Collins Creek Seasonal Camp


Area Status: Open

The Enoree Ranger District offers three seasonal campgrounds. These campgrounds have designated campsites in open areas surrounded by woods. The surrounding forest environment provides an opportunity for many recreational activities such as wildlife and plant observation, fishing, hiking, and photography. Abundant wildlife populations provide some of the most desirable hunting areas in the upstate. Collins Creek has 36 sites.

Collins Creek Seasonal Campground is reservable as a group site for dates outside of the established open first-come, first-serve hunting seasons for deer and turkey.  Reservations must be made through recreation.gov.  The campground is open for reservations as a group camp for dates 12 months out.  Cost for the group camp is $5 per night per every eight people; every additional eight people will cost an additional $5 per night; for example, if you have 16 people, it will cost $10 per night.

Campsites at Collins Creek campground during the fall deer hunting season and April turkey season will continue to remain first come, first serve sites for $5 nightly, and seasonal rates of $50 per calendar month and $150 for the fall hunting season.  This fall, 2021 and April 2022, will be a transition year to the scan and pay system.  Campers this year will have an opportunity to use the new scan and pay system or continue to pay at the self-service fee tubes as they have  in previous years to pay their camping fees. 

The Scan and Pay system that will be used to pay for designated first-come, first-serve sites is now available.  Seasonal campers would first choose a campsite and return to the kiosk board to pay.  Campers must have the recreation.gov mobile app downloaded on their smart phone ahead of time, in order to use the Scan and Pay system.  There are QR codes posted on the information kiosk; users will scan the correct QR code for the payment option they plan to stay.  Campers will have options to scan a QR code for a nightly fee, a QR code for a monthly fee (available only for calendar months of; Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec and April), and a QR code for the annual fall deer season fee.  Campers need to ensure they scan the correct QR code, as no refunds will be given.  Campers will then take a fee envelope, tear off the stub, and write their confirmation number and their name on the stub and clip it to the campsite post.  It is the camper’s responsibility to ensure the stub is protected, as we will not be replacing it with a laminated tag as we have in the past.  The Scan and Pay system will be the only way to pay for these campsites beginning September 2022.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Collins Creek is is available during the month of April for turkey season.
Operational Hours: Collins Creek will be open for first-come, first-serve camping from September 10, 2021, to January 2, 2022. Collins Creek is also open for first-come, first-serve camping during the month of April. Group camping is available by reservation at other times of year.             
Reservations: Collins Creek Seasonal Campground is reservable as a group site for dates outside of the established open first-come, first-serve hunting seasons for deer and turkey.  Reservations must be made through recreation.gov.  The campground is open for reservations as a group camp for dates 12 months out.  Cost for the group camp is $5 per night per every eight people; every additional eight people will cost an additional $5 per night; for example, if you have 16 people, it will cost $10 per night.
Fees: $5/night, $50/ calendar month, $150/season. Campsites are large grassy areas, 36 campsites. Group camping at Collins Creek outside of hunting season is $5 per night per every 8 people. Each added increment of 8 people increases the nightly fees by $5.
Permit Info: A valid South Carolina fishing license is required to fish on the national forests. The U.S. Forest Service does not issue any licenses or permits for hunting or fishing. Please visit the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Web site for license and regulations information.
Open Season: Hunting season
Restrictions: Sites are first come, first served. Vehicle and occupancy limits apply at campsites. Please refer to Supervisor's Orders # FM-19-01 and FM-14-02 on website. Campers must select a site and are responsible for paying at the info board within 30 minutes of arrival. Each campground has a self-service pay station. An Enoree Ranger District seasonal camp permit is good at any of the three seasonal camps. Permit holders may move to a different seasonal camp if there is an open campsite. Checkout time is 2 p.m. All camping equipment must be removed from the campground on the closing date shown on the permit or the permit holder will be fined and charged for abandoned property. Place only refuse in trash cans. Quiet time is 10 p.m.– 6 a.m. Care should be taken in the woods during big-game season. Wear blaze orange.
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Vault toilet, hot outdoor showers

General Information

Directions: Collins Creek Seasonal Camp, Union CountyFrom Interstate 26 and Highway 121 (exit 72 off interstate) drive north 5.3 miles.Turn right onto Old Whitmire Hwy. (County Rd. 81) drive .4 miles to stop sign. Continue north on County Rd. 81, Brazzelmans Bridge Rd., and drive north 6.9 miles.Turn left onto Maybinton Rd., County Rd. 45, drive north 2.3 miles.Turn left onto Forest Service Road 393 and drive .3 miles to campground entrance on left. Collins Creek Seasonal Camp, Union CountyFrom Whitmire, Hwy. 176 and Hwy. 72 drive east for 2.5 miles.Turn right onto Maybinton Rd., County Rd. 45, and drive 4.4 miles.Turn right onto Forest Service Road 393 and drive .3 miles to campground entrance on left.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Day Hiking

Big Game Hunting

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.47303

  Longitude : 
-81.5235