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Range near middletown Ohio

Postby vigreen » Thu May 26, 2022 11:48 pm

Hey, don't know if this is in the right place but I am in the 324 mp unit out of middle town and I would like to take a couple of my guys to the range. Is there any thing close thats not 14$ an hr. and if so do you have any info on it? Thanks
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Re: Range near middletown Ohio

Postby Brian D. » Fri May 27, 2022 10:57 am

Welcome to our forums. What kind of firearms are you going to be using? That might narrow down your choices. Off the top of my head, the public outdoor range near Spring Valley seems like a place to think about. You can buy a one day or yearly pass at anyplace that sells hunting/fishing licenses. Since the facility has been upgraded, maybe you can purchase a pass there now.
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Re: Range near middletown Ohio

Postby Brian D. » Sun May 29, 2022 7:08 am

I'll be driving past Spring Valley today and can find out for sure about buying a pass on site. It's always seemed dumb that wasn't an option for so many years. Will also double check their hours and days of operation. They used to be open like 9a-5p regardless of how long it was light outside. Again, not great, but it's disappointing to expect brilliance from government at any level.
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Re: Range near middletown Ohio

Postby Brian D. » Sun May 29, 2022 5:11 pm

Okay here goes: Spring Valley is open Wednesday-Sunday 9am-5pm, March 1st through December 31st. You have to get a range pass online or wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold. I didn't ask about those prices, because it's certainly a better deal than any indoor by-the-hour places. Also, the range doesn't sell ammo, targets, eye and ear protection, etc. Parenthetically, I was disappointed to find the water fountains and men's bathroom sink turned off. By the looks of said signage, this stuff didn't happen in the last few days. Our tax dollars at work. :roll:
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Re: Range near middletown Ohio

Postby JEaton » Tue May 31, 2022 7:29 am

Brian D. wrote:Okay here goes: Spring Valley is open Wednesday-Sunday 9am-5pm, March 1st through December 31st. You have to get a range pass online or wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold. I didn't ask about those prices, because it's certainly a better deal than any indoor by-the-hour places. Also, the range doesn't sell ammo, targets, eye and ear protection, etc. Parenthetically, I was disappointed to find the water fountains and men's bathroom sink turned off. By the looks of said signage, this stuff didn't happen in the last few days. Our tax dollars at work. :roll:


One day pass is $5, annual pass is $24. (resident or non-resident)
You can buy the passes via the ODNR app or online here: https://oh-web.s3licensing.com/

Brian,
Were the fountains still shut down from COVID or did it look like something else going on?

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Re: Range near middletown Ohio

Postby Brian D. » Tue May 31, 2022 10:06 am

Joe, I don't have an answer, because I didn't ask. The sink in the men's bathroom was off, according to a sign that looked to have been there a spell. Just outside, the water fountains were off. No idea about the commode, didn't need to find out. There used to be a restroom in the pole building across the lot, but the door was locked and the sign was removed.

The big new classroom building has been locked every time I've checked, which admittedly has always been on Sundays.
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Re: Range near middletown Ohio

Postby JEaton » Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:15 am

Interesting, Ill have someone see why.

The old pole building is no longer public access, think it is all just storage and maintenance now.
Not sure what hours they have for the new training building.

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Re: Range near middletown Ohio

Postby Brian D. » Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:09 am

Joe, good of you to look into this. As far as the initial questions of this thread go, the OP registered here last Friday, posted the thread, and hasn't logged in since. Reckon I'm done here.
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Re: Range near middletown Ohio

Postby JEaton » Fri Jun 03, 2022 7:02 am

My contact there is out of town fishing but here was his reply.

Long answer, call me.
Short story yes they are having plumbing issues. Water fountain operational this morning. Porta potty added down by archery range. New smart sink being put in.


I am just glad it wasn't strictly left-over COVID nonsense.

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