World Shooting Recreational Complex

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The State of Illinois and the Department of Natural Resources are proud to bring you the premiere 1,600 acre World Shooting and Recreational Complex (WSRC). This unique site is located in scenic Southern Illinois near the City of Sparta, close to three airports and less than 50 miles from three metropolitan area including St. Louis, MO. Visitors will have access to a variety of amenities from quaint local restaurants and shops to the bustling activities of the St. Louis area. 

The World Shooting and Recreational Complex is open for public use and organized events. Public hours for each shooting discipline are listed below on the calendar of events. If you are interested in hosting an organized event, whether it have a shooting component or not, please contact our main office. Please call (618) 295-2700 option 6, Monday-Friday, from 8:00a – 4:00p. As events are approved, they will be listed on our website calendar. Fishing is available on East, Derby, and RV Lake from sunrise to sunset. All camping reservations are made through; Full service spots available in the North Loop and Coneflower.

Thank you all for your continued support of the WSRC.


World Shooting and Recreational Complex

1 Main Event Lane
Sparta, Illinois 62286

Site Map of WSRC​​​​


Calendar of Events

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