Lewis D. Whitaker Osceola Shooting Range
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.
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About this range:
This unsupervised facility is in the Osceola National Forest and offers rifle and handgun ranges and an elevated archery range.
Forest Road 278 in the Osceola National Forest (197 NE National Forest Road 278, Lake City, FL 32055)
- 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.
Open daily from sunrise to sunset, except on Monday when closed until noon for maintenance
Closed sunset to sunrise, and on Monday mornings until noon
This facility is not supervised
- 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.