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The Chestnut Mountain Shooting Range, nestled in the scenic Johns Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Whitfield County, offers a unique and engaging outdoor shooting experience. This 100-yard range, with distances marked at 25, 50, and 100 yards, provides a perfect setting for both rifle and handgun enthusiasts. It’s important to note that visitors need to bring their own unbreakable targets. The range also includes a covered shed for added comfort and accessibility, accommodating various shooters.

Features of the Range

  • Location: Situated within the serene Johns Mountain WMA, Armuchee.
  • Facilities: Equipped with shooting benches, a covered shed, and accessible benches.
  • Range Design: A 100-yard range with intervals at 25, 50, and 100 yards.
  • Parking: Gravel parking available for up to 10 vehicles.
  • Amenities: Gravel path leading to restrooms and shooting shed.

Operation and Access

  • Payment System: The range has transitioned to a cashless system; visitors must use the app for payments.
  • Proof of Payment: Ensure to have proof of payment upon arrival; cell service may be limited.
  • Hours of Operation: Varies seasonally, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (May-Aug) and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sep-Apr), closed on Sundays.

User Reviews and Insights

Nearby Attractions The Chestnut Mountain Shooting Range is in proximity to various wildlife management areas and state parks, including Allatoona WMA, Cloudland Canyon State Park, and Red Top Mountain State Park, among others, offering additional recreational opportunities.

Additional Information

  • Fees: $5 per person daily, with an annual option available.
  • Contact: Hunter Services (706-557-3355), After Hours (404-291-8167).
  • Location Coordinates: N 34.6179, W -85.0459.



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Opening Hours

  • Monday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • SundayClosed