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  • Long Cane Ranger District

    The 120,000-acre Long Cane Ranger District is in the Piedmont counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick and Saluda. The district office is located in the town of Edgefield, home of ten South Carolina governors. The Long Cane has a very progressive wildlife and fisheries program. Popular forms of recreation on the district include horseback riding, motorcycle and mountain bike riding, hiking, picnicking and hunting. The district has recreation areas with several camping units, picnic areas, boat launches and swimming areas. Deer and turkey hunting are very popular. We have robust timber sale and prescribed burn programs (26,000 acres burned annually with the Enoree District).

    The town of Edgefield is rich in history and is located 20 miles north of Aiken, 60 miles northwest of Columbia, 25 miles north of Augusta, Georgia, and approximately 35 miles south of Greenwood. Mild winters, and a delightful spring and fall (hot July and August) make this a great climate. World-class golf and equestrian facilities are within 30 minutes of Edgefield. River and lake (Lake Thurmond) fishing opportunities abound for red-eyed, spot tail, striped, and largemouth bass; and catfish, striper, brim, and crappie. The national headquarters for National Wild Turkey Federation and Quail Unlimited are in Edgefield.