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Known as the Garden State, New Jersey has a number of notable and reputable archery ranges to visit.
But since there are a lot of options, it can be difficult to know which one is best for you.
So, I’ve narrowed the list down to include only the best. And this list is based on a combination of reviews, feedback, and general reputation – so be sure to check these out!
Stark Archery is one of the most reputable in New Jersey; ideal for both beginners and those more seasoned.
They offer multiple ranges, including 9 and 18 meters, and can host a range of different events from parties all the way through to corporate events.
“Very nice place to shoot. The people running the place are quite knowledgeable and want to make the visitors learn while making it fun. They had a lot of patience teaching us and making us comfy by the end of it. The rentals are really good and well maintained as well. Best place to learn Archery in NJ”Google Review
Address: 450 Huyler St # 103, South Hackensack, NJ
Jersey City Archery
Jersey Archery is an archers favorite, and its no surprise to see why.
They offer a range of different options; including classes and private lessons, and enable simple bookings for those more advanced.
Again, Jersey City offer a range of different events – with parties appearing to be popular too!
“I had the pleasure to participate in an archery session and it was a wonderful experience. The instructors are very patient and they make sure you feel confident as a beginner. They assist and give tips to help you be a better archer. I love this and will be coming back soon.”Google Review
Address: 7 Sherman Ave Floor 2, Jersey City, NJ 07307
WA-XO-BE Archers Inc
Wa-Xo-Be Archers welcomes archers of all skill levels (from beginner to professional) and make archery accessible to individuals of all ages.
You need to be a member to shoot at this club; although they do open the ranges up to the general public on Friday nights.
Joining as a member does offer a range of benefits including 24/7 access to both indoor and outdoor ranges and advice from NFAA, NAA, and USA Archery certified instructors.
“Best private archery club in New Jersey. You have to be a member to shoot there except for Friday night’s at 7pm, which is open to the public for a ten dollar cover charge. Club meetings are on the second Monday of every month. Club dues are relatively inexpensive and well with it. Beautiful indoor range open 24 hours a day. Beautiful outdoor practice range. A 28 target nfaa field course and a 30 target 3d course.”Google Review
Address: 53 Major Rd, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Opening Times: 24/7 for all members, 7pm to 9pm on Fridays for general public.
Jersey School of Archery
The New Jersey School of Archery provides access to their ranges for both recreational and more experienced archers.
This club offers both private and group archery lessons to students of all ages.
Some state, regional, national, and international competitors in target archery are known to shoot here!
“Great place to learn or practice at high levels.”Google Review
Address: 177 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ 07932
Opening Times: By contact only.
The Rack Shack
“Excellent local archery shop and range. Everyone there is down-to-earth, friendly, and professional. They will give you options to choose from instead of telling you what you “have to” buy. They are very honest about what they can do, offer, and what options they can set you up with. I found their prices to be very reasonable. I’ve practiced at their indoor and outdoor range. They keep up with their stuff here, which is really great to see. Always see lots of families here with small kids and they really do a great job with the littles. I’ve seen employees interact with other customers and from my vantage point, then appeared to be very helpful to others.”Google Review
Address: 454 Piney Hollow Rd, Newfield, NJ 08344
“Had a membership here for a year and I loved it. Great range, open 24 hrs, members are all friendly and helpful, haven’t had time to shoot anymore but once I’m done with school I’m definitely coming back!”Google Review
Address: 39 Harding Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011
Opening Times: 24/7, 365 days a year.
The Heritage Guild of Branchburg
“Love this place! Wonderful staff, courses, amazing ranges, and well-stocked location. I wish I can come every day but the location is just far enough from me that it’s hard to get to when I get out of work so late in the evenings. I only wish their archery ranges were open on Sundays. But I cant recommend this place enough!”Google Review
Address: 3321 US-22, Branchburg, NJ 08876
SW Archery Academy
“It’s a really fun and professional place to learn archery. The coach is very friendly as well as everyone else there. The academy is really big to shoot up to 60meters.”Google Review
Address: 16 Thornton Rd, Oakland, NJ 07436
So there you have it.
Whether you live in the New Jersey area, or you’re visiting and want to hit up an archery range, it’s guaranteed that you’ll have a great time at any one of these options listed here today.
Just remember, this list is not exhaustive.
There are many more to try!
These are just some of the most respected and cherished archery ranges in NJ.
So give them a try and, happy shooting!
I live in Alberta, Canada where I enjoy indoor and 3D archery with traditional bows and compound bows. On this site, I share everything I’ve learned about archery along the way.