Camping at the Walter Cline Range

The NMLRA is home to 4 large campgrounds that suit any budget and camping style.

Looking for full hookup camping so you don’t need to leave your RV? Our “Frontier Heritage” lets you camp with modern comforts with a striking view of the Pristine NMLRA Woods.

Wanting to camp out under the stars? Our Primitive campground is acres and acres of shaded campground perfect for unplugging and reconnecting with nature.



Contact Camping Administrator: Brenda Hooton – 812-667-5131 ext 223

The National Spring Shoot will be held June 8-16, 2019 and the National Championship Shoot will be held September 14-22, 2019. The annual membership meeting will also be held during the Championship Shoot in September.

Retaining Campsites

If you wish to retain the campsite you held the previous NMLRA National Shoot, you must send the full combined fee of $540.00 for both National Spring Shoot and the National Championship Shoot. This pays for the reservation of the campsite for both shoots. For the National Championship Shoot ONLY, the fee is $270.00. Campsites may not be retained exclusively for the National Spring Shoot.

Reservations may be made starting October 1, 2018 and the deadline for retaining a campsite and trailer lease (if applicable) is February 28, 2019. If you do not receive your confirmation by February 28, 2019, please call 1-812-667-5131 ext. 223 to confirm we have received your payment.

If you miss three consecutive shoots (June and September Nationals) you may not retain your campsite.

Unretained campsites are not assigned until after February 28. Please designate the area desired, size of camping unit, and shooting range interest. Fees are as follows: $30.00 per night per site (electric only). Full hookup $40.00 per night per site. (For up to 6 adults per site.)

Camping Rules & Information

The head of each immediate family or group, or any other individual must be a member in good standing of the NMLRA, and must register with the Campground Attendant.


Camping fees must be paid for each camping unit occupying campsites. The established rules and regulations will govern your conduct on the Walter Cline Range campground. YOUR PERMIT MAY BE REVOKED for violations of any of the rules and regulations. NO REFUNDS.

2) FEE

A Fee is collected in full for each site occupied. Fees are set by the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association.


Reserved campsites taken on pre-reservation basis after MUZZLE BLASTS publishes the date.


Camping is permitted only on the established campground or in emergency designated areas.  Check-In time is 12:00pm (noon) or later; Check-out time is 11am.


Subleasing of sites, tents, trailer and “skip occupancy” is prohibited.


Campsites must be cleaned daily and waste deposited in provided containers. Please wrap garbage and place in the nearest dumpster.


Pets are NOT permitted on NMLRA grounds, including Primitive and Frontier Heritage Area during the June and September Championship Shoots.


10:00 p.m.– 6:00 a.m. The Playgrounds are off limits to anyone during these hours.


The NMLRA is not responsible for any camping gear.


All campers must act with responsible behavior. Public intoxication, under the influence of drugs, fighting or excessive foul language will not be tolerated.


Absolutely no alterations are to be made to the grounds or to the campsite (Walter Cline Range) without prior written approval of the camping committee. This includes, but is not limited to, alterations to the service poles, breaker boxes, and burial of electrical conduit or wiring, addition of gravel, drainpipes, railroad ties, decks, and outbuildings. Any alterations such as gravel, decks, porches are at the cost of the member and must be approved before construction begins. Under no circumstances will any electrical work be done except by the Electrician of the NMLRA. Anyone violating this rule may be removed from the grounds. (Approved 9/2018)


Fireworks are prohibited at all times


Barn and Education Buildings are off limits to everyone except during scheduled programs.


No commercial exhibits are permitted in camping areas.


Gray or black water waste to be disposed of at the dumping station or held in your holding tank except in the Frontier Heritage Campground where the sewer is provided. This is also a State Campground rule in addition to the rules of the Health Department. Action will be taken immediately if gray or black water is discharged inappropriately.


The discharge of firearms, muzzleloaders, or air propelled projectiles, the throwing of knives or hawks and archery is expressly prohibited except in designated areas.


Cutting of trees, shrubs and growing plants is prohibited. Contact the Camp Shack for information on where to buy firewood. No firewood may be transported from another state or restricted areas due to Emerald Ash Borer.


Please note: Maintenance Staff will begin closing all bathhouses except the stone bathhouse and the bunker in primitive on or after October 1. They will be reopened approximately April 1. These dates are subject to change due to extreme cold weather.

19) Washing of vehicles, campers & RV’s is to be washed with bucket only. No washing of aforementioned from Friday prior to the shoot to the last Sunday of the shoot (Approved 9/14/10).

20) All units on campsites must be unplugged when camper leaves.  There is to be no electric plugged in when no one is occupying campsite (Approved 9/14/10).


Dishes and Antennas are not allowed on an NMLRA post or put on a separate post in the ground. They must either be on a tripod or attached to your trailer (Approved 6/14/11).

22) Storage of any vehicle, trailer, or similar property on the camping site is strictly prohibited.

23) Any mobile vehicles such as, but not limited to ATV’s, Golf Carts, Sport Utility Vehicles, etc. must only be operated by a licensed driver and must be insured.  In addition, you must obtain a ATV/Golf Cart/ SUV permit from the Camping Coordinator at the NMLRA Office (if during June or September Shoots from the Camp Shack) and provide a copy of your insurance. (Approved 9/2018).

24) Fire Pits

Firepits are to be maintained and placed on a bed of gravel or removable due to mowing safety (Approved 9/2018).

                                                                                               Revised 10/11/18