Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Lick Fork Lake pier

Highlights include an accessible fishing pier and a boat ramp for non-motorized boats. The Lick Fork Lake Hiking Trail is an easy two mile loop surrounding the lake that provides scenic view of piedmont pines and hardwoods. Horn Creek Trail journeys away from the recreation area and allows hikers and bikers to explore more of the forest.

Printable guide and vicinity map

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Lick Fork Lake Recreation Area is closed for the season and will reopen May 1, 2021. Water isĀ available in the day use area. The restroom/bathhouse in the day use areas are closed. Restrooms are available in the campground.
Fees $3 day use fee per vehicle, $7 per campsite per night, Self-serve fee station, Campsites are first come-first serve
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: May 1 - Nov 15
Restrictions: Stay is limited to 14 days. Shooting is not permitted within 300-yards of the recreation area. South Carolina fishing and boating regulations apply. Check out
Water: Water available in day use area.
Restroom: Flush toilets (vault toilets in campground)

General Information


From the square in downtown Edgefield, travel south on Hwy 23 for 8.3 miles. Bear left onto Hwy 230 and travel for .4 miles. Turn left onto Lick Fork Lake Road (S 19-263), and travel 1.9 miles. Entrance is on right.

General Notes:

The restroom/bathhouse in the day use areas are closed indefinitely due to sustainable recreation efforts.  Eventually they will be replaced with a vault type toilet system.  A porta-toilet is available as well as the restrooms in the campground area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Water Activities

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Boating - Non-Motorized