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Sand Hills State Forest campsite information

Sand Hills State Forest offers 20 primitive campsites available for reservations.

The Sugarloaf Mountain Recreation Area has eight campsites located along Mountain Road. Six of these sites have accompanying shelters.

There are eight campsites for equine use located off of Gas Line Road. Five of these sites have corrals.

Four additional campsites are available, one with an accompanying shelter at Campbell’s Lake and three other single campsites without shelters at Hunter Pond, Lee Pond and Sexton Pond.

Most campsites have a picnic table, fire ring or fireplace and trash can. There are three restroom facilities: one near Mountain Pond, one at Sugarloaf Mountain and one at the equine camping area.

You will need a permit for horseback riding at Sand Hills State Forest. Permits are not required for hikers using the trails or for others using the day-use areas, shelters or ponds; however, reservations are required to use the shelters and can be made by calling the forest office directly at (843) 498-6478.

Recreational permits for horseback riding can be purchased online through sc.gov or at the Sand Hills State Forest office during regular business hours.

Camping fees


Family camping sites with shelters
(1A, 1B, 2, 5, 6, 7 and the shelter at Campbell’s Lake)                       $15/day


Family camping sites without shelters
(3, 4, Sexton Pond site, Hunter Pond site and Lee Pond site)          $10/day


Equine camping sites, no shelters
(8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)                                                                  $10/day
Sites 8, 9, 13, 14 and 15 have corrals.

You must call the Sand Hills office to make camping reservations in order to camp on the property: (843) 498-6478.

Campsite descriptions

Family camping area near Sugarloaf Mountain

The Sugarloaf Mountain Recreation Area has eight campsites located along Mountain Road. Six of these sites have accompanying shelters. There are two restroom facilities in this area.

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fee
SL 1ALargest shelter. Fireplace, picnic table, trash can. Across the road from the nature trail and restroom facility.In Sugarloaf Mountain Recreation Area on Mountain Road.
Next to Mountain Pond.
Beside SL 1B.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109).
$15 per night

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fee
SL 1BSmaller shelter. Fireplace, picnic table, trash can. Across the road from the restroom facility.In Sugarloaf Mountain Recreation Area on Mountain Road.
Next to Mountain Pond.
Behind SL 1A.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109).
$15 per night


Site Name
AmenitiesLocationRental Fee
SL 2Shelter with picnic table, fire ring, trash can.
Beside Mountain Pond.
In Sugarloaf Mountain Recreation Area on Mountain Road.
Shelter closest to pier on Mountain Pond.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109).
$15 per night

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fee
SL 3No shelter, close to Mountain Pond. Picnic table, fire ring, trash can.In Sugarloaf Mountain Recreation Area on Mountain Road.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109).
$10 per night

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fee
SL 4No shelter, between Mountain Pond and Sugarloaf Mountain. Picnic table, fire ring, trash can.In Sugarloaf Mountain Recreation Area on Mountain Road.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109).
$10 per night

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fee
SL 5Shelter right by the back of Sugarloaf Mountain.
Picnic table, fire ring, trash can.
In Sugarloaf Mountain Recreation Area on Mountain Road.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109).
$15 per night

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fee
SL 6Shelter across from Sugarloaf Mountain. Picnic table, fire ring, trash can.In Sugarloaf Mountain Recreation Area on Mountain Road.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109).
$15 per night

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fee
SL 7Shelter across from Sugarloaf Mountain next to Horseshoe Mountain.
Picnic table, fire ring, trash can. Across from restroom.
In Sugarloaf Mountain Recreation Area on Mountain Road.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109).
$15 per night

Restroom facilities in Sugarloaf Recreation Area

Map of Sugarloaf Recreation Area
This map of the Sugarloaf Recreation Area shows both the family campsites and the equine campsites.

Equine camping area on Gasoline Road

There is a large day-use parking area for horse trailer parking on Gas Line Road. Overnight camping for horse groups is available at eight equine sites in the equine camping area off of Gas Line Road.

Each equine site with a corral (sites 8, 9, 13, 14 and 15) can hold 6-10 trailers per site.

Sites 10-12 can hold 2-3 trailers per site and do not have a corral. All equine campsites do not have shelters.

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fee
SL 8Equine site with no shelter.
16×16 corral.
Closest to Mountain Pond.
Picnic table, fire ring and trash can.
Can hold 6-10 trailers.
In Equine Camping Area off Gas Line Road.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109) to Gas Line Road.
$10 per night

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fee
SL 9Equine site with no shelter.
16×16 corral.
Picnic table, fire ring and trash can.
Can hold 6-10 trailers.
Closest to restroom.
In Equine Camping Area off Gas Line Road.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109).
$10 per night

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fee
SL-10Equine site with no shelter and no corral. Picnic table and trash can.
Can hold 2-3 trailers on site.
In Equine Camping Area off Gas Line Road.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109).
$10 per night

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fees
SL 11Equine site with no shelter and no corral. Picnic table, fire ring and trash can.
Can hold 2-3 trailers on site.
In Equine Camping Area off Gas Line Road.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109).
$10 per night

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fee
SL 12Equine site with no shelter and no corral. Picnic table, fire ring and trash can.
Can hold 2-3 trailers on site.
In Equine Camping Area off Gas Line Road.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109).
$10 per night

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fees
SL 13Equine site with no shelter.
16×16 corral.
Picnic table and trash can.
Can hold 6-10 trailers.
Close to day-use parking area.
In Equine Camping Area off Gas Line Road.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109).
$10 per night

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fee
SL 14Equine site with no shelter.
16×16 corral.
Fire ring and trash can.
Can hold 6-10 trailers.
Close to day-use parking area.
In Equine Camping Area off Gas Line Road.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109).
$10 per night

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fee
SL 15Equine site with no shelter.
16×16 corral.
Picnic table, fire ring and trash can.
Can hold 6-10 trailers.
Close to day-use parking area and closest to Gas Line Road.
In Equine Camping Area off Gas Line Road.
West of Patrick, turn off Hartsville Ruby Road (Highway 109).
$10 per night

Restroom facility in equine camping area

Sand Hills State Forest Equine Area Restroom

Day-Use parking area

There is a large area on Gas Line Road for day-use horse trailer parking.

Campbell’s Lake Shelter

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fees
Cambell’s Lake SiteShelter with no restroom next to Campbell’s Lake. Picnic table, fireplace, trash can.
On beautiful cypress pond.
Off Campbell’s Lake Road and Old Hwy 1 Road.
4 miles north of Patrick.
$15 per night

Hunter Pond

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fee
Hunter Pond SiteSite with no shelter or restroom next to Hunter Pond.
Picnic table and trash can.
Site is 50 yards from square fishing dock on Hunter Pond.
Off TT 110 Rd. Ver to the right.
Beside Hunter Pond.
$10 per night

Lee Pond

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fee
Lee Pond SiteSite with no shelter or restroom next to Lee Pond.
2 sites with trash cans by the pond.
On Rd. TT 110 off TT10
Beside Lee Pond. Sites on opposite sides of pond.
$10 per night

Sexton Pond

Site NameAmenitiesLocationRental Fees
Sexton Pond SiteSite with no shelter or restroom next to Sexton Pond.
2 sites with trash cans by the pond.
West of McBee off Old Creek Road (S-13-296).
Beside Sexton Pond. One site off Old Creek Rd. at the pond. One site on the other side of the pond off Power Plant Rd.
$10 per night

Rules

  • Campers must obtain a reservation from the Sand Hills State Forest office.
  • Campers must camp in the reserved site.
  • Lanterns must not be hung in trees or bushes.
  • The person obtaining a reservation is responsible for everything that happens in the reserved site.
  • Reservations run from 11 a.m. on day one until 11 a.m. the following day.
  • Pack out what you pack in.

Activities NOT allowed on Sand Hills State Forest

  • Altering of trails
  • Swimming in ponds or creeks
  • Drugs or alcoholic beverages
  • Picking or cutting plants
  • Firearms (while riding or hiking)
  • Fireworks
  • Pets (unless on a leash)
  • Littering

Please call the Sand Hills office to make camping reservations: (843) 498-6478.