Ortonville Shooting Range

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Welcome to the Department of Natural Resources-staffed Ortonville shooting range. You will notice continued improvements to our range. The renovations were funded by grants through the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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5380 Sawmill Lake Road (west of Paderock Road)
Ortonville, MI 48462
Map of Ortonville Recreation Area, Lapeer County
GPS: 42.88212N; 83.43028W

Hours of Operation
November 16 through September 30: 5 Days Per Week, Thursday through Monday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
October 1 through October 31: 6 Days Per Week, Wednesday through Monday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
November 1 through November 15: 7 Days Per Week
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


There are accessible shooting stations and pathways at 10, 25, 50, 100, and 200 yards at the Ortonville shooting range.

Rifle/Pistol Range  (rifles, muzzle loaders, handguns and shotguns with slugs only)
6 stations @ 200 yards
6 stations @ 100 yards
6 stations @ 50 yards
4 stations @ 25 yards
4 stations @ 10 yards
Note: Paper targets with a bulls-eye pattern or a depiction of legal game may be used. No human form silhouettes or metal targets. .50 Caliber BMG and larger center fire rifles are prohibited. Muzzleloaders larger than .80 caliber prohibited.

Hand Trap Range  (shotguns/clay targets)
4 stations
Note: Target and low brass shells with light loads only, 7 ½ - 9. Shooters are to bring a target thrower and clay targets. The first Saturday of each month (April through September) the hand trap range is reserved for a public clay target fun shoot sponsored by the North Oakland Sportsman Club. The fun shoot is a great opportunity to introduce your family to the shooting sports. Please contact the range for details and cancellations.

3-D Archery Range
8 stations
Targets include: elk, various deer, bear, turkey & coyote.
Yardage varies from 12 to 26 yards.
Note: No broadhead arrow shooting allowed. Crossbows are allowed.

Modern Restrooms

Range Fees
$4.00 per shooter (cash or checks only; credit and debit cards are not accepted), age 16 and older, per day. Shooters under the age of 15 shoot free. Shooters under the age of 16 must be directly supervised by an adult.

Recreation Passport is required for entry.

Programs and Classes
The range is available for youth groups and hunter education programs. Please contact the range at the telephone number listed above for information and scheduling.

Good to Know
Shooters are responsible for providing their own eye and ear protection, ammunition, and targets.
The Ortonville Shooting Range has accessible shooting stations.

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