Are you ready for an adrenaline-fueled adventure that combines strategy, teamwork, and a splash of paint? Look no further than paintball, the ultimate outdoor sport for thrill-seekers of all ages.
Paintball is a team-based game that is played in natural outdoor environments such as forests, fields, and abandoned buildings. The objective is simple: eliminate the opposing team's players by shooting them with paintballs fired from a paintball marker, also known as a gun.
But don't be fooled by its simplicity - paintball requires strategy, stealth, and quick thinking to outmaneuver your opponents and emerge victorious. Players can choose from a variety of tactics, such as sneaking through the woods to catch the enemy off guard or setting up a defensive position and picking off opponents one by one.
So, where can you play paintball? Woodsball games are often organized by local paintball clubs or businesses that rent out the necessary equipment and provide a designated playing field. These games can range from casual pickup games to more organized events with referees and set rules.
But what do you need to play paintball? First and foremost, you'll need protective gear to keep yourself safe on the field. This includes a paintball mask with goggles to protect your face and eyes. You may want long sleeves, pants, gloves or other clothing that covers exposed skin to protect against paintball welts and bruises, or even just from the pain. You'll also need a paintball marker, which can be either rented or purchased, as well as a hopper to hold the paintballs and a tank to hold the CO2 or compressed air that powers the marker.
Why should you play paintball? Not only is it an exciting and thrilling sport, but it also promotes teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills. It's a great way to bond with friends and family, and it's an excellent way to get some exercise and spend time outdoors.
So don't wait any longer - grab some friends, suit up, and hit the paintball field for an unforgettable experience. Are you ready to join the paintball ranks and see if you have what it takes to be a paintball champion?
Here's some of our favorite paintball fields
Rattle Rock / The Gauntlet
Menan, Idaho6.6 miles N of Menan, Idaho
Rattle Rock is a much different arena than the flat or even hilly woods associated with rec ball or wooden scrap barriers like many established fields. You won't find any trees, spools, or straw...Airsoft, Paintball
Ririe River Island (AKA Twin Bridges)
Rexburg, Idaho10.3 miles S of Rexburg, Idaho
Go into the campground WHERE PAINTBALLING IS NOT ALLOWED. Park there and cross the creek on the North side of the park. You'll have to cross the river using the rocks that are there so not too...Airsoft, Paintball 1.0-1.3 mi
Rexburg, Idaho7.2 miles SW of Rexburg, Idaho
This is the old site of the Lorenzo Boat Launch, which has moved to the other side of the river a little further downstream. This spot sees very little traffic. There are beautiful, yet...Airsoft, Hike, Paintball
Ashton, Idaho3.1 miles W of Ashton, Idaho
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On the banks by Heise
Ririe, Idaho3.8 miles E of Ririe, Idaho
On the banks of the river near Heise. Plenty of trees and ground cover.Airsoft, Paintball
Eagle Mountain Paintball Field
Eagle Mountain, Utah2.3 miles NE of Eagle Mountain, Utah
Just south of the Eagle Mountain trailhead, there's a great outcropping of bushes and brush that's been built up as a paintball field with a bunch of corrugated culvert pipe. There's a...Airsoft, Paintball
Menan, Idaho7.3 miles N of Menan, Idaho
This is a great little spot. Each team starts at one side of the collapsed lava tube. You can see each other really well from that point. Then you take the hill and get the other guys off it. It...Airsoft, Paintball
- Plan Ahead and Prepare. Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you'll visit. Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies. Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use. Visit in small groups when possible. Consider splitting larger groups into smaller groups. Repackage food to minimize waste. Use a map and compass to eliminate the use of marking paint, rock cairns or flagging.
- Travel & camp on durable surfaces. Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow. Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and streams. Good campsites are found, not made. Altering a site is not necessary.
- Dispose of waste properly. Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food and litter. Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep, at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished. Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products. To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained dishwater.
- Leave what you find. Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch cultural or historic structures and artifacts. Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them. Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species. Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches.
- Minimize campfire impacts. Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the environment. Use a lightweight stove for cooking and enjoy a candle lantern for light. Where fires are permitted, use established fire rings, fire pans, or mound fires. Keep fires small. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand. Burn all wood and coals to ash, put out campfires completely, then scatter cool ashes.
- Respect wildlife. Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them. Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers. Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely. Control pets at all times, or leave them at home. Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter.
- Be considerate of other visitors. Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience. Be courteous. Yield to other users on the trail. Step to the downhill side of the trail when encountering pack stock. Take breaks and camp away from trails and other visitors. Let nature's sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.