Poulous Loop Group Campground is located on the Enoree Ranger District of Sumter National Forest. It's location in the piedmont of South Carolina, Chester County, provides year round camping opportunities. t's surrounded by a mixed pine-hardwood forest with an elevation of approximately 400 to 500 feet. Long hot summers and mild winters are the norm for the Enoree Ranger District. Winter temperatures range from low 40's to upper 60's degrees and summer temperatures range from high 80's to high 90's.
Popular activities include hunting, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.
The Group Campground is available by reservations only. Reservations can be made 12 months in advance. Amenities include a vault toilet and fire pit. There is no water, no electricity, no wifi and cell coverage is sporadic. The campground is a large grassy area within a mature pine stand that provides plenty of shade. There is plenty of room for RV, trailer, horse trailer and tent camping in the natural grassy areas on either side of the graveled campground loop road. The area also has plenty of space to either highline horses or set up portable stalls. The campground has plenty of areas to set up field games such as a volleyball net, corn hole boards, horse sets, just bring what you need and enjoy.
There is a minimum of one person and a maximum of 100 people and a minimum of one vehicle with a maximum of fifteen vehicles. A vehicle plus one camper or one horse trailer is considered as one vehicle count. ATV's, UTV's, Golf Carts are not allowed.
Forest Order FM 19-01, Prohibit camping or maintaining a campsite in excess of 14 days within any 30-day time period within the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests.
Horses are welcomed.
Horses must be highline, hitched to a hitching rail, or stalled in portable corrals or other devices so they can't chew on trees.
Dispose of horse manue by dispersing in the forest area outside of the campground perimeter.
Don't put trash in the fire ring.
Don’t move firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.
Golf carts are not allowed.
Acres of pine-hardwood forest and gently rolling terrain surround Poulous Loop Group Campground. 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.
Poulous Loop offers a rustic primitive camp setting ideal for exploring the surrounding area's hunting and trail riding opportunities.
The surrounding forest environment sustains abundant wildlife populations, making it one of the most desirable hunting areas in the state for big-game deer and turkey seasons. Hunting and fishing in South Carolina is regulated by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Visit www.dnr.sc.gov for more about the SCDNR.
The Woods Ferry Horse Trail is a 26 mile trail system that parallels the Broad River corridor and meanders in and around upland pine and hardwood drains of the area. The trail is open to horses, hikers and mountain bikers and can be easily accessed by following forest service gravel road 301F to access the trail junction.
US 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 Lockhart, SC on SC-49 and the Broad River follow SC-49 N. SC-49 will fork north, continue staight on SC-9 for 4.3 miles. Turn right onto Woods Ferry Road for 0.4 miles, turn right onto Roy Wade Road for 0.1 miles, make a slight right onto 535, Worthy's Ferry Road, for 3.3 miles, (This road is asphalt about halfway which then becomes a gravel road), Turn right onto Feltman Road and drive 1.3 miles. Poulous Loop Group Campground is on the right.