James Ross Wildlife Reservation

Property Location

York, SC 29745

Latitude: 34.965  Longitude:-81.281
Acreage: 305
County: York
Game Zone: 2


Property Type: WMA Other


Activities / Facilities

Nature Viewing Hiking Hunting

Property Description

The SC Department of Natural Resources (DNR) established the James Ross Wildlife Reservation on October 4, 1995. It was donated to the DNR by (Miss) Ms. Kitty W. Sandifer. Ms. Sandifer was born on the property and lived most of her life in nearby York, SC. She was a school teacher prior to her retirement and lived to be 96 years of age before her death in February 1994. In her will, Ms. Sandifer requested that this property be known as the James Ross Wildlife Reservation. A parking area is available and a sign dedicating the tract is present.

The James Ross Wildlife Reservation consists of 305 acres and lies approximately 2 miles southwest of the town of York in York County, SC. It is located south of Ross Branch and is intersected by State Road 35 (Old Pinckney Road). The property is situated at latitude of N 34 degrees and 58 minutes and a longitude of E 81 degrees and 16 minutes.

Pine timber stands comprise about 150 acres and are primarily natural shortleaf, some Virginia pine and two small areas of loblolly pine. A significant number of desirable mast-producing hardwood species such as red oak, white oak, hickory, beech and dogwood occur on the tract and account for approximately 145 acres. Several small wildlife openings are present.

Hunting of white-tailed deer, wild turkey, small game and furbearers is allowed within the Game Zone 2 seasons and bag limits.