About Camp Perry, OH
Camp Perry resides on the southwest shores of Lake Erie, and has been in operation since 1909. Originally constructed as a competition ground for the National Matches rifle marksmanship contests, this northern Ohio camp saw its first military action as a training ground for Army officers during World War I.
Given its history as a shooting range, it should be no surprise that Camp Perry is home to the worlds largest outdoor shooting range. The Small Arms Firing School located at Camp Perry trains over a thousand people per year, and is run by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit.
Camp Perry was named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, a celebrated naval commander who served during the War of 1812. Current units garrisoned at Camp Perry include the 213th Ordinance Company, 372d Missile Maintenance Company, as well as members of the Ohio Naval Militia and Ohio Military Reserve.