5245 South 8000 West Located off Wattis Road, 15 miles southwest of Price 435-650-7728 HOURS Thursday-Sunday 9:00 AM to Dusk (Closed All Holidays) Tour Details
- Cowboy Town
- Long Range
- Dry Camp
- Police Range
5245 South 8000 West
Located off Wattis Road, 15 miles southwest of Price
Thursday-Sunday 9:00 AM to Dusk
(Closed All Holidays)
The Castle Gate Town is a world class cowboy action shooting facility,that is open to the public. There are 15 shooting bays with building and props reminiscent of an old west town.There are over 200 steel targets of various sizes and shapes for pistol caliber and .22 long rifle weapons, from three to 50 yards.Just to the east of the Castle Gate Town is Buffalo Canyon, a long range shooting venue with steel targets set up from 25 to 400 yards and a three foot steel buffalo at 775 yards. Bucks Place is the cabin at the Castle Gate Town consisting of a kitchen/meeting area, running water, rest rooms and a pavilion with a capacity of up to 100 persons.In the commons area there are three pavilions for additional seating.The Castle Gate Town is the ideal venue for family parties, meetings, trainings, or just a day away. The local cowboy action shooting club, the Castle Gate Posse, holds shooting matches at the Castle Gate Town on the fourth Saturday of each month. The Castle Gate Posse hosted the 2008 & 2009 Utah Black Powder State Championship, for cowboy action shooting, as well as the Utah Cowboy Action Shooting State Championship in 2009, all at the Castle Gate Town.
There are four separate archery venues.First the sight-in/practice range, consisting of 4 x 4 block targets at 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 yards, for sighting in and practice with a steel deer at the 40 yard target for an extra challenge, and excelsior bale targets at 70, 80, and 90 yards.Second, there is an excelsior bale, field range with 28 targets going through a wash and sage brush flats, with targets from five to 80 yards. Finally, the two 3-D ranges. First, the flat range, consisting of up to 50 Rinehart 3-D targets with mule deer, white tail deer, elk, turkeys and dinosaurs, from three to 50 yards, and second 3-D challenge course with up to 25 Rinehart 3-D targets, which goes through gullies, washes, hill sides and vegetation.The flat range is for all skill levels, with the challenge course being designed for the more advanced archer.No broad heads are allowed at any of the archery ranges, field points only.
The Trap Range consists of a single, electric trap thrower with a 50 bird capacity. The trap thrower has the ability to wobble up and down, and left to right 45 degrees, and is activated with a remote button or foot pedal. There are five concrete shooting stations at 16 yards.
At the 100 yard range, there are 12 separate pistol shooting bays under a covered canopy, with a retrieving target system. Six of the bays go out to 80 feet and the other six go out to 100 feet.There is also a Steel Challenge Range with a variety of steel targets, including falling plates and dueling trees.The targets are from three to 50 yards and are for pistol caliber and .22 long rifle weapons only.
There is an enclosed shooting area at the 1000 and 600 yard ranges with radiant heaters. There are hard backers at 100 yards, 600 yards and 1000 yards, with portable target stands that can be set at any distance between 0 and 1000 yards.On the 1000 yard range there is an 8 X 8 steel plate at 1000 yards, 6 X 6 steel plates at 900 and 800 yards, and 4 x 4 steel plates at 700 and 600 yards. On the 600 yard range there are steel silhouettes, chickens at 200 yards, pigs at 300 yards, turkeys at 385 yards and rams at 500 yards. There are 18 steel gongs at the 200 through 900 yard lines..50 caliber rifles are welcome on the 1000 yard range. Golf carts are provided for transportation to and from the targets.
The Campgrounds: The campgrounds will hold up to 115 units, and is currently for dry camping only, as the range is unable to provide water or electricity at this time, however, there is an R.V. dump on site for the convenience of the campers.
The Main Cabin: This consists of the lobby, with animal mounts on loan from various local sportsmen, as well as free booklets and magazines for the shooting enthusiast. The main cabin also has a pro-shop, stocked with targets, portable backers, staplers, ear and eye protection, lead sleds, spotting scopes and hats with the north springs logo. Additionally, the main cabin has available class/meeting rooms with the capacity of up to 40 persons. The class/meeting rooms are also used for concealed weapons classes, held approximately once a month.The Campgrounds: The campgrounds will hold up to 115 units, and is currently for dry camping only, as the range is unable to provide water or electricity at this time, however, there is an R.V. dump on site for the convenience of the campers.
The law enforcement venue consists of an enclosed shooting area with radiant heaters, designed for pistol, rifle and shotgun use. There are target lines at 25, 50, and 100 yards, with turning targets, rising targets, running-man targets, a bobber range, falling plates and dueling trees. There is also the live fire hot house with three separate rooms and furniture.The targeting system is operated with air pneumatics and requires an operator to run the target system. The law enforcement venue is not open to the public.