The rolling hills of Enoree Ranger District in Chester County are home to the Woods Ferry Recreation Area which includes the Woods Ferry Campground, Woods Ferry Picnic Area, Woods Ferry Boat Ramp. The Woods Ferry Recreation Area is situated in the piedmont of South Carolina along the east bank of the Broad River with elevation averaging around 350 feet and is approximately 40 miles southwest of Rock Hill and 57 miles southeast of Spartanburg.
The surrounding area is the rolling hills of upland pine and maturing hardwood forests. It offers a wonderful change is scenery from the area’s typical pine forests. The highlight of the area is the Broad River corridor. The many variety of hardwood trees create an umbrella with their leaves in the summer, keeping you cool during your trail ride or hike. Thatches of pine are mingled in and the sun shines through them providing you warmth in the winter.
Wander on the Woods Ferry Horse Trail and you’ll see wild azaleas clumped by the old homesites and dogwoods are scattered through-out the forest. Inhale fragrance of the honeysuckle in these peaceful surroundings.
The forest and river environment draw a variety of wildlife to the area. Visitors interested in nature watching have an opportunity to see birds such as red-shouldered hawks, great blue herons, osprey, wood ducks, barred owls and the American Bald Eagle.
Woods Ferry Campground is open year-round and has 15 single campsites, one double campsite and one group campsite. All sites are available by reservation only. The campground road is gravel with gravel parking spurs. Campsite parking spurs vary in size and grade. Not all sites can accommodate all sizes of campers and camper vehicles. Sites have a picnic table and rock fire ring, and some have a lantern post. This campground also offers the opportunity to camp with horses in designated sites. 10 campsites have horse corrals. Other campsites offer a designated area where horses can be highlined or where portable corrals can be set up behind the white banded trees around the perimeter of the campground. Vault toilets are centrally located to both ends of the campground. There is “NO WATER OR ELECTRICAL HOOK-UPS” available. Water spigots are centrally located throughout the campground. Fee for camping, paid on site at kiosk. Campers can access the 26 mile Woods Ferry Horse Trail from the campground. The trail allows for horses, hiking and mountain biking.
The Woods Ferry Campground is about a two tenths of a mile easy walk from the campground to the picnic area and Broad River. Great fishing and bird watching opportunities exists along the banks of the Broad River.
The Woods Ferry Recreation Area is situated in the piedmont of South Carolina, along the east bank of the Broad River and adjacent to the 26 mile Woods Ferry Horse Trail. It lies within a beautiful wooded floodplain surrounded by upland pine woods and maturing hardwood forests.
The Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests encompass more than 629,000 acres in four districts throughout South Carolina, from the low country Atlantic Coast to the western foothills along the Georgia border. For more information on Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests https://www.fs.usda.gov/scnfs
The Woods Ferry Recreation Area offers Woods Ferry Campground users access to a wide range of recreational activities such as picnicking, fishing, canoeing, wildlife viewing or trail riding. Its location on the Broad River makes fishing and boating easily accessible.
USDA Forest Service- Enoree Ranger District 20 Work Center Road Whitmire SC 29178
For campground inquiries, please call: Enoree Ranger District Office (803) 276-4810
From Chester: Head northwest on Center St. toward McAliley St-.1 mi, Turn left onto Pinckney St-1.3 mi, Continue onto US-321N/US-321 BYP S-.3 mi, Slight left onto SC-9 N-9.4 mi, Slight left onto Roy Wade Rd-.6 mi, Continue onto Woods Ferry Rd (S-12-49)-5.4 mi, Turn right onto Park Rd (S-12-574)-3.5 mi.
From Spartanburg: Follow US-176 E/Spine St-16 mi, Turn left onto Forest St/State Rd S-44-12-1.2 mi, Turn right onto SC-9 S/S Main St-1.2 mi, Slight left to stay on SC-9 S-10.8 mi, Slight right to stay on SC-9 S-2.5 mi, Slight left onto SC-49 N/SC-9 S-.7 mi, Slight right onto SC-9 S-4.3 mi, Turn right onto Woods Ferry Rd-.4 mi, Turn right onto Roy Wade Rd-.1 mi, Continue onto Woods Ferry Rd (S-12-49)-5.4 mi, Turn right onto Park Rd (S-12-574)-3.5 mi