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Francis Marion National Forest

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CAMPGROUND NAME: Buck Hall

VISIT DATE: 10/30/1996

UPDATE DATE: 1/27/2017

STATE: South Carolina

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Francis Marion

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: McClellanville

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
In McClellanville, SC, at intersection of US Rt. 17 and 
State Rt. 45, take Rt. 17 south 6.2 miles to campground 
sign (Buckhall Landing/Forest Rt. 242).  Turn left at sign 
onto Buckhall Landing and go 0.5 miles (passing a fee station) 
to second stop sign.  Turn right into campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 0.

The campground is situated adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway 
and near the Cape Rowain Wildlife Refuge.  It is configured in 
the round with grass open space in the middle.  Fishing and 
pleasure boats (very big) can be observed on the Intracoastal 
Waterway from all sites.  Buck Hall is site of SeeWee Indian 
fishing camp.  It is short distance from Charleston and Georgetown 
for sightseeing.  The campground is very popular.  While visiting there 
(about 9 days) no site stayed vacant more then a couple hours.  
Area was hit hard by the hurricane, Hugo, in 1989.  The continuing 
recovery process can be seen on the way into the campground.

This campground offers a huge variety of fish for the fishing 
enthusiast.  According to the locals, the area is considered the 
"best shrimp baiting" location on the East Coast.  Directly across the 
waterway from the campground is Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.  
Access it by canoe or power boat and travel the many water "trails."  
Pets are not permitted.  Call 843-928-3368 for more information.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $15 per day - tent camping sites
$20 per day - electric hookup sites
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 5
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14
   
   Total Sites: 19

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: No

No. Tables on Sites: 19
No. Grilles on Sites: 19
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0
No. Water and Electric Only: 0
No. Water Only: 0
No. Electric Only: 14

No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes 
Average Parking Apron Size: 11.5' x 70'

Comments:
Parking aprons are paved.  There is little variance in
parking apron sizes.

BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Vaults: No
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes

Comments:
Showers are wheelchair friendly.

OTHER FACILITIES
Playground: No
Public Phone: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7
  No. Threaded: 7
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

WATER SPORTS
Lake: No
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: No
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: No
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: No
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Direct access to Intracoastal Waterway is provided at 
campground.  Although no sailing at campground, powered 
sailboats could access ocean sailing via Intracoastal Waterway. 

HIKING - 
Palmetto trail (foot and bicycle) - 315 miles
  campground is on the Awendaw Passage portion of the Palmetto trail

FISHING   
Channel and Stripped Bass, Flounder, Sea trout, King and Spanish
Mackerel, Bluefish, Tarpon, Porgies, Snappers, Sea Bass,
Groupers, Sturgeon, Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish,
Small and Large Coastal Sharks, Blue and Stone Crab, Shrimp,
Spiny Lobster, Clams and Oysters




Fred and Suzi Dow