Whetstone Horse Camp


Offering 28 miles of nearby horse trails, Whetstone Horse Camp is a great getaway for horseback riders who like to ride and camp. It serves as a base camp for riders on both the Rocky Gap (South Carolina) and the Willis Knob (Georgia) horse trails.

Camping Rules

At a Glance

Current Conditions: All camp sites for Labor Day weekend are reserved. Check with Recreation.gov for potential cancellations.  No first come first serve sites available. 
Reservations: Reserve sites up to six months in advance at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777. 

2019 Recreation Fee Increases

Permit Info: Organized or advertised rides require a special-use permit and route approval by the district ranger.
Open Season: Year round.
Restrictions: Horses must be kept away from camp sites. Stay is limited to 14 days. Blocking, restricting or otherwise interfering with the use of a road, gate or trail is prohibited. Not only is it dangerous, but also it may hinder administrative functions or emergency access. All pets must be on a leash in the camping area. Do not tie horses to trees. Do not ride, tether or hobble a horse, saddle or pack animal in violation of posted notices. Camping is prohibited in the day-use parking area. Build fires only in designated fire rings using downed wood. Use lantern poles provided. Within the Chattooga River Corridor in South Carolina, horseback riding is restricted to Rocky Gap Trail. Check out time is 5 p.m. One camper or two tents are permitted per camping unit. Up to two vehicles will be permitted at eachsite. Other vehicles must be parked in the parking area.
Water: Drinking
Restroom: Wheelchair accessible toilets.

General Information

Directions: From Walhalla, go north six miles on State Highway 28. Turn left onto Whetstone Road for about five miles. Go straight at the four-way stop, and drive about 1.5 miles. The pavement will end, and a gravel road will begin. A sign for Whetstone Horse Camp is about 0.75 miles down the gravel road.

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Reservation Info Reservations may be made for Whetstone Horse Camp online at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777. Nine sites may be reserved.
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