Ocala Shooting Range

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Shooters at the Ocala Rifle Range

Providing a place for you to improve your shooting skills, the Ocala Shooting Range is open to the public when classes are not in session. It is  unsupervised, so cooperation among shooters is a must! While backboards are provided, they must be maintained. Shooters should bring their own targets and tacks or staples, and those using the shotgun range should bring their own targets.

Ocala Rifle Range entrance Ocala Rifle Range Shooters at the Ocala Rifle Range Ocala Rifle Range targets

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The range is usually closed on Wednesdays for repairs.
Operational Hours: 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 offered on specific ranges.
Area Amenities: Parking
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


The Ocala Shooting Range is located  0.7 mile north of SR 40 along FR 11 (old FR 88), west of Juniper Springs and east of Mill Dam.

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.

The range is managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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