The former Goffs Campsite is located in San Bernardino County, 2 miles south of Goffs, California. The Corps of Engineers is investigating and monitoring the former camp through the Formerly Used Defense Sites, or FUDS, Program for munitions and explosive hazards that may remain from previous military activities. This page provides information on the Rifle and Pistol Ranges project, which is part of the former Goffs Campsite FUDS.
The Rifle and Pistol Ranges project comprises approximately 52 acres and consisted of a rifle range and a pistol range. The project is located approximately 2 miles southeast of the Goffs Railhead and east of Mountain Springs Road with the direction of fire facing the northeast.
During a 1998 site visit, the Corps of Engineers located a target berm within the project boundary and identified small arms projectiles behind the target berm. Along the firing lines, munitions debris in the form of general small arms was also identified. During a 2008 Site Inspection, the field team observed earthen berms and discovered small arms casings and projectiles.
Land associated with the Rifle and Pistol Ranges is owned and managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The land is undeveloped desert and is used for livestock grazing. Land use is not expected to change in the near future.
The Corps of Engineers continues to investigate the Rifle and Pistol Ranges and is planning a Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study to determine if additional munitions clearance activities are required.