How You Can Help
Conservation of the Jocassee Gorges area depends
on one basic concept: "tread lightly." Restricting human traffic
into and out of the Gorges may become necessary if damage to the natural
resources occurs. Special rules and regulations apply to the Jocassee
Conservation points to remember while visiting the Gorges area include:
- If visiting by car or ATV, travel only on designated roads. Never
blaze your own trail.
- Respect the rights of hikers, hunters, bird-watchers and others to
enjoy their activities undisturbed.
- Educate yourself by obtaining maps and regulations from public
agencies, complying with signs and barriers. Rules and regulations
apply to all users.
- Do not disturb the wildlife.
- Do not pick native wildflowers and other plants.
- Pack out whatever you pack in. Pick up any trash you find while
visiting the Gorges, and dispose of it properly when you leave.
- Leave areas as you would like to find them.
Being environmentally responsible isn't difficult, but
it does involve making a commitment to help preserve the beauty of the
Jocassee Gorges for yourself and generations to follow.
Also, consider a tax-deductible contribution to the Jocassee Gorges Trust
Fund. Send checks to:
Jocassee Gorges Trust Fund
PO Box 167
Columbia, SC 29202