Bicycles may be ridden on hiking trails. The public may visit the Yawkey Center on a limited basis. Permits will be issued on a first come first served basis. Motorized vehicles, all terrain vehicles, and off road vehicles may be operated only on open maintained roads and parking areas except as otherwise established by posted notice or as approved by the Department. Managed wetlands will be open for wildlife observation, bird watching, photography or nature study during daylight hours (1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset) from February 9 through October 31 each year. Motorized and non motorized vehicle access to the Jocassee Gorges is limited.
The operation of a motorized vehicle behind any closed gate is prohibited. Access by the general public to the Jocassee Gorges by motorized vehicles will follow a seasonal schedule. The Foothills Trail passes through portions of the Jocassee Gorges. Camping is allowed only during Department designated archery hunts. No bicycle may be operated in any manner or place that will damage or degrade any feature or habitat. A permit is required for all camping. Fishing is permitted on Murphy and Cedar Island beaches at any time on a year round basis. During scheduled big game hunts, bicycles and all terrain vehicles are prohibited except as used by legal hunters and anglers.
Camping is allowed only by permit issued by the Department. Camping along the Foothills Trail is restricted to hikers while engaged in backpacking. Bicyclists may ride in groups no larger than five (5). Due to water level manipulations, the canoe trail may not always be accessible due to low water levels. Primitive camping is restricted to designated areas and will be allowed only between November 1 and April 30 of the next year. Horse may be ridden on any road that is not posted as closed to horse riding. Notice of the hunts will be issued annually.
October 16 through March 14 access is allowed only in the intertidal zone between low and high tide waterlines.
Backcountry camping by permit will be allowed at any time during the year that the main roads allowing access to the Jocassee Gorges are not opened in connection with big game hunting. A camper may remain in one location no more than five consecutive nights. Horseback riders must obtain a permit from the Donnelley WMA office prior to riding. Primitive camping only is allowed by permit issued by the Department. No dogs allowed on the beach. During scheduled big game hunts, bicycles and all terrain vehicles are prohibited except as used by legal hunters and anglers. The preserve is closed to use except by permit. A camping permit is required, and this may be obtained by mail. The following roads are open year round: Murray Road, Pine Log Landing Road, Mouth of Catfish Creek Road. files. These 80 people may be divided into no more than 20 different groups. No campfires or any other use of fire shall be allowed. The Santee Coastal Reserve is open during daylight hours (1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset) for limited public use year round except during annually scheduled hunts. No camping will be allowed that may conflict with organized hunts. Make sure to obtain a camping permit before spending the night. by contacting Lauton Sutley or 843-953-9354. Permit may be obtained from the DNR Charleston office. The Foothills Trail passes through portions of the Jocassee Gorges. Last Thursday Frank and I headed to the coast of SC to kayak and primitive camp on Capers island a SC Heritage Preserve. On any land where no speed limit signs are posted the speed limit shall be 15 miles per hour. Persons without permits must be off the island by one hour after sunset. No live plants may be cut or cleared to improve or expand a campsite. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources -. Bicycles may be ridden on any area that is not marked or posted as restricted to bicycles. Backcountry camping is defined as minimal impact camping. Overnight Camping on Capers Island is by permit only. All terrain vehicles, bicycles, and horses are prohibited. Capers is a large island, so break your hikes up day by day. Horse riding is allowed only on designated trails.
Camping is restricted to primitive camping. Horse riding is allowed only on roadways, firebreaks and established trails. Horse riding is allowed only on roads open for use by motorized vehicles. The upland nature trail will be available during open periods stated above. Road opening and closing schedules written below are given as general information. Gas lanterns and gas grills only may be used by campers. Permits may be acquired on a first-come first-serve basis during regular business hours M-F 8:30-5pm by contacting Lauton Sutley or 843-953-9354. Department maintenance facilities on the island are not open to the public. Camping is restricted to primitive camping. Department maintenance facilities on the island are not open to the public. Each person entering the preserve other than by boat must sign in and out at a designated entrance/exit. Camping is restricted to primitive camping in designated areas only.
Each year ospreys nest on Capers near the front beach. Caper’s Island Heritage Preserve. A person may use an all terrain vehicle while actually engaged in hunting at any time hunting is allowed; provided, however, the operation of an all terrain vehicle is restricted to one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset with the exception of game retrieval, and an all terrain vehicle may be used only on open roads. The Department may open and close any road at any time and for such duration as deemed necessary by the Department to manage the property. Public visitation is by permit only.
Gate color can may be changed as discretion of SCDNR. Horse riding by permit only on roads open to motorized vehicle traffic, upland areas only, no The dikes around the waterfowl impoundments and the canoe trail will be closed, except by prior arrangement, during the period of November 1 through January 31 of the next year. Backcountry camping is allowed by permit only at any location within the Jocassee Gorges, except for any area closed for camping by the Department. Horse riding is allowed on roads open for use by motorized vehicles. Managed wetlands will be open for wildlife observation, bird watching, photography, or nature study during daylight hours (1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset) from February 9 through October 31 each year except during special hunts and events regulated by the Department. Horseback riding by permit only, only on roads open to motorized vehicles, no groups larger than 5 horses, and no horseback riding during any open hunting seasons. Primitive camping only is allowed. No camping without a permit except for deer, turkey, and hog hunters on nights before a designated hunt.
Camping is restricted to primitive camping in designated areas only. All terrain vehicles may be ridden on the portions of Cane Break and Horsepasture roads on the Preserve subject to the same rules as the Jim Timmerman Natural Resources Area at Jocassee Gorges.