Renovations complete at Harrison State Forest Shooting Range
As part of an ongoing effort to upgrade and expand public shooting ranges, the Ohio Division of Wildlife and Division of Forestry have completed a $381,000 overhaul to Harrison State Forest Shooting Range. This included a $25,000 NRA Public Range Grant.
Upgrades include ...
- Expanding the shooting line from 7 benches to 12
- Raising the side berm and backstop height for safety
- Installing a new ballistic sand backstop that will make lead reclamation more efficient
- Covering the shooting line with a roof for protection in bad weather
- Addressing storm water drainage issues
- Installing a new asphalt parking lot and an ADA-compliant sidewalk
Harrison State Forest is located in Harrison County, approximately three miles north of Cadiz, east of State Route 9. The primary area lies north of County Road 13, while two smaller tracts are located south of County Road 13.
The 100-yard shooting range provides the public with an area to practice marksmanship or sight-in firearms. The range is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
In addition to the range, the area offers 20 miles of combined bridle and hiking trail plus two free campgrounds equipped with picnic tables, fire rings, and vault latrines. Seven family campsites are located at Ronsheim Campground while 20 sites accommodating family and/or horse campers are available at the Trailriders Campground.