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Status: Open year round.   Season Dates


Cassidy Bridge Primitive Camp is situated in the Andrew Pickens Ranger District in Oconee County in the western corner South Carolina. The camp sits on the Chauga River, with the Chattooga River a short drive away. Popular activities include hunting, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, whitewater rafting and sightseeing.

Natural Features:

The camp is located in a wooded area on the banks of the Chauga River in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a part of the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests. More than 629,000 acres are encompassed in four districts throughout South Carolina, from the lowcountry Atlantic Coast to the western foothills along the Georgia border.


Big-game and turkey hunting are very popular activities in the area. The camp is also a favorite of groups who enjoy hiking, whitewater rafting and fishing.


The campground is open free of charge during big game (September 1 – December 31) and turkey (April 1 – 30) hunting seasons. During the rest of the year, the camp is available for group reservations. Reservations can be made 12 months in advance.

Amenities include a pit toilet and RV parking.

Nearby Attractions:

The Chattooga River and commercial river outfitters are within a 15-minute drive.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Pit Toilets
  • RV Parking
  • River Access
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Cassidy Bridge is secured with a locked gate; the lock combination will be disclosed upon reservation confirmation; call 864-638-9568 Monday-Friday (8AM to noon, 12:30 to 4:30 PM) to verify combination
  • No hookups available
  • Click here for more information on the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests
  • Don't Move Firewood : Help protect our forests! Obtain your firewood near your destination to avoid the spread of pests. Using firewood from outside the area can threaten native trees and forests. Firewood from outside the area is not recommended as some states have quarantines in effect and firewood movement is illegal. Visit don'tmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.78917, -83.23583
34°47'21"N, 83°14'9"W

From Walhalla, SC, drive 5 miles north on Highway 28. Turn left on Whetstone Road, and follow it for three quarters of a mile to Cassidy Bridge Road. Turn left on Cassidy Bridge Road, and follow it for 5 miles to the campground.

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Information: (864)638-9568