITH AND WESSON M&P 15/22’S AT AN APPLESEED ARE HEREBY TEMPORARILY PROHIBITED DUE TO RECENT SAFETY ISSUES.
Please Read: How to Prepare for an Event
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: $10.00 per day per person. No exemptions
Camping is NOT allowed at the range facility per U.S. Forest Service permit. Please contact the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District, Fernan Office at (208) 664-2318 for undeveloped local Forest Service camping opportunities.
Beauty Bay Campground- http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ipnf/recarea/?recid=6846
Please check the Beauty Bay website for availability. It is closed from August through May.
Wolf Lodge Campground- http://www.wolflodgecampground.com/
Numerous chains and local options available from Coeur d'Alene to Post Falls, Idaho
From Spokane, Post Falls, and Coeur d’Alene – Take I-90 to Exit 15/Fernan (Not to be confused with the 15th Street Exit!) Take Exit 15 down to the light. Turn left at the light and go under the overpass. In about a block, you will see the USFS Fernan Ranger Station on the right hand side (South). Stay to the left and take the Fernan Lake Road through the Fernan Lake Village and around the lake. This is a scenic ride around the lake and through the country past farms and fields, for approximately 6 miles. You will see the USFS trail head and a large paved parking lot on the left (North) side of the road. The entrance to FRGC is directly across the road from the USFS trail head. There is no formal sign at this entrance. Drive down the entrance road approximately 100 yards and you will see the large FRGC gate which will be open, so just drive through and follow the road to the large parking area on the right.
From all points East – Take I-90 to Exit 15/Fernan (Not to be confused with the 15th Street Exit!). Take Exit 15 down to the light. Turn right at the light and the USFS Fernan Ranger Station will be on the right hand. Follow the directions above to the FRGC range.
See map on range website. Google maps (as of October 2015) shows the range located south of the actual location. See the GPS location below for actual location.
GPS: 47?42'45.96" N; 116?40'35.05" W
State Laws to be aware of:
It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all and Federal Firearms Laws.
Idaho is relatively firearm friendly, however check state laws for specific questions at: http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/TOC/IDStatutesTOC.htm
Both centerfire and .22 rimfire welcome at this range.
All shooting will be done on a 25 meter range unless event is scheduled specifically for a Known Distance (KD) event.
Sign-in begins at 8:00 am the morning of the event.
.22 ammo is available for youths registered to attend this event. This ammo may be purchased only to supplement the amount needed to complete the shoot, as determined by the Shoot Boss.
Fernan Rod and Gun Club has loaner Ruger 10/22 rifles available. Contact Shoot Boss to reserve.
Please bring your lunch for both days, range is in a rural location, there is no food available at range, and we have presentations during the lunch period you don't want to miss.
For more information contact:
Name: ID State Coordinator Email Address: ID@appleseedinfo.org