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Located within the picturesque San Bernardino National Forest, the Arrastre Recreational Shooting Site 2 offers visitors a designated area for target shooting. However, potential users must be mindful of the area’s operation based on the forest’s fire danger rating.

Status: Currently, as of 9/17/2023, the shooting site is temporarily closed due to high fire restrictions. This closure will remain in effect until 01/31/2024. Additionally, winter road conditions can be unpredictable, with occurrences of snow, ice, and mud. Drivers are advised to exercise caution.

Operational Hours: This is a day-use site, operating from sunrise to sunset.

Fees: Parking at the staging area requires either an Adventure Pass ($5/day, $30/year) or Interagency Passes. Further details can be found on the recreation pass page.

Restrictions: Visitors are encouraged to follow a “Pack It In/Pack It Out” policy to maintain the cleanliness and natural beauty of the area. The principle of Leave No Trace is also promoted.

Nearest Town: Big Bear City.

Information Center: For more inquiries, you can reach out to the Mountain Top Ranger District or the Big Bear Discovery Center located at 40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38, Fawnskin, CA 92333. They are available from Thursday through Monday and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

General Notes: Before planning a visit, make sure to acquaint yourself with the Target Shooting Rules & Regulations. For navigation, various map links, including Google Maps and Apple Maps, are provided.


  • It’s a cool place to shoot. Just bring your own targets. A heads-up for those visiting, watch out for some peculiar droppings that might be from the legendary Bigfoot. Overall, a great experience.”
  • Another visitor simply gave a thumbs up, indicating satisfaction with the site.



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