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Collins Creek Seasonal Campground is located within the borders of the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests in South Carolina. It's named after Collins Creek which runs nearby, providing a scenic backdrop for campers and offering opportunities for fishing and enjoying the natural surroundings. The campground typically operates seasonally, so it's essential for visitors to check the date availability before planning their trip.

Facilities and Amenities

Basic Facilities:

  • Campsites often have a combination of picnic tables, campfire rings, and grill stands.
  • Access to vault toilets may be provided since many forest campgrounds have minimal facilities.

Water Access:

  • Drinking water may not be readily available; visitors are usually encouraged to bring their own supply or have a means to treat natural water sources.


  • Campgrounds typically have specific sites that are more accessible than others. Visitors with accessibility concerns should check the site's details before visiting.



  • With Collins Creek in proximity, the campground provides anglers with opportunities to fish. A valid state fishing license is usually required.


  • Nearby trails can offer hiking experiences that range from easy to challenging, leading through diverse ecosystems.

Wildlife Viewing:

  • The Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests are home to a wide array of wildlife, so visitors can enjoy bird watching and possibly spotting other local fauna.

Reservation and Fees


  • Visitors can often book a campsite through a centralized reservation system or directly with the local ranger district office.


  • There are typically daily fees for camping which can vary based on the type of site and amenities provided. Discounts may be available for holders of certain federal passes.

Rules and Regulations

Campfire and Firewood Policy:

  • To prevent the spread of invasive species, the transport of out-of-state firewood may be prohibited. Campers should use local firewood or gather dead, downed wood where allowed.


  • Pets are generally allowed but need to be kept on a leash and attended at all times. Visitors should also manage their pet's waste properly.

Stay Limit:

  • There is usually a maximum consecutive stay limit, which might vary between 14 to 21 days within a 30-day period.

Food Storage:

  • Due to wildlife, proper food storage is crucial. Visitors are required to store food and scented items securely to avoid attracting animals.

Weather and Safety

The weather can be unpredictable, so campers should come prepared for various conditions. Check the forecast and plan for cold nights and hot days, and always have rain gear packed.


  • Have a first aid kit ready for emergencies.
  • Be aware of potential hazards, such as snakes and insects.
  • Know the protocol for encountering wildlife such as bears.

Access and Location

To get to Collins Creek Seasonal Campground, specific driving directions should be gathered as GPS systems may not always provide accurate directions in remote forest areas. It's best to refer to the official website or contact the local ranger station for the most current information and detailed directions.

Note: All information provided here is general and may change over time. For the most current and specific details about Collins Creek Seasonal Campground, it is best to contact the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests' managing authorities or visit their official website.

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