# 18 - Bonneau Ferry WMA 
 Gravel & Dirt Ride 

 Rated: Easy 

 26+ miles of roads for 
-cycling, many options! 

 

 With more than 11,000 acres of preserved 

 lands, nearly 30 miles of dirt, gravel and 

 other roads, DNR's Bonneau Ferry Wildlife 

 Management Area is the hidden gem of 

 the Low Country for a variety of family 

 outdoor recreation. For the bike rider, you'll 

 traverse miles of picturesque, beautifully 

 maintained roads, see bottomland/swamp 
-habitats, and have the chance to visit 
-history dating to the early 18th century! 
-This is an area that you can return to 
-again and again, and experience a unique 
-family adventure each time you visit.  

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Difficulty:  Easy.

Distance:  26+ miles of roads, endless options for adventure!

TimeAs much or as little time as you'd like. At a minimum, plan to spend a couple hours here.

Trail Surface:  Dirt, gravel, forest service roads, easy-going.

Trail Marker:  All roads are signed and easy to follow. IMPORTANT: Pick up a map at the entrance kiosk or

download it from this website. 

Bike Type "Gravel," hybrid or trail/mountain style bikes with tires over 40c. "Knobby" bike tires are recommended, but not required for this ride. 

Crowds:  Light. 

Fees/Permits:  No fees, but you must complete and display a Daily Visitation & Use Card found at the 

entrance kiosk. 

Special Hours of Operation:  Open year round with the following exclusions: Open Thursday - Sunday

March 2 - October 31; closed Saturdays in April until 11:00 a.m., closed on deer hunting days. Area will be

CLOSED to visitors during ALL firearms/archery draw hunts. The entire property is CLOSED to the public during scheduled lottery hunts.

DNR Website Information: Click HERE

Restrooms:  None.

Precautions:  Biting insects can be formidable in the warmer months. IMPORTANT: Bikers must yield to horseback

riders. Step off the road and stop!

It's advised to wear "hunter's orange" or other bright colored clothing during hunting season.

Bonneau Ferry Entrance Gate:  HWY 402, Cordesville, SC 29434. GPS: 33.122654, -79.874581 or 33°07'21.6"N 79°52'28.5"W.  Google Maps recognizes "Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Management Area," however doesn't map 

you to the entrance (it map you to inside the preserve). It's best to use the GPS coordinates listed here.

Contacts:  Department of Natural Resources, 305 Black Oak Rd., Bonneau, SC 29431. 843-825-3387.

Weather at the Preserve:  Click HERE

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