North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Foothills Public Shooting Complex

The Foothills Public Shooting Complex is a partnership between the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Cleveland County.  To help cover the costs associated with operating the range, Cleveland County collects a fee of $10 for a daily pass. The range is open to the general public, shooting sports teams and law enforcement for practice, training and recreational use.

It is universally accessible.

283 Fielding Rd., Cherryville, N.C. 28021

GPS Coordinates:  Do not use GPS coordinates to navigate to complex. Use actual address listed above instead.

Operating Hours:  9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday from March 1 to Oct. 31; 1:30 to 5 p.m., Sunday. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday from Nov. 1 to Feb. 28 (or 29); 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Amenities Include:  

  • 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 skeet/trap/pistol combo range
  • Practice archery and 3-D archery course
  • Family pavilion with restrooms, grills and covered seating  


Contact:; 704-447-8230

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Foothills Public Shooting Complex Range Rules

Foothills Public Shooting Complex Archery Rules

Temporary Range Closings

RangeSorted By Shooting<br>Range In Ascending Order
Reason for
John Lentz Hunter Education ComplexRichmond CountyAug. 11, 2018Advanced Workshop
John Lentz Hunter Education ComplexRichmond CountyAug. 18, 20184H Tournament
Wayne E. Smith Cold Mountain Shooting RageHaywood CountyJune 22-23, 2018Lead Reclamation

NCWRC Target

Shooting Range Target

Before you visit the range, be sure to click here and print a target!