Man shooting handgun at shooting range

The Department of Natural Resources-staffed Rose Lake 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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News and Updates - includes closures »

The Ortonville, Pontiac Lake, Rose Lake and Sharonville shooting ranges will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 15. The ranges will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 18. 

Location and Contact »

Between Stoll and Clark Roads
14500 Peacock Road
Bath, MI 48808
Map of Rose Lake State Wildlife Area, Clinton County
GPS: 42.80594N; 84.37581W

Hours and Fees »

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

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

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

No fees at this time.

Offerings »

Rifle/Pistol Range (rifles, muzzle loaders, handguns and shotguns with slugs only)
10 stations at 100 yards
10 stations at 50 yards
10 stations at 25 yards
5 stations at 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 and muzzle loaders larger than .80 caliber are prohibited.

Hand Trap Range (shotguns/clay targets)
10 stations

Note: Target and low brass shells with light loads only, 7 ½ - 9. Shooters are to bring a target thrower and clay targets.

Archery Range 
Archery targets may be set up from 10 to approximately 100 yards.

Note: Shooters may bring their own targets, which must be removed when finished, or use the targets provided. 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 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 517-641-7801 for information and scheduling.

Photos »

Rose Lake shooting range photosrifle and handgun shooters at the shooting range