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 October 13, 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
    • Many bathrooms across the forest are closed; certain bathroom facilities have been reopened on open campgrounds in the Andrew Pickens, Enoree, and Long Cane Ranger Districts.
  • Francis Marion National Forest closures
    • Francis Marion Ranger District
      • Huger Recreation Area
      • Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center
  • Sumter National Forest closures
    • Andrew Pickens Ranger District
    • Enoree Ranger District
      • Poulous Loop Seasonal Camp
    • Long Cane Ranger District