Shooting Pavilion

Contact:  Ed Strickland - or Karen Fountaine -

To offer a new shooting opportunity, Deep River added the Shooting Pavilion for members. An eight-lane, covered pistol range that allows shooting up to 40 yards from the firing line. The Shooting Pavilion can accommodate most caliber handguns.

(The only rifle caliber permitted is .22 rimfire. Orientation is required before usage, and can be scheduled Wednesday through Sunday.)

The Shooting Pavilion is open to members for a daily lane fee of $14. Family members, husband, wife, and dependent children under age 22 accompanied with the member shoot for $7 each. Shooting is permitted as long as the member stays on Deep River property, and is guaranteed for 1 hour.


Members can also purchase a discount card for use by all family members who are covered by the membership. Discount cards of 10 prepaid Shooting Pavilion fees are available for $126.


Deep River allows members to bring guests to the Shooting Pavilion. A member can bring a maximum of two guests on any given day. Guests will be required to complete the safety orientation program. Guest lane fee is $24 plus a onetime $10 orientation fee. Guests who are students or active duty military can shoot for $21 plus a onetime $10 orientation fee.


NON MEMBERS can acquire access to shoot at our Shooting Pavilion through one of three ways (all three require that guests go through our range orientation, available Wednesday through Sunday).

  • NON MEMBERS can be a guest when accompanied by a member. (Members can bring up to two guests per visit.)

  • NON MEMBERS can do a private lesson with our instructor.

  • NON MEMBERS can take the concealed carry handgun class at Deep River.

Upon successful completion of the orientation, the NON MEMBER will receive a Shooting Pavilion Privilege punch card that will allow a total of four additional visits. The NON MEMBER lane fee of $24 will be charged each visit.  The NON MEMBER must bring the privilege card to be punched each visit, no exceptions.


Only the person named on the privilege card is eligible to use that card, but we hope that after four visits he or she will consider joining the Deep River family so that spouse and dependent children under 22 can be made eligible to use the Shooting Pavilion for handgun or .22 caliber rimfire rifle target shooting.


The Shooting Pavilion is available for private parties. The host must employ a Deep River shooting instructor as the Range Safety Officer for the duration of the party. The cost of the instructor is $100 per hour (15% discount for members). Lane and orientation fees apply as well.

Eye and ear protection are required.  Handguns are available for rent and ammunition is available for purchase. Click here for a complete set of Shooting Pavilion rules.

Deep River Sporting Clays & Shooting School offers a variety of instruction opportunities for handgun training. We have private instruction to NRA-approved classes in Basic Pistol and Personal Defense, and the North Carolina Concealed Carry Training class.