Buck Hall Recreation Area
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
|Operational Hours:||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.
2019 Recreation Fee Increases
|Open Season:||All year|
|Restrictions:||Stay is limited to 14 days. 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.|
|Water:||Drinking water available|
|Information Center:||The public boat ramp at Buck Hall Recreation Area has reopened, effective March 21, 2023. Repairs to the asphalt in front of the ramp are complete. Please keep the area clean and dispose of all trash and waste responsibly. Check back on this website and our Facebook page frequently for the latest conditions.|
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Buck Hall boasts:
- 14 full hook-up camper sites
- five tent sites
- two bathrooms
- warm-water showers
- a picnic shelter
- a boat ramp
- two floating docks
- a lighted parking area for 175 vehicles with trailers.
|No. of Sites||19: 15 sites with camp pads, picnic tables, fire rings, lantern posts and electrical hookups; five sites for tent camping.|
|Reservation Info||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.|
|Fire Information||Fire rings available at each RV site.|
|Fees:||All visitors must pay to use the facility.|
|No. of Sites||14|
|Reservation Info||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 $9 reservation fee will be added.|
|Pavement Type for Parking||Concrete|
|Hookups - Electric||50-amp|
River and Stream FishingShrimp baiting
PicnickingPicnic shelter (may be reserved for group use), picnic tables, grills, flush toilets, accessible walkway, boat ramp, fishing pier and fish cleaning station.
|Reservation Info||May be made by calling (877) 444-6777 or logging on to www.recreation.gov. A $9 reservation fee will be added.|
Boating - Motorized
Two floating docks, boat ramp
|Launch Ramps||boat ramp available|
Boating - Non-MotorizedTwo floating docks, boat ramp
|Fee charged for some activities:|
Alerts & Warnings
- Long Cane district office relocated; new phone number for public to contact
- Check the Call Before You Haul hotline before riding our OHV trails
- Water unavailable at Lick Fork Lake and Parsons Mountain campgrounds
- $5.7 Million Planned to Restore South Carolina Piedmont Streams, Water Quality
- America the Beautiful passes currently unavailable at Enoree, Long Cane offices
- Damaged bridges along the Enoree Passage of Palmetto Trail; exercise caution
- Please be aware of open well hazards on Sumter National Forest