Foothills Public Shooting Complex

Beginning June 17, the Foothills Public Shooting Complex will resume normal summer operating hours.

Wednesday - Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Below are COVID-19 guidelines:
• We will be limiting the number of customers at the complex based on social distancing (6’) guidelines.
• Rifle and Pistol Ranges: we will be using every other lane. Lanes will be limited to two guests (excepting families with minor children.) If there are guests waiting to use the range, we will rotate shooters out after one hour of shooting.
• Steel Range: we will ask that you social distance from other persons on the range.
• Skeet/Trap Ranges: Will be limited to 10 persons.
• We will limit the number of guests in the office based on social distancing. If this is your first time visiting the range, We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU to 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 our complex remains open, we ask that customers respect others and our employees by practicing these guidelines.

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

Address: 283 Fielding Rd., Cherryville, NC 28021

Cost: Daily pass fee $10 per person. 

Operating Hours:  

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

Winter Operating Hours: 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.

Closed Monday and Tuesday


  • 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  
  • Universally accessible


Foothills Public Shooting Complex Range Rules

Foothills Public Shooting Complex Archery Rules

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

Contact: 704-447-8230