operation paintball(cant byop=$$$ nice fields though)
fox river paintball (good fields, byop, decent prices)
Directions to the Field:
just off of I39-51 and rotory rd. Just south of rockford ILL.
Well this was the first time we've here, but the four of us all had a GOOD time. They've only got 1 speed ball field, but it is a nice one, and we never had to wait long to get on with some of the locals. We went mostly for woods-ball and they've got 6 or7 very nice fields. They were full of plenty of man-made and natural bunkers, including 1 field with several wood forts and a ravine running down the side. It is a bring your own paint field, however, it must break white. You can also buy paint at the field or at their store(15 min away) and they sell it for between 40 and 60 bucks a case.When we got there, we signed in, they check your paint if you brought some with, and then we went though the safety rules, and went to the crono. That was the only time we crono for the day. You can play till 4pm. The admission is $20 and seems to include a rental marker if needed. Then it's $10 for all day air. They have both air and co2. The staff was very helpful, although the don't have a pro shop on site, so getting anything besides the most common stuff is out.They do sell water, gatorade, chips and hotdogs. everything is a dollar.The refs were awesome, always there for a paint check, whether you ask for it or not. Twice i had a break on the hopper and didn't see it till they pointed it out.(white paint) I appreciate that. The local players were super cool, always offered support at the speed field and gave us wooders a little leeway.I did have a chance to talk to the owner for about 20 min. near the end of the day, and he was really cool also. He seems to genuinely care about the players and the sport more than making money. He even offers a discount if you are a member at another field and show him your card. He's just happy to see you support paint shops and fields, instead of wal-marts and other big discount stores. My friends and I all had a good time, and will definitely be returning to this field.