Offering 28 miles of nearby horse trails, Whetstone Horse Camp is a great getaway for horseback riders who like to ride and camp. It serves as a base camp for riders on both the Rocky Gap (South Carolina) and the Willis Knob (Georgia) horse trails.
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Reserve sites up to six months in advance at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777.
Fees are $12 per day per site for single sites, and $24 per day for double sites. A reservation fee of $10 will be added per site. Horse trail and day-use parking have no fee.
Organized or advertised rides require a special-use permit and route approval by the district ranger.
Horses must be kept away from camp sites. Stay is limited to 14 days. Blocking, restricting or otherwise interfering with the use of a road, gate or trail is prohibited. Not only is it dangerous, but also it may hinder administrative functions or emergency access. All pets must be on a leash in the camping area. Do not tie horses to trees. Do not ride, tether or hobble a horse, saddle or pack animal in violation of posted notices. Camping is prohibited in the day-use parking area. Build fires only in designated fire rings using downed wood. Use lantern poles provided. Within the Chattooga River Corridor in South Carolina, horseback riding is restricted to Rocky Gap Trail. Check out time is 5 p.m. One camper or two tents are permitted per camping unit. Up to two vehicles will be permitted at eachsite. Other vehicles must be parked in the parking area.
Wheelchair accessible toilets.
Directions: From Walhalla, go north six miles on State Highway 28. Turn left onto Whetstone Road for about five miles. Go straight at the four-way stop, and drive about 1.5 miles. The pavement will end, and a gravel road will begin. A sign for Whetstone Horse Camp is about 0.75 miles down the gravel road.