Ocala Shooting Range

Area Status: Open

The Ocala Shooting Range provides a place for improving shooting skills. It is open to the public when classes are not in session. It is unsupervised, so cooperation among shooters is a must!

Backboards are provided and must be maintained. Shooters must bring their own targets and tacks or staples.

The range is operated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) under a special use permit. Please consult their website for operational hours and classes.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Expect full recreation sites during weekends. Have backup plans. Sites may close when capacity is reached.
Operational Hours: Please consult the FWC website for operational hours and classes.
Fees: Free
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: The range is located within a wildlife management area boundary, so transporting firearms to and from the range is limited to state and county roads and prohibited on forest service roads.
Closest Towns: Mill Dam and Forest Corners to the west, Astor to the east.

General Information

General Notes:

The Ocala Shooting Range was built with funds provided by the Pittman-Robertson Act to be used by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Hunter Education Program. This Act levies an excise tax on all sporting arms and ammunition, which is then used for wildlife restoration and hunter education.

Licenses and Passes

Target Shooting

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Target Shooting

Recreation Areas

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