Buck Hall Recreation Area


Area Status: Open
Buckhall boatlaunch

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

Current Conditions: The day use bathroom at Buck Hall Recreation area is closed due to a backed up septic tank. Once the septic tank is pumped the day use bathroom will reopen. 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.
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.
  • Camping: $28 per RV site per day, dump station available
  • Tent camping: $20 per day
  • Day-Use (non-campers): $7 per vehicle per day; $40 per calendar year (yearly parking pass available at the Francis Marion District Office)
  • Picnic Shelter: $25 for groups up to 50; $45 for groups of 51 to 100.

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.
Closest Towns:
Water: No Water

General Information

Directions:

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.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

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.
Reservation required?: Y

RV Camping

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
Dump Stations Available
Hookups - Electric 50-amp

River and Stream Fishing

Shrimp baiting

Picnicking

Picnic 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.

Group Picnicking

Boating - Motorized

Two floating docks, boat ramp

Launch Ramps boat ramp available

Boating - Non-Motorized

Two floating docks, boat ramp

Amenities

Camping trailer:
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Parking:
Toilets:
Fee charged for some activities:
Accessible:
Boat ramp:
Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
33.03774

  Longitude : 
-79.561367