Burrells Ford Road

Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

Distance9.7mi
Elevation Gain4,410ft
Trailhead Elevation2,786ft
Top2,786ft
Elevation Min/Max1714/2786ft
Elevation Start/End2786/2786ft

Burrells Ford Road

Burrells Ford Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in South Carolina and Georgia. It is within Sumter National Forest. It is 9.7 miles long and begins at 2,786 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 19.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,410 feet. The Winchester Cemetery (elevation 2,123 feet) grave yard can be seen along the trail. There is also parking along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Old Burrells Ford Road and Chattooga River Trail.

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10/2/2009
Arriving mid-afternoon on a Friday, I was pleased to find endless options on campsites. Some of these were by the river and some were by King Creek. Its is not a terribly far hike from the parking lot along a gravel road to the campsites. Multiple trips and even a rolling cooler are not out of question. There are trash cans and water available near the campsites. This campground is a short distance from 3 beautiful waterfalls. Great weekend getaway.
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8/13/2009
Backpack in to the primitive sites along the river and you will enjoy a truely wonderful area. Remember to hang anything that would attract a black bear 10 feet up between two trees. Primitive campsites directly on the Chattogga are nice, but check out the sites that are along King Creek. You might take a liking to them, as I did...
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10/22/2008
Great place to go hike, camp and for me fish. You can have access to the river and it's not hard to reach the campsite about a quarter mile walk and it is really beautiful there.
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11/9/2007
Burrells Ford Campground makes for a great staging location if you have a long drive and won't be arriving to the area until late night. The campground offers many large camp areas along the beautiful banks of the chattoga.
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10/15/2007
We enjoy backcountry camping and rarely stay at campgrounds. Burrells Ford is not your typical campground. The sites are spread out and fairly private. From the parking lot it is about a quarter to half mile walk to the campsites. We camped at one of the sites right on the river. It was great! The river here is fairly shallow, but right down a couple hundred feet is a nice swimming hole. We actually waded out into the middle of the river and sat on a rock after dark to do some star gazing. The stars were awesome! The only thing that put a damper on the trip was extreme heat and humidity (It was August) and the biting flies. We will go back again but next time in May or June.
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3/26/2007
Love this place! There are plenty of campsites right on the river, and a good amount of trails for day hikes. When I went we used Burrell's Ford as a "base camp" and filled our days with hiking to Spoonauger Falls, King Creek Falls, and more! Excellent family spot!
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10/15/2002
The Burrells Ford Campgraound area is in a beautiful location. It does site right on the Chatooga River and has many easy access spots to fish. Since boating is not allowed on the stretch of the river the fishing is great. The campsites are simply fire rings. Finding and gathering wood is a little bit of a challenge, but it can be found. The sites though are very clean and the trails are smooth and easy to get around.
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Trail Information

Sumter National Forest
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Sumter National Forest
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Dog-friendly
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