Please note the range is currently undergoing maintenance and improvements. Parts of the range are closed during this time. Please watch the Matsell Bridge Shooting Range Project page for updates on the construction and timeline.
While the Matsell Bridge Shooting Range is closed, many users are looking for alternate options. One option is the North Linn Fish & Game Club. It is a membership range ($40.00 annually). There is a short pistol range, 100 yard and small 200 yard range. Shooting benches are available. There is also a trap/skeet range. With a paid membership, users receive a key to the gate.
This regionally unique public facility features four shooting ranges open to the public on a year round basis: 50-yard pistol range, 100 and 200-yard ranges, and a trap shooting range. Ranges and shooting stations are available on a first come-first serve basis – restrictions apply for the 50-yd. pistol range.
A short orientation course is required before the public may use the 50-yard range. Orientation classes are offered the first Saturday of each month April through October starting at 9:00 AM. Orientation takes approximately one hour. There is no registration required.
This facility is located at 3716 Matsell Park Road, Central City, IA 52214.
For a map of Matsell Bridge Natural Area, click here.
Opens at 7:00 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 February
Pistol range may be closed periodically for law enforcement training. For a range calendar see below.