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Update on Camden County Gun Range

Construction continues at the site of the Camden County Gun Range.

The location of the recreational gun range is next to the Camden County Landfill off Highway 110.

According to Public Information Officer, James L. Bruce, the gun range’s Phase I development is expected to open between March and April of 2019. Bruce also said that the road into the gun range is being constructed and land has been cleared from some of the range locations. The Georgia Department of Corrections will be assisting with some of the building in the coming months, according to Bruce.

In previous public meetings, memberships were discussed. Bruce told AllOnGeorgia-Camden via email that memberships applications will be made available in the coming months as opening day approaches. Fees for membership have yet to be determined and finalized.

The construction of Phase I broke ground in May of 2018. Bruce stated that berms are being created around the site.

The County has spent about $382,000 for the first phase of the project and approved a contract to MMI Construction for the building of Phase I.

The County received a $750,000 Georgia Shooting Range Development Grant for the Camden County Range Project. The 75-25% grant was approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency on September 1, 2015, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requires the other 25% to be provided either as a cash or in-kind match.

In addition, a $25,000 National Rifle Association is part of the grant package to fund the range totaling over $1million in investment. In April 2017, Commissioner Gary Blount proposed an additional line item of $125,000 to help offset initial setup costs.

 

Related article from May –

Camden Co. gun range construction breaks ground on Phase I

 

Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Butch

    November 9, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Phase I was supposed to have been completed by November 1st. What is the delay.

    • James Ludlow

      February 27, 2019 at 8:15 pm

      I think it all went to the space launch boondoggle.

  2. Ron

    February 3, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Please provide a map or GPS grid of the location. I’m happy to see Camden county stepping up to the plate. I have lived in Nassau county Fl for over 25 years hoping for a range, with no range in sight. I can see myself and many others driving to Camden county. We have pretty much given up on Nassau county. Even as a Hunter safety instructor we have to use a small private outdoor pistol range for our students. When the owner will make it available.

  3. John Caplinger

    June 26, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    What’s the latest on this?

  4. Tom baker

    July 2, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Have we got a date yet? When the range will open. Thanks

  5. William

    September 16, 2019 at 10:24 am

    When is the Camden county gun range going to open

  6. Henry Meguess

    November 13, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Is the gun range open yet?

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