The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
August 21st, 2010
More than 5 years
Other Fields in the Area:
I've played at Semper Fi in Whatcom County, CDR in Oak Harbor and many other private fields. I think about 4 other private fields. So Paintball Station is my 7th field. In comparison. This field kicked some serious butt. Urban combat style is so fun yet they still have woods around the "city" you can shoot it out in for a rural feel. It's the best of both worlds!
I loved it and can't wait to go back. They have HPA on tap that is filtered unlike CDR :(. If you have a HPA tank and go to CDR be ready to pay to get it cleaned later on. Safety was in general the same as the other fields I'd been too. Goggle areas and barrel bag areas. The field was great both urban and rural. City/woods. Hours are 9-4 Saturday and Sunday. Prices are really cheap in my mind compared to others. You can use off site paint if you want but in all honesty. The man Bob who runs the place is retired and he isn't out to make huge profit margins on you. A case of low grade is $42 but I bought a case of V-1 for $48. Come on people the cheapest stuff at Walmart is still $40 (And it's awful). His paint prices are really reasonable. It's $12 field fee and $8 for all day air both CO2 and HPA included. Rules are normal in my mind compared to other fields. They offered to make some Chili for lunch but I packed one so declined. They don't have a proshop because like I said earlier Bob isn't in it for profit. It's for fun. A proshop is too large of a time commitment. They have all the rental gear you'll need. I had my own gear so I didn't use any but the other players were getting me out with them so it's good enough gear you can borrow. I don't think there is a rental fee as long as you return everything. (Don't quote that I'm not 100% sure). The staff was great. The owner actually came out and played with us :). He got me out once and I got him out once. Because he has Mon-Fri to do maintenance on the field he can actually play on the weekends he's open. I don't know if the field started as a hobby for him or what but he's put a lot of work into the field. It's right by his house.
In mind above all else if you didn't read all of that: It's the best bang for your buck literally in the north sound. I haven't been east or to Canada or south of Seattle so I have no opinions about those but from Seattle to the border it's the best. It's really nice to have 30 people playing because they can actually afford it and everyone can have some fun vs. only 10 playing people no one can afford it. Paintball Station is an A+++ place to play. I can wait to go back. I loved it. One last thing. Get the phone number off of the website. They have regulars that go every two weeks. Call ahead and plan which weekend to go and on which day to be able to play with them and in turn more people.
Dispute: This review is for a paintball field that is now called Paintball Station, not CDR. In early 2010 the paintball field's property owner discontinued the business relationship with his long-time renter CDR. Apparently the property owner had issues with how the property was being used and managed.
The property owner decided to re-open the field, under its original name when he ran it, before renting the property to CDR. Bob originally opened Paintball Station in April of 1999, then he rented the property to a local paintball shop called CDR in (I think) 2004 or so. Bob (the property owner) reopened under his old business name "Paintball Station", and now rents the property to his new business.
When Bob took the field back in 2010, the property was fixed up, and the refs are held to a much higher standard now, so you can see people’s opinions change shortly after he takes the field back.
I absolutely agree with every other aspect of "bjornstad” reviews, and what several others are saying in this thread, about how "Paintball Station" (not CDR) is the “best paintball park in the northwest”, thanks to all of the hard work that old man puts into the field to keep himself busy during the week. I admire that old fart and I hope I can stay as active when I retire... Visit www.paintballstation.com for absolutely everything you need to know about how to play paintball at the cheapest, easy to get too and just plain best paintball park in Western Washington!
Paintball Station is less than a mile off I-5 in Mount Vernon Washington.
They are open 9AM until 4PM on Weekends; the first 6 people to arrive before 9AM get Free Entry (save $12, on the $20, but still charges $8 for All-Day HP-Air and CO2). One Saturday a month Paintball Station will host Airsoft games in the near future also…I guess, is what I herd…
Check out the webcam and YouTube Videos at the website: http://www.paintballstation.com
There are also rumors of a Scenario and/or Over-night Paintball and/or Airsoft games coming soon!
Last edited on Saturday, April 30th, 2011 at 11:44 pm PST