Francis Marion National Forest Guide

Named for an American revolutionary war hero, the Francis Marion National Forest is located north of Charleston, South Carolina. Established in 1936, it is a subtropical coniferous forest that was devastated by Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Most of the trees there today have grown since then. Visitors can enjoy hiking, boating, horseback riding, mountain biking, and target shooting at the rifle range. There is also an off-road trail for ATVs and motorcycles. 

Where to Camp

Camping in Francis Marion National Forest

With an RV, you can enjoy all the comforts of home while experiencing the joys of the wilderness. You can choose to stay at one of the campsites in Francis Marion National Forest or consider some of the other RV parks in the area. RVshare will help you find the perfect camper for your family. 

Shape Hiking Trails

Francis Marion National Forest Hiking Trails

From easy, short trails for the whole family to miles-long multi-day trips, Francis Marion National Forest has something for everyone.

Things to Do

Activities in Francis Marion National Forest

The Francis Marion National Forest's longleaf pine ecosystem is recognized by the American Longleaf Restoration Initiative as having the highest biodiversity of plant life outside of the tropics. There are up to 140 plant species per 1000 square meters in this area. Visitors can see everything from carnivorous pitcher plants to orchids. Other popular activities in the Francis Marion National Forest include hiking, shooting, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, and off-roading. There are several trails where ATVs and off-road motorcycles are allowed. 

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How to get to Francis Marion National Forest

Address: 2967 Steed Creek Rd, Huger, SC 29450

Fee: Entry fee $3

The Francis Marion National Forest is a beautiful wilderness area in the South Carolina low country. It has some of the greatest diversity of plant life in the world outside of the tropics and is a great place for bird watching and fishing. There are many beautiful waterfalls in the area, along with a variety of historical sites. For those who crave high-adrenaline adventures, the Francis Marion National Forest has ATV and off-road motorcycle trails. Your RV gives you a comfortable and convenient way to enjoy all that this park and the surrounding region has to offer.