Shooting Sports Complex
Shooting enthusiasts of all kinds visiting Logan County will want to set their sights on the Logan County Shooting Sports Complex. The complex, located at 12515 Highway 6 on the east side of Interstate 76 at the entrance to Sterling, opened in 2016. The volunteer-run facility is open from 7 a.m. to sunset, except during special events. The complex includes trapshooting, archery and rifle/pistol ranges that include both 1,000-yard and 600-yard ranges, as well as shorter yardage ranges with shooting benches. Annual memberships are offered, as well as day passes. Rules are posted at www.colorado.gov/pacific/lcssc.
Tee off at one of Logan County’s three golf courses. Sky Ranch Golf Course, located at 17408 Highway 14 on the west side of Sterling, is one of the five oldest courses in Colorado. Riverview Golf Course, just off I-76 on County Road 370, offers a relaxed golf experience with the option of professional instruction. For a shorter game, head east on Highway 6 to the 9-hole F&H Golf Course on the sandhills between Fleming and Haxtun, at 43355 County Road 30.
Sterling City Parks
Sterling boasts a plethora of parks that provide all the amenities you could ask for. On the west side of the city is Pioneer Park, which offers two playgrounds, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, a disc golf course, a nationally-recognized softball complex and over a mile of trails. Park space on the east side of Sterling includes the Overland Trail Recreation Area, home to the Kiwanis Fishing Pond, as well as the city’s river bottom property on the South Platte, where new trails are being developed. Columbine Park, on the south end of Sterling, offers plenty of open grass along with a playground, pavilions, a concrete walking path, veterans memorial and various pieces of public art.
In between these parks are over a half dozen neighborhood parks with various features, as well as other city-owned open spaces that offer a place to get outside and enjoy fresh air and sunshine.
Prewitt Reservoir SWA
The Prewitt Reservoir State Wildlife Area offers year-round recreation on the border of Logan and Washington counties. The reservoir itself is around 2,400 acre-feet when full, and is open to wakeless boating. The property offers deer, dove, squirrel and waterfowl hunting as well as warm water fishing. Camping is allowed except where posted. Anyone 16 and older accessing the SWA must have a valid hunting or fishing license or SWA pass.