Manchester State Forest

6740 Headquarters RD
Wedgefield, SC 29168


Offers public access for hunting, fishing, hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, biking and motorcycle/ATV riding. Rifle and pistol range open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. Site features the "High Hills of Santee" section and the Wateree Passage of the Palmetto Trail.

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6740 Headquarters RD
Wedgefield, SC 29168

Phone: 803-494-8196
Fax: 803-494-8314


  • Admission : Permits required for motorcycles, OHV (off highway vehicles), horses and bikes.
  • Days and Hours of Operation : Office M-F 8:30am-4pm. Trails open daily from Jan. 2-Sept. 14 dawn-dusk. From Sept 15-Jan. 1 Su only.
  • Days and Holidays Closed : Trails closed Jan. 1
  • Checks Accepted
  • Visa/Master Card
  • Other Credit Cards : Debit cards
  • Biking