Elmwood Recreation Area

Area Status: Open

Primitive campsite.

This recreation area is located in the northeastern portion of the Francis Marion National Forest. It’s a popular camp during deer and turkey hunts on the Waterhorn Hunt Unit. The area also serves as a South Carolina Department of Natural Resources game check station during big-game hunting season.

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At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees: Free of charge
Open Season: All year
Restrictions: Stay is limited to 14 days.
Water: Water Spigots
Restroom: Vault toilets

General Information

Directions: From Charleston, take US Highway 17 north past McClellanville to Rutledge Road (SC Route 857-S). Turn left onto Rutledge Road, and drive four miles to Elmwood Recreation Area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Big Game Hunting


Picnic tables: Grills are available
Tent camping: 14-day maximum stay in all areas
Toilets: Vault toilets

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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