Hunt & Fish in Aiken County

Aiken County is the perfect place to throw a line and catch a trophy bass! Take advantage of the fantastic Savannah River on your next fishing trip to hook bream, catfish, largemouth and striped bass. The black water of the South Edisto River is an outdoor lovers paradise. Fish for bream, bass and catfish along the banks or launch your small watercraft from Hwy 21 at Keadles Bridge or Davis Bridge Ramps.

Several lakes, ponds and streams are located in Aiken County. There is a fish advisory for portions of the Savannah River and Langley Pond.

 

Hunting is a very popular sport in beautiful Aiken County. Several hunt clubs are at your fingertips with more than 22,000 acres of hunting property. You can even take part in the annual deer hunt at the Savannah River site by visiting SRS Deer Hunt. This is a rare chance to get inside the Wildlife Managed Area of Crackerneck to score your lifetime trophy buck!

Please click this link for information on obtaining a Fishing and Hunting License through South Carolina DNR.

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Aiken County Hunting & Sport Shooting

Quail Trough Hunting Preserve

2032 Edgefield Rd, Aiken, SC
803-648-5483 Dennis Willing
Over 500 acres. Oct 1-April 1.

Crackerneck WMA

Open to the public on specific dates only. To learn more information about the lottery hunt, click here.

Contact SC DOR, 803-725-3663, for dates/regulations. This 10,470 acre Wildlife Management Area and Ecological Reserve is owned by US Dept. of Energy. Deer, turkey, waterfowl and small game.

 


Fishing Areas of Aiken County

Ponds and Lakes

Boyd Pond
Boyd Pond340 Boyd Pond Rd, Aiken.
803-642-0314 Email Park Supervisor, Vincent DiPietro
This 30 acre pond with a 300 foot boardwalk is waiting for you to sink a line. A boat ramp is also available to the public free of charge (no gas motors permitted). All SC fishing laws apply to the pond.

Boyd Pond, is a 210 acre Aiken County Park that was the former Savannah River Site's employee recreation facility. It is heavily wooded creating a very cool canopy with four ballfields, two soccer fields, two miles of hiking trails, over 6 miles of mountain bike trails, six shelters, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms in addition to the 30 acre fishing pond. Click here to see an aerial view of the mountain bike trail.


Bird Watchers are a familiar site at this park. Boyd Pond Park offers a free, self-guided program that combines bird-watching and geocaching. While you are searching for a woodpecker or red tailed hawk, you'll also have the opportunity to find other treasures in the form of geocaches. Booklets are available at the park office or by calling 803-642-0314.

Boyd Observatory Programs:  The 1st and 3rd Saturday evening at dark, weather permitting.  Look up and see the world beyond our own.  Visit www.boydobservatory.org for reservations and information. Boyd Observatory offers great FREE programs. Weekend programs are designed to expose young visitors to the basic science of astronomy. Accomodates up to 12 visitors. Reservations are recommended.

For information or online reservations, visit the observatory website at:  www.boydobservatory.org
Open daily from dawn till dusk. Click here for directions.

Langley Pond Park  Closed For Maintenance

803-642-7559 Email PRT Director, Mark van der Linden
Open dawn till dusk and closed for special events. Click here for map and directions.
Burnettown. Take Hwy. 1 (Jefferson Davis Rd.) to Langley Dam Rd. (Intersection of Sudlow Lake Rd./Langley Dam Rd./US 1)
A fantastic fishing area and hard surface ramp are free and open to the public. While you're fishing, the kids can play on the playground at Langley Pond. There's also a concession stand, restrooms, showers, picnic shelter, grills, large sandy beach and two floating docks. In addition to these great amenities, the Historic Horse Creek Water Trail has just opened and the Langley Pond Loop Trail is now open. Click here to find out more information on the activities, events and amenitites at Langley Pond.

Camp Gravatt
Lake Henry and Lake Sylvia may be used by guests of Gravatt for canoeing and swimming by reservation and only with a certified lifeguard. Guests also use these lakes for fishing bream and bass. Additional ponds are tucked away for exploring and fishing. Four activity fields are available for organized and impromptu sports and games.  Guided hikes, scavenger hunt, archery lessons, fishing lessons, and challenge courses are available as well by reservation.

Brick Pond Park

Fishing is allowed in the West Pond of Brick Pond Park with a license from the city of North Augusta. For more information contact Tanya Strickland. The history and restoration of the Brick Ponds are fascinating and can be viewed by clicking this link.

Spann-Hammond Park is located off of Highway 278 on Spann-Hammond Road in the Historical District of Beech Island, South Carolina. Facilities include a small pond with a fishing dock, a walking trail with a boardwalk, a hiking trail, and three handicap accessible covered picnic shelters. In addition, benches and swings are spread throughout the park.

Savannah River

Enjoy the beauty of the Savannah River at four fantastic fishing spots. The river boasts perch, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, redbreast, and bream.
Jackson Landing, Jackson: Take Jackson Rd. to Fisher Rd, then to Landing Rd. Hard surface ramp, handicap accessible dock, fishing area, gravel parking.

Riverview Park Boat Ramp, North Augusta: Hammonds Ferry Rd, Hard surface ramp, dock, paved parking and 2 fishing piers.

Crackerneck WMA Open to the public on specific dates only. Contact SC DOR, 803-725-3663, for dates/regulations. This 10,470 acre Wildlife Management Area and Ecological Reserve is owned by US Dept. of Energy. Deer, turkey, waterfowl and small game.

South Edisto River

This beautiful black river is a winner for bream, largemouth bass, catfish, pinfish, and eel.

Aiken State ParkAiken State Park
1145 State Park Rd, Windsor
Boat rentals: 803-649-2857
3 lakes and the Edisto River await your hook!
Davis Bridge Boat Landing is off SC 4, on Hwy. 22 / Veterans Rd between Salley and White Pond. Small craft access, parking and fishing areas.
Edisto River, Hwy. 21 / Keadles Bridge Boat Ramp is a hard survace, small craft ramp with a gravel parking with 15 spaces. There is also a fishing area along the bank. Ramp is located between Couchton and New Holland.