Matsell Bridge Natural Area

Other Activities at Matsell Bridge Natural Area

Matsell Bridge Shooting Range
This regionally unique public facility features four shooting ranges open to the public. Distances are 15 , 50, 100, and 200 yards. The shotgun range closed in fall of 2013 and will not re-open at this location. The conservation board is looking into other options.

Locations

3716 Matsell Park Rd, Central City, Iowa

Features

A Permit is Now Required
 A permit is now required to use the range. Daily permits are available for purchase at an on-site kiosk for $10. Annual permits are available to purchase online through GetMeRegistered.com for $40. To go to the annual permit registration please click  HERE.

Hours

The range opens at 8 a.m. daily, closing times vary with the season:
6 p.m. - Opening through April 1
7:30 p.m. – April 1 thru Sept. 15th
6:00 p.m. – Sept. 16th until daylight savings time ends
4:30 p.m. – Daylight savings time end thru close for season
Ranges and shooting stations are available on a first come-first serve basis.
The range is closed during the months of January and February, it reopens when weather and ground conditions allow.

Closed

Pistol range may be closed periodically for law enforcement training.
The range is closed during the months of January and February, reopens when weather and ground conditions allow.
Open as conditions allow the remaining months of the year.

Fees

Daily permits are available for purchase at the range. The cost is $10/day. Cash or Check accepted. Look for the self-registration kiosk. Annual permits are available to purchase online through GetMeRegistered.com for $40. To go to the annual permit registration please click  HERE. The receipt printed from this website will serve as your permit. If you are purchasing a family permit please print a copy for each family member. Please have your permit with you during use of the range. A permit purchased in 2015 will remain valid for the entire 2015 calendar year..