Day Trip Idea: “Plinking” For Free at Lake City’s Osceola Gun and Archery Range
Located near downtown Lake City, the Lewis D. Whitacre shooting range is a free and open to the public. It offers covered 25, 50 and 200 yard target ranges for rifles and pistols, as well as an archery range with a high stand. The range is open during daylight hours, but may be closed if there’s an FWC training exercise planned. To check regarding closures, call (386) 758-0525.
This is a very safety-oriented range, and volunteers do an excellent job of maintaining the grounds and targets. While there may be targets on the stands if volunteers are present, it’s not a bad idea to bring some self-stick (Shoot-n-See) targets for your own use. Shotguns and fully-automatic weapons ARE not allowed on the range.