CAMPGROUND CONDITIONS PRACTICE PAGE

 

Campers Long Cane photoOnly four campgrounds on the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests offer reservations for campsites: Cherry Hill, Whetstone and Cassidy Bridge on the Andrew Pickens Ranger District; and Buck Hall on the Francis Marion Ranger District. Reservations for these campgrounds can be made online at the www.recreation.gov. 

Campsites in all other campgrounds are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Campgrounds that require a fee for camping will have a self-serve pay station.

Camping is allowed in developed campgrounds and in designated primitive sites. Visitors who wish to camp outside these areas (dispersed camping) may obtain a free permit from the local district offices on the Long Cane, Enoree and Francis Marion districts. No permit is required on the Andrew Pickens district for dispersed camping.

Campfire permits are not required. However, please check with the local district office about fire conditions.

There are no cabins for rent on the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests.

FRANCIS MARION RANGER DISTRICT - Francis Marion National Forest

 

Facility Name

Fee (2015)

Status

Buck Hall Recreation Area

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  • Parking (non-campers): $5 per vehicle per day; $25 per calendar year 
  • Camping: $20 per RV site, dump station available
  • Tent camping: $15
  • Picnic Shelter—$25 for groups up to 50; $45 for groups of 51 to 100.

All sites by reservation only; reserve through www.recreation.gov

Click here  for a printable guide and vicinity map.

Elmwood Recreation Area

None

Click here for a printable guide.

Halfway Creek Trail Campground

None

Open. First -come first-served

Honey Hill Recreation Area

None

Open.

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Nicholson Creek Primitive Campsite (area is unavailable)

None

Open. Primitive campsite along the Swamp Fox Passage of the Palmetto Trail

Swamp Fox Passage/Palmetto Trail

None

Open.

Click here for a printable guide and vicinity map.

Click here for more detailed maps by trail section courtesy of the Palmetto Conservation website.

Wambaw Cycle Trail (North Loop)

Wambaw Cycle Trail (South Loop)

$5

Camping area at trailhead. Open. 

Click here for a printable guide and vicinity map.

 

LONG CANE RANGER DISTRICT

 

Facility Name

Fee (2015)

Status

Big Bend (area is unavailable)

None

Click here for a printable campground guide.

Blackwell Bridge (area is unavailable)

None 

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Brasstown Falls

None

Click here for a printable camping guide.

Burrells Ford

None

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Cassidy Bridge Hunt Camp

Free during big-game hunting season (Oct. 1- Dec. 31) and turkey season (April 1-30) and by reservation for a $30 fee per night, plus a $10 reservation fee during the remainder of the year.

Reserve sites up to 12 months in advance. Reservations may be made online at http://www.recreation.gov or by calling (877)444-6777.  There is a 14-day stay limit.

Click here for a printable guide and vicinity map.

Cherry Hill Recreation Area

$10

Sites 1-3, 9-18, and 26-29 are by reservation only. Sites 4-8 and 19-25 are available on a first come/first served basis. Reserve sites up to 6 months in advance by calling 877-444-6777 or at www.recreation.gov.

Click here for a printable guide and vicinity map.

Click here for a campground layout map showing reservable campsites.

Double Branch (area is unavailable)

None

Click here for a printable camping guide.

Fall Creek (area is unavailable)

None

Click here for a printable camping guide.

Grapevine

None

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King Creek (area is unavailable)

None

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Long Bottom Ford

None

Click here for a printable camping guide.

Nicholson Field (area is unavailable)

None

Click here for a printable camping guide.

Riley Moore Ford (area is unavailable)

None

Click here for a printable campground guide.

Tamassee Camp (area is unavailable)

None

Click here for a printable camping guide.

Thrifts Ferry (area is unavailable)

None

Click here for a printable camping guide.

Timmy Place (area is unavailable)

None

Click here for a printable campground guide.

Turpin Branch (area is unavailable)

None Click here for a printable camping guide

Whetstone Horse Camp

By Reservation. $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.

Reserve sites up to six months in advance at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777.

Click here for a printable information guide and vicinity map.

Click here for campground layout map.

Woodall Shoals (area is unavailable)

None Click here for a printable camping guide.

 

ENOREE RANGER DISTRICT 
Facility Name Fee (2015) Status

Brick House Campground

$8 per vehicle

Expected opening May 20.

Collins Creek Seasonal Camp

$96 group 
$20 single
$40 double

Available by reservation.  Expected opening May 20.

Poulous Loop Seasonal Camp

$20/single
40/double

Open.

Rocky Branch Seasonal Camp

$105 (20 person max.)

Available by reservation only (summer). 

Sedalia Campground

$10 camping
$5 day use

Opening soon.

Woods Ferry Recreation Area

$20/single
$40/double

Open.

 

LONG CANE RANGER DISTRICT

Facility Name

Fee (2015)

Status

Fell Camp

$10/single
$20/double

Closed until repairs from the King fire damage are completed. Plan to open later this summer.

Lick Fork Lake Recreation Area

$96/50 person (2)
$62/25 person (1)
$125/75 person (1)

Closed until repairs from the King fire damage are completed. Plan to open later this summer.

Morrow Bridge and Midway Seasonal Camps

$8 overnight/$3 day

Open.

Parsons Mountain Recreation Area

$10

Open. No water. No camping fee.


 
 
 




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