Rocky Creek paintball is one of the best places for the price. The staff is very helpful and has the players safety as their number priority. There is up too i believe 5 fields each featuring its own unique specifications, from open field with blow up bunkers, two forest areas, and a half pipe wall field ( a field with vertical half pipes for hiding). Over all i didn't have to spend over $60 to play for a while and this included a rental gun, paint, and mask. I would definitely recommend this field to anyone looking to play paint ball in the gainesville area.
The only other field I've played at near RCP is Wayne's World in Ocala. RCP is very conveniently located to Gainesville and WW is about 45min+ away. The field setup at RCP was very convenient and we didn't have to walk half a mile to get back to our gear / paint / cooler in between games.
Directions to the Field:
Head West on Archer Rd and take a right on 107th and immediately take another right once on 107th.
RCP staff was extremely professional and made sure we had a great time. The price of $40 for goggles, gun, co2, field use, and 500 rds of paint seemed very reasonable. The rental guns weren't the best and many people in our group had some issues with the guns. I think most of the issues were due to the guns running co2 instead of compressed air. The facilities are very minimal but adequate. We had a great time playing there and were able to play on 6+ fields over a few hours. Overall a very positive experience.
First Strike : Its awesome but has poison ivy...not fun. and a lot more expensive to rent/buy paintballs and is too far out in now where, but has great fields
Directions to the Field:
hit archer, keep going and then on 102 (if i remember correctly) take a right, and then take another right there will be a sign
Alright so this is probably my 4th time playing here, dont remember how many times but still. It was a really good field and i liked it a lot, most importantly because of the fields. The prices are reasonable (25$ for everything with 200 paintballs and 40$ for everything with 500 paintballs and 6$ for an extra 100). With those prices i can go on for a few hours, and especially its because of the fields. The fields are one of the best i have ever played on most importantly because each team field has an advantage of some sort and some weakness and thats how you can win or just get some good shots.
For example : The wooded field, me and a group of friends were playing CTF, and me and a friend saw a group of 3 try to flank us, so we went to a ridge and see if they would come out and try to attack us, but i think they heard us setting up and waiting for them. so i started to push out and before i know it i see paint balls whiz by me and my friend is yelling at me to get down so i drop to prone immediately, and the opposite team thinks i was hit so they focus fire on the my friend. they thought i was out but i get up and start laying down fire, and then i get all 3 to surrender, and i was pretty damn surprised we got them. Then we hear that our team is getting pummeled as they have some people pushing up and some in their fort/base. So i thought the other team didn't hear us so i run as fast as i could and i start shooting at the other teams base and people inside. I end up surrendering all of them, 7 of them, and we win the game. That was one of the best games i have ever played and which i loved it and wanted to play more.
The only thing wrong, is the masks, because when the manager washes them, and you are playing with them on, they tend to fog up and its hard too see; but this only happens in the summer
Other than that, everything here is absolutely fantastic, the prices, guns, and the managers/referees. I would love to go back there again ASAP.
They need a sign or better indicators for the turn off as it is a hard to find the street. It was suggested that a donated public garbage can on the street would help reduce litter in the area and if it was shot up with paintballs it would work great to tell people where to turn.
I brought a group of 19 people to the Rocky Creek Paintball field. We were all novices and had little to no experience playing. Jim was great about providing me with information and dates when he could accommodate our group. On the Saturday we played there was also a group of 50+ people from another group, however it did not interfere with our group at all because we got our own field and ref. Our ref Adam was great because he did a good job keeping the continuity of the games and helping people with problems. We were able to play multiple games on several fields which changed things up while still maintaining a lively atmosphere and excitement. Jim and his crew were response to our needs and fixed our guns promptly despite being inundated with people. We all had a great experience and many would like to plan another trip soon.
I would recommend this field and thank the people working there. Congratulations for a job well done.
I have seen other fields and how they operate but i have never played in one til yesterday.
Safety : The most important thing at a course and one of the most difficult to keep up with is safety. Rocky Creek Paintball was incredibly efficient at this. Covering over safety details and features, making sure that everyone was listening. Plus on the courses the refs had good views of the field to keep the game's safe.
Fields : Had a good variety, two wooded fields and three "urban" fields are what I saw while I was there. The favorite out of my group was Field 2, wooded area with the hills and bunkers.
Hours of Operations : Quite reasonable, and we were not rushed off of the property like most places of business would do. The owner was extremely nice
Prices : like most to all paintball fields, their shops can be a bit expensive depending on what you require. Obviously you will be spending money if you go out and play, but here there wasn't that feeling of "they were trying to rip you off for profit". They were seemingly fair with prices.
Rules : they covered over everything I felt was important to my safety.
Proshop : Had what my group required, whether its was just paintballs and air or guns, mask, etc. they had it.
Staff, Refs : They were pleasent and answered any questions you had for them.
Players : majority of the players I meet were fun to hang with and fair when playing in the fields. there were a few kids that were using obscene language but that wont stop me from playing at Rocky Creek Paintball again.
Overall : its was a great place to play at, and I will definately be recommending it to my friends for upcoming paintball games.
From I-75, go west on Archer Road, 107th street on the right, past the YMCA (which is on the left.)
This was my family's first paintball experience. My husband and I took our son (13) and 8 of his friends for a birthday party.
We had the entire place to ourselves. We were there on a weekday with a party of 10. It was $35/person for the gun, mask, and 500 paintballs.
After a safety class, the kids and hubby were outfitted and taken out for their first game of the day. It was a blast for them, and for me watching.
When there was any type of issue with a gun, it was either resolved or replaced.
Jim (I think) and Amber (I think) were great refs and cheerleaders. They seemed to truly enjoy helping and overseeing the games.
The entire experience was a positive one. Everyone got really dirty and sweaty....they had a million stories to tell on the way home. Overall a great success.
I felt comfortable with the safety aspect all day. Safety is a big deal at this field. I also felt it was important to Jim and Amber that we all really enjoy the experience. WE DID!!! All of the kids are already planning a return visit.
We tipped both refs $20 for their help and hard work.
Last edited on Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 at 9:44 am PST
west on archer to 107th. right on it (dirt road). you'll see a sign then
Played here one other time 11 years or so ago.
Played this last time for a bachelor party. Got a group rate of $35 for 500 balls. They stress safety and sportsmanship. Great time. They do a nice job keeping the fields clear of fire ants. Nice fields - great cover. Equipment is in nice shape. Staff is friendly and helps you out by calling your hit so you don't get multi-shot after you're out.
A great, safe time was had by all the guys, girls and kids there that day.
Our group tipped the refs about $2 from each of us for the great time they helped us have.
They have water for sale when you get thirsty - a buck a bottle.
On Archer Road, going toward Archer, approximately 2 miles past 90th Street, on the right. I cannot recall the street number.
My grandson came to visit and wanted to play painball. We visited Rocky Creek since it was close to our home.
Jim and his staff were very friendly, knowledgable, as well as thorough and diligent regarding the explanation of safety rules as well as enforcing them through all the games. They always emphasized masks on the playing fields at all times and the use of gun plugs every time you came off the field. The Refs did a good job of calling the game when people were hit. Jim ran a very efficient operation. We did not have to wait long from game to game. They have several fields, and had several different games on different fields.
The fields were nice, in good condition, with no dangerous elements that we saw.
The prices were very reasonable. We brought our own equipment, and the field charge was very reasonable. We got "All day Air," which was also a reasonable deal. The cost for 2000 painballs was comparable to what we see at other fields in Virginia where my grandson plays.
My grandson's comments are:
The people you meet there are very nice. They have very good fields. The fields have a lot of cover.
There were two different birthday party groups on the fields this day. It seemed like a great venue for that for teenaged kids. The other players were a combination of fairly experienced players and new players. They were friendly. A very good atmosphere.
I would highly recommend Rocky Creek. We look forward to going back soon.
First I would like to say my sorority and myself had a blast. A BIG THANK YOU to Jim, Dennis and Joey for making our first time playing paintball a great and memorial day. We will be returning soon.
Facility - Rocky Creek Paintball has a very clean and well kept Facility. There was no trash on the fields. Also most of the fields were mowed and cleaned. They have rules on the field that they go over before you play and enforce them while you are on their fields. I was told a few people were having gun problems but were fixed before the next game began.
Staff - The staff at Rocky Creek Paintball were very nice and professional. Any problems or questions we had they would answer or fix happily, no matter how stupid it seemed. A few people in our group were a little worried about the paintball hurting and they helped explain it was not as bad as it seemed. And they didn't lie (It's about the same as a pinch).
Prices - I currently do not know the prices at Rocky Creek Paintball. But if my sorority went there it couldn't have been that expensive :-).
Equipment - At Rocky Creek Paintball they gave us semi-auto paintball guns, Along with masks and jackets, And Paintballs of course.
All In all we had a great time at Rocky Creek Paintball I urge everyone to give the sport of paintball a try.
Take Archer Road away from Gainesville and turn right on 107th St. Right past YMCA
The best part about the field is how awesome the staff are. They were joking with us and each other. We went with a group of about 15 people who have never played before (guys and girls) and they made us all feel at home. Any question we had they answered, no matter how dumb it was.
The safety was a first priority there. They had to tell some people over again to put the plugs in their guns or put their masks on, which means they're looking out for you.
The fields were awesome, more than I was expecting. There are 5 and they're all different. A lot of fun. One downside may have been at times we had something like 20+ people on a small field. But we had a large group and it didn't really seem to affect the game. A few of the woods fields had a lot of branches, making it hard to shoot sometimes, but that's expected out there.
The refs were all nice and kept things safe during the game by making sure hit players got out safely. Its good to hear them when you're playing so you know someones keeping track.
I cant say much about the prices since its the only place I've been, but they seemed fair enough. We paid about 35 or so for 5 games. This included everything from guns to masks. The guns were also fixed quickly if anything happened. Some peoples guns jammed and they were replaced. I cant personally say how it went when your gun jammed during the game since it didn't happen to me.
Overall I cant really say anything bad about the place. I tried to find something and couldnt really. I had a blast and it won't be my last time there.