Central City, IA – Matsell Bridge Shooting Range

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3716 Matsell Park Road
Central City, IA 52214

Upcoming Events

  • No events in this location
  • Website: www.mycountyparks.com/County/Linn/Content/Matsell-Bridge-Shooting-Range.aspx

    Both Centerfire and 22 Rimfire rifles are normally allowed at this location. Please check each particular event for details though since some events have different requirements.

    Please Read: How to Prepare for an Event

    Safety Notice:

    Rifles must be cased and left in vehicle until after the Safety Briefing. Do Not bring your firearms out until instructed to bring them to the firing line. No loaded firearms on the range unless on the firing line and load command has been given. Eye and ear protection required. No illegal firearms are allowed. Some ranges are .22 rimfire only. At ranges that allow centerfire no rifle cartridges over 8mm cal or handgun cartridges over .45 cal are allowed.

    Range Fee: $10 per person per day

    Camping Available: Primitive camping available on site.

    Hotels: See TripAdvisor


    From Central City, Iowa
    Drive east on Sawyer Road approximately 4.6 miles
    Turn right and head south on Prairieburg Road for approximately 4.8 miles
    (Note - Prairieburg Road becomes Buffalo Ridge Road at about 2.7 miles)
    Turn right onto Hark Road and travel approximately .5 miles
    Turn left onto Matsell Park Road and travel approximately 1.5 miles to the range.

    From Marion, Iowa (Starting at junction between highway 13 & 151)
    Travel east on  151 approximately 10 miles
    Turn left on Quaker Lane and travel 1.5 miles. At the T, turn left onto Fairview Rd
    Follow Fairview for 0.4 miles, then turn right onto Stoney City Rd for 1.6 miles
    Turn right onto Matsell Park Rd and travel 1.7 miles to range.

    GPS: 42.131325,-91.379349

    State Laws to be aware of:

    State gun laws at the NRA: nraila.org/gun-laws/state-gun-laws/.aspx
    State gun laws at GLBS: gunlawsbystate.com/#!/states/-gun-laws

    It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all and Federal Firearms Laws.


    For more information contact:

    Name: IA State Coordinator Email Address: IA@appleseedinfo.org