Keno Shooting Range

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Keno Shooting Range

Keno Shooting Range will be closed June 25-27 for needed maintenance and improvements.

Keno Shooting Range, located on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest, features a 25-yard pistol range and a 50-yard and 100-yard rifle range. The range is fully accessible with shooting shelters, benches, target holders and safety berms.

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The range was recently reconstructed. With the new construction, the firing line direction was reoriented by 180 degrees. The reconstruction was made possible primarily with Recreation Enhancement Act funds, recreation use fees, and a grant from the National Wild Turkey Federation. The Pine Knot Corps Center also partnered with the Stearns Ranger District to provide labor during the reconstruction. 

Keno Shooting Range Guide

View Guide of Keno Range 

Keno Shooting Range is open to the public during daylight hours only. The cost is $3 per vehicle,which can be paid at on onsite fee station. Annual recreation passes are also accepted.

Remember these three safety tips: ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

Rules and Regulations 

  • 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.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day-use only, sunrise to sunset
Area Amenities: Accessible,Toilets
Fees This site requires a fee.
Open Season: Open all year
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No skeet, trap or sporting clay shooting allowed. 
Archery is not permitted at the shooting range.
Closest Towns: Somerset
Water: None
Restroom: Accessible vault toilet
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Stearns Ranger District
3320 US 27 North
Whitley City, KY 42653

General Information


From Somerset, take US 27 south about 10 miles. Turn right onto KY 751. After about 5 miles turn left onto Forest Service Road 5099 and follow to the end.


The shooting range, parking area, paths and toilet are accessible. 


Parking is available in the parking area. 

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Toilets Vault toilets are available.
Accessible The toilet, parking and paths are accessible.