Knight Trail Park Pistol and Rifle Range

Target Shooting Knight Trail


About this range:

This public shooting facility offers supervised rifle and handgun ranges. It is owned and operated by Sarasota County with oversight provided by the FWC. The range was created to offer target shooting enthusiasts a place to gain skills and knowledge for safe, responsible firearms handling and target shooting.


941-486-2351 or 941-861-5000




3445 Rustic Road, Nokomis, FL  34275

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  • 15-position 100-yard rifle range
  • 9-position 50-yard rifle/handgun range
  • 24-position 25-yard handgun range
  • 16-position 12-yard handgun range


$11.95 per day. Youth under 18 pay $9 but must be accompanied by an adult. A two-year pass with 25 visits is also available for $197.95.

Forms of payment:

Cash and all major credit cards


9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday


Closed on all holidays recognized by Sarasota County


The rifle and handgun ranges are supervised by range safety officers and volunteers. 


  • Target frames on the rifle and handgun ranges are provided. Shooters must provide approved targets. 
  • Concession store has targets, restrooms and drinking water, along with other convenience items for sale.


  • Sarasota Trap Skeet and Sporting Clays (941-488-3223) is in Knight Trail Park adjacent to the rifle handgun ranges.
  • Lekatchka Archery Club (941-488-3223) is in Knight Trail Park adjacent to Sarasota Trap Skeet and Sporting Clays.

Both of these clubs are separate and operated apart from the rifle and handgun ranges by nonprofit organizations in conjunction with Sarasota Parks and Recreation.

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FWC Facts:
The Hunter Safety Mentoring exemption encourages experienced hunters to teach novice hunters about safety, ethics, wildlife, hunting skills and respect for Florida's outdoors.

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