SCDNR Property Closures and Advisories
- Clemson University has closed the University-owned property where Fant’s Grove and Lake Keowee WMAs are located until further notice.
- SCDNR's State Lakes reopening for bank fishing
- SCDNR's State Lakes closing in response to Governor's Executive Order
- Due to Governor McMaster’s Executive Order 2020-16, access to Caper’s Island is closed. Therefore, we will no longer be issuing camping permits for dates at least through April 14th and access to the island is currently prohibited. We apologize for the inconvenience, but it is necessary to comply with the Executive order and to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
- Sassafras Mountain Tower, Bald Rock to close in response to COVID-19
- The Botany Bay Plantation beach access will be closed effective March 28 until further notice. The remainder of the property will remain open at this time.
- The St. Stephen's Fish Lift (Shad cam available) is closed.
- All SCDNR freshwater fish hatcheries (still operational, but closed to public)
- SCDNR offices statewide will no longer be able to accommodate in-person transactions at our customer service counters until further notice. In the interim, operations at SCDNR offices will continue, with processing for all boat titling and registration and licensing customer requests being handled online, by telephone or via the U.S. mail.
- Due to the executive order from the Governor for prevention of the COVID-19 virus, all DNR ranges will close at 3 PM today, March 20, 2020, and remain closed until further notice. Please continue to monitor our website for updated information on ranges.
- The U.S. Department of Energy has closed Crackerneck Wildlife Management Area and Ecological Reserve in Aiken County. The property is closed until further notice.
- Duke Energy will close Bad Creek Hydro Project and Musterground Road in Oconee County Monday, March 23. This means the Oconee County access to the Jocassee Gorges is closed to vehicles. The gates will be locked until further notice. This also closes some vehicle access points to the Foothills Trail.
Update: As of September 9, 2019, repair work on the Toxaway River pedestrian bridge (Jocassee Gorges Area) on the Foothills Trail has been completed and the bridge has returned to normal service. Thanks to bridge contractor Crowder Construction for keeping the bridge passable during this repair process.