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Located just south of Booneville, the Buck Ridge Shooting Range is nestled within the northern section of the district, offering a serene and secluded environment. This facility provides six shooting benches for enthusiasts, ensuring adequate space for everyone. Accessibility is a strong point, with convenient parking options available for visitors.

Key Features:

  • Operating Hours: From sunup to sundown.
  • Fees: No charges for accessing and using the facility.
  • Usage Intensity: Medium, with peaks during and preceding the hunting season.
  • Availability: The range is open throughout the year.
  • Directions: From Booneville, take a southward drive of 3 miles on Highway 23. Then, turn left (east) onto Highway 116 for a mile, followed by a southeast turn onto Forest Service road 19 for 5 miles. Finally, turn left (east) onto Forest Service road 141 for a distance of 2.2 miles.
  • Nearest Town: Booneville, Arkansas.
  • Operator: Poteau-Cold Springs Ranger District. For more information, they can be reached at (479) 637-4174.

What Visitors Say:

  • The range is pristinely maintained and enjoys a quiet location.
  • Despite its seclusion, it doesn’t get too crowded.
  • A maximum range of 100 yards is available for shooting. Plus, there’s the added convenience of targets and clothespins provided by the park service.
  • With six shooting benches and an additional picnic table, visitors have ample space. However, as an unattended range, it’s essential to prioritize safety.
  • Though the setting is slightly remote, the experience is enjoyable, encouraging visitors to return.
  • Visitors should come prepared as the range is outdoors and might get cold during the early hours.
  • The free access from sunup to sundown makes it a favored spot for many.



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