Enoree Ranger District Recreation Fee Sites Move to Electronic Payment and Reservation Options Through Recreation.gov

Release Date: Sep 22, 2021

Columbia, SC, September 22, 2021 — Visitors who recreate on the Enoree Ranger District on Sumter National Forest will find new electronic payment options and reservation opportunities at recreation.gov.

Campgrounds available on reservations at Recreation.gov

All standard sites are available 6 months in advance for reservations and all group sites are available 12 months in advance for reservations.  A reservation fee is charged when a reservation or scan and pay payment is made.  Users will be able to see sites are available for reservation, which sites accommodate recreational vehicles or horses, and which amenities are available at a campground on recreation.gov.

Woods Ferry Campground 

Reservations will begin on October 1st.  Campers can start making reservations now.  Horses allowed in designated sites.  Woods Ferry campsites will continue to cost $7 per night at a standard site and $14 per night at a group and double site.  

Brick House Campground 

Reservations will begin on September 17th for designated campsites, year-round.  Campers can start making reservations now.  Brick House campsites will continue to cost $5 per night.    

Brick House Campground also has designated sites as first-come, first-serve, extended stay, during the fall deer season, September 1st through January 2nd, and April turkey season.  These sites will continue to be available for a nightly fee of $5, special $50 per calendar month, and special annual $150 for the fall deer hunting season.  Fall 2021 and April 2022 will be a transition year and first-come, first-serve fees can be paid one of two ways: continue paying as in the past at the self-service fee tube using the fee envelope as in previous years or utilize the new Scan and Pay System.  Outside of established hunting seasons, these sites will be reservable on recreation.gov. 

Woods Ferry and Brick House will continue on a first-come, first-serve, pay on site at the self-service fee tubes until the reservations’ start date.  

Collins Creek Seasonal Camp

Collins Creek Seasonal Campground is reservable as a group site for dates outside of the established open first-come, first-serve hunting seasons for deer and turkey.  The campground is open for reservations as a group camp for dates 12 months out.  Cost for the group camp is $5 per night per every eight people; every additional eight people will cost an additional $5 per night; for example, if you have 16 people, it will cost $10 per night.

Sedalia Campground

Campsites one through five are available for reservations outside of the established open first-come, first-serve hunting seasons for deer and turkey.  Group site one is available 12 months out for reservations and standard sites two through five are available for reservations for dates 6 months out.  Group site one will continue to be available for a nightly rate of $10 and standard sites two through five will continue to have a nightly rate of $5.  Sedalia will continue to be designated as first-come, first-serve, extended stay, during the fall deer season, September 1st through January 2nd, and April turkey season.

Poulous Loop Group Camp

Poulous Loop Group Camp is available year-round for reservations and is now open for on recreation.gov.  This camp is reservable as a group site; for 1-29 people the nightly cost is $30 and for 30-100 people the nightly cost is $60.  Poulous Loop is available for reservation 12 months out.

First-come, First-serve Sites – Scan and Pay and Self-Service Fee Tube

Select sites at Brickhouse, Sedalia, Rocky Branch, and Collins Creek campgrounds during the fall deer hunting season and April turkey season will continue to remain first come, first serve sites for $5 nightly, and seasonal rates of $50 per calendar month and $150 for the fall hunting season.  This fall, 2021 and April 2022, will be a transition year to the scan and pay system.  Campers this year will have an opportunity to use the new scan and pay system or continue to pay at the self-service fee tubes as they have  in previous years to pay their camping fees. 

The Scan and Pay system is now available.  Seasonal campers would first choose a campsite and return to the kiosk board to pay.  Campers must have the recreation.gov mobile app downloaded on their smart phone ahead of time, in order to use the Scan and Pay system.  There are QR codes posted on the information kiosk; users will scan the correct QR code for the payment option they plan to stay.  Campers will have options to scan a QR code for a nightly fee, a QR code for a monthly fee (available only for calendar months of; Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec and April), and a QR code for the annual fall deer season fee.  Campers need to ensure they scan the correct QR code, as no refunds will be given.  Campers will then take a fee envelope, tear off the stub, and write their confirmation number and their name on the stub and clip it to the campsite post.  It is the camper’s responsibility to ensure the stub is protected, as we will not be replacing it with a laminated tag as we have in the past.  The Scan and Pay system will be the only way to pay for these campsites beginning September 2022.

Digital payment system for Enoree OHV Trail

Daily passes can be purchased on-site for $5 by scanning the QR code provided at the kiosk.  When purchasing a 1-Day pass on-site, no printed copy of the pass will be available.  Instead, your license plate number and digital pass stored on your device will be used to confirm compliance. Riders can also continue to pay for 1-Day passes at the self-service fee tubes as they have in previous years.

Annual passes can be purchased on recreation.gov for $50 and are valid at all OHV trails on the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests.  Annual passes must be purchased and printed in advance of your visit and displayed in your tow vehicle.  The annual pass is valid for one year from the month of purchase.

A pass is required and is per OHV operator and covers OHV use while on the trail.  You must enter the names of each operator and a license plate for each tow vehicle that will be parked at the trailhead.  Passes are non-transferable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and void if altered or reproduced.  If you no longer have the tow vehicle associated with the pass, contact recreation.gov’s help desk to request a modification to your pass.  You will need to download and printed the updated pass once recreation.gov has processed your request.

Digital payment system for Enoree rifle ranges

Daily passes can be purchased on-site for $5 by scanning the QR code provided at the kiosk.  When purchasing a daily pass on-site, your license plate number and digital pass stored on your device will be used to confirm compliance. Users can also continue to pay for 1-Day passes at the self-service fee tubes as they have in previous years.

Annual passes can be purchased on recreation.gov for $50 and are valid at all rifle ranges on the Enoree and Long Cane Ranger Districts.  Annual passes must be purchased and printed in advance of your visit and displayed clipped to the post of the shooter table while occupied.

A pass is required for each shooter age 16 and older.  Those under the age of 16 are not required to purchase a pass but must be accompanied by an adult.  Passes are non-transferable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and void if altered or reproduced.  If you no longer have the vehicle associated with the pass, contact recreation.gov’s help desk to request a modification to your pass.  You will need to download and printed the updated pass once recreation.gov has processed your request.

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