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Elmwood Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is 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

Current Conditions: Open
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Open Season: All year
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


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping


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