Licklider Shooting Complex

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This county-owned property has a long history of being managed by a local conservation & environmental education-oriented group known as the Little Sioux Wildlife Association.  The management of the property was transferred to the Cherokee County Conservation Board in 2023 and named the Licklider Shooting Complex. This 50-acre property currently consists of a rifle/pistol range with 25, 50, and 100 yard shooting distances. 


Future improvements will come in the form of new shooting tables, new roof on the 100 yd shooting shelter, development & installation of a 50 yd shooting shelter, updated electrical in the buildings, and a rentable three season day-use facility. Depending on future funding sources, there are plans to develop a trap area and archery range with 3-D target trail.

Household permits are $40/year

Daily permits are $5/day per person

Purchase annual permit HERE!

Purchase daily permit HERE!

Please read the park's Rules and Regulations. 


This property is located at 5949 Little Sioux Rd, Cherokee, IA.

It is approximately 5 miles south of Cherokee on River Rd, turn East on 590th, then a quick turn South down Little Sioux Rd. The property borders River Road Conservation Area.


This property currently consists of:

  • 50 acres
  • ADA accessible rifle/pistol range with 25/50/100 distances

Operating Hours & Seasons

The range is open from sunrise to sunset

March 2-December 22, weather dependent 


The range will be closed from sunset to sunrise

It is also closed from December 23 to March 1, weather dependent