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||28 miles of horse trails, generally several degrees cooler than the lower part of SC. Shady trails without too much volunteer trail damage and minimal re-routing on gravel. Fat and old horses may want to skip these trails as the climbs can be long and occasionally a bit steep. River crossing of the Chattooga river are beautiful. Novice riders may find the ride intimidating. Ride a counter clockwise loop and parallel the river to watch canoes, rafts, and kayaks drifting along.
BEWARE, rains on this steep terrain can make rivers rise several feet in a few hours! |
|Best Time to Visit
||Other than holidays, very quiet.|
|Times to Avoid
||4th of July, other holidays. No camp host, gets rowdy with drunks on holidays.|
||Whetstone Horse Camp is a great getaway for horseback riders who like to ride and camp. It serves as a base camp for riders on both the Rocky Gap (South Carolina) and the Willis Knob (Georgia) horse trails.
18 sites, 9 are by reservation only, 9 are come-first only. Reserve sites up to six months in advance at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777.
Fees are $12 per day per site for single sites, and $24 per day for double sites. A reservation fee of $10 will be added per site. Horse trail and day-use parking have no fee. |
||USDA Forest Service
|Andrew Pickens Ranger District
112 Andrew Pickens Circle
Mountain Rest, SC 29664
|Kinsey's Start 'em Right
||Take US 76 NorthWest from Westminster, 16 miles
Turn Right on SR S-37-196 (Chattooga Ridge Rd) 6 miles
Turn Left at the 4-way Stop onto Earls Ford Road, 2.25 miles
then watch for Whetstone Horse Camp sign on the left.
|This information was provided by mike Kinsey on 7/29/2015 3:15:06 PM|