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Lick Fork Lake Recreation Area


Lick Fork Lake pier

Highlights include an accessible fishing pier and a boat ramp for non-motorized boats. The Lick Fork Lake Hiking Trail is an easy two mile loop surrounding the lake that provides scenic view of piedmont pines and hardwoods. Horn Creek Trail journeys away from the recreation area and allows hikers and bikers to explore more of the forest.

Printable guide and vicinity map

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No water in the campground, water is available in the day use area.  November 15th, we will be closing the Lick Fork Lake for our winter Seasonal Closure.    
Fees $3 day use fee per vehicle, $7 per campsite per night, Self-serve fee station, Campsites are first come-first serve
Permit Info: A valid South Carolina fishing license is required to fish on the national forests.
Open Season: May 1
Restrictions: 14-day limit on campsites, Shooting is not permitted within 300-yards of the recreation area. South Carolina fishing and boating regulations apply. Check out www.dnr.sc.gov.
Water: Water available in day use area.
Restroom: Flush toilets (vault toilets in campground)

General Information

Directions: From the square in downtown Edgefield, travel south on Hwy 23 for 8.3 miles. Bear left onto Hwy 230 and travel for .4 miles. Turn left onto Lick Fork Lake Road (S 19-263), and travel 1.9 miles. Entrance is on right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Water Activities

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