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Swamp Fox Passage

Swamp FoxA 47-mile journey through four distinct ecosystems, the Swamp Fox Passage is currently the longest section of the cross-state trail. There are three trailheads, which means you can either do the trail as a three or four-day trip or in shorter sections. Any access point makes for an enjoyable trip and diverse views. Of note are the gorgeous Wadboo Swamp near the western trailhead and the grassy savannas around Dog Swamp and Turkey Creek.

Length: 47 miles
Use: Hiking and Mountain Biking
Difficulty: Easy if done in sections as a day hike, moderate otherwise.
Fees: none

*PLEASE NOTE: The water source at Halfway Creek Camp Site has been removed.

Directions: See page 2 of the map pdf.

Camping: There is primitive car camping available at Halfway Creek and there are several other backcountry sites along the trail. However, camping is limited to the designated areas. The cutting of live trees for firewood is prohibited.

Note: After Turkey Creek, the Swamp Fox Trail runs concurrently with the Jericho Horse trail, from mile marker 19 to 26.

Trail Update 1: The Canal Recreation Area, on the Swamp Fox and Lake Moultrie Passages, has been CLOSED.  A trailhead has been established on the other side of US 52 approximately 0.3 miles north on US 52.  A US Forest Service sign can be seen from the road.  This area is available for parking only.  No restrooms or water are available at this trailhead. 

Trail Update 2: There is no water availale at the Witherbee Ranger Station trailhead.

Additional information: USDA Forest Service, Francis Marion Ranger District, 2967 Steed Creek Road, Huger, SC 29450. (843) 336-3248. Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center, 5821 Hwy. 17 N, Awendaw, SC 29429. (843) 928-3368.

This Passage is divided into 4 section maps. Click section listing below to download individual pdfs.

Section 1 US Hwy 17 to Harleston Dam
Section 2 Harleston Dam to Irishtown Road
Section 3 Irishtown Road to Ackerman Road
Section 4 Ackerman Road to Canal Recreation Area





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