Francis Marion Ranger District


Area Status: Open

The Francis Marion, located in the coastal plain of South Carolina, is bounded to the north by Santee River and to the east by the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. The forest is situated between two major metropolitan areas: Myrtle Beach (30 miles to the north) and historic Charleston (40 miles to the south).

This part of coastal South Carolina is a popular tourist destination, well-known for its freshwater and saltwater recreational opportunities, golf and tennis, beautiful coastal scenery and historical landmarks dating from prehistoric times through the Revolutionary and Civil War eras.

The forest offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities ranging from hiking, biking, motorcycle and canoe trails to rifle ranges and a boat launch on the intracoastal waterway.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Myrtle Beach (30 miles to the north) and historic Charleston (40 miles to the south).
Information Center: Primitive camping is allowed on the Francis Marion Ranger District, but a primitive camping permit is required. Permits are available at the district offices free of charge.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

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RV Camping

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Dispersed Camping

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Dispersed camping is allowed on the Francis Marion Ranger District, but a dispersed camping permit is required. Permits are available at the district office free of charge.

Horse Camping

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Horse Riding

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Big Game Hunting

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Game Bird/Waterfowl

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Target Shooting

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Boating - Motorized

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Boating - Non-Motorized

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Recreation Areas

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
33.149

  Longitude : 
-79.703