Gastonia Skeet Range
About the Range
The Gastonia Skeet and Trap Range is located on the Rankin Lake Park property at the end of a gravel road, named after Bob and Pat Boyd, who operated the facility for many years. It is accessed from Tulip Drive.
Harrelson Yancey, Mayor from 1951-1955, started the first range on the eastern hill of Rankin Lake Park. Later the range was moved to the west side of Rankin Lake, on the opposite side of the lake from the park. For a number of years the range was operated by the Gastonia Police Department. Several years ago, the Parks and Recreation Department took over the operation.
The facility has three range units: one skeet, one trap, and one combination range.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 January 2010 11:39 )