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Russell123
12-13-2007, 8:42 PM
I read this old post from Redhorse and have been trying like mad to locate Forest Road 5S07 (& 5S06) North of Highway 74. http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/a...p/t-27568.html This shooting area just re-opened in the last few days and I can't find it on mapquest at all so was wondering if anyone can help me out with exactly where it is at? I can see 5S06 on mapquest but 5S07 is nowhere to be found and I would like to be sure of where it is before I head out there. Unfortunately my computer is too old to install Google Earth so I can't make use of those coordinates that were posted(3343'18.33"N, 11648'3.03"W).
Thanks,
Russell

REDHORSE
12-13-2007, 9:33 PM
I haven't been on that dirt road 5S07 yet. But, I've ridden by there many times on my street bike rides.

I used Google Earth ruler to measure the distance from where the divided road comes together at Blackburn Road TO the 5S07 dirt road.

It's 3.26 miles South East from where the 74 road becomes undivided from Hemet. Dirt road is on the North side of the 74. If, you've been looking for the road, then you know what I'm talking about where the 74 becomes un-divided.

Just be careful when you turn into the dirt road from the 74. It's right after a TURN, watch out for cross traffic. Please watch out for the motorcycle riders. ;)

It does look like it's OPEN. San bernardino National Forest - Recreational shooting spots (http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardino/recreation/target/)

kpw001
12-13-2007, 10:26 PM
Coordinates can be copy and pasted into the Google Maps website too, you don't need Google Earth to make use of them. Take a look and see if this helps.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=33%C2%B043'18.33%22N,+116%C2%B048'3.03%22W&ie=UTF8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ll=33.724697,-116.801405&spn=0.049828,0.080338&z=14&iwloc=addr&om=1

locktime
12-13-2007, 10:34 PM
Are you looking for Bee Canyon Truck Trail? That is a San Bernardino National Forest designated shooting area a little west of the coordinates you posted.

There's a lot of info about Bee Canyon on the site.

Russell123
12-14-2007, 12:07 AM
It looks like Bee Canyon Truck Trail is Forest Road 5S07. I don't know why it isn't listed as such on http://www.fs.fed.us/ but I found the road right away. Can you really shoot whatever you want in Bee Canyon? http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showpost.php?p=594665 I would really like to shoot some tin cans and the like. The website says to call before you go and there appears to be a ranger station close by on the map, anyone have the number for this station? All I can find is the number for the station in Idyllwild itself.

Eat Dirt
12-20-2007, 10:40 PM
Thats an area I have LOTS of experience with ...
I only live about 4 miles from the site

They have had it shut down for the Fire season ...GOOD REASON
Was lots of dry brush around ..
Another reason was TRASH ..
people going out to shoot and leaving ALL their trash ...
Shot-up water heaters , T.V's , Propane jugs , Targets . Ect ....

The place was a mess!!! The forestery have been trying to clean it up !
There has been talk about shuting it down all togeather because of the trash problem ... ( Have some friends in CDF )
Another area in jepordey because of some jerks !!

Ron-Solo
04-08-2009, 11:01 AM
I just got off the phone with the Idyllwild Ranger HQ (04/08/09 - 1045 AM) regarding the status of Bee Canyon. Due to the current fire danger, you can't shoot after 1 PM and that changes on a day-to-day basis. Before heading to Bee Canyon, call the Ranger Station at 909-382-2921.

As far as organizing a clean-up, they would welcome any help. It can be arranged thru the ranger HQ and they close it to shooting the day of the clean-up for safety reasons.

I will probably try to organize something for late May before it get too hot. If I do, I'll post it on Calguns.

Stay Safe and be responsible shooters.

Ron

Ron-Solo
04-08-2009, 11:03 AM
The Cranston F.S. station is right by the turnoff for Bee Canyon, but it is a seasonal station. The Idyllwild Station is year round and has jurisdiction.

Lets do what we can to keep Bee Canyon open.