Campground and restrooms remain closed
The Forest Service has reopened the Buck Hall boat ramp and parking area on the Intracoastal Waterway in Charleston County.
This reopening includes the boat launch and vehicle parking areas. The campground and restrooms will remain closed at the Buck Hall Recreation Area due to COVID-19 concerns. A day-use fee of $7 per vehicle is required to use the boat ramp, with permits available onsite. Yearly Buck Hall parking passes are also available for $40.
“We are pleased to reopen the Buck Hall boat ramp after completing much-needed upgrades to infrastructure at the Buck Hall Recreation Area,” said Forest Supervisor Rick Lint. “We expect high use of the boat ramp for the Memorial Day holiday and want to remind visitors to continue to use caution and dispose of all trash and waste responsibly.”
Forest Service staff will actively monitor the Buck Hall area for litter, human waste and damage to natural resources. SC Department of Natural Resources officers will be highly visible to enforce boating safety laws.
Buck Hall provides access to one of the least-developed coastal areas left in South Carolina, with pristine habitat for abundant wildlife and fisheries. “It’s everyone’s responsibility to protect this special place,” Lint said. “If excess litter or resource damage occurs, we may need to consider re-closing the boat ramp to protect the resources.”