The SCDNR operates multiple shooting ranges that are open for use during certain hours which are subject to change according to time of year, hunting seasons, etc. All SCDNR ranges are 100 yards or less. To confirm hours of operation, call the SCDNR Hunter Education office at 803-734-3995.
SCDNR Pickens County Range (Pickens Co.)
From Easley, take SC Highway 8 approximately 4 miles towards Pickens. Turn left on Breazeale Road. Drive 1/2 mile beyond SC Dept. of Transportation Maintenance Shop and turn left on Porter Rd. Go approximately 1/2 mile and turn left at the red gate. The range is located at the end of the gravel road.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM (EST). Closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, call 864-855-5747.
SCDNR James O. Thomason Shooting Range (Spartanburg Co.)
From Pauline, take SC Highway 215 approximately .5 mile east toward Glenn Springs. Turn left on Foster Mill Circle and drive 2.5 miles (paved road becomes gravel road). Range is on the left side of the road.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 9 AM -5 PM (EST). Closed Sun. and Mon.
For more information call 864-380-6276.
SCDNR Twin Ponds Range (Charleston Co.)
7492 Willow Hall Rd, Awendaw, SC 29429
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM (EST) Closed Sunday and Monday.
SCDNR Wateree Range (Richland Co.)
14068 Garners Ferry Rd, Eastover, SC 29044
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 9AM-5PM (EST) Closed Sunday and Monday. Range offers shooting opportunities for rifle, pistol, skeet, trap, five-stand, and sporting clays. There is a charge of $5 per 25 clay targets on shotgun ranges. For more information, call 803-240-7368.
SCDNR Belfast WMA Shooting Range (Laurens Co.)
6655 Highway 560, Kinards, SC 29355
Hours: Open Wednesday - Saturday. Daylight hours only, Sunday 2 PM - Dark Closed Monday and Tuesday.
SCDNR Palachucola Range (Hampton Co.)
Wednesday-Saturday: 8:00am - dark and Sunday 1:00pm - dark except during deer and turkey hunts. Dates are posted at the range or call 803-625-3569 for more information.
Manchester State Forest Shooting Range (SC Forestry Commission, Sumter Co.)
$5.00 per day or $25.00 per year. Hearing protection required. For more information, call 803-494-8196.
Hours: Open Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM and Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
US Forest Service Rifle Ranges
Cedar Creek Shooting Range (Oconee Co.)
Year round. Fully accessible to disabled visitors. Three of five shooting tables are under a shelter. For more information, call 864-638-9568 or fax 864-638-2659. Hours: Open Thursday - Sunday
Candy Branch Shooting Range (Abbeville Co.)
Year round, sunrise to sunset. Five firing lines with left or right benches including one accessible to disabled visitors. For more information call 803-637-5396 or fax 803-637-2273.
Beaverdam Shooting Range (Edgefield Co.)
Year round, sunrise to sunset. Eight open firing lines with left or right benches. For more information call 803-637-5396 or fax 803-637-2273.
Fairforest Shooting Range (Union Co.), Leeds Shooting Range (Chester Co.), Philson Crossroads Shooting Range (Laurens Co.), Indian Creek Shooting Range (Newberry Co.)
Year round, day use. All have six firing lanes, left and right benches are available, including one bench accessible to disabled visitors. For more information call 803-276-4810.
Boggy Head Rifle Range (Berkeley Co.)
Year round, daylight hours only. Shooting tables, including one fully-accessible to disabled visitors. For more information call Francis Marion Ranger District office at 843-336-2200.
For additional shooting ranges visit http://www.dnr.sc.gov/shooting/