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CAMPGROUND NAME: Brick House

VISIT DATE: 10/25/1996

UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014

STATE: South Carolina

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Enoree

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Whitmire

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Whitmire, SC, take State Rt. 66 west for 6.7 miles to
campground sign (Brick House Rd.).  Turn left onto Brick House
Rd. and proceed to campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 340 ft.

The campground, situated in a pine forest, is heavily used by
hunters during fall hunting season.  There is a horse corral at
entrance to campground.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $5 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 1
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22
   
   Total Sites: 23

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

No. Tables on Sites: 23
No. Grilles on Sites: 23
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Largest Parking Apron Size: 16' X 49'

Comments:
Parking aprons are grass and gravel.

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

OTHER FACILITIES
Playground: No
Public Phone: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Buncombe Trail (equestrian, mountain bike & foot) - 31.75 miles

This trail has three distinct loops that are connected.  A portion 
of it is common with the Palmetto Trail, which will eventually 
traverse South Carolina from the coast to the mountains.

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cherry Hill VISIT DATE: 10/24/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: South Carolina REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Andrew Pickens NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Walhalla RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Walhalla, SC, take State Rt. 28 (Highlands Hwy.) west for 7 miles to State Rt. 107. Turn onto Rt. 107 and go 8.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation 2,120 ft. The campground is situated in mature mixed woods with azaleas and rhododendrons throughout. Walk-in tent sites are located just to left of campground entrance (top of hill); there are no immediate toilet facilities for them. Remaining sites are at bottom of hill. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 9 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 28 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 28 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 42.5' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: Showers are (semi) outside, but are private. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 2 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Nature Trail FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fell Camp VISIT DATE: 03/02/2005 UPDATE DATE: 2/22/2014 STATE: South Carolina REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Long Cane NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Greenwood RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Greenwood, SC, take State Rt. 10 south 9.8 miles to State Rt. 47. Turn right onto Rt. 47 and go 2.4 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 600 ft. NOTE: The authors did not survey this campground. Most information provided by Long Cane Ranger District. The campground, serving as the trailhead for Long Cane Horse Trail, is located in pines and hardwoods (Pecan trees). The understory is groomed grass with parts of the campground in the open. A community shelter is available if not reserved. Horses are permitted - tie posts and hitching rails are provided. OHVs can be hauled in and out, but no riding in campground. Hunting is not permitted within 300 yards of campground. Within 10 or 15 minutes of the campground are: Parsons Mountain OHV Trail, Cedar Springs OHV Trail, and Candy Branch Rifle Range. Parsons Mountain Lake with swimming is only 5 miles away. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5 per day September 15 through January 4: $50 per month or $150 for hunting season Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 120 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 66 Total Sites: 66 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 0 No. Grilles on Sites: 0 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 20' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 6 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Long Cane Horse Trail (horse, foot, mountain bike) - 24 miles NOTE: If wet weather, "call before you haul." Check with Ranger District Office. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lick Fork Lake VISIT DATE: 10/28/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/22/2014 STATE: South Carolina REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Long Cane NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Edgefield RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Edgefield, SC, take State Rt. 23 for 8 miles to a fork in the road. At the fork, bear left onto State Rt. 230 and go 0.5 miles to "Lick Fork Lake Recreation Area" sign. At sign, turn right and proceed to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 260 ft. The campground is situated in pine forest along Lick Fork Lake. Several campsite are with an easy walk of the lake. There are some terraced sites. Open space at lake can be used for walk-in tent sites. One campsite may be occupied by campground host. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comments: Open May 1 through November 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 68' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 2 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes- WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes 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: Lick Fork Lake is 12 acres. Beach is grassy. Power boats limited to electric motors. Good lake for canoe. HIKING Lick Fork Lake Trail - 2 miles Horn Creek Trail - 5.7 miles FISHING Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Bream (Sunfish and Bluegill) There is wheelchair friendly fishing pier.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Parsons Mountain Lake VISIT DATE: 10/28/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/22/2014 STATE: South Carolina REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Long Cane NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Abbeville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Abbeville, SC, take State Rt. 28 south for 2.1 miles to campground sign (State Rt. 251). Turn left onto Rt. 251 and go 1.5 miles to "Recreation Area" sign (sign is somewhat obscured by shrubs). Turn right at sign and go 0.7 miles to campground entrance, then turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 380 ft. The campground, close to historic Abbeville, is situated in mixed hardwoods. Some sites are nicely terraced. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through November 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 23 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 23 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 14' X 72' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. Potable water spigot at waste station was inoperable at time of visit. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes 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: Parsons Mountain Lake is 28 acres. Power boats limited to electric motors. HIKING Parsons Mountain Trail - 1.4 miles Interpretive - 0.5 miles Gold Mine - 1 mile Fire Tower - 1.2 miles FISHING Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass and Bream (Sunfish and Bluegill)

CAMPGROUND NAME: Whetstone Horse Camp VISIT DATE: 10/24/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2014 STATE: South Carolina REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Andrew Pickens NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Walhalla RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Walhalla, SC, take State Rt. 28 (Highlands Hwy.) west for 4.9 miles to State Rt. 193 (first left turn after District Rangers Office). Turn left onto Rt. 193 and 4.9 miles to 4-way stop sign. Continue straight through intersection onto Earls Ford Rd. Go 2.7 miles on Earls Ford Rd. to campground sign. Turn left at sign and proceed to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,560 ft. The campground is situated in mature woods. There are general horse stalls at entrance to campground and hitching rails or stalls at rear of most sites. Although identified as a horse camp, design of campground sites is such that horse "residue" is not found near or on tent pads. Therefore, non-horse campers are welcomed and will find the sites comfortable. The campground is located near the Chattooga River, a designated National Wild and Scenic River. The river is floatable (levels I through V). One access to the river is 2 miles from campground - north on Erols Ford Rd. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 63' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. Waste station is located at the Cherry Hill National Forest campground. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS - None Comments: See general comments about the Chattooga River. HIKING - No Comments: There are extensive unmarked horse trails throughout the area. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Woods Ferry VISIT DATE: 10/26/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/6/2014 STATE: South Carolina REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Enoree NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Carlisle RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Carlisle, SC, take State Rt. 72/121 east 4.7 miles to campground sign (Leeds Rd.). Turn left onto Leeds Rd. and go 2 miles to another campground sign. Take left fork at sign and go 3.8 miles to still another campground sign (National Forest Dr.). Turn left onto National Forest Dr. and go 3.5 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 40 ft. The campground has two loops in a stand of mixed hardwoods and pine representing "upland" forest. The campsites enjoy ample shade and fair privacy. Broad River is a short walk from all campsites. Fishing and boating are available in Broad River. However, during the low water periods of July and early August, access from boat ramp to water may be limited or not possible; call ranger district office for status Canoeing is a popular activity from campground. There are horse stalls at some campsites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 though October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 23 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 23 No. Grilles on Sites: 23 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: No No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and dirt and not level. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 2 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: Boat ramp to Broad River is at lower end of picnic area. HIKING Woods Ferry Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 10 miles FISHING Smallmouth bass Uniques Small Mouth bass fishing opportunities along this stretch of Broad River. There are four fishing platforms along the river.




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