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

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. 

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Open Season: Open All Year
Usage: Medium
  • 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

General Information


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


The restrooms are accessible. 


Parking is available onsite.

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Toilets Toilets are available at the shooting range.