Woods Ferry Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Woods Ferry Recreation Area, in western Chester County, lies within a beautiful wooded floodplain surrounded by upland pine woods and maturing hardwood forests. Campers and day-users can choose from a variety of activities: picnicking, fishing, canoeing, or horseback riding. Its location on the Broad River makes fishing and boating easily accessible.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Drinking water at Woods Ferry Recreation Area is available. The boat ramp remains closed. As of April 8, 2021, Woods Ferry campground and picnic area are open. The boat launch remains closed.
Fees Campsites 1 – 30, $7/night for family site $14/night for group sites (10 & 30), maximum 14-day limit
Permit Info: A valid South Carolina fishing license is required to fish on the national forests.
Open Season: Now Open
Restrictions: Stay is limited to 14 days. Campground has self-service pay station. Campers have 30 minutes to pay for site at information/fee station. There is no day-use parking for horse trailers at the picnic area day use parking lot.
Water: Centrally located water spigots during open season
Restroom: Restrooms
Information Center: The Woods Ferry boat ramp will remain closed due to heavy silt. The Woods Ferry Horse Trail is accessible at the parking area on FS 305. Please check our website and Facebook page for current status and information.

General Information

Directions: From Hwy. 72 and Leeds Rd., County 12-25, drive north 1.8 miles. Turn left, at intersection of Leeds Rd., County 12-25, and County Rd. 49 and drive 0.1 miles. Cross over railroad tracks and drive 3.4 miles north to Park Rd., County 12-574. Turn left onto Park Rd., County 12-574, and drive 3.6 miles to the end of the paved road. From Hwy. 9 and County 49, drive south 5.6 miles.Turn right at Park Rd., County 12-574, and drive 3.6 miles to the end of the paved road.

Recreation Map

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