Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests

Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests

Address:4931 Broad River Rd
Columbia, SC 29212

Phone:803-561-4000
Fax:803-561-4004
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r8/fms
Size: 629,258 total acres: 370,442 - Sumter NF; 258,816 - Francis Marion NF.
Location:Francis Marion NF is in southeastern South Carolina; Sumter NF is in west-central and northwestern South Carolina. Accessible by US 17, 25, and 176; SC 41, 45, 72, and 107. Nearby cities/towns include Charleston, Edgefield, Moncks Corner, Newberry, Union, and Walhalla.
Facilities:Visitor center (at Francis Marion), 26 campgrounds, dispersed camping, picnic sites, boat ramps, trails (500+ miles), 10 shooting ranges, 10 lookout towers, scenic drives, 5 wilderness areas, archeological sites.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, rafting, swimming, hiking, bird watching, mountain biking, horseback riding, ORV riding.
Special Features:Piedmont and Blue Ridge Mountains; Chattooga River, a nationally designated Wild and Scenic River; 15 waterfalls including King Creek Falls, the forest's tallest at 70 feet; Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, which features a red wolf exhibit; numerous archeological sites; seed orchard.

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