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Caswell Shooting Range Gilbert, AZ

As anyone who’s been there will tell you, the Water Wheel swimming hole is one of the state’s true gems. It’s not over-the-top gorgeous like similar spots near Sedona or at Havasupai, but it’s wonderful in its own understated way, close and calming, which is just how we like our swimming holes. All day Tuesdays and Fridays – FREE lane fee and gun rentals for the ladies. By checking here, you are consenting to the use of your electronic signature in lieu of an original signature on paper. After consent, you may, upon written request to us, obtain a paper copy of an electronic record.

Apache Lake, however, still has some great camping sites on its shores. When sleeping without a tent next to a lake in the desert, our only worry is whether a ringtail cat will snag the Cheerios out of our backpack . We have Glock, H&K, Sigarms, Springfield, Kimber, Beretta, CZ, S&W, Ruger, Ameetec, Colt, Magnum Research and more. We had a terrible scare last year when The Water Wheel fire broke out north of Payson.

But Arizona’s fast growth has either swallowed up many of our old hunting grounds or caused more people to swarm onto the ever-shrinking good spots. In the past few years, though, we’ve found success in fields around Stanfield, just south of Maricopa. Just drive along the access roads to the local farms until you find a good place to hang out — far away from any “No Hunting” signs or inhabited buildings, of course.

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Add the fact that ladies get free lanes and gun rentals on Tuesdays and Fridays, and there’s little doubt that Caswells is the best shot for Valley gun enthusiasts. Just when you think you’ve exhausted every “touristy” event in Phoenix to take your visiting mypalmbeachclerk jury Aunt Sally, something new pops up on the horizon. After finding this little gem of a tour, we’re shocked at how few people know about it. The air is much cleaner 50 miles east of Phoenix, so everything along this spectacular ride just seems more colorful.

The fire ate up nearly 800 acres of precious pine and forced the evacuation of two subdivisions. It did not, however, destroy the beautiful swimming hole that gave the disaster its name. The trees along Houston Mesa Road are scorched black, but the deep, cool pool of the East Verde River where Valley swimmers escape the blazing Phoenix heat with a long plunge off the steep walls leading to one of Rim Country’s most pleasing waterfalls is still mostly intact. The parking area near where the blaze started has been closed and was guarded by a cop when we stopped by earlier this summer, but you can still get there by walking in and along the East Verde from the lot downstream.

After the relieved feeling of seeing sunlight when you get out, stop by the saloon and Wild West town for a Tombstone-like shoot-out. Don’t wait for your Chicago relatives to visit before making a pilgrimage to this historic spot. ​I understand that Caswells Shooting Range recommends the use of newly manufactured commercial ammunition at all times. I accept full and complete responsibility for the inherent risks resulting from my and/or anyone else’s use of reloaded ammunition.

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