COVID-19 Impacts

Though many of our campground and developed recreation areas are shut down due to COVID-19 concerns, our more than 630,000 acres of Forests across South Carolina remain open for trail use, biking, fishing, hunting, primitive camping and many other dispersed recreational activities where the public can safely maintain social distancing and enjoy the outdoors. Get a Free Dispersed Camping Permit.

As of June 19, 2020, the following recreation sites have been shut down on the Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19:

  • Forest-wide closures
    • All bathrooms at developed recreation areas are shut down
  • Francis Marion National Forest closures
    • Francis Marion Ranger District
      • Buck Hall Recreation Area (boat ramp is now open; campground and restrooms remain closed)
      • Elmwood Campground
      • Honey Hill Campground
      • Huger Recreation Area
      • Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center
  • Sumter National Forest closures
    • Andrew Pickens Ranger District
    • Enoree Ranger District
      • Collins Creek Seasonal Camp
      • Poulous Loop Seasonal Camp
      • Rocky Branch Seasonal Camp
    • Long Cane Ranger District
      • Parsons Mountain Recreation Area