In the SF Bay Area there is a limited number of good rifle ranges. There’s a few commercial indoor pistol ranges, but they tend to be a bit spendy, but the outdoor rifle ranges open to the public tend to be run by local authorities like the county recreation department, the sheriff’s office, etc.
One of the more pleasant, well-run ranges I’ve had the pleasure of vising was the Chabot Gun Club in the East Bay. I was really looking forward to visiting it again and shooting there, particularly on their 200 yard line, which is a rarity in the area (most rifle ranges max out at 100 yards).
Unfortunately it was not to be: the local park and recreation authority decided to play stupid politics and, even after the legal intervention of the NRA and the local state affiliate, petitions from members, etc., declined to renew their lease and so the range shut down last year. The range had been there for 50+ years.
That’s a damn shame.