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Lewis D. Whitaker Osceola Shooting Range

Updates:

In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines regarding large gatherings, this FWC-managed public shooting range will be closed until further notice. Please check back regarding the open/closed status before heading to the range.

The health and safety of employees and the Floridians and visitors we serve are a top priority for us. As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to impact our communities, we’re taking proactive measures to protect stakeholders, staff and volunteers. For questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, visit FloridaHealthCovid19.gov or contact the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 866-779-6121 or emailing COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

About this range:

This unsupervised facility is in the Osceola National Forest and offers rifle and handgun ranges and an elevated archery range.

Phone:

None

County:

Columbia

Location:

Forest Road 278 in the Osceola National Forest (197 NE National Forest Road 278, Lake City, FL 32055)

GPS Coordinates:

30°12’04.47”N

82°35’30.36”W

Menu:

  • 10-position 200-yard rifle range
  • 10-position 50-yard small bore rifle/handgun range
  • 10-position 50-yard handgun range
  • Elevated archery range with known distance targets

 

NOTE: Shotguns are strictly prohibited except if shooting shotgun slugs.

Cost:

Free

Hours:

Open daily from sunrise to sunset, except on Monday when closed until noon for maintenance

Closures:

Closed sunset to sunrise, and on Monday mornings until noon

Supervision:

This facility is not supervised

Amenities:

  • Target frames on the rifle and handgun ranges are provided. Shooters must bring targets to attach to the center of the frames. 
  • Restrooms are available.

 

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