The Matsell Bridge Shooting Range, located at 200 Range Lane (formerly 3716 Matsell Park Rd) Central City, Iowa is part of the Matsell Bridge Natural Area. The shooting range features a 200, 100, and the pistol only 15-yard range. These areas are open on a first come, first serve basis.
Shooting Range Permits
A Matsell Bridge Shooting Range permit is required to use the range. Ranges and shooting stations are available on a first come-first serve basis.
Daily shooting range permits
Daily permits can be purchased at an on-site kiosk for $10.
Annual shooting range permits
Calendar year annual permits are available for purchase online for $50. Once registration has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. This email is your permit. You must print and have this email posted at your shooting station. Annual permits can NOT be purchased on site.
A small archery area is available next to the 15-yard shooting range. Targets, which must be brought in by the user, may be placed in front of the termination berm. The annual permit/daily user fee applies.
The shooting range is closed January and February, then reopens when weather conditions allow, typically mid-March.
The shooting range opens at 8 a.m. daily, closing times vary with the season:
4:30 p.m. - March (when conditions allow for opening) until daylight savings time begins
6:00 p.m. - March after daylight savings time begins
7:30 p.m. - April through September 15
6:00 p.m. - September 16 until daylights savings time ends.
4:30 p.m. - Daylight savings time end through December 31.
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