Run, Gun & Have Some Fun at a Local Paintball Field

By: Scott Davis | May 15, 2014

I write about a lot of things to do in our area, but the truth is I can’t be an expert in all of the topics we cover. I write to inform you of places to go that pique your interest, or perhaps to help you find new hobbies or opportunities. In this particular article I am kind of doing that for myself as well. I am slightly embarrassed to say I’ve never played paintball before. So, let’s take this chance to explore some places together!

Lone Wolf Paintball is located at 44323 Reynolds Dr., in Clinton Twp (main office, pro shop and indoor field). I may not be a paintball professional, but from what I gather; one simply cannot talk about paintball arenas in Michigan without the mention of Lone Wolf. It has two outdoor fields and an indoor field. Lone Wolf East stretches 40 acres outdoors and has six different playing courses with a multitude of terrains. Lone Wolf West is the oldest paintball field in Michigan, originally opened (by a different company) in 1982. It also offers more than 40 acres of fun. The indoor field provides 20,000 square feet of paintball action without having to worry about weather. Check out the open play information if you just want to show up and play, or book your private game.

It is important to note that each field is in a different location:

  • East Field: 237 North River Rd., Mt. Clemens (grounds of Gibraltar Trade Center)
  • West Field: 4099 S. Lapeer Rd., Metamora.
  • Indoor Field: 44323 Reynolds Dr., Clinton Twp.

Action Paintball Park, 14141 Lange Rd., Taylor, provides 42 acres for you to run around and shoot paintballs at your buddies and/or random players. Action Paintball Park offers seven fields; all with intriguing names, such as: Castle, Fort Knox or Urban Chaos. Tournaments often take place here and the park is also home to the Detroit Action Paintball Club. The rates are very affordable. On Wednesday night open play, you can get entry, air and 500 rounds for only $25! Gates open at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Birthday parties and private parties are great deals to look into as well.

Hell Survivors located at 619 Pearl St., in Pinckney boasts 180 acres. No, you did not misread that, there are 180 acres (and 12 fields) of outdoor action. There are also 14 different bunkers to try to take cover from your competition. If you’re looking for obscure paintball games you can’t get anywhere else, I’d suggest signing up for the “Monster Game” where thousands of players participate and monsters and zombies will be crawling around all over the place. Hell Survivors was even nice enough to provide a list of paintball advice, which helps out paintball novices like me!

Futureball Paintball, 9269 E Mi State Rd. 36, Whitmore Lake, is also an impressive venue. With 115 acres and 14 playing fields, there can be a lot of tactical hiding spaces. Unlike some of the others on this list, Futureball allows you to bring in your own paintball guns and paintballs (except for special events). Futureball also has a five-acre picnic area with a covered pavilion; seating up to 500 people at a time.

Some last minute advice: if you want to rent a private session or a party, do it as quick as possible. Most of these places require at least a one-week notice. Also, you may want to ask if you can bring your own equipment, most require you to rent equipment from the company.

Wherever you go to paintball, have fun…and consider inviting me next time! Just kidding (but hey, I’m not opposed either).