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If you are interested in learning about the history of the forest, there are interpretive areas, visitor centers, and visitor programs like the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center. Here, you can learn about the history and culture of the Francis Marion National Forest. The events change monthly, so be sure to check out the website link below for more information!

  • Francis Marion National Forest
  • Sumter National Forest
Francis Marion and Sumter National Forest, located in Huger South Carolina,offers camping, biking, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing. boating, tubing and swimming. ATV's are welcome on the OHV riding trail, along with new laws regarding ATV riders.

Francis Marion and Sumter National Forest, offers a website and messaging system that alerts visitors of closures of the park and cancellations of certain activities and parts of the forest.  Most of these are due to weather related conditions, so the department is only looking out for your safety.  You can check the website below for information about this or you can call the hotline in the additional information box.

The forest is named after Francis Marion, a military commander who led soldiers through this part of the country in wars against Native people. Thomas Sumter was a leader of Confederate forces in South Carolina. His name was added to the name of the forest in 1936.

Park Homepage. Accessed February 2, 2014.