Lee Kay Public Shooting Range Holding 2024 Open House to Showcase Facility


Photo Courtesy of the Utah DWR

DWR News Release

SALT LAKE CITY —  Whether you are a regular customer or you have never been, the upcoming open house at the Lee Kay Public Shooting Range is a great time to visit the facility. You’ll have the opportunity to enhance your skills and try various types of shooting during a day full of exciting events.

Located at 6000 W. 2100 South in Salt Lake City, the Lee Kay Public Shooting Range is the only outdoor shooting range in the Salt Lake Valley, and is one of two shooting range facilities owned and operated by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

The range has undergone various expansions and renovations since it was opened in 1981. Currently, it offers a variety of amenities, including:

  • A 100-, 200- and 300-yard rifle range

  • 25- and 75-yard ranges with multiple lanes for handgun, rimfire, muzzleloader and rifle use

  • Trap shooting

  • Skeet shooting

  • Five-stand shooting

  • An archery range with 15 lanes, ranging from 20-90 yards

  • A 934-acre dog training area with upland game and waterfowl habitats

  • A bird-watching area, complete with gazebo, on the north side of the property

The Lee Kay Public Shooting Range open house will be held Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of events and clinics will be held throughout the day to help visitors enhance their shooting and hunting skills, including:

  • A trap and skeet shooting clinic

  • A mini-archery challenge

  • Dog training demonstrations

  • Talking with law enforcement conservation officers

Free entry to the rifle, handgun and archery ranges will be offered on June 15 during the open house. Visitors can also purchase one discounted round of shotgun shooting that day (choosing between trap, skeet or five-stand shooting).

Participants are encouraged to register on Eventbrite in advance. Visitors of all ages are welcome, but youth who are 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at the event.

On average, the Lee Kay Public Shooting Range receives roughly 50,000 visitors a year to its various ranges. Over 1 million clay targets are thrown each year at the shotgun ranges. You can learn more about the history of the Lee Kay Public Shooting Range on the DWR website.

“We really enjoy the members of the public who visit, and our volunteers and staff who help run the ranges,” Lee Kay Public Shooting Range Manager Blanche Smith said. “They are great people who are passionate about the outdoors and shooting sports. I love introducing people to target shooting and seeing their faces light up when they hit a target for the first time. We are the last outdoor shooting range in the Salt Lake Valley, and we realize the importance of offering a safe, controlled environment for the public to come participate in shooting sports. This facility is an invaluable asset for residents along the Wasatch Front.”

The range is open Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the rifle and handgun ranges and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the shotgun and archery ranges, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If there’s a range you hope to use on a particular day, you should call in advance to make sure it will be open. Admission is $6 for an adult day pass and $3 for a youth day pass (for those 15 and younger). Fees for trap, five-stand and skeet rounds can be found on the DWR website.

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