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Description - The Long Cane Ranger District covers 116,000 acres in the southernmost Piedmont Area. Recreation on the District is best for people who enjoy a forest-type atmosphere. Spring and Fall are the most popular times. The two principal recreation areas are Parson's Mountain and Lick Fork Lakes. Hunt camps provide minimal facilities near good hunting opportunities. All are open during the fall/winter big game season and spring turkey season, and are also available during the remainder of the year. Other attractions on the District include the Turkey/Stevens and Long Cane Trails, the Parson's Mountain Motorcycle Trail, the Parson's Mountain Lookout, and the Long Cane Scenic Area.

Recreation - The Long Cane Ranger District offer a variety of forest based recreation opportunities. Some of the most popular activities on the District include canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, mountain biking, motorcycling, camping and fishing.

Climate - Climate on the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests varies with elevation and location. The area generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible in the winter at the higher elevations. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.

Location - The Long Cane Ranger District of the Sumter National Forest is located in western South Carolina, along the Georgia border. It is spread around the towns of Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick and Edgefield. The District office is located in Edgefield.

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Contact Information:
Long Cane Ranger District, 810 Buncombe Street , Edgefield, SC, 29824, Phone: 803-637-5396, Fax: 803-637-5247

Additional Information:
Midlands Region - The Midlands Region of South Carolina includes the middle portion of the state, between the Upcountry to the northwest and the Low country to the southeast. It surrounds the city of Columbia.
Sumter National Forest - The Sumter National Forest is spread into three sections in western and central South Carolina. One area lies in the Appalachian Mountains, while the other two form part of the piedmont.


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