Cedar River Bowmen Welcome

Cedar River Bowmen would like to show our eternal gratitude and thank all of our sponsors, your help allows us to put on some of the finest events in Washington state. In particular we would like to honor those most generous who donated more than $500.00 to make "BOWNANZA" the best 3D tournament in the state!


Welcome, Cedar River Bowmen is the oldest continuously operating Archery Club in Washington State. Started in the early 1950’s, Cedar River Bowmen was originally founded in Issaquah but was relocated to our present day site around 2004.

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in the shadow of Mt. Rainier on 42 acres of timbered land just south of Black Diamond, Washington, we offer many hard-to-find amenities for a club of our size. We have four permanent, year-round walk-through courses with at least 14 targets on each course. Two of these are animal courses and two are field courses. The walk-through courses offer some of the most varied terrain around with shots over water, up hills, down hills and from elevated shooting platforms. Our walk-through courses are large enough to allow the Course Captains’ wide discretion in target placement thus ensuring each 3-D tournament is a unique enjoyable experience.


Our members can also shoot indoors in our 14 yard  clubhouse during poor weather or instruct the young or beginning archer in a private setting. Rich in tradition, Cedar River Bowmen offers exclusive, private access for our members and families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each member has a key to our clubhouse, gates, and ranges. This allows for easy access when ever it's convenient for you.



We are proud to host a variety of large archery events each year, including our “signature” event the last weekend of each July. Our annual “Bownanza” tournament is a three-day extravaganza with over $10,000 in door prizes, raffles and money dots. We also have a variety of other shooting events including smoker and night shoots. “Bownanza” is considered to be the premiere 3-D tournament by many in the Pacific Northwest.



In addition to our ability to host major northwest shoots, Cedar River Bowmen also boasts quiet, private and serene settings among the evergreens, and a quiet escape from day to day life. We offer primitive camping facilities, a playground area for kids, picnic areas, and a place where families or groups can get away, as well as share their love for the sport of archery.


Whether it's time to practice, compete in a 3D tournament, or to sight in your bow for hunting season, Cedar River Bowmen is the place to be. Come see what Cedar River Bowmen can offer you and your family. You’ll be glad you did!