Sumter National Forest - Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Property Location

112 Andrew Pickens Circle
Mountain Rest, SC 29664

Latitude: 34.8097  Longitude:-83.1269
Acreage: 84000
County: Oconee
Game Zone: 1

Property Type: WMA Other

Activities / Facilities

Biking Driving Equestrian Fishing Hunting Nature Viewing Hiking Shooting Ranges Important Bird Area

Property Owner Information

US Forest Service

'US Forest Service' is the property Owner and has a cooperative partnership with SCDNR to manage this property.

Property Description

The Andrew Pickens Ranger District is comprised of approximately 85,000 acres in Oconee County. It is a part of the Sumter National Forest and is managed by the United States Forest Service (USFS) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is managed for multiple use which includes timber, water, wildlife and recreation. The wildlife habitat on the National Forest is cooperatively managed by the USFS and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). All of this land is within the Wildlife Management Area (WMA) program administered by the SCDNR and it is available for public hunting, fishing and other allowable outdoor recreational opportunities.

Many other areas within the forest such as closed roads, firelines, wildlife openings and utility rights-of-way are planted with wildlife foods, are maintained in an open state for habitat diversity and are managed to maintain and improve wildlife habitat. Some forested areas are prescribed burned periodically to reduce fuel buildup and minimize the danger of wildfire and also to enhance the habitat for wildlife.

The USFS maintains an office and work center at Stumphouse Ranger Station on SC 28 north of Walhalla.