Matsell Bridge Shooting Range

Matsell Bridge Shooting Range
A Permit is Required 
to use the range. Ranges and shooting stations are available on a first come-first serve basis.

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

Annual permits for the calendar year are available to purchase online for $40. Once the registration has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. This email is your permit. You must print and have this email on you while shooting at the range. 

Purchase your permit here.

It is the goal of Linn County Conservation to have a safe facility. Range Rules are posted on site and are available by clicking the link:  SHOOTING RANGE RULES


The range is closed January and February. Open all other months as weather conditions allow. 

The range opens at 8 a.m. daily, closing times vary with the season:

6:00 PM - March (when conditions allow for opening) 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 December 31


This facility is located at 200 Range Ln, Central City, IA 52214.

Map of Matsell Bridge Natural Area

Below is the availability of the 50-yard range only. The 50-yard range may be closed periodically for law enforcement training. The 15-yard, 100-yard, and 200-yard ranges will still be open for public use on a first come, first serve basis.  

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