The Chestnut Mountain Shooting Range on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests provides hunters and sportsmen the opportunity to hone their skills.
Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests Annual Passes are valid at the Chestnut Mountain Shooting Range.
A pass is required per shooter and covers the use of the specified Shooting Ranges.
A full list of target shooting rules and regulations are listed here.
This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once on-site, follow the posted instructions.
For additional information, you can download and sign into the free Recreation.gov mobile app on Android or iOS prior to your arrival as some remote areas have no cellular service: https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app
How to pay on location:
At a location with internet service, download the Recreation.gov app and create an account. Once you have the Recreation.gov app and an account on your mobile device you can pay without internet service at this range. When at the range, open your Recreation.gov app. Click the Scan function within the app on your device. The app will access your phone's camera. Scan the QR code on site using the app. Follow the prompts to pay. Once again, no internet service is needed as long as you have and use the Recreation.gov app. These instructions are also on site.
If purchasing your Pass on-site, no printed copy of the pass will be available. Instead, your license plate number will be used to confirm compliance.
A pass is required per shooter and covers the use of the Shooting Range. You must enter the names for each shooter and a license plate for each vehicle that will be at the range. Passes can be downloaded to each shooter's phones, and/or printed ahead of time and carried onto the range. You can enter separate emails for each shooter, or the purchaser can forward to an email or text the pass to each shooter.
Sumac Shooting Range is closed Tuesday mornings for cleaning and maintenance. Chestnut Shooting Range is closed all day Sunday.
This pass is valid until 11:59 PM of the date listed on the pass, and only for the date and vehicle specified for this pass. If you no longer have the vehicle associated with the Annual Pass, you need to come into an office and get a physical pass.
A full list of target shooting rules and regulations are listed here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/conf/recreation/otheractivities/?recid=10454&actid=106
Passes are non-transferrable between shooters, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.
A state driver's license must be available to show during a law enforcement compliance check.
Cell phone connectivity on the forest may be limited, plan ahead.