I have played here several times now, I like the setup. great woods ball great games, all the popular games plus some I have never played before, the owner is working at making this a great place to play and readily accepts ideas for improvments.
They have air and CO2, water pop candy chips and you can order pizza for lunch. Paint prices are right in line with the local stores.
I would reccomend that you check this place out for yourself.
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Last edited on Monday, August 9th, 2004 at 11:11 am PST
To begin, I live in Portland, OR but travel to northern Washington occasionally to visit my girlfriend's family and also to get together with some paintball buddies.
This field is somewhat small compared to fields I'm used to, but the way it's set up makes it seem much bigger. Good bunkers (mostly natural) are all over the fields. The terrain makes for a fun day of paintball.
The owner and refs are top notch. I've played at many paintball fields with many wonderful owners and staff and I'd rate Ezra (sp?) and his staff right up with the best. They have a great selection of scenarios and do a great job of switching the games up through-out the day. They also do a great job of keeping the games going without alot of down time. They're quick and fair on the call and keep safety and fun at the forefront. There's usually a nice mix of regulars and new players (the regulars seem to very helpful to the new players) and everyone plays with sportmanship.
Overall, I would highly recommend this field to anyone looking for a great day of paintball.
ForestFire is a very rotund field, the owner and reffs are very helpful, the fields are good size..everyone that played had a great attitude and was always in good spirits and willing to help, the game senarios rocked! Good Parking and Staging areas. Very reasonable prices..I recommend anybody looking for a new field give it a try.
Semper Fi in Bellingham. I found Forest Fire to compare favorably to Semper Fi. The forts at Semper Fi were better and easier to defend (more bunker opportunities) but the level of service and overall field quality were comparable. Also ForestFire has a much larger piece of land. They've have two woodsball fields and a speedball field.
I should preface this review by saying that we rented the field on a Friday afternoon with a relatively small group (~6 people). The entire process of reserving to actually playing was seamless and easy. The field was ready on time and as described. Their rental equipment was in great shape (mostly Piranha semi-auto's) and very reasonable (dare I say, cheap) rental fees. The owner, Ezra, even let us use two ammo pods / belts for no charge (he didn't have a chance to clean them up after the previous rental so they had some dirt on them - big deal).
The staff was very accommodating to our small group size. The mix of games kept everyone interested. Safety was stressed and enforced, the refs were friendly and attentive. The field was in good shape with plenty of bunker opportunities in mid-field. One suggestion would be to enhance the bunker opportunities at each of the forts. In general the forts were difficult to defend due to lack of cover - although this may appeal to those who like faster paced "capture the flag" games.
There was one excellent bunker called the "Alamo" for - you guessed it - a game called the Alamo. This was where the field was at its best. There were multiple approaches to the Alamo (which was the highest point on the field) that offered cover and made for an interesting game (regardless of which side you were on).
This is a field that I would definitely visit again and would recommend to anyone. It is a solid place to play.