Shooting Ranges

Please Note:
Range will be closed in observance of the State Holiday May 10, 2022.

SCDNR - James O. Thomason Firing Range

Address: Spartanburg, SC  29302
Location: Latitude:  34.85093
Longitude:   -81.84408
County: Spartanburg
Phone: 864-380-6276
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and State Holidays.
The range is closed the Tuesday after a State Holiday on Monday.


James O. Thomason Firing Range is a supervised range that is owned and operated by SCDNR in Spartanburg County. The range provides a 100 yard rifle range with 5 positions, a 200 yard rifle range with 10 positions, a 25 yard pistol range with 9 positions and two archery positions. Visitors under the age of 16 must be under the direct supervision of an adult.

Please Note:
Visitors must provide their own paper targets and target stands as well as eye and ear protection (required). Target stands may be either wood or plastic (no metal) and shall be designed to position the bottom of the target a minimum of 40 inches off the ground and the top of the target no higher than 60 inches above the ground.


From Pauline, take SC Hwy. 215 approximately 1/2 mile east toward Glenn Springs. Turn left on Foster Mill Circle and drive 2.5 miles (paved road becomes gravel road). Range is on the left side of the road.

Range Information

Range Type: Outdoor
Sporting Clays: No
Shotgun: Yes
Pistol: Yes
Rifle: Yes
Archery: Yes
Air gun: No

The information above is provided as a reference and is based on the last known information provided to SCDNR staff. Information and conditions may have changed since that time. Please contact in the event that the information has changed.