Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Sumter National Forest

King Creek FallsThe Andrew Pickens Ranger District is located in Oconee County on more than 85,000 acres. The district has a wide variety of programs and work across all functional areas including wildlife, fisheries, fire, timber, recreation, special uses and lands. 

The management on the district emphasizes habitat restoration and enhancement for a diverse range of wildlife and plant species with emphasis on rare, threatened, endangered and sensitive species.  Popular attractions on the district include hunting, fishing, hiking, fall color sightseeing, camping, horseback riding, and whitewater floating on the wild and scenic Chattooga River.


Upper Chattooga Wild and Scenic River Boating Information - Check the water gauges, permit information and put-in information here. 


Click here for a list of South Carolina waterfalls, or here for additional information about the waterfalls specifically on the Andrew Pickens Ranger District. 


Recent Successes on the Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Kids Fishing Derby at Burrell’s Ford brings local community together


Upper Chattooga River Environmental Assessment

Andrew Pickens Ranger District

112 Andrew Pickens Circle
Mountain Rest, South Carolina 29664
Phone: (864) 638-9568
Fax: (864) 638-2659
Hours: Monday—Friday, 8 a.m.—12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

District Ranger: Robbie Sitzlar