Matsell Bridge Shooting Range

Matsell Bridge Shooting Range
A Permit is Now Required to use the range.  

Daily permits are available for purchase at an on-site kiosk for $10.

Annual permits for the calendar year are available to purchase online through for $40.

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click here to register online at Get Me Registered

The range is currently open from 8-4:30 daily until weather deems it necessary to close again. 

The Orientation Class for the 50-Yard Range is no longer required.

The range is closed January and February. Open all other months as weather conditions allow.
The range opens at 8am daily, closing times vary with the season:
6:00 PM - March 1 until daylight savings time starts
7:30 PM - Daylight savings time start through September 15
6:00 PM - September 16 until daylight savings time ends
4:30 PM - Daylight savings time end through March 1

Ranges and shooting stations are available on a first come-first serve basis.
This facility is located at 3716 Matsell Park Road, Central City, IA 52214.
For a map of Matsell Bridge Natural Area, click here.


The range opens at 8:00 AM daily.
Closing times vary according to seasonal daylight availability as follows:

  • 6:00 PM - March 1st until daylight savings time starts
  • 7:30 PM - Daylight savings time start thru Sept. 15th
  • 6:00 PM - Sept. 16th until daylight savings time ends
  • 4:30 PM - Daylight savings time end thru March 1st

50-yard range may be closed periodically for law enforcement training.

It is the goal of Linn County Conservation to have a safe facility. Range Rules are posted on site and

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