Manchester State Forest Manchester State Forest Trail Guide

Manchester

Manchester Trails Map (pdf)

 

PALMETTO TRAIL REGULATIONS

PERMITS

 

NOT ALLOWED:

ALTERING OF TRAILS
DRUGS
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
PICKING OR CUTTING PLANTS

CAMPING
FIREARMS WHILE RIDING OR HIKING
FIREWORKS
PETS (UNLESS ON A LEASH)

ROADS

State Forest Access Roads are open to licensed and registered vehicles only unless designated as part of the trail.

TRAIL USE DATES AND HOURS

The Palmetto Trail is open daily to users as indicated on the trail guide.
All users of the Palmetto Trail should take safety precautions during hunting seasons (September 15 through April 30).

RIDING
* Permits Required For Bicycle and Equine

All users and/or visitors agree to abide by all published and posted rules set forth by the State of South Carolina, S. C. Forestry Commission, Manchester State Forest, and that for and in consideration of the privilege granted by the State of South Carolina, S. C. Forestry Commission, Manchester State Forest, do hereby and forever release and waive for himself/herself, heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns the State of South Carolina, S. C. Forestry Commission, Manchester State Forest, its agents, servants, and properties, any and all claims, demands, damages, actions, causes of action or suits at law or in equity, of whatsoever kind or nature for or because of any matter or thing done, omitted, or suffered to be done by the State of South Carolina, S. C. Forestry Commission, Manchester State Forest, its agents, servants, or properties, on account of any and all claims of whatsoever kind or nature arising out of or in any manner connected with any presence or activities on the lands of the State of South Carolina, S. C. Forestry Commission, Manchester State Forest.

TRAIL ETIQUETTE

CAMPING

Campsites are available at Poinsett State Park, (803)494-8177 or Sumter County Recreation Department’s Mill Creek County Park, (803) 436-2248.

Call Box

 

Emergency Call Boxes

Manchester has installed three Emergency Call Boxes for trail users in the event of an emergency.  There have been several accidents on the recreation trails, especially in the OHV area, and cell phone service is very poor in the Manchester area so the boxes were seen as a remedy for this communication problem in the event of emergencies. 

When the button on the call box is pressed, the call goes directly to the Sumter County 911 Dispatch.  The Dispatcher can communicate back with the caller and get emergency help as needed.  Only emergency calls to the Dispatch Center can be made on these boxes.  To make an emergency call press the button in the lower right corner of the box.

Contact

Manchester State Forest office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM. The office is closed on weekends and state holidays.

Phone: (803) 494-8196

 

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Manchester State Forest
6740 Headquarters Road
Wedgefield, SC 29168
803-494-8196
FAX: 803-494-8314


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