Buck Hall Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Buckhall boatlaunch

This premier recreation area is situated on the site of the old Buck Hall plantation just six miles southeast of McClellanville. Its location on the Intracoastal Waterway provides the best access to Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, 65,000 acres of marsh, tidal creeks and beaches and Bulls Bay, the best area for shrimp baiting on the coast.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: To protect public health and safety the Forest Service has chosen to close Buck Hall Campground, on the Francis Marion Ranger District beginning Friday, October 19th at noon. The main water system for the entire site is not operational.  Affected amenities include all flush toilets, urinals, showers, RV dump station, drinking water, and fish cleaning station. Anticipated re-opening Feb. 7th.
Operational Hours: The Buck Hall Campground is still undergoing repairs, and the district is anticipating opening April 1st. Thank you for your patience.   6 a.m. to 10 p.m. except to campers and boat ramp users.
Reservations: Reservations may be made by calling (877) 444-6777 or logging onto www.recreation.gov. A reservation fee will apply.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees All visitors must pay to use the facility. Please use the self-pay station for day use.
  • Camping: $20 per RV site, dump station available
  • Tent camping: $15
  • Parking (non-campers): $5 per vehicle per day; $25 per calendar year (yearly parking pass available at the Francis Marion District Office or Sewee Visitor Center)
  • Picnic Shelter—$25 for groups up to 50; $45 for groups of 51 to 100.

2019 Recreation Fee Increases

Open Season: All year
Restrictions: RV and tent campsites at Buck Hall are available by reservation only. Reservations may be made by calling (877) 444-6777 or logging on to www.recreation.gov. A reservation fee will be added.
Closest Towns:
Water: No Water

General Information


From Charleston, take US Highway 17 north to Buck Hall Landing Road (FS Road 242). Turn right to the recreation area. Buck Hall is about 30 miles north of Charleston.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Water Activities

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Boat ramp
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Camping trailer