Ben Avery Camping Facilities for Events and Matches

Founded in 1957, the Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF), formerly the Black Canyon Shooting Range, is one of the largest publicly operated shooting facilities in the country.
Our world-class shooting range is a City of Phoenix Point of Pride. It has received a Five Star rating from the National Association of Shooting Ranges. This means that it is the best of the best at providing a quality recreation experience and is the first government facility to receive this designation.


  • 67-point covered main range and specialty ranges
  • Five field archery ranges
  • FITA range
  • Clay Target Center
  • 99-site improved Campgrounds

Public ranges are available throughout the year, including the clay target center. Specialty ranges are for user groups only.

Facilities map including rifle & pistol, clay target center and archery ranges

Large facilities map

BASF Campgrounds

The Rifle & Pistol Range has two campgrounds: shooter’s campground east and central shooter’s campground. The Clay Target Center (CTC) has a campground with RV parking.

Want to Shoot at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility?

Shoot at the rifle and pistol range, or shoot at the clay target facility, or spend some time at our archery range.

make a reservation for a shoot time

Online reservations are highly recommended.

reserve a shoot time

take a class at basf

Introductory firearms classes, introductory archery clinics, and range safety volunteer courses.

register for a class

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