Trap Range

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt in NE Polk County has a trap range. Polk County Conservation does not have any areas to shoot rifles or pistols.

The trap range at Chichaqua is a standard 16 yard/5 station setup with trap house. The trap house has a manually operated thrower. Cost to rent the range & house is $7 hour.  This is a flat fee - not per shooter.  . You may also rent just the range (no house) for $5/hour if you prefer to use your own thrower. Reservations should be made in advance by calling the Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt office at 515-967-2596.

Alternatively, the trap range can be used on a walk up basis.  There is a self pay station at the range. Simply fill out an envelope, insert your payment and drop in the payment tube.  Of course, walk-up users must yield to those having reservations and you must bring your own thrower.

We do not sell ammunition or clay targets. 

Trap Range Rules

  1. Users under age 18 must have a responsible adult present
  2. Shooting hours- 8 a.m. – sunset
  3. Range for shotgun/shot shell use only- no slugs, rifles, muzzleloaders, or handguns allowed
  4. Shooting permitted on designated range only
  5. Alcohol is prohibited on the trap range and surrounding area
  6. Safety glasses and hearing protection are strongly suggested
  7. The responsible individual for a party must fill out all paperwork accurately, clearly, and completely.
  8. Lead shot allowed on trap range only
  9. Individuals and groups may use the area without reservations, but must yield to groups holding reservations.
  10. All trash must be hauled out by users
  11. Misuse of the trap range or violations of rules or laws will result in the suspension of shooting privileges.