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Moss Knob Shooting Range

average rating   Rated 4 out of 5.0 based on 1 member reviews.

Address: Goodensville Road

Franklin, NC 28734

Range Type: Pistol, Rifle

Hours: 30 minutes after dawn and 30 minutes before dusk

Days Open: Open year round.

Latitude: 35.20146 Longitude: -83.38146

Phone: 828 524-6441

Indoor: No

Outdoor: Yes

Maximum Distance: 150 yards

Firing Points: 4

Handguns Allowed: Yes

Rifles Allowed: Yes

Range Status: Open

Range Fee:

Daily permit fees are $3 per person, with the annual permit costing $25 per person. *Note: Purchasing the $25 annual permit will allow shooters to use all three ranges in Nantahala National Forest. Fee rules did not change for shooters under the age of 16. They are not required to have a permit, but must be accompanied by an adult and must provide identification, if asked.

Passes must be purchased before traveling to the range. Passes are available at: • Nantahala Ranger District Office, 90 Sloan Rd. Franklin, N.C. 28734;

Lakes End Grill, 17838 Wayah Rd. Topton, N.C. 28781;
Bryant Bait and Tackle, 18154 Wayah Rd., Aquone, N.C. 28781;
Carolina Mini Mart, 205 Sloan Rd., Franklin, N.C. 28734;
Caney Fork General Store, 7032 Highway 107, Cullowhee, N.C. 28723; and
Top Cats Grocery, 3275 U441 South, Sylva, N.C. 28779.

Range users must possess their passes when at the range. A pass holder and clip will be provided for season passes.


From Highlands/Franklin area turn off Hwy 64 onto Ellijay Road (SR 1001) in Macon County for 9 miles. Turn right on Goodensville Road ( also Forest Service Road 323) and follow signs 2.3 miles. From Cashiers/Cullowhee area turn off Hwy 107 onto Cullowhee Mountain Road for 9 miles. Turn right on Tilley Creek Road in Jackson County (SR1001) travel 5.5 miles. Turn left on Goodensville Road (also Forest Service Road 323) and follow signs 2.3 miles. For additional information contact the Nantahala Ranger District, 90 Sloan Road, Franklin, NC 28734, (828) 524-6441.

Range Rules:

Alcohol is prohibited. Stationary paper targets or manufactured silhouette targets only, no bottles, cans or other breakable targets. Skeet shooting is prohibited. Anyone under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult. Pick up all brass and dispose of properly. Handle your firearm with care. All fire arms must be action open and unloaded when entering and exiting the range. No fully automatic weapons or archery. Shoot only at the firing line, do not shoot across range. Check with other shooters to be sure all firearms are unloaded and down before entering down range. No spectators allowed at shooting benches on the firing line while shooting occurs. No tracer or incendiary type ammunition allowed. No wheeled vehicles beyond concrete pad except individuals with disabilities in wheeled units.

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Submitting member: Neil K

Submitted on: April 13, 2014

comfortable shooting

very nice place to spend the day shooting, and open year-round