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Summer Hours - 7 Days a week 
Appointment Required! (Always)


Who we are and what we do:  Camp Dakota is one of the best places in Oregon to play paintball.  We have quite literally introduced more people to the sport of paintball than anyone else in the northwest with our family friendly environment, competitive pricing, and flexible hours of operation.  We cater to new players and specialize in birthday groups, youth groups, family outings, and team building events.  We have a great outdoor woodsball field with plenty of bunkers, trenches, thick forest, and even a wooden city scene to play in.  This is a great place for new players who just want a fun and safe place to learn to play paintball in a comfortable setting.  Most people who come to play paintball at Camp Dakota are just here to have a good time and don't take themselves or the game too seriously.  We have a covered staging area, picnic tables.

How do you play?  Paintball has many variations. Usually the game is a variation of Capture the Flag. Players carry paintball guns that shoot small balls of non-toxic paint at one another. Two or more teams will compete to capture and move a flag to another locations. Opponents are eliminated from play when they are hit by a paintball that breaks on them. The players that are eliminated are required to exit the game and must wait until the next game begins to return to play. Games typically last 10 to 20 minutes. Teams often will change and the referee may make adjustments in order that all player will have the opportunity to play on a winning team. Boundaries, starting points, and goals are likely to change from game to game to keep things interesting.

What should I wear? Many experienced paintball players will wear special paintball gear to protect themselves, or at least wear multiple layers.  Long sleeves, jeans of pants of a tough material, and shoes with plenty of ankle support.

Do I need to sign a waiver?
Yes. Every player will need to sign a waiver form. Anyone under the age of 18 years will need a parent or guardian sign the waiver for them. 


What is the minimum age limit for paintball?
The minimum age for low impact paintball is 7years old and the minimum age for traditional paintball is 10 years old.  Important rule: You must be tough enough to get hit by a paintball and not cry, whine, complain, or lose your temper. 


How do you play?
After a quick safety briefing, each player will be issued a paintball gun, face shield, and paintballs. Then the ref will divide the players into two teams. You will likely be playing a variety of "capture the flag". Your team will win if you eliminate all of the other players or if you capture the flag and return it to the pre-designated place. When you get hit by a paintball that breaks on you then you are out until the next game starts. The good news is that the next game will start in just a few minutes. The ref should explain the rules of each game to you before you start. If you do not understand, as the ref or one of the other players to explain the rules.   


May I bring my own paintballs?
No. Camp Dakota does not allow players to bring outside paint. Why? Paint sales is how we pay our ref, insurance, keep our air compressor and Co2 tanks full, keep our equipment maintained, and keep the doors open. If you are caught with paintballs on the field that are not ours, you will be asked to leave and your money will not be refunded.   back to top


May I bring my own paintball gun and goggles?
Yes. We require all paintball guns to be checked with a chronograph before they are allowed on the field. Maximum speed is 280 FPS.  


Is there an area for us to have lunch?
Yes. Camp Dakota makes pizza and will deliver right to the field.  There is also a covered staging area with picnic tables for players to use. 


Do people play paintball in the rain?
Yes. We play in all sorts of weather including snow. Sometimes we even play at night! 


Do I need an appointment?
Yes. Everyone is required to make an appointment. Your paintball session will be for a specific time period. If you are late for your paintball session, you will be cutting into your playing time. 


Does it hurt when you get hit by a paintball?
Sometimes. Paintballs can leave a welt if you get hit on bare skin or at close range. You need to be tough to play paintball. We see a lot of 5th graders playing paintball and having a great time. Are you tougher than a 5th grader?  


Is paintball safe?
Paintball has an excellent safety record when played according the rules in a controlled environment. The biggest risk for players is sprained ankles. This is the most common injury. Running full speed through the forest wearing a mask that limits your visibility has risks. There is also the possibility of an eye injury due to a negligent discharge by yourself or another player. We have strict rules in place to avoid this and we require every player to understand and follow the safety precautions including wearing a face shield while on the field, and using barrel blocking device on their paintball gun while off the field. We require every participant to sign a liability waiver and children under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver for them before they can participate.  


 Will the paintballs stain my clothes?
Paintball paint is non toxic, biodegradable, and non-staining. You are going to be getting dirty and crawling around out in the forest. The dirt in the forest is not so forgiving so wear some clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We also have a limited supply of coveralls for rent.  


How long do paintballs last?
Our paintball guns are semi-automatic so every time you pull the trigger a paintball goes "bang" out the barrel. 500 paintballs lasts about 2 -3 hours. For trigger happy folks who have poor aim, the paintballs won't last quite as long. For conservative players who can keep their finger off the trigger, 500 paintballs could last all day.  


Is there a discount for paintball when I am camping?
During the peak season, camping sites come with activity credit that may be used towards paintball games or other activities.

What is the field like?
Camp Dakota's paintball field is a large wooded area with plenty of bunkers, trenches, wood buildings, old cars, trees, tire piles, and foliage. There are lots of places to hide and wait in ambush. 

Warning! Never let your child play paintball without the supervision of a trained professional!

We provide the following:


  • Safety training for players​

  • Professional referees

  • Safety netting / fencing around the field

  • A chronograph to check every paintball gun

  • Co2 & high pressure air refills

  • Quality rental equipment


Entry & Rental $25 per person + paint


500 PAINTBALLS    $30

2000 PAINTBALLS  $80

We are now offering a newest alternative to traditional paintball.

Gellyball is great fun for ages 6+, and best of all, you get unlimited gellyballs during your 3 hour session. 


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