BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, HORSE CAMPING
Recreation on the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests is as varied as the South Carolina landscape from the mountains to the coast. Click a link to activity of your choice in the left column of this page to explore two forests full of opportunities!
2019 Recreation Fee Increases
We’ll post cautions and weather closures in the conditions report below, but please…
OHV Riders – Call Before You Haul!
Conditions may change quickly! Please check the Call Before You Haul telephone hotline at (803) 561-4025 for the most recent OHV trail closures and openings. Forks Area Trail System for off-road bicycles is also included. The hotline will provide you with the most current updates. Trails are frequently closed after prolonged or heavy rainfall when usage would result in resource damage. Updates are made on weekdays only. It is not updated on weekends or federal holidays. Please note: The date recorded in the hotline trail report reflects the date the trail was opened or closed. The message will remain the same until the open/closed status changes.
Enoree Weekly Rifle Range Cleaning Closures: Indian Creek and Leeds rifle ranges are closed Monday and Thursday 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Philson Crossroads and Fairforest rifle ranges are closed Tuesday and Friday 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Please call the Enoree Ranger District at (803) 276-4810 if you are interested in volunteering to clean up your rifle ranges.
Enoree Seasonal Hunting Camps: Collins Creek, Poulous Loop, Rocky Branch, and the seasonal loop of Sedalia Campground are open September-December for deer season and April for turkey season.
Piedmont OHV Trails Season: Enoree, Cedar Springs, and Parsons Mountain OHV Trails are open from the last Friday of March until the first Monday in January. Wambaw Cycle Trail is open year-round.
Upper Chattooga Season: Boating season on the Upper Chattooga is from December-April on the Upper Chattooga Wild and Scenic River corridor. Paddling is only allowed on this highly technical section of the river on days after flows reach 350 cfs or greater at the USGS Burrells Ford Gauge and only during daylight hours.
Zoom in on the map below to see recreation areas on the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests