Appletree Shooting Range

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Appletree Shooting Range, located on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest,  has two large sheltered benches; one target holder at 25, 50 yards; and two target holders at 100 yards. Long-rifle loading supports are provided at each bench.

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Latitude: 36.706020, Longitude: -84.457236

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day use only - sunrise to sunset
Area Amenities: Toilets
Fees

A fee is required to use this shooting range. A payment dropbox is available onsite. Fee passes may also be bought at the Stearns Ranger District office or at a participating local vendor. 

Recreation Schedule and Fee Information

Where to buy your pass

Open Season: Open All Year
Usage: Medium
Restrictions:
  • Skeet, trap and sporting clays, and archery are prohibited.
  • Fully automatic weapons are prohibited.
  • Do not enter or use the area for any purpose other than target shooting.
  • Do not fire while persons are down range.
  • Do not enter the area behind the backstop, which has been designated as a safety zone by the placement of “Entry Prohibited” signs.
  • Put your trash and used targets in the trash bin.
  • Shoot only from the firing line, downrange and into the backstop. Do not shoot trees.
  • Use only paper targets. Do not use TV sets, computers, appliances, furniture, glass, metal or any other miscellaneous objects as targets. 
Closest Towns: Whitley City
Water: None
Restroom: Accessible Vault toilet
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Stearns Ranger District
3320 US 27 North
Whitley City, KY 42653
606-376-5323

General Information

Directions:

1.4 miles south of the junction of US 27 and KY 478 in McCreary County


Accessibility:

The restrooms are accessible. 


Parking:

Parking is available onsite.


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Amenities

Toilets Toilets are available at the shooting range.