Playas has a convenience store, six-lane bowling alley, grill, and fitness center for recreation. There are numerous conference , class, and control rooms to fit all needs. Customers enjoy housecleaning and laundry services, as well as cable TV and modern kitchen appliances.

Copper Pins Grill


Regular Hours:

6:30 AM - 8:00 PM 7 Days a Week!

(Hours may change during exercises)

Playas Store


Regular Hours:

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 7 Days a Week!

(Hours may change during exercises)

A Town at Your Disposal!

Playas is a complete surburban setting in a 640-acre township with more than 300 homes and buildings, a classroom complex, a small grocery store, bowling alley, parks, day care, and community center. There are 400,000 acres of operational space, within and surrounding the town; high mountainous desert, rural and third world test and training venues, live fire and driving ranges, and a four square mile high explosives range.

Playas Peak

The facility houses multiple classrooms and control rooms with state of the art equipment, live video streaming, and secure high speed interaction. Camera systems capture activity in all venues, which can be shared live remotely and recorded for review. Customers can rent about 90 three-bedroom houses, fully furnished and with laundry service. There is a shooting range and an extensive driving range that simulates rough terrain, water traps, boulder and log obstruction fields, and incline and slant hazards for ATV’s and off-road vehicles. A small-aircraft airport, which offers convenient access and possible training base, will be enlarged this coming year to accommodate larger aircraft.


An oasis in the Chihuahuan desert!


Time in Playas -
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News and Links

The remodel of the Copper Pins is finished. The new buffet room and dining hall are completed.

“The most important lesson of American history is the promise of the unexpected. None of our ancestors would have imagined settling way over here on this unknown continent. So we must continue to have society that is hospitable to the unexpected, which allows possibilities to develop beyond our own imaginings.”

- Daniel J. Boorstin