South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area
Map of Property
Directions to Property
From Aiken go south on Hwy 78 for approximately 12 miles to Windsor, then turn left on Spring Branch Rd (CR 212; after the pavement ends this road is known as Windsor Road) and go 6 miles to the crossroads. Turn right on Oak Ridge Club Road and go 1 mile to the preserve's north parking lot. There is also a parking lot located on the south side of the property along Long Cane Road. Preserve signs are visible from the Oak Ridge Club Road and Windsor Road.
From Columbia take I-20 west toward Augusta, get off at Exit 33 (Hwy 39/Old 96 Indian Trail) and turn left, in Wagener turn right (the only red light downtown) on S. Main St./SC 113, follow SC 113 until it dead-ends into Veterans Rd, turn right on Veterans Rd and go for approximately 5 miles until Oak Ridge Club Rd is intersected, turn right on Oakridge Club Rd and travel for approximately 2 miles to the preserve's north parking lot. The parking lot is located on the left hand (south) side of Oak Ridge Club Rd.