KELSEY CREEK 528G
Mile High Target Tailgating
KELSEY CREEK 528G
Mile High Target Tailgating
Only an hour from Denver, Colorado Springs, or Castle Rock, the range is free to the public, no reservations required, and open daily from dawn till dusk. Closed 1st Monday of every month for maintenance except for holiday Mondays.
Kelsey Creek features a an exceptionally large berm backstop. There are no services or conveniences so please bring EVERYTHING you might need for tailgating and target shooting including target stands.
Set up your tailgate gear, targets, and target stands directly BEHIND your vehicle. Bring target stands and only use clay pigeons, cardboard, and paper targets manufactured for firearm use.
Please make a clear and obvious firing line with others. Everyone shoots SOUTH towards berm including skeet shooters. Communicate and work as a group to establish cease fires, cold ranges, and hot ranges.
Leave the range better than you found it. Take out an EXTRA bag or two of trash. Keep it Clean and Keep it Open.
Weather in Colorado can quickly change from a sunny day to light rain, chilly gusty winds, light snow fall, cold drenching thunderstorm and back to sunny skies. Take extra clothing for weather and altitude.
Visitors are responsible to ensure they understand and abide by all Federal Regulations, USFS Orders, Colorado State Laws, and Area Signage. Restrictions are enforceable by a fines and/or imprisonment. See Target Shooting Regulations below for more information.
This five-video series was created to help new and experienced target shooting participants have a safe and successful experience on public lands. From choosing a safe location to cleaning up afterward, each video in the series highlights an important aspect of target shooting.
Please watch video and complete these drills with Lena BEFORE coming out to the range.
Bring target stands and targets that are specifically designed and manufactured for firearm use. No EXPLODING targets.
Everyone must wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in particular eye and ear protection equipment.
Always include your First Aid Kit and tourniquet(s) with your gear anytime you head out to the range .
Incendiary or tracer rounds of any kind are NOT allowed. Shotgun shells with biodegradable or fiber wadding no larger than number 7 bird shot is recommended. Pick up your used shells and any plastic wadding.
Newbies should train with a professional instructor at a supervised and controlled facility before shooting on your own. Feel free to bring a certified instructor with you to the range. At a minimum, train with Lena before coming out.
If you observe ANY unsafe condition, then shout as loud as possible
Safety is everyone’s responsibility
No discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun...
•from or over a road, trail, path or body of water.
•in any manner or place where any person or property is exposed to injury or damage.
•into or within a cave.
•in or within 150 yards from a residence, building, campsite, trailhead, road, trail, structure, path, historical site, developed recreation area or occupied area.
•No possession of alcoholic beverages while discharging a firearm.
•Do not abandon any personal property.
•Pack out or properly dispose of all garbage.
•Only use clay pigeons, cardboard, paper, steel, or self sealing targets manufactured for firearm use.
•Use target stands with a safe backstop. NEVER place targets on vegetation or structures, such as: trees, logs, stumps, slash piles, fences, fence post, buildings, signage, or water tanks.
•Do not discharge a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun in a manner that is disturbing, injuring, or in any way damaging to an archaeological resource, structure, site, artifact, or property.
Look for all USFS Orders by Region, Forest, and Ranger District on their website.
•May not possess a firearm while under the influence of intoxicating alcohol or a controlled substance.
•May carry a firearm in a vehicle if its use is for lawful protection of such person or another's person or property. Colorado law also allows a person to possess a handgun in a dwelling, place of business, or automobile. However, when you carry the weapon into your home, business, hotel room, etc. it must be in plain view.
•May carry a weapon in your vehicle. However it is unlawful for any person, except a person authorized by law or by the division, to possess or have under his control any firearm, other than a pistol or revolver, in or on any motor vehicle unless the chamber of such firearm is unloaded.
See all Colorado Statutes
The following act is prohibited in Region 2:
•Using an explosive, which is any chemical compound, mixture, or device that has the primary or common purpose of which is to function by explosion (including exploding targets).
View all USFS RMR Orders
Jefferson County has vary few restrictions on target shooting.
See all Jefferson County Ordinances
•Only use cardboard targets, paper targets, manufactured metallic targets (metal targets specifically designed for firearms), manufactured thrown-type clay targets (clay pigeons), manufactured polymer ground-bouncing or self-healing firearm targets.
View all PNF Restrictions
•Only use targets specifically manufactured for shooting: Paper, Cardboard, Clay Pigeons.
•Proceed onto range with everyone wearing hearing and eye protection.
•Park your vehicle facing North in line with other vehicles.
•Shoot only South towards berm. This includes skeet shooting.
•Place target stands, targets, and all equipment directly behind your vehicle.
•Make a clear and obvious firing line with others.
•Work together as a group to establish cease fires, hot and cold range safety calls.
•Sling, holster, or place weapons in SAFE MODE during cold range safety call.
•Never handle any firearms while people are down range past the firing line.
•Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.
•Listen, understand, help communicate, and follow all SAFETY CALLS immediately.
•Treat every gun as if it is loaded.
•Never let the muzzle of a firearm point at anything you do not intend to shoot.
•Keep your finger off of the trigger until your sights are on the target and you are ready to shoot.
•Make sure of your target and what is beyond it confirming your backstop.
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We are devoted to improving one of the most beautiful recreational sport shooting location in the Nation. We care for the site, make improvements, and educate users about their responsibilities. We are an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit and registered charitable organization in the state of Colorado.
We meet the 1st Monday of every month except holiday Mondays. Please join us and help keep this mountain treasure open for all of us and future generations.
KEEP IT CLEAN KEEP IT OPEN
Your support will enable us to continue our clean up efforts, revitalize the area, and make improvements. Please consider volunteering and contributing to our cause with a donation. This is YOUR land. This is OUR land. Let's take care of it and give it some LOVE.
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Take US Hwy 285 South through Conifer. At traffic light in Pine Junction, turn left (South) on County Road 126. Go past NFSR 550 (Wellington Lake), then NFSR 528G is the next right at the bottom of the hill. Stop, read signs, and put on hearing & eye protection BEFORE entering.
Open during DAYLIGHT hours dawn till dusk. CLOSED the 1st Monday of every month for maintenance & improvements except holiday Mondays.
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