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Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center




The Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center is a 29,530 square-foot facility. It's staffed mainly by volunteers who have expert training and years of experience under their belt. The facility boasts an Olympic-length archery range, shooting gallery, classrooms for instruction in outdoor recreation and programming, as well as meeting rooms and conference space. While shooting sports has been a key focus, the center will range in programming from 4-H to geocaching and more. The center works to give kids, adults, active seniors, sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts a platform to improve their skills and learn more about the exciting features the Dakota landscape has to offer.

The BCOAC is also part of our Brookings Great 8 Passport program, encourging visitors and locals to explore our one-of-a-kind attractions.

Firearms Range Rental Program | The Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center now offers a firearms rental program for those who don't own a gun, are not able to bring their own firearms or are interested in trying out a new or special brand. The rental of a handgun is $15, while the rental of a rifle is $25. Only ammunition purchased at the OAC will be allowed for use of rental firearms. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Learn more about the rules and regulations for renting firearms.

Facility Rental Information

The BCOAC is also available to rent as a meeting or event venue. They offer a standard classroom and conference room for between 20-80 people. Or, feel free to rent Adventure Alley which includes the use of the concession stand area. 

Contact Details

Contact: Kristin Heismeyer
Email: director@bcoac.org
Phone: 605.693.4622

Location Information

Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center
2810 22nd Avenue South
Brookings, SD 57006

Pistol/Rifle and Archery Range Hours of Operation

Wednesday/Thursday: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.