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The Dixon Memorial Shooting Range, nestled in the Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area in Ware County, Georgia, offers a serene yet invigorating environment for firearms enthusiasts. Located just a short drive from Waycross, this range is notable for its easy accessibility and stunning natural surroundings.

Key Features:

  • Two shooting ranges: a 100-yard range and a 25-yard range.
  • Proximity to several Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), including Altama Plantation, Altamaha, Clayhole Swamp, Griffin Ridge, and others.
  • Accessible via a scenic route from Waycross, involving a journey on U.S. 1 South and GA Highway 177.

Operating Hours:

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or sunset (whichever is earliest).
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Fees and Pass Requirements:

  • Requires a Hunting License, Fishing License, or Lands Pass for range access.


  • Address: 5340 Crews Boulevard, Waycross, GA 31503.
  • GPS Coordinates: N 31.0944, W -82.2296.

Community Feedback:

  • The range is well-received for its separate pistol and rifle ranges, providing a diverse shooting experience.
  • Users appreciate the outdoor setting and the range’s maintenance by the State of Georgia.
  • Visitors are advised to bring their own targets and stands due to the absence of steel targets.
  • Safety is a shared responsibility as the facility is not always staffed. Cooperation among shooters is essential.
  • The range’s cleanliness and maintenance have been noted positively, though some visitors mention littering issues.
  • Staffing is limited to weekends, which has raised concerns about upkeep and safety on weekdays.
  • The approach road may have challenging terrain, as noted by a visitor who encountered a water hold and nearly got stuck.



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Opening Hours

  • MondayClosed
  • Tuesday 09:00 AM - 06:06 PM
  • Wednesday 09:00 AM - 06:06 PM
  • Thursday 09:00 AM - 06:06 PM
  • Friday 09:00 AM - 06:06 PM
  • Saturday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Sunday 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM