Bee Canyon Recreational Shooting Sites

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Closed due to Forest Order 05-12-00-19-04

Bee Canyon is a natural area with a good backstop for target shooting.  Located off Highway 74 east of Hemet on Forest Road 5S07, about 2 miles in from highway 74.  The road can be rough at times, high clearance vehicles recommended. Go past the second Forest Service gate.  Please remember Leave No Trace and pack it in, pack it out!

Please call the Idyllwild Ranger Station for more information 909-382-2921.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Bee Canyon road is closed to public access.  Forest Road 5S07 is closed by Forest Order from May 3, 2019 through May 2, 2020 due to storm damage that rendered the road unsafe for vehicle passage.  Foot traffic is not allowed in a closure area. 
Operational Hours: Day Use Only, sunup to sundown. Target shooting hours change day to day based on the Fire Danger Activity Levels.  Call (909)382-2997 for Activity level.  Bee Canyon is in area 673 Activity Levels 1 or 2: target shooting is permitted all-day  Activity Level is 3: target shooting is permitted until 1 p.m.  No target shooting permitted during Activity Levels 4 & 5
Rentals & Guides: None
Fees None
Best Season: Winter - Spring
  • Target Shooting rules apply to firearms, air rifles and gas guns.  This includes devices used in recreational paintball activities.
  • Shooters shall not use paintballs or other forms of ammunition that would result in visible residue except where authorized in ranges that operate under special use permit (see above).
  • Steel core, armor piercing or Teflon ammunition is not permitted. You may only shoot at a target which is dirt, paper, wood, clay pigeon, or a metal spinning/knockdown target. Pick up and dispose of your targets when you are done.
  • Shooters are prohibited from destroying any natural feature. Also prohibited is discharging a firearm or any other implement capable of taking human life, causing injury, or damaging property as follows: in or within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site or occupied area; or across or on a road or a body of water; or in any manner or place whereby any person or property is exposed to injury or damage as a result in such discharge.
Closest Towns:  Hemet
Water: No
Restroom: No
Information Center:  San Jacinto Ranger District office 909-382-2921, is open Friday through Monday 8-4, Tuesday 8-12.

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