South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area
Map of Property
Directions to Property
From Westminster, SC in Oconee County, go west on US highway 76. Follow US 76 for 4.6 miles from its intersection with US123 in Westminster, then go left on Welcome Church Road. Follow Welcome Church RD (SC88) for 5.2 miles (well past Welcome Church) and take a right onto Cleveland Pike Road. Follow Cleveland Pike Road (SC160) for 2.2 miles and turn right onto Barton Creek Road (gravel). Follow Barton Creek Road 0.8 miles. At the three-way stop go left onto Cooper Road (paved). Continue up Cooper Road past the Cherokee Creek Boys School, following the road to its end (Cooper Road is a Dead End Road). You will see Heritage Preserve signs on the right. The paved parking area is along the Tugaloo River on the left side of the road. You may hike behind the gate, following the old gravel roadbed. The closed road fords Brasstown Creek at one point so be prepared for wet feet if you choose to explore that far.