Young man shooting rifle at Ortonville Shooting Range

Ortonville Shooting Range

The Department of Natural Resources-staffed Ortonville shooting range offers a safe shooting environment for you and your friends and family, with customer-friendly, highly trained employees and amenities like a handgun range and modern restrooms.

You will notice continued improvements to our ranges. These renovations are funded by grants through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

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Location and Contact »

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

Hours and Fees »

Nov. 16 through Sept. 30: Five Days Per Week, Thursday through Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Oct. 1 through Oct. 31: Six Days Per Week, Wednesday through Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Nov. 1 through Nov. 15: Seven Days Per Week
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Range fees are $4 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.

Offerings »

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 at 200 yards
6 stations at 100 yards
6 stations at 50 yards
4 stations at 25 yards
4 stations at 10 yards

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 various large and small game with bag targets. Yardage varies from 12 to 26 yards.

Note: No broadhead arrow shooting allowed. Crossbows are allowed.

Modern Restrooms

Know Before You Go »

Shooters are responsible for providing their own eye and ear protection, ammunition, and targets. No human-form silhouettes or metal targets are allowed.

Shooters under the age of 16 must be directly supervised by an adult.

Firearms must be unloaded and cased in order to enter the range.

The Ortonville Shooting Range has accessible shooting stations.

See DNR Shooting Range Rules for more information.

Programs and Classes »

The range is available for youth groups and hunter education programs. Please contact the range at 248-627-5569 for information and scheduling.

Photos »

DNR shooting range officer with range visitors - man and boyOrtonville shooting range photos