Matsell Bridge Shooting Range

March 21st , 2014 — Matsell Bridge Shooting Range Now OPEN

The 50 & 100 yard range cells at Matsell Bridge shooting range are open for the 2014 season.  The range opening was delayed this year due to the unusual amount of snow and ice that persisted throughout most of March.   The 200 yard range cell will remain closed until modifications can be made to this cell. Planning and engineering work is underway to modify the 200 yard range cell and we will be taking bids for the Conservation Board to review at its April meeting.  Assuming bids are within budget, we hope to complete the work on the 200-yard range cell and reopen it later this year.

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.

The Orientation Class for the 50-Yard Range is no longer required.

The range opens at 8am daily, closing times vary with the season:
6:00 PM – March 1st until daylight savings time starts
7:30 PM - Daylight savings time start thru Sept. 15th
6:00 PM – Sept. 16th until daylight savings time ends
4:30 PM - Daylight savings time end thru March 1st

Ranges and shooting stations are available on a first come-first serve basis.
This facility is located at 3716 Matsell Park Road, Central City, IA 52214.
For a map of Matsell Bridge Natural Area, click here.

See calendar below for 50-yard range availability

Opens at 8:00 AM daily.
Closing times vary according to seasonal daylight availability as follows:

  • 6:00 PM – March 1st until daylight savings time starts
  • 7:30 PM - Daylight savings time start thru Sept. 15th
  • 6:00 PM – Sept. 16th until daylight savings time ends
  • 4:30 PM - Daylight savings time end thru March 1st

Pistol range may be closed periodically for law enforcement training.

It is the goal of Linn County Conservation to have a safe facility. Range Rules are posted on site and are available by clicking the link below:
SHOOTING RANGE RULES 2013
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