Francis Marion National Forest New Mobile App Helps Guide & Educate Visitors

Release Date: May 25, 2021

May 26, 2021—Columbia, SC – The Francis Marion National Forest has partnered with STQRY to launch a mobile app for visitors. The app serves as an information hub where the forest user can find information about the forest on your smartphone.  

To get started, download the National Forest Explorer App from the App Store or Google Play then select the Francis Marion National Forest from the list of national forests. The Francis Marion page may also be accessed at

By downloading the app, additional content such as trail information, recreational opportunities, and visitor center locations offer visitors access to essential visitor information in the event there is no connectivity. This app will help reach new forest users and get real time visitor information to the user.

STQRY, a leader in the mobile tour space for destinations, helped the Francis Marion National Forest launch the app. The forest will continue to use the STQRY app builder to extend the experience with more points of interest and additional wayfinding information.

The app is one of many upcoming forest apps as part of a new mobile program created by the U.S. Forest Service’s National Office in Washington, D.C.  It aims to give each forest the foundation to provide educational mobile tours.

Stay tuned in the future for the release of the Sumter National Forest app. In the meantime, Sumter information is available at our website:  The Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests offer recreational activities as diverse as their terrain--whether you prefer to hike to a mountain waterfall or paddle a low country swamp wilderness.

Download the National Forest Explorer App. Also available as a web app at


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