Pelham, TN – Elk River Training Center

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4626 SR 50
Pelham, TN 37366

Upcoming Events


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: IBC - no range fee. Appleseed range fees $30/weekend. KD range fees ($20/day for one-day KD).

Camping Available:

Bunking in the clubhouse (sleeping bag, cot, or air mattress) permitted at $20/night.


Numerous available in Suwanee, Monteagle or Manchester, TN. About 20 minutes to any of them.

Food Outlets Nearest Range

No food on the range or restaurants close enough for lunch so please bring something for lunch.

Jim Oliver's Smoke House, 844 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356, (931) 924-2091 (15 minutes)

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant, 1236 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356, (931) 924-5550 (15 minutes)

Papa Ron's Pizza & Italian Steakhouse, 402 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356, (931) 924-3355 (15 minutes)


From Nashville:  Get on I-40 E/I-65 S.  Follow I-24 E to TN-50 E/US-64 in Pelham.
Take exit 127 from I-24 E (80 miles).  Turn left onto TN-50 E/US-64 (3.5 miles).
Destination will be on the right.  Watch carefully for the sign.

From Chattanooga:  Get on I-24W.  Follow I-24 W to TN-50 E in Pelham.
Take exit 127 from I-24 W (53 miles).  Merge onto TN-50 E (3.4 miles).
Destination will be on the right.  Watch carefully for the sign.

GPS: 35.321460,-85.860734

State Laws to be aware of:

State gun laws at the NRA:
State gun laws at GLBS:!/states/-gun-laws

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


1.  On Saturday:  registration will be begin at 8 am, and instruction promptly at 8:30.
2.  For traditional (25m) Project Appleseed events, both rimfire and centerfire (up to .30 caliber) are welcome on the line.
3.  Shooters should plan on a working lunch. No food is available at the range - so bring a bag lunch, beverages, and snacks as needed for the day.
4.  No alcohol permitted.

Known Distance Appleseed

This is an intermediate level class for centerfire rifle shooters.  Attendance at a traditional Project Appleseed clinic (25 meter event) is required prior to attending a Known Distance clinic.  This is not a beginner class for new centerfire rifle owners. This is a class for shooters who have some experience with their rifles but who desire to learn effective longer distance shooting. We will not spend a lot of time on fundamentals of shooting as we do at one of our Project Appleseed 25m events.

For more information contact:

Name: Marty Tate (Regulator on the Appleseed Forum) Email Address: Phone: 423-903-8826

Name: Elk River Training Center Phone: (931) 548-6272