# 18 - Bonneau Ferry WMA
Gravel & Dirt Ride
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.
Favorite Gravel Routes - Click for Maps:
Distance: 26+ miles of roads, endless options for adventure!
Time: As 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.
Bike Type: "Gravel," hybrid or trail/mountain style bikes with tires over 40c. "Knobby" bike tires are recommended, but not required for this ride.
Fees/Permits: No fees, but you must complete and display a Daily Visitation & Use Card found at the
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.
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.