Sumter National Forest - Long Cane Ranger District

Property Location

810 Buncombe Street
Edgefield, SC 29824

Latitude: 33.8037  Longitude:-81.9308
Acreage: 119076
County: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, Saluda
Game Zone: 2

Property Type: WMA Other

Hours of Operation

1 hour before sunrise - 1 hour after sunset. Except for legal hunting at night.

Activities / Facilities

Primitive Camping Driving Fishing Hunting Nature Viewing Hiking Shooting Ranges

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 Long Cane Ranger District is comprised of approximately 120,000 acres in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick and Saluda counties. 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 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. Forested areas that consist of predominantly thinned pine stands 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 on US 25 north of Edgefield.