Foothills Public Shooting Complex

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

Operated By: Cleveland County

Contact Information: Phone: 704-447-8230; Email:

Address: 283 Fielding Rd., Cherryville, NC 28021

Operating Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Sunday 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm                                                        

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 multipurpose ranges
  • Three skeet/trap fields 
  • 5 - Stand
  • Practice archery 
  • 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.

Foothills Public Shooting Complex Range Rules

Foothills Public Shooting Complex Archery Rules


Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event Information
May 6-7, 2023 Shooting Event: Glock Challenge Shoot on either Saturday, Sunday or both days. Matches consist of three "stages of fire" with both paper and steel targets. Numerous divisions available including Teams, Individuals, Masters, Amateur, Women, and more! Register at
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Be a Sponsor (PDF)
Volunteer (PDF)

Shooting Range Closings

Shooting Range County Closure Dates Reason for Closure
John Lentz Shooting Range Richmond County Aug. 5th, 2023  Fort Bragg GSO
John Lentz Shooting Range Richmond County Aug. 18th & 19th and Sep. 29th & 30th, 2023  4-H shooting sports teams tournaments
John Lentz Shooting Range Richmond County Sep. 23rd, 2023  National Hunting & Fishing Day