The Foothills Public Shooting Complex is a partnership between the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Cleveland County.  To help cover the costs associated with operating the range, Cleveland County collects a fee of $10 for a daily pass. The range is open to the general public, shooting sports teams and law enforcement for practice, training and recreational use.

It is universally accessible.

283 Fielding Rd., Cherryville, N.C. 28021

GPS Coordinates:  Do not use GPS coordinates to navigate to complex. Use actual address listed above instead.

Operating Hours:  
Summer Operating Hours:
March 1 – October 31 
Wednesday through Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Sundays: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Winter Operating Hours:
November 1 – February 28 
Wednesday through Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sundays: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Amenities Include:  

  • 250 yard rifle range (stands at 100, 150, 200 and 250 yards)
  • 50 yard pistol/rifle range
  • 20 yard pistol range
  • 50 yard steel target range
  • Two skeet/trap/pistol combo range
  • Practice archery and 3-D archery course
  • Family pavilion with restrooms, grills and covered seating  


Contact:; 704-447-8230

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Foothills Public Shooting Complex Range Rules

Foothills Public Shooting Complex Archery Rules

Temporary Range Closings

RangeSorted By Shooting<br>Range In Ascending Order
Reason for
R. Wayne Bailey - Caswell Shooting RangeCaswell Oct. 11-12, 2019Permit Hunts
R. Wayne Bailey - Caswell Shooting RangeCaswell Nov. 7-9, 2019Permit Hunts
R. Wayne Bailey - Caswell Shooting RangeCaswell Nov. 14-16, 2019Permit Hunts
R. Wayne Bailey - Caswell Shooting RangeCaswell Nov. 28-30, 2019Permit Hunts
R. Wayne Bailey - Caswell Shooting RangeCaswell Dec. 12-14, 2019Permit Hunts

Lead Reclamation Project

Lead reclamation from front.   Lead reclamation from overhead.


The Commission’s shooting range program strives to implement best management practices that ensure exceptional environmental health and habitat conservation at our shooting ranges. Lead reclamation (or lead recovery) is one of best management practices that is implemented every six to eight years. Recovering lead on shooting ranges reduces the risk of ricochets, bullet fragmentation and lead mobilization in runoff. Once the bullets are removed from the berm soil using separation machinery, the lead is sent to a certified recycler to be smelted down and reused.

More than 15,000 pounds of lead was recovered and recycled from the Flintlock Shooting Range in Aug. 2019.