WHETSTONE HORSE CAMP, SC

Whetstone Horse Camp is located in the Andrew Pickens Ranger District in Oconee County in the western corner of South Carolina, about 13 miles northwest of Walhalla. The Chattooga River flows nearby. With over 30 miles of horseback riding trails, Whetstone serves as a base for those...
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  • Horses must be tied to the highline, hitching rail, or stalls provided at each site; portable corrals or other devices may be used, but only if they are placed at the designated horse tethering area
  • Do not tie horses where they can chew on trees
  • Dispose of all manure in manure bins
  • Do not place trash in the fire rings
  • Hoses may be used to fill water tanks and horse troughs; do not leave unattended hoses attached to water spigots
  • Pets must be leashed in the campground
  • At single campsites, you may park up to one camper, one horse trailer, and two motor vehicles in your parking spur; at double campsites (sites 6 and 7), you may park up to two campers, two horse trailers, and two motor vehicles in your parking spur
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Whetstone Entrance Sign Whetstone Main Loop Road Fee Station Restroom
Overview

Overview

Whetstone Horse Camp is located in the Andrew Pickens Ranger District in Oconee County in the western corner of South Carolina, about 13 miles northwest of Walhalla. The Chattooga River flows nearby. With over 30 miles of horseback riding trails, Whetstone serves as a base for those who like to ride and camp.

Natural Features:

The camp is situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near the Rocky Gap and Willis Knob Horse Trails.

The Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests encompass more than 629,000 acres in four districts throughout South Carolina, from the lowcountry Atlantic Coast to the western foothills along the Georgia border.

Recreation:

The Rocky Gap Trail on the South Carolina side of the river and the Willis Knob Horse Trail on the Georgia side provide excellent horseback riding and hiking opportunities. Visitors also enjoy exploring the nearby Chattooga River.

Facilities:

The campground is open year-round and has 18 sites with parking spurs for horse trailers. Nine sites are available by reservation only, while the other nine are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each site is equipped with a picnic table, fire ring and lantern post. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Hitching racks are located throughout the facility.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Walhalla is 13 miles away. The town holds an annual Oktoberfest celebration the third weekend of October.

Stumphouse Tunnel, a 19-century uncompleted railroad tunnel, and Isaqueena Falls make for interesting visits. Both are located just 20 minutes from the camp.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 23 2014 - Mon Feb 23 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Lantern Posts
  • Parking Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $12.00-$24.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $12.00-$24.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.86477, -83.22519
34°51'53"N, 83°13'31"W

From Walhalla, go north 6 miles on State Highway 28. Turn left onto Whetstone Road. Go straight for about 5 miles. Continue straight at the four-way stop, for another 1.5 miles. The pavement ends and gravel begins. A sign for Whetstone Horse Camp is about 3/4-mile down the gravel road. The camp is on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

WHETSTONE HORSE CAMP
112 ANDREW PICKENS CIRCLE
MOUNTAIN REST  SC  29664

Phone Number:

Project Office: (864)638-9568