Foothills Public Shooting Complex

Due to Covid-19, the Foothills Public Shooting Complex has implemented some safety guidelines found below.

The Foothills Public Shooting Complex is a partnership between the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Cleveland County.

Operated By: Cleveland County

Contact Information: Kerry Milwood, Cleveland County; Phone: 704-447-8230; Email:

Address: 283 Fielding Rd., Cherryville, NC 28021

Operating Hours:
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
Summer: March 1 – October 31, Wednesday - Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.                                                            
Winter: November 1 – February 28, Wednesday - Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.                                                       

Cost: Daily pass fee is $12 for General Public. Under 18 - $7. Seniors, Vets, Law Enforcement and Cleveland County employees - $6 Wed-Fri. Spectators - $1.


  • 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
  • All facilities are ADA accessible


Other Information: The range is open to the general public, shooting sports teams, and law enforcement for practice, training and recreational use.

COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Limited number of customers at the complex based on social distancing (6’) guidelines. 
  • Masks are required in the office and when social distancing is not possible.
  • Rifle and Pistol Ranges: Lanes will be limited to two guests (excepting families with minor children). If there are guests waiting to use the range, shooters will be rotated out after one hour of shooting.
  • Steel Range: Social distance from other persons on the range.
  • Skeet/Trap Ranges: Limited to 10 persons.
  • Limited number of guests in the office based on social distancing. If this is your first time visiting the range, it is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED that you watch our safety video AND FILL OUT THE WAIVER on our website prior to coming to the range. ALL VISITORS, EVEN SPECTATORS AND CHILDREN, MUST HAVE A WAIVER ON FILE. This can easily be done on your smartphone.
  • To ensure that the complex remains open, we ask that customers respect others and our employees by practicing these guidelines.


Foothills Public Shooting Complex Range Rules

Foothills Public Shooting Complex Archery Rules



Shooting Range Closings

RangeSorted By Shooting<br>Range In Ascending Order
Reason for
John F Lentz Hunter Education complex Richmond8/12/22 - 8/13/22AIW
John F Lentz Hunter Education complex Richmond8/6/22GSO
Wake County Firearms Education and Training CenterWake7/01/2022-FallPlanned replacement of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.