Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Sumter National Forest

AP Waterfall SceneThe 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. 


Waterfall/Jannah DupreClick 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

A Big Thank You to the Southeast Conservation Corps!

River Lovers Sweep 1.368 lbs Litter/200 lbs Tires from Chattooga and Chauga Rivers!

Baylor Students Boat the Chattooga, Backpack....and Haul Garbage!

District and Partners Implement Trail Marking Plan for Designated Trails

Volunteers Clear a Ton of Trash from High Country Rivers in Annual Chattooga/Chauga River Sweep

Conservation Partners Save Georgia Aster from Endangered Status

Crew from Student Conservation Association Works Hard in the Ellicott Rock Wilderness

Andrew Pickens Ranger District Hosts Variety of Celebrations for National Trails Day 2014

Chauga and Chattooga 3,600 Lbs of Litter Lighter after 2nd Annual Cleanup -over 80 volunteers pull more than 1,300 lbs of garbage from river corridors in second year

Volunteers Go Back to Basics in Ellicott Rock Wilderness - volunteers took to the trails along the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, November 2013

Kids Fishing Day - about 30 kids came out to enjoy a day of fishing on the Andrew Pickens Ranger District, June 4, 2011. Photo collage courtesy of the Chattooga Chapter of Trout Unlimited.


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