Public Shooting and Archery Resources in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests

Our Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests are a favorite destination for many hunters, archers, and gun enthusiasts, including members of Georgia ForestWatch.

Are you interested in sharpening your skills? Here’s a handy list of state-run public shooting and archery ranges in the CONF, with links to useful information including hours of operation, contact information, maps, driving directions, fees and licenses required, and information on nearby parks, Wildlife Management Areas, and historic sites, provided by the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Cedar Creek Shooting Range in Putnam County:
242 Bradley Road Eatonton, GA 31024

Cedar Creek Shooting Range

The Cedar Creek Shooting Range is located on Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area in Putnam County. This range is made possible by a partnership with the USDA Forest Service and the Wildlife Resources Division. From Monticello: Take Highway 212 southeast for 12.6 miles to Bradley Road.

Chatuge Gun Club Range in Towns County:
GPS Coordinates: 34.85723, -83.77947

Chatuge Gun Club in Hiawassee, GA

Meetings are held 4 times a year, on the third Tuesday of the month,January, April (Annual Meeting), July and October.Meetings start at 7:00 pm at the Towns County Civic Center,67 Lakeview Circle (upper level), next to the Library in Hiawassee. Google Map Our next meeting will be October 15, 2019.

Chestnut Mountain Shooting Range in Whitfield County:
GPS Coordinates 34.6179, -85.0459

Chestnut Mountain Shooting Range

The Chestnut Mountain Shooting Range is located on John’s Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Whitfield County. From I-75: take exit 320 (Lafayette, Resaca exit). Turn left on Highway 136 and go approximately 5 miles, turn right where the 136 connector runs into Highway 136. Go approximately 0.26 miles and range is on the right.

Darnell Shooting Range in Rabun County:
GPS Coordinates 34.95602, -83.33376

Darnell Shooting Range

The Darnell Shooting Range is a very basic range with few developed facilities. There are 2 shooting benches but you must supply your own target structures on which to post your targets. The maximum target distance is 100 yards. No other distances are marked.

Oconee Archery Range in Putnam County:
5051 Liberty Church Road White Plains, GA 30678

Rich Mountain: Cartecay Tract Archery Range in Gilmer County:
106 Brett Dickey Memorial Drive Ellijay, GA 30536

Rich Mountain: Cartecay Tract Archery Range

The Rich Mountain: Cartecay Tract Archery Range is located on Rich Mountain: Cartecay Tract Wildlife Management Area in Gilmer County.

Rocky Mountain Archery Range in Floyd County:
4054 Big Texas Valley Road NW Rome, GA 30165

Rocky Mountain Archery Range

The Rocky Mountain Archery Range is located on Rocky Mountain Recreation & PFA in Floyd County.

Sumac Shooting Range in Murray County:
3195 Old Highway 2 East Cisco, GA 30708

Sumac Shooting Range

The Sumac Shooting Range is located on Cohutta Wildlife Management Area in Murray County. From Eton: Take Highway 411 N. Turn right on Highway 2. Go to the end of the pavement and pass Cohutta WMA entrance sign on the right. Continue to the top of the hill and the range entrance road will be on the right.

Unicoi State Park Air Rifle Range in White County:
1788 Highway 356  Helen, GA 30545

Unicoi Air Rifle Range

The Unicoi State Park Air Rifle Range is located in Unicoi State Park & Lodge in White County. Instruction opportunities are available. This range is made possible by a partnership with the Georgia DNR’s State Parks and Historic Sites Division and Wildlife Resources Division.