Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

Shooting Range

UPDATE: The General Joe Foss Shooting Complex is temporary closed for public use at this time.  The department is currently negotiating a contract with a non-profit organization to fully manage operating the range.  At this time, we do not have an estimated timeline for the re-opening of the facility for public use. - Posted 10/10/2017.

The Buckeye Hills Shooting Range is located in the Buckeye Hills Regional Park, just 5 miles south of Buckeye, Arizona. The Park is located about 10.5 miles south of I-10 on S.R. 85. For those with a GPS, the Lat and Lon is 112.64255 and 33.27679.

About the General Joe Foss Shooting Complex

Summer operating hours

Friday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Winter operating hours

Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday: 8 am to 2 p.m.
Sunday: 8 am to 2 p.m.

Daily Public Fees

• Adults - $7 per shooter
• Active Military and Law Enforcement - $5 per shooter
• Under 18 - Free

At this time, payment by cash or check only


Site also includes a trap and skeet range AND an archery range

Shooting distance

Maximum distance of 200 yards.

Allowable firearms

All except for the .50 BMG cal. Full auto is allowed. Shotguns shooting slugs only, No shot allowed.


All with the exception of armor piercing, incendiary, tracer and exploding ammunition. No shot of any kind on Main and Training ranges. These types of ammunition are NOT allowed.


Users may bring their own paper targets. Target frames are provided. Steel targets are not allowed. Targets may also be purchased from the Buckeye Sportsman Club at the range, if necessary.


Ear and eye protection is required. These items may be purchased from the Buckeye Sportsman Club at the range, if needed.


The facility does have a drink vending machine in the retail store. The machine contains soft drinks and water - no food or snack items available to date.

Range contact information

Telephone: (623) 474-5004
Web: Joe Foss Public Shooting Range

Volunteers needed

The Joe Foss Shooting Complex is owned by Maricopa County Parks & Rec, managed by the Buckeye Sportsman’s Club, and run by an all volunteer staff. This is a great opportunity for people who have time to help others enjoy the shooting sports. Please click here for more details and volunteer opportunities.

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