The Department of Natural Resources will reopen portions of the Rose Lake State Wildlife Area shooting range in Clinton County – which had been closed for the construction of a new handgun range – on Saturday, June 30. The construction work, originally scheduled to be finished by July 12, was completed ahead of schedule.
The new handgun range features five covered, accessible stations where visitors can shoot their handguns at 10 yards.
“This and other upgrades at the Rose Lake range – including new concrete sidewalks and automatic clay target throwers available Sundays during the summer months – make it a great destination for Michigan shooters,” said Dennis Fox, DNR Recruitment and Retention Section manager.
Funding for all of the recent renovations at Rose Lake shooting range come from a combination of sources, including the Natural Resources Trust Fund, federal Pittman-Robertson Act funds and state restricted funds (shooting range program income).
Located at 14500 Peacock Road, between Stoll and Clark Roads in Bath, the Rose Lake shooting range also offers a rifle/pistol range with 10 stations each at 25, 50 and 100 yards; a hand trap range with 10 stations; and an archery range where targets may be set up from 10 to 70 yards.
The range is open Nov. 16-Sept. 30 five days per week, Thursday through Monday. From Oct. 1-31, the range is open six days per week, Wednesday through Monday. From Nov. 1-15, the range is open seven days a week. The range hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information about the Rose Lake State Wildlife Area shooting range, please call 517-641-7801 or visit www.michigan.gov/shootingranges.
Shooters are reminded to bring eye and ear protection and approved targets with either a bull’s eye pattern or a depiction of legal game. Shooters under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult.