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Black River Paintball
2500 Carson Gregory Road
Coats, NC 27501

Phone: (919) 567-9977
Over 55 acres of playing excitement. With 8 courses to choose from our castle field, Hyperball Field, Amazon, Air Ball fields or perhaps you can jump in The Barn Yard and Jungle Jr. Field. The addition of Ghost Town has also been a crowd favorite. PRO SHOP on site.
Year Established: Unknown
Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 stars.
Reviews: 40
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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Black River Paintball Reviews
Black River Paintball I have been playing 17yrs and seen many changes in the Black River Field and Staff. Getting to the field is interesting, do not use MapQuest! You Google Maps! If you think you are lost, you are...
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FeWolf
 
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Fayetteville,NC
FeWolf has been a member for 10 years
FeWolf donated to help Peyton Trent
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Large Field
Cons: Staff
I have been playing 17yrs and seen many changes in the Black River Field and Staff.
Getting to the field is interesting, do not use MapQuest! You Google Maps!
If you think you are lost, you are there, very poor road side marking, G_D Bless GPS, if I did not play there so much I would be lost.
Filed has a Store, Rental, Food Items, rest room. Usually a large turn out everytime I have been there. Several Large Games a year.
They Take Credit Card, Check card and Cash, leave the checkbook at home.
Refs, hmm need alot of work in this area, not enough of them.
Woodsball, while a large area and some nice buildings, they are not used to as they should be, I have been going there for sometime and I still have not got to play in the buildings.
Food, you are out in the sticks, bring your own, they are pretty pricey at the field.
Lots of parting area and camping, I setup a table and a mini grill for the Noon break for Lunch.
Woodsball is enmass vs enmass, too many choke points, which really kills play, and it becomes stale. And always use the same area, they try and change it up by changing the name, but it all the same.
They have what it takes to be a good field they just need some good leadership to get it in gear. If you are 18 or above not a bad place, lower ages, I would say go to the Fayetteville Field. Cussing and behavoir by players is pretty bad, and cheating is really bad on the players part,( more Refs), I had to drill several people at close range before they called themselves out, I do not enjoy doing it.
Chrono, they need new ones or battery, I could not get my marker under 275 for the life of me, and well I got alittle miffed at my marker.
Lucky a friend of my had a chrono, it read 125! rechronoed it to 275, field speed. Went back to Chrono samething, hmm, turned the chrono around and wiped it down, worked fine, they need alittle PM on the gear.
air Field Station, one of the best, several line for 3000 and 4500, refill took about 1 min.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it an overall 7 to 8.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Black River Paintball This place is great, its the kind of place I WISH I could have had my first paintball experience at. The woods ball fields are hands down incredible all types of scenario games can be played and as a...
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Porkins McClarin
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Fields, staff, overall experience
Cons: none to mention
This place is great, its the kind of place I WISH I could have had my first paintball experience at. The woods ball fields are hands down incredible all types of scenario games can be played and as a speed ball player I find myself wanting to return to the woods when I play here.

They host many events such as big games and tournaments, as well as offer up their field for the COFA, ACTS, and the NCXL.

The staff are super friendly and i have seen them go out of their way many times to assist new players, and even help players who have bought their own gear and are still learning the ins and outs of it all.

I highly recommend this field if you are thinking about playing here.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Black River Paintball Alright, this is the place where I started getting somewhat serious about paintball about two years ago, and I've played off and on there up to this very date, so this is accurate and true. When I...
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: 910
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Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Recommend to others: No
Pros: Fort field, airball field, lots of people
Cons: Look at the review, too many to list
Alright, this is the place where I started getting somewhat serious about paintball about two years ago, and I've played off and on there up to this very date, so this is accurate and true.

When I first started playing at this field, I knew nothing about any other fields in the surrounding area. Not because I didn't search for them, but because I was told, by the owners, that there was NO OTHER paintball field in the area. Now I had been driving at least 45 minutes every other weekend to go to their field, and being new, I honestly believed them. However, now that I'm older and have half a brain, I realized that this was merely a tactic used by the owners to siphon as much money out of my pocket as possible.

The refs at this field range from those that are incredibly lenient (To a point of obliviousness) and those that are incredibly stubborn. I've witnessed a snake player take a shot to his mask, get back in the snake, call a ref over, and point at the blotch in his lens, yelling that it came from under the snake, and that it shouldn't count. The ref simply said "Oh...okay." and wiped it off, shell and all. For $60 a case for whitebox, I don't think that I want to waste my paint on people when refs won't even legitimately call them out.

I'll give Black River one thing. They have a nifty fort field, and a nice set of bunkers for speedball. However, the quality of what they have doesn't outweigh the negative aspects of the atmosphere that you're in, the refs, some of the players, and the management that is overlooking everything.

All in all, I'd be happy to point other paintball players in a different direction than Black River, there are several fields within a reasonable driving distance that will provide a much nicer environment, honest people who aren't going to overshoot a recball player because it's 'Agg.' With this being said, I will NEVER return to Black River.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Black River Paintball Ive played here for 4 years. Black River had some great hyperball and speedball going about 2 years ago maybe less but now all the bunkers have holes in them and sometimes they cram 20 people on a 3...
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Join Date: Jan 2013
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Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: fields, alright competition
Cons: speedball sucks
Ive played here for 4 years. Black River had some great hyperball and speedball going about 2 years ago maybe less but now all the bunkers have holes in them and sometimes they cram 20 people on a 3 man course. other than speedball its a great field with pretty good competition. most of the time you got about 10 or so guys with axes or egos etc that know what theyre doing but theyre fields are great. my favorites are fort and ghost town and they other woodsball fields are great. The refs are pretty good. Jacob gets an attitude with some of the players. Fun to watch but not a good ref. i think prices are alright if you bring coupons. You can get free rental admission on empires website if you search free rookie pass
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Raeford, NC
Cronus is a Supporting Member
Cronus has been a member for 10 years
Cronus owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
Cronus plays in the APPA D4 division
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Great fields
Cons: Location
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Black River Paintball I personally enjoy this field, big variations in the skill of players. Always about 15-30 people using rentals when I go. Maybe 5-15 using their own guns. Most fields are good except their speed...
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: North Carolina
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Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Most fields, cost/promotions
Cons: Speedball
I personally enjoy this field, big variations in the skill of players. Always about 15-30 people using rentals when I go. Maybe 5-15 using their own guns. Most fields are good except their speed ball field. Bunkers are always half inflated. Great for a skill levels. I prefer this over Xtreme Kombat or Gotcha. Check their website for their promotional days, saves lots of money.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Black River Paintball This is a great field if your looking for walk on play, rec, or speedball. I have never been disapointed or not had a good time... The field is a buisness that promotes fun, fair, and safe play. ...
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GundogHitman
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Durham, N.C.
GundogHitman plays in the PSP
GundogHitman owns a Planet Eclipse CSL
GundogHitman plays in the APPA D4 division
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: diverse fields, large crowd, quality games
Cons: time in between games, less than friendly staff.
This is a great field if your looking for walk on play, rec, or speedball. I have never been disapointed or not had a good time... The field is a buisness that promotes fun, fair, and safe play. Three great qualities of paintball.

customer service leaves much to be desired. It seems to me the company puts making profit a top priority, and player satisfaction second. I have gone to the field, played one game and my marker jammed up on me. Instead of giving me a refund for the day, and only charging me for paint, they pretty much told me to deal with it. This 20 dollar fee is the main reason why I have not returned to the field. The staff is real hit or miss. Sometimes they are great, friendly, helpfull, and organized. Other times, I have gone to the field and pretty much started the games myself using the refs as extras.

The fields are great though there is no mistaking that. And there usually is a large enough crowd that you can play any game you want. There is diversity among the players, and usually the ref will divy up the players to make it a fair game.

The paint seems reasonable to me, and you have a large variety to choose from as well which is helpfull as well. The rental equipment I've seen is usually in clean working order and that is important new players.

I recommend this field to start at. But always be ready to look at other fields to play. Each field has something different to offer.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Black River Paintball Nice fields with lots of variety between Speedball/Woodsball. There weren't ever a lot of people wanting to play speedball, but generally you could find someone to play 1v1, 2v2, 3v3. Always a...
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Gustenhoff
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Clayton, NC
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Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Variety of Fields, Lots of Events, Decent Turnout
Cons: Pricing
Nice fields with lots of variety between Speedball/Woodsball. There weren't ever a lot of people wanting to play speedball, but generally you could find someone to play 1v1, 2v2, 3v3.


Always a great experience, and will be returning often
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Black River Paintball This field is amazing. everyone here is very fun and nice. the reffs are great, and they know how to call the game. i have no idea what the greg guy was talking about, because all of the current...
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Coats nc
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Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: amazing fields
Cons: a little over priced
This field is amazing. everyone here is very fun and nice. the reffs are great, and they know how to call the game. i have no idea what the greg guy was talking about, because all of the current reffs are great at what they do, and even though they have some lean on the rules, they are not as bad as he said they were. they dont punch cards for every little thing (like dry firing in the parking lot and other minor stuff) but they do for the major stuff (wiping hits, bonus balling people alot after they have called themselfs out, not giving someone a chance to surrender at point blank range) But this field is amazing. i will admit that the prices are slightly higher than what they should be for the quality paint that they have, but it isnt outrageous. the fields have something moved around each weekend, and everytime i go there something new is there at the field. it is an amazing field. come play at black river soon.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Black River Paintball Great place for woodsball. The pro-shop has the basic stuff for new players wanting their own gear. If you are into speedball, there is one field of air bunkers and a hyperball field too. The fill...
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ft. Bragg, NC
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Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: refs, service
Cons:
Great place for woodsball. The pro-shop has the basic stuff for new players wanting their own gear. If you are into speedball, there is one field of air bunkers and a hyperball field too.

The fill station is a bit small and crowds up at times.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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