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Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex

The Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Complex is a family-friendly shooting sports complex with a focus on safety and family fun located at Platte River State Park near Louisville.

This center features an archery range with a shooting tower, a 50-yard small bore rifle range, a trap range with 5-stand feature and an indoor 10-meter pellet gun range. The ranges were created with everyone in mind, regardless of size, ability or skill level.

2021 hours and events

Spring Season:

May 1 – May 23
Weekends only; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Summer Season:

May 29 – Aug 15
Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fall Season:

Aug. 21 – Oct. 3
Weekends only; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Winter Season:

Oct. 9 – Dec. 18
Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Download Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex flyer

Special Events

Rendezvous: Oct. 3; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Youth Hunter Education Challenge: Oct. 10; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Range will be closed to the public.)

NRA’s Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) provides a fun environment for kids 11-17 to improve their hunting, marksmanship and safety skills. Through its simulated hunting situations, live fire exercises, educational and responsibility events, YHEC helps build upon skills learned in basic hunter education courses and encourages safer, lifelong hunting habits. Participants must be a Hunter Education Graduate

From rifle, bow and muzzleloader shooting at life-sized targets, to wildlife identification, map and compass orienteering and more, YHEC participants can get hands-on training in six skill areas, giving them expertise in all methods of take and all types of game.

Participants will receive a free T-shirt, lunch, prizes & all equipment will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own shotgun with ammunition and archery equipment with their own arrows. Participants are welcome to bring their own shotgun with ammunition and archery equipment with their own arrows Pre-registration required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Veterans Appreciation Day: Nov. 13th; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thanksgiving: Nov. 26; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Archery on Fire: Dec. 4; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Yule Log: Dec. 18; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Winter Holiday: Dec. 24, 26, & 31; CLOSED

Call Platte River State Park for Group Rentals at 402-234-2217 or email tommy.stoltenberg@nebraska.gov.

Non-scheduled hours

Non-scheduled hours are available for educational programs, group outings and corporate events. To inquire about events and instruction during non-scheduled hours, email Christy Christiansen or call her at 402-471-5547.

Shooting rates

  • Pellet gun: $5 per person for four rounds (48)
  • Archery and atlatl throwing: $5 per person for 30 minutes
  • Personal archery equipment: $3 per person for 30 minutes
  • Sling shot: $3 per basket of ammo
  • .22 rimfire rifle: $5 per person per for two rounds (20)
  • Personal rimfire firearms: $3 per lane for 30 minutes
  • Shotgun: $5 per person for one round of 25; $7 per person for one round of 25 with range gun and ammo provided; additional $2 for 5 stand sporting clays
  • Hatchet throwing: $3 per person per half hour